December 1, 2011

A Gas Fireplace Retrofit: All the Warmth And Coziness Without the Work And Cleanup

Sitting around a fireplace in the fall or winter is not only a good way to relax, it also helps heat your home. Using firewood can entail lot of work, however, and it’s messy. Buying firewood in small bundles costs more than buying a cord at a time, but storing it attracts insects and small animals. The climate in Peachtree City is hospitable for termites, fire ants and carpenter ants — which you’d probably prefer not to have in your […]
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 […]
November 24, 2011

With The Arrival Of Heating Season, It’s Time Do Some Maintenance On Your Whole-House Humidifier

With winter on the horizon, it’s time to make sure maintenance on your whole-house humidifier is scratched off your fall to-do checklist. A well-maintained humidification system can relieve or prevent the side effects of dry air, such as reduced home comfort, health issues and even possible damage to wooden floors and furniture. You’ll have a more comfortable home and save energy just by performing some simple maintenance. Models differ, so it’s good to know the basics. For residential use, the most […]
November 22, 2011

Boosting Your Insulation? Throw A Blanket On Your Water Heater While You’re At It

One of the best ways to reduce energy costs during a Georgia winter is to increase the amount of insulation in your home. One appliance that will benefit greatly from added insulation is your water heater. It produces a great deal of heat, but a lot of that energy can be lost if the tank has inadequate insulation. That loss forces your heater to work harder — costing you money. You can create a more energy-efficient heater by using blanket insulation. In […]