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.
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!
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.
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.
There are few issues in the energy world that create more discussion than renewable energy. In my position, I have had the opportunity to correspond with some of the best minds in the country on this topic.
On a natural gas water heater, the thermostat is generally exposed, and there is no danger in adjusting your dial. Most dials do not have numbers.
by Scott Ranck In Part 1, I gave you my philosophy of doing energy upgrades which views the home as one component but made up of several systems. Each system impacts the whole and energy upgrades need to be done…