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Tips On How To Tell When It’s Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner

Tips On How To Tell When It's Time To Replace Your Air ConditionerThere are several telltale signs to look for if you’re wondering whether you should replace your air conditioner. While it may be tempting simply to repair your existing unit, it is often cheaper in the long run to get a new air conditioner. A unit that is already beginning to show signs of failure will often need more and more repairs, which forces you to spend money that you could have allocated to a new, more efficient model that will also help to lower your cooling costs.
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A 7-Point Geothermal Installation Checklist For A Job Well Done

A 7-Point Geothermal Installation Checklist For A Job Well DoneGeothermal heating and cooling systems provide one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home or pool. However, because it’s so different from conventional heating and cooling methods, some homeowner shy away from it. By understanding the seven-point geothermal installation process, you will gain greater appreciation for this outstandingly efficient way to keep your Florida home comfortable all year round.

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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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R-22 Shortages Could Lead To Much Higher Prices In Florida: Must-Have Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

R-22 Shortages Could Lead To Much Higher Prices In Florida: Must-Have Tips Every Homeowner Should KnowThe appliance that Floridians rely on to get through the summer is an air conditioner — 85 percent of which use R-22 Freon. Prices are rising because this refrigerant is being phased out and R-22 shortages are expected. By 2020, its production will cease completely. Read More »

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Reduce Energy Consumption With A Variable-Speed Blower Motor

When you reduce energy consumption in your home, you are also reducing extraneous energy costs and improving your home’s level of comfort. A variable-speed blower motor allows the air in your home to be precisely controlled and circulated at various speeds, thereby regulating temperature control and cutting down on energy costs. Read More »

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When Your Air Conditioner’s Motor Can Adjust Speed, Watch Energy Savings Climb

If you’re like most Florida homeowners, cutting your air conditioning costs is a top priority. While there are many factors at play when it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioner, there is one that most homeowners tend to overlook – A/C motor efficiency.

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A Little Effort Goes A Long Way … When You Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Interested in improving the efficiency of your HVAC system? A little effort goes a long way, and routinely checking your air filters can give your system the efficiency boost it needs to improve comfort at home and reduce energy costs.

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Air Handlers With Variable-Speed Features Give Efficiency A Big Boost

Looking for year-round HVAC efficiency? Have you considered the benefits of variable-speed air handlers? Traditional air handlers only turn on and off, but variable-speed models give you the option of running your system at a lower capacity — one that is much more suited to the comfort demands of the day. Benefits include:

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Troubleshoot Common Air Conditioning Problems Before You Call In The Pros

Under the relentless Florida sunshine, many homeowners eventually notice performance issues with their air conditioning systems. Some of these problems may be due to system malfunction, some due to normal wear and tear and others are the result of simple operational mistakes. With that in mind, here are a few troubleshooting ideas for common air conditioning problems.

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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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