Will your AC unit withstand heavy rains?

There are some do's and don'ts when it comes to preparing your AC unit 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 debris and [...]

2017-09-06T09:41:19+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Recessed lights – notorious energy wasters?

Recessed lights can be quite decorative, but they are known among Energy Auditors as notorious energy wasters. Those "pot lights" that are tucked into the ceiling requires a substantial hole in the room's envelope. Recessed lighting fixtures often stand out as the biggest HVAC efficiency problem in the room, as evidenced by thermal mapping. This [...]

2017-08-22T11:53:47+00:00 August 22nd, 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 [...]

2017-08-10T11:31:24+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 [...]

2017-08-11T08:23:59+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 and keep your AC repair costs at a bare minimum. Outside Keep your outdoor equipment clear of weeds and vegetation. Debris and weeds blocking [...]

2017-08-11T08:14:11+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 [...]

2017-08-11T08:24:50+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Is this the last year for your furnace?

Nothing lasts forever, including your furnace and  your air conditioning 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 [...]

2017-08-11T08:08:22+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 [...]

2017-08-11T08:10:05+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 [...]

2017-08-14T08:19:40+00:00 March 4th, 2017|