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Do NOT Forget About Heating Maintenance!

September 17th, 2018

furnace-technician-workingWait, I just scheduled annual heating maintenance last year. Why do it again this year? 

Well, first of all, that is kind of in keeping with the “annual” part of “annual maintenance,” right?

Secondly—it’s what is best for your heater!

It really does not matter what type of heating system you use in your home. If you value reliable heating in Grand Rapids, MI, then you need to schedule maintenance with trained professionals on a yearly basis. There is just no getting around it.

Well, I’m pretty handy, so how about I just—

We are going to have to stop you right there. If what you were about to say was anything at all along the lines of “take care of it on my own,” think again. The risks associated with DIY heating maintenance attempts are just too serious to take chances on. So, without further ado,  let’s take a look at precisely why professional heating maintenance is so important.

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Time for a New Heater?

September 3rd, 2018

old-furnaceWe may not be quite ready to start really thinking about the winter season, but that won’t stop it from arriving soon. Before long, you are going to turn once more to your home heating system. When you do, you really want to know for certain that your heater is going to be there for you. That is why you may decide that the time is right for a heater replacement in Grand Rapids, MI. We can help you determine if this is the case.

For most homeowners, a new heater is a pretty major expense. We don’t want you rushing into anything, obviously, but we also don’t want to see you convince yourself that your system’s got another season in it when it just isn’t really the case. So today, let’s look at a few reasons why you may decide to replace your heater before the cold of winter is in full swing. If you do, we’re the pros to handle the job. 

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3 Great Benefits of Central Air Conditioning

August 19th, 2018

comfortable-womanIf you’re ready to take your comfort to the next level, then you’re ready to take those window units out. They have no place in a home where top cooling performance is a goal. We’ve previously written about how the central air conditioner outclasses window units, but it’s getting late in the summer season.  That means that the right time for a central AC installation is coming up. Get it done before the next cooling season gets underway!

Not so sure if central air conditioning in Grand Rapids is really worth the investment? Then you will be after you read this post! There is really no downside that you’ll experience when you decide to go with whole-house cooling. There are, in fact, quite a few benefits that you can expect to enjoy. So read on, be sure to reach out if you’re wondering what type of air conditioner is right for you, and remember that we are here to make your cooling dreams come true.

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Choosing Your New Water Heater

August 6th, 2018

water-heaterWhen it comes to water heaters and water heater repair in Grand Rapids, MI, this is definitely the site that you want to be reading. Why? Because the contact information for some of the best water heater technicians around is all over it! We are not going to get into the various problems that different water heaters may encounter that would necessitate repairs in today’s post, though. Instead, we’ll be helping you to lay the groundwork for deciding which water heater is right for your home.

If you think that a standard tank water heater is the only option available, or that it is definitely the right one for your home solely because you’ve always used this type of water heater, think again! While all water heaters serve the same basic function of heating water, they can differ in many aspects of design and operation. To determine which is the best fit for your home and needs, you’ll want to explore available options fully.

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How Do I Know if My Ducts Are Leaking?

July 23rd, 2018

ductsThe majority of homeowners that use whole-house cooling systems still rely on ducted,  forced air systems to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year. There is nothing wrong with doing so, of course. While systems such as ductless mini splits have much to recommend them, the fact is that ducted systems are the go-to option for many homeowners. The trouble starts when those ducts begin leaking. But how the heck is one supposed to know if his or her ducts are leaking, anyway?

By scheduling professional duct testing in Grand Rapids, of course! How do you do that? Well, you are here reading this now, so you’ve at least found yourself the right company to do the job. The next step is simply to contact us and let us know what you need. Before you do so, naturally, you’ll want to know a bit more about duct testing. In addition to sharing some information regarding the service itself, we’ll share with you some tips that will help you to recognize the need for the service in the first place.

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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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