energy consumption

October 13, 2016

How to Understand the Energy Star Guidelines

There are many techniques for reducing household energy consumption, but the most reliable ways to cut energy usage and costs is with the products you use. The Energy Star program provides detailed information and guidelines for homeowners who want to invest in energy-efficient appliances, electronics, and other devices. Here’s a brief overview of the program’s guidelines and what you can expect from them. The Basis of the Energy Star Program The Energy Star program is a collaboration between the U.S. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]