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October 9, 2012

Is This The Year You Upgrade Your Home Insulation?

Did you know that just because your home currently has insulation, it might not be enough, or the right type? Insulation typically is unseen, and you know what they say about out of sight, out of mind. However, with proper insulation, you can reduce your energy consumption significantly and even save money. Is it time to upgrade your home insulation? It just might be. Here’s a quick look at the various types of insulation available, and where they work best […]
November 22, 2012

It’s Not Enough To Insulate — You Must Ventilate Too

As a homeowner in the Peachtree City area, you probably know that it’s important to thoroughly insulate your home in order to save money on energy costs and enjoy a comfortable home, but did you know you must ventilate, too? Without proper ventilation, comfort be compromised, and your family’s health may be at risk. What is ventilation, and why is it so important?  Good indoor air quality is essential to both your home and your family’s health. When moisture, carbon dioxide or other […]
January 22, 2013

High-Efficiency Furnaces Offer Big Savings For Years

You have heard the hype about how high-efficiency furnaces save money, but are they worth the cost? Though high-efficiency furnaces cost more upfront, the savings in the long run cannot be argued. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), older, low- to mid-efficiency furnaces are inadequate to save on your monthly heating costs because they: Create a natural draft that increases the flow of combustion gasses Have a continually running pilot light Utilize a large heat exchanger, compared to […]
January 31, 2013

Programmable Thermostats Up Energy Efficiency While You’re Sleeping or Away

You may know a little about programmable thermostats and you may already have one, but do you know how to get the most out of your thermostat? Using programmable thermostats to their full capacity can not only save you money on energy costs but make your living areas more comfortable. The first thing to consider is your day-to-day routine. For example, what time do you go to bed? If you like sleeping in a cooler room, start pre-cooling your room before […]