What is the Difference Between EER and SEER?

What is the Difference Between EER and SEER?

If you are looking for a new air conditioner for your Central Florida home, you’ve probably seen SEER numbers for different air conditioning or heat pump makes and models. Here’s what they mean:

SEER is a measure of an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Yet there is also another common rating called EER. Although they both measure efficiency, they are also different and understanding them can help you make a more informed decision. (more…)

5 Tips To Avoid Poor HVAC Service

5 Tips To Avoid Poor HVAC Service

It’s important to pay attention to the work being done on your HVAC system and ask questions of your service tech.

When hot, humid weather hits Central Florida, many homeowners turn on their cooling system for the first time only to discover that it does not work. That usually leads to a call to a local Orlando HVAC company to try and determine what the problem is.

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Thermostat Programming: To Set The Temperature Up or Not?

Thermostat Programming: To Set The Temperature Up or Not?

Although it seems to make sense to adjust the thermostat way up when we leave for an extended period of time, doing so can have negative implications. What limited moisture capabilities the air conditioning system has when it is running are non-existent when the thermostat is raised (or unit is cut off) for an extended period. Dehumidification systems that run in conjunction with (but independent of) the central air conditioning system offer the best option for maintaining humidity control even during unoccupied times. (more…)

The Hazards of Hiring the Unlicensed

While licensing isn’t necessarily a measure of competence, it does imply a certain level of professionalism and suggests that the contractor is committed to his or her job.  More significantly, licensing can protect you from a number of potential problems, such as the following:
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