Archive for September, 2012

Air Conditioning Equipment Warranty

Everyone should be aware that major manufacturer’s warranties on air conditioning and heating systems for homes and business only apply to the original owner. Some manufacturers have provisions for transferring these warranties to a subsequent owner, however, all manufacturers have definite time limitations for transfer and most require an additional fee for such transfers. This applies to parts warranties as well as parts and labor warranties.
Homeowners should check the provisions of their warranties to determine what steps may be necessary to transfer their warranties to a new owner.

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Total Comfort wins best around in 2012

The Reader’s Choice Award is an annual tradition for the Daytona News-Journal where readers choose businesses that are best around in Volusia and Flagler counties.   The ballots appeared in all editions of the newspaper as well as online and Total Comfort is proud to be chosen from over hundreds of companies in our categories as the 2012 Best Around.

Total Comfort Heat and Air Conditioning, Inc. is locally owned and operated since 1976.  Our professional technicians provide a wide range of services for your home or business that include everything from installing a new HVAC system to providing preventative maintenance.  In addition to our heating and air department, Total Comfort provides electrical, plumbing, and propane divisions to better serve our customers.  Click here for a full list of our services and products we provide in Flagler and Volusia County.

Thank you again for voting Total Comfort Best Around for the 2012 News-Journal Reader’s Choice Award, we are honored.

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New Lighting Standards Starting in 2012

The incandescent light bulb that Thomas Alva Edison invented is notoriously inefficient. It wastes 90% of its energy as heat rather than light, which is why it’s so hot when in use.

In 2007 Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, requiring that light bulbs use at least 25% less electricity for the amount of lumens, or light, produced. Incandescent bulbs won’t be able to meet this standard. The law required a phase-out of incandescent bulbs over the next several years.

Initially, this law was supposed to begin on January 1, 2012 by not allowing 100 watt incandescent bulbs to be produced. In January 2013 75 watt incandescent bulbs would be eliminated and 60 watt bulbs eliminated in January of 2014.

Because of budget problems, enforcement of the EISA has been pushed back until October 2012.

Compact Florescent Light (CFL) bulbs and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs will gradually replace most incandescent bulbs. These types of light bulbs will produce the same amount of light as an incandescent bulb with as little as 25% of the electrical energy.

 

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