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Natural Gas Impacts on New Construction With Florida V. 6 Building Code

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 28, 2017 2:55:10 PM

The new Florida Building Code, V. 6 goes into effect for all homes permitted after December 31, 2017. We ran some simulations to see the impact natural gas could have on helping a builder meet the Florida Energy Code Compliance, as well as the impacts on the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score.

The HERS score is a national standard builders use to market their energy efficient homes. Here is the impact bringing natural gas to your home or development can do. Here are the top three findings to this research.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Natural Gas, natural gas appliances, florida, New Construction

FPU Offers Free Energy Presentation By Senior Energy Specialist for 2018

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 21, 2017 12:25:35 PM

I’d like to make you an offer. How would you like to have a dynamic energy presentation for your group? I am now accepting bookings for 2018. Some of the groups I have presented to over the years include elementary, middle or high school groups, college classes, trade schools, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, Boy Scouts, Home Builder Associations, Home Builders, Architects, and REALTORS. I’ve also been a featured speaker at the Southeast Builders Conference, The AIA Architects Convention and a variety of Green Conferences.
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Topics: Natural Gas, propane, natural gas appliances, florida, outdoor living, propane appliances, gas spa heater, gas patio heater, outdoor gas appliances, gas fire pit, gas pool heater

3 Ways To Extend Your Summer Activities Using Gas

Posted by Scott Ranck on Nov 8, 2017 10:51:35 AM

 
Many people live in Florida to enjoy the summer-like weather, especially in the spring and fall. Unfortunately, many of us have gotten spoiled by swimming in water that is at least 86° and anything cooler feels cold to us. In this blog, I will give you three ways to extend your summer season for at least a few months using either natural gas or propane equipment. The desire is to fully enjoy the outside activities as the temperature begins to dip moderately.
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Topics: Natural Gas, propane, natural gas appliances, florida, outdoor living, propane appliances, gas spa heater, gas patio heater, outdoor gas appliances, gas fire pit, gas pool heater

Top 3 Things To Know About Home Heating

Posted by Scott Ranck on Nov 2, 2016 12:51:10 PM

Well, it is that time again. The first early morning cold snap has come to Florida. This caused me to think about customer calls wondering why utility bills have risen. The cost to heat a home is actually higher than the cost to cool a home. Fortunately for us here in Florida, heating is a very small percentage, approximately only 8% of our total energy costs. In northern states the cost of heating is their number one energy expense.

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

Reflections on Hurricane Matthew

Posted by Scott Ranck on Oct 11, 2016 3:14:09 PM

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Topics: safety, florida, hurricane matthew, hurricane

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