Category: Indoor Energy Efficiency Tips

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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The Best Options for Insulating Walls in Florida Homes Posted by Wattson on Apr 25, 2017

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Are you building a new home in Florida? If so, this is the perfect opportunity to think about insulating your walls. The best time to install insulation is while the home is being built and wall cavities have not been sealed up yet. There are lots of different insulation options on the market, but for the best results, we recommend in...

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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 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 other parts of your home. Here we'll go over insulation for your attic and why it's essential to your Florida home. Why S...

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Why You Need Insulation in Your New Construction Tampa Home Posted by Wattson on Nov 25, 2016

Building a home from the ground up provides you with endless opportunities for customization. Check out these benefits of outfitting your new construction Tampa home with insulation. Home insulation is mandated by law. Did you know that Florida homes built before 1975 were not required by law to have insulation? Now Florida buildin...

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How Can I Make Sure I’m Buying the Right Insulation for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Oct 20, 2015

How Can I Make Sure I'm Buying the Right Insulation for My Home

Properly insulating your home is one of the keys to maximizing your home’s energy efficiency and keeping your utility bills as low as possible. There are several things to consider when it comes to insulating your home such as climate, home design, and budget. Having a properly insulated home improves the comfort of your home by ...

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Insulation in Warm Climates…Isn’t that an Oxymoron? Posted by Wattson on Sep 22, 2015

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When you think of a well-insulated home, you likely envision sitting by the fire in a warm and toasty house, which is buried underneath a mountain of snow. You probably don’t think of a home basking in the shade of a palm tree. In reality, having proper insulation in your home is crucial in warm environments and cold environments al...

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When to Replace A Central AC Unit Posted by Wattson on May 26, 2015

For some homeowners, a visit from a technician to repair a central air conditioning unit brings the news that it is time for a replacement. For others, however, the decision to replace a unit happens before it stops working completely. Don’t wait until you are stuck without air conditioning on a hot day. Use these five signs to help...

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When Should I Get an Energy Assessment for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Apr 23, 2015

An energy-efficient home is not only better for the environment, it is easier on your checkbook, too. An energy assessment is a great way to find out where you can make improvements so you can maximize your energy savings. Although energy assessments are offered year round, we recommend booking your assessment in the spring or fall. ...

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5 Easy Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into an Energy Saving Success Posted by Wattson on Apr 9, 2015

Spring is a great time to refresh your home after a long, buttoned-up winter. While making your usual spring cleaning rounds, consider these tips for tidying up your home's energy usage. 1. Improve Air Flow While you are cleaning baseboards, don't forget to make sure that air vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, draperies, or d...

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