Here’s How You Can Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioner

Here's How You Can Troubleshoot Your Air ConditionerYour air conditioner sure works up a sweat to keep your Traverse City home cool. Scheduled preventive maintenance helps ensure it does its job efficiently without any problems. Though, there are so many parts and functions your A/C system performs that, sooner or later, issues are bound to occur. Use these troubleshooting tips if your A/C system is acting up.

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Do You Know the Different Types of Plumbing Pipes?

Do You Know the Different Types of Plumbing Pipes?If you plan on attempting a do-it-yourself plumbing project, it’s helpful to know the different types of pipes you’re going to encounter. This will help you perform the right repair technique and tools to use. If you are a new homeowner, these tips and information may also be helpful through the years.

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Caring for Your Windows

Caring for Your WindowsThat sunny view through your window can come at a price. Windows are a common source of energy loss in all seasons. Here are tips for caring for them to achieve better home comfort and reduced energy bills.

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Insulation is Important for Summer, Too

Insulation is Important for Summer, TooInsulation does more than keep your home toasty in winter. It provides a thermal barrier, which means it prevents summer’s heat from moving through the walls or attic and into your home. Here is more about that and steps you can take to keep your home cooler all summer long.

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This is How to Read the EnergyGuide Label

This is How to Read the EnergyGuide LabelThe bulk of your energy bill can be divided up into energy used for cooling and heating costs, water heater, electronics, and small and large appliances. If you take a closer look at them, you may see the EnergyGuide label posted. Do you know how to read the label to increase energy savings on your next purchases?

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Digital Features You Should Look for in an HVAC System

Digital Features You Should Look for in an HVAC SystemIf you’re planning to replace your home’s cooling equipment, you have an opportunity to take advantage of the latest in HVAC technological advancements and digital features. Investing in new equipment with the following features can save you money on energy over the long term and boost your home comfort too. Read More »

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Here’s How You Can Use Solar Shades to Lower Your A/C Costs

Here's How You Can Use Solar Shades to Lower Your A/C CostsSummer is a great time of year to enjoy outdoor activities, whether at the lake, a ball game, or relaxing on your porch. However, summertime also means uncomfortable heat gain in parts of your home and higher energy bills for your pocketbook. If you want a change for the better, read on to learn how solar shades can help. Read More »

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A Timeline of HVAC Replacements and Maintenance

A Timeline of HVAC Replacements and MaintenanceIs your HVAC system 5, 10, or even 20 years old and still going? Maybe you don’t even know how old your A/C and furnace actually are, nor have an inkling of their maintenance history. That’s not unusual, but it should be remedied ASAP. Use this guide to get a good grasp for your HVAC maintenance timeline and system replacement down the road. Read More »

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Tips for Attic and Basement Improvements

Tips for Attic and Basement Improvements | Team Bob'sAlthough we usually enjoy mild summers, the rest of the year in Grand Traverse County brings weather that takes a little preparation. With just a few improvements to your attic and basement, you can keep your home more comfortable all year. Read More »

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Decoding HVAC Air Filter Ratings

Decoding HVAC Air Filter Ratings | Team Bob'sMany homeowners are surprised that the HVAC air filter is a critical component of their cooling and heating system. A high-quality and clean filter promotes energy efficiency and system durability. Just like other characteristics of HVAC systems, manufacturers go by a rating system to make selection easier. Read More »

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