Archive for the ‘Insulation’ Category

The Importance Of Duct Cleaning

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

As Neptune Beach air conditioning users become more energy conscious, they have concentrated on making improvements to their homes. These include energy-efficient heating and air conditioning units. They also include the installation of higher quality insulation, windows, and doors. The irony is that homes are becoming more energy efficient, but indoor air quality is decreasing.

Some of the work that has been performed to maintain a comfortable indoor climate is also trapping contaminants inside. Allergens, dust, and even chemicals may enter your house every time you or your pets come in from outdoors. They may be introduced into your clean home through insecticides or cleaning agents. Inevitably, some of these contaminant particles get through your filters and end up in your air ducts. Then they may be pulled in through your air conditioning back into your home. (more…)

How to Stay Cool During the Summer

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Florida is the Sunshine State, everyone knows that. In the heights of summer, when we’re reeling from the sweltering heat, I bet many of us wish it weren’t so. People start to scramble around for ways to stay cool and beat the heat in the summer in Jacksonville, Florida. Given the current economy, people are desperately trying to keep their utility bills under control while also trying to stay cool and comfortable. Here are some tips to stay cool.

Set Your Thermostat

Try to set the thermostat at a barely comfortable temperature; just this single step will help you save a bundle on your utility bills. With the ceiling fan also running, you will not feel the heat so much. If you can, try to use only the fan, and give your air conditioner a rest. This will help not only to save money, but also to extend the life of your ac unit. You can also get a programmable thermostat; learn to program it properly so that you can reap the benefits of having your ac working at the minimum possible when you’re not at home; yet you will not be returning to a furnace-like home, but to a pleasantly cooled place. This is because when you have a programmable thermostat for your air conditioning you can also save on your utility bills, as a constant temperature is less taxing on your ac unit’s compressor than switching off and on. (more…)