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We’ll Get Your AC Back in Fighting Shape

July 9th, 2018

thumbs-upWell, there is no question about it. It’s hot out there. Go ahead and check the current weather conditions with your meteorologist of choice,  but you don’t need a fancy green screen with infrared graphics to feel the heat once you open the front door. We are willing to bet that your air conditioner is very heavy, regular rotation. Here is a question for you, though—is it in the great working condition necessary for doing so as successfully as possible?

If you have not scheduled routine air conditioning maintenance with a member of our team, then the answer is definitely “no”. Each and every year, your air conditioner needs a thorough tune-up, and that is a service that only a trained professional can provide. Why? Well, because only a trained professional has the background knowledge, training, and tools necessary to do the job right. When it comes to air conditioning services in Grand Rapids, MI, ours is the team you can trust!

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Why Refrigerant Leaks Spell Big Trouble

June 25th, 2018

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We really wish that we could tell you that you’ll never run into problems with your air conditioning system. Our high standards prevent us from doing so, however,  as this would be flagrant misinformation. If you ever encounter a technician or a contractor claiming to have the solution to all potential AC problems, you know that you’ve found someone not deserving of your trust. The fact is that you’ll need AC repair in Grand Rapids at some point.

When you do,  it is always to your benefit to schedule such repairs promptly. In any case, this is going to help limit the amount of damage done to your system. In the event of a refrigerant leak, it can help to prevent a fixable problem from destroying your air conditioner entirely! Refrigerant leaks are as common as they are detrimental to AC systems, so you should really have a basic understanding of what problems they can cause—and how you can spot potential signs of a refrigerant leak in your home.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Needs a Fresh Filter

June 11th, 2018

filterWe would love to tell you that there is a way in which you can prevent any and all problems from developing with your home cooling system. As you have probably guessed, though, this simply is not the case. All air conditioners are going to need repairs at some point. It truly is a matter of “when,” not “if”. That being said, there are a few different ways in which you can help to avoid many problems with your air conditioning in Rockford, MI.

Routine air conditioning maintenance is definitely the best way to keep your air conditioning system functioning as effectively, reliably, and efficiently as possible. By and large, air conditioning maintenance is something that must be left to the trained professionals. However, there is one very important and very simple step that you can take to help keep your system functioning properly. That step? Changing your air filter regularly.

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Common Causes of Low Indoor Air Quality

May 28th, 2018

dogWe know how important it is that you are able to live comfortably throughout the year, whether it is a frigidly cold winter season or the summer weather is threatening to burst your outdoor thermometer. We also know that maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout your home is only one part of a more complex and more demanding equation, though. We know that your indoor air quality is every bit as important to your comfort, not to mention your health, as indoor temperatures.

Fortunately for you, the technicians on our team do not excel exclusively in HVAC services. We also have the IAQ products and services that you need to keep the indoor air quality in your home as high as can be. Even if you know you have a problem with the quality of the air in your house, however, you may be a bit confused as to why this is the case. Today, we are going to shed some light on some of the more common causes of low indoor air quality that we encounter.

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Your Guide for a Great AC Installation

May 14th, 2018

AC-installationOkay, so we realize that temperatures are not exactly scorching out there just yet. That being said, June will be here before you know it, and it’s not much longer before your air conditioner is back into regular rotation once again. If you need a new air conditioner installed, either in a new property that is going up or as a replacement for a worn out old system, you don’t want to cut things too close timewise.

That being said, you also definitely don’t want to be rushing through your air conditioning system installation. There is a lot to consider, even in the event that you are replacing an old system in a house that you’ve been in for some time. Whether it’s your first AC installation you’ve navigated on your own or you are an old pro, you need to take some time to get everything squared away if you want a truly smooth air conditioning installation in Grand Rapids, MI.

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The Central Air Conditioner Towers Over Window Units

April 30th, 2018

AC-technician-workingIn an area with a very hot climate for a lot of the year—think Arizona, for instance—the idea of making do with window unit air conditioners is not one that most people would entertain. Here in Michigan, however, the heat of summer is neither as extreme or as longlasting. So that means that you can probably get by with just popping in a few window units, right? Wrong. We still have to tell you that a whole-house cooling system is definitely the way to go.

We install and service central air conditioners in Grand Rapids, MI. If you have yet to take advantage of all that these systems have to offer, then we strongly recommend that you start doing so before the real heat of the summer season arrives. Just keep in mind the fact that a central air conditioner installation is not something that you can handle on your own. You’ll need a trained professional to do the job, and our technicians are the ones that you can trust to do it right.

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Why Should I care About Leaking Ductwork?

April 16th, 2018

ductIt is only natural that so many homeowners think their air conditioners, furnaces, or heat pumps are working properly so long as they are starting up and cycling down normally and keeping the house comfortable effectively. Unfortunately, things really are not so cut and dry. It is possible that your forced air heating and/or air conditioning system is suffering, and that you are as well. You just may not have connected the dots as of yet.

We are talking about problems with your system’s ductwork, and believe us when we tell you that leaky air ducts are among the most common problems that homeowners using forced air HVAC systems face. Scheduling professional duct repair in Grand Rapids, MI is the only way in which you can hope to resolve the problem successfully. Consider the following information, look out for the warning signs, and contact us if you have any concerns regarding the condition of your ductwork or the overall performance quality of your HVAC system(s).

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner This Year?

April 2nd, 2018

AC-topviewWe understand that investing in a new air conditioning system may not exactly be the most exciting way in which to spend your hard-earned money. That being said, it is an important way in which to spend those funds and, eventually, a necessary way to do so. You want to live comfortably during the summer season, and that means using a whole-house air conditioner. It also means replacing your air conditioner eventually, as no AC will last forever.

Now, we also understand that, while you want to live comfortably, you don’t want to be replacing your air conditioner prematurely. That would just be a  waste of money.  You also don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before doing so, though, as that will result in a period of discomfort should it happen at a time when your AC is still needed. This is typically the case, so today we’ll give you some tips on when to replace your air conditioner in Grand Rapids, MI.

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How Long Will Your Furnace Last?

March 19th, 2018

question-mark-blueWe agree that it would be great if key systems in your home lasted throughout the length of your homeownership. Unfortunately, dishwashers, washing machines, and some of the most important systems—like the furnace—will not last forever. Even if a repair is possible for your furnace, it’s not always the wisest choice, as the mismatched components may only wear down faster.

If you are currently experiencing problems with your furnace—or even if your system is brand new—it’s important to know how long your furnace will last. Today, we go over this lifespan, along with some tips on making the furnace last longer and how to tell a replacement is necessary.

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Why Heating Maintenance Matters

March 5th, 2018

furnace-service-technicianThank goodness for central heating. It may be cold outside, but it’s so simply to just go to the thermostat, raise the temperature, and pretend that your home is a tropical getaway. It works almost like magic, so you might not give much thought to the heating system that is doing all the work.

Most people (aside from technicians) don’t spend much, if any, time thinking about the condition of their heaters. And it’s true that most furnaces and heat pumps are quite durable and long lasting when properly installed. That doesn’t mean, though, that they don’t need some care and attention.

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