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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, […]
February 18, 2014

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance for Your HVAC System

If you haven’t had preventive maintenance performed on your home’s heating and cooling system this year, there are some things you should know about the importance of keeping your system running at its best. The most important benefit of a well-maintained HVAC system is safety, but there are others, including cleaner air, lower costs and a more comfortable home. Last but not least, regular maintenance can help avoid a furnace breakdown on a cold winter night and will cost less […]