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 […]
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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 […]
Comments Off on Higher Energy Bills Could Mean Air Leaks
If your utility bill has been on the increase without a corresponding rate change or a significant change in how you set the thermostat, then air leaks could be to blame for your money leaks, too. Air leaks can happen throughout the home, but are most predominant around door and window frames, outlets, vents, and […]
Comments Off on Traveling for the Holidays? How to Prepare Your Home
Many Marco Island, FL, homeowners engage in holiday travel sometime between Thanksgiving and the New Year’s Day holidays. Before taking a trip, there is always plenty to do. From putting a hold on deliveries to packing and cleaning out the refrigerator, your to-do list could be several pages long. While preparing your home for holiday […]
Comments Off on It’s Time to Have Your HVAC System Cleaned!
The cool, crisp air of fall has arrived, which means now is the time to get your home ready for the upcoming cooler weather. When making that fall chores list, don’t forget to include an HVAC system cleaning. Heater cleaning and maintenance help to ensure that the heating system will be ready to perform when […]