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Controlling Energy Costs in Your Florida Home Isn't as Difficult as You ThinkControlling your residential energy costs in South Florida means doing a few simple things, some of them regularly.

Up to 50 percent of your residential energy goes to keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter (well, mainly cool in the summer). Simple things you can do with your HVAC system include: Read the rest of this entry

EnergyGuide: How to Put the Bright Yellow Label to Work For YouSearching for the right piece of equipment for your Florida home can be quite a chore. To make it easier on you, it’s important to pay attention to the bright yellow EnergyGuide label. But first, you must know what the label includes. The details provided by the label can provide you the knowledge needed to make a well-informed purchasing decision. Read the rest of this entry

Ten Energy-Saving Tips For FloridiansSaving money on energy costs in your Florida home is a matter of making a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Small things add up very quickly to save you money on water and electricity. Follow these 10 energy-saving tips to lower your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint as well. Read the rest of this entry

 A New Energy Star Label Outlines Best HVAC EquipmentAre you in the market for new heating and cooling equipment for your Florida home? By now, everyone knows to look for the Energy Star label, but have you realized there’s a new standard of energy efficiency? It’s called the Most Efficient program, and it’s set to take purchasing decisions into a whole new arena. Read the rest of this entry

beware of energy-saving myths palm beach county floridaThere are a lot of inexpensive ways that you can benefit from energy savings in your South Florida home. The more energy you save, the lower your energy bills become. But be careful; there are a handful of energy savings myths floating around that can do more harm than good. Be sure to avoid the following energy savings myths: Read the rest of this entry

Lower-Energy-Bill-resized-600.JPGOne of the most effective ways to reduce your summer energy bills is to reduce your home’s cooling load. By taking steps to avoid introducing heat to your home in the first place, you can ease the burden on your air conditioning equipment, running it for shorter periods of time to achieve the desired level of indoor comfort. Read the rest of this entry

RobertMcGill‑8.9Are energy vampires causing you to lose more energy dollars than you should? They probably are, especially if your home uses a lot of electronics and battery-powered devices. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that American households spend $10 billion annually on energy they consume that provides no benefit.

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Energy-Star-Before_DuctsArrowsThe cost of living keeps going up. That’s an unfortunate fact that we all face. There may not be much we can do about the price of gasoline or a dozen eggs, but there are ways to reduce energy losses and keep our homes comfortable at a lower cost. One major item that can impact energy usage is a home’s duct system. Read the rest of this entry

RobertRMcGill-7.31Thank you for stopping by to read our new blog. Our family-owned company prides itself on old-fashioned customer service — but that doesn’t mean we won’t use every avenue to communicate with our local customers, friends and neighbors here in Palm Beach County. A big part of our blog’s mission is to provide the community with professional home comfort advice, valuable energy-saving tips, new product information and more. Read the rest of this entry