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Weatherize Existing Windows for Increased Energy Efficiency

Your windows are one of the main causes of heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. This means that they play a significant role in the cost of keeping your home comfortable. If you can afford it, you can replace your windows with more energy efficient ones; however, this isn’t always feasible. One of the best ways to keep your electricity costs down is to weatherize existing windows. Here are some of the ways that this can be done.


Green Tip: Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil

It’s definitely possible to reduce the amount of fuel your oil furnace burns over the long heating season without sacrificing comfort and efficiency. A home that resists heat transfer and contains well-maintained equipment can reduce the length of your system’s operation time. 


Weatherize Your Home for the Summer — It’s Not Too Late

It’s just as important to weatherize your home in the summer as it is in the winter. Where winter weatherization keeps your Traverse City home feeling warmer longer, the same techniques can help keep it cooler during the hottest summer days. The time and money it takes to properly weatherize a household is recouped in annual comfort and reduced energy costs.


Work Your Way Toward an Energy-Efficient Michigan Home With These Tips

If you want to make your life greener, a good place to start is with an energy-efficient home. Ultimately, you can aim to produce as much energy as you use, and achieve a net-zero dwelling. The following tips can help you create an energy-efficient home that has the added benefit of lower operating costs, too.


Lower the Heating Bills of Your Grand Traverse County Home With a Few Tips

Conserving energy by winterizing your home is not only good for the environment; it also will help you lower heating bills each month. There are many ways you can begin conserving energy in your home, including:


Sealing Air Leaks in Your Traverse City Home: A 3-Step Action Plan

When you’re looking for ways to cut energy costs, consider sources of energy loss. Many homes lose energy through air leaks. In winter, this makes your heating system struggle to keep you warm. Likewise, in summer your A/C has more work as well. Sealing these air leaks is an important step in creating an energy-efficient home.


Weatherstripping Your Home – An Easy DIY Project for Energy Savings

Weatherstripping is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to reduce your home’s energy consumption while keeping your family more comfortable during cold Michigan winters and hot summers. If you’re handy with basic tools such as staple guns, utility knives and hacksaws, weatherstripping is a job that you can do yourself. If you don’t have the time or aren’t comfortable working with tools, contact your trusted HVAC technician for help.


Strengthening the Barrier Between the Fumes in Your Garage and the Air in Your Home

You may not be aware of it, but fumes in your garage are likely moving into your home unless you’ve strengthened the barrier between the garage and your home. Learn why these fumes are more problematic during the winter season—whether the source emanates from an idling vehicle or chemicals stored in the garage.


Caulking And Weatherstripping — Cheap, But Effective

Tough economic times and high heating costs make caulking and weatherstripping your Grand Traverse County home worthwhile. It’s proven cost effective to seal up air leaks to keep out Michigan’s cold winter winds, saving energy costs as much as 30 percent. All you need are a few simple supplies and a little spare time.


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