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Heating, Cooling & Energy Efficiency Common Myths 11 - 14

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @ 02:19 PM

Achieving Energy Efficiency And Comfort Begins With The Right Information.

Let's continue with our discussion about the facts on some of the most common home energy myths and fallacies. (This information is supported by TOP building scientists): Here are numbers 11 - 14:

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Tags: Myths, Energy Efficiency Tips, Thermostats

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

Heating, Cooling & Energy Efficiency Common Myths 1 - 5

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

There Are Several Common Myths About Heating, Cooling and Energy Efficiency!

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Tags: Common Mistakes, Energy Efficient Solutions, Energy Efficiency Tips

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: Fix The Biggest Holes!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

Energy Efficiency Solutions Starts At The Top -- the Attic.

As a top-notch mechanical contractor, H&H Plumbing & Heating are always looking out for information that will help homeowners in the Greenville, Rockford and Grand Rapids Area improve the value, efficiency and comfort in their home. Adding insulation or new replacement windows are common areas people look to improve but they may not be the best money spent. Reducing air leakage is one of the biggest improvements you can make. You see blowing more insulation or rolling out more fiberglass batts won't fix your air-leakage problems. Air can pass through them.

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

Energy Efficiency Solutions: Plug The Holes(Leaks)!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

Recommendations for Greenville Homeowers: Air leakage causes all sorts of problems!

Whenever you are undertaking a home improvement project, DO NOT overlook or miss the opportunity to reduce air leaks(even the slightest leak).

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

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

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