Ductwork Depends On Details: Here’s What You Need To Know About Its Design

When it comes to energy efficiency, your ductwork  design is just as important a detail as the type of heating or cooling equipment you have. Ductwork is the superhighway for your airflow. Heated or cooled air may begin flowing from the newest, highest efficiency equipment available today. But, if it is slowed, blocked or dispersed improperly by your ducting, it’s …

Why Should You Choose Energy Star Products? Here Are Three Top Reasons

If you’re upgrading your home’s HVAC equipment, one easy way to make smarter choices is to look for the Energy Star seal. The Energy Star program was created to help consumers easily identify products with superior energy efficiency. To earn the seal, an appliance must be at least 10 percent more efficient than required by government protocols and use non-proprietary …

Are Heating And Cooling Needs Influenced By Degree Days? Find Out How To Assess Efficiency

The weather in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan plays a big role in the amount of energy your home consumes for heating and cooling. Electric meters don’t include weather information. That’s why, while learning to read your electric meters can help you gauge energy use, it can’t help you estimate your home’s efficiency. If you’d like to fill in the gaps …

Summer’s End Is Around The Corner: Use These Operational Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Air-Conditioning System

The end of summer is in sight, but plenty of hot days remain in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re getting the best performance possible from your air conditioning system — at the lowest cost. While your unit is still working hard and running often, help it along with these …

Landscaping Boosts Energy Savings: Don’t Let The Planting Season Pass You By

Homeowners living in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan are eager to find energy savings, just like everyone else. Winter months will be coming up shortly and heating fuel prices don’t seem to be dropping. Did you know that the landscaping you choose for your home can make a difference in how much you spend on energy?  

The Cooling Season In Northern Indiana And Southwest Michigan May Be Near The End, But Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

As the end of summer draws near, you might think there’s no need to have your cooling system serviced because it will soon be dormant for the winter. But preventive maintenance shouldn’t be ignored — it’s never too late to prevent damage or breakdowns.  

Investigate Your Home’s Energy Efficiency To Make Changes That Impact Your Checking Account

When it comes to reducing our energy consumption, we don’t always know where to look. We may be sending part of our bank accounts out the door, windows, flue or attic. There are various was to determine how to best increase our energy efficiency. One way is by having an energy audit.  

Worried About Summer Allergy Season? Here’s How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Some studies suggest that there are up to 72 trillion allergen particles floating in the indoor air of the average home. Many people are focused on outdoor pollen and allergen levels, but overlook the air in their homes during the spring, summer and autumn allergy seasons. Needless to say, if you’re an allergy sufferer, you’ll be suffering if you don’t …

Going On Vacation? Tips For How To Address Your Home’s Equipment

Many people overlook caring for their HVAC equipment before leaving for a trip, and if you’re planning an extended vacation this summer, it’s important that you take steps to ensure your air conditioning equipment is properly prepared for your absence. This will help you avoid potentially costly problems.