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Are Heat Pumps Energy Efficient?

When you live in Englewood, Florida and have a swimming pool there, the heat to warm the pool water is plentiful and, best of all, free! Florida swimming pool owners benefit from the heat of the day even on days when it’s cool because the air will still retain ambient heat. The ambient heat can be converted to more than 100,000 BTUs to effectively heat your pool water when you use an air-source heat pump system.

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Is It Time To Upgrade Your Heating & Cooling Systems?

Now that 2017 is wrapping up and 2018 is fast approaching you may be wondering, “is it time to upgrade your heating & cooling systems?” It is a personal decision as well as an economical one. Whether you’re finding that your heating and cooling bills have risen in the past season or if you can “just tell” that it’s not working as efficiently as it should, it might be time to call in a #geothermal professional to provide a complementary on-site inspection of your heating and cooling systems and give you insight as to the benefits and potential cost savings of upgrading to more energy efficient equipment and upgrading the heating and cooling systems to geothermal.

The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency founded the Energy Star program in the 1990s as a way to protect the environment and reduce energy usage. They did this by having bright blue Energy Star labels placed on consumer products that met the strict energy guidelines the agency set forth.  Consumers could tell, at a glance, whether the product they were going to buy were energy efficient.tips for upgrading heating and cooling Read More »

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Money & Water Saving Tips

Water conservation is something that even Florida residents, who are surrounded by water, are looking for ways to attain. When you conserve water, the geothermal professionals from Symbiont Service explain, you are likely to save money as well. Water (and money) saving and conservation is important for the environmental and to decrease your utility bills. If you can attain water conservation and save money, it’s a win-win for your wallet and the environment.

Conserving water doesn’t have to be difficult nor does it require expensive equipment. Getting your family on board with water-wise behaviors, however, might be another matter!

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Hurricane Irma Recovery: Beware Of Unlicensed Contractors

Unfortunately, after a disaster like Hurricane Irma, unscrupulous contractors come out of the woodwork to offer their services to help homeowners repair their homes. In many cases, these unscrupulous contractors are unlicensed, untrained and unregulated. They may perform shoddy work, charge more than they should and the homeowner is left — in some cases — worse off than they were before these “contractors” showed up.

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The Better Business Bureau of West Florida explains that “Natural disasters can bring out the best in people and they can bring out the worst. In the aftermath of a crisis scams and unlicensed contractors are out to take advantage of those who have been victimized.” Representatives from the BBB say, “It is common for out-of-town storm chasers to solicit business after storms,” said Karen Nalven, BBB President. “Disaster victims should never feel pressured to make a decision by an unknown contractor.  Consumers should Start With Trust and look for the BBB Accredited Business Seal; these companies are screened, monitored, licensed and trusted.  Storm chasers may not have proper licensure for your area and may offer quick fixes or make big promises to which they won’t deliver.” Read More »

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Symbiont Service Team Volunteers During Hurricane Irma Clean-up

Before, during and after #HurricaneIrma, Sandy King, president of Symbiont Service Corp said her employees pulled together to prepare the business to weather the storm. “We had team members boarding up the windows at the store, securing equipment and doing everything necessary to assure everything was as safe as possible,” she said. “We also had a few team members who stayed at the store during the height of the hurricane because they felt safer there than at home.”

After the storm passed, Sandy and her team jumped into action to get the business back up and running, “We knew we were going to have customers who would need to have their pool heaters and their home air conditioning units inspected before they were able to safely turn them back on and we wanted to be ready when our customers needed us.”

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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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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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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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Energy Saving Tips For Homeowners

Energy savings is part of what the geothermal professionals at Symbiont Service Corp have focused on and worked with customers to achieve. Symbiont Service Corp professionals work offer energy saving tips for homeowners based on federal Energy Star information.

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