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. […]
November 8, 2016

How to Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

It can get a bit chilly in the Peachtree City area, which means sooner or later you’ll need to rely on your home’s heating system. But before you crank up the furnace or fireplace, you should make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.   Colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that’s a common byproduct of gas-powered furnaces, ranges and water heaters, as well as wood stoves and fireplaces. Lax maintenance or malfunction, combined […]