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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

3 Ways To Achieving The Perfect Temperature For Your Pool This Summer

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jun 23, 2016 11:40:30 AM

Pool heating is not a one size fits all proposition. There are many homes with swimming pools in Florida and with our climate the swimming season may be all year long. I get many questions about pool heating and the best way to heat your pool.

 

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Topics: Residential, Natural Gas, propane, electric, Pool Heaters, summer

How Hot Water Can Raise Utility Bills

Posted by Scott Ranck on Apr 27, 2016 4:17:11 PM

Many times over the past several years while investigating high utility bills, I’ve discovered a hidden culprit to escalated energy costs! This thief has been found in both residential and commercial situations but especially in restaurants.

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

Farm Irrigation Systems | The Case for Propane

Posted by Mark Thompson on Jan 12, 2015 9:22:00 AM

Selecting the optimal farm irrigation system is often a big and important decision—one that can greatly impact a farm’s bottom line. Many questions may be considered depending on your individual situation. What is your water source (water quality and quantity)? Do you own or lease your farmland? How much will you spend initially for your preferred irrigation system, and what costs can you expect down the road? The type, size and shape of your crops will also help you determine the irrigation methods you put to use.
 
Read on to find out how to save up to up to 60% in per gallon fuel costs with a propane irrigation system, and learn why farmers are saying it performs better, and that they’re likely to purchase one again.
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Topics: Commercial, propane, incentives, Rebates, Irrigation

5 Steps To Maintaining Winter Appliances In Florida

Posted by Lyn Cacella on Oct 29, 2014 4:44:36 PM

 

 

As you were soaking up the sun over summer, or out frolicking in the early fall, your furnace filter was most likely hard at work catching dust, dander, bacteria and other deposits. And if you’re like the estimated four-out-of-five homeowners who neglect to perform the proper pre-season appliance maintenance, when that first chilly day hits and the temperature drops low enough to constitute turning on your furnace, you may have more than a clogged filter to deal with. In fact, you may discover that your heater has stopped working altogether.

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

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