Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 20, 2021

You’re probably looking forward to the warmer summer days after the chilly season in Florida. Your AC is running without problems, but you may be wondering whether you should turn off the heating system. In this article, we will explore the merits and demerits of turning off your gas furnace. Why You Should Turn Off a Gas Furnace in the Summer If you have an older furnace model, it will have a light blue fire known as a pilot light. The purpose of the flame is to ignite the gas coming from the burner into the

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 14, 2021

The popularity of indoor air quality solutions continues to gain attention. There are several studies that have highlighted the importance of air quality on people’s health and overall well-being. There are now websites and apps that show the quality of the air in your city, and there are also devices that can show the air quality in your home. As people have become more conscious of indoor air quality, the range of air purifiers and indoor air quality solutions available has increased. One of the technologies used for indoor air quality products is ultraviolet (UV) light,

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered what nifty tips and tricks you can implement at home to save on energy consumption and to lower costs? One way you can help is by cleaning the air filter of your AC as often as possible. Every air conditioning unit comes with an air filter inside. After some time, it can affect how your AC unit works if it’s not maintained. Not only does the ignored AC increase your monthly bills as the unit struggles to function, but you also end up breathing unclean air all day because the air filter

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 18, 2021

In recent years, ductless mini-split systems have become increasingly popular with homeowners. They are more versatile and energy-efficient than most conventional systems. Why are they so efficient and compact? Here is an outline of how the ductless mini-split system works. How Mini-Split Ductless Systems Work A ductless mini-split unit has a condenser unit and one or more air handlers. A conduit with an electrical connection and a refrigerant line runs between the indoor and outdoor units. The conduit carrying the refrigerant coil typically requires a 3-inch hole through the wall. When warm air

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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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