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Are UV Lights in Really Beneficial for Air Quality?

Are UV Lights in Really Beneficial for Air Quality?

What are UV Lights for Ductwork? UV lights kill germs and bacteria and can be used for sanitizing the air if placed in the HVAC ductwork. These vary in size, amps, voltage, and safety features. They are VERY effective for Improving Indoor Air Quality I’m thrilled with my UV light! I used to have terrible… Continue Reading

Back to School, Back to Cool

Back to School, Back to Cool

Hopefully, you’ve made it through the hottest months without any problems from your air conditioning unit! Now that the kids are getting ready to go back to school is a good reminder to start this year with a clean slate, and a clean air conditioning system. It is time for an HVAC Checkup! Here’s why:… Continue Reading

What’s New in Smart Home Devices

Smart devices are a great way to reduce energy costs, increase efficiency, and allow you to manage your home even when you are not there. This can come in handy, especially during summer vacations, when you don’t want to worry about if you left the garage door open or if the AC is using up… Continue Reading

Heat Pump Problems

Heat Pump Problems

Many Florida homes have a heating system that utilize heat pumps to efficiently maintain comfortable temperatures all year long. But if your heat pump becomes more hassle than helpful, Wentzel’s is here to help!  Like any appliance, heat pumps need maintenance and occasional repair. If you notice that yours is no longer doing its job,… Continue Reading

The Importance of Insulation

The Importance of Insulation

Many people believe that insulation is meant to keep their house warm during the winter, but it is actually the most effective days to keep a home cool during the summer months. Insulation keeps the cooler air inside your home and the hot, humid air outside. Imagine if all the air conditioning you were using… Continue Reading

Electrical Storm Safety

Electrical Storm Safety

Harsh summer storms can intensify electrical hazards in and around your home. Stay safe before, during, and after the storm with these tips Before the Storm: Go inside! A home or building is the safest place, but if that is not available, a car with all the windows closed will keep you safe. If you… Continue Reading

Summer Savings Start at Home

Summer Savings Start at Home

As all Floridians know, cranking up the AC during the summer feels great… until you get your electrical bill. Between extreme temperatures and more people being at home during the day, summer comforts can come at a high price. Here are a few things you can change around the house to reduce your energy bill.… Continue Reading

When to Use a Ductless System

When to Use a Ductless System

Wentzel’s is proud to offer and install mini split ductless air conditioning systems. Ductless systems offer a way to cool rooms, homes, and offices without the bulk of a traditional system or noise of a window unit.  Benefits of Ductless (Mini-Split Systems) Efficient: Without the ducts, the unit is only trying to cool one area… Continue Reading

AC Problems and the Noises They Make

AC Problems and the Noises They Make

Wentzel’s is always happy to help with any air conditioning issues that may arise. Many times the first indication of what could be going wrong with the air conditioning is the noise the HVAC is making. If you hear any of these noises and feel these problems could be effecting the most important appliance in… Continue Reading

Ring in Spring…with Home Maintence Tips!

Ring in Spring…with Home Maintence Tips!

Spring cleaning goes deeper than clearing out the closet! Spring is also a great time to check the exterior of your home and prepare for Service the Air Conditioning System Avoid a costly AC Repair! Wentzel’s Heating & Air is happy to inspect and service the AC unit to ensure it is working efficiently. An… Continue Reading

What to do When Lightning Strikes

What to do When Lightning Strikes

Spring is Here. Soon torrential rains will visit us almost daily in Sarasota. Florida is the nation’s leader in lightning strikes, so make sure both you and your home are safe before the storms begin. Wentzel’s can help protect your whole home from power surges by adding surge protection to the main panel. This protection… Continue Reading

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