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How Florida Animals Keep Cool

How Florida Animals Keep Cool

As the temperatures in Sarasota begin to rise and usher in the vibrancy of Spring, Florida residents seek to keep themselves cool and so does the local wildlife. Animals have found their own ways of coping and thriving in the heat. Bobcats tend to avoid the hottest parts of the day simply by sleeping the… Continue Reading

How Alligators Keep Warm

How Alligators Keep Warm

To shake things up we decided to write a series of article about animal’s heating and cooling systems. While you may picture an alligator basking in the sun, it could survive in water that is just 40 degrees. Alligators are ectothermic, meaning cold-blooded, and their body temperature fluctuates with their environment. Because of this, alligators… Continue Reading

History of Residential Electricity – Part 3

History of Residential Electricity – Part 3

With the 1950s came the Korean War and with the war effort came a lack of copper ad steel supplies. This quickly took its toll in the electrical industry as it impacted production of electrical conduit and lighting fixtures. To add to dwindling materials, the war and the memories of the era of uncertainty Americans… Continue Reading

A History of Residential Electricity- Part 2

A History of Residential Electricity- Part 2

The twentieth century is known as the golden age of electricity as it brought rapid technological advancements in the field. Edison continued to make improvements to the lightbulb, but the impacts went far beyond replacing oil lamps. Electricity being brought into the home allowed people to bring new technology into their lives. The era birthed… Continue Reading

A History of Residential Electricity – Part 1

A History of Residential Electricity – Part 1

As with many things, a powered home was started as a luxury available to the wealthiest residents. The first house to be powered was J.P. Morgan’s and required his personal lighting engineer. Morgan hired Thomas Edison to build a generator which powered the 400 light bulbs in his home. The two launch a business partnership… Continue Reading

The History of Heating

The History of Heating

The history of heating technically began with man discovering fire, but thankfully significant advancements have been made since the time of Prometheus. People created open hearths and fire places to warm their homes. Greeks in Ancient Rome developed a system of centralized heating by circulating the heat produced by fire through flues in the ground.… Continue Reading

What’s Hot in Today’s Heating Systems

What’s Hot in Today’s Heating Systems

Wentzel’s knows that keeping a home warm goes beyond your home’s heating system. New innovations have brought heating luxuries into the homes of many. Tankless Water Heaters Want to heat your water in a fraction of the time? It may be time to upgrade to a tankless water heater. This former rarity is now a… Continue Reading

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

In the mid-1800s, Floridian physician John Goorie was faced with an overwhelming Yellow Fever outbreak. In an effort to treat his patients of what he said was “bad air” he determined to cool the sickrooms and reduce the fever. He created a device that suspended an ice filled basin from the ceiling. The cool air… Continue Reading

What’s Trending in Electrical

What’s Trending in Electrical

Wentzel’s prides itself on keeping our clients informed on up-and-coming trends and potential long-term investments in all the services we provide.  Electric Vehicle In-Home Charging All signs point to a spike in EV chargers to accompany the growth in sales of electric vehicles. The number of electric cars on the road is expected to quadruple… Continue Reading

Conditioned Air is Now Purified Air

Conditioned Air is Now Purified Air

Wentzel’s Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer an in-duct air purifier with expert installation. The REME HALO is an ideal solution for new construction, commercial buildings, or currently lived-in homes. The REME HALO improves indoor air quality by filtering all air that passes through the air conditioning system in order to provide whole… Continue Reading

Choose the Right Insulation

Choose the Right Insulation

Wentzel’s professionally installs batt insulation, blown in insulation, and spray foam insulation. While we are happy to help you in making a final decision on what best suits your hope, we want you to have an informed opinion as well. To understand what type of insulation is best for your home or commercial building, take… Continue Reading

What are Water Cooled Air Conditioning Systems?

What are Water Cooled Air Conditioning Systems?

The most popular and cost effective unit for condominiums and apartment buildings is known as a water-cooled or chiller boiler system. This type of HVAC system combines the chiller, boiler, pumps and controls into a single package for simple installation and maintenance. Instead of each unit having its own heat pump a water cooled system… Continue Reading

Upgrading your Electrical for Your Upgrades

Upgrading your Electrical for Your Upgrades

Over the last few years, you may have upgraded your tech- a smart TV, new sound system, or maybe even a projector. You may have even upgraded your wi-fi to accommodate these new devices. However, you may also need to upgrade your home wiring as well.  In order to keep all theses systems running smoothly,… Continue Reading

Air Conditioner Freezing During Summer

Air Conditioner Freezing During Summer

As you are cooling down, your air conditioner may cool too much and actually freeze. During summer, we use out air conditioning more than at any other point in the year and it can easily tax the system. AC Freezing should not be taken lightly because it can lead to poor function of the unit… Continue Reading

Beyond the Thermostat | Air Conditioner Breakdown

Beyond the Thermostat | Air Conditioner Breakdown

Many of us use our air conditioners every day of the summer, but how well do we know the machine behind the thermostat? Though you likely picture the external unit in your yard when you think of your Air Conditioner, there is a lot more going on behind the walls. To familiarize yourself with the… Continue Reading

Insulate Yourself from the Heat (and high bills)

Insulate Yourself from the Heat (and high bills)

With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to check to see if your home is properly insulated. Without proper insulation, homes are more heavily impacted by extreme temperatures. Heated or cooled air can escape the home if the heat transfer is not slowed by insulation. First, if you live in a… Continue Reading

Breaker Box Breakdown

Breaker Box Breakdown

Familiarizing yourself with the basic parts and functions of your breaker box is an important step in protecting your home. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to deal with a problem if it occurs in the future. Accessible Parts of an Electrical Panel Unless you are an electrician these are the… Continue Reading