Is Your Solar System Working?

Is Your Solar System Working?  That may sound like an odd question, right? If the sun is shining, it’s probably working? In a

is your solar system working properly

sense, yes but the solar system and geothermal professionals from Symbiont Service Corp know there is more to a properly working solar system than that.

How can you tell if your solar system is operating at its optimal efficiency and effectiveness? Schedule an inspection of the system to assure your system is still saving you money, helping the environment and operating effectively.

Is Your Solar System Working?

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Seeking Energy Efficiency? Geothermal Is Key

If you’re seeking energy efficiency, geothermal is key for homeowners in the Englewood, Florida area.

What is geothermal technology?

It’s been around since the mid-1850s, and has been available commercially for use in homes and businesses since the 1940s. The geothermal professionals from Symbiont Service Corp say there are more than one million units in use today. Geothermal heat pump technology has been proven to be among the most energy-efficient and reliable HVAC systems on the market today. Read More »

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Planned Landscaping Helps With Heating And Cooling Costs

Planned Landscpaing Helps With Heating And Cooling Costs. How can you lower your utility bills — both heating and cooling — and add beauty and curb appeal to you home? Through planned landscaping! You can turn to your local garden center, your own green thumb and Mother Nature to help cut back on the utility bills for heating and cooling your Florida home. Working with a landscaper who understands how natural insulation such as plants and soil can work as natural insulation can really have an impact on the energy costs you and your family pay. Read More »

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Save Money On Home Energy Costs

Saving money is something that every homeowner and swimming pool owner we talk to mentions as a number one priority. When our experienced geo-thermal service contractors pay a home visit, we want to do what we can to help you achieve home comfort in an energy efficient manner. Save money on home energy costs while keeping everyone who lives in the home happy and comfortable is doable — if you take a few simple steps.

You don’t have to give up comfort to save money, nor do you (or should you) have to spend inordinate amounts of money in order to be comfortable, whether it’s summer, fall, winter or spring. We know that you don’t have to sacrifice savings for comfort nor do you have to worry that every dollar you save will bring someone in the home physical discomfort. Read More »

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Do You Have The Right A/C Unit For Your Home?

Have you ever wondered, “Do you have the right A/C unit for your home?” It’s a question our experienced HVAC contractors get asked all the time. Many Florida homeowners feel that “bigger is better” when it comes to the size of the air conditioning unit for their homes, but that isn’t necessariliy the case. In some instances “bigger” means it’s costing you more money to operate, but is not necessarily cooling your home any better than a smaller, fit-to-your house size would.

Do You Have The Right A/C Unit For Your Home?

The answer to the “correct size” air conditioning unit for your home isn’t as simple as it may seem. Homeowners, and even some HVAC contractors, use a rule of thumb calculation to determine what size A/C unit to install. This rule of thumb includes essentially calculating the square footage of the house then looking for a unit that shows it will cool a home of that square footage. It’s essentially guesswork and it’s guesswork that could cause your utility bills to be higher than they need to be. Read More »

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How To Save Money On Utility Bills

How To Save Money On Utility Bills

Energy savings is top of mind for many of our customers and because of that the Geo Thermal professionals at Symbiont Service Corp. has long made that a priority and it is one of the core values that guides our team. Our dedication to energy savings and energy efficiency is something that we know our customers appreciate. How to save money on utility bills is something that we work with Englewood-area residents to help them achieve. Saving money on utility bills is something we can help you with! Read More »

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Is It Time To Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

Is It Time To Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit? There will come a time when you will need to replace the air conditioning unit in your home, but until then you may be wondering whether you should repair it or if it needs to be replaced. It can be a conundrum because it is not an inexpensive undertaking.

Is It Time To Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

Making a decision on whether to repair your air conditioning unit again or to replace it, you need to ask the professional who pays the service visit: Read More »

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Efficient Ways To Heat Your Florida Swimming Pool

Efficient Ways To Heat Your Florida Swimming Pool

If you live in Florida and have a swimming pool you may be looking for efficient ways to heat your Florida swimming pool so you can extend your swim time. Using a swimming pool heat pump will serve to heat the water in an energy-efficient way.

How does a heat pump work?

A heat pump transfers heat from one area to another, through electricity. A heat pump doesn’t generate heat. It uses the ambient air to heat the pool water by pulling the air into a heat pump, warming it and transferring that heat to your pool water. To maximize savings you will want to work with a pool professional to assure the heat pump you have installed is properly sized to your unique pool. Read More »

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Are Your Ducts Sealed?

Are Your Ducts Sealed? Symbiont Service Corp professionals explain its importance 

Have you ever wondered, “are your ducts sealed?” Not many people do, but whether you live in the sunny climate of Florida or the chilly climate of New York you need to think about whether the ducts in your home are sealed. Why? Whether it’s a hot day or a cold day, if the ducts in your home aren’t properly sealed you are paying to heat or cool your home and that warm or cooled air is slipping out through unsealed ducts.

The next time you look at your heating or cooling bill and gasp in horror — especially if you’re never warm or cold enough — it’s time to call on the services of Symbiont and its technicians to inspect your home’s ductwork.

Are Your Ducts Sealed?

A leaking portion of ductwork can be miniscule — one so small that without a trained eye you wouldn’t even notice it. Even the smallest leak in the ductwork can mean you’re losing up to 25% of the air you have heated or cooled and that can certainly add up — as you’re well aware when you open your heating or cooling bill! The best way to determine whether your home is to have a home energy test or to hire a professional contractor to perform a ductwork inspection. A professional geothermal specialist from Symbiont Service Corp can locate and fix any leaks or cracks in the ductwork. Keep in mind that many of these leaking elements are nestled behind walls or in the ceiling.ductwork sealing

A professional contractor will locate and repair the leaking elements and you will be on your way to a cooled or heated home and a lower energy bill because you’ve had the leaking ductwork repaired.

Potential health hazard

Losing money on heated or cooled air is one of the concerns with leaking ductwork. Another concern is that gas appliances including the furnace and dryer can release harmful gases into the home. If the ductwork is not properly seaked, harmful fumes could be pulled into the ducts (that’s called a back-draft) and could push those fumes throughout the home. Breathing in those fumes are harmful and could lead to health issues.

If you have never had your ductwork inspected and aren’t certain whether you have any leaking ducts, give Symbiont Service Corp a call and we can schedule an onsite visit to help you determine the potential for any risks with leaking ductwork.

Our goal is to educate customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For information, click here and download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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Should You Get A Programmable Thermostat?

Should You Get A Programmable Thermostat

Chances are you have heard about the advances in technology and have wondered should you get a programmable thermostat, we believe they are a great investment for homeowners in Florida. We have found that many homeowners that we work with are making a change to programmable thermostats and other high-tech home appliances and equipment.

A programmable thermostat works day and night, winter and summer and helps homeowners reduce their utility bills. How? Because many of us forget to turn the thermostat down when we leave the house or when we go to bed. A programmable thermostat relieves that burden of having to remember because it will turn down or up based on the times you have set. There are even “smart thermostats” on the market that will “learn” your habits and will turn up or down based on your lifestyle.

Should You Get A Programmable Thermostat?

Here are items to consider if you’re thinking of an upgrade to a programmable thermostat:programmable thermostat

  1. As mentioned newer programmable thermostats are sophisticated and will link to your smart phone. The thermostat will let you know how long it takes to reach the comfort level you’ve set for heating or cooling. After you’ve set the thermostat it will adjust based on your habits.
  2. Newer thermostats are digital. It may be an odd feeling when your thermostat will “determine” that your room or home is too hot or cold and will adjust accordingly back to the temperature you had preset.
  3. Digital thermostats will also update you — in the smart phone app — as to when the heater or air conditioner was on and for how long.

How can you save energy and save money with a programmable thermostat? 

If you’re not home during the day the programmable thermostats should be adjusted to reflect the fact that there is no need to heat or cool the home while you’re gone. If you reduce the setting on your thermostat by 10° to 15° for eight to ten hours per day (while you’re at work or school) you could potentially save up to 15% on your utility bill annually. The best part is that no one will be complaining they are too hot or too cold because no one is home!

When investing in a programmable thermostat do some research to determine what features you want in the system. You may just want one that is purely programmable, you may want one that sends you alerts, some of them will also tell you when to change the filters in the furnace or air conditioner. If you want your heating and air conditioning unit to operate at peak efficiency — and who doesn’t? — changing filters is a necessary task.

If you invest in a programmable thermostat you may spend upwards of $100 or more depending on the features you want, but you will see a return on your investment in the savings you reap on your utility bills.

The goal of the #GeoThermal experts at Symbiont Services is to educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For information, click here to download a free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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