GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Furnace’ Category

“Will My Furnace Ever Freeze Up?”

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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That’s a very good question, and if the answer were a simple “yes” or “no” then we wouldn’t write a blog that centers around it.

Since the answer is a bit more complicated than just “no,” we’re going to go into detail about one often overlooked part of a furnace’s operation, and why you might always want to defer to an expert when investing in central heating repair in Kentwood, MI.

Furnaces need some amount of warmth to operate correctly, and your basement also requires a bit of warmth in order for it not to be a burden to your house. Finished or unfinished, basements are always going to be cooler than the upper stories of a home, but they shouldn’t be freezing cold or below that. A basement that’s that frigid, while a furnace operates down there, is usually a sign that something is wrong.

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Three Important Benefits to Furnace Maintenance

Monday, October 24th, 2022

So, heating season has arrived and you’ve found yourself eyeing our maintenance plan. It all looks good, but there’s just one pesky thought in the back of your mind… Do I really need this?

Well, the answer to that question isn’t quite so simple. While we’d argue that yes, you do need maintenance on a yearly basis, you might not see the effects of skipped maintenance until several years down the line. Neglect doesn’t cause problems immediately, but it causes gradual deterioration over time, which could be a big problem for your furnace eventually.

This blog post is going to dive into furnace maintenance in Grand Rapids, MI. We’ll talk about what it is, why it’s important, and the three most valuable benefits that come from it. Don’t forget, your furnace relies on you to keep it safe, functioning, and efficient. You are the master of your own destiny!

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7 Noises Your Heater Should NEVER Make

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Heaters, furnaces especially, can easily succumb to problems during the winter. We put so much strain on them, and depend so heavily on them, that they can quickly become overburdened. When this occurs, it can be very helpful to keep your ears peeled. Many furnace problems can be noticed by the noises they make, and once you’ve pinpointed the specific type of problem you’re dealing with, then it becomes much easier to get a professional on the case.

Today, we’re going to zero in on seven noises that a furnace can make and how you can better understand them. By coming to terms with some of these problematic noises, you can have an easier time scheduling furnace repair in Rockford, MI with our team of professionals. We’ve got your back and will go above and beyond to fix your furnace this year.

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Heating 101: Selecting a New Furnace

Monday, March 4th, 2019

checklistWinter isn’t going anywhere any time soon, so over the next couple of months, you’re going to be using your furnace quite consistently. But, what happens if your furnace can no longer keep up with your household’s heating demands? Certainly, having a faulty furnace in the middle of the winter is not something you should ever have to deal with… so what do you do?

If you are dealing with a fussy furnace, it might just be that it is time for a replacement. Selecting a new furnace is no small task, which is why it is best to speak with a professional before you make any final decisions. Below, we have provided a “quick guide” for selecting and installing a new furnace in your home. Keep reading to learn more!

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

cold-manYou depend on your furnace for endless heat during the winter. Temperatures here in Western Michigan can dip well into the thirties, so as you can imagine, the last thing you’d want is for your furnace to blow cool air! If the air coming from your furnace is not an appropriate temperature, you definitely have a problem on your hands! If you’ve noticed cool air coming from your vents, it’s time to schedule your furnace repair in Rockford, MI.

There are a number of potential reasons as to why your system is blowing cool air, some being more significant than others. Only a trained HVAC technician can accurately diagnose and correct the problem. In any case, it’s best to schedule your repairs as soon as possible to avoid causing further damage to the system. Below, we have outlined some of the potential causes of cool air. 

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Don’t Leave a Dirty Filter in Your Furnace

Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you own a furnace, you know how satisfying it can be when it kicks on and provides you with all the heat you desire. So, when something goes awry, you might begin to panic. However, there are some things that you can do to avoid a furnace malfunction. No, we don’t expect you to understand the inner-workings of your system, but we do want you to be aware of the impact that one little component has on your entire furnace system – we are talking about your air filter.

Here at GRmetro Heating & Cooling, we can’t stress enough the importance of having your air filters regularly changed by an HVAC professional. Many homeowners minimize the importance of changing their air filters, so it might only be changed during their annual maintenance visit. But air filters need to be changed every 1-3 months to keep the furnace running efficiently and effectively. Failure to do so can result in some pretty negative side effects. If you are overdue for an air filter replacement, don’t wait any longer.

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