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Archive for February, 2014

What is Freon?

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You’ve heard several remarks about Freon, but do you actually know what it is? Freon is a refrigerant—referred to as coolants, by many. Freon is a brand name, but most people use the term Freon to refer to all products that contain Dichlorodifluoromethane, or R-12. The production of Freon began in 1930, and was created to substitute toxic chemicals used up, and lead to cooling purposes. Freon is safe and has been used in a variety of products throughout its Read more

What AC Unit is Right for My Mobile Home?

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Choosing effective air conditioning for your mobile home can be quite the challenge. Heat tends to build up in a mobile home because of its small size. Yet, most mobile homes are longer than they are wide, with typical single wide homes being only 14 feet in width, and as long as 70 or 80 feet. This presents a challenge in placing window air conditioners so that that cool air will effectively be distributed. Even though mobile homes tend to Read more

Save Me Money (Programmable Thermostat with a Heat Pump)

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The cost to heat your home can be exorbitant. If you’re a retiree on a fixed income or simply don’t want to pay a lot for heat, there IS an option that can help you save money. Using a programmable thermostat in conjunction with a heat pump can help you stay comfortable, without breaking the bank. What is a Programmable Thermostat? A programmable thermostat is a device that allows you to set the temperature in your home and when it Read more

Why You Need to Prevent Heat Loss Even in Florida

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Typically, Florida is known for its sunny days and warm weather, making winter heating issues appear to be pretty foreign to us.  Yet, an occasional cold front can cause your heating bill to increase a great deal, especially if the efficiency of your home is poor. Many issues that affect your heating efficiency, also impact your home’s cooling efficiency in the summer months, making room for related billing and comfort fluctuations year round. Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home As Read more

Reducing Air Pollution From Burning Candles

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Candles are a great accent to bring light and aroma into a household, but are they really THAT great? Believe it or not, burning candles has a massive effect on the air you’re breathing in.  We have come up with several solutions in reducing the air pollution of that Cinnamon Apple candle you’ve been dying to light. Avoid Tall and Thick Wicks It’s ideal to avoid candles with wicks that too thick, or wicks containing a core that is too Read more

The “Schedule Some Help” Promotion

Categories: Air Conditioning, Air Duct, Common HVAC Problems, Energy Saving, Heating
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In cities throughout America, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Benjamin Franklin Plumbing (plumbing) and Mister Sparky (electrical) are sponsoring a wonderful new promotion, “Schedule Some Help.” For a $25 fee, customers can sign up for an appointment to have promotional maintenance or repairs done by these sponsors. There are several services offered, but here are some of the most requested: Heating and Air Conditioning According to “Franchise Times Magazine”, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is the fastest Read more

Is Google Keeping Tabs On You?

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Living in such a technological society, it can be hard to keep up with all the advancements thrown our way. In almost every aspect of our routine, technology has played such a reliable role in our lives. For a thermostat, a device we would typically take for granted, there has been a lot of current expansions made in its industry. Nest, a company focused on home mechanization, has provided people with programmable thermostat that learns a homeowner’s routine and adjusts Read more

Tips On Making Your Heater Work Properly

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Florida weather has been so unpredictable lately: one day it’s cold, one day it’s hot. With Groundhog Day nearing, it’s a possibility that the Groundhog will see its shadow and bring us six more weeks of winter. If this is the case, here are some helpful tips on how to make sure your heater is working correctly. Window and Door Leaks Make sure your doors and windows don’t have broken seals or leaks around them, because this allows cold air Read more