Easy Ways To Button Up Your Home Before Chilly Weather Sets In

With colder weather setting in, residents of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan are starting to look for cost-effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways to button up your home for the chilly weather ahead:

When Your Ductwork Isn’t Sealed Tight, You’re Losing More Than Air

One of the easiest parts of your home heating and cooling system to ignore is the ductwork. This simple but important part of your system conveys the heated and cooled air from your air-handling unit to the various rooms of your house. Tucked away in walls, attics and basements, it’s a part of the system that few people really think …

Inefficient Crawl Spaces: Avoid Paying For Energy You Don’t Use With These Tips

By insulating and sealing your crawl space, you can make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs. How you go about doing that depends on whether your crawl space is ventilated. In Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, older homes typically have ventilated crawl spaces. New houses are often built with unventilated crawl spaces.  

What Your HVAC Contractor Should Check During Annual Service

Now is the time to make sure that your air conditioning system is ready to be put to the test — before the intense heat and humidity return to Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Annual maintenance of HVAC equipment is critical to keeping it running all summer. It also helps ensure that your system will be operating at maximum efficiency and …

Proven Energy Savings With Duct Sealing

One of the places the average family can find savings is in their monthly energy bill. Sealing your HVAC ducts throughout your home  is a good place to start. Many things can happen to cause leaks in your ducts; from parts that just don’t come together quite well to damage caused by moving heavy boxes, especially in the attic and …

Duct Sealing Basics

Many people believe creating better heating and air conditioning efficiency for their homes means upgrading to a higher efficiency HVAC system. Depending on the age of your equipment, that option could very well be a winner. But it isn’t the only way to increase efficiency and generate utility bill savings. Your home’s HVAC system works in concert with your duct …