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March 14, 2017

Tips for Detecting Air Leaks in Your House

In a perfect world, we’d all schedule professional energy audits regularly in our homes to find energy leaks. In the real world, however, a professional energy audit isn’t always within our budgets. So, we’re faced with the do-it-yourself route when it comes to correcting air leaks. Why Locate Leaks? The Department of Energy cites air leaks as the major source of energy losses in homes. Conditioned air escapes through air leaks, while unconditioned air finds its way inside, undermining our […]
March 9, 2017

Simple Tips to Help You Save Money and Conserve Water

Increased urbanization and periods of drought have put a strain on municipal water supplies nationwide. As a result, more and more groundwater has been pumped from local wells and aquifers, causing concerns about where future water supplies will come as cities grow. That’s why it behooves us all to conserve water at all times, both when rain seems plentiful as well as when drought restrictions apply.   When it comes to water conservation, Georgia gets a B from the Alliance […]
March 7, 2017

Heat Pump Ratings for Homeowners

The energy efficiency ratings that a heat pump has describe how well it uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. These remarkable HVAC appliances are one of the best kinds to use in this climate, where winters are relatively mild and summers hot. They differ from other heating and cooling systems in that they provide both heat and cooling simply by reversing the flow of refrigerant. The efficiency ratings that apply to heat pump include:   Cooling […]
February 21, 2017

Considering Improving Your Home’s IAQ by Using UV Lights? Here’s What You Need to Know

Although they require professional installation and incur maintenance costs over time, UV lights could be the most effective and convenient way to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). These lights are silent, have no moving parts and create no odors. What They Do Selecting a UV lighting system for air purification and better IAQ reduces the number of harmful viruses, bacteria, mold spores, allergens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air. They work by altering the DNA of organic […]