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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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Green Heating Alternatives For Your Pool And Spa

Green Heating Alternatives For Your Pool And SpaMany homeowners in the Englewood area have pools and spas. If you’re one of them, you know how expensive it can be to keep the water comfortable. But did you know green heating alternatives can dramatically reduce the cost of heating your pool and spa? Read More »

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Energy Recovery Ventilator: The Secret To Top-Quality Ventilation

Energy Recovery Ventilator: The Secret To Top-Quality VentilationHomes today are more energy efficient than ever before. However, tightly sealed, energy-efficient homes can develop problems with stale and stagnant air, poor air quality and too much or little humidity. Fortunately, there is a solution. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are whole-house systems that supply your family with fresh conditioned air year-round, help control moisture and humidity in your home and help ventilate your home while maintaining energy efficiency. Read More »

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