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Best Types of Thermostats for Florida Homes

Posted on: July 18, 2017

Cooling a home takes a lot of energy--especially in Florida. In fact, air conditioning in Florida can account for 40% or more of your utility bill. Luckily, there are several ways to help lower your utility bill and the energy you use each month. One of the most successful ways is with a new thermostat.…

4 Ways to Lower In-Home Humidity in Florida

Posted on: June 30, 2017

In Florida, in-home humidity is one struggle unfortunately many are too familiar with. Even though the humidity comes each year, it seems as though many of us can’t bear the uncomfortable temperatures and humidity and struggle with controlling it year after year. The good news is, you don’t have to suffer all summer long with…

What Influences the Cost of A New HVAC System?

Posted on: February 8, 2017

  The U.S. Census has determined there’s more than a 50% chance your home was built prior to 1990. Did you know most HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) equipment will probably need to be replaced in millions of homes across America? How you understand what drives the cost of a new HVAC system will…

NEXIA Smart Home Products

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Smart home technology is growing in popularity every day. Consumers are finding more efficient products to manage their home and energy consumption with smart devices. Nexia offers many certified products as a solution for convenience and security. Nexia partnered with companies like Schlage, GE, and Trane to provide remote accessibility to modify the heating and air system,…

The Importance of Flue Pipe and Combustion Air

Posted on: December 5, 2016

What is a flue pipe? The flue pipe is a duct pipe that vents, or exhausts, gases from inside the home to the outside. A byproduct of combustion contains carbon monoxide and other dangerous compounds. Why is it important? The purpose of the flue pipe is to remove harmful byproducts of the combusted, or burned,…

Repairing or Replacing: Make an Informed Decision

Posted on: November 17, 2016

  We are frequently asked whether a home comfort, or HVAC, system should be repaired or replaced. The best advice we can provide are recommendations for how to get the most out of an existing or new home air conditioning system. Let’s ask a few questions to better assist your decision-making process. Is the repair…

A Humid Home Is Not A Healthy Home

Posted on: October 25, 2016

What is humidity? Humidity is the measure of water vapor in the air. The greater amount of water in the air means higher amounts of humidity. What can cause high humidity in homes? North Central Florida is well known for high levels of humidity in the outside air. The last place you expect to be…

Indoor Air Pollution

Posted on: June 6, 2016

A high school installed a diesel-powered cell tower atop its roof, but no one realized the exhaust would be sucked into the school’s ventilation system. Everyone, students and faculty, were inhaling these fumes whenever the cell tower’s generator was activated. Our well-being depends on good air quality. Air pollution gets worse every year causing about…

Keep Your Drain Line Clear

Posted on: May 11, 2016

A lot of service calls are requested to handle a water leak or clogged condensate drain line during the summer. Air conditioning contractors will get busy during Florida’s summer of heat and humidity for all types of service calls. Bertie Heating & Air Conditioning wants to service your home comfort system, but there may be…

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)

Posted on: March 14, 2016

What does an energy recovery ventilator do for your home? An ERV brings fresh outside air into the home while exhausting the stale inside air out of the home. During this process, the outside air is pre-conditioned within the ERV to avoid any loss of energy efficiency.  The cleaner air brought inside will improve the…

Carbon Monoxide Detection

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide can’t be seen or smelled and is otherwise undetectable to the senses. This would explain why almost 200 people are killed by it every year. Symptoms of low to moderate levels of CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. High level symptoms include mental…

Home Performance Inspection

Posted on: September 15, 2014

A Home Performance Inspection identifies opportunities to improve the performance of your home based on Bertie Heating & Air Conditioning's analysis. This report summarizes the findings, prioritizes recommended improvements, and helps you determine the best improvements for your home. See the image above for a complete detail of the inspection. Priority Findings on Existing Conditions:…

Putting You in Control of Next Generation Thermostats

Posted on: August 20, 2014

The EPA revoked the Energy Star label on thermostats, because their studies showed thermostats were so difficult to program. Therefore, most homeowners didn’t know how to use the thermostats to save money on their energy bill. However, over the past 5 years thermostat manufacturers released nine digital thermostats with Wi-Fi connectivity for easy programming of…

Maintenance Checklist

Posted on: August 18, 2014

A planned maintenance check-up will include the following: • Calibrate and test thermostats • Check and test all wiring and electrical components • Lubricate all motors and bearings • Check and clear the condensate drain • Assure operating sequence of the system Cooling • Coils inspected and cleaned • Check the refrigerant level for proper charge • Inspect ductwork for leaks Heating • Check…

10 Tips for Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Posted on: August 13, 2014

1. Study up — Research license and insurance requirements for HVAC contractors in Florida. Keep record of your maintenance history and model numbers. Potential HVAC contractors will better understand your heating or cooling needs with this information. 2. Get referrals — Ask people you trust for a contractor referral. The local utility company may offer a list…

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