Florida winters are generally mild, but there are still some things you should be aware of in this season that impact your energy costs. Essential to understanding energy costs is to recognizing that wanting the inside temperature to be different than the outside costs money.
In the world of residential energy use, there are two primary methods to reduce your utility costs. The first is energy-efficient equipment. Upgrading air conditioning units, water heaters and lighting can save you valuable money.
If you are fortunate enough to have natural gas at your home, there are many things you can do with it in addition to the basics of heating water, and cooking and clothes drying. After all, we live in Florida; why not make the most of your outdoor space!
It is reported that there are nearly 19 million Christmas tree fires annually, some 9 million of them started by faulty Christmas Lights. A slightly frayed electrical wire from those Christmas Lights that have been stored in the attic for the last ten years is all that it takes to start a fire.
We recently had our first taste of slightly cooler air, which is when native Floridians break out their sweaters and start getting excited for the couple months of winter. Let’s talk about something we rarely consider in this vacation state, how to heat our homes.
There are many television shows currently featuring people buying homes in a variety of locations. Many times, it is a second or vacation home. People most often have a very specific budget available for this type of home. I watch as they look through multiple homes in the effort to find the one that will fit their budget and be just right for their family.
Water heating costs are second only to air conditioning costs here in Florida. There are many different ways to heat your water including standard gas and electric tank water heaters. Moving up in the electric water heating world, the heat pump water heater is their best offering. In the gas world, the tankless water heater is the best.
I recently investigated a high natural gas bill at a large condominium association in South Florida. There are two major lessons that I have learned over the years concerning pool heaters in the summertime. Lesson number one is that pool heaters will work even when the water is already warm.
You may have received an advertisement like this or similar. There are others who use our state government rather than the federal government to hide behind. There is no U.S. Solar Department that is related to the government.
Comfort is a relative thing. If you have ever watched the television show Survivor, comfort may be having a shelter overhead to keep you out of the rain or having a blanket is a luxury.