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April 17, 2020

Indoor Air Quality: Facts vs. Fiction

Reading Time: 3 minutes With all that is going on in the world these days I want to spend a few moments to cover some of the basics of indoor air quality, dispel a couple myths and hit you with some truths. Myth: UV lights alone will kill all…

March 27, 2020

Generators Take How Long to Install?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is sometime in the middle of July, there is a strong category three hurricane barreling down on Broward County with Fort Lauderdale being forecasted for landfall. The storm is currently four days away, so it may shift a little but a Broward County landfall…

March 13, 2020

Prepare Now for Hurricane Power Outages!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well ladies and gentlemen I know deep in my heart that you do not want to hear what I am about to say so if you are not ready to face reality please turn away now, otherwise read on my friend. Hurricane season will be…

February 28, 2020

I Need A New Air Conditioner!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well, it happened. You waited too long to replace your air conditioner and now it is dead. First off, you have my sympathies. Not having air conditioning is no picnic here in South Florida, not only do you have to make a big decision, you’re…

February 14, 2020

New Tankless Water Heater Technology

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s get tanked! Wait, considering it’s around 11 am on a weekday it might be a little early for that, better yet let’s get Tankless!! As my loyal readers will know, I have never been a huge fan of trying to retrofit an older home…

January 31, 2020

Thou Shalt Protect Thy Home!

Reading Time: 3 minutes I pose this question to you to start today’s topic. What is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make in our lives? Outside of the ultra rich, I think it is safe to say that purchase will be your home. Now, once you…

January 17, 2020

Want Clean Air Inside Your Home or Business?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Greetings from space!! No, I’m not in outer space (I’m sure some people wish I was) however the technology I am going to talk about today is used in space by the astronauts and is Certified Space Technology. What does that mean you ask? Very…

November 08, 2019

High Humidity In Your Home? Check Your Duct System!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s start today off by saying I am going to come to your house with three 5-gallon buckets of water and I’m going to dump one in the kitchen, one in the living room and one in the master. Then I am going to refill…

October 25, 2019

An Air Conditioning Nightmare on 58th Street

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was a random Wednesday and I was on my way to a call where the complaint was high humidity in the home. The house never cooled correctly and things got even worse at night. What I found odd about the situation was the fact…

September 06, 2019

Please Don’t Set Your Thermostat Above 79 Degrees

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have just read an article highlighting the new Energy Star recommendations on where to set your thermostat. I was shocked at what I read. The government group is recommending that you set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home, at 82 when…

August 23, 2019

Common Causes of Air Conditioning Freeze-Ups

Reading Time: 2 minutes A frozen air conditioner is a very common occurrence. Let’s have a look at the why’s of a frozen AC unit and what needs to be done before repairs can be made. Typically, there are three things that cause a unit to freeze. The first…

August 09, 2019

Why is it So Hot in My House?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I believe that it is so hot because we live in Florida, we are very close to the equator and some of it may have to do with the tilt of the Earth’s axis in relation to the sun. No wait; why is it so…