December 13, 2012

Optimizing Your Heat Pump’s Performance

In our region, heat pumps are an energy efficient way to heat and cool homes, but like anything mechanical, they require annual maintenance from an HVAC professional and routine maintenance by homeowners. You’ll get more from your heat pump this winter by tackling these tasks: Check the air filter for the air handler monthly. It may not need changing or cleaning, but with routine checking, you’ll be assured that the dust load won’t impede the heat pump’s performance. Anytime insufficient […]
December 11, 2012

Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors And Smoke Alarms: Are Your Security Watchdogs On The Prowl Or Sleeping?

Although homeowners in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone, Newnan, Sharpsburg or Senoiam, Georgia don’t experience the kind of winter blizzards that other people in the country do, it can still get pretty cold, especially during the winter nights. Like many of your fellow neighbors, you’ll be putting your heating system to good use. Therefore, it’s important that you make sure that your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms are installed correctly and working properly, to prevent a tragedy. Why do you need […]
December 6, 2012

Your Home Energy Evaluation: The Blower Door Test

A home-energy evaluation is an excellent way to determine your home’s efficiency. An energy auditor will conduct several tests, and then determine where your home is losing energy and what steps you can take to fix your issues. One of the tests that your auditor will conduct is a blower door test. What does the blower door test do? A blower door test determines how airtight your home is. Finding and sealing air leaks will help you reduce your home’s […]
December 4, 2012

Working With Your Heating-System Tech: Furnace Terms It’s Smart To Know

You’re not expected to know the inside and outside of your heating system. It’s complicated stuff. That’s why most homeowners rely on a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician to service it every year. However, it does help to know some of the terminology. Not only will it make working with your heating-system tech much easier, it will also help you grasp a basic idea of how your heating system works. Here are a few terms which can help […]