Monthly Archives: June 2012

It’s Time For Geothermal Cooling Maintenance: Schedule An Appointment With Symbiont, Florida’s Top Provider

It's Time For Geothermal Cooling Maintenance: Schedule An Appointment With Symbiont, Florida's Top ProviderAlong Florida’s Suncoast, where cooling systems get a workout most of the year, annual maintenance is an absolute must. Your GeoThermal system needs maintenance to perform efficiently and reliably — so you won’t experience a breakdown during the hottest, most humid summer months. This requires you to schedule an appointment with a top HVAC service provider. Read More »

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HEPA Filtration: Take Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality To New Levels

HEPA Filtration: Take Your Home's Indoor Air Quality To New LevelsStaying indoors may not be the best strategy for avoiding airborne organic allergens and microorganisms. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor air quality may be many times more polluted than the great outdoors. It’s not hard to believe. Homeowners have spent the last few decades making their homes airtight and energy efficient. But those lower utility costs came with a downside: Well-sealed homes also accumulate dust and other contaminants, exposing residents to concentrated doses with every breath. Read More »

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MERV: How To Navigate Efficiency Ratings To Improve HVAC Performance, Indoor Air Quality

MERV: How To Navigate Efficiency Ratings To Improve HVAC Performance, Indoor Air QualityWhen choosing a replacement air filter for your heating and cooling system, there is one essential thing you need to check: MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). MERV measures overall air filter efficiency, with rating numbers from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV number, the more airborne matter the filter will trap.

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Geothermal Air Conditioning Provides The Best Of Both Worlds: Low Energy Costs And High Comfort

Geothermal Air Conditioning Provides The Best Of Both Worlds: Low Energy Costs And High ComfortIf you’re someone who likes to keep your home delightfully cool during southwest Florida’s long, hot and humid summers, consider a geothermal air conditioning system. These systems offer lower operational and maintenance costs than other types of air conditioning systems. Geothermal heat pumps tap into the naturally cooler temperatures underground, where temperatures sit from 45 to 70 degrees throughout the year.

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Tips For Upgrading Attic Insulation To Lower Your Home’s Cooling Load

Tips For Upgrading Attic Insulation To Lower Your Home's Cooling LoadOne of the most neglected areas in home heating and cooling is the attic. Energy loss due to heat transfer through poor attic insulation can be as high as 25 percent. Considering that heating and cooling can account for up to 70 percent of all utility costs for a home, the energy loss can be substantial. Properly insulating your attic space will result in short term gains in energy savings and long term gains in extended heating and cooling system lifespan. Read More »

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Why Changing Air Filters Will Boost A/C Performance–No Matter What Type Of System You Have

There’s probably no more important part of air conditioners than the air filter. A filter protects the air handler from airborne particles in your home and has an impact on the life of outdoor compressor, as well. Dirt is a contributing factor to air conditioning failure and one that’s completely avoidable with routine filter maintenance. Even window and portable air conditioners perform inadequately over if the filters get too dirty.   Read More »

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Surge Protection: Preserve Your Home Systems With Maximum Protection

Surge Protection: Preserve Your Home Systems With Maximum ProtectionHave you ever stopped to think what your day would be like without electronics? What would happen to your home office or your entertainment center if an electrical surge zapped your computer, stereo, television and/or microwave? Even with insurance, the deductible can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to replace these items. Power surges can also damage your heating and cooling equipment, leaving your home cold and damp. Read More »

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Heat Pump Operating Costs Leave The Competition Out Of The Running — By A Lot

The heat to warm your swimming pool is all around you. Better yet, it’s entirely free. Even on cool days and chilly nights, the air in southwestern Florida contains enough latent heat to be converted to more than 100,000 BTUs with an air-source heat pump system. Read More »

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