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December 3, 2013

A Damp Crawl Space: The Nasty Little Secret Under Too Many Homes

Times change. It used to be popularly believed that a vented crawl space was a healthy crawl space, but that thinking has altered. Here in the Peachtree City area where we average 51 inches of rain a year, and temperatures are in the 80s or above all summer; humidity can be a conspicuous problem. A damp crawl space is a nasty little secret under too many homes; make sure yours isn’t one of them. Structural Problems Dampness can be a determined, […]
November 28, 2013

The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency: All Systems Working in Sync

In a properly functioning system (whether it be an automobile, the human body or a home), all of the components must operate effectively and efficiently for the system to perform optimally. This is the basis for a whole-house approach to energy efficiency. Below are some of the systems that work interdependently to keep your home comfortable year-round. HVAC System Your heating and cooling system(s) work to maintain proper temperature and moisture levels. To do so most effectively, the system needs […]
November 26, 2013

You’ve Scheduled Your Fall Furnace Tune-up? What to Expect

There’s nothing like a fall furnace tune-up to lower your Peachtree City area home’s energy bills while maintaining a high level of comfort this winter. While tune-up points vary among contractors, a reputable company will ensure that these essential tasks are included in your inspection: Clean and inspect the blower assembly, heat exchanger and other essential components to ensure they’re free of damage and in good working order. Measure the voltage and current on the motor and the gas pressure […]
November 21, 2013

If a New Furnace Is in Your Future, Learn More About Sizing

If you plan on purchasing a new furnace soon, you’ll want to be sure and get the right size for your home. If you are replacing an older furnace, you should avoid simply replacing it with one that has the same BTU rating. Newer furnaces are much more energy-efficient, so your home may require a smaller unit to deliver equal or better results. Plus, your home likely has had improvements in insulation and air sealing over the years, so it’s […]