heating costs

December 23, 2014

How to Lower Heating Bills While Staying Cozy in Your Peachtree City Home

Peachtree City can get mighty cold during the winter, and if you’re wondering how to lower heating bills without sacrificing comfort this heating season, the two-pronged answer is simple — maintain your HVAC equipment properly and reduce its heating load. A well-maintained system lasts longer, works better and costs less to operate than one that’s been poorly maintained. Additionally, reducing the heating load results in less wear and tear, while maintaining efficiency and lowering heating costs. Essential HVAC Maintenance Performing an annual tune-up is the most important step of […]
March 18, 2014

Slash Your Home Heating Bill This Winter With These Surefire Tips

Is your home heating bill giving you the chills? Warm up with these surefire tips designed to slash heating costs this winter. Install a programmable thermostat: It’s easy to forget to turn down the temperature when you leave home each day, but with a programmable thermostat, there’s no need to remember. Use this inexpensive investment to program setback periods while you’re away or sleeping without sacrificing comfort. Replace old weatherstripping: Around 10 percent of your home’s heat loss occurs through […]
December 17, 2013

Closing an Unused Room to Save Energy: Maybe Not Such a Good Idea After All

Many homeowners think that closing a room to save energy is a smart move on their part to cut heating costs. On one level, it makes sense because you’re increasing the airflow going to the rooms left open plus giving your heating equipment a smaller house to warm up. In reality, however, this doesn’t happen in most cases, and can actually create more problems than it solves. A well-planned forced-air HVAC system is calibrated to have a certain amount of […]