Published November 19, 2013
Why A/C Downtime is the Best Time for Maintenance
During the dog days of a South Florida summer, having to address your A/C system far too often means reacting to emergencies and repairing damages. Take advantage of the seasonal lull with cost-saving preventive steps.
What’s Cool About Winter
Your air conditioner can undergo much strain in the summer months. It’s not...read more
Published November 04, 2013
Keep Your Washing Machine Fresh
It’s easy to forget that washing machines can become bacteria silos. Fabric softener and laundry detergent leave residues that attract mold and mildew, which will go unnoticed until you detect a strong or stinky smell coming from the loader.
Try these tips to make sure you’re keeping your washing machine fresh and mildew free.
Published August 27, 2013
How to select the right stove or cooktop for your kitchen.
New home buyers, remodelers, appliance upgraders. Whatever situation you find yourself in, you want that new stove up and running so can you can wave goodbye to microwavable pizzas and get cooking!
First, get an idea of the space that will be used. Take measurements and compare them with the dimensions of the oven...read more
Published August 13, 2013
Lose extra costs in cooling perishables and gain a business edge
A walk-in cooler or freezer is the heart of every restaurant, cafeteria and convenience store. They also happen to create high energy costs. In a region like South Florida, refrigeration accounts for more than 50% of the electricity bill for a large grocery store and almost 30% for a small store.
Walk-ins can be...read more
Published July 29, 2013
As Millions of Americans Endure a Heat Wave, We Pay Homage to the Air Conditioner.
Americans across the country are languishing under a shroud of heat and humidity, with the worst of it hitting the Midwest and East Coast. No, the actual temperatures are nothing to raise the pulses of sun-hardened South Floridians, but we know what they’re going through. And we share their...read more
Published July 15, 2013
Is it worth paying the cost to have A/C ducts cleaned?
There is a bit of a controversy on its merits.
Wavering opinions on the value of air duct cleaning go all the way back to a 1997 study done by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report indicates the lack of evidence that duct cleaning improves air quality. Even...read more
Published June 18, 2013
Which are the Best Air Conditioning Filters? Does Cost Really Equal Quality?
Air Conditioning filters: Which one should I buy? This is the most commonly asked question among air conditioning specialists, and for good reason. Proper airflow is so crucial to a functioning system that the very first thing an expert...read more
Published May 31, 2013
Making Sure You Keep Your Cool and Your Money
As we put into practice the many positive steps a household can take to save energy and cut down on costs without sacrificing comfort, there’s also a shadow side of frequent mistakes and bad habits that need to be sidestepped.
Say what you will about the affairs of our state capital, but Tallahassee’s energy auditors have visited over...read more
Published April 10, 2013
Little things you do around the house can go a long way.
The summer temperatures are creeping up on us, and soon customers may notice an increase in their monthly electric bill. According to the U.S Energy Information Administration, Florida is second to Texas in retail electrical utility sales during the summer. But living without air-conditioning is not an option in the sunshine...read more
Published March 25, 2013
Spring Cleaning: A/C Maintenance
Springtime is here and now is the time to ensure your air conditioning system is ready for the hot summer months ahead. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) released a reminder on March 13th to all homeowners that this is the ideal time to prepare cooling equipment before the heat is on. Stephen Yurek, President and CEO of...read more