Blog

January 14, 2014

Get on Top of Pet Allergens in Your Home With These Tips

If you are a homeowner with allergies to animal dander, it may seem like getting rid of your beloved pets is your only option. While many people pursue allergy treatments like allergy shots or medications, they may not realize that there are many things they can do to greatly reduce pet allergens in the home. Pet allergies can be difficult to treat, but a few simple improvements around the house can alleviate many symptoms. Frequent cleaning will get rid of much of […]
January 9, 2014

Understanding How Your Heat Pump and Programmable Thermostat Work Together

A heat pump is an efficient way to condition homes in our Southern climate because temperatures seldom fall below freezing for any great length of time. However, it’s important to realize that when they’re in the heating mode, they work differently than a gas furnace does. Heat pumps rely on heat energy in the outdoor air to heat your home, while a gas furnace uses fuel combustion to create warmth. Sometimes when it’s cold outdoors, heat pumps don’t have enough available […]
January 7, 2014

Three HVAC Contractor Practices to Avoid

Most homeowners understand the value of a regular professional service regime for their HVAC installation, and it’s a given that preventative maintenance pays eventual dividends. That said, with our record highs above 100 degrees here in Georgia, and the record low set below zero, it’s easy to envision cases where system failure could constitute an emergency. If the company you call is unscrupulous, that necessity could put you at risk from scams. Knowing the “red flags” is important, and these […]
January 2, 2014

Insulating R-Values Can Vary More Than You Think

Insulation is a necessity year-round, keeping heat inside your home during the winter and keeping heat out through the sweltering Georgia summer. Any homeowner who has recently installed insulation should be familiar with R-values (“R” standing for “resistance”), the standards by which insulation is judged. R-values provide a convenient way for consumers to assess which type of insulation provides the most resistance to heat transfer and, thus, which will best serve their needs. Yet, insulating R-values don’t tell the whole […]