These Areas of Your House Need the Most Ventilation

These Areas of Your House Need the Most VentilationGood ventilation is very important in any home, helping to ensure that indoor air remains healthy and comfortable for your home’s occupants by working to prevent the buildup of pollutants, odors and humidity inside the home. While good airflow is important throughout your home, there are specific areas that need the most ventilation.

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Heat and Humidity: Find the Right Balance

Heat and Humidity: Find the Right BalanceGetting the right balance of humidity in the home can be a challenge. Often, in the summer, it seems as if conditions are too moist, while in the winter, the indoor air quality may be too dry. Read on to learn how to maintain the right balance in your home, all year long.

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Discover Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement Unit

Discover Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement UnitIf you’re looking at the possibility of replacing your air conditioner in the near future, you may be considering whether you should replace only the malfunctioning unit or the entire HVAC system. There are several different factors to consider, so it’s worth looking at both sides.

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How to Prep for Power Outages

How to Prep for Power OutagesPower outages may occur anytime and anywhere. Outages may result from severe winter weather, nearby construction, accidents or planned outages. The key is to be prepared for the worst when the lights blink off in your home. Read on for tips on how you may prepare for your next power outage.

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Considering Improving Your Home’s IAQ With UV Lights?

Considering Improving Your Home's IAQ With UV Lights? Depending on factors in your home – including unique circumstances that help create dirty indoor air and threaten the health of family members – you may want to consider escalating efforts to improve indoor air quality. One proven method is to install UV lights, also known as a germicidal ultraviolet light system.

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Furnace Odors: What They Could Mean

Furnace Odors: What They Could MeanIs your Grand Traverse County home plagued by a furnace smell that you can’t seem to identify? The problem could be a number of things, so to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of possible odors:

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Bundling Up Your Water Heater During Cold Spells

Bundling Up Your Water Heater During Cold SpellsWhen winter temperatures plummet, your water heater often feels the effects. A residential tank-style water heater stores at least 40 gallons of heated water on stand-by at all times. In winter, temperatures where the water heater is installed — often a garage, a basement or even just an under-heated utility room — are lower than normal. This accelerates heat loss from water inside the tank. Higher energy costs and increased wear and tear on the water heater result.

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Pros and Cons of Water Source Heat vs. Ground Source Heat

Pros and Cons of Water Source Heat vs. Ground Source HeatGround source and water source geothermal heat pumps both extract free heat energy from the earth in winter and disperse it back to the earth during summer. However, each derives that heat from a different place.

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Need a New Toilet? Use Our Tips to Help You Choose

Need a New Toilet? Use Our Tips to Help You ChooseIs it finally time to retire that old toilet and pick up a new one? You don’t have to go on this little adventure alone — we’re here to help! Just follow these simple tips and you’ll find that perfect unit in no time:

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Radiant Heating: Warmth From the Ground Up

Radiant Heating: Warmth From the Ground UpIn climates with long, cold winters, radiant heating is generally regarded as the most comfortable, although forced-air heating systems still dominate, even in Michigan. Radiant heat mimics the sun. It heats objects instead of the air, and by doing so, creates even, long-lasting heat.

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