Smart Energy Management and Your Power Company

Smart Energy Management and Your Power Company

Smart Thermostat:  What makes a thermostat smart? In our connected world, a smart thermostat is one that grants access to itself  via the internet. Whether that access is a website, a phone app or voice control via google or alexa, if you can control it’s basic...
Dehumidification in Clearwater Florida

Dehumidification in Clearwater Florida

Air conditioning systems dehumidify as well as cool the air. (the first air conditioner was installed in a printing shop to keep the paper dry so it didn’t have to close on humid summer days) They cool by reducing sensible heat (lowering temperature) and...
Why is Air Conditioning Measured in Tons?

Why is Air Conditioning Measured in Tons?

Tons of Ice In the early days of cooling, ice harvested from lakes in the winter was stored and used as the medium to absorb the summer heat from the air. Blow a fan over ice, the heat of the air is absorbed by the ice (the cool of the ice is not added to the air)....
Sweating Ducts

Sweating Ducts

Duct Sweating Ducts in your attic sweating is not the same as your body sweating. Ducts that are sweating are more like your car having those beads of condensation in the morning. This map of the US shows Florida fully contained in the area with the highest seasonal...
Which HVAC Filter Should I Use?

Which HVAC Filter Should I Use?

Basic Air Filter This type of filter is generally made to protect your HVAC equipment from getting dirty too fast. Coming in various colors like blue, white and green this filter will stop dust and dirt and large things from getting swallowed up by your HVAC system....
Why is my AC not cooling?

Why is my AC not cooling?

Easy Fixes: Thermostat: Make sure the thermostat is set to cooling. Typically with the “mode” or “System” button you need to make sure you are set to cooling and not heating. The thermostat screen often displays which mode it is operating in....