weatherstripping

November 6, 2012

Tips That Will Cut Energy Costs

If there’s one thing that most Peachtree City-area homeowners agree on, it’s the need to cut energy costs. It seems like the cost of heating and cooling your house just gets higher every year, doesn’t it? And if you can’t cut energy costs, you’re left with a choice of reducing the amount of money in your wallet or reducing the comfort of your home. Luckily, there are ways to cut energy costs that aren’t too difficult or expensive to implement. […]
May 7, 2013

Air Sealing: Deter Allergens and Promote Efficiency

If you’re looking for an effective way to both reduce airborne irritants in your home’s air and lower your conditioning bills, consider air sealing. It’s a project that most homeowners can manage, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and you’ll be able to tell the difference in both your cooling and heating bills and personal comfort and health. The following is a do-it-yourself method to locate air leaks: First turn on the kitchen and bathroom exhaust, then close all […]
December 10, 2013

Your Airtight Georgia Home: A Guide to Weatherstripping

For optimum air quality, comfort and ideal temperatures inside your Georgia home, air sealing should be part of your energy efficiency plan. Here is a basic guide to weatherstripping. What It Is Weatherstripping (usually felt, adhesive-backed foam, plastic, vinyl or metal) fills in nooks and crannies around your home’s openings. Where window meets window frame, or door meets door jamb, you’ll find weatherstripping, including around garage doors, crawl space entryways and attic doors. Why You Need It If you have […]
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 […]