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How To Understand Heat Pump Ratings

Heat pumps and geothermal energy is a great way to bring comfort to your home and/or swimming pool and help your family reap energy savings. When you are searching for a way to heat or cool your home, choosing the correct heat pump to the do job is one of the most important steps in the process.

The geothermal professionals from Symbiont Service Corp explain the heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) is one of the items you will become knowledgeable about when you’re searching for your perfect heat pump unit. 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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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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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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What Is A Home Energy Test?

What Is A Home Energy Test?

Chances are you have heard of home energy testing but may wonder, “what is a home energy test” and whether it makes sense for you to schedule one for your home. Florida homeowners certainly want their homes to be as efficient as possible especially in the hot, humid climate in which we live. The Florida weather means that your air conditioner will work harder than those in other parts of the country and because of that you will want to make certain your home is as energy efficeint as possible. You will also want to make certain your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency before summer returns.

Scheduling a professional energy audit and evaluation is a way to help determine if your house is as efficient as possible. This means, for example, that your home doesn’t have any “leaks” from which the air you’re cooling is escaping or that outside air is making its way into your home.

Look for an energy evaluation professional who is trained in energy audits. The professionals at Symbiont services have many years energy auditexperience performing energy audits and assessments for Florida homeowners.  After the energy evaluator visits your home and performs the energy evaluation test, he or she will offer you a document that will highlight any areas of concern.

An energy evaluation test includes:

  1. A thermographic scanning. This scan shows differences in temperatures within the home and also shows where cooled air is seeping out of the home. The thermographic scanning also highlights where there isn’t enough insulation in the home or where insulation may be improperly installed. The test will highlight “spot leaks” and areas of infiltration. You should receive a document that highlights these areas with colored areas.
  2. A blower door test will likely be performed. With this test, a fan will be attached to an exterior door frame of your house. The fan will draw the air out of the house and lowers the air pressure inside. Because air will try to enter the house to equalize the internal pressure, the blower door test allows the auditor to track areas where air is coming into the home. This test will detect unsealed openings (like around window or door frames) or cracks in the walls or foundation.

Contact Symbiont Service to answer any questions you have about energy audits and to schedule yours. At Symbiont Services we want to educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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Origins Of Symbiont Service And Its Geothermal Heating Device

Sandy KingOrigins Of Symbiont Service And Its Geothermal Heating Device

The origins of Symbiont and its geothermal heating device began when Sandy King, now owner and president of Symbiont Service Corp was in college pursuing an oceanographic engineering degree.

The first symbiont was build in 1983 by Sandy, with help from her father, Roy King founder of Symbiont Service Corp. “I needed a project for my degree and wanted to investigate geothermal state-of-the-art pool heating methods,” Sandy said.

“In 1983, as part of my project I built a prototype meter and used an aquaculture tank filled with tilapia.” Read More »

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5 Reasons To Give Geothermal Cooling And Heating Serious Consideration

5 Reasons To Give Geothermal Cooling And Heating Serious ConsiderationGeothermal cooling and heating might not be as conventional as a heat pump or air conditioner, but there are plenty of benefits if you choose it for your Florida home. Here are five specific reasons to give geothermal cooling and heating serious consideration:

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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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