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

How Geothermal Systems Operate in the Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

In the classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, author Jules Verne sent his three heroes down more than a hundred miles below the Earth’s crust—on foot!—to make fantastic underground discoveries. One of these discoveries was that the temperature did not increase substantially as they went deeper, even though much of the evidence of the day (1860s) indicated a hot core of the planet. (more…)

Here Is How a Whole House Humidifier Works

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Recently, we wrote about the usefulness of arranging for installation of a whole-house humidifier to help during the winter. Moisture levels often drop during cooler weather, and this not only leads to discomfort, but also contributes to the easy spread of illness through a household. And there’s always that annoying static electricity!


Yes, Your Geothermal System Needs Fall Maintenance!

Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Last week on our blog, we addressed why fall maintenance is such a vital task for your home heating system, even in a place with as mild winters as we experience in Florida.

But if you use a geothermal heat pump to provide warmth to your home during the winter, you might think that a fall inspection and tune-up isn’t necessary every year. Let us assure you that it is: most of your geothermal system is buried under the ground of your property, putting it out of your sight, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe from wear and tear and other kinds of damage. (more…)

Why Getting Fall Heating Maintenance Done Is So Important

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

It’s already November, and that means that colder weather is not far ahead on the calendar. Of course, “colder” is a bit of a relative term here in Florida. We enjoy mild winters compared to most of the rest of the country. However, we don’t escape the chill entirely, and rainy days and clear nights can mean some uncomfortable temperatures when you will need your heating system working.


Why Consider a Humidifier Installation This Fall

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Tom Vatter

When we hear the word “humidity” in Florida, we of course immediately think of the hot days of summer, when the high levels of moisture in the air make the high temperatures feel substantially worse. The reason that high humidity causes discomfort in hot weather is that it makes it more difficult for the human body to evaporate sweat and release heat. With more heat trapped inside your body, the air around you will feel hotter than it is.