July 27, 2017

Working Safely in the Attic

If any of your summer projects involve working in the attic, take special care to be safe in this area of your home. Working in the attic presents conditions and challenges that you won’t find elsewhere.   Here are some suggestions for staying safe during attic projects: Prepare your tools and supplies. Space will be limited in the attic, so prepare your tools and materials in advance so that you’ll know what you’re taking with you. Put tools in a […]
March 14, 2017

Tips for Detecting Air Leaks in Your House

In a perfect world, we’d all schedule professional energy audits regularly in our homes to find energy leaks. In the real world, however, a professional energy audit isn’t always within our budgets. So, we’re faced with the do-it-yourself route when it comes to correcting air leaks. Why Locate Leaks? The Department of Energy cites air leaks as the major source of energy losses in homes. Conditioned air escapes through air leaks, while unconditioned air finds its way inside, undermining our […]
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. […]
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 […]