Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2015

AFUE Rating and Furnace Energy Efficiency

Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Back in July, we wrote a post about the importance of SEER when it comes to determining how energy efficiently an air conditioning system will run. Now that it’s October and people are getting ready for cooler weather, the time has come to think about how efficiently a heating system is going to run. This is especially important in a place like Florida, where heaters don’t run as often: we want to make sure that each time a heating system turns on that it isn’t wasting large amounts of power.

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Are There Other Choices for Central Heating Aside from a Furnace?

Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

If you are considering having a residential heating system installed this fall, either for a new home or as a replacement for an aging heater, then you have more choices available to you than ever before. It’s easy to get trapped into thinking that a furnace, the most popular type of heater in the country, is the only viable option, but it’s simply not true. Furnaces are very effective at what they do, but if you’re looking for a change or you no longer want to rely on gas power, there are some excellent central heating system alternatives. We’ll look at a few of them. (more…)

Geothermal Is a Great Idea for Heating Your Home: Here’s Why

Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Although we don’t expect to encounter deep chills during the winters in Northwest Florida, we still need to have heating systems ready to help when the weather starts to turn cool. The fall is a good time to start thinking about putting in a new heating system if your home needs one. We’d like to suggest that you consider having a geothermal system installed to help heat your home.

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Heating Question: Is It Time to Replace That Old Furnace?

Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

If the furnace that works to keep your home warm during the short winter seasons in Navarre, FL seems more like a family heirloom than a functional piece of contemporary equipment, then it’s probably long past the time when it should have been placed into retirement and a new furnace put in its place. Unlike wine, furnaces do not get better with age. Although you may think that it’s best to simply let a furnace keep working away until it finally expires, this isn’t a wise course of action, as we discuss below. (more…)