plumbing

January 28, 2014

Don’t Let Heat Loss Turn Your Heating Efforts Upside Down

Heat loss in your Georgia home during the winter means you need to work your heating system harder, which results in higher energy costs. Fortunately, there are some fairly easy things you can do to reduce heat loss during these cold months. Insulate where possible. Improve the insulation of your home. Insulation is crucial to reduce heat loss through walls, ceilings and even the roof. In particular, adding insulation to your attic can greatly reduce your heating bill. Buy a blanket […]
June 9, 2015

Easy Tips for Reducing Your Water Heating Bills

Water heating costs rank second only to cooling and heating expenses for driving up energy expenditures. You may find that you can easily reduce water heating bills by implementing no- and low-cost measures that will help keep more energy dollars in your pocket year-round. Following are a few pointers to get you started. Clear the Sediments Every few months, hook a hose to the water spigot at the base of the tank and drain a quart. The hard water deposits that collect […]
March 9, 2017

Simple Tips to Help You Save Money and Conserve Water

Increased urbanization and periods of drought have put a strain on municipal water supplies nationwide. As a result, more and more groundwater has been pumped from local wells and aquifers, causing concerns about where future water supplies will come as cities grow. That’s why it behooves us all to conserve water at all times, both when rain seems plentiful as well as when drought restrictions apply.   When it comes to water conservation, Georgia gets a B from the Alliance […]
March 23, 2017

How to Know if You Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade

Because most houses last longer than the plumbing system installed at original construction, at some point you may need a plumbing upgrade. Just like other household systems—electrical and HVAC, for example—plumbing becomes outdated over the years, wear and tear takes its toll and eventually the system can’t handle current water demands.   Signs that you need a plumbing upgrade my be subtle or severe. Here some things to watch for and some you can’t miss:   Low water pressure. Low […]