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How do Solar Panels Work?

Categories: Energy Saving
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Light contains energy, which we normally feel as heat, but some materials can transform this energy into an electric current instead. Solar panels take advantage of this property and use photovoltaic cells made of substances, such as silicon, which can cause the conversion to happen. Wires running through the cell take the electricity from the cell and back to the house, or battery, to be used as a power source. Photovoltaic Cells Silicon is actually a poor conductor, but it’s Read more

What Does SEER Mean?

Categories: Air Conditioning
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Residents of Florida realize the importance of an efficient air conditioner in providing quality of life. Electricity costs will always be increasing. Compared with models manufactured in the 1970s, new air conditioners use 30 to 50 percent less electricity. Air conditioner technology has advanced remarkably in the last 10 years. Owners who replace their old air conditioner may save 20 to 40 percent on their cooling costs. Air conditioning and heating pump efficiency is determined by the seasonal energy efficiency Read more

What is the Clean Air Act?

Categories: Clean Air Act
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Florida is a state that gets very hot temperatures in the summer. No doubt, that is the season for air conditioning. This is also the season to take part in fun activities like a trip to the beach or your favorite amusement park. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the air quality is good. The Clean Air Act is a federal law that helps to reduce air pollution and works to set national air quality standards. It gives the Read more