Winter is coming, is your HVAC ready? Heating commercial properties can be expensive, especially if your HVAC is not operating at 100%. And what happens if it goes out in the middle of the winter? Sure winter in Florida may not have nights with temperatures below freezing often, but it can still put added stress on your HVAC, leading to more expensive utility bills and an increased chance for your HVAC to break down when not properly maintained. Fortunately, with a little preventative maintenance, you can reduce your chances of having to deal with these issues. Maintaining your commercial property’s HVAC system during the winter doesn’t have to be an ordeal, just follow these winter HVAC maintenance tips. Winter HVAC Maintenance
Imagine living without your air conditioning; it certainly wouldn’t be pleasant, especially here in Central Florida. Many of us don’t give much thought to our AC, we simply set it and forget it, expecting it to do its job flawlessly every day so that we can be comfortable. The truth is HVAC systems are not something you can neglect, much like other major appliances you need to maintain your HVAC system, or it will degrade quickly. Breathe easier year-round by understanding what your HVAC filter does and why you should replace it regularly. What Does an HVAC Filter Do? An HVAC filter is exactly what it sounds like; it’s meant to keep dirt and debris out of your HVAC equipment.
You may think your HVAC system is running fine, but the reality is that even the best AC systems have their weaknesses. For example, traditional HVAC systems can waste quite a bit of energy in the ductwork. That doesn’t take into account things like duct leaks which can cause even more energy waste. A more energy efficient alternative to traditional units is a ductless mini-split AC system. What is a ductless mini-split AC system? A ductless mini-split system consists of two primary parts: a wall-mounted indoor unit and a compressor outside of the home. The compressor is inverter-driven, so it will speed up and slow down instead of completely stopping like a traditional unit, which is another way in which ductless mini-split systems
Smart homes are often considered a luxury or something that can only be afforded by the wealthy. Sure, a smart home offers convenient features, but when you’re a household on a budget is it worth it? The truth is that turning any residence into a smart home can increase a home’s energy efficiency, and it can even save you money. Here are a few things to be aware of when turning a home into a smart home. Temperature Management Smart homes have technology additions that do more than just make life easier. They improve the energy efficiency of your home and decrease energy bills dramatically. Did you know that inefficient use of heating and cooling equipment is the largest contributor to an
Commercial property expenses can quickly get out of control without proper supervision. In Central Florida, the air conditioning costs can drastically increase during the hot summer months. Luckily, there are several ways for commercial property owners to reduce cooling expenses. Whether you work to identify and repair issues yourself or hire a professional, a few critical fixes can reduce the electric bill on your commercial property for a long-term payoff. Evaluate the Space You may not realize how many businesses dramatically ratchet up their electricity bills because of windows and entry points that are not adequately sealed. In rooms with improper seals, cold air escapes regularly. The air conditioner then has to run continuously to regulate the air temperature. The