Category: Summer Energy Tips

A Cool Roof is A Happy Roof: 6 Tips to Help Save Energy Posted by Wattson on Jul 28, 2017

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More than just a home covering that your neighbors will covet, a cool roof is one designed to reflect energy and heat from the sun. A traditional dark roof absorbs heat, so it can wind up being as many as 50 degrees hotter than a cool roof! This temperature increase can put a hefty burden on Florida homeowners, especially during the ...

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House Ventilation & Spray Foam Insulation: A Match Made in Heaven Posted by Wattson on Jul 14, 2017

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It’s the perfect time of year to think about... house ventilation Summer time and the living’s easy. It’s that time of year again, my friends. A Florida summer is the perfect time to hit the beach, take the kids to the water park and roast marshmallows over a crackling fire. But it’s not just the marshmallows roasting these day...

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How to Cool An Attic During the Hot Summer Months Posted by Wattson on Jul 11, 2017

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How often do you think about your attic? That might depend on the kind of home you have. While many people have attic bedrooms or storage spaces they frequent regularly, others may rarely give their attic a passing glance. But no matter how you use your attic space, it’s important to keep it cool, especially in hot Florida summers. ...

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Why Air Conditioned Rooms Stay Cooler With Spray Foam Insulation Posted by Wattson on Jul 4, 2017

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Summer is in full swing, and in Florida that means heat, humidity, and more heat! All across the state, air conditioners will be running full steam ahead to try to keep up with the hot weather. But what does this mean for Florida homeowners? You may have already prepared your home for the season, but how can you be sure you can beat...

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What Temperature to Set Your Air Conditioner to Save Money Posted by Wattson on Jun 27, 2017

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Understanding what temperature to set air conditioners for optimal comfort will keep your energy bills in check. If the high energy costs of long Florida summers are getting you down, we're here to help. Your thermostat settings determine how often your air conditioner must run, and setting the temperature too low in the summer will d...

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How to Diagnose–and Get Rid of–Air Conditioner Noise Posted by Wattson on Jun 6, 2017

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Most Florida homeowners rely on their air conditioner to maintain a cool, comfortable home nearly all year long. When you start hearing air conditioner noise, you may start to wonder if your home's comfort is about to be interrupted. Here are some common air conditioner noises, what each might mean, and what you need to do to get rid ...

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Is Your AC Blowing Hot Air? 5 Steps for Troubleshooting Posted by Wattson on May 2, 2017

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The last thing that Florida homeowners want to discover is their AC blowing hot air. Whether you prefer a cool, comfortable home or need the air conditioning to fend off allergies, a working system is a must. If you find your AC blowing hot air, try these troubleshooting steps first. What to Do When Your AC Is Blowing Hot Air: 1. Ch...

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3 Reasons Why You Can’t Keep Your House Cool in the Summer Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2016

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Is your home hotter than a pizza oven during the summer? While you may be quick to blame your air conditioner, there are plenty of other factors around the house that contribute to the problem. Here are the top issues our energy technicians often run into when a customer complains about why they can't keep their house cool. 1. To stay ...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 23, 2015

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you'll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer's heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to set...

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When to Replace A Central AC Unit Posted by Wattson on May 26, 2015

For some homeowners, a visit from a technician to repair a central air conditioning unit brings the news that it is time for a replacement. For others, however, the decision to replace a unit happens before it stops working completely. Don’t wait until you are stuck without air conditioning on a hot day. Use these five signs to help...

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