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A Timeline of HVAC Replacements and Maintenance

A Timeline of HVAC Replacements and MaintenanceIs your HVAC system 5, 10, or even 20 years old and still going? Maybe you don’t even know how old your A/C and furnace actually are, nor have an inkling of their maintenance history. That’s not unusual, but it should be remedied ASAP. Use this guide to get a good grasp for your HVAC maintenance timeline and system replacement down the road.

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Important Home Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

Important Home Heat Pump Maintenance TipsIf well maintained, a heat pump can keep you cozy even in the coldest of Grand Traverse County winters. Annual professional maintenance goes a long way, but there are still some things you’ll need to do yourself.

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Thinking About a Geothermal Heat Pump? You Can Get a Tax Credit!

Thinking About a Geothermal Heat Pump? You Can Get a Tax Credit!If you’ve been considering replacing your existing HVAC system with a geothermal heat pump (GHP), 2016 may be the most advantageous time to do so. The Recovery Act of 2009 made tax credits available for homeowners who install exceptionally efficient HVAC and solar equipment. While some of provisions for high efficiency equipment have expired, the credits are still available for GHPs and solar systems that end in 2016.

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The EnergyGuide Label: A Quick Glimpse at Energy Savings

The EnergyGuide Label: A Quick Glimpse at Energy SavingsWhen you are shopping for a new HVAC system, be sure to have a look at the EnergyGuide label. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy, the EnergyGuide label provides an easy way to compare the energy usage of a major appliances to similar products, helping you to choose the one with the best energy efficiency and features for your budget. The labels are standard on air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and other major appliances, and they contain similar information for each.

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Increase Heat Pump Efficiency with Simple Maintenance Tips

Increase Heat Pump Efficiency with Simple Maintenance TipsWith spring weather approaching, it’s time to complete your home’s annual HVAC maintenance plan. Heat pumps are no exception. They must be properly maintained to reach maximum heat pump efficiency. Well-maintained heat pumps are 10 to 25 percent more efficient than those that aren’t regularly maintained.

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How Will a Heat Pump Perform in Northern Michigan’s Winter?

How Will a Heat Pump Perform in Northern Michigan's Winter?A heat pump in a northern Michigan home is a great way to cut your energy bills during certain points of the year. Since heat pumps generally do not work as well once the temperature dips below 30 degrees, you may not be able to get much use out of yours during winter nights. However, heat pumps are one of the best ways of heating your home efficiently during some winter days, as well as in the late fall, and early spring.

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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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Heat Pump’s Not Delivering Cool Air: Learn How to Troubleshoot

Heat Pump's Not Delivering Cool Air: Learn How to TroubleshootHeat pumps are efficient comfort systems that offer the convenience of home cooling and heating in one system. If your heat pump’s not delivering cool air for you this summer, try getting your system cooling again with this checklist, and you may save yourself time and a service call.

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How Long Should Your Heat Pump Last in Your Northern Michigan Home?

How Long Should Your Heat Pump Last in Your Northern Michigan Home?If you have a heat pump in your Northern Michigan home, you likely will be wondering how long your heat pump might last, and what you can do to extend its lifetime. Heat pumps are great energy-efficient heating and cooling machines that work by moving heat from one place to another. During the warmer months, heat pumps divert heat from inside your house to the outdoors. During the colder months, the opposite happens.

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5 Ways A Programmable Thermostat Can Save You Big This Winter

5 Ways A Programmable Thermostat Can Save You Big This WinterTurning back the thermostat to save heating expenses during the winter in Grand Traverse County isn’t always comfortable, but neither is opening a high heating bill. Find out how programmable thermostats bridge the gap between home comfort and reducing heating costs in big ways.

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