Blog Tag: Energy Efficiency
Homes today are more energy efficient than ever before. However, tightly sealed, energy-efficient homes can develop problems with stale and stagnant air, poor air quality and too much or little humidity. Fortunately, there is a solution. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are whole-house systems that supply your family with fresh conditioned air year-round, help control moisture and humidity in your home and help ventilate your home while maintaining energy efficiency.
Chances are, if you don’t already own one, you have considered adding a heat pump to your home. Florida’s climate certainly lends itself well to this kind of heating and cooling system, and heat pumps have a reputation for being extremely energy efficient, particularly when compared to traditional forced air systems.
Understanding how your heating system works can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency. Winters throughout Florida are typically mild, but it’s not uncommon to want to take the morning chill away or heat the house during an occasional cold snap. Many HVAC systems in Florida are heat pumps, since these are the most cost-effective ways to heat and cool homes. In the heating mode, both heat pumps and furnace systems operate basically the same, although the fuels to create heat differ.
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.
With summer almost here, you might be starting to worry about how long you’ve neglected your air conditioner. Luckily, it’s never too late for for planned maintenance. By keeping your air conditioning system on a routine maintenance schedule, you’ll not only see an increase in energy efficiency, you’ll extend the life of your system.