April 11, 2013

The Home Heating Bill: Use It To Improve Energy Costs

Every month, it’s likely that you receive a gas bill in the mail. In the spring, it gradually decreases to light summertime levels when you’re not using your furnace. Then, in the fall it begins fattening up, until you get to winter when it feeds off your household budget for several months. Learning how to read your home heating bill can go a long way toward lowering your energy costs during the cold months when your furnace is working for much of […]
April 16, 2013

Solar Performance Factors: Include These In The Planning Process

If you are thinking about installing photovoltaic panels on your Georgia home, it’s important to understand the different factors that can influence the solar performance and output. Modern solar arrays are lightweight, have no moving parts, use highly reliable solid state electronics and, best of all, can give us significant energy savings. However, there are other performance factors that you should consider when planning a new installation and comparing specifications.   Power output: This is the maximum amount of power […]
April 18, 2013

The Forced-Air Furnace: A Look Behind The Scenes

The forced-air furnace in your Peachtree City area home is an effective and safe way to heat your home, but do you know how it actually works? Understanding the basic operation of your furnace will help you troubleshoot problems, as well as communicate with your HVAC technician in case service is required. A forced-air furnace has several main components that work together to provide heat for your home: Thermostat: When the air in your home reaches a temperature lower than the setting […]
April 23, 2013

Troubleshoot Your Heat Pump In 3 Steps

Increasingly in homes today, air-source heat pumps are a more energy-efficient alternative to the standard air conditioner/furnace set-up. They provide very efficient heating and cooling by using the principle of refrigeration to transfer heat extracted from the air from one place to another. The only energy used is the small amount of electricity needed to conduct the heat and circulate the resulting conditioned air in your home. But what happens if your pump stops working? Here are three ways to […]