Category: Home Energy Efficiency Tips

How to Cool An Attic During the Hot Summer Months Posted by Wattson on Jul 11, 2017

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How often do you think about your attic? That might depend on the kind of home you have. While many people have attic bedrooms or storage spaces they frequent regularly, others may rarely give their attic a passing glance. But no matter how you use your attic space, it’s important to keep it cool, especially in hot Florida summers. ...

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Why Air Conditioned Rooms Stay Cooler With Spray Foam Insulation Posted by Wattson on Jul 4, 2017

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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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What Temperature to Set Your Air Conditioner to Save Money Posted by Wattson on Jun 27, 2017

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Understanding what temperature to set air conditioners for optimal comfort will keep your energy bills in check. If the high energy costs of long Florida summers are getting you down, we're here to help. Your thermostat settings determine how often your air conditioner must run, and setting the temperature too low in the summer will d...

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Spray Foam Insulation: Your HVAC System’s Best Friend Posted by Wattson on Jun 20, 2017

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Building science experts refer to a home as a system: a series of components that work together to keep the home comfortable, safe, and secure.  Consider your HVAC system for example.  While it's comprised of it's own parts, it's also a major part of your home's overall ecosystem. Fixing HVAC system issues on a one-off basis may ...

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Duct Cleaning: What Is It, and Why Should You Care? Posted by Wattson on Jun 13, 2017

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Keeping your home comfortable while keeping the bills low is a challenge for Florida homeowners in the summer. As your cooling system works overtime, there are a few things you can do to prevent it from working too hard. Duct cleaning is one way to boost HVAC efficiency; here's what you need to know. What Is Duct Cleaning? Duct clea...

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How to Diagnose–and Get Rid of–Air Conditioner Noise Posted by Wattson on Jun 6, 2017

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Most Florida homeowners rely on their air conditioner to maintain a cool, comfortable home nearly all year long. When you start hearing air conditioner noise, you may start to wonder if your home's comfort is about to be interrupted. Here are some common air conditioner noises, what each might mean, and what you need to do to get rid ...

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Florida Summer Posted by Wattson on May 9, 2017

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Summer is right around the corner, and this year promises to be another scorching Florida summer. Before the big heat sets in, take some time to prepare your home so you stay comfortable without sending your energy bills through the roof. Preparing for the Florida Summer Season 1. Check Your Air Conditioner Spring is the best time ...

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Is Your AC Blowing Hot Air? 5 Steps for Troubleshooting Posted by Wattson on May 2, 2017

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The last thing that Florida homeowners want to discover is their AC blowing hot air. Whether you prefer a cool, comfortable home or need the air conditioning to fend off allergies, a working system is a must. If you find your AC blowing hot air, try these troubleshooting steps first. What to Do When Your AC Is Blowing Hot Air: 1. Ch...

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Why Insulation for the Attic Is a Must-Have in FL Homes Posted by Wattson on Apr 18, 2017

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Insulation in your walls, floors, and ceilings helps to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But the story doesn't end there. There are different insulation requirements and recommendations for different parts of your home. Today we'll go over insulation for your attic and why it's essential to your Florida home...

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What Spray Foam Insulation Companies Won’t Tell You Posted by Wattson on Apr 11, 2017

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Spray foam insulation is an excellent option for Florida homeowners. However, there are a few things that some insulation companies might try and hide from you. We here at Energy Monster think that knowledge is power, and that you should know everything you can before installing spray foam insulation. So what sort of information would...

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