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Why You Have to Seal Your Air Leaks

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Air Leaks St. Peterburg FL

The average family spends approximately a third of their annual heating and cooling budget on air leaks that can easily be sealed. Here are the eight places to start sealing air leaks in your home: Plug Open Stud Cavities The average house has plaster or drywall separating the inside and the outside of the house, but some homebuilders skipped this cover behind some areas of the home like above dropped ceilings or soffits. For optimal energy conservation, these cavities should Read more

Protect Your Air Conditioner’s Copper from Theft!

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AC Theft

In 2008, Florida enacted legislation designed to stem the epidemic of copper theft that has plagued the state in recent years. In spite of stricter laws, however, businesses and homeowners continue to fall victim to these ruthless thieves. Air conditioning units, which are often placed outside have become a favorite target of copper thieves, who want the copper tubing from inside the units. Even air conditioning units in areas that were once considered inaccessible, such as on the roofs of Read more

Is Bigger Really Better? (Large Air Conditioners)

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AC Tips St. Petersburg, FL

First, a large air conditioner may or may not be the right thing to cool down a room even if that room is in Largo, Florida. Indeed, an air conditioner that’s too large for a room merely costs the homeowner money and is inefficient because it will tend to keep coming on and shutting off. What Size Air Conditioner? The best way to figure out what size air conditioner is right for a room is to call in an HVAC Read more

How Much Money Do Ceiling Fans Really Save?

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AC Tips St. Petersburg

Almost everyone has heard that ceiling fans will save money on cooling bills, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things. This article will explain why ceiling fans save money and teach you how to run your ceiling fan so that you will actually see those savings. How Do Ceiling Fans Save People Money? Ceiling fans save people money by reducing the amount of energy that it takes to cool a house. While ceiling fans may Read more

What the Heck is a HEPA Filter?

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HEPA Filter

You hear about them in advertisements for everything from air purifiers to vacuum cleaners, but most people do not know exactly what a HEPA filter is. The acronym stands for “High Efficiency Particulate Air.” In some circles it has a more official sound by being defined as “High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance.” However, not every air filtration media qualifies for the moniker. In order to truly be a HEPA filter, it must remove 99.97 percent of all particles that are 0.3 Read more

Why Do I Care About This? (Preventing Coil Corrosion)

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Preventing Coil Corrosion Largo

People who live in Florida and other coastal areas are at risk for damaging hurricanes. Even if you don’t live near the coast, Florida residents are prone to coastal rains. Heavy coastal rains contain a combination of salt and air. Salt can cause more damage to your HVAC system than other typical factors. You may not realize you have a coil erosion problem until it’s too late. Just like the sea air erodes the beachfront, it also erodes metal surfaces Read more

Be Certain to Clean Your Boiler

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AC Largo FL

To keep your boiler running as smoothly as possible, it’s important to clean it at least once a year. You should also do a quick check-in every month to be sure everything is running smoothly. In order to ensure that your house is safe and heated properly, you’ll need to get all of the built-up dirt and grime out of the boiler. When left to sit, a boiler can build up large amounts of dust and other particles that interfere Read more

AC Tips: Large Buildings, Little Bills

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Large Buildings, Little Bills

When you own or manage a large building or facility, one of the biggest concerns for that building is the energy costs it incurs every month. Controlling those costs can come down to turning off lights when people leave their offices, keeping the building insulated and not allowing for random , and windows, to be open. However, you can also help to control those costs with your HVAC system. Go on Central Control While it may seem really nice to Read more