Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Remember the days when your home had only one TV and a computer was something you only needed at work? These days, most homes have multiple TVs and computers that are all connected to various devices such as DVD players, game consoles, external monitors, and printers.    While these cool electronics are packed with featuresRead More


Reduce Your Atlanta Home Heating Costs

While installing energy-efficient windows and doors and adding insulation can significantly bring down heat loss during cold months, there are also small fixes that can help reduce energy consumption. Common Winterizing Checklist Change air filters Install or re-install storm windows in the attic to stop warm air from leaking Clear gutters to remove debris thatRead More


10 Summer Energy-Saving Tips

·                     Set your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer. For every degree below that, you can expect up to a 4 percent increase in energy costs. ·                     Set the thermostat up to 3 degrees higher when you’re away from home for extended times.   ·                     Use a ceiling or area fan to make the airRead More


A/C Unit: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Buying a bigger room air conditioner won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. In fact, a room air conditioner that’s too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit.    Why? An oversized unit will coolRead More


Smart Decisions Impact Utility Bills

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills – and your comfort. Heating Solutions: Change your air filter regularly. Check your filter every month,Read More


Save Energy Through Advanced Technologies

Every appliance comes with two price tags: what it costs to take it home and what it costs to operate and maintain it each month. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies and use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard appliances. From refrigerators to clothes washers, ENERGY STAR qualified appliances save energy, saveRead More


Bring Sunlight Into Your Home

Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home. Today’s highly energy-efficient windows, as well as advances in lighting design, reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours without causing heating or cooling problems. The best way to incorporate daylighting in your home depends on your climate and home’sRead More


Should You Turn off a Light Before Leaving a Room?

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is important for several reasons. All lightbulbs have a nominal or rated operating life, which is affected by how many times they are turned on and off. The moreRead More


Reduce Lighting Energy Consumption

Lighting typically accounts for about 17 percent of residential electricity use, but there are easy ways you can reduce energy consumption by lighting in your residence without compromising lighting quality or convenience.  1. Turn off the lights when you don’t need them. 2. Install (and use) dimming controls where possible. 3. Use photoelectric lighting controlsRead More


Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

Here are some energy-saving tips from Georgia Power to help you get ready for winter. On sunny days,open curtains and shades to let the sun warm your home naturally. If you have a fireplace, make sure the damper is closed when the fireplace is not in use. This will keep cold air from coming downRead More