Monthly Archives: August 2011

How A Well-Designed Landscape Can Boost Your Home’s Insulation

Floridians who want to lower their utility bills should always consider turning to Mother Nature for some help. A well-landscaped yard that acts as natural insulation can make all the difference in your energy usage — and add curb appeal.

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Degree Days: HVAC Contractors Use Them In Their Calculations, And You Can Too

Figuring “degree days” is helpful in tracking energy consumption in your home. The concept helps keep track of how many degrees you cool down or warm up your home and can be averaged over a month, allowing comparisons to other months or other years.

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Seal The Leaks In Your Ductwork, And You Can Plug A Drain On Your Pocketbook

Cool, clean, well-circulated air is a basic need in Florida. Surviving a typically oppressive summer here without it would be unimaginable.

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When You Have Multiple People To Keep Happy, A Zoning System Lets You Set More Than One Temperature

With the heat and humidity in Florida, the question isn’t whether to run the A/C, but what temperature to set it at. You might like it at a warm 74 degrees, but your spouse might want it at 62 degrees. This can make for an unhappy situation. It only gets worse if there are more people in the home, each with her own preference. If this is your predicament, a zoning system could be the answer. A zoning system can keep everyone happy in the following ways:

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Planning A Last-Minute Getaway This Summer? Program Your Thermostat Before You Leave

If you’re planning a last-minute getaway before summer ends, don’t forget to deal with your thermostat. If your home is going to be empty while you are away, you don’t need to maintain your regular temperature settings. Adjusting your thermostat settings can reduce your energy consumption and save you money while you’re having fun in the sun.

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The SEER Rating And The Energy Star Label: Look For Them When You’re Buying Your New A/C

In Florida, our A/C systems work overtime a large part of the year. Eventually, even the most reliable air conditioner needs to be replaced. If you’re in that situation, or you think you will be in the near future, you’ll need to keep some factors in mind as you look for a new system.

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Your Contractor Will Tailor Your New A/C To Your Home’s Specific Requirements — Here’s How

How much air conditioning does your Florida home need?

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How Symbiont’s One-Stop Shop Helps Our Customers Get Expert Service

If you’re finding yourself sweating through the hot and muggy Englewood summers, then you’re probably in need of a good HVAC contractor. If you’re like many Florida residents, you may need heating for your pool, ventilation throughout your house, plus air conditioning–and that’s just to survive the month of July! Symbiont Service Corp. not only offers expert service in these areas, but offers design, installation, maintenance, and emergency services as well.

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How UV Lights Improve Your Home’s Inside Air Quality: Defense Resources

UV lights can play an important role in your defense against low indoor air quality and the health problems caused by continuous exposure to the pollutants and impurities that lurk in indoor air. Dust mites, pet dander, secondhand smoke, bacteria, viruses and dangerous gases like radon and carbon monoxide can all cause health problems, and UV lights are excellent at helping you remove some of these problems.

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