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Scott Ranck

Scott Ranck started his career in building with two years of training in residential construction at Williamsport Area Community College now Pennsylvania School of Technology. After his training, Mr. Ranck was involved with both residential and commercial construction for the next twenty years. Scott has now focused his building background toward becoming a resource on residential and commercial energy issues. Mr. Ranck is a RESNET HERS energy rater, an ENERGY STAR Rating Partner, a small commercial and public building energy rater and attained his CEA (Certified Energy Auditor) and CEM (Certified Energy Manager) through the Association of Energy Engineers. He is employed by Florida Public Utilities Corporation. Mr. Ranck chairs the Florida Natural Gas Association’s Energy Code Team. He is a founding board member and Past President of the Building Energy Assessment Professionals, a Florida registered trade association. Mr. Ranck has done energy presentations for builders, builder associations, architects, utilities, and energy conferences all over the state.
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Expert Tips On Ways To Save On Your Home Remodel

Posted by Scott Ranck on Aug 3, 2015 9:49:41 AM

Remodeling your home is fun and exciting, but as far as rising expenses go, it can be all too easy to get carried away. Even if you take all the right budgeting precautions (like building in a 20% cushion to cover impulse buys, as well as unpleasant surprises), actually sticking to it can prove hard to do.

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Topics: natural gas appliances, home remodel

Big Differentiators Between Natural Gas Dryers and Non-Gas Dryers

Posted by Scott Ranck on Aug 3, 2015 9:48:25 AM

While there may be a certain nostalgia associated to hanging clothes on the backyard clothesline, as many of us remember our mothers doing, today there’s a faster, more convenient way. These days, most American homes come standard with a clothes dryer. In a market sometimes overwhelmed with questionable consumer buzz and constantly changing bells and whistles, however, the question is: which one is the best fit for you? Here are afew important differentiators between the two most common types of clothes dryers: natural gas and non-gas.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Dryers

3 Things That Greatly Impact Your Utility Bill

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 23, 2015 10:47:42 AM

I have the privilege of helping our customers solve the riddles when they feel their utility costs are too high. It is often a challenge to really get to the bottom of a high bill, especially when on first look there is nothing out of the ordinary. I will tell you about three common areas that will cause your utility bills to rise. In each case, you will have some options to counter the impact with a conservation tip.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, natural gas appliances

3 Tips You Should Know When Buying a New Air Conditioner in Florida

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 21, 2015 12:07:35 PM

We are already into the season of day time high temperatures in the 90° range. Air conditioning is pretty much a necessity in Florida. So, what do you do when your air conditioner needs replaced? Often, we are more worried about our immediate comfort desiring just to get a new one quickly. It would be better to sweat a couple days and do your due diligence for long term comfort and efficiency. Air conditioning is your number one energy cost so it pays to do it right! I’ve got 3 tips for you when it comes time to replace your unit.

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Topics: Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, summer

Top 2 Things You Should Know About Pool Heaters in the Summer Season

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 1, 2015 3:14:27 PM

I recently investigated a high natural gas bill at a large condominium association in South Florida. There are two major lessons I have learned over the years concerning pool heaters in the summertime. This will be a short but helpful article.
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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, natural gas appliances, Pool Heaters, summer

How To Keep Your Natural Gas Range Operating At Its Full Potential

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jun 30, 2015 2:34:10 PM

Unbeatable performance is what makes natural gas ranges preferred by the large majority of professional chefs and everyday cooks alike. However, when it comes to keeping the equipment operating at its full potential, part of it’s up to the appliance owner. Here are simple steps you can take to keep your natural gas stovetop in peak condition. Not to mention, save energy every time you cook!

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Topics: Natural Gas Range

Beware of Energy/Utility Scam Advertisements in Florida

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jun 19, 2015 9:29:00 AM

You may have received an advertisement like this or similar. There are others who use our state government rather than the federal government to hide behind. There is no U.S. Solar Department that is related to the government. Some companies’ use these practices to give their business a look of being connected to the government hoping to earn credibility. This particular ad may be a total energy/utility scam. Some like this are fronts for a real business that uses questionable marketing practices.
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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency

FPU | 5 Reasons To Become An Energy Skeptic

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jan 6, 2015 3:08:32 PM

I regularly get to observe the consequences when consumers fail to become energy skeptics. The sad reality is what many peddle as “Going Green,” only results in green going from your pocket to theirs. So, I offer you these five suggestions on how you can become savvier in your energy upgrades!


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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency

Floridians: Is Natural Gas Available In FL?

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 11, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Natural gas comes out of the ground through drilling. It is odorless and tasteless in its natural form. Natural gas is flammable when mixed with just the right quantity of air and when there is a means of ignition. Natural gas travels by pipeline from the well head, through processing and finally to our homes and businesses.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency

3 Ways to Maximize Natural Gas Over The Holidays

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 4, 2014 12:58:00 PM

When I think about the holiday season, my mind goes to smells of fresh baked cookies, and the delight of watching the flames dance in the fireplace in a nice warm home. It actually is nice to have a little cold weather in late December, especially for all of us who moved here from the northern climates.

Here are three great ways to maximize natural gas in your home for the holidays:

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency

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