Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Variable-Speed Air Handler Can Solve These 5 Problems

If you are looking for a way to decrease your heating and cooling costs, you may want to consider upgrading to equipment that uses a variable-speed air handler. Typically, most air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps use a single-speed air handler. This means they are only capable of running at one speed regardless of the heating or cooling demand.  This can wind up wasting a great deal of energy on days where the weather is relatively mild. Read More »

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Why Are Heat Pumps So Efficient?

Why Are Heat Pumps So Efficient?Chances are, if you don’t already own one, you have considered adding a heat pump to your home. Florida’s climate certainly lends itself well to this kind of heating and cooling system, and heat pumps have a reputation for being extremely energy efficient, particularly when compared to traditional forced air systems. Read More »

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Planned Maintenance Protects Your System From Unnecessary Damage, Saving You Money

Conducting planned maintenance on your home’s heating or cooling system may not be glamorous, but it is one of the best ways to ensure that your system will be ready when you need it most. By scheduling regular service visits with a qualified professional, you’ll keep your entire HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently. Read More »

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Program Your Thermostat For Efficiency And Savings Using This Guide

Program Your Thermostat For Efficiency And Savings Using This GuideWhether you’re heating or cooling a home, a programmable thermostat is a great way to reduce energy costs.  Rather than having your HVAC system operate at full capacity when you’re at work or asleep, you can program your thermostat to automatically adjust your home’s temperature according to a set schedule that matches your lifestyle. It’s an ideal set-up that allows you to maximize comfort while minimizing energy cost. Read More »

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Comparing Potential Heat Pump Upgrades? Consider The Lifetime Costs

A heat pump is an efficient and effective means of heating and cooling a home in our temperate Florida climate. But as with other HVAC systems, heat pumps have a limited lifespan — usually no more than 20 years for most models. Depending on the age of your heat pump, chances are you have thought about a replacement or even a heat pump upgrade. Read More »

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The Role Of Proper Ductwork Design In HVAC Performance

The Role Of Proper Ductwork Design In HVAC PerformanceDuctwork design is one of those things that many homeowners never give a second thought. Especially in newer construction where it is stowed away in floors, ceilings or soffits, ductwork is often hidden from view and therefore easy to ignore. But ductwork plays a critical role in your HVAC system’s efficiency and ability to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Neglecting it or failing to design it properly in the first place can result in ongoing problems and higher energy costs. Read More »

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Filter Maintenance – A Cost-Effective Means Of Protecting Your Investment

Your home’s HVAC system is an important piece of equipment that is often overlooked until a heating or cooling issue arises. To help prevent spontaneous issues, keep current on your system’s filter maintenance. By taking on this easy do-it-yourself task on a regular basis, you can extend the life of your HVAC system and make sure you and your family are breathing clean air.  Read More »

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Insulation Options: Factors To Consider

Insulation Options: Factors To ConsiderIf you’re looking to insulate your home, there are a wide variety of insulation options that from which you can choose. Once you’ve decided on which areas you want to add insulation to within your home, the best course of action is to compare and contrast your insulation options and figure out which type makes the most sense for your home. Read More »

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting: Know When To Call For Help

If your heater isn’t working properly, the problem might be your heat pump. Heat pump troubleshooting can help you pin down the issue and possibly fix it. Some problems with the heat pump, however, are better left to a professional.  Read More »

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