March 10, 2016

Consider Installing a Wi-Fi Thermostat for Your Home

If you’re still regulating temperatures in your home with a basic programmable thermostat, or worse yet, an old-school manual thermostat, it’s time to consider the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat. These high-tech devices do much more than program temperature changes to save energy and money. Find out how a Wi-Fi (or smart) thermostat can improve energy efficiency and comfort in your Georgia home. Benefits of Wi-Fi Thermostats Versatile programming — Your first-generation programmable thermostat might be limited to one program […]
March 15, 2016

Your Guide to Understanding Return Air Ducts

The air duct system plays a vital role in your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system. Without it, there’s no way for conditioned air to circulate throughout your home. However, there’s another aspect of a typical ductwork system that some people (including housing contractors) sometimes don’t consider sufficiently, the return air ducts. A forced-air HVAC system begins with the equipment heating the air, or removing heat energy from the air for cooling. A powerful blower fan pushes air through the […]
March 17, 2016

How to Find Air Leaks and Seal Them

You might have a state-of-the-art HVAC system with all the bells and whistles, but if your home isn’t properly weatherized, you’re still going to have a difficult time heating and cooling it affordably and effectively. This means both effective sealing to eliminate air leaks and proper insulation. Here we’ll mainly review air sealing. Any productive strategy for air sealing a home starts with finding where the air is leaking. You can do this yourself, basically for free, or else you […]
March 22, 2016

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

If you heat water with a gas or electric powered storage-tank water heater, once thing you can be sure of – eventually it’s going to fail. You’ll likely be looking for a new water heater in 10 years. And the fact that a failing water heater can create quite a mess and damage your home makes it all the more important to know the main signs of a failing water heater. Signs You Need a New Water Heater Age — […]