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Heating, Cooling & Energy Efficiency Common Myths 6 - 10

Posted by Michael Kamps on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 02:18 PM

Let's Continue With Common Myths About Heating, Cooling and Energy Efficiency!

In the Internet Age, there's plenty of information out there on the topic of energy efficiency alone.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell which ones are factual; based on solid building science. At H&H Plumbing & Heating, we continue to make an investment in providing credible information that helps homeowners like you become an educated buyer so you can make the best buying decision.

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Tags: Common Myths, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Tips

Indoor Air Quality Problems And Today's Home.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

Growing Problems With Indoor Air Quality.

One of the main reasons for heightened public concern about deteriorating indoor air quality is the alarming number of children and young adults with severe allergies and asthma. With that in mind let's talk about today's home.
Changes in new home construction practices that evolved out of the 1970's energy crisis created "tight homes" = tightly sealed, heavily insulated and very energy efficient. While these new construction practices help conserve energy, they also lock in allergenic particles, infectious agents and toxic compounds.
Your beautiful, "clean" home could be a major source of airborne contaminates that could prevent you and your family from feeling healthy and energetic.

New home sizes have steadily increased from approximately 1,100 average square feet in the 1940s and 1950s to over 2,400 square feet in 2005.27, 28 At the same time, even as home sizes have increased, home building techniques have resulted in “tighter,” more energy-efficient homes that unfortunately also allow a greater build-up of indoor air pollution.

Here's some statistics and useful information from AirAdvice.

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Tags: Indoor Air Problems, Garage, Energy Efficiency

Greenville, Rockford and Grand Rapids Air Conditioning Advertising.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 02:27 PM

The Ad Said, "Save 50% On Your Utility Bills!"

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Tags: Installation, Equipment Ratings, Planned Right, Energy Efficiency

Buying A New Air Conditioning System: Efficiency Ratings.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

Every homeowner in the Greenville, Rockford and the Cedar Springs area who is thinking about replacing their air conditioning system should understand the equipment manufacturers efficiency ratings. You may have heard that air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces have come a long way in the last 10 years. The most energy efficient air conditioner of 10 years ago is the bottom end of the units available today.

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Tags: Ratings, Energy Efficiency, Buying A/C, Air Conditioning

The Top 10 Reasons Homeowners Need An Air Conditioning Tune Up!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

In most homes, heating, air conditioning, and hot water heatings are typically ignored until they malfunction! Our mission at H&H is teaching homeowners the value of regular maintanence. So we thought we'd put together our top 10 list somewhat like the David Letterman Show.

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Tags: Maintenance, Energy Efficiency, A/C Tune Up

Energy Efficiency Solutions: Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Does Your Home Have A 'Window' Open All Year 'Round?

At H&H Plumbing & Heating, it's a high priority to provide information to homeowners in Greenville, Rcokford, and Cedar Springs about steps they can take themselves to improve the energy efficiency or comfort of their home. Our goal in this article is simple: help you make insulating and weatherizing your home as easy as possible. Why..., up to 30% is there for the savings; plus the improvement in comfort. Michigan Winters are cold; and after last summer, they can be pretty hot!

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Tags: Air Sealing, Energy Efficiency, Air Leaks, Energy Efficiency Tips

Energy Efficiency Solutions In Greenville: The Energy Audit!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

Energy Audits For Your Home Done By A Professional With The Right Equipment.

Greenville homeowners are always looking for the RIGHT energy efficiency tips. Even though you may not be very familiar with energy audits, we think you'll find this information very beneficial. At H&H Plumbing & Heating, providing the latest information to homeowners is high on our priority list whether we provide the service or not.

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Tags: Testing, Inspection, Energy Efficiency, Comfort

Energy Efficiency Solutions For Homeowners.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Energy Efficiency And You, The Homeowners In Greenville, Rockford, Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.

Energy efficiency will be an important topic for years to come, unfortunately there are plenty of myths and misinformation. This leads to significant confusion about what improvements should be tackled first. At H&H Plumbing & Heating, our mission is to help homeowners like you make the best buying decision using our vast knowledge and experience of improving the performance of homes.

Let's start by pointing out that heating and cooling a home takes up the major portion of utility bills. That shouldn't surprise anyone. As you can see 58% of your energy usage is consumed by your HVAC System and Hot Water Heater.

In an attempt to target and reduce these pieces of the pie, homeowners often spend money on things that don't really help or deliver the results they hope for.

Guys like Dr. Michael Busby, past president of Watt Count Engineering Systems says energy is one of those things that affects our lives every day; with utility bills rising each year and projected to keep increasing at 8% to 10% a year, so people are looking for ways to cut down on their energy usage and monthly bills.

DTE Energy states on their website:

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Tags: Furnace Tune Up, Furnace Repair, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Tips

How Heating And Cooling's Priority Is Comfort!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 04:55 PM

Greenville Area Homeowners Should Be COMFORTABLE In Every Room Of Your Home.

At H&H Plumbing & Heating, we understand homeowners have a difficult time defining what that means; they just know when they are not comfortable!

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Tags: Testing, Energy Efficiency, Comfort

Energy Efficient Homes: Science Has Not Changed!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

How A Statement Made In 1983 Applies Today When It Comes To Improving The Energy Efficiency For Homeowners In Greenville, Rockford and Cedar Springs, MI.

This is a quote from Dr. Michael Busby of Watt Count Engineering.

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Tags: Heat Loss, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Tips