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5 Ways to Enjoy ‘Back to Cool’ Savings

Now that your kids are back to school, it’s time to get your home ‘back to cool’! With these helpful tips and special offers, you can easily increase your comfort while lowering your energy bills. Here are 5 easy things you can do to keep your family cool and comfortable: 1. Change your filter. It’s so simple, cheap and easy to […]

Choosing Modern Light Bulbs 101: CFL or LED

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we built our “new old house”.  When we embarked upon the task of building a home which looked old but was the model of energy efficiency, we knew we would have several challenges blending the home’s greek revival architecture with the comforts of the 21st century. […]

Tips on Maximizing your Indoor Air Quality

When you think about being comfortable in your home you usually consider the temperature of your air, along with the level of humidity. But what about the quality of your air? You might not even realize that you are suffering from poor indoor air quality unless you know the signs. Do you or a family member suffer […]

Holtkamp Celebrates Partnership Between Gwinnett Tech & Local Business

We’re very proud to be connected to our community in Gwinnett in several ways, ranging from supporting the arts as sponsors of Aurora Theatre to helping fill local food banks. Another way we get involved with bettering our community is our long-term relationship with Gwinnett Tech, a leading provider of sound technical education to thousands of […]

If you think you’re experiencing poor indoor air quality, you might be suffering from leaky ducts. What are the key symptoms? • Your system isn’t performing effectively. Did you know that the average home’s ductwork leaks a whopping 30% of it’s conditioned air into attics, basements and crawlspaces? You could be spending 1/3 of your energy […]

11 Plants & Herbs That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Did you know that Metro Atlanta region ranks as the worst in the U.S. for mosquitoes, according to the Orkin pest control company? As we head into peak mosquito season here in Gwinnett County, I came across this fantastic list of 11 different plants and herbs from Natural Living Ideas you can plant in pots for your […]

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