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March 19, 2013

Using the Right Expert to Diagnose a Red-Tagged Furnace Makes All the Difference

If your HVAC contractor red-tagged your furnace, would you trust his or her judgment call? Red-tagging, which often occurs as a result of a cracked heat exchanger, is an expensive problem and should be treated with careful consideration. By educating yourself on what constitutes a red-tagged furnace, you can feel confident in your contractor’s decision and take steps to remedy the situation. When should a furnace be red-tagged? When a furnace is red-tagged — or taken out of commission — […]
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 […]
March 12, 2013

5 Ways to Improve Water Heating Costs

If your water heater performance has been in a slump while your energy bills have been out of the ballpark, these five tips can help perk up your showers and improve water heating costs at the same time. Improve water heating costs Poor water heater performance is an indicator of excessive standby heat loss, lack of maintenance, an aging water heater or any combination of the three. These tips can help: Mini flush: Drain about one gallon of water from […]
March 7, 2013

Setting a Heat Pump? Learn the Ideal Balance Point

A heat pump can help keep your home warm in the winter and is one of the best investments Peachtree homeowners can make. Setting a heat pump may seem like a simple task, and it really is, but you should understand how reaching the ideal balance point will improve your heat pump’s performance, and in turn the comfort in your home. Many homeowners get the terms heating and cooling load and heating and cooling capacity mixed up. If you understand […]