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Understanding the Energy Star Label Gives Consumers the Power

You’ve probably seen the logo or heard the words Energy Star, but what exactly do these words mean and how do they apply to your home? The Energy Star label is not just some fancy name developed by a marketing company, it’s actually a government symbol that stands for energy efficiency. In essence, whenever you see this symbol on a home appliance, you know that it’s EPA approved to reduce emissions and pollutants that cause inefficient energy use, which translates to savings on your electric bill.


Do Your Homework Before You Buy Your Next Water Heater

Buying a new water heater shouldn’t be done as a knee-jerk reaction to a failed one. Doing a bit of homework before you buy can end up saving you hundreds of dollars or more over the lifetime of the heater. Follow these tips to get the best energy savings out of your new water heater.


Energy Vampires Are Real, But Beatable

Compared to the energy consumption of some other home systems like your furnace, standby energy is relatively minor; however, taking action to control how much standby power is consumed can net you some real savings in energy dollars over the course of a year.


Energy Star Helps You Select Energy-Efficient HVAC Equipment

The Energy Star program helps consumers select products and appliances which use less electricity than alternatives with standard rates of consumption. If you’re upgrading your home’s HVAC equipment, look for the Energy Star symbol on products including air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters and heat pumps.


Use Efficiency Ratings To Help Navigate An Upgrade

If you’re considering making an equipment upgrade, one of the most important factors you should consider is efficiency. However, equipment is rated differently depending on what it does. It’s essential to avoid comparing apples to oranges, so here’s a look at how efficiency is defined among some of the most popular types of HVAC equipment and the efficiency ratings you should look for.


Insider Tips To Guide Your Furnace Selection

When it comes time to buy a new furnace, you have a lot to think about. What kind of system should you get? What do all the different energy ratings mean? How can you save money on your utility bills? Can a new furnace help heat your home better during the cold Grand Traverse County winters? Let these insider tips help guide your selection of your next heating unit.


Boiler Efficiency: Discover AFUE Ratings

If your home or business has a boiler, you should know about AFUE ratings. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency, and it’s similar to other rating systems for air conditioners and other appliances. Knowing what it means can save you money by helping you heat your home more efficiently.


Two Terms To Remember When You’re Shopping For An Air Conditioner: SEER And Energy Star

If you’ve been shopping for an air conditioner for your Michigan home, you already know that there are some big differences from one model to the next. Some air conditioners are much more energy-efficient than others, providing the same amount of cool air while using less electricity and saving you money on your utility bills. These high-efficiency systems don’t look much different than their low-efficiency counterparts, though.


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