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As a resident of a normally humid area, you may be surprised to discover that low levels of indoor humidity can be a problem. The ideal relative humidity, or RH, in your home is between 30 and 50 percent, and moving outside of that range can lead to problems at different times of the year. […]
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If you are noticing unusual sounds from your HVAC system, you may wonder whether heating or AC repair services are warranted. While this may be the case, some early diagnostics may save you the trouble and expense of calling an HVAC contractor. In some cases, new sounds can be identified and corrected on your own. […]
Comments Off on The Difference Between Water-Sourced and Air-Sourced Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to air conditioners and furnaces. These HVAC appliances use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm one and make the warm space warmer and the cool space cooler. During the summer months, heat pumps transfer heat from the home to the outdoors. During the winter […]
Comments Off on Is There a Way to Measure Home Humidity?
A measurement for humidity provides information about the amount of moisture or water vapor in your home. Too much or too little humidity can create a variety of problems for your family and home. Everyday activities such as bathing, laundry, cooking and cleaning also contribute to your home’s humidity. You can do a visual inspection […]
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Your HVAC equipment’s evaporator coils are central to the operation of the unit. As you run your air conditioner during the cooling season, dirt and grime build up on the coils. Removing the build-up from the coils is essential for keeping your AC unit well maintained. However, you can take measures to prevent the dirt […]
Comments Off on What is an Air Handling Unit?
Air handling units are part of a residential or commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A residential or commercial Air Handling Unit (AHU) will condition and deliver the heated or cooled air into the air duct system so that it can be distributed throughout the home or building. The air handler may also […]
Comments Off on How Much Electricity Does My HVAC System Use?
Electrical consumption for heating and cooling systems varies from region to region and even from home to home. In sunny Florida, air conditioning is one of the biggest expenditures, accounting for around 27 percent of the average annual electricity bill, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Most Florida households have heating systems too, around […]
Comments Off on Keep Changing Your Air Filters this Season
How often air filters should be changed is one of the most common questions that our HVAC technicians receive. Air filters are one of the most important parts of a heating and air conditioning system. Not only do they affect the system’s performance, but they also have a direct impact on the indoor air quality […]
Comments Off on Everyday Household Products that Degrade Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air pollution may seem like an unusual problem for the home environment, but the reality is that many of the advances in the construction industry have set the stage for polluted air issues in residences. Tight sealing can enhance a home’s energy performance greatly, but this can also reduce the influx of fresh air […]
Comments Off on How and Why Geothermal Energy Works
As the year’s end approaches, it’s a great time to think about making the most of federal energy tax credits through an HVAC upgrade. Heat pumps are excellent options for Florida residents, providing energy efficiency while keeping the amount of equipment in the home to a minimum. However, you may also want to consider the […]