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Take advantage of E. Smith’s Tune Up Special and be ready for Spring AND Summer. For just $69.00 we will tune up one system and each additional system is just $50.00. Call us today – this special offer ends May 31, 2013 (single-family homes only, cannot be combined with other offers).
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Spring is here and we’re welcoming the breezy, warm air! E. Smith wants to give our readers a few green tips to keep in mind this spring. Implement them into your lifestyle and you can experience some BIG savings!
1. Set your air conditioning to run 1º warmer as the weather heats up – reduce carbon emissions while saving money and energy
2. Use rechargeable batteries
3. Wash your clothes in cold water when possible
4. Plant trees to shade your home, without blocking air conditioning units
5. Turn off lights and fans when you’re not in the room – turn off bathroom and kitchen ventilation fans within 20 minutes
E. Smith is honored to be rated as a "Best Pick" for home service companies in metro Atlanta! EBSCO Research has published their annual edition of a home services guide, Home Reports. The report highlights A-rated, “Best Pick”, home service companies in the Atlanta metro area. The featured companies represent over 40 different home service categories, including electricians, roofers, HVAC, and plumbers. Inclusion in Home Reports is exclusively through invitation.
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The first day of spring is ahead, March 20, and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning! Say goodbye to disorganization, safety hazards and dirty rooms. We have a few items for you to check off of your spring cleaning list.
- Check for and remove household hazards (debris, water leaks, blocked vents/registers, damaged appliance cords)
- Check your safety equipment (make sure alarms are working–fire and carbon monoxide; review your household emergency plan; ensure fire extinguishers function properly)
- Organize cleaning chemicals (flammable liquids should be stored in a cool, dry place; keep hazardous chemicals away from children & pets; make sure all chemical containers are sealed)
- Clean the filter under your kitchen sink
- Dust your home to ensure dirt & dander aren’t in the air (ceiling fan blades, bookshelves, blinds, etc.)
- Reorganize appliance cords so you can easily unplug while not in use (this avoids vampire energy)
- Take down your winter drapes and hang lighter drapes
- Clean your chimney
Wanting to stay warm this winter? Let us help you out! Here are a few tips from E. Man to keep your energy bills low and your home warm!
- E. Man Tip: Insulate or increase the amount of insulation in your attic, basement and outside walls. Cover through-the-wall air conditioners to prevent cold air from leaking into your home.
- E. Man Tip: Keep shades and curtains open during the day on the south side of your home to allow for solar heating. Close them at night to retain heat.
- E. Man Tip: Minimize use of bathroom and kitchen vacuum fans – within an hour you can lose a significant amount of your heated air.
Keep up with our blog for more ways to save energy and money!
E. Man Tip #27: Old exterior doors can play a significant role in losing energy. If you aren't ready to replace them, consider adding storm doors to your old doors and experience the savings! Here is a tip to keep in mind from the U.S. Department of Energy, "Never add a glass storm door if the exterior door gets more than a few hours of direct sun each day. The glass will trap too much heat against the entry door and possibly damage it."
Save energy and money with tips from the E. Smith E. Man!
E. Man Tip #23: Save energy and money by sealing air leaks in your home. As much as 20 percent of air moving through your home's duct system is lost due to leaks and poor connections. Sealing air leaks with caulk, spray foam or weather stripping will have a significant impact on improving your comfort and reducing the cost of your energy bills. If you are adding insulation to your home, be sure to seal air leaks first, to ensure you get the best performance from your insulation. Seal duct work using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulate all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Also, make sure that connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet floors, walls, and ceilings. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.
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The E. Smith E. Man loves bringing you tips for home energy savings! But we also want to bring you tips for other energy savings opportunities for all aspects of your life!
E. Man Tip #22: Save money by making sure your tires are inflated property for optimal gas mileage!
The E. Smith E. Man is always looking for new ways to save you energy and money! Check out our latest tip from E. Man-
E. Man Tip #21: Save energy and money by air drying your clothes. Take advantage of the breezy summer sunshine and hang your clothes out to dry! The sun also acts as a natural sanitizer killing bacteria on materials, such as rugs and cushions, after a few hours of exposure. Just be sure not to leave them out too long or the sun may cause discoloration.
Looking for a new appliance? The E. Smith E. Man wants to help customers and friends save money and energy in every way.
E. Man Tip #20: Consider purchasing a smart appliance. These are designed to use less energy during peak hours and throughout the rest of the day.
E. Smith and E. Man are always looking for ways to save you money and energy! Keep up with all of our E. Man Energy Saving Tips for simple ways to improve your home energy usage and lower that monthly bill!
E. Man Tip #19: When you shower or bathe be sure to turn the ventilation fan on. This will help remove heat and humidity. With this Georgia heat we dont need any more humidity! Keeping the ventilation fan on will help beat the humidity and wont put your air conditioner on overload to fight it!
E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning is always working to save to money and energy. E. Smith E. Man Tip #17: Replacing your old incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs can create less heat in your home. CFL bulbs use 75% less energy saving you money and helping you beat the heat! When your CFL bulbs burn out be sure to dispose of them properly to prevent the release of mercury into the environment. To learn where to recycle locally go to http://epa.gov/cfl/cflrecycling.html
E. Man Tip #16: Make sure your ceiling fan spins so that it is blowing down. This helps to remove the hot air in your home. Find the switch on your fan and flip it to the appropriate direction for summer. If you are trying to determine which way your fan is blowing an easy way is to note that on most fans counter-clockwise blows down and clockwise blows up.
Between the temperature outside and the continuous running of the air conditioning unit, things really begin to heat up! Well, here is a quick tip to bring your air conditioning unit’s temperature down. E. Smith E. Man Tip #15: Plant trees or shrubs that will cast shade over the air conditioning unit, but be sure not to block it. This can save up to 25% of the household’s energy!
It’s getting hotter and hotter in these summer months. E. Smith wants to help you beat the heat! E. Man Tip #13: To keep the temperature down in your home use your ceiling fans wisely. Keeping the ceiling fan on can make the room feel at least four degrees cooler, but remember to turn the thermostat up to at least 80 to save on energy.
Energy Saving Tips from The E. Smith E. Man! E. Man Tip #11: Want to save energy and lower your monthly bill? Set your thermostat to 65–70 degrees when you’re home and 60–65 degrees when you are away.
E. Man saves energy and money, now you can too! E. Man Tip #9: Save energy and money by turning off lights that you don't need. Try to keep no more than five lights on at time around the house. This simple task will save more energy and money than you realize!