November 22, 2016

Home Heating Systems: Pros and Cons

While Peachtree City’s warm climate means heating doesn’t hold quite the same priority as in colder regions, you still need something to keep you warm in cooler weather. There are several home heating systems that work well in our area, but each has its pros and cons. Heat Pumps These are among the most energy efficient heating systems for mild climates, so they’re perfectly suited to our area. Their efficiency comes from the fact that they move heat instead of […]
November 17, 2016

Winter Calls for Resetting Your Thermostat Programs

Resetting the programmable thermostat is a seasonal “to-do” task. Those summer settings, meant for cooling long daylight hours, don’t apply to the realities of the winter heating season. You’ll need to set new on/off times for the furnace plus make allowances for changing living patterns in the house, such as occupants turning in for bed earlier and different temperature preferences to stay comfortable.   Utilized correctly, a programmable thermostat can save up to 20 percent on heating/cooling costs compared to […]
November 15, 2016

What Should You Check Before Leaving for Winter Vacation?

Just because we enjoy mild winters in the Peachtree City area, that doesn’t mean you can afford to leave your home unprepared when you head out for a winter vacation. A little vacation maintenance can save you from big trouble.   Leave the heat on   While freezing temperatures are uncommon in our area, they do happen. Turning your heat off completely leaves your pipes vulnerable to freezing should a cold snap hit while you’re away. To conserve energy and […]
November 10, 2016

The Best Spots to Insulate in Your Home

Even in a moderate climate like Peachtree City’s, improving your insulation is an effective way to keep your home more a comfortable temperature all year. Learning the best areas to insulate before you start will help you get the most out of your efforts. Attic The sun shining down on your roof can raise your attic temperature to over 100 degrees even on mildly warm days. That heat then radiates into your rooms, increasing the load on your air conditioner. […]