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December 17, 2013

Closing an Unused Room to Save Energy: Maybe Not Such a Good Idea After All

Many homeowners think that closing a room to save energy is a smart move on their part to cut heating costs. On one level, it makes sense because you’re increasing the airflow going to the rooms left open plus giving your heating equipment a smaller house to warm up. In reality, however, this doesn’t happen in most cases, and can actually create more problems than it solves. A well-planned forced-air HVAC system is calibrated to have a certain amount of […]
December 12, 2013

The Prospect of High Winter Heating Bills Gives You the Shivers? Warm up to These Energy-Saving Tips

Winter is on the way yet again, and since energy costs are as high as ever, chances are you’ll be paying a lot to heat your home this year. If the prospect of high winter heating bills gives you the shivers, you should know that there are simple things you can to help keep them in check. Of course, there are all the obvious things, such as weatherstripping drafty doors and windows, using storm windows or plastic to reinforce older, […]
December 10, 2013

Your Airtight Georgia Home: A Guide to Weatherstripping

For optimum air quality, comfort and ideal temperatures inside your Georgia home, air sealing should be part of your energy efficiency plan. Here is a basic guide to weatherstripping. What It Is Weatherstripping (usually felt, adhesive-backed foam, plastic, vinyl or metal) fills in nooks and crannies around your home’s openings. Where window meets window frame, or door meets door jamb, you’ll find weatherstripping, including around garage doors, crawl space entryways and attic doors. Why You Need It If you have […]
December 5, 2013

Your Furnace Has Quit Working? Simple Fixes That Could Get It Going Again

With fall weather settling in and winter on the way, many Peachtree City area homeowners are turning on the heat for the season. For some of them, switching on the heat for the first time will yield an unpleasant surprise: a furnace that seems to have quit working as it sat unused throughout the warmer seasons. If this has happened to you, and your furnace worked just fine last year, there’s a good chance your problem could be quite simple. […]