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  • Beyond the Google search: Finding a great HVAC company

    Beyond the Google search: Finding a great HVAC company

    How to find a good HVAC contractor Your air conditioner is broken. You’re hot and aggravated. The last thing you want is to do a random Google search for “air conditioner repair near me.” How can you really know if they’re any good? And more importantly, can you safely allow them in your home or office? Here are a few tips for finding a reputable HVAC contractor: 1. Ask around Really. That’s our number one tip. If you hear from 3 different people that they loved a certain A/C company, that company probably a safe bet. Friends or family in the repair and construction industry are a good source as well. Some other great places to ask are ....

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  • Is the pollen driving you crazy too?

    Is the pollen driving you crazy too?

    If you've moved to Florida from the north, you may regret leaving your snow shovel behind... not for the snow, but for the pollen! It doesn't take but a step out the front door to see the "blizzard" of pollen taking over our driveways and vehicles. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, we don't have to tell you that the pollen doesn't keep to the outside. And that is why we're here with some tips to deal with allergens inside your home. 1. Use your air conditioner to its fullest potential Even when the temps are nice, we recommend that you keep your windows and doors closed and turn on your A/C unit. This helps to recirculate the air inside the home. But to really prevent the pollen ....

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  • Squeaks, whistling, and grinding… what your heat pump is trying to tell you

    Squeaks, whistling, and grinding… what your heat pump is trying to tell you

    Let’s be honest… most of us are pretty unfamiliar with how our home’s HVAC system works and even fewer of us feel capable of fixing them ourselves. So it makes sense that sounds of grinding, whistling, or vibrating from our unit can easily send us into a panic. But don’t worry. These noises can actually tell you quite a bit about what is happening inside your system. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers concerning heat pumps: Q: Why is my heat pump making noise? A: A heat pump does make some sort of noise while operating and it is considered normal. However, if you hear any strange noises while the heat pump is running, then it ....

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  • 4 Tips for Setting Up Your Commercial Kitchen

    4 Tips for Setting Up Your Commercial Kitchen

    You've been on a culinary journey for even longer than you realize. Whether it started in grandma's kitchen or over a hot plate in your dorm room, the spark was lit and your path toward opening a restaurant began. You've struggled, saved, and dreamed and now it's time. Time to build your first commercial kitchen. But it can be an overwhelming process. From health codes to energy efficiency, there is so much to consider. Thanks to our experience repairing refrigeration in kitchens across the area, we've compiled a list of tips for you to consider as you design your kitchen. Consider much food will you store at once Will you keep just enough fresh ingredients for one day and ....

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  • Go green in the New Year!

    Go green in the New Year!

    Did you know that your air and heating system account for about 17% of your total energy usage? (Source: EIA ) So if you're looking to make your home more energy efficient in the New Year, you should start with your HVAC system. So you're saying I have to buy a new unit right? Not necessarily. First, we suggest you address these issues: 1. Heating and cooling an empty house Even though programmable thermostats have been around for a while, we find that many customers still don't have one, or they don't efficiently use the one they have. If you need one, we can easily install one for you. Once you're ready, just five minutes of time could substantially reduce your energy usage. Think ....

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  • 8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

    8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

    8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill There seem to be two types of people in Florida… those who are giddy at the idea of needing to turn on the heater and the others who would be happy to run the A/C all year long. No matter which group you fall into, the fact is that you will, in fact, need to turn on your heater soon. Unfortunately, heating a home in Flordia can be more costly than cooling it, so we’ve put together a list of simple ways to maintain energy efficiency during the colder months. Switch to a programmable thermostat Is your home routinely empty for hours at a time? Can you tolerate a bit cooler temps when you’re in bed? If so, a ....

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  • Tips to reduce home allergens

    Tips to reduce home allergens
    A house is supposed to be the safest and comfortable place to be but you might be wrong if you are constantly having allergies and suffer from asthma or hay fever. Most of the times, it's from your home that you contract these allergies. Dust and debris are the main culprits of indoor allergies. There are many common types of allergens. These include: 1.Mold:
    Molds are basically fungi. The seeds or spores travel through the air and inhaling these spores causes an allergic reaction in some people. Indoor fungi grow in damp areas often in bathroom, kitchen and basement. Prevention tips:

    Use Central Air Conditioning system with a certified allergy ....

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  • R-22 Systems are about to become illegal and effect Homeowners in a big way

    R-22 Systems are about to become illegal and affect Homeowners in a big way. Some systems built before April 2009 have the refrigerant R-22 in them. Some homeowners have been avoiding the cost of replacing their systems to see if they can get by this summer before having to bite the bullet and Invest in a new system. Some deciding factors could be either the cost of the replacement and what’s the actual deadline R22 will become illegal in the US on 01/01/2020
    According to the US EPA, R22 refrigerant will become illegal in the United States on January 1, 2020. This means that it will no longer be produced in the US or imported. After this date it will become much more difficult ....

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  • All you need to know about a programmable thermostat

    A programmable thermostat keeps your home at a comfortable temperature according to a schedule that you set. Unlike non programmable basic thermostat, you don’t have to remember to set the temperature for day and night everyday. Programmable thermostat, also known as clock or setback thermostats, can help you in saving energy consumption and reducing your heating and cooling bill if used properly. Let’s take a look at the features and advantages of a programmable thermostat. Then we will also give you an idea of which type of thermostat to choose based on your schedule. As mentioned earlier, correct usage of a programmable thermostat will definitely save energy. Keeping your ....

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  • 7 ways to lower AC costs this summer

    Summers in Florida are long , hot and humid accompanied by daily thunderstorms. The temperature ranges from a minimum of 23 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees celsius, July being the hottest month of the year. Based on information from the U.S. EIA (Energy Information Administration), residents pay an average monthly electricity bill of $126.44 which is about 13% higher than the national average. So here are 7 ways to maximize energy efficiency and to lower your AC costs. 1.Ceiling fan A ceiling fan is definitely not an alternative to an Air Conditioning system. But it does circulate air and helps to reduce temperature to up to 4 degrees cooler. Make sure the blades of the fan is clean and ....

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