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Have you ever stopped to think what your day would be like without electronics? What would happen to your home office or your entertainment center if an electrical surge zapped your computer, stereo, television and/or microwave? Even with insurance, the deductible can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to replace these items. Power surges can also damage your heating and cooling equipment, leaving your home cold and damp.
The heat to warm your swimming pool is all around you. Better yet, it’s entirely free. Even on cool days and chilly nights, the air in southwestern Florida contains enough latent heat to be converted to more than 100,000 BTUs with an air-source heat pump system.
If you’re hearing unusual banging or other noises in your home’s ductwork, there are a number of possible causes. Locating the source of these noises is often not difficult, and it’s the first step in taking corrective action. Some of the noises you might hear in your ductwork:
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.
Florida homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC system should consider a heat pump. Used in conjunction with electric heating and cooling systems, a heat pump works against the natural flow of air by forcing cool air to turn into warm through a series of heating and cooling operations. First, a coil of refrigerant is heated until it turns into vapor, which is then pressurized in a compressor. The vapor is sent through a condenser where cold air is blown over the coil. The vapor cools back to a liquid state and the air warmed by the process is sent through the ductwork of the house. The process repeats, keeping the house warm.
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.
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.
Our NATE-Certified Technicians Have Training Beyond What’s Required, Which Means Quality Service For You
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a non-profit certification program for heating and cooling technicians. Though there are a number of certifications in the field, NATE is the only program supported by the entire industry.