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DIY vs. Professional HVAC Maintenance

DIY vs. Professional HVAC Maintenance | Team Bob'sRegular HVAC maintenance for your cooling and heating system keeps it running efficiently and dependably, and it’s engineered for both homeowner and professional maintenance. Neglecting either drives up energy costs and precipitates early part failure.

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Considering a Maintenance Agreement? Here’s Why You Should Buy One

Considering a Maintenance Agreement? Here's Why You Should Buy OneThe fall season tends to be a hectic time of year for many people. The kids are back in school after summer break and holidays stretch into the new year. Fall is also the ideal season to prepare your home systems for the heating months. Is your furnace or boiler ready to heat your home when the first chill sets in? A preventive maintenance agreement can ease your mind and energy bills, and keep your home comfortable season after season. Here’s how:

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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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Weatherize Your Home for the Summer — It’s Not Too Late

Weatherize Your Home for the Summer -- It's Not Too LateIt’s just as important to weatherize your home in the summer as it is in the winter. Where winter weatherization keeps your Traverse City home feeling warmer longer, the same techniques can help keep it cooler during the hottest summer days. The time and money it takes to properly weatherize a household is recouped in annual comfort and reduced energy costs.

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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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Your New Air Conditioner: Finding the Right Contractor for Your Installation

Your New Air Conditioner: Finding the Right Contractor for Your InstallationInstalling a new A/C unit in your Grand Traverse County home can be tricky business, but as long as you find a reputable air conditioner contractor, everything should go smoothly. To increase the likelihood of success, there are a number of elements that you should discuss with a potential technician. To help lessen the burden, we’ve outlined the most important issues below:

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Your Split Air Conditioner: Keeping the 2 Sides in Sync

Your Split Air Conditioner: Keeping the 2 Sides in SyncIf you’ve been thinking about only replacing one side of your split air conditioner, you may want to reconsider. Even if just one component is giving you trouble, making the decision to upgrade only half of your equipment could lead to even bigger problems. Here’s why:

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R-22 Refrigerant Is Getting Harder to Come by: Perhaps Now’s the Time for That A/C Replacement

R-22 Refrigerant Is Getting Harder to Come by: Perhaps Now's the Time for That A/C ReplacementIf you’ve got an older air conditioner that utilizes R-22 refrigerant, you’ve probably been keeping your eye on the news about its phaseout. With the ban on R-22 well under way, supplies of the refrigerant are quickly shrinking. Here’s a closer look at what this could mean for you.

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Hiring an HVAC Contractor? What to Look for Before Committing

Hiring an HVAC Contractor? What to Look for Before CommittingWhen you’re ready to hire an HVAC contractor for your Michigan home, there are several qualities to look for. Many homeowners select a company based on price alone, but this is only one point to consider. Hiring an HVAC contractor based solely on the cost of the job could save money now but could lead to more spending later.

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Sizing a Storage Water Heater: 3 Tips to Get Started

When it comes to sizing a storage water heater, it’s important to choose an appropriate new unit. If you choose one that’s too small, your family will run out of hot water when they need it most. If you choose one that’s too big you’ll be consuming more energy than your family needs and have an increased utility bill as a result.

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