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Archive for April, 2014

What is an Inverter Air Conditioner?

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Unless you’re in the air conditioning industry, you may not exactly know the technology behind how an air conditioner works. It can be a little intimidating, especially for those of us who aren’t the most tech-savvy. That’s where we come in. Here we explain a new kind of technology for air conditioners that may help to keep your AC unit running all summer long. Let’s first take a look at how a normal air conditioner works: How an Air Conditioner Read more

How to Perform an At-Home Energy Audit

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The prospect of owning a home is both exciting and daunting. Thoughts of independence and freedoms often come pouring in. However, owning a home also brings a new type of responsibility than can be overwhelming for first-time homeowners. In particular, making the shift from apartment living to owning a home can be overwhelming. Dealing with a hefty utility bill can be a nightmare, and knowing how to perform an energy audit can be the ultimate money-saver. An energy audit is Read more

Which Uses More Energy, AC or Heat?

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You probably associate the summer months with a higher electric bill, and unfortunately, that can sometimes be the case, but only sometimes.   Where You Live Matters Luckily for us, and you, we live in Florida, where even though we complain about the weather from time to time, it may be helping our electric bill. Living in a colder climate, for example, New York or Illinois, is more energy demanding than living in a hot climate like the one we Read more

Air Conditioners, the One Thing That Can Freeze in FL

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The possibility of your air conditioner freezing up seems quite bizarre since you live in the sunshine state. However, even in the sunny Florida weather, your A/C unit can be covered in solid ice. Wondering how it’s possible for an A/C unit to act like an igloo when it’s at least 85 degrees outside? Here are some ways your air conditioner can freeze over: Blockages in Air Flow In your A/C unit, blockages may occur, resulting in a freeze up. Read more

Spring Cleaning Tips

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The spring season is blossoming and that calls for a much needed spring cleaning. It tends to be quite overwhelming to clean your house from top to bottom, especially those little nooks and crannies that you can easily miss. Want to make sure you are getting all the right places in your home? Here are some places you often miss while cleaning that you should keep an eye out for. #1: Your Air Ducts The air you’re breathing in around Read more

How Can You Be More Energy Efficient at Home?

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In our daily lives, we are constantly encouraged to be aware of the amount of energy we are consuming. Therefore, living a lifestyle that’s energy efficient —doing the same amount of work using less energy—is a step in the right direction. Here are a few ways you can be more energy efficient in your home. #1: Make Investments on Your Water Heater Install both a programmable thermostat and a timer on your water heater. The times you leave your house, Read more

Eco Friendly Home Cleaning Solutions

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When you have to mop the floor or even dust under your kitchen table, resorting to cleaning products—which are overloaded with toxins—seems like the easy route to take. Yet, living in a country that has become so environmentally friendly, it’s recommended that when you can, you should make eco-friendly choices. With that, we have offered some great homemade eco-friendly cleaning solutions you can create and use throughout your home. Ingredients You Need to DIY: Baking Soda White Vinegar Borax Corn Read more

Does Landscaping Improve Your Energy Costs?

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Landscaping is an essential outdoor activity for most people. What if we told you that landscaping could help improve your energy costs?  By making some adjustments to the landscaping around your home, it’s quite possible to improve your monthly energy bills. Here are some great ways that you can use your landscaping to help shrink that monthly energy bill. #1: Try Strategically Planting Your Trees The most common way to diminish energy consumption throughout your home is to block the Read more

7 Ways You Can Prolong the Life of Your AC Unit

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On average, a good-quality air conditioner has a lifespan that ranges anywhere from 15-20 years.  As you know, replacing your AC unit can be quite costly, so you want to do all that you can to prolong the life of your air conditioner. Here are 10 actions you can take to keep your AC unit long lasting. #1: Keep Your Condenser Clean The condenser is the cooling part of your AC unit, which is located outside of your home. Make Read more