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Learning About Energy Star Guidelines

Learning About Energy Star GuidelinesThe federal Energy Star program was established in 1992. It’s goal was and is to spearhead the reduction of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by, in large, making it easier for consumers to choose energy-efficient products that offer superior performance and features.

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How to Use Your Programmable Thermostat Properly

How to Use Your Programmable Thermostat ProperlyIf you have a programmable thermostat and you’re not using it to its full potential, you may be leaving energy savings on the table. Programmable thermostats offer a convenient way to save energy and enjoy your preferred temperatures with automatic temperature changeover. Consider these tips for using your thermostat wisely.

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Geothermal Tax Credits Make Your Traverse City Home Installation Affordable

Geothermal Tax Credits Make Your Traverse City Home Installation AffordableGeothermal heat pumps exchange heat energy between your home and the earth, and they are the most efficient and long-lasting heat pump systems available. While sufficient land or water source is required, perhaps the most significant obstacle to installing a geothermal system has been the cost.

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Spring is the Perfect Time to Reverse Your Ceiling Fan

Spring is the Perfect Time to Reverse Your Ceiling FanCeiling fans offer homeowners elegant interior accents to spruce up any room. Your ceiling fan also provides a practical and comfortable way to save energy this spring when you reverse your ceiling fan direction from the wintertime setting. Read on to find out how.

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Looking for an HVAC Professional? 10 Tips on How to Find One

Looking for an HVAC Professional? 10 Tips on How to Find OneIf you’re in the market for a new HVAC professional, you might be afraid that you’ll choose the wrong one since your home’s heating and cooling system is such an integral part of your home’s overall efficiency and comfort. Here are 10 tips to help alleviate your stress:

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Energy Star Points the Way to a More Efficient Home

Energy Star Points the Way to a More Efficient HomeIf you are concerned about reducing energy costs, the best place to start is with your heating and air conditioning equipment, as almost half of your home’s energy goes into heating and cooling.

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Work Your Way Toward an Energy-Efficient Michigan Home With These Tips

Work Your Way Toward an Energy-Efficient Michigan Home With These TipsIf you want to make your life greener, a good place to start is with an energy-efficient home. Ultimately, you can aim to produce as much energy as you use, and achieve a net-zero dwelling. The following tips can help you create an energy-efficient home that has the added benefit of lower operating costs, too.

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Follow the Energy Star for Efficiency in Your Traverse City Home

TeamBobs 10.1.13Up to half of your home’s total energy consumption is likely from heating and cooling. Your comfort is important, but so is saving money. That’s why following the Energy Star for efficiency is such a good idea. The Energy Star program is operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the intent of helping businesses and homeowners save money while protecting the environment by promoting appliances that produce lower emissions.

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HVAC Shopping? Check Out Energy Star’s ‘Most Efficient’ Criteria

HVAC Shopping? Check Out Energy Star's 'Most Efficient' CriteriaWhen it comes to buying new appliances, the focus for many people today is on efficiency and energy conservation. This fairly new trend is important because it not only saves consumers a lot of money on their energy bills, but it also helps make our planet a better place. The federal Energy Star program has been modified to include a Most Efficient category for 2012, which is designed to help people looking for new appliances identify the most efficient and technologically advanced products available.

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The EnergyGuide Label Can Guide Your Next Choice Of HVAC Systems

The EnergyGuide Label Can Guide Your Next Choice Of HVAC SystemsIf you’re contemplating new HVAC equipment for your Grand Traverse County home, the EnergyGuide label can help you decide on the best system for you. Whether you’re dealing with a broken HVAC system or simply looking for one that won’t drive up your utility bills, energy-efficient HVAC systems will save you money. How do you know which system will save you the most? The EnergyGuide label was designed to answer that question in a way that’s easy for consumers to understand.

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