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How To Fall Back In Love With Your Pool

If you live in Englewood, Florida — or any part of the state of Florida — chances are you have a swimming pool. After all, with the beautiful weather, high temperatures, humidity and copious amounts of sunshine, having a swimming pool is an ideal escape from the heat. A swimming pool is also a place for making memories with friends and family. When you look at your pool now, though, are you still in love with it? Has it started to look tired and well loved? If that’s the case our geothermal experts have tips for how to fall back in love with your pool.fall back in love with your pool

Steps that you take now, during the off-season, will make the next summer swim season that much more enjoyable. You can go big with updates and renovations or you can install items that may not be visible to the eye, but that provide myriad “invisible” benefits. Intrigued? Read on! 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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Using Geothermal Energy: What is it?

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You’ve probably heard of geothermal heating before, but what does it actually mean? “Geo-” means “earth,” and “thermal” means “heat.” There are two types of geothermal heating:

1. High-grade (direct). Three examples of high-grade geothermal heating include geysers like Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park, which erupts every 92 minutes; hot springs such as Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Florida, which has water at 87° Fahrenheit that feeds the lake; and power plants like the ones in California that use steam from deep wells to turn turbines to produce electricity.

“Geothermal heat pumps work anywhere in the United States.”

2. Low-grade (indirect). Symbiont Service uses low-grade, or indirect, heating to operate our heating and cooling systems. Low-grade geothermal energy is free energy below the Earth’s surface which we move to where the heat is needed using a heat pump. How does a heat pump work? A heat pump is a mechanical device that uses a refrigerant to move heat from a source (such as a well), to a heat sink (a place where heat is needed) such as a pool or spa. Geothermal heat pumps work anywhere in the United States.

Symbiont Service uses a heat pump called the Symbiont, which was originally designed by my father, Roy King, here in Englewood, Florida. The first Symbiont was installed in the early 1980s. We use Symbiont geothermal heat pumps to heat pools at locations across the Florida area—YMCAs, schools, universities, both city and county pools, residentials, and hundreds of condominiums.

Please reach out to us by calling or emailing if you are interested in a consultation to find out if geothermal heating is the right application for you, and if it is, we’ll provide a complementary survey of your pool for an installation estimate. We look forward to helping you.

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Does An Attached Garage Impact Indoor Air?

An attached garage is an ideal addition to a home — especially in Englewood, Florida. An attached garage allows you to park your car in out of the heat and the elements and lets you easily carry groceries or other items from the car to the house without having to brave the elements yourself. Have you ever wondered, “does an attached garade impact indoor air quality?” It might.indoor air quality

With an attached garage, any item — air or debris — that gets into the garage can more easily enter your home. This can be an issue especially if you store chemicals in the car. When you have an attached garage, you want to refrain from running your vehicle in the garage as this can fill your home with vehicle exhaust and dangerous air pollutants.

Improve the indoor air quality of your Florida home when you make changes to your attached garage:

Does An Attached Garage Impact Indoor Air?

  • When possible, keep the garage door opened so fresh air can get in and contaminated air can escape. Keep the windows open as well to allow for air circulation.
  • Don’t ever run the vehicle in the garage — especially with the door closed. When you do this you will be allowing a build up of carbon monoxide and other emossions from the vehicle into the car and the house.
  • Contaminants, cleaning products and chemicals shouldn’t be stored in an attached garage. Store chemicals, including: pesticides, chemicals, paint, gasoline, cleaning items and other unhealthy materials in a separate storage unit. If you don’t have access to an additional storage area, store harmful chemicals in a clearly marked airtight container.
  • Store lawnmowers in a separate storage area if possible.
  • Adding an ehaust fan to the garage will help remove harmful emissions and keep the air quality higher in the garage and in your home as well. This is especially important if you don’t have a separate storage area for the lawnmower and chemicals.
  • Make certain your house and attached garage are sealed and that any adjoining walls are pr0perly sealed as well. If your attached garage is unfinished, add insulation and drywall between the house and the garage; this will provide a barrier to air pollutants and keep them from entering the home.

We have tips on how homeowners in Englewood, Florida can improve their home’s indoor air quality. Contact us for indoor air quality, geothermal or HVAC questions at Symbiont Service Corp.

We educate customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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Is Your Home A Candidate For GeoThermal Energy?

Saving money on home heating and cooling costs is something that the geothermal energy professionals from Symbiont Service Corp talk wtih homeowners about. You may wonder, “is your home a candidate for geothermal energy?” This is something that our geothermal energy professionals can help determine.

What is a geothermal system?

It is one designed to take advantage of natural heat found below the surface of the earth — it’s naturally occuring heat. The earth’s heat is economical and environmentally-friendly. The two factors of environmentally-friendly and being economical to operate are the reasons many Englewood, Florida homeowners are making the switch to geothermal energy to heat and cool their homes. Read More »

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Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Air conditioning is great — if you’re trying to keep cool in the summer. Your furnace is ideal for keeping your family warm in the winter. If you’re spending a lot of time indoors with the windows and doors closed we have tips to improve indoor air quality. Breathing fresh clean air is, naturally crucial to good health. If you’re a homeowner with pets in the home, you are also adding an additional layer of potential contaminants you’re breathing in while you’re indoors. Read More »

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Seeking Energy Efficiency? Geothermal Is Key

If you’re seeking energy efficiency, geothermal is key for homeowners in the Englewood, Florida area.

What is geothermal technology?

It’s been around since the mid-1850s, and has been available commercially for use in homes and businesses since the 1940s. The geothermal professionals from Symbiont Service Corp say there are more than one million units in use today. Geothermal heat pump technology has been proven to be among the most energy-efficient and reliable HVAC systems on the market today. Read More »

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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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Save Money On Home Energy Costs

Saving money is something that every homeowner and swimming pool owner we talk to mentions as a number one priority. When our experienced geo-thermal service contractors pay a home visit, we want to do what we can to help you achieve home comfort in an energy efficient manner. Save money on home energy costs while keeping everyone who lives in the home happy and comfortable is doable — if you take a few simple steps.

You don’t have to give up comfort to save money, nor do you (or should you) have to spend inordinate amounts of money in order to be comfortable, whether it’s summer, fall, winter or spring. We know that you don’t have to sacrifice savings for comfort nor do you have to worry that every dollar you save will bring someone in the home physical discomfort. 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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