Houseplants are Nature’s Air Cleaners and Refreshes Your Home’s Air

Houseplants are Nature's Air Cleaners and Refreshes Your Home's AirPlants can add tropical touches inside your Southeast Michigan home while allowing you to garden year-round. Even when snow carpets the ground outside, you can be gardening inside. You may be surprised to find out about an added bonus of your green-thumb efforts: houseplants are nature’s air cleanersRead More »

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Surge Protectors and How You Can Plug Energy Leaks

Surge Protectors and How You Can Plug Energy LeaksElectrical surges, such as those caused by lightning strikes, can cause damages not only to the electronics in your Southeast Michigan home but to your HVAC system, which is far more expensive to replace. Adding surge protectors to your home can safeguard your electrical devices while offering a convenient way to eliminate phantom power usage. Read More »

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Do a Generator System Check Before Storm Season

Do a Generator System Check Before Storm SeasonWhen the power goes out in Southeast Michigan, a backup generator can keep your family and your home safe and comfortable during the worst weather, but only if it is operating correctly. By performing a monthly generator system check, you can be sure that your generator will be ready when you need it. Read More »

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HVAC and Landscaping: A Natural Way to Give Your System a Boost

HVAC and Landscaping: A Natural Way to Give Your System a BoostBack in the day before homes were equipped with air conditioning systems, nature played an important role in helping to regulate cool and warm temperatures inside dwellings. The same principles still apply in today’s modern world. If you learn how to apply these principles, your Southeast Michigan home’s HVAC and landscaping can work synergistically to help save you money on heating and cooling bills. Read More »

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Annual Duct Sealing Checks are Essential to Your HVAC System

Annual Duct Sealing Checks are Essential to Your HVAC SystemYour ductwork runs seamlessly in the background most of the time but as it gets older, it has the tendency to develop leaks when seals loosen. There are many consequences of air leaks, which is why it is important to prevent any large ones by performing annual duct sealing checks. Read More »

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Water Softeners Purchasing Tips

Water Softeners Purchasing TipsWater is referred to as “hard” when it has a high mineral content. Water softeners remove water-born minerals, thereby reducing damage from hard water deposits. Water softeners prolong the life of your home’s plumbed areas and water heaters. A map of water hardness provided by the United States Geological Survey shows that Michigan’s water is moderately-hard to hard, so a water softener might be right for your home. Here are few tips for purchasing one. Read More »

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Attic Insulation Tips: a Top-Down Approach for 2014′s Arctic Freeze

Attic Insulation Tips: a Top-Down Approach for 2014's Arctic FreezeThe attic is the first place you should go when you want to boost your home’s comfort level and fuel efficiency. Because heat rises, a poorly insulated attic will let precious heat escape right through the roof. A well-insulated home will not only save you money, it will reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Here is your step-by-step guide to adding insulation to your attic: Read More »

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Tips for Choosing a Heating and Cooling Contractor

Tips for Choosing a Heating and Cooling ContractorWhen it comes to choosing a heating and cooling contractor, it’s important to choose wisely. Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home, and it definitely carries an expensive cost to replace. Here are some valuable tips for choosing a heating and cooling contractor that you will be able to rely on for excellent service: Read More »

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Duct Repair and Pro Cleaning Tips to Improve Airflow, Efficiency, Comfort

Duct Repair and Pro Cleaning Tips to Improve Airflow, Efficiency, ComfortYour home’s heating system has two basic components: the furnace, which heats the air, and the duct work, which circulates the heated air through your home. If your home is not getting as warm as needed this brutal winter, one or both of these components could be the culprit. Before calling in your local HVAC service professional, there are a few types of duct repair you can do yourself to improve the flow of air. Read More »

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Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Save Energy Use By Up to 60 Percent

Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Save Energy Use By Up to 60 PercentHeat pumps are a great way to heat and cool your home year-round. Instead of generating heat by burning fuel like furnaces do, heat pumps simply transfer heat in and out of your home. The most common type of a heat pump is a conventional air conditioning unit, but what most people don’t know is that there are three types of pumps. One lesser-known, but effective, type utilizes geothermal heat transfer. Read More »

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