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Learn How to Find Air Leaks in Your Home

Learn How to Find Air Leaks in Your HomeAir leaks in your Grand Traverse County home result in higher utility bills, less comfort and more wear on your HVAC systems. When outdoor air infiltrates your home during the summer and winter, your furnace or A/C must work harder to compensate, increasing energy costs and causing cold or hot spots in your home. 

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High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Provides Lasting Savings, Maximum ROI

High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Provides Lasting Savings, Maximum ROIIf the summer heat has exhausted your old air conditioner, you’re probably wondering what you can do to maximize your investment in a new air conditioning system. After all, air conditioners aren’t cheap, but if you choose wisely they will last for many years. If you decide on a high-efficiency air conditioning system, you can find yourself saving money on your energy costs.

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Use Efficiency Ratings To Help Navigate An Upgrade

If you’re considering making an equipment upgrade, one of the most important factors you should consider is efficiency. However, equipment is rated differently depending on what it does. It’s essential to avoid comparing apples to oranges, so here’s a look at how efficiency is defined among some of the most popular types of HVAC equipment and the efficiency ratings you should look for.

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Tankless Water Heaters Take Efficiency To A Whole New Level — Calculate How Many You’ll Need

Are you looking for ways to cut your energy usage and lower your utility bills? It sounds counter-intuitive but, because of how tankless water heaters work, you may want to replace your single water heater with two or more tankless units. 

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Reduce Water Heater Operating Costs In 5 Simple Steps

Your home’s water heating system is a great place to reduce utility costs. Between 14 and 25 percent of the average home’s energy usage is for water heating, and more than half of that water heating cost is waste in the form of standby heat loss. Follow these five simple tips to curb your utility costs in a major way.

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Planning A Late Summer Trip? Program Your Thermostat Before You Go, And Spend Your Savings On Souvenirs

If your family is like many other American families, you’re watching your spending a little more closely these days. But that doesn’t mean you want to do without the things that you’ve always enjoyed, including your much-needed yearly getaway. Finding ways to lower your utility bills can help you have money for your trip and even come home with a little leftover cash. Consider a programmable thermostat.

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Two Terms To Remember When You’re Shopping For An Air Conditioner: SEER And Energy Star

If you’ve been shopping for an air conditioner for your Michigan home, you already know that there are some big differences from one model to the next. Some air conditioners are much more energy-efficient than others, providing the same amount of cool air while using less electricity and saving you money on your utility bills. These high-efficiency systems don’t look much different than their low-efficiency counterparts, though.

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Landscaping To Boost Your Home’s Insulation

Everyone knows that improving the energy efficiency of your home can lower your monthly utility bills. But did you know that something as simple as landscaping could improve your home’s energy efficiency? Strategically planned landscaping can increase your home’s insulation, thereby helping you keep your heating and cooling costs down.

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Use These Tips To Decide: Repair Or Replace?

The heating and cooling equipment in your home is an important asset.   Do you know when it’s time to repair or replace your system? Below is a list of reasons why you should consider upgrading your system or get it repaired.

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You Can Make Geothermal Air Conditioning A Reality, Along With Savings

Homeowners in Grand Traverse County and the surrounding areas know that the summers can get pretty hot and the winters can get really cold. This change in temperature levels between the seasons can cause you to pay more money than necessary to keep your home comfortable. However, geothermal heating and cooling systems can provide you with a solution to that problem. They are far more efficient than traditional air conditioners and will help you cut the cost of your utility bills through energy savings.

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