Smart Meters: Pros and Cons

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
In Woodstock, Georgia, and across the entire state, electric companies are encouraging homeowners to adopt smart meters to audit how energy is being used in your home. As opposed to an electric meter that utility companies must manually read, a smart meter uses low radio frequency that allows...read more

The Difference Between Heat Pump and A/C Systems

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Understanding the difference between heat pumps and A/C systems will be beneficial when you have to choose one for your Woodstock home. Deciding between the two systems will depend on the climate you live in and the comfort levels you are accustomed too. Reviewing the pros and cons of each...read more

Can Drain Cleaner Damage Pipes?

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
  Can Drain Cleaner Damage Pipes? Thinking about using drain cleaner to attack a clog in your home? Turning to an over-the-counter chemical shouldn’t always be your first move — nor is it ever the best move. To break up certain types of clogs, a drain cleaning product...read more

Disadvantages of Radiant Floor Heating

Wednesday, October 8th 2014
  The Disadvantages of Radiant Floor Heating Heated floors are a welcome addition to most homes during the colder months. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, your feet will appreciate the soothing warmth provided by energy-efficient under-floor...read more

Tips for Preventing a Rusting Water Heater

Wednesday, October 8th 2014
We rely on our water heater 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That is a lot of work, especially in a household where multiple people are using the sinks, bathtub and showers. As a result of wear and tear, age and lack of maintenance, homeowners occasionally end up with a rusting water heater....read more

Home Automation System Benefits

Wednesday, October 8th 2014
Whether you’re building a new house or remodeling your existing one, you may want to consider bringing your home into the 21st century with a home automation system. With hundreds of available apps for your mobile devices, it’s easy to turn your home into its own central command...read more

Home Performance: Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Monday, October 6th 2014
We all depend on heating, cooling, lighting and hot water to provide comfort and convenience to our daily lives. But each of these necessities consume energy…expensive energy. And if you're like most Atlanta-area homeowners, a large portion of your household budget goes toward these ongoing...read more

Saving Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

Tuesday, September 30th 2014
As summer starts to wind down in the Atlanta area, we get a little relief from the heat. There may be a few days or weeks when we even switch off the air conditioning before we start thinking about turning on the heat. A programmable thermostat is one way to get your home off the temperature...read more