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.
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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.
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.
Conducting planned maintenance on your home’s heating or cooling system may not be glamorous, but it is one of the best ways to ensure that your system will be ready when you need it most. By scheduling regular service visits with a qualified professional, you’ll keep your entire HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently.
For optimal home comfort, you need more than efficient heating and cooling components. Though often overlooked, ducts play an essential role in efficiently distributing conditioned air throughout your home. In fact, if your ductwork is improperly designed, installed or sealed, up to 20 percent of the conditioned air that passes through your ducts could be lost.
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.