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Energy Efficiency

February 14, 2012

Anatomy Of A Heat Pump: How All Those Components Work Together To Keep Your Home Energy Efficient And Comfortable

Heat pumps are the most complicated machines you will find in the average home. All of their parts are important for keeping your home heated and cooled efficiently. Here’s a look at the anatomy of a heat pump and how everything works together:   Indoor and outdoor coils: Like an air conditioner, heat pumps have two coils, but these coils are designed differently because they must be capable of both heating and cooling. This allows the heat pump to work […]
June 5, 2012

Cool Ways To Take Charge Of Your Energy Bills When It’s Getting Hot

Rising temperatures can also mean rising energy bills for many Georgia residents. If you’re worried about summertime energy costs, consider these tips to keep cool without draining your bank account this year. Seal air leaks. You can use caulk, spray foam and weather stripping to seal up cracks and leaks around windows, doors, vents and other areas. This will help you keep cool air inside your home where it belongs. And when winter comes again, it will also help you […]
August 7, 2012

The EnergyGuide Label — Your Easy-To-Read Efficiency Guide

When the Georgia heat rolls in, the only things that rises faster than the temperatures are the energy bills. If you want to escape the heat and keep your bills under control, it might be time to consider upgrading your air conditioning equipment. The first thing you should look for is the EnergyGuide label. It has all the information you need to compare products in a new display that is simple and easy to understand. Plus, it’s bright yellow so you […]
August 9, 2012

Are Energy Vampires Bleeding Your Energy Budget Dry?

Nowadays we’re all surrounded by modern electronics which make life easier and homes more comfortable. Unfortunately, all of this modern technology can take a toll on your energy bills. The first step in getting your energy costs back to a reasonable amount is to check the house for energy vampires. These energy-sucking vampires come in the form of standby power electronics and home appliances in need of service. Standby power electronics  Many small home electronics continue to draw power when […]