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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

Discover How Natural Gas Can Make Your Business More Hurricane-Resilient

Posted by Joe Eysie on Nov 2, 2016 12:18:17 PM

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Topics: Commercial, Rebates, Combined Heat and Power, natural gas appliances, hurricane

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

Local FL Businesses Compete to Increase Energy Efficiency and Earn Commercial Rebates

Posted by Joe Eysie on May 5, 2016 3:12:26 PM

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Rebates, natural gas appliances

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

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

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

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