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Improve heating and cooling efficiency with duct sealing
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Improve heating and cooling efficiency with duct sealing

Installed in United States homes has about a 15% energy loss due to duct leakage.  The duct system circulates conditioned air throughout the home, but most duct systems have poor connections and leak warm or cool air.  This air leakage means your HVAC system is not operating at its maximum efficiency and has to work […]
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How to get the most out of your Programmable thermostat
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How to get the most out of your Programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats are terrific to reduce your energy consumption for heating and cooling while keeping your home comfortable, but they have to be used properly to be effective.  They work by automatically adjusting your temperature setting to a more energy efficient setting while you are away from home or asleep. For example, when you using […]
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Choosing a Programmable Thermostat
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Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are an easy way to save money on your energy bills for heating and cooling, but they are not for everyone.  For example, they work best if no one is usually at home during the day. If a family member is at your home during the day, you will only realize the benefits […]
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Signs That You May Need New Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment
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Signs That You May Need New Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment

To maximize efficiency and home comfort while lowering your energy costs, here are a few tips that will help you know when to call a professional HVAC contractor like Holland Heating and Cooling to replace your existing furnace, air conditioning system, heat pump, or other heating and cooling equipment or to service your existing equipment. […]
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Switching to Cooling Mode
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Switching to Cooling Mode

If you have been enjoying energy efficient heating all winter with your new heat pump, now is the time to switch your heat pump over to cooling mode for the summer.  If this is your first year with a heat pump you may be surprised to find that switching from heating to cooling is not […]
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How Thermostat installation Works
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How Thermostat installation Works

Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money on your heating and cooling bills.  According to EPA estimates, a properly used programmable thermostat can save homeowners over $200 per year on energy costs for heating and cooling. Properly installing your new thermostat is critical for efficient operation.  Your thermostat should be located […]
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Types of Central Air Conditioner
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Types of Central Air Conditioner

Central air conditioning systems are far more effective and efficient than window units for residential cooling.  A central air conditioning system uses a duct system to distribute cool, dehumidified air throughout the home. Supply ducts run from the air conditioner to each room in the home and deliver cooled air through the vents (or registers). […]
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Increase Air Conditioner Efficiency By Cleaning The Coils
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Increase Air Conditioner Efficiency By Cleaning The Coils

As warm weather approaches, this is a great time to schedule your residential HVAC system maintenance to make sure your central air conditioner is working efficiently.  Keeping your air conditioner in top working order will help it last longer and reduce your energy bills. There are a few things you can do yourself, but don’t […]
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What To Do With A Noisy Air Conditioner?
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What To Do With A Noisy Air Conditioner?

If the outdoor unit for your central air conditioning system or heat pump is keeping you or your guests awake at night because it is so noisy, there are a few things you can do to help reduce the noise level so you can get a good night’s sleep. The outdoor unit (called the condenser) […]
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Proper Installation Is Critical To Air Conditioner Efficiency
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Proper Installation Is Critical To Air Conditioner Efficiency

If you have an older, outdated central air conditioning system, replacing it with a new Energy Star qualified system can save you a bundle on cooling costs. According to the EPA, if your central air conditioning system is more than 12 years old, you can save up to 30% on energy costs by installing a […]
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How does your central air conditioner work?
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How does your central air conditioner work?

Every homeowner should have a basic understanding of how their central air conditioning system works.  Knowing how the air conditioning system works will help a homeowner understand why regular HVAC maintenance is important to keep the keep the system working great for years while lowering their energy costs. Most residential air conditioning systems are “split […]
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Common Air Conditioning System Problems
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Common Air Conditioning System Problems

Summer will be here soon and air cooling season will be in full swing. As our air conditioners are asked to work harder, problems are going to start popping up. Here are a few common problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system. Failing to Start – There can be many different reasons for […]
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Cleaning Air Conditioner Coils
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Cleaning Air Conditioner Coils

If your home is equipped with a central air conditioning system or heat pump, regular service by an experienced HVAC service technician is important for efficient operation of the system.  Having the system professionally serviced in the spring and fall will keep it in peak operating condition. Servicing a central air conditioning system requires special […]
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Central Air Conditioner Installation Considerations
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Central Air Conditioner Installation Considerations

If your home currently has a forced air heating system and you are considering upgrading your air conditioning system from window units or a swamp cooler (evaporative cooler), you will need the assistance of a local HVAC contractor like Holland Heating & Cooling with experience in residential HVAC replacement and installation.  This is a pretty […]
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Beat the Heat With a Whole House Dehumidifier

As we swing into spring, it’s time to switch from heating to cooling.  It seems like just a little while ago we were worried about low humidity in our homes causing chapped lips, respiratory problems, and dry furniture and wood trim.  Pretty soon, most of us will have the opposite problem: too much humidity. For […]
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Advantages of Whole House Dehumidfiers

Keeping cool this summer will be easier with a whole house dehumidifier installed by a good local HVAC contractor like Holland Heating & Cooling.  They handle Genesee County dehumidifier service and installation. When humidity levels inside your home rise above 50%, your comfort level will decrease no matter how low you set the thermostat. Central […]
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Keep Your Winter Heating Costs Under Control

Keeping your home warm and your family comfortable this winter doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  Whether you are installing a new, energy-efficient furnace or new heat pump or if your existing system is still going strong, here are a few ideas to cut down on your energy usage and minimize your […]
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Is heating with wood cost effective

After several months of high heating bills, many homeowners looking for ways to reduce their home heating costs start thinking about heating their homes or at least supplementing their home heating with a wood burning fireplace or wood stove. While this idea sounds appealing and a fireplace or wood stove can add a pleasant atmosphere […]
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When to replace your furnace or heating system
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When to replace your furnace or heating system

Every year, advances in furnace and heat pump efficiency means that homes with a recently installed heating system will use less energy than homes with older systems.  If your heating system is more than ten years old, consider talking to a reputable HVAC contractor like Holland Heating and Cooling about whether it makes sense to […]
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Winter Heating Tips
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Winter Heating Tips

Winter weather will soon be over although it may not feel like it in the Flint area.  But until then here are a few suggestions to help keep you comfortable while riding out the winter season.   If you haven’t already had your HVAC system serviced, now would be a good time to get it […]
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