How Can I Make My Windows More Energy Efficient?

February 20, 2021

Windows significantly affect your home’s efficiency, mainly for people living in areas that require continuous air conditioning during summer and heating in winter. They easily let air seep out or in the house, so your HVAC unit will have to run longer to attain the desired temperature. You can manage energy loss through windows repairs, timely replacements, and making other simple adjustments. While looking for a permanent solution, double glazing is the ultimate option, but it’s quite expensive. Still, there are other inexpensive alternatives that you can consider if you live in

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Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

February 12, 2021

While there’s no denying that you need air to breathe and stay alive, air can also turn out to be very poisonous. Many people have the misconception that staying indoors protects them from air pollution. But that’s not the case all the time because sometimes the outdoor air is safer than the indoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency admits that the indoor spaces are sometimes more polluted than the outdoor areas. But how do you know if the indoor air is not safe for you and your family? Here are some signs of poor indoor air

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How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

January 10, 2021

Your Jacksonville, FL, home’s heating and cooling system works year-round to keep your home comfortable. Every time it performs a heating or cooling cycle, air is blown through the filter. The filter traps little particles from your home’s air, such as dust, dander, and pollen. After a few months of use, the air filter’s pores get full. A clogged filter interferes with the proper functioning of your heating and cooling system, so it’s important to know when to change it. Follow these tips on how often to change your air filter so that you can enjoy a comfortable home with

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How Do Heat Pumps Work?

January 10, 2021

If you own a heat pump for your home or building, then trying to learn the basics of how they work becomes a necessity. Don’t get us wrong, you could always hire us for help. But since it’s a device you plan to use with the changing weather, it’s still wise to decipher how heat pumps work. Yet, learning how a heat pump works is not that complicated, and all it takes is to start with the basics. Heat Pump Basics Simply put, a heat pump guarantees you an all-in-one device that acts as a

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Should I Cover My Outdoor Unit During Colder Months?

December 18, 2020

If you’re like most people, you must be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner always stays in good shape. As the cold season sets in, you may often wonder whether you need to cover your air conditioner to protect it from the harsh weather conditions. Unfortunately, HVAC experts never seem to have a straight answer as to whether it’s necessary to cover outdoor air conditioner units. However, there are pros and cons of covering your unit. Read on to determine the best course of action. You must have seen air conditioner covers being

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5 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Heating System

December 10, 2020

When your HVAC system is approaching the end of its lifespan, you may have to deal with a lot of issues. An energy-efficient system can prevent losses in terms of utility bills and frequent repairs. Besides power consumption and repairs, an energy-efficient system has several benefits for your home’s comfort and safety. Here are the top five benefits of installing an energy-efficient HVAC. Save on Utility Bills How can you determine your furnace’s energy efficiency? One of the most common industry standards is AFUE. It stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency and measures the percentage of

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A Guide to Duct Sealing From the Inside

November 10, 2020

Over time, your ductwork can develop creases and leaks that let out cold air. This can cause several problems, such as extra humidity in your ducts and higher energy costs. Because these leaks are hard to see, being proactive is one of the best ways to avoid more serious issues down the line. Is your ductwork too old? Have you noticed a spike in your energy bills? If so, this might be the time to seal things up. With the rising cost of energy today, most homeowners look for innovative ways to save their money. Thanks to

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Can you do Zoning with Smart Thermostats?

October 20, 2020

We live in an era of smart and AI-based applications and advancements. From smart TVs to smart refrigerators, every aspect of our lives is on the verge of evolution. HVAC systems are a part of this evolution, and zoning is one of the best ways to use AI-based decisions inside your home. How Does Zoning Help Homeowners? Zoning can help you cut down on your utility costs and help with minimizing energy usage and your carbon footprint on the environment by controlling the temperatures dynamically. Suppose you had to be in the kitchen every morning to

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

October 10, 2020

Air conditioners are typically the biggest users of power in the home, so it is no surprise that many people shut off their system to save electricity. However, there is a lot of confusion about whether or not this is actually a good idea. Is it a better idea to leave your AC on or off when you leave home? Here’s what you need to know. Does It Use Less Money to Turn Your AC Off? First of all, it is important to dispel the myth that your AC will have to work so hard

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Suffering from High Cooling Bills? Here’s Why

September 23, 2020

An air conditioning bill that simply seems too high can be very confounding. Some homeowners experience sudden spikes in their costs whiles others are surprised to learn that their neighbors have been paying a lot less than them. For both of these cases, let us explore the possible causes of excessive energy usage and what you can do to lower that bill. Deteriorating, Damaged or Insufficient Insulation One of the most prevalent issues among homeowners who pay more than their neighbors is inadequate insulation. This is especially common with older homes. You may simply have insulation

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