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Discover the Top 3 High Performance Home Upgrades That Could Lower Your Utility Costs

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 19, 2016 3:31:44 PM

I had an interesting experience this past week; I would like to share with you. I had an appointment to go to a customer’s home and perform an energy audit. An energy audit is where a trained professional comes in and looks at all your home’s energy uses. I examine everything about the home, insulation levels, window quality, and examine all the equipment in the home.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, natural gas appliances, home remodel, tankless water heaters, Upgrades, Natural Gas Water Heaters, How To's

3 Tips to Help Reduce Your AC Costs This Summer

Posted by Scott Ranck on Mar 29, 2016 11:32:02 AM

Here in Florida our highest energy cost is air conditioning our homes. Central air conditioning systems are highly complex with many various parts. In most situations you have the unit outside the home which is the compressor and cooling fan. Somewhere inside the home, often in the garage or attic is the second part referred to as the air handler. Within this unit is an inverted V shaped piping system known as the cooling coils. There also is a fan and blower motor inside this unit.

 

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, summer, How To's, air conditioning

How to Calculate Monthly Pool Pump Costs For Your Home

Posted by Scott Ranck on Mar 4, 2016 11:55:58 AM

You can see a one minute video discussing the cost of pool pump operation from Florida Public Utilities Facebook page at the end of this article. This article will give you the tools to figure out the cost of your pool pumps operation. Many pools in Florida have two pumps, one to filter and one to power the vacuum. So, both pumps must be calculated to get your monthly cost.
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Topics: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Pool Heaters, How To's

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