Residents of the Florida Suncoast know just home important their air conditioner is — especially as the temperatures begin to rise. Unfortunately, without proper air conditioner maintenance your unit can use more energy than needed, decrease your indoor air quality and malfunction. Don’t ignore an expensive and vital part of your heating and cooling system. Instead, take action with preventive air conditioner maintenance.
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R-22 Shortages Could Lead To Much Higher Prices In Florida: Must-Have Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
The appliance that Floridians rely on to get through the summer is an air conditioner — 85 percent of which use R-22 Freon. Prices are rising because this refrigerant is being phased out and R-22 shortages are expected. By 2020, its production will cease completely.
If you want to save money on your home cooling bill this summer and still keep each room comfortable, consider an HVAC zoning system. A zoning system supplies conditioned air in each part of your home, or zone, based on the temperature in that area. This is different from the traditional system, in which conditioned air pours out of the vents in the entire house, based on the temperature in one room — often cooling some rooms more than is necessary.
Are you ready to spring-forward into the new season? Do it right by scheduling a service call for your pool, spa and home-comfort systems. It can be difficult to decide who to call when there are hundreds of contractors and technicians from which to choose. The first step for ensuring quality service and installation for your heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and pool/spa equipment is to choose a NATE-certified technician.
In Florida, you know that the winters are warm and the summer is hot. Air conditioning costs can go through the roof during the lengthy cooling season, and you can spend a fortune to simply keep your home comfortable. Before the worst of the heat arrives and you crank up the A/C, consider the following steps for reducing your cooling load:
If you’re considering an HVAC upgrade for your Florida home, a heat pump might be the ideal solution. Offering efficient heating and cooling, heat pumps are a sort of one-stop shop for home comfort and energy efficiency. What makes heat pumps so much more efficient than the traditional combination of a furnace and air conditioning system? The answer is in how a heat pump actually provides heat for your home.
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:
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: