How Flooding Can Affect Your Air Conditioner

There are some do's and don'ts when it comes to preparing your air conditioner for heavy rains or potential flooding. AC Units Are Built Tough First of all, it's good to remember that your AC unit is designed to withstand rain, snow, and even hail. Still, heavy rains and high winds can carry projectiles and [...]

2017-09-06T09:55:07+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

The Hidden Costs of Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting can be beautiful, but it can also have a downside. Those "pot lights" that are tucked into the ceiling requires a substantial hole in the room's envelope... and that can lead to drafts, making them among the most notorious energy wasters in modern homes. Thermal mapping technology allows Energy Auditors to see exactly where [...]

2017-08-22T11:41:01+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|

Give an Overheated House What It Really Wants

Here in Florida, the summers can be sweltering. You can give an overheated house what it really wants -- shade -- and grow some HVAC savings at the same time, by planting shade trees. Be Cool Besides being good for the planet, trees add curb appeal to your home and they’re great at keeping your [...]

2017-08-10T05:36:28+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

NASA Named This Houseplant the Air Purifying Champion

What might your home or office might have in common with a NASA spaceship? Unfortunately, the answer may be poor air quality. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. Stagnant indoor environments allow pollutants to build up and stick around in greater amounts than we humans are [...]

2017-08-10T06:45:58+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

Is Your House Sick?

Toxic House Syndrome is a relatively new and serious health issue that encompasses an array of ailments. Newer homes are more tightly sealed and energy efficient. While this is considered a good thing in keeping utility costs down, it can also increase indoor air quality problems. Indoor air pollution is most serious in homes that are tightly sealed. In [...]

2017-08-10T09:48:45+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

Simple ways to prevent AC repair problems

Besides just replacing the air filter in your HVAC unit, there are other things you can do to help ensure your air conditioning system keeps up during the sweltering days of summer. Outside Keep your outdoor equipment clear of weeds and vegetation. Debris and weeds blocking airflow to the condenser can make significant performance impacts and [...]

2017-08-11T08:12:04+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

Think your indoor air is clean? Think again.

According to the EPA, indoor air measurements in some cases have been found to be 100x more polluted than our outdoor environment! Since majority of Americans spend as much as 90% of the time indoors nowadays, indoor air quality is a serious issue. Suffering from these health issues? Researchers have found that childhood diagnoses of allergies, autism, Asperger’s and Tourette’s syndrome [...]

2017-08-11T08:21:25+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Is this the last year for your furnace?

Nothing lasts forever, including your furnace. Heating and air unit components eventually break down and these hard-working units gradually lose their efficiency over time. All of us want the most value from any purchase, but if you wait too long, you’ll pay more money on repairs and high utility bills than you would financing new, energy-efficient equipment. Is [...]

2017-08-11T08:22:20+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Utility costs going through the roof?

Warmer weather is just around the corner, and that means all the air conditioners here in Florida will be working hard. Besides showing your unit a little TLC, do you know the proper way to use your air conditioner to your best advantage? The average monthly residential electricity bill in Florida is $123, which ranks [...]

2017-08-11T07:55:50+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

Coping with Florida’s High Humidity

Even if there are no indications (yet) that your home has high humidity levels, it’s wise to measure and control the humidity level because you’ll feel better physically and you’ll keep more money in your pocket due to reduced utility bills. More than a mere nuisance, overly high indoor humidity levels are a common home [...]

2017-08-14T08:12:37+00:00 March 4th, 2017|