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The History of Heating

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Nov 29, 2018

People have been heating their homes for about as long as they've had what could reasonably be called a home. Even before that, hunter and gatherer tribes would use heat in what we might now refer to as campsites to stay warm during times of rest. While technology has come a long way, few people understand where heating really comes from.

Keep reading to learn more about the history of heat and how we've improved upon this natural concept over the years. You might be surprised at how technology has changed so rapidly, perhaps even in your lifetime!

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Tags: heating system, Heating, thermostat

Top 4 Reasons to Go Green Today

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

If you are like many homeowners, you probably have concerns about the rising energy costs to run your home. You might even be concerned about reducing your home’s carbon footprint and have made attempts to go green and save energy where you can. But did you know that running your home’s heating and cooling system could account for 56 percent of the energy used in your home? Choosing to upgrade your older and less efficient system to a modern and greener system is not only good for the environment. It is also good for your wallet.

Here are the top reasons why you should go green with the HVAC in your Jacksonville home.

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Tags: Go green, Stay Cool, HVAC tips, Energy efficiency

What size air conditioner is right for my home?

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Air conditioning can keep you comfortable on even the hottest days of summer. It can also help you sleep better at night when the temperature just doesn’t drop enough to allow you to open up your windows for fresh air. Whether you’re choosing the right air conditioner when it’s time for an upgrade or you’re building a new home, choosing the right size air conditioner can be tricky.  

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Tags: Save Money, Stay Cool, Reduce costs, Jacksonville HVAC, HVAC tips, Energy efficiency

Preparing for fall in florida

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Oct 19, 2018

The hottest days of summer are behind us now, and while your A/C is likely still putting in some work around the house, there’s a good chance it’s not going full-blast all day. Depending on the week, you might even be able to turn it off at night and instead open your windows for some cool air.

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Tags: Save energy, Stay Cool, Jacksonville HVAC, HVAC tips

Signs that Your A/C Might Be Leaking Refrigerant

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Your home’s air conditioning system depends on its refrigerant to keep your home comfortable. The refrigerant used in your A/C circulates through the system removing heat in the air from inside your home and then dispersing it outdoors. But when leaks happen and the refrigerant level drops or loses pressure, it will have an effect on your air conditioner’s performance. So, how do you know if your system is leaking refrigerant?

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Tags: Maintenance Tips, Save energy, Reduce costs, HVAC tips

Can a New A/C Actually Save You Money?

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Sep 21, 2018

You rely on your heating and air conditioning year-round to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home. It is an essential piece of equipment that can easily be taken for granted. To ensure your unit continuously operates efficiently and effectively, you must be proactive about routine maintenance and you need to know when is the best time to upgrade to a new unit.

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Tags: Save Money, Save energy, Stay Cool, Jacksonville HVAC, Energy efficiency

Tips to Prepare for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Aug 30, 2018

As a resident of the Sunshine State, you already know Florida has always been one of Mother Nature’s prime targets during hurricane season. While this summer’s season has been uncharacteristically mild, we’re not out of the woods yet. This time last year, we were dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma; some people still are. You cannot let your guard down because you never know when the next Irma or Maria will strike. Here are some tips to keep you prepared for this hurricane season and beyond.

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Tags: Lightning, Florida Summer, HVAC tips

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Improving indoor air quality is important for everyone, but it can be a matter of life or death for some with asthma, respiratory conditions, or compromised immune systems. If you suspect that your indoor air quality is not as good as it should be, here are a few things you can do to improve it.

Keep Your Floors Clean

It’s very common for dust, dander, and other air pollutants to settle on the floor, but it usually doesn’t take much for it all to get worked back up into the air you breathe. Sweeping-- or better yet, vacuuming-- and mopping can safely remove many of these irritants and allergens. Choosing a vacuum with an effective HEPA filter is the best option for cleaning to improve your indoor air quality.

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Understanding How your Climate Control System Works

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Jul 30, 2018

No one understands the importance of air conditioning better than a Floridian. In the Jacksonville area alone, mean maximum temperatures go well above 90 for much of the summer, and have been known to top 100. In this environment, you need climate control to stay comfortable and healthy, which explains why most Floridians think of their air conditioner in the same way they regard their shower, their stove, or their refrigerator: as an essential part of modern living.


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Tags: Air Conditioning

Should You Leave the Air Conditioner Running While on Vacation?

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Maybe you’re headed off to tropical climes and sandy beaches for a little while this summer, or maybe you just want a few days away with family. Whatever your vacation plans for the season, leaving the house means deciding how best to prepare your home for your absence. You may set up a light timer schedule, engage a friend to bring in your mail, and buy security latches for all your windows to ensure your place stays sound.

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Tags: Air Conditioning, hvac maintenance, Save energy, Summer Savings, Jacksonville HVAC

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