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Know the Energy Costs before you buy a Home

Utility bills can be up to 15% of the cost of home-ownership.  With that being said, why is our society so lax on this?  We are extremely concerned about the MPG of a car we purchase, yet when it comes to buying or renting a home, we turn our head to the utility costs.  We […]

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Why hire an Energy Consultant for your Home?

Geothermal heating and cooling is becoming very popular in new construction as well as retrofitting existing homes.  I have yet to find a person who does not like the concept of this type of technology.  Although, the ongoing debate is whether or not the payback makes sense.  Ive talked to HVAC professionals and builders who […]

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Saving money by adding Basement Insulation

Many new home builders are already incorporating foundation insulation on their basement walls.  According to the US Department of Energy, an R-20 insulation applied to basement walls on a 1,500 square foot house will save a homeowner up to $390 per year.  That is over $30 dollars per month. Not only does this save the […]

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WOOD TV 8 – Tame Your AC To Save Cash

GreenEdge of Michigan was featured on WOOD TV 8 News last night.  Co-owner, Mark Lesperance, talked about ways homeowners could save on their energy bill during this hot season.  There are many ways to save without having to call a contractor out to your home. Check out the video…HERE ***There is one correction that needs […]

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How Energy Efficient Is Your Home?

When you buy a new or used car, do you wonder what kind of mileage it gets?  You compare the MPG sticker on new cars when you are buying right?  How come we don’t do this when we purchase a home.  A home is a much larger monthly expense than a car, yet we seem […]

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