January 26, 2012

Is Uneven Heating A Problem In Your Home? A Zoning System Can Take Care Of That

Uneven heating can make winters uncomfortable for homeowners. Zoning systems can remedy the problem of uneven heating, without the expense of purchasing a larger heating system or a second unit, or modifying existing ductwork. Even though the heating season in Georgia is relatively short, having reliable, consistent heating is important. Zoning systems use your existing heating and ductwork systems to give you precise control over the temperature throughout your home. This control is achieved by installing motorized dampers in the […]
January 24, 2012

Sealing Up Those Air Leaks In Your Home? Don’t Neglect The Attic Hatch

If your home has air leaks, sealing them will prevent unnecessarily high energy bills, increase the durability of your home and enhance indoor air quality. When doing so, don’t forget your attic hatch — a primary contributor to energy losses. It’s important to seal air leaks because they force HVAC equipment to overcompensate, and utility bills to grow. In addition, pollutants in outdoor air can seep inside your home and compromise air quality. Also, when moisture gains access to your […]
January 19, 2012

Use The Energy Star Yardstick, And See How Your Home Measures Up

In order to increase energy savings around your home, you have to know what areas are contributing to higher energy bills and decreased comfort. One tool that provides comprehensive, detailed, customized information is Energy Star’s Home Energy Yardstick, which will help you find out how your home scores in efficiency. The results will help you prioritize projects that boost energy savings. To begin the Energy Star program, you need to enter your ZIP code, home’s square footage and utility records […]
January 17, 2012

Furnace Replacement: A Guide To Sizing, Efficiency And Features

If furnace replacement is in your future, you need to know the three primary factors that will influence your purchase decision, in order to get a full return on your investment. Efficiency How well your new system consumes energy (its efficiency) will impact your energy bills over the life of the system. And with furnaces generally lasting about 15 years, you don’t want to skimp on efficiency. You’ll need to look for the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating, which […]