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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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Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How You Can Troubleshoot Common Problems

Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How You Can Troubleshoot Common ProblemsForced-air furnaces are workhorse heating systems that can provide years of reliable service when they’re well maintained. However, all furnaces are bound to go on the fritz sooner or later. Many problems may be resolved without calling your HVAC technician. Try the following furnace troubleshooting tips out to see if you can get your heat back on.

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Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Might Be Happening

Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Might Be HappeningYou turn your furnace on and, after a few minutes, you suddenly realize that it’s blowing cold air. It’s not a good feeling in more ways than one. Before you start imagining a high repair bill or a long cold night without heat, read through these three common reasons for your furnace blowing cold air, and the solutions!

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Signs That It’s to Replace Your Thermostat

Signs That It's to Replace Your ThermostatThermostats for your HVAC system can last for years, accurately communicating to your heating and cooling when it’s time to turn on or off. That said, whenever something goes wrong with the HVAC system, the thermostat is one of the parts that should be checked out first. Fortunately, thermostat replacement is usually relatively inexpensive.

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Is Your Thermostat Reading the Right Temperature?

Is Your Thermostat Reading the Right Temperature? | Team Bob'sA malfunctioning thermostat not only decreases your home comfort, it can increase your HVAC system energy consumption and even put damaging wear on the components that eventually causes a breakdown or component failure. If your thermostat temperature reading is off, these tips may help you get it working properly again.

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On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your Traverse City Home?

On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your Traverse City Home?One advantage of today’s HVAC systems is that they’re mostly “set and forget.” Once you have the right thermostat setting for the season you are in, the system does all the work of turning things on and off as needed.

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Discover How Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Can Save Money

Discover How Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Can Save MoneyDo you often wonder why your energy bills are so high? The A/C and furnace are not the only appliances to blame. The water heater accounts for 15 to 25 percent of the energy usage in the typical home. One of the simplest and quickest ways to save money on your energy bill is to turn back the water heater temperature. Here’s why:

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Is HVAC Zoning a Good Option for My Traverse City Home?

Is HVAC Zoning a Good Option for My Traverse City Home?If you’re paying high energy bills, but comfort is less than ideal in some areas of your home, you need to investigate the benefits of having an HVAC zoning system professionally installed. With an HVAC zoning system in place, you can accurately and effortlessly control heating and cooling in different areas of your home based on occupancy and use.

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Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot Air

Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot AirIf your home feels unusually warm and you discover the A/C is blowing hot air, you’ll want to identify the cause and get it fixed fast to restore comfort. Here are five of the most common fixes for this problem, with advice on which ones you can easily remedy yourself and when to call for expert help.

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Simple Ways to Reduce Water Heating Bills at Home

Simple Ways to Reduce Water Heating Bills at HomeIn the average home, water heating accounts for approximately 18 percent of total annual energy consumption, which makes the water heater the third largest energy-using appliance. If your goal is to lower consumption and reduce water heating bills, try these simple and effective strategies.

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