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Things To Do in Jacksonville This Winter

Posted by Ed Miller on Sun, Nov 30, 2014

The Jacksonville area is blessed with spectacular weather during the winter months and there are lots of great activities our families can enjoy.

Yes, You Canvas!

Look up Yes, You Canvas! for a wonderful art experience. Saturday morning classes throughout the winter months feature many great holiday themes. In November and December, paintings include reindeers, gingerbread men and Christmas trees. There is a modest fee for supplies. 

Jacksonville Zoo

The holiday season is in full swing at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, where Megellanic penguins populate Tuxedo Coast. The exhibit is in the zoo’s Play Park, where the kids can enjoy a splash ground and playground.

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Heat Pump

Posted by Ed Miller on Sat, Nov 29, 2014

A heat pump is commonly found in homes across the country. It typically is two parts – an indoor unit, which pushes around the air, and an outdoor unit which some folks often mistake as a central air conditioner. Commonly, ducts are used to transport the heated or cooled air, though there is a heat pump that can be used without them. A heat pump may use the outside air as its source for heat or can be used with a separate heating unit.

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What Are The Benefits of Upgrading my Thermostat?

Posted by Ed Miller on Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The thermostat for your HVAC system is an important gauge that can save you money and make your heating and cooling more efficient. The two different types of modern electronic thermostats are programmable and smart. A programmable thermostat has a vacation mode that automatically raises the standard temperature by a few degrees while a smart thermostat allows you to make temperature adjustments with a smart phone. The following information explains the benefits of a thermostat upgrade for Jacksonville, Florida residents.

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Jacksonville's Winter Forecast

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Winter is just around the corner and Jacksonville is already starting to feel its effects. However, the cold temperatures of early fall won’t compare to the freezing temperatures that winter and the new year will bring about. Before the mercury really starts to drop, residents will need to be sure they are prepared by looking into Jacksonville's winter forecast.

Jacksonville’s extended weather forecast powered by today’s advanced weather technology, provides residents with an accurate representation of what’s to come so they can prepare their homes for the cold.

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Tags: Jacksonville HVAC company, winter forecast

Myths About Your HVAC Unit

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Now that winter is quickly approaching, it's time again to think about your HVAC system. There are many myths that circulate at this time of year many of which are centered on saving you money. Depending on the situation in your home, some could save you money but many can cost you. Your friendly heating and cooling specialists at Snyder Heating and Air Conditioning would like to take a moment to sort fact from fiction.

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Securing Your Thermostat Before Leaving For Vacation

Posted by Ed Miller on Sat, Oct 04, 2014

There are many things you need to remember when you leave for a vacation. Winter vacations require even more pre-planning. You want to make sure your home is safe, not only from outside trouble, but also from internal things like broken pipes if it gets too cold. You also don't want to come home from vacation to a house that takes hours to reach a comfortable temperature. You could leave your heat turned to the normal daily temperature, but that leaves you having to pay for energy you are not using. So what can you do to compromise?

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Tags: programmable thermostat, zoning system

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

As the end of summer approaches and the mercury starts to drop in much of the country, responsible homeowners are starting to gear up for the fall season. For most, that means going through the fall maintenance tasks they perform each year to make sure that their heating system will perform properly and that their home will make it through the cold season damage free.

However, if you’re a new homeowner or you’ll simply be taking care of fall maintenance mostly on your own this year, there are some essential tasks that you need to do now. Even if you’re an experienced homeowner who regularly does their own maintenance it’s easy to forget to do some of the necessary tasks when you’re busy with work and family.

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7 Things Your HVAC Contractor Should Know

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

When you are facing an air conditioning or heating system replacement in your Jacksonville home, there are some things that you can expect a well qualified HVAC contractor to take into consideration.

1. Carbon monoxide gas can come from other sources than a cracked heat exchanger.

Any combustion powered appliance can be a source of CO2 leaks. Ovens, dryers, water heaters, and other gas burning appliances can be sources of CO2 leaks. Having a carbon monoxide detector installed is a necessity. HVAC contractors should test all avenues of CO2 leaks and make certain that any gas burning appliance is properly installed and vented.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Humidity

Posted by Ed Miller on Wed, Sep 03, 2014

According to Current Results Nexus, Jacksonville, Florida, has the second highest humidity level in the United States, falling closely behind New Orleans. What does this mean for your home and family? And is there anything you can do to combat the negative effects of such high relative humidity?

Let's take a look at the simple Do's and Don'ts to consider when living in a humid area like Jacksonville. With a few simple changes to your home and lifestyle, you can make life more comfortable.

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Ways To Remind Yourself To Change The Air Filter

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Changing your air conditioning filters regularly can make the difference between a system that runs smoothly and one that doesn't do its job. It also makes the air healthier and allows the system to work without having to put out excess energy, saving both the motor and your utility bill. Similar to smoke alarm batteries, filters must be replaced, however, often times you need a reminder to help you remember when it’s time to change them. After all, it seems like a minor part of the system and not one you think about on a regular basis. Like that smoke alarm battery, however, it makes its presence known at the worst possible time when it is neglected. Here are some ways to remind yourself to change that air filter.

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