3 Benefits of Installing Zone Control for Your Home

Monday, January 11, 2016

What is zone control? It’s a way to divide up the heating and air conditioning of your home into a series of different “zones” that can be manipulated separate from each other. The conventional HVAC system has an all-or-nothing ventilation layout, so that each time the heater or AC turns on, the conditioned air from the blower goes to all of the rooms. Zone control uses dampers placed into the ducts to close off sections of the ventilation network so that only specific zones receive heater/cooled air. Thermostats in each zone control the settings, and all the thermostat are networked through a central panel that operates all of the zones.

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Ideal Thermostat Settings for Florida Winters

Monday, January 4, 2016

The winters in Florida are famously mild, which is one of the reasons the state is among the top tourist destinations in the U.S. during this time of year. However, we still encounter colder days when we need to raise the thermostat settings to turn on our heaters. Because homeowners here are far less used to operating heating systems than in other parts of the country, they often make errors with setting the thermostat during the winter. This often leads to energy waste and discomfort.

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How a Newer Gas Furnace Will Save You Money

Monday, December 21, 2015

Two weeks ago, we wrote a blog about how to tell that your old furnace should retire. One of those signs is a furnace that costs too much to run. It’s obvious that an aging machine simply won’t be as energy efficient as a newer one. However, there’s more to the improvement in energy efficiency with a new furnace. The technology of furnaces has increased significantly, allowing them to convert their energy source to heating fuel with much less waste than ever before. For example, the average AFUE rating of gas furnaces was once around 60%, which means that only 60% of the energy the furnaces consumed was converted to thermal energy, and 40% went to waste. Today furnaces can score AFUE ratings of 80% up to 97%. How is this possible?

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Time to Replace Your Gas Furnace? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Tell

Monday, December 7, 2015

No gas furnace will endure forever. You need to pay attention to an older furnace to see if it’s time to have it replaced. Below are 5 ways to tell that you should call professionals and arrange for a new furnace installation:

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Choosing a Furnace: Electric vs. Natural Gas

Monday, November 30, 2015

Although Florida doesn’t face harsh winter weather, you still must have an effective heater installed in your home: one that will work during the periods you need it to without draining excessive amounts of energy and sending your bills through the roof. Finding the right balance is key for a new heating installation. This is why it’s important to have HVAC technicians with experience put on the job from the start. They will help you make the right choice for a heater that will care for your home’s comfort needs while fitting your budget.

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