With the heat and humidity in Florida, the question isn’t whether to run the A/C, but what temperature to set it at. You might like it at a warm 74 degrees, but your spouse might want it at 62 degrees. This can make for an unhappy situation. It only gets worse if there are more people in the home, each with her own preference. If this is your predicament, a zoning system could be the answer. A zoning system can keep everyone happy in the following ways:
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If you’re planning a last-minute getaway before summer ends, don’t forget to deal with your thermostat. If your home is going to be empty while you are away, you don’t need to maintain your regular temperature settings. Adjusting your thermostat settings can reduce your energy consumption and save you money while you’re having fun in the sun.
In Florida, our A/C systems work overtime a large part of the year. Eventually, even the most reliable air conditioner needs to be replaced. If you’re in that situation, or you think you will be in the near future, you’ll need to keep some factors in mind as you look for a new system.
How much air conditioning does your Florida home need?
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely shopped around for the best prices on HVAC service. You may have gotten quotes from several different contractors and based your decision on the prices they listed. While quoted prices are a good factor to consider when evaluating HVAC services, there are many other criteria that you should also be reviewing to determine the true “price” of your HVAC service quote.
Discussions of home ownership usually turn to ways that homeowners can save money. However, most homeowners usually frame the discussion as a conflict between savings and home comfort, assuming that each dollar saved comes at the expense of some physical discomfort they must endure. Fortunately for residential property owners, there are a number of effective energy-saving tips and tricks that allow for home comfort while still protecting you from outrageous energy bills. Being aware of some of these techniques is a great way to live an environmentally-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying your home comfort and the benefits of modern appliances.
Air-conditioning is crucial for comfort during the summers in Englewood and the surrounding areas, where temperatures may reach over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The strain on HVAC systems can be enormous, and breakdowns, remodeling, or lifestyle changes can lead to the necessity of air-conditioner replacement.
At Symbiont Service Corp., energy savings have long been one of our core values and one of the main benefits we give our customers. To help our Englewood-area neighbors save energy (and save money on utility bills), we offer up these energy savings tips for Florida residents from the federal Energy Star program’s Home Advisor:
Is your old air conditioning system on its last legs?
Swimming pool heat pumps offer an energy-efficient means of keeping your swimming pool warm. By using electricity to transfer heat from one place to the next instead of simply generating heat, a heat pump can save you in annual energy costs. Of course, to maximize energy savings, the heat pump you choose for your swimming pool must be properly sized by a professional.