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Archive for January, 2014

Top 5 Energy Efficient HVAC Appliances for 2014

Categories: Energy Saving
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For those located in Largo, Florida who are looking for help with HVAC systems, these new appliances will address your needs. HVAC devices combine the technology of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning into useful devices that are more energy efficient than traditional appliances. In 2014, manufacturers of HVAC technology have started integrating eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable principles into their products. The following list features examples of the top five energy efficient HVAC appliances for the New Year. 5. Carrier BMW Performance Read more

How Can I Prevent Animals From Getting Into My Air Duct?

Categories: Air Duct
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When owning a house, most people do not think of everything they need to do to keep things in order and going smooth. This is a serious problem for some residents who end up with a rodent problem on their hands. Now, it is easy to take a few simple steps such as removing the trash and using traps, but some homeowners want to take it further and prevent them from getting into the cooling and heating ducts. With this Read more

The Potential Hazards of Fiberglass Insulation

Categories: Air Conditioning, Know Your AC
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Fiberglass insulation has been the dominant type of insulation for most homes since it became commercially available in the 1930s, and no wonder: it is affordable, readily available, and easy to install. Properly insulated homes and healthy HVAC systems keep Largo homeowners comfortable no matter the time of year. But in spite of its benefits, there is some speculation that fiberglass insulation may pose a potential health hazard to homeowners. Skin and Eye Irritation Fiberglass insulation is made of tiny Read more

Can I Program My Thermostat to My Smart Phone?

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Do you leave your AC running when you leave for work in the morning, letting the system run while the house is unoccupied? Do you wish to save energy and utility costs by maximizing the use of your HVAC system? The latest technology for home thermostats and smart phone apps can allow you to do just that. With present technology and a small investment, a homeowner can now operate their home thermostat remotely, by use of a smart phone. According Read more

Warning Signs That You Need a New HVAC System

Categories: Air Conditioning, Common HVAC Problems
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It’s not difficult to decipher whether or not your HVAC system is in need of a tune-up or repair, but it can be a bit more challenging to decide when you should replace it altogether. These are the warning signs of a faulty, bad or broken HVAC system that should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid spending more on your energy bill, or more costly repairs to the system or your home. Higher Energy Bill An energy bill Read more

Protect Your HVAC System from Flood Damage

Categories: Common HVAC Problems
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Flooding is a consistent problem throughout much of the state of Florida, including in the Largo area. Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) equipment can end up severely damaged and oftentimes permanently destroyed when flooded. Residents in and around Largo, Florida, need to understand what proactive steps they need to take in order to protect their HVAC equipment against flood-related damage. Consider Installation Location A relatively common practice in many residential and commercial structures throughout the United States, including in the Read more

How to Make Your HVAC System More Eco Friendly

Categories: Air Conditioning, Clean Air Act, Energy Saving
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HVAC units are known to be the biggest energy hogs in the average household. Since more than half of your energy costs are dedicated to these systems, it’s important that you’re aware of the impact it has on the environment and your budget. To help make your HVAC system become more eco-friendly, here are some tips you may want to take advantage of: Perform Regular Maintenance A dusty and dirty air filter will make the HVAC unit work a lot Read more

How Do I Know Which Air Filter is best for My HVAC System?

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Choosing the proper filter for your HVAC unit is a simple process after you have figured out what sort of filter your unit accepts. Begin by checking your unit and continue by purchasing the filter that best suits the environment you need to have inside your home. You have a few choices when getting filters for your HVAC system, and those options present themselves after a bit of research. Finding The Proper Model of Filter Your HVAC unit is designed Read more