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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…

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 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…

May 24, 2019

Air Conditioning Condensation Problems

Reading Time: 3 minutes As per the norm, I am basing today’s topic on a very common occurrence here in the sunshine state… duct work that is forming condensation and supply vents sweating. I see duct work that is forming moisture on almost a daily basis. So first, let’s…

April 12, 2019

To Vent or Not To Vent? That is the question.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome one and all! We previously discussed the fact that vented attics are stupid. I stand by that assertion. So, to answer the question posed in the title, the answer is no, attics should not be vented. As a recap from our last blog post…

April 05, 2019

Vented Attic’s Are Stupid!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well friends I am once again back from a continuing education seminar that I found quite informative. It was taught by Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., & ASHRAE Fellow. ASHRAE is The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers founded in 1894. They are the…

March 29, 2019

The Right AC Contractor!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s face it, one of the biggest purchases you’re going to make when it comes to your home is the air conditioning system. You probably don’t know this, however there are only five manufacturers that provide air conditioners to contractors. What that means is every…

January 18, 2019

Let’s Talk Pets!

Reading Time: 2 minutes I spend a lot of time talking about indoor air quality and how it can affect your health. What I never thought about until recently is how indoor air quality can affect our furry and feathered friends. They do breathe the exact same air as…