What Is A Home Energy Test?
Chances are you have heard of home energy testing but may wonder, “what is a home energy test” and whether it makes sense for you to schedule one for your home. Florida homeowners certainly want their homes to be as efficient as possible especially in the hot, humid climate in which we live. The Florida weather means that your air conditioner will work harder than those in other parts of the country and because of that you will want to make certain your home is as energy efficeint as possible. You will also want to make certain your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency before summer returns.
Scheduling a professional energy audit and evaluation is a way to help determine if your house is as efficient as possible. This means, for example, that your home doesn’t have any “leaks” from which the air you’re cooling is escaping or that outside air is making its way into your home.
Look for an energy evaluation professional who is trained in energy audits. The professionals at Symbiont services have many years experience performing energy audits and assessments for Florida homeowners. After the energy evaluator visits your home and performs the energy evaluation test, he or she will offer you a document that will highlight any areas of concern.
An energy evaluation test includes:
- A thermographic scanning. This scan shows differences in temperatures within the home and also shows where cooled air is seeping out of the home. The thermographic scanning also highlights where there isn’t enough insulation in the home or where insulation may be improperly installed. The test will highlight “spot leaks” and areas of infiltration. You should receive a document that highlights these areas with colored areas.
- A blower door test will likely be performed. With this test, a fan will be attached to an exterior door frame of your house. The fan will draw the air out of the house and lowers the air pressure inside. Because air will try to enter the house to equalize the internal pressure, the blower door test allows the auditor to track areas where air is coming into the home. This test will detect unsealed openings (like around window or door frames) or cracks in the walls or foundation.
Contact Symbiont Service to answer any questions you have about energy audits and to schedule yours. At Symbiont Services we want to educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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Benefits Of An Air Conditioner Inspection
Summer may be a distant memory, but as anyone who lives in Florida knows, it will be back and you will want to be certain your home is going to be cool throughout the heat and humidity of a Florida summer. The benefits of an air conditioner inspection are many and there is no reason not to schedule one right now. Scheduling an air conditioner inspection with the professionals from Symbiont Service Corp means you can get on their calendar now, have the unit inspected and have no worries when summer makes its way back into the area. Read More
Energy savings is part of what the geothermal professionals at Symbiont Service Corp have focused on and worked with customers to achieve. Symbiont Service Corp professionals work offer energy saving tips for homeowners based on federal Energy Star information.
Energy Saving Tips For Homeowners Read More
How To Benefit From Solar Power
The sun shines so brightly and so frequently in Florida that it makes sense to consider solar power, right? If you’re wondering how to benefit from solar power, know that becoming ecologically aware is a hot topic for many swimming pool owners. Homeowners who run air conditioners in Florida (and any part of the country) also understand the benefits of solar technology for both heating and cooling.
There are solar energy-assisted air conditioners on the market for residential homeowners and the geothermal energy professionals from Symbiont Services Corp are your go-to source for this innovative technology.
What is a solar energy-assisted air conditioner?
These units employ a combination of solar power cells and traditional electricity to operate the air conditioning unit. When the sun is shining the solar power cells are charged and will then power the unit to cool your house. When the sun isn’t shining, or when the solar energy cells need to recharge, the unit switches back to traditional electricity to do the job. Many homeowners see a drastic decrease in home utility bills for cooling when using solar energy-assisted air conditioners.
You may not even have to replace your existing air conditioner in order to take advantage of solar energy assisted technologies. In many cases the specialized solar panels can be linked to your existing unit. You’ll find these units are less costly than whole-house air conditioning replacements. Solar energy-assisted air conditioners are quiet, reliable and as efficient as traditional electricity to cool your home. Read More
The Benefits Of GeoThermal Energy
At Symbiont Service Corp we certainly understand the benefits of GeoThermal Energy and we get asked by potential customers all of the time to explain the benefits so they can make an informed decision on heating and cooling for their swimming pool water. Geothermal systems are considered to be the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heat pumps on the market today. Geothermal technology also provides years of reliable safe comfort.
The benefits of geothermal energy include:
- Quiet operation. There are no noisy units that will disturb the enjoyment you take out of your outside environment. Your neighbors will thank you!
- Geothermal is more efficient than ordinary heating and air conditioning units because the systems deliver more energy than they use.
- A geothermal system will offer a more precise distribution of cooled or heated air, year round. You will not have to deal with hot spots and cold spots and this is important for both pool owners and homeowners in Florida.
- Geothermal technology is more reliable than most air conditioning units and heat pumps. Geothermal typically require less maintenance than other heating and cooling units.
- Environmentally friendly systems. The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency note that geothermal is the most “environmentally-friendly way to heat and cool your home” or your swimming pool or both! Geothermal systems don’t emit carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that are considered contributors to environmental air pollution.
If you’re in the process of a swimming pool upgrade or renovation and want to install a system that can both heat and cool your swimming pool water, give our geothermal system installation professionals a call for more information.
Origins Of Symbiont Service And Its Geothermal Heating Device
The origins of Symbiont and its geothermal heating device began when Sandy King, now owner and president of Symbiont Service Corp was in college pursuing an oceanographic engineering degree.
The first symbiont was build in 1983 by Sandy, with help from her father, Roy King founder of Symbiont Service Corp. “I needed a project for my degree and wanted to investigate geothermal state-of-the-art pool heating methods,” Sandy said.
“In 1983, as part of my project I built a prototype meter and used an aquaculture tank filled with tilapia.” Read More
What Is Geothermal Pool Heating? CEU Course. Call us to schedule your on-site CEU session
Licensed Condominium Association Managers are required to take continuing education if they manage a condo in the State of Florida. Part of the credit they need to take is an elective on operational or facilities operations. Sandy King, who has 32-years of experience in teaching and in pool heating is an in-demand educator who will travel to your location to provide courses that qualify for continuing education credits for CAMs.
“We can go to your site or we can teach a group at a trade show,” she says. “There are times I’ve been invited into a management office to speak to multiple managers.”
Why hire Sandy and Symbiont Service Corp to provide your CEU training?
Sandy is a state-licensed contractor for air conditioning. She also is required to take continuing education courses every two years – 14 hours. Sandy and Symbiont Service Corp. completed the state-required paperwork to become a licensed provider of CEUs. “I wrote courses once I received my CEU provider number.” Sandy and Symbiont Service Corp can write and add new classes. “If we discover a need in the market and if we have the experience and knowledge to fill it, we will add more classes.” Read More
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Efficient Ways To Heat Your Swimming Pool: Tips from Symbiont Service Geo Thermal Professionals
You’re looking forward to a swim either before or after work, but the idea of stepping to chilly water isn’t your idea of a relaxing way to get in a quick cardiovascular workout, right? The geo thermal professionals from Symbiont Service explain there are efficient ways to heat your swimming pool water year round without breaking the bank. Using geothermal heating provides pool owners a way to efficiently and effectively heat the pool water while cutting energy and utility bill costs by close to 80 percent.
Geothermal heating generates savings because it uses ambient energy present in the environment, rather than having to create energy.
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A/C Zoning Systems Enhance Comfort, Symbiont Service professionals explain
With autumn in the air, you may not be thinking of upgrading your air conditioner, but upgrading now, at the end of the heating season might just be the ideal time. Starting your air conditioner upgrade now means that when summer 2017 rolls around, your home will be comfortable. When you’re talking with your Symbiont Service geothermal and air conditioner professional ask about how A/C zoning systems will enhance comfort throughout your home.
To ensure you’re making the best use of your air conditioning unit, having zoned temperature control provides flexibility in the customization of climate control for each separate room — or zone — in your home. With zoning systems in place, your family will never have the complaint that “this room is too cold” or “this room is too hot” because all of the rooms will be “just right!” Read More