Energy Star Rating Explained
Atlanta, Georgia – The Energy Star label is something consumers have all seen, but few understand what it actually means. Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta cooling and Heating, a full furnace service repair company, explains what the blue label means to homeowners.
Atlanta, Georgia – The expenses of owning a home add up, but paying for your heating and cooling services doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg for Roswell residents. As summer approaches, you can save money on your AC bill each month by installing a programmable thermostat.
“For every degree a thermostat is lowered over an eight to twelve hour period, homeowners can save between one and three percent on their energy bills,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, which provides Marietta residents with 24 hour heating and cooling service. “In a hot Atlanta summer, that can add up to significant savings for homeowners each year.”
Keeping Warm and Avoiding Danger
Atlanta, Georgia – As temperatures hit freezing levels, homeowners search for ways to stay warm and save money. Using space heaters to heat the most used portions of your home is one effective way, but homeowners should be careful to follow all safety precautions when using portable space heaters.
Space heaters, whether electric, gas or propane are an effective way to heat small spaces or to heat only portions of a large home. The National Fire Protection Agency estimates that in 2010 heating equipment was involved in over 57,000 structure fires, and space heaters were the cause of approximately 32 percent of those fires.
“With proper safety precautions, homeowners don’t need to fear the use of space heaters,” says Phil Montgomery, Atlanta Air Conditioning and Heating services provider, who has provided furnace installation for more than 40 years. “There are many different kinds on the market, so it’s important for homeowners to first research which type will be best for their use.”
Atlanta, Georgia – Are you or your family constantly fighting allergies? Have you ever stopped to think why you might always be sneezing? It might not be that pollen – it could be something you’re breathing while sitting at home on your couch.
According to the Environmental Proection Agency most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. Spending that much time in an environment that contains indoor air pollutants might be the reason for your red eyes.
“Winter is a tough time for indoor air quality,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Air Conditioning. “Because it’s cold outside, we’re spending less time outside and more time in our homes. The cold air means we’re keeping our doors and windows closed, and that means any pollutants that may be building up have nowhere to escape to.”