Is a Smart Thermostat Right for Me?Published June 01, 2016
Energy bills are often a sore point for many homeowners—especially during summer! And because cooling and heating costs seem to rise every year, many home owners are switching to “smart home technology” to make their homes more efficient and lower their energy bills. One of the most important—and easy to install—smart home devices is the smart thermostat, which has the potential of saving...read more
Common Problems with the CubePublished May 29, 2014
Trouble-Shooting Your Commercial Ice-Machine
Ice is no trivial matter. Between the many great restaurants in South Florida, one comes to mind as being favored above all others because of its exquisite crushed ice-filled fountain drinks. There’s just something about the sensation of cold soda being secreted from a slushy bed of ice that makes the place stand out.
So what happens...read more
Excuse Me Miss, Is Your Refrigerant Running?Published May 08, 2014
Understanding the Harm of Low Refrigerant in Your A/C System.
The life force of your air conditioner is its compressor, which gets cooled down and lubricated by refrigerant. When refrigerant levels are low, the unit could end up overheating and prematurely failing your compressor, causing the need to replace the compressor or even the entire condensing unit. A very inconvenient and...read more
Getting Smart with Your Window UnitPublished April 14, 2014
Using Internet Technology is No Longer Limited to Central Air
When it comes to customizing home climate through internet technology, we usually think of central air conditioning. While customers are getting used to smart thermostats made by companies like Nest and Honeywell, along with other ways of modernizing their HVAC systems, simple window units have mostly been excluded from the...read more
Energized Over Energy SavingsPublished March 18, 2014
Visiting the Energy Saving Pros at the Annual Water Matters Day
Broward County held its 12th Annual Water Matters Day event at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Water, of course, is one of South Florida’s most precious natural resource, with the Atlantic coastal ecosystems to the east and the Everglades to the west.
The event was set up county fair style. Booths straddled a long...read more
Cold Comfort With a New Air ConditionerPublished March 04, 2014
Replacing Your A/C Unit: How Long is This Going to Take?
As a rule of thumb, air conditioners only break down at the most inconvenient times possible. A compressor blows causing the unit to overheat. A fan blade bends, which leads to a system failure. Or the air conditioner has just simply aged out. Whatever the reason, when replacement looks to be the best option, the initial...read more
Building’s Got the BugPublished February 18, 2014
When Sick Building Syndrome Happens at the Workplace
The Environmental Protection Agency has been able to boast of improvements in outdoor air quality for some time now. Reductions in lead, carbon monoxide and other pollutants mean the best for breathing clean, fresh outdoor air. Great news all around. The one snag, of course, is that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors and with...read more
The Latest In Climate Control Technology For Your HomePublished January 23, 2014
There was a time, in the not so distant past, in which the luxury of regulating the temperature of one’s home was reserved for well-to-do families in urban areas. But the days of suffering through humid summers and frigid winters with only ceiling fans and wood burning fireplaces have long since ended. In these increasingly modernized times, companies have been developing new technologies to...read more
Keep your AC running through the holidaysPublished December 27, 2013
Help cut down on the Stress of holiday hosting by making sure your AC system is ready
The holidays often mean higher traffic in your home, more cooking and an abundance of household activities. Add to this a seasonal drop in temperature, with warm days and this could spell trouble for your air conditioner.
Try out these tips this holiday season and make sure that your home offers...read more
Cutting Costs on Commercial HVAC SystemsPublished December 02, 2013
How Budget Managers and Facility Executives can take Savings Seriously
Maintaining a building’s HVAC system should not be done off of the principle “When it’s broke we’ll fix it.” It’s the most costly way to operate and yet in spite of the case studies proving this, almost all facilities still maintain their systems in this reactive manner.
In typical commercial buildings, HVAC...read more