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 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 […]
December 6, 2016

Lower Energy Bills: A Helpful Gift to Yourself

While winter and the holiday season can sure put a hurt on your household budget, what with heating bills and increased use of other household utilities, there’s some good news for homeowners who want lower energy bills (basically everybody). Following are some easy and effective ways to lower energy bills as we move into the holidays:   Use your home’s thermostat wisely to avoid heating an empty house when nobody’s home. If it’s a programmable model, enter setbacks so the […]
December 8, 2016

Winter Safety Precautions for Your Peachtree City Home

Now that the outdoor temperatures are falling and winter is on its way, you need to take precautions to protect your home from accidental fires and water damage, and safeguard your family from threats like carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. Following these winter home safety suggestions can help you stay warm and secure all season. Have the Heating System Serviced To ensure that your heating system is working reliably and safely throughout the winter, have it inspected and serviced by a […]