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

Spring is Here! What Do I Do with My Furnace?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

checklistTemperatures here in Michigan have not yet felt so “spring-y”, however, our calendars state that the first official day of spring was March 20th, which means that warmer temperatures are on their way. Of course, the start of spring gets all of us thinking about summer, a time when there is not much need for our furnaces. We aren’t recommending you shut down your furnace just yet, as it is still quite chilly outside, but it is still worth knowing what to do with your furnace when the time finally does come.

Whether you own an old or new furnace in Grand Rapids, it is important to know what to do with it when summer arrives. So below, we have provided a sort of quick guide, if you will. If you are unsure about what to do with your furnace this summer, be sure to keep reading below! 

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Why a Smart Thermostat is a Wise Investment

Monday, March 18th, 2019

wireless-thermostat-controlsThe ability to change the temperature in your home with just a tiny, wall-mounted device is actually quite incredible. By hitting just a couple of buttons you can make your home warm and toasty in the winter and cool and comfortable in the summer. The invention of the thermostat in 1883 forever changed the way in which homeowners maintained comfort inside their homes, and since then, technology has come quite a long way.

Today’s thermostats are smarter than ever, and we believe that homeowners can truly benefit from upgrading their old, outdated thermostats. Upgrading your thermostat in Grand Rapids, MI is one of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC systems are working efficiently and effectively, keeping repair costs and utility bills to a minimum. In case you are not yet convinced, we have highlighted just some of the reasons why investing in a smart thermostat is a smart idea. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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How Prompt Heating Repairs Benefit You

Monday, February 4th, 2019

timerOf course, the last thing any homeowner wants in the middle of winter is a fussy heater, and although they are built to last, they are not invincible. Occasionally, you will experience issues with your heater, and when this happens, the best thing to do is schedule your repairs as soon as possible. Sure, dealing with any heater problem can be quite a nuisance, as it is almost never convenient for your schedule or your budget. However, waiting to schedule your heating repair in Rockford, MI can cause further damage.

We understand just how important your comfort is to you, which is why we stress the importance of prompt repair services. There are many reasons why prompt repairs are beneficial, and below we have outlined a few of them. 

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Is Routine Heating Maintenance Worthwhile?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

You depend on your heater to keep your warm and cozy during the winter, which as we know, can be quite cold here in Michigan. But, did you know that your heater also depends on you? Waiting until something goes wrong to schedule HVAC services in Rockford, MI can put a lot of strain on your system and consequently reduce its service life. Your heater requires annual maintenance to boost efficiency and reduce the need for repairs. Don’t let your heater down… be proactive and pick up the phone!

Routine heating maintenance is definitely worth your while, so it is important that these services are scheduled at least once a year, if not more. If you are not yet convinced, keep reading. Below, we have listed some of the benefits of investing in professional maintenance services. 

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like This?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

rotten-egg-smell-badYour nose is like a mini HVAC technician, able to detect furnace issues that you might have otherwise been unaware of. Although it isn’t NATE-certified like our technicians here, your nose can pick up unusual smells coming from your furnace, which should prompt you to contact a professional right away. There are a number of potential issues that could cause certain smells, and they should never be ignored.

It is important to be aware of the various scents that a furnace in distress might give off. Although you can’t fix the problem yourself, identifying the issue can help keep you and your family safe this winter season. In today’s blog, we have given you a quick guide to different furnace smells and their potential causes. 

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Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

servicing-furnaceIf so, then you have a  problem of some sort on your hands. The tricky thing about short cycling in particular, though, is that there are multiple potential causes of the problem, and not all of them are terribly serious. However, the problem could be serious, so just assuming it’s nothing to worry about can really come back to haunt you when you discover that real damage has been done. That is why, in today’s post, we’ll explore short cycling a bit more closely.

We’ll take a look at what short cycling is, when to be concerned, and what you may be able to do to resolve the problem on your own (in one particular scenario, anyway!). So read on, and remember that routine heating maintenance is the best way in which to keep any problems with your heater to a bare minimum. Let the heating technicians on our staff keep your heater in Grand Rapids in the best working condition possible, and we’ll also repair it when anything does go wrong.

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One Simple Step for Protecting Your Forced Air Heater

Monday, October 29th, 2018

man-holding-filterThe best thing that you can do for your home heating system, regardless of what type of system you may use, is to schedule routine heating maintenance with trained professionals that you can trust to do the job right. Heating maintenance must occur each and every year. If you don’t have your heater tuned up annually, then there is just no way in which you can hope for it to function at peak efficiency and performance levels. There’s one step you yourself have to take, though.

In addition to scheduling annual maintenance, and we hope that you’ll take advantage of all that our maintenance program has to offer, you also need to be changing your air filter regularly. Sure, we’ll swap it out for a new one during your annual tune-up, but once a year just is not enough. If you use a furnace or a heat pump to heat your home, then changing the air filter is integral in ensuring successful heating in Rockford, MI.

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You Know That Your Heater Is In Trouble If…

Monday, October 15th, 2018

dog-under-blanketIs it early in the heating season? Yes. Is your heater working its way through the coldest weather of the year already? No, of course not. Is it too early, then, to be talking about heating repairs in Grand Rapids, MI?

Absolutely. Not.

We sincerely hope that, by this point, you have already had your heater tuned up for the year. If you have not, however, we cannot recommend strongly enough that you do so ASAP. This is the best way in which to ensure that your heater is ready for all of the hard work heading its way. Even exceptional maintenance, unfortunately, is not going to make your heater 100% reliable.

That is why it is so important that you learn to spot some common warning signs that your heater is in trouble. After all, the sooner you have your system repaired when trouble arises, the better. Contact a member of our staff immediately if you notice any of the following red flags in your home.

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Do NOT Forget About Heating Maintenance!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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