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Lower Energy Bills are a Wonderful Gift to Yourself

Lower Energy Bills are a Wonderful Gift to YourselfThe days are getting colder, the temperatures lower, and your energy bills higher, so if you knew how to achieve lower energy bills, wouldn’t you take those steps? We have some good news — there are a variety of methods to reduce wintertime and holiday energy bills, and most of them are relatively simple. Try some of these:

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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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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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Programmable Thermostat: Use It Right and It Can Enhance Your Heating Efforts

Programmable Thermostat: Use It Right and It Can Enhance Your Heating EffortsAutumn is fast approaching, and many homeowners in Northwest Michigan are beginning to prepare for winter and the heating season by making improvements to lower their energy consumption and keep their houses cozy and warm. One of the easiest ways to lower your heating and cooling bills in to invest in a programmable thermostat.

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Condensing Furnaces: This Winter Has Been a Bear, and You Could Have Used One of These

Condensing Furnaces: This Winter Has Been a Bear, and You Could Have Used One of TheseThis winter has been a bear, which may be reflected in high heating bills if you have an old furnace. Condensing furnaces take the bite out of high heating bills and deliver comfortable heating throughout the home. Read on if you would like to tame your energy bills.

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Efficient Furnace? Now It’s Time for an Efficient Home

Efficient Furnace? Now It's Time for an Efficient HomeAfter you’ve replaced your furnace with a more energy efficient furnace, it’s time to start looking around the house for those other areas that you can make more energy efficient. Every little bit counts, and there are a number of great ways to ensure that you are doing your best for the environment, while saving on your energy bills in the long run. 

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4 Ways A Humidifier Helps Your Home

4 Ways A Humidifier Helps Your HomeCracked lips, itchy skin, peeling paint – these are just some of the things that are more likely to occur when the air in your house becomes too dry, a common occurrence during Northern Michigan’s long heating season. It’s recommended that humidity levels in your home stay between 30 and 50 percent, but in the winter these levels can drop as low as 10 percent.

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Your New Heat Pump: Is Your Traverse City Home Ready for It?

Your New Heat Pump: Is Your Traverse City Home Ready for It?When you’re getting a new heat pump, readying your home beforehand will increase your satisfaction. Making your home as energy efficient as possible will increase your comfort and keep your energy bills low. Ensuring that the system is properly sized and installed also contributes to its efficiency, your comfort and its longevity. 

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Ductless Mini Split Maintenance to Keep Your System Operating Efficiently

Ductless Mini Split Maintenance to Keep Your System Operating EfficientlyYou made a great decision when you installed a ductless mini split. Go two-for-two for great home-comfort decisions by scheduling ductless mini split maintenance before the summer heats up, and you’ll enjoy cool relief from the heat and lower energy bills.

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Sizing a Heat Pump Ensures Your Home’s Square Footage Is Covered

Sizing a Heat Pump Ensures Your Home's Square Footage Is CoveredThe process of sizing a heat pump for a new installation requires more than a glance at the existing HVAC system and finding the square footage of your home. While the size of your home does impact the size of the system you choose, the calculation also involves the energy efficiency of your home and factors about your home that impact your cooling and heating load.

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