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The 5 Coldest Days in Florida’s History

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The 5 Coldest Days in Florida's History

With the pleasant fall weather slipping away, winter is just around the corner. Despite being the Sunshine State, Florida can sometimes experience the rare frigid temperatures. Most of Florida rejoices whenever it gets a reprieve from sweltering heat. So, to put recent Florida “winter” weather into perspective, we put together a list of the state’s coldest moments for your reminiscing pleasure. #1 In February 1899, Tallahassee reached -2 degrees Fahrenheit, the only time a part of Florida has ever reached subzero Read more

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes to Try This Year

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3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes to Try This Year

While Thanksgiving is often all about overabundance, it doesn’t have to be an unhealthy day. By updating classic dishes with fresh, heart-healthy ingredients, these low-sodium, high-fiber healthy Thanksgiving recipes are sure to please. Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes Serves 6-8 Ingredients: – 4 medium potatoes, peeled, quartered and steamed until soft – 1 15-oz can of artichoke hearts, drained – ½ cup hot unsweetened, unflavored soy, cashew, coconut or almond milk – ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained – 1 Read more

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome This Thanksgiving

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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome This Thanksgiving

Making guests feel welcome this Thanksgiving is important. Despite the intended purpose of getting together with family and friends to give thanks, Thanksgiving can be stressful under awkward circumstances. The host may be stressed about everything being cooked to perfection, and guests may feel stressed about meeting new people. While it can be a good idea to put out place cards on the dinner table to help welcome guests, keeping guests in a comfortable atmosphere will really put them at Read more

10 Signs You’re a Native Floridian

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10 Signs You're a Native Floridian

People who live in Florida are a unique bunch. They get to live in one of the most iconic locations in the world. However, native Floridians are also able to easily identify themselves. Here are 10 signs you are a native of Florida. You know there are actually three distinct cultural sections of Florida. There is the north, the south and all the theme parks in the center. Also, you know all the tricks to getting into those theme parks for free. Read more

Why Does My HVAC System Smell Like It’s Burning?

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Why Does My HVAC System Smell Like It's Burning

It can be alarming to discover a burning smell in your home, and you may immediately search the home to locate the source. Worse, you may discover the burning smell originates from your heating or cooling system. If this is the case, you will need a licensed HVAC technician to help you determine the cause and remedy the situation for you.  If You Recently Turned On Your System It is rather common to notice a burning smell when you initially Read more

Why Winter Is the Best Time to Buy a New Air Conditioner

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Why Winter Is the Best Time to Buy a New Air Conditioner

Many homeowners replace their air conditioning system during the summer when Florida temperatures and humidity levels are high. But while homeowners seldom consider replacing their air conditioning systems during the cooler winter months, this is actually the best time to buy a new system. If your air conditioner struggled to get through the summer, you’re actually in luck. Here are three reasons why winter is the best time to buy a new air conditioning system.   1. Replacing your air Read more

How Can I Protect My Home From Duct Leaks?

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How Can I Protect My Home From Duct Leaks

A significant amount of the climate-controlled air that is produced by your home’s heating and cooling system can be lost through leaks in your ducts. Unfortunately, duct leaks are common, and they can be difficult to detect because of their location in the home. Protecting your home from duct leaks can help you save money on energy costs and can make your home environment more comfortable. These tips can help you to prevent duct leaks in your home.  Inspect the Read more

4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter

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4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter

Just because the weather will be cooling off soon doesn’t mean that you need to dread your impending energy bills. These four simple tips can help you improve the efficiency of your home and keep your family comfortable throughout the winter without putting a dent in your wallet. 1. Replace Old or Damaged Weatherstripping The cracks around doors and windows will allow cold air into your home and let warm air escape. Some studies have even shown that upwards of Read more

Top 3 Most Common Florida Allergens

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Top 3 Most Common Florida Allergens

Millions of people suffer from allergies and their side effects, which include sneezing, runny nose, coughing, itchy eyes, congestion and sore throat. Unfortunately, Florida’s warm climate allows a variety of allergens to grow throughout the year. Most HVAC filtration systems can trap allergens that make it inside; however, filters cannot eradicate irritants from the air. Listed below are the top three most common florida allergens and preventive measures homeowners can take. 1. Mold Mold is not just something nasty that Read more

What Is Aeroseal®?

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What Is Aeroseal®?

If your home in Pinellas County is equipped with a central heating or air conditioning system, chances are that Aeroseal® can significantly lower your monthly energy bills. Forced-air HVAC systems rely on a series of ductwork to warm and cool your home, but according the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), up to 30 percent of the air that blows through ductwork in the average home is lost to leaks, cracks and gaps. Ensuring that your ductwork is airtight saves you money, Read more