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Insulation: The Best Types

Insulation: The Best TypesHow to keep your home warm and comfortable in an efficient manner may cross your mind quite often during the winter in the Traverse City area. Sure, you can keep cranking up the thermostat temperature whenever you’re too cool, but you probably don’t want sky-high heating bills. By far, the more cost-efficient way to keep your home comfortable is using the right insulation types in the right places.

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Insulation is Important for Summer, Too

Insulation is Important for Summer, TooInsulation does more than keep your home toasty in winter. It provides a thermal barrier, which means it prevents summer’s heat from moving through the walls or attic and into your home. Here is more about that and steps you can take to keep your home cooler all summer long.

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Tips for Attic and Basement Improvements

Tips for Attic and Basement Improvements | Team Bob'sAlthough we usually enjoy mild summers, the rest of the year in Grand Traverse County brings weather that takes a little preparation. With just a few improvements to your attic and basement, you can keep your home more comfortable all year.

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Proper Attic Insulation Can Help Save You Energy All Year Long

Proper Attic Insulation Can Help Save You Energy All Year LongThe amount and quality of the attic insulation in your home makes the largest impact on its energy efficiency and your year-long energy costs. Adequate insulation properly installed will start saving energy immediately, and last for years. In most cases, it’s the most affordable improvement for long lasting comfort.

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Different Options for Air Sealing Your Home

Different Options for Air Sealing Your HomeOver time, even the most airtight structure will develop leaks where conditioned air seeps out and unconditioned air filters in. The leaks can also allow unwanted humidity and airborne particulates, such as pollen and dust, inside. Furthermore, the unconditioned air that seeps inside will compromise air conditioner and furnace efficiency, driving up utility bills. If this is happening in your home, air sealing is the way to prevent it.

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Make Sure You Insulate These Areas of Your Home

Make Sure You Insulate These Areas of Your HomeAdequate home insulation makes a big difference in the size of your monthly utility bills. Upgrading the insulation in an older home built before energy efficiency was a major concern could be one of the best investments you will ever make. Even if your home is new and relatively “tight,” there may be some insulation upgrades you can make to save energy. As you consider ways to improve your home insulation, look at the following areas first. They will give you the best returns on your energy-efficiency investments. 

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Tricks to Keep Heat Gain in Your Traverse City Home at Bay

Tricks to Keep Heat Gain in Your Traverse City Home at BayThe flow of heat energy into a home is known as heat gain. This occurs when warmer outdoor air infiltrates the home via leaks in walls, doors and ceilings. Heat from the sun’s rays can also radiate in through any glass on the home’s exterior. Learning ways to limit heat gain can boost comfort and reduce your cooling costs.

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Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil with These Simple Tips

Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil with These Simple TipsOil furnaces, if properly tuned and maintained, are fuel efficient and clean heating options for your Michigan home. Taking simple actions can make your furnace even more efficient, keeping your fuel use down and your energy bills as low as possible.

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Insulation for Savings: What You Should Know

Insulation for Savings: What You Should KnowThe insulation in your home now may not be the optimal insulation for savings. Some homes are constructed with the bare minimum of insulation needed to meet building codes. With the weather we get around Grand Traverse County, upgrading from those minimum levels will both save you money and keep you more comfortable.

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Noisy A/C: Try Troubleshooting Yours Before You Call a Pro

Noisy A/C: Try Troubleshooting Yours Before You Call a ProGrand Traverse County may not have the long, brutal heating season of places down south, but it’s still no good when the A/C starts complaining on a hot July day – or any day. If you’ve got a noisy A/C, there is something you can do before calling the professionals, especially on hot July days when demand for A/C maintenance is up.

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