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Symbiont Joins Local Energy-Efficient Efforts

E|VESTEnergy efficiency is gaining traction in Southwest Florida and Symbiont is proud to be included in the local energy-conscious progress. Based off the long standing reputation of energy efficiency, Symbiont Service Corp. was recently invited to a Contractor Information and Training Workshop sponsored by the E|VEST Florida PACE Program. Symbiont’s President, Sandy King, attended the workshop on behalf of the company.

PACE Florida is a government-funded agency that allows for residential and commercial property owners to seek financing for certain energy efficient improvements.
The E|VEST Florida is a program platform developed by PACE Florida Funding Agency. E|VEST is the tool with which property owners can find financing options when implementing energy efficient, renewable generation or wind mitigation improvements to their properties.
Charlotte Desoto BIAFollowing the workshop, Symbiont formally joined the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association (CDBIA).
Symbiont Service Corporation has also been authorized as a Participating Contactor in E|VEST Florida, a project funded by Florida PACE Agency Program.

Florida PaceSymbiont Service Corporation intends to do its first financing project with the PACE Program on “Building 2.”
Located in Charlotte County, Building 2 is located on the lot neighboring Symbiont offices. Building 2 will facilitate the expansion of Symbiont’s Headquarters in Englewood, Florida. With added parking, inventory storage and a show room available for touring, Symbiont will be able to better address the state-wide need for energy efficient Pool Heating and Air Conditioning.

All of the improvements and new construction efforts to Building 2 are going to be focused on energy-efficiency, coinciding with Symbiont business practices of remaining energy-conscious.

–Stay tuned to hear more about the specific improvements on Symbiont Building 2 and the funding through PACE for our newest commercial building in Charlotte County.

More information on PACE Florida Funding Agency: http://floridapace.gov
More information on the E|VEST Florida Platform: http://evestflorida.com

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Your Geothermal Pool: The Basics

Your Geothermal Pool: The BasicsGeothermal pools reduce energy costs significantly, while still providing all the comfort and performance that conventional pool heating systems offer, making them well worth the investment. Read More »

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Geothermal Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

Geothermal Systems: Frequently Asked QuestionsGeothermal systems have been getting more and more attention in recent years as a boon for the environment, as well as providing a cost-effective way of heating and cooling your home. But many homeowners have questions about the technology that powers these systems, so if you are interested in geothermal heating and cooling, you should take the time to educate yourself.
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A Professional Energy Evaluation Will Show You How To Keep Your Cool

A Professional Energy Evaluation Will Show You How To Keep Your CoolThe residents of Florida’s Suncoast know how important their cooling system is, especially when battling searing temperatures. Unfortunately, trying to keep cool during the summer months can take a toll on your monthly budget when your home is not as energy efficient as possible. Fortunately, a home energy evaluation can help lower your cooling costs and keep your HVAC unit running efficiently. Read More »

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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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The Best Geothermal Installation Options Depend On Your Site

The Best Geothermal Installation Options Depend On Your SiteGeothermal heating and cooling can provide many benefits for Florida homeowners. Before you can benefit from a geothermal system, though, it must first be installed. The short-term installation expense dissuades some homeowners from making the investment, despite the long-term savings (and the 30 percent federal tax credit on purchase and installation costs). However, you can limit your investment, and maximize your return, by choosing the right geothermal installation option for your home’s site. And Florida’s geology and abundance of water allow residents to use some of the most cost-effective geothermal installation options available.

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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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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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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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