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October 8, 2015

Turn Down Your Water Heater Temperature to Save Money This Fall

Lowering the temperature on your water heater by 10 degrees shaves up to 5 percent off your water heating costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Water heater manufacturers often set the temperature of their water heaters to 140 degrees. So, there are plenty of energy dollars to keep in your pocketbook by turning down water heater temperature. Keep reading to learn how. Lower Temperature, More Savings The federal Energy Star program suggests that 120 degrees water temperature suffices […]
October 6, 2015

Repair or Replace Your HVAC System This Fall: You Decide

Fall is the time of year to prepare your home for the heating months. If your HVAC system barely made it through last winter or summer, or if you’re facing a repair-or-replace decision, now is the time to act. Keep reading for professional pointers. Cost of Repair vs. Replacement The repair or replace dilemma generally centers around costs. Repairing your HVAC system probably costs less than replacing it. If it’s an expensive repair, though, you may consider that replacing it […]
September 24, 2015

What Are Some Signs Your Home Has a Humidity Problem?

Home humidity problems degrade indoor air quality, increase energy bills, and may actually damage your home and possessions. High indoor humidity also encourages the growth and spread of many microorganisms that affect health and comfort. Look for the following signs to determine if you have a home humidity problem. Mold and Mildew High indoor humidity invites mold and mildew development. Black, green, and pink spots on walls and ceilings are sure indicators you have a home humidity problem. Even common […]
September 22, 2015

How Can Home Insulation in These Areas Improve Comfort?

Proper home insulation is essential for energy efficiency in your Peachtree City home. There are several parts of the home where you need adequate insulation to prevent hot or cold air from escaping. Make sure you’re covered in these areas. Attic Insulation Hot air naturally rises, and your attic may end up harboring more than its fair share of your warm air in winter if it’s not properly insulated. Likewise, attic insulation will keep warm air out in summer, allowing […]