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Learning About Energy Star Guidelines

Learning About Energy Star Guidelines

The 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.


Zoning Systems Can Help Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Zoning Systems Can Help Save Energy and Money in Your Home

If a single thermostat is regulating the temperature in your home, you’re probably wasting energy, especially if your home is large or has more than one level. A thermostat installed on a wall in the living room or a nearby hallway will have no problem controlling the temperature in that area. Yet, that amount of heating or cooling likely will be too little or too much for other parts of the house. That’s why many homes are switching to a zoning system, which allows independent temperature control in different parts of the house.


Proper Attic Insulation Can Help Save You Energy All Year Long

Proper Attic Insulation Can Help Save You Energy All Year Long

The 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.


Tankless Water Heating — How On-Demand Hot Water Reduces Wasted Energy

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may be considering going tankless. Though you will save energy by not having to heat and reheat water that’s being stored in a tank water heater, tankless systems have some drawbacks as well. Compare tankless systems with traditional storage tank water heaters to determine which is the best fit for your Grand Traverse County home.


The Thermal Expansion Valve: How It Can Boost Peformance in Your Next A/C

If you’re shopping for a new cooling system this summer, consider one with the thermal expansion valve (TXV). This small upgrade will improve the performance and longevity of a heat pump or air conditioner. The valve adjusts the amount of refrigerant that the compressor sends into the evaporator coil inside the air handler. It senses the cooling load indoors and only fully opens when the load is high.


Understanding the Energy Star Label Gives Consumers the Power

You’ve probably seen the logo or heard the words Energy Star, but what exactly do these words mean and how do they apply to your home? The Energy Star label is not just some fancy name developed by a marketing company, it’s actually a government symbol that stands for energy efficiency. In essence, whenever you see this symbol on a home appliance, you know that it’s EPA approved to reduce emissions and pollutants that cause inefficient energy use, which translates to savings on your electric bill.


Home Insulation Upgrades: 3 Ways You’ll Benefit

If you’re looking for ways to save energy in your Grand Traverse County-area home, a home insulation upgrade can be a relatively inexpensive and easy solution. In fact, insulation has a number of benefits that make it a wise investment for your home.


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