Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Features Should I Look For in a New A/C Unit?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

If you are looking to purchase a new A/C unit for your home you will have a lot of factors to consider. A/C units come in a wide variety of sizes, style and types, and each type will function differently. Which specific type of A/C unit you choose will depend on the size of your home, what type of unit you want to mount to your home and what your energy requirements are. If you make the wrong choice you could end up with a poorly functioning A/C unit or one that is extremely expensive to operate. Some units also require professional installation and A/C repair technicians to handle any problems, which is something you should consider before you make any purchases. Here are some features you should look for in a new A/C unit. (more…)

What are the Different Types of A/C Units?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Homeowners and commercial property owners will most likely want to install some kind of A/C unit in their properties. Air conditioning units serve several important purposes. First they help keep the air within the property cool and comfortable during the hotter months of the year. This helps ensure that the building’s occupants are comfortable. A/C units also help to prevent the spread of allergens like dust and pollen throughout the air, which can help lessen the health effects for people with allergies or breathing problems. There are several different types of A/C units to choose from. Which specific type the property owner chooses will depend on the size and type of the building, as well as the cooling requirements for the building’s occupants. (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…)

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…)

Why It’s Important to Maintain Your AC Unit before Winter

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Jacksonville is known for enjoying great weather throughout the year. However, Jacksonville is also known for having sporadic cold weather during January and February. The last thing that a homeowner wants on one of the cold nights is a heating unit that does not work.

Emergency calls to repair broken heating and cooling systems can be expensive. The truth is, most could have been avoided with a simple system tune-up. As fall quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to have you heating and cooling system checked for winter.

Another thing that all home owners should do when preparing for winter is make sure all of their home vents are clean. Florida is known for its dust, and these vents can quickly get filled, blocking airflow into your home. Most homeowners compensate for this decrease by increasing the temperature to make the home warmer. This puts additional strain on the equipment and causes bills to rise. (more…)

Systems for as Low as $125/mo

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

winter special

Special financing offers valid on qualifying systems only. All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. Void where prohibited. The Home Projects Visa card is issued by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit at participating merchants. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. 0%/48 Months: regular minimum monthly payments are required during the special terms period. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date at the APR for Purchases if the purchase balance is not paid in full within the promotional period. For newly opened accounts, the regular APR is 27.99%. The APR will vary with the market based on the US Prime Rate. The regular APR is given as of 1/10/2012. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. The regular APR will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. If you use the card for cash advances, the cash advance fee is 5.0% of the amount of the cash advance, but not less than $10.00. Monthly payment if shown based on $6,000 purchase.

To learn more about these AC specials and the current sales we’re promoting, contact us today or visit our website. We look forward to finding new ways to save you money on your air conditioning unit in Jacksonville, FL.

Save on Your Heating Bills in Jacksonville, Florida

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Jacksonville, Florida, can get surprisingly cold during the winter months. As Floridians, exposed to heat on an almost yearly basis, our reaction to this sudden drop may get drastic. To stay warm, we do everything from investing in wearable blankets to buying enough firewood to build a log cabin. What’s the most detrimental thing we do to keep warm? Up your heater to temperatures that will break your bank.

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Giving Back… The “Extreme Makeover” Way

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition BusOcean State AC is taking time to give back to their community by dedicating their time and skills to ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! The Ocean State team has also donated a brand new home efficiency heating and air-conditioning unit for the family’s new home and will be installing it on the hit show. Check out our Facebook page for the most current photos and videos!

Heat Pump Tip…

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Your heat pump will often go into a defrost cycle on cold mornings. It will make loud noises and belch steam. Not to worry, your system is melting the ice off of the outside coil. Most systems are set up to defrost automatically.

Is your heat pump doing this…?

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