• Movies in the Park – Monday, Aug. 15, Moved to Park Theatre

    Due to projected rain in the forecast for the Holland area, Movies in the Park will be moved to Park Theatre tonight. Jumanji will still be shown at it’s intended time of 9:30 p.m. Please spread the word and don’t let the rain stop us from having fun!

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  • Tuesday Tip – Air Filters

    A dirty air filter can make your air conditioner work harder. Don’t forget to clean leaves and debris from the unit as they can block air flow, making your air conditioner use more energy and ultimately, costing you more money! So get outside and check that air conditioning filter. When you do,  you’re not only […]

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  • BREWS AND BOARD GAMES–$

    Local nano-brewery Our Brewing not only crafts an intriguing range of small batch brews from local ingredients, it also maintains a fun collection of board games to liven up your evening. When you and your friends get out of the house this summer, you can help Holland win big with the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The town […]

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  • How to Win the Biggest Loser Competition: Windows

    Have you listened to a window sales person or read a brochure? If you weren’t paying attention, you might miss it, but when it comes to the energy you may hear things like up to 10, 20 all the way to 50% being claimed in energy savings for new windows! If only they mentioned the […]

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  • Retrofit Report: New Energy Advisor to Guide Homeowners in Retrofit Efforts

    It’s time for the real deal.   After studies, pilot programs and even a change in state law to smooth the way, Holland’s Home Energy Retrofit Program expects to begin accepting applications Aug. 1.   The city energy deal includes a 20 percent rebate for property owners spending at least $10,000. It includes loans repaid […]

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  • How to Win the Biggest Loser Competition: Heating & Cooling

    Before we just into Heating and Cooling I wanted to share with you a free giveaway from Mother Earth News featured below. Click here or the pic to sign up! If you have been following the weekly emails about home energy efficiency pyramid you will know this week are covering Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC).  The first […]

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  • How to Win the Biggest Loser Competition: Water Heaters

    What is the #1 reason to upgrade your water heater from a sustainability standpoint? A. Reduce energy usage B. Improve indoor air quality C. Have endless hot water D. None of the above. If you guess B you are correct! If you have been following the weekly emails about home energy efficiency pyramid you will know […]

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  • How to Win the Biggest Loser Competition: Appliances

    If there is only one piece of advice you can take from us this summer it’s you should know… Fans Cool People! Not Rooms! It’s true. Unlike A/C, fans make people feel cooler but they do not actually lower the temperature of the room. So to help you win the challenge, keep your fans off […]

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  • How to Win the Biggest Loser Competition: Part 5

    If you have been following along weekly in the biggest loser energy efficiency newsletters, you would know that next up is appliances, but since air sealing is so closely tied to insulation, we are going skip straight to that first. Make sure you read pt 4 on air sealing before reading further below, air sealing […]

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  • How to Win the Biggest Loser Competition: Part 4

    What causes our homes to lose or gain heat the fastest? Convection or conduction? Most of our heat is lost through moving air that goes right out all the cracks and leaks in the homes. This air movement is called convection. If you have all received your Home Energy Score Assessment you would have seen […]

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