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March 26, 2013

Improve Home Safety: 3 Ways

Home safety is more important than ever these days, as residences are filled with equipment that, if not properly cared for and controlled, can be dangerous to you and your family members. There are three main categories of hazards that we need to be on the lookout for:   Electrical hazards. Overloading outlets is a prime cause of electrical accidents in the home, as are exposed wiring and outlets. If any of your appliances are shorting out, overheating, sparking or smoking, […]
March 21, 2013

Retrofitting Your Peachtree City Home For Solar? Follow These 3 Tips

If you are considering retrofitting your Peachtree City area home for solar, you will need to look at your existing electricity use, implement measures to increase energy efficiency and comply with local codes and requirements. You will also need to understand the technology options available and decide if you want to operate your system on or off the electric grid. Electrical load analysis Evaluate your energy consumption patterns before selecting your solar system components. This will enable you to choose the […]
March 19, 2013

Using the Right Expert to Diagnose a Red-Tagged Furnace Makes All the Difference

If your HVAC contractor red-tagged your furnace, would you trust his or her judgment call? Red-tagging, which often occurs as a result of a cracked heat exchanger, is an expensive problem and should be treated with careful consideration. By educating yourself on what constitutes a red-tagged furnace, you can feel confident in your contractor’s decision and take steps to remedy the situation. When should a furnace be red-tagged? When a furnace is red-tagged — or taken out of commission — […]
March 14, 2013

Solar Basics: A Guide for Peachtree Residents

Plugging your home into solar energy will lower your energy consumption, and it’s useful to learn the solar basics as you go forward. Our region receives enough solar energy to make using sunshine a viable option to create electricity. This guide defines the terms you’ll run across as you explore your solar options.   Photovoltaic – This term describes the process that solar light goes through in its conversion to usable electricity. Photovoltaic module – A module is a single solar panel. It could […]