Your HVAC system can provide many years of great service if you give it the proper care and treatment. There are many things you can do to enhance the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, reduce the need for repairs, and extend its lifespan. Clean Your Air Filters One of the most important things you can do
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Window treatments add a decorative element to your home, but what’s more, they are effective for summer and winter temperature control. Effectively utilizing window treatments in your Gainesville-area home will help to improve AC efficiency, so you can realize savings on your heating and cooling bills. Blinds and Shades Vertical or horizontal slat-type blinds block summer heat
There are several options when it comes to installing ductless units. One of the main advantages of installing these units is the ability to place them in the convenient locations. Unlike central air conditioning that must connect to ductwork, the compact wall-mounted indoor air handler and downsized outdoor heat pump offer the freedom of installation almost
Don’t sign the papers and close on a home purchase until you’ve seen the results of a complete HVAC system inspection. Without it, you may find yourself already facing one of the largest single expenses a homeowner ever makes — the replacement of a central air conditioner and/or furnace — before you even get settled in
A home energy auditor evaluates the efficiency status quo of your house so you can make informed energy upgrades. Most existing residences have room for improvement. A professional energy auditor knows where to look for energy inefficiencies, with the expertise and equipment to calculate the effect on your overall energy profile. Once a home energy audit determines where
Temperatures are creeping up in Alachua County and that means your air conditioner will soon be working full-time to keep your home cool. Even well-maintained HVAC systemsexperience occasional glitches from time to time, so it’s helpful to know a few troubleshooting tips before calling the professionals. Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Problems The following steps may get your air conditioner
Spring is just around the corner, which means it will soon be time to switch from heating to air conditioning in our region. The changing of the seasons is a perfect time to make sure your HVAC system is running right by getting a checkup and doing a little maintenance yourself. Here are some tips to guide you.
Through the hot summers and cool winters of Alachua County, you’re paying good money to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. But you may be paying more than you need to pay to heat or cool your home. You can reduce energy costs by making sure your home is working at peak efficiency and correcting
Air filters are your home’s first line of defense against poor indoor air quality. One unintended consequence of today’s energy-efficient home is that airtight construction methods cause airborne particulates and contaminants to accumulate to unhealthy and even toxic indoor levels. Since most people spend 65 percent of their time at home, residents today may be exposed
Duct cleaning is a procedure that should be considered on an “as needed” basis. Without an inspection by a qualified professional, no one can say for sure whether your ducts need to be cleaned. Large spans of residential ductwork are basically inaccessible to the average homeowner, so residents generally have little idea of the actual condition