How To Be Energy Efficient And Save Money

Energy efficient and money-saving — those are concepts that home- and business owners in Englewood, Florida are striving for. Have you ever wondered how to be energy efficient and save money on your heating and cooling bills? If you want your home cooled in the summer and heated in the winter in an energy efficient manner, talk with the geothermal professionals from Symbiont Service Corp to uncover ways to achieve both.

energy efficiency and money savingGeothermal air conditioning systems provide lower operational and maintenance costs than other systems. When you install a geothermal sysem, the geothermal heat pump taps into the naturally cooler underground temperatures to cool your home or office space. The underground temperatures, in Florida, range from 45 to 70 degrees year-round.

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Is Your Attic Insulation Sufficient?

Is the heated and cooled air in your home going right out through the roof? In many cases it is! If you have never wondered, “Is your attic insulation sufficient?” you may be paying for heated and cooled air for which you’re gaining no benefit. The reason for this is that in many Florida homes, the most neglected area is the attic. The home’s attic is an area that needs to be inspected when a service contractor is doing a heating and cooling audit.

is attic insulation sufficient?Many homes lose up to 25% of heated and cooled air through the roof simply because the attic insulation is not sufficient. When you consider that the cost of heating and cooling your home can account for up to 70% of all of the utility bills for the home you can see how substantial this can be and the bite it can take out of your family’s budget.

When you have the attic properly insulated and ventilated you can save money in both your utility bills and by being able to extend the life of your heating and cooling system simply because it will be running more efficiently.

The attic in a Florida home is usually small, but that doesn’t mean it can be neglected when you’re putting in a new heating or cooling system or when you’re having your current unit serviced. Did you know that in an attic in Florida that is improperly insulated the temperature can soar as high as 150 degrees? This heated air will travel into your home’s living areas and will make your air conditioner work harder and for more hours of the day to keep your home comfortably cool.

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Help the Environment and Your Wallet By Using the Symbiont GeoThermal Heating System

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Why would you want to switch from a conventional pool heater to a GeoThermal heating system? There are many reasons to consider.

We recommend that you compare them based on their:

  • Performance. If you had a pool, wouldn’t you want to swim in it year-round?
  • Efficiency. You should want the operating cost to be as low as possible, which will give you the best return on investment.
  • Life expectancy. How often do you have to replace the equipment?
  • Reliability. Does it work when you need it?
  • Environmental impact. You want a green product with no negative environmental impact.
  • Life cycle costs. All of the above factors will determine the overall cost of having a pool, which you obviously want to be as affordable as possible.

There are even more factors to compare than what I’ve provided here, but these are the ones that should be top-of-mind to you, the consumer.

To clarify the comparison, when we say “conventional pool heaters,” we’re talking about three types:

  • Fossil fuel heaters: gas and propane. Because these heaters burn fossil fuels, they are far from environmentally friendly, especially when it’s cold out, since they have to burn even more fuel to compensate. This becomes very costly.
  • Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the air, but when the air is the coldest, that is when you need the heat the most.
  • Solar panels are powered by the sun, so when the sun is obscured or at night, a solar system can’t be relied upon. For this type of system, a backup heater is required.

With a properly sized Symbiont GeoThermal pool heating system, you have no need for a backup system of any kind—the system will do the job on its own.

The Symbiont heats a pool like a gas heater, but at a fraction of the cost. It doesn’t depend on the sun shining, and even when the air is cold, it continues to produce heat. Symbiont pool heaters are able to maintain your desired pool temperature year-round, whether you need to heat or cool the water. They are green, environmentally friendly products that are quiet, safe, and built to last right here in the US.

It is the most efficient pool heater available and has the lowest operating cost of any pool on the market. The Symbiont’s life expectancy is twice that of an air source heat pump and three times that of a gas heater.

When considering the low operating cost and the long life expectancy, the Symbiont system has the lowest life cycle cost. The return on investment makes your purchase worthwhile.

When you purchase the Symbiont GeoThermal pool heating and cooling system, it is the start of a long-term, symbiotic relationship with us here at Symbiont Service. We sell, install, provide warranties for, and maintain your system for life.

If you have any further questions about our GeoThermal pool heating system, feel free to reach out to us. If I select your question to make a video, I will send you a $25 gift card. I hope you have a great day!

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Reasons To Consider GeoThermal

Have you ever wondered what the reasons to consider geothermal might be? Can a geothermal system replace your conventional heat pump or air conditioner? The answer is, “yes.” There are myriad benefits to making a switch to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your Florida home, business, hotel, apartment complex and community pool.benefits of geothermal

Reasons To Consider GeoThermal

GeoThermal is environmentally-friendly. Many individuals that we work with value that aspect. Because geothermal heating and cooling pulls its “power” directly from the heat of the earth it is not impacting fossil fuels. When you use geothermal for heating and cooling you are not burning fossil fuels that you normally would to generate electricity or produce heat. Geothermal doesn’t emit carbon dioxide so you, your family and your business will reduce its carbon footprint. Read More »

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Are Heat Pumps Energy Efficient?

When you live in Englewood, Florida and have a swimming pool there, the heat to warm the pool water is plentiful and, best of all, free! Florida swimming pool owners benefit from the heat of the day even on days when it’s cool because the air will still retain ambient heat. The ambient heat can be converted to more than 100,000 BTUs to effectively heat your pool water when you use an air-source heat pump system.

Are Heat Pumps Energy Efficient?How do heat pumps work? 

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Is It Time To Upgrade Your Heating & Cooling Systems?

Now that 2017 is wrapping up and 2018 is fast approaching you may be wondering, “is it time to upgrade your heating & cooling systems?” It is a personal decision as well as an economical one. Whether you’re finding that your heating and cooling bills have risen in the past season or if you can “just tell” that it’s not working as efficiently as it should, it might be time to call in a #geothermal professional to provide a complementary on-site inspection of your heating and cooling systems and give you insight as to the benefits and potential cost savings of upgrading to more energy efficient equipment and upgrading the heating and cooling systems to geothermal.

The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency founded the Energy Star program in the 1990s as a way to protect the environment and reduce energy usage. They did this by having bright blue Energy Star labels placed on consumer products that met the strict energy guidelines the agency set forth.  Consumers could tell, at a glance, whether the product they were going to buy were energy efficient.tips for upgrading heating and cooling Read More »

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Happy Holidays From Our Symbiont Family

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Thank you for a great year. We appreciate all of your business and support. Without you, 2017 wouldn’t have been the success that it was. We hope you’ll let us continue working with you in the new year. From our family to yours, happy holidays. To hear our full holiday message, watch this short video.

From our family to yours, happy holidays!

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How Do GeoThermal Heat Pumps Work?

Did you know that GeoThermal heat pump systems have been used since the 1940s? They use 25-50% less electricity than standard systems and are environmentally friendly. If you need a heat pump for your commercial swimming pool, making a switch to a geothermal system will help your organization reap rewards on lowered utility bills.

An air-source heater is the most common type used to heat swimming pools and close to 50% more energy to perform the same heating task as a geothermal heat pump. Additionally, a geothermal heat pump has fewer moving parts and because the pumps are housed indoors, they are more durable, last longer and pay for themselves.

How Do GeoThermal Heat Pumps Work?

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Get To Know The Symbiont Service Team: Troy Conner

Troy Conner has been with Symbiont Service for a little more than one year. In his role as New Business Development and an Energy Consultant his territory encompasses Southwest and Southeast Florida.

When asked why he enjoyed working with the GeoThermal team at Symbiont Service Troy said, “Symbiont represents a product that is very ecologically-friendly and I really like that,” he said. “It is also a service that is needed in Florida.” Why it’s needed is because, “So many people are interested in being environmentally- and economically friendly and using geothermal to heat the pool year-round is great way for both the people who want to use the pool, the organization that owns the pool because it’s better for their energy bills and for the environment.”

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Are You Interested in Being a Service Technician at Symbiont Service?

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The Florida economy is growing, especially in new construction, and Symbiont Service is growing too.

We service the entire state of Florida for GeoThermal pool heating, and we’re hiring service technicians for both the East and West coasts of Florida.

What makes a good candidate for this position? We’ve found that heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians have the best skill sets for this position, and can be easily trained to work on our pool heating systems.

“Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians have the best skill sets for this position.”

Truth be told, there isn’t that much difference between an air conditioning system and a GeoThermal pool heating system, and the differences that do exist are easy to transition from with our training. It usually takes us no more than two to three weeks of training before our new service technicians are out making their own service calls.

At Symbiont Service, we have an exceptional benefits package, and one of our core values is to take care of our employees. In 2011, we won one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Winning Workplace awards.

If you would like to consider a career at our Symbiont work family, just download an application here on our website. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you.

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