energy consumption

October 9, 2012

Is This The Year You Upgrade Your Home Insulation?

Did you know that just because your home currently has insulation, it might not be enough, or the right type? Insulation typically is unseen, and you know what they say about out of sight, out of mind. However, with proper insulation, you can reduce your energy consumption significantly and even save money. Is it time to upgrade your home insulation? It just might be. Here’s a quick look at the various types of insulation available, and where they work best […]
March 14, 2013

Solar Basics: A Guide for Peachtree Residents

Plugging your home into solar energy will lower your energy consumption, and it’s useful to learn the solar basics as you go forward. Our region receives enough solar energy to make using sunshine a viable option to create electricity. This guide defines the terms you’ll run across as you explore your solar options.   Photovoltaic – This term describes the process that solar light goes through in its conversion to usable electricity. Photovoltaic module – A module is a single solar panel. It could […]
November 12, 2013

What Should Your New Water Heater Look Like and Do?

Gone are the days when water heaters were simple appliances that heated water and stored it in a tank until you needed it. Some of the new systems on the market, on-demand or tankless water heaters, do not even require a tank. With all the bells and whistles, selecting a new water heater may seem like a daunting task. Three of the main considerations when purchasing you new system should include: How do you prefer to power your new water […]
April 14, 2015

Tips for Decreasing Home Energy Consumption This Spring

When warmer weather arrives, you can reduce the effects on your energy bill by making some changes around the home. Here are important tips for decreasing home energy consumption this spring. Schedule an Air Conditioner Maintenance Check Before the spring season is fully underway, schedule a professional maintenance check for your air conditioning unit. Dirty coils or malfunctioning parts make your air conditioner work extra hard to keep you cool and may lessen the life of the system. Install a […]