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January 24, 2017

When Temperatures Drop, Bundle Up Your Water Heater

The most ignored appliance in many homes is the water heater because it’s tucked out of sight, operates silently and seldom fails. It’s also the second-most hungry appliance in the typical home, using around 20 percent of all energy consumed in a year. Wrapping it with an insulating blanket will cut its energy consumption and prolong its lifetime.   These blankets, found at home improvement centers, cost little compared to the energy savings they offer. Older storage tank water heaters […]
January 19, 2017

Have You Weatherized Your Windows?

Improving the energy efficiency of your Peachtree City home in the winter is largely a matter of sealing air leaks that allow cold air to enter your home and warm air to escape. Weatherizing windows is a good place to start air sealing your home. Drafty windows can dramatically reduce your comfort level, and they make your HVAC system work overtime to compensate for infiltrating outside air. This increases your energy bills while decreasing your comfort. Supplies You Need for […]
January 17, 2017

How to Save Money and Get Better Sleep By Lowering the Temp In Your Home

Winter is a good time to improve your sleep quality and save energy by turning down the heat at night. With the drone of air conditioners running all night during the summer all but forgotten, it’s a good time to catch up on the restful sleep that cool temperatures and a quiet home foster.   Recent research conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prove that temperatures at or below 65 degrees improve sleep. Human body temperatures drop as […]
January 12, 2017

How Dangerous is a Space Heater in Your Home?

Although we’re blessed with mild winters in the Peachtree City area, there are still times when the weather turns uncomfortably chilly. When it does, a space heater might seem like the perfect way to supplement your central heating, but there are more cons than pros to these devices. Wasted Energy and Fire Risks A portable space heater is a convenient way to get some extra warmth in a small room, such as the bathroom, but it’s one of the least […]