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Author: Tiffany Spence

Ask the Expert: Get the most out of your A/C this summer

Thanks for asking this question. Air conditioning (A/C) is a necessity when you live in Florida, especially this time of year as temperatures are on the rise. Did you know the average A/C unit lasts about 15 years in Florida? Over time your A/C will lose efficiency, however yearly service and maintenance can help extend its life. If your current air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, has needed frequent repairs, or if you have noticed that it is running longer to keep your home comfortable, it may be time to consider buying a new one.

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Ask the Expert: Dive into savings – how to save on your pool costs

Hey Adam, did you know that your pool is your home’s second largest energy user? Yup, right behind your air conditioner. On average, the monthly cost of operating a pool can range from $15 to $57. However, your costs could up by more than $150 depending on whether you have a pool heater and/or extra pool lighting, and how frequently you use them. When determining the costs of maintaining a pool, there are a number of things to consider. For example: the size of your pool, what type of pool pump you have, how long you run your pump, if you use a heater, and if so, what type?

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Heading out on a two-week vacation? What you should know…

Hi Linda, I hope you have a great trip. To help you save while you’re away, I’ve compiled a list of energy saving tips. Now, you won’t save a lot of money with these tips, but every little bit counts, right? First, I’d like to share an energy-saving tip that you can use year-round. It has to do with one of the biggest users of energy in your home, the air conditioner.

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