Your electric bill is speaking to you every month. Do you know what it is saying? Watch as Billy Swanson unpacks how to listen to your electric bill every month whether you are a year 'round or part-time Florida resident.
It is starting to heat up here in Southwest Florida! The snowbirds are beginning to head back up north and the year-long residents are bracing for the heat. With summer right around the corner, the main thing on everyone's minds is the cost of staying comfortable.
It’s HOT. Like, REALLY HOT. And as if that wasn’t enough, we have to deal with the infamous Florida humidity. During this time of distress, we turn faithfully to our seemingly heroic air conditioners. God forbid they let us down in our hour of need. One way to ensure your AC unit helps you beat the heat this summer is by preparing it for the hot months with 4 easy steps!
Okay, so we live in Florida. We all know that the Florida heat in the summer can be pretty unbearable. When the temperature rises, the A/C costs tend to do so as well because your system is working harder to keep you cool. You’re in luck though, here are some cool practical tips to help you save money this summer by cutting down on electric bills.
So you just bought a brand-new AC system, ever wonder how to make it last longer?
At Tri County Air, we recognize that an air conditioner is a big investment for you and your family, so it is important to us that you know how to get the most out of your unit!
Lately, if you aren't used to chilly weather, you might have been able to relate to this little guy...Especially if your significant other sacrifices heat to save a few dollars during the winter time. Though you might think they are crazy, it turns out that they might be saving more money than you think! Believe it or not, according to FPL, running your heat in the winter uses more energy than running your AC in the summer (potentially up to three times as much). Yes, even in Florida!
To qualify for ENERGY STAR requires heating and cooling units to meet or exceed minimum efficiency ratings. The minimum efficiency required by the EPA for ENERGY STAR recognition includes: air conditioner and heat pump units with a SEER of 14.5 or above, 12 EER, or HSPF of 8.2 or above; all Trane gas furnaces with an AFUE of 90% or above.
Our friends at Energy.gov had this interesting article about estimating energy usage in your home or business. Take a look.