Monday, September 24, 2012

Take 5 Shoot-Energy Efficient Options for your home

President, Kevin Walsh of Schaafsma Heating & Cooling, discussing what you can expect at our open house this wednesday from 6-9p at cannonsburg ski lodge.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Energy Efficiency, Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Tankless Water Heaters, and More!

Schaafsma Heating, Cooling & Electrical will be sponsoring an open house on Wednesday September 26th, 2012 from 6p-9p at Cannonsburg Ski Lodge in the Bear Creek Room. There will be door prizes, punch, appetizers, and the opportunity to learn about energy efficient measures for the home.

The Goal of the open house is to inform the public of their options on energy efficient ways to heat and cool the home. Everybody is talking about being green and saving energy which will consequently save money.  In the future, one can expect to see higher costs on fossil fuels and tighter requirements from the government on businesses to produce energy efficient products.  Schaafsma Heating & Cooling wants to inform the public about their options. A Geothermal system can save thousands of dollars especially if a home is heated by propane or fuel oil. While the federal tax credits for furnaces has expired there is still a very generous tax credit of 30% of the total installed cost available for a limited time on a Geothermal System.

Other products that will be featured are the Bryant Extreme Heat Pump which will rival a geothermal unit in efficiency and Tankless Water Heaters.  

Energy Audits are another service that the company offers. A series of tests can show a homeowner how to save a significant amount of money & energy.  An Energy Audit is the first step in finding what the inefficiencies of the home are and learning how to fix them.  There are thousands of dollars in rebates available from the utility companies to give consumers an incentive to fix their home.  Schaafsma Heating and Cooling is the #1 Contractor of the Michigan Saves Program which is a financing program that allows consumers to make energy efficient improvements tying it in with the heating & cooling system.  Michigan saves currently is offering the financing with only a 7% interest rate and home improvement can be financed for up to 10 years.