Archive for February, 2013

Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

In this day and age, everyone it seems is looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. Many people don’t know how easy it can be to save a little money by doing a few simple things around the house to make it more efficient, so we are offering a few tips to help you take control of your skyrocketing energy bills and save more of your hard earned cash for your family’s needs.

When you are looking to save money, the electric bill is a great place to start, and you can find some substantial savings there by following a few helpful tips, such as: (more…)

Three Ways to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Everyone likes to save money instead of throwing it away, and in today’s economy, making the most of our paychecks is an absolute must if we want to be able to take care of ourselves and our families. Still, many of us are tossing our hard earned dollars right out the window by not making sure our homes are as energy efficient as they could be.

Of course, there are always things that we find around the house that we as homeowners might need to repair, but an inefficient home can cause us to spend way more that we’d like when heating and cooling our homes. Fortunately for us, there are things we can do to ensure our homes run as efficiently as possible while still keeping us comfortable and protected from the elements outside. (more…)

Space Heater Dangers

Monday, February 25th, 2013

It gets cold in the winter, and every year, people break out space heaters, of all shapes and sizes, to help them heat up their homes. These little heaters do a pretty good job of heating a single room, but they can also be very dangerous. They are used by a lot of people, however, so it is very important to know and understand these space heaters and be aware of the threat to safety they pose to the unwary user.

Space heaters can run on a variety of energy sources, like kerosene, propane, or electricity. They can also come in a variety of types: radiant heaters, heater fans, and so on. All of these can be used for providing heat to a room and can be useful because of their small size and convenience of storage during warmer months. (more…)

Serving Neptune Beach FL and Surrounding Areas

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

No matter if you want a new install for your residence or place of business, or just need a tune-up, Ocean State Air Conditioning and Heating has been faithfully servicing Neptune Beach and the surrounding areas since 1975.

A family owned business, Ocean State strives to bring the best maintenance, installation, and customer service to their customers. Ocean State has everything you need to keep your AC units and heat pumps operating at factory levels: highly trained staff, the top brand names, and competitive pricing for every budget.

Specializing in home installations – new additions, new construction, or existing residences, Ocean State offers complete HVAC, AC, and heat pump installation and services. They can even handle installations for the small business owner. Ocean State has built a reputation based on the best customer service and expertise in the field of AC installation and repair, as well as all other areas of the business, making them the company your neighbors will recommend when you need service for your air quality systems. (more…)

Lower Your Heating Bills with These 7 Tips

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

These days, everyone wants to be able to save money. Today’s economy, however, seems to do its best to keep everyone from putting any money aside for a rainy day. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help save a little of your hard earned cash when it comes to your heating bill .

Some handy tips:

1. Dress Warmly. One reason your bills may be higher than you’d like stems from keeping your house too warm. Try turning your thermostat down to a comfortable level, such as 68 degrees, and then wearing heavier pants and a long sleeve shirt. This alone can help save money over trying to keep your house warm enough for lighter clothing, such as short pants and thin t-shirts, in the dead of winter. (more…)

What is a Heat Pump?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Many of us are familiar with the quiet comfort that comes from owning or using a heat pump in our homes and businesses. The comfort and efficiency we’ve all come to know and rely on from our heat pumps and AC units is something we rarely have to think about, but how many of us actually know how a modern heat pump works?

Of course, many of us have never seen the inner workings of a heat pump or air conditioner, so they can be a bit of an enigma. However, a look inside one of these elegant machines can provide a world of understanding for how these modern miracles heat and cool the buildings where we live and work. (more…)

How Your Thermostat Works

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Your thermostat is probably one of the least thought about, but most important, parts of your heating and cooling system. How is it the most important? Well, your thermostat controls the functions of your heat pump, AC, or HVAC unit, and helps it to control the ambient air temperature and quality of your home.

It also influences your utility bills. An improperly working or broken thermostat may cause your AC or heat pump to run constantly, or not at all. This isn’t a very efficient use of energy and can have a devastating effect on your utility budget. By understanding what your thermostat is and how it works, you can see how keeping your thermostat in good working order will keep you more comfortable and save you money at the same time. (more…)

How to Check for Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In today’s turbulent economy, people are looking for ways they can save money. One of the most often overlooked ways for people to hold on to more of their hard earned cash is by making sure their home is running as efficiently as possible. That could mean anything from turning off lights in unoccupied rooms to making sure your thermostat is set to a lower temperature.

The average household spends around $2000 annually on their utilities. Heating and cooling the home will take about half of that amount alone. The next highest users of a household’s energy are electronic devices, such as computers, TVs and appliances. Then there are the water bills, rounding out the last of the annual bill budget. Making sure everything in your home is in top working order or in good repair can help slash those bills and let you use more of the money you’ve worked so hard to get on other things. (more…)

Does My House need Surge Protection for the HVAC System?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The average home these days has many different electronic products. Everything from TVs to toasters are computerized now, and nearly any modern device you can think of has a printed circuit board in it, even your HVAC system. At one time, you would have only needed a surge protector if you had a high end TV or stereo, but not anymore.

Anything from lightning to problems with your power company’s power grid can cause a costly and destructive power surge in your home, which can cause a lot of expensive damage to today’s modern electronics. (more…)

Air Conditioning Repair in Jacksonville FL

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Living in Florida has many advantages, such as great restaurants, beautiful beaches and resorts, and some of the best golf courses in the country. Sometimes, we want to get inside, out of the heat, and simply relax. However, nothing can ruin a relaxing day like finding out your AC unit has broken down.

One of the benefits of living in Jacksonville Florida is Ocean State Air Conditioning and Heating. If you find your AC unit is on the fritz, one of our highly-trained and certified HVAC technicians can repair your air conditioner quickly and efficiently, so your home can be cool and your mind at ease. (more…)