Category: Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Are Energy Audits Worth It in Florida? Posted by Wattson on Oct 10, 2021

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YES! Energy audits are worth it in Florida! If you don't already know what an energy audit is, it is the process of evaluating energy consumption in your home and identifying ways to make it more energy-efficient. The benefits include saving money on energy costs, reducing environmental impact, improving comfort levels in your home with...

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A Brief Overview of Insulation Requirements in Florida Posted by Wattson on Oct 1, 2021

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Tampa residents may not have to insulate against freezing winters, but keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer require proper insulation, too. Here's what you need to know about insulation requirements in Florida. Insulation Requirements in Florida Residential requirements for insulation are divided by the location i...

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Insulation Ratings: What FL Homeowners Need to Know Posted by Wattson on Oct 1, 2021

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As October comes to a close, many people around the country are bracing for a winter full of snow and ice. And while many Floridians are expecting temperatures to drop as we get into the winter months, right now air conditioners are still humming across the state. The downside of living somewhere that’s warm for so many months of th...

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Why Air Conditioned Rooms Stay Cooler With Spray Foam Insulation Posted by Wattson on Jul 4, 2021

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Summer is in full swing, and in Florida, that means heat, humidity, and more heat! All across the state, air conditioners will be running full steam ahead to try to keep up with the hot weather. But what does this mean for Florida homeowners? You may have already prepared your home for the season, but how can you be sure you can beat ...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 24, 2021

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you’ll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer’s heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to s...

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How To Choose a Solar Company Posted by Wattson on Dec 4, 2020

When it comes to solar, not every company is made the same. With so many available options on the market, how do you choose the right company for your solar needs? Well, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of our top recommendations for what you should be on the lookout for when choosing a solar company. Tip #1: Do Your Resea...

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Act Fast: Florida Solar Tax Incentives Expiring Soon! Posted by Wattson on Aug 11, 2020

Update 12/27/20: The solar investment tax credit (ITC), which was scheduled to drop to 22% in 2021, will be extended for two more years at 26%! You can learn more about the energy tax credit extensions here. Have you been looking to make the switch to solar? In the Sunshine State, it's a no-brainer. It seems like we're always in a summ...

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Florida Hurricane Season Tip: Be Prepared With Solar Battery Storage Posted by Wattson on Jun 4, 2020

Solar Battery Storage for Storm Power Outages Hurricane season is as unpredictable as it is devastating. Having a solar battery storage system can help during power outages caused by a hurricane. During the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, there were 18 total storms reported, racking up over $10 billion in damages altogether. In Florid...

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Is Spray Foam Insulation Worth it For Your Florida Home? Posted by Wattson on Nov 3, 2017

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If you’re like many people, you don’t give your home’s insulation a whole lot of thought. After all, it’s hidden in your floors, attic, and walls – out of sight, out of mind, right? But your insulation is an absolutely vital part of your home. It’s the air barrier between your home and the air outside. Are you building a n...

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3 Reasons You Can’t Keep Your Home Warm in Florida Winter Posted by Wattson on Oct 18, 2017

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Florida is known for being one of the warmest states in the country. As winter approaches the rest of the United States, many northerners escape the snow and fly south for the winter. But whether you're a snowbird or a Florida local, you'll start to notice cold weather as we get deeper into the winter months. The southern part of the ...

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