You’ve heard about the efficiency of heat pumps in terms of heating and cooling your home, but did you know that heat pumps can be used to effectively heat your pool, too? That’s right, just as a household heat pump extracts heat from the outdoor air and uses to heat your home during the winter, your pool’s heat pump can tap into the free and unlimited heat of the air to warm your water. In fact, since a heat pump simply moves warm air instead of creating it via another fuel source such as electricity or gas, it is significantly more efficient in terms of energy use.
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If you’re like most Florida homeowners, cutting your air conditioning costs is a top priority. While there are many factors at play when it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioner, there is one that most homeowners tend to overlook – A/C motor efficiency.
Interested in improving the efficiency of your HVAC system? A little effort goes a long way, and routinely checking your air filters can give your system the efficiency boost it needs to improve comfort at home and reduce energy costs.
Looking for year-round HVAC efficiency? Have you considered the benefits of variable-speed air handlers? Traditional air handlers only turn on and off, but variable-speed models give you the option of running your system at a lower capacity — one that is much more suited to the comfort demands of the day. Benefits include:
Under the relentless Florida sunshine, many homeowners eventually notice performance issues with their air conditioning systems. Some of these problems may be due to system malfunction, some due to normal wear and tear and others are the result of simple operational mistakes. With that in mind, here are a few troubleshooting ideas for common air conditioning problems.
Geothermal heat pump technology has been around since 1853, and commercially available since the 1940s. With more than 1 million units in use today, they have proven to be among the most reliable and energy-efficient HVAC systems available.
Some air purifiers use ultraviolet light to complement traditional filtration methods. UV radiation in certain doses is a potent weapon against airborne bacteria, molds and viruses. Using this light in air purifiers is meant to not only filter this organic matter from the air, but to kill it.
Floridians who want to lower their utility bills should always consider turning to Mother Nature for some help. A well-landscaped yard that acts as natural insulation can make all the difference in your energy usage — and add curb appeal.
Figuring “degree days” is helpful in tracking energy consumption in your home. The concept helps keep track of how many degrees you cool down or warm up your home and can be averaged over a month, allowing comparisons to other months or other years.
Cool, clean, well-circulated air is a basic need in Florida. Surviving a typically oppressive summer here without it would be unimaginable.