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Recirculate Your Home’s Warm Air and Improve Efficiency With a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Recirculate Your Home's Warm Air and Improve Efficiency With a Heat Recovery VentilatorOnce upon a time, keeping your home comfortable was as simple as turning up the thermostat. Fifty years ago, if you were chilly, you’d just warm up your house without thinking twice about the cost. Then, came the energy crisis of the 1970s, and sky-high energy costs became the norm.

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Learn How to Find Air Leaks in Your Home

Learn How to Find Air Leaks in Your HomeAir leaks in your Grand Traverse County home result in higher utility bills, less comfort and more wear on your HVAC systems. When outdoor air infiltrates your home during the summer and winter, your furnace or A/C must work harder to compensate, increasing energy costs and causing cold or hot spots in your home. 

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Lower the Energy Costs of Your Michigan Home With These Tips

Lower the Energy Costs of Your Michigan Home With These TipsEnvironmental awareness and rising fuel prices have led homeowners to look for ways to reduce consumption and lower their energy costs. With a little effort and some small changes, it is possible to get big results; here are some great tips to get you started.

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Going Out Of Town? 5 Home Maintenance Tips For Saving Energy

helpful tips traverse city michiganIf you live in the Michigan area and are planning a summer vacation with your family for a lengthy amount of time, there’s no reason why you should continue to spend large sums of money to supply electricity to your home while you’re away. There are several home maintenance tasks you can carry out just before you leave that can save you a significant chunk on your home energy costs.

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How Air Purification Gets The Job Done Right

How Air Purification Gets The Job Done RightAccording to The Blacksmith Report, indoor air pollution is the fourth ranked health risk in the world. While many government-mandated restrictions on products that produce bad things for us to breathe in our homes, the problem of indoor air pollution, and the need for purification remains. While this may sound bad, it can be controlled with some basic cleaning practices and a bit of higher technology.

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High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Provides Lasting Savings, Maximum ROI

High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Provides Lasting Savings, Maximum ROIIf the summer heat has exhausted your old air conditioner, you’re probably wondering what you can do to maximize your investment in a new air conditioning system. After all, air conditioners aren’t cheap, but if you choose wisely they will last for many years. If you decide on a high-efficiency air conditioning system, you can find yourself saving money on your energy costs.

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Sealing Ducts: Minimal Investment For Maximum Return

Sealing Ducts: Minimal Investment For Maximum ReturnIt’s hard to know if your home has leaky ducts without some investigation, but chances are good that your ducts may have some areas of leakage. After all, the average home loses up to 20 percent of its cooled and heated air to leaks in its ductwork, according to the Energy Star program.

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A/C Operating Tips That Balance Comfort With Energy Savings

A/C Operating Tips That Balance Comfort With Energy SavingsSummertime in Michigan means your air conditioning is running. The bad news is that every degree you turn the thermostat down makes your energy bill go up. The good news is that there are ways to stay comfortable while saving money. Here are some A/C operating tips:

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MERV Ratings Are The Real Deal: Use Them To Select A High-Performance Air Filter

MERV Ratings Are The Real Deal: Use Them To Select A High-Performance Air FilterThe quality of your air filter, as indicated by MERV ratings, directly impacts the performance of your HVAC equipment, your indoor air quality, and the comfort and well-being of your loved ones. MERV ratings provide the necessary tools to help you make an educated decision for choosing the air filter that’s right for your home.

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Changed Your Air Filter? Do It Now — And Benefit 5 Ways

Changed Your Air Filter? Do It Now -- And Benefit 5 WaysAll heating and cooling equipment should have an air filter installed to capture airborne pollutants as air circulates through the system to be heated or cooled. Five primary benefits await you if you diligently change your filter every 30 to 90 days.

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