energy efficiency

September 1, 2011

Is Heat Pump Air Conditioning Right For You? Here’s How To Know

In a moderate climate like that experienced in Peachtree City and other communities in proximity to Atlanta, Ga., you may want to consider installing a heat pump air conditioning system as an alternative to traditional furnaces and air conditioners.  Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly option that can help consumers save on utilities. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat rather than generate heat and, thus, can dispense up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume.  There are four types […]
November 29, 2011

Why It Pays To Lower Your Heating Load Before You Upgrade Your HVAC System

Upgrading your HVAC system is a major investment that will have major ramifications on your comfort and energy costs for years to come. If you want to lower not only your monthly energy usage but also the upfront cost of the equipment, you should reduce your heating load before you purchase a new HVAC system. Your heating load refers to how much energy your home needs to be warmed properly. The less energy efficient your home is, the higher your […]
February 14, 2012

Anatomy Of A Heat Pump: How All Those Components Work Together To Keep Your Home Energy Efficient And Comfortable

Heat pumps are the most complicated machines you will find in the average home. All of their parts are important for keeping your home heated and cooled efficiently. Here’s a look at the anatomy of a heat pump and how everything works together:   Indoor and outdoor coils: Like an air conditioner, heat pumps have two coils, but these coils are designed differently because they must be capable of both heating and cooling. This allows the heat pump to work […]
March 27, 2012

Optimal Energy Savings Means Evaulating Every Room In Your Home

If you’d like to conserve energy and save money, it can seem like a daunting task. Breaking your home down into different areas can make the job a little easier, and you will quickly realize that every room in your house has the potential for energy savings. Kitchen Choose an energy-efficient refrigerator. Refrigerators with the freezer on top are more efficient than side-by-side models. Refrigerators with a built-in ice maker also waste energy, and should be avoided. Use your dishwasher […]