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 […]
March 12, 2013

5 Ways to Improve Water Heating Costs

If your water heater performance has been in a slump while your energy bills have been out of the ballpark, these five tips can help perk up your showers and improve water heating costs at the same time. Improve water heating costs Poor water heater performance is an indicator of excessive standby heat loss, lack of maintenance, an aging water heater or any combination of the three. These tips can help: Mini flush: Drain about one gallon of water from […]
March 7, 2013

Setting a Heat Pump? Learn the Ideal Balance Point

A heat pump can help keep your home warm in the winter and is one of the best investments Peachtree homeowners can make. Setting a heat pump may seem like a simple task, and it really is, but you should understand how reaching the ideal balance point will improve your heat pump’s performance, and in turn the comfort in your home. Many homeowners get the terms heating and cooling load and heating and cooling capacity mixed up. If you understand […]
February 28, 2013

A Leaky Humidifier Means Trouble: Here’s What to Do

Whole-house humidifiers work well during the winter when houses are being heated and the air is dry. When they leak, they can cause substantial damage to your home. Here are a few suggestions for how to identify a problem and fix your leaky humidifier.   Water pressure too high – This is a simple fix, so check this first. It should be no higher than 125psi. If you find it is higher, simply reducing it may fix your problem. Drain line […]