home heating and cooling

August 14, 2012

Thinking Of Adding Insulation? The Attic Is A Cost-Effective Place To Start

If your home is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, it’s a good time to inspect your insulation. Adding insulation to your attic is a good place to start, is a fairly easy process and can save you money quickly on your utility bills. There are many types of insulation on the market, but there are certain kinds that are better for attics, especially in an existing home, than others. All insulation has an insulation […]
May 31, 2012

The DIY Energy Audit: A Saturday Project That Can Yield Lasting Savings

There’s no bad time to make your home more efficient, but with summer on the way, Georgia residents have a particularly good opportunity to start saving before hot weather hits. A good first step is a do-it-yourself energy audit, a simple but thorough check of the key areas in your home to see where you can save. There are several areas a homeowner can check themselves when they’re conducting an energy audit. Below are a handful of issues to look […]
May 24, 2012

Your Heat Pump: Tend To It While You’re Tidying The Yard

Your heat pump will soon be working overtime keeping your family cool and comfortable. Take a few moments as you’re out in the yard to tend to your heat pump — before the height of summer. Heat pump care and service Periodic cleaning and professional service for your heat pump are necessary for efficient performance, optimal cooling (and heating), and to prevent malfunctions. By maintaining a clean system, you’ll optimize air circulation, which is vital in order for your heat […]
May 22, 2012

Your New A/C: The SEER Rating Matters, But Weigh These 6 Features Too

The high summer temperatures and stifling humidity in Georgia make central air conditioning a necessity for comfortable living. If you’re upgrading to a new central air conditioner, you probably already know that the seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER rating, is a large factor. If you can find a SEER rating of 14 or higher, your air conditioning costs will be more manageable this summer. However, there are six other features you should look for in addition to the SEER […]