You Need Heat Pump Maintenance Twice a Year!

September 13th, 2021

Did these guys say that correctly? Maybe one of them wasn’t paying attention when they wrote this blog. How could your HVAC system need maintenance twice a year?”

If you’re asking yourself those questions, then you’re not alone. Year after year we’re called by homeowners asking about maintenance for their heat pump, only to be surprised when we reveal that heat pumps require maintenance twice a year.

The reasoning isn’t complicated, but the message is not spread as clearly and effectively as it should be from the HVAC industry. Today, we’re going to attempt to change that by being completely transparent with you. When it comes to heat pump services in Sarasota, FL, maintenance is required twice a year. Let’s spend this blog post discussing why that might be the case, and what could happen when you ignore the needs of your system.

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How Does UV Light Purification Work?

August 16th, 2021

Throughout the last two years, it’s become clear that air purification is an important aspect of home comfort and safety. Having a system that can accurately and systematically eliminate germs from the air you breathe is a powerful ally to have in your home. That’s why we want to talk a bit more in-depth today about how UV air purifiers work and why they’re so important in the fight against COVID-19, Influenza, the Rhinovirus, and more!

Don’t worry, we’re not going to get too complicated to follow. You can put away the college textbooks and just follow along since it’s not as complicated as you might think! UV purification is an incredibly simple process that can keep your air safe and clean while also reducing the number of odors you can detect in your home.

At the end of this blog post, if you’re intrigued or excited about the idea of purchasing an air purifier in Anna Maria, FL, then call us.

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What to Do When Your AC Breaks Down

August 2nd, 2021

Air conditioners shouldn’t break down in the middle of the summer. When you sign up for AC maintenance, or get repairs done early, this is usually avoided. But it happens, and when your air conditioner breaks down, you shouldn’t just give up and spend the rest of the hot season in complete discomfort.

First things first, call our team! We provide quick and reliable air conditioning repair in Venice, FL for homeowners that need it. We don’t care if you skipped maintenance or if you’ve got a budget, our only concern is keeping you comfortable at a price you can afford. So pick up the phone and call us before you do anything else.

However, it’s going to take some time for us to meet you during such a busy season! In this blog post, we’re going to talk about a few strategies you and your family can employ to stay comfortable and collected until a professional arrives.

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The Ins and Outs of Short Cycling

July 19th, 2021

Howdy folks! It’s that time of the year where our air conditioners are on full blast as we sit inside and wait out some of the record-breaking temperatures that are starting to hit our area. Especially here in Bradenton, temperatures are consistently in the 90s with high levels of humidity. It’s becoming almost impossible to feel comfortable and secure without a functioning air conditioner.

This leads us to talk about one of the most serious problems your air conditioner can encounter. That’s right, we’re going to spend this blog post talking about short cycling, and how it relates to our air conditioning services in Bradenton, FL.

We’ll talk about how to tell if your air conditioner is starting to short cycle, as well as start figuring out which one of our professional services is going to provide you with the solution you need. Let’s get started!

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Get Your AC Installed the Right Way

July 5th, 2021

The summer is here but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on a new AC installation. In fact, now is the perfect time to assess your home, figure out your specific comfort requirements, and look into a system that’s right for you. Every home is different, every person has specific comfort needs, and it’s up to you to figure out what kind of system would be right for your home.

If you need a heating and cooling system to protect you for the entire year, then a heat pump might be perfect. Or, perhaps your central AC needs to be replaced so you’re looking to just invest in a state-of-the-art, efficient cooling system.

This blog post is all about air conditioning installation in Sarasota, FL. Everything you need to know before investing in the right system for you is listed below, just keep reading and remember to call us if you need help!

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Control Your Humidity Today

June 21st, 2021

Humidity, air conditioning, comfort… All of these concepts are intertwined and you’ll never achieve control of one without the control of the others. For instance, an air conditioner provides a minor amount of dehumidification, but it’s not intended to remove great amounts of moisture from the air. Likewise, your home won’t feel comfortable if it’s only dry, or only cooler, since both humidity and temperature control work hand in hand.

So, as the summer months are right around the corner, it’s time to talk about dehumidification. Regardless of where you stand, we’d like to talk about why a whole-home dehumidifier in Sarasota, FL might be absolutely perfect for your house. When combined with your powerful air conditioner and temperature control, your home will be as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.

Keep reading and don’t forget to call us if you think a whole-home dehumidifier is right for you.

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Which AC Is Perfect for Your Remodeled Home?

June 7th, 2021

So you’ve just remodeled your home and you’re very happy with the results. Congratulations! Home remodeling can be a long, expensive, and arduous process that many homeowners need to save up for. Just the fact that you’ve gotten this far is something to celebrate!

That being said, the journey isn’t over yet. While temperatures are mild now, they’re going to get both hot and cold throughout the coming months and you’re going to need an air conditioner (as well as a heater) that works for your newly renovated home. It doesn’t matter if you need just an AC, a heater, or both, we’ve got you covered in this blog post.

Today, we’re going to discuss the best air conditioning installation in Sarasota, FL for homes that have recently undergone renovation or new additions. This is an exciting opportunity to upgrade your home to be more comfortable and energy-efficient!

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Why Build a New Home in Sarasota?

June 2nd, 2021

Many homeowners want a newly constructed home designed by a local home builder because they want to customize everything! With new construction, your home can be built any way you want. You can customize the floorplan and layout, as well as the sizes of rooms, and even where you want your switches and light sockets to suit your specific lifestyle. When it’s over, you’ll enjoy being the first to hang a photo on a wall or experience that “new home smell” created by new home building materials. Of course, there are numerous other advantages to building a new house in Sarasota, particularly when the cost can be comparable to that of an older home.

You’ll find improved low-maintenance building materials that can last a lifetime in today’s new manufacturing and construction era. Then there’s the ability for your own protection in today’s modern building options, which employs more sophisticated engineering, safety, and design techniques. Here are a few reasons for building a new home in Sarasota:

  • Air quality in the home (so important)
  • With a fortified structure, you can withstand hurricanes.
  • Building materials that don’t need maintenance
  • Savings on homeownership with new building
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • Reduced utility costs
  • Houses that use little to no energy
  • Better floorplan designs

And a lot more!

Cost of a New Home Per Square Foot

When it comes to the cost of a new build, it is commonly believed that the price would be higher, but this can be a fallacy. Existing homes continue to rise in price due to supply and demand, and since newly built homes can take a year or more to build, most people never consider it, opting instead to remain in an older home that continues to rise in price to match the price of new construction homes. When you equate the cost of a 60-year-old home to a new construction home of comparable size and character in most markets, you’ll find that the newly constructed home costs anywhere from 0% to 2% more. When you consider the cost savings of owning a modern-built home, which includes annual repairs, insurance, and monthly water bill expenses, you’ll see that the older home is draining your bank account.

So, how much do you plan to pay? The most often asked question is how much per square foot. It’s the equivalent of asking to buy a car by the pound. The cost of bedrooms versus the cost of the kitchen, or if the garage and covered porch are included in the price, both influence the price per square foot. In reality, you can have the same total square footage house plan for two different designs, and the square foot price difference may be as much as $60 or more.

If new construction house prices are measured apples to apples, they would be very close to existing home prices. Even if a home is brand new, the bank appraiser and tax assessor will value it based on what other homes in the area have sold for. Homebuilders won’t sell homes for more than a bank would allow, but existing homes are eager to match today’s sold rates.

What is the Average Time to Build a Home?

In most cases, the construction process does not begin before the building permit is given. This indicates that the home builder is free to proceed. So, there are two parts to this question: pre-construction and construction.

Elements and time periods that the contractor has no power over prior to construction:

  • 30 days for new construction.
  • 15 days to choose a house design.
  • 30 days for the architect to change the plan and matching building lot information.
  • 45 days from the time the bank or appraiser reviews the completed proposal and approves the loan.
  • 30 to 60 days for project approval by the Building Department

The actual construction tasks are described in the Building Process section below, but the total time period will vary between 12 and 18 months. It is possible to complete a well-built home in six to nine months, depending on the weather, home design, and building systems. The building inspection process is one of the main factors for the longer timelines; unlike other states, Florida has a very comprehensive inspection list. This is also to your advantage since some states can only have four checks for the whole house, allowing for bad workmanship to go undetected. It’s not unusual in Florida to have 25 or more inspections. When a contractor must pack up his job and return to finish after the local building inspector has reviewed his partial work, the time limit is extended. For instance, before starting to mud the drywall joints, the drywaller must conduct a screw inspection.

Factors To Consider When Selecting a Custom Home Builder

First and foremost, meet with many builders to gain a deeper understanding of how each one operates. Some can try to persuade you to sign a special deal if you sign today, while others will be there to justify every move and stand by your side to ensure you’re making the best decisions possible. The easiest way to figure out who you’ll be dealing with for the next few months is to conduct an interview. Be sure to ask good questions during the interviewing process such as:

  • How long have you been working in this area?
  • Do you specialize in luxury new construction?
  • How often do you switch subcontractors?
  • Is there a warranty on your homes?
  • Do you have a physical office?
  • If you have a license and insurance?
  • Do you have a sample construction contract I should look at?
  • What banks have you worked with for new construction loans?
  • Do you outsource big chunks of work or specific items?
  • How do you think your price structure stacks up against the other options?
  • How much customization can I do?

Once you’ve finished the interviewing process and asked a few basic questions, you’ll be able to say who you feel most at ease with. Contacting the new construction lending bank and agreeing that they will authorize them for construction is the most critical follow-up. Each new construction lender will conduct a thorough background check to ensure that they are able to share the risk of construction with your preferred contractor.

The Vision Group LLC is a great option for new luxury construction in Sarasota, Fl. They pay attention to the details and have the experience in this area to educate and inform new clients on the many options and their pros and cons.

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Which Air Conditioner Should You Choose?

May 24th, 2021

It’s springtime, which means in only a month or two, temperatures are going to soar. And according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, they’re going to be some of the hottest temperatures we’ve experienced in our area to date!

If you’ve got a home with a faulty air conditioner, or perhaps you just recently bought a home with no air conditioning, then you’ve probably been frantically searching around for the right system to choose from. Don’t panic.

When it comes to air conditioning in Sarasota, FL, there’s no better team at this than ours!

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“Some Rooms Just Won’t Cool. What Gives?”

May 10th, 2021

Our community is made up of homes. Those homes are made up of rooms. And our rooms are probably large enough to be made up of sections. There’s a lot of air that needs to be cooled on those scorching hot summer days, and it’s important to know about any problems you might be experiencing.

If you’ve got a room that’s constantly hot, or that’s just not cooling to the temperature you set on the thermostat, there could be a few things going on. These problems with your air conditioning in Sarasota, FL could be directly related to the temperature you’re setting on your thermostat, or to the condition of your AC system, or even to the condition of your ductwork.

Unfortunately, unless you call our team for help we won’t be able to give you an answer that’s 100% certain. But perhaps today we can steer you in the right direction. Let’s talk about some reasons why a specific room might not be cooled to your standards.

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