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October 11, 2016

Signs Your Home’s Thermostat Should Be Replaced

With changes in the weather on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at your home’s thermostat. Although your thermostat might appear to be in good shape, there are plenty of signs that could indicate the need for a thermostat replacement as soon as possible. Wild Temperature Swings Over time, it’s possible for your thermostat to forget how to correctly sense the room’s temperature. The strange behavior often results in temperature swings that make your home feel too cold […]
October 6, 2016

HVAC Basics: Learn What BTUs Are

What is a BTU and what does it mean to you? In winter or summer, the number of BTUs added or removed from the house, respectively, is critical to indoor comfort. It’s also an important element of the calculations utilized for efficiency rating that help you evaluate the most energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment when you’re shopping for an upgrade.   BTU is short for British Thermal Unit. It’s the universally accepted measurement for a unit of heat energy. In […]
October 4, 2016

Take Advantage of Tax Credits Before Year-End

As the clock runs out on 2016, you may be thinking of ways to boost home energy efficiency while also saving money. There are several income tax credits available for homeowners that can reduce the purchase price of new HVAC equipment.   Tax Credit Details Federal income tax credits for energy efficiency are available for certain HVAC system and equipment upgrades, replacements, and new purchases. For qualifying purchases, the credits can be applied directly to your income taxes. The credits […]
September 27, 2016

How Much Money and Energy Does Your Attic Waste?

In a warm climate like Peachtree City’s, it’s not always obvious how much the attic can affect a home’s energy efficiency. Understanding how your attic could be costing you is the first step in solving the problem. Leaking Air Attics are often full of tiny cracks and gaps that let air pass. In summer, leaks let hot, humid air seep into your living space. In winter, the warm air in your rooms naturally rises toward your ceilings. Leaks let that […]