Energy Efficiency

3 Air Conditioning Myths

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August and September are two of Florida’s hottest months. With temperatures still peaking, now is a good time to expose the top three myths about your air conditioning system’s cooling abilities. AC Myth 1: AC systems only cool the air. Not true! Air conditioners condition the air. This means they cool the air and remove excess…

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5 Tips to Cool Summer Utility Bills

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Summer in Sarasota and Manatee means running the AC 24/7 for most of us, but it’s not the air conditioning system alone that pumps up utility bills. Fortunately there are a number of ways to curb expenses and still stay cool all summer long. Cover up: A simple and decorative way to help cool your…

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DIY Energy Saving Tips for Earth Day

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With Earth Day fast approaching (April 21) you may be wondering what you can do to have a more positive impact on the environment. Getting your air conditioning system to run more efficiently probably isn’t the first thing you think of, but it is a great way to help reduce your carbon footprint. It may…

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Air Conditioning Spending & Saving Statistics

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Energy Spending per Year $2,000 – The average amount spend on energy per U.S. household. $1,100  – The average amount spent on heating and cooling per U.S. household Energy Lost Per Year 30% – Lower efficiency with improper HVAC appliance installation 20% – Lower efficiency with improper refrigerant levels 20% – Loss of air through poorly…

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Clean & Green AC for the New Year

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New Year’s resolutions are usually about improving one’s life: lose weight, exercise, have more fun, earn more money and so on. But what if this New Year we also resolve to be more environmentally careful? In other words, to be more clean & green. We can start by looking to reduce the carbon footprint of…

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Tips to Stay Warm and Save Money in Winter

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Although it is rare to have extremely cold weather here in the Sunshine State, that’s no excuse for the fact that many heating systems used in Florida homes are inefficient and costly to operate. In fact, strip or electric resistance-based heating uses two to three times more energy than air conditioning, according to Florida Power…

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The Dirty Truth About AC Systems

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Most Air Conditioning System Problems are Caused by Dust and Dirt A little-known, but important fact, is that nine out of ten air conditioning system failures are caused by dirt and dust. A dirty system also makes problems for people and houses. Here are some additional facts you will want to know: It Doesn’t Take Much:…

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It’s Cool—The Future of Air Conditioning

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Did you know that the first modern air conditioning unit was invented in 1902 and then it took 20 years, to the 1930s, for the technology to be able to cool places like movie theaters and hotels. It took another 20 years, to the 1950s, before residential air conditioning systems became commonplace. Air conditioning technology…

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HVAC Maintenance Contracts Make Great Holiday Gifts

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Looking for that perfect ‘out of the box’ holiday gift? Consider an air conditioning maintenance agreement with a trusted, local HVAC pro. While it may seem like an odd choice at first it is actually a great gift for family members, like older folks or parents of young children, who might neglect to schedule preventive…

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New Energy Guidelines for Heating & Cooling Systems

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What Do New Energy Compliance Standards Mean for You? New energy compliance guidelines for the heating and cooling industry – described as “the largest energy-saving standards” in history – start to transition into effect this year. Enacted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) these new guidelines, while set to be implemented over the next…

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4 Tips To Optimize Your AC Investment

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Routine inspections of your AC system, by a licensed professional, are extremely important to ensure its efficiency. However, properly caring for your AC in between visits will help you maintain a more cost and energy-efficient system. Here are 4 pro tips to follow: Change your AC filter monthly It takes only about 5 minutes to…

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Optimum Health for Your AC System

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Tune-ups Enhance Your Air Conditioning System’s Health Just as we need to boost our fitness by paying attention to nutrition, exercise, rest and other wellness factors, our air conditioning system also needs to be properly maintained to gain optimal performance. Regularly timed tune-ups can go a long way to ensuring the health of your Air…

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Should Your Home Get Zoned Out?

Mini Split Air Conditioning

Do you have a room in your house that runs too hot or too cold? Or, is one family member always freezing when another is burning up? AC Zoning systems allow you to accommodate these different comfort needs, while also helping you save energy. What is AC Zoning? A zoning system is a supplemental system…

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Energy and $$$ Saving Tips for Summer

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Do you suffer from sticker shock when you get your monthly electric bill – especially knowing that your HVAC system makes up 54% of the cost? Yes, your Air Conditioner can really cost you. If the idea of saving money by saving energy sparks your interest, read on to learn six simple ways to do…

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Your Air Conditioning By The Numbers | Some Interesting Stats

Specifics about costs, energy consumption and the efficiency of your AC system Sometimes you just want the numbers. Well, here they are: On Air Conditioning Energy Costs 54% – Of home energy costs are related to heating and cooling equipment. 20% – Of home energy costs are related to heating hot water. 75% – Of…

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