Advice on Summer Energy Savings

Atlanta Cooling Tips During Summer Just a little bit of thought is required to realize that your central heating and air conditioning unit is probably responsible for the majority of your home’s summertime energy bills. This is especially true in a warm area like Atlanta. So, the task at hand is to obtain energy savings…

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2013 Energy Tax Credit for New Furnace

ATLANTA FURNACE TAX CREDIT AVAILABLE The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was enacted January 2, 2013 and is now available through 2013 for the tax credit of residential energy property expenditures, such as installing a new furnace. This tax relief was originally provided for under the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005.  The residential…

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How Insulation Can Affect Energy Savings

Insulation Energy Savings Insulation plays a very important role in keeping the indoor temperature at a comfortable level while also reducing energy costs. During the summer, your air conditioner removes heat from the inside on the structure and moves it outside. As a result, the indoor temperature is lower than the outside temperature. Through the…

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Help – I’m Sweating or Freezing!

One of the common complaints we hear from customers is un-even temperature between rooms inside their homes. For some customers, they have to raise the thermostat in order to keep their children’s rooms warm at night and this results in sweltering temperatures in their own bedrooms. For others it’s just the opposite, in order to…

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Use my ceiling fans in the winter…Really?

Surprisingly the answer is yes. While most people think of using ceiling fans in the summer, the use of your ceiling fans in the winter can actually make your home more comfortable and reduce your heating bills. As your home’s comfort system puts out that warm cozy air, it naturally rises. This warm air then…

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Fall Season To Do List – Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable Thermostats from Empire Heating & Air Conditioning According to the federal Energy Star program, the average household spends more than $2, 200 a year on energy bills – nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings.…

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