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The Heating Load in Your House: How to Lower It

The Heating Load in Your House: How to Lower ItThe heating load of your home refers to how much your home’s heating system has to run to keep it comfortable. The size of your home affects it directly, but other, smaller attributes of your home impact the load as well. The amount of insulation, all its air leaks large and small, and the heat lost through the windows contribute too.

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Clues That You Have Aging Ductwork

Clues That You Have Aging DuctworkEven if your home’s heating and cooling systems boast state-of-the-art HVAC equipment with optimum energy efficiency, when the ductwork is aging and deteriorating, your home can’t be as comfortable or energy efficient as it could be otherwise. But how can you tell your old ductwork is failing?

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Everything You Need to Know About Return Air Ducts

Everything You Need to Know About Return Air DuctsWhen you think about your home’s ductwork, you probably picture the supply registers that deliver heated or cooled air. It’s important to know that the return air ducts play an equally vital role in keeping your HVAC system operating efficiently and reliably, so it can do it’s job of maintaining your comfort.

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You Need Tight Ducts to Keep Heat Inside Your Home Where it Belongs

You Need Tight Ducts to Keep Heat Inside Your Home Where it BelongsFew homeowners in Grand Traverse County understand that regularly maintaining your home’s ductwork is important for reliable heat. Here are some suggestions to help determine whether you have tight ducts:

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Is Your Ductwork Ready to Be Replaced? Here’s How You Can Decide

Is Your Ductwork Ready to Be Replaced? Here’s How You Can DecidePoor duct design or deteriorating ducts can cause several problems in the average home, from uneven temperatures to increased energy bills, excessive HVAC wear and indoor air quality issues. To make matters worse, one or more of these problems may go unnoticed since the ducts are generally installed out of sight.

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Air Conditioning Options for an Attic Remodel

Air Conditioning Options for an Attic RemodelWhen you’re turning your attic into a livable space, it’s best to decide early in the project what you need to do regarding climate control since attics have unique needs. Cooling the attic is a big concern since the space can gain heat from the roof, as well as heat rising from rooms below. Following are available options for air conditioning for an attic remodel.

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Poor Indoor Air Quality and Ductwork Issues: What’s the Connection?

Poor Indoor Air Quality and Ductwork Issues: What's the Connection?Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Grand Traverse home can have a negative effect on your comfort and health. Poor IAQ can be traced back to problems with your home’s ductwork. Read on to learn more about some of the common duct issues that affect indoor air quality. 

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Keep Cooling Costs Low With These Helpful Tips

Keep Cooling Costs Low With These Helpful TipsInstead of managing your summertime cooling costs by turning the thermostat up, these methods can help you stay comfortably cool and drive down energy consumption at the same time. You can help your cooling system work more efficiently and make small improvements to your home to measurably lower your energy consumption. 

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Can Your Traverse City Home Benefit From a Professional Duct Cleaning?

Can Your Traverse City Home Benefit From a Professional Duct Cleaning?Your ductwork is one HVAC system component that you may not think about often. Since it’s hidden behind walls and ceilings, how can you know how dirty they are? Fortunately, there are easy-to-identify signs that tell you that professional duct cleaning is needed.

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Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil with These Simple Tips

Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil with These Simple TipsOil furnaces, if properly tuned and maintained, are fuel efficient and clean heating options for your Michigan home. Taking simple actions can make your furnace even more efficient, keeping your fuel use down and your energy bills as low as possible.

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