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March 4, 2014

5 Tips to Consider Before Retrofitting Your Peachtree City Home for Solar

With a forgiving latitude and a higher-than-average number of sunny days every year, the Peachtree City area is an appealing place for homeowners wanting to test out a home solar installation. Whether you want to reduce your reliance on the power grid, protect the environment, or just watch your electric bills drop or even disappear, here are five things to think about before retrofitting your Peachtree City home for solar power. Location matters. If nearby vegetation, terrain or buildings keep […]
February 27, 2014

Red-Tagged Furnace or Water Heater? Now What?

Learning that you have a red-tagged furnace or water heater isn’t good news because it usually means that the appliance isn’t safe to operate. For example, gas furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger that can emit carbon monoxide (CO) into your home’s air supply. while a water heater that’s not venting properly can do the same. CO is a serious health hazard because it can be lethal with prolonged or heavy exposure. When a plumber or HVAC contractor […]
February 25, 2014

How Upgrading to a Zoning System Can Boost Comfort, Save Money

Regardless of the size of your home, it’s likely that you spend your time in just a few rooms at any given time. This waste of energy – heating a whole house when much of it’s not occupied – is one reason why upgrading to a zoning system is such a great idea. If used properly, you’ll save money while boosting your comfort level as well. Installation of a Zoning System Traditional one-thermostat heating and cooling systems are not very efficient […]
February 20, 2014

Insulation Tips That’ll Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Even though winters in Georgia are relatively mild, if your home is not properly insulated, you may be wasting a significant amount of money not only on heat during the winter, but also on cooling during the summer. Adding insulation is a cost-effective way to make your home more energy efficient. It can easily be done yourself or with assistance from a contractor using the following tips. Attic Floor Because heat rises, a poorly insulated attic floor is, by far, […]