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

Furnace FAQ: What Is a Heat Exchanger?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

We live in what we call the “information age.” Just a quick tap with your fingers on your phone and you’ll be able to find out any information you might need about a given topic. Your heating in Grand Rapids, MI is one of those topics that could save you money and give you some insight when learning how it works!

Today, we’d like to focus on perhaps one of the most important components of a furnace heating system—the heat exchanger. This little device is responsible for keeping the fumes of combustion out of your indoor air and allowing your system to heat clean, fresh air that you can breathe safely.

We want to discuss the importance of this part, how to treat it with care, and why you might need to get yours fixed if you encounter a problem.

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Fall Is the Perfect Time for Heater Maintenance

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Heating season is upon us in Michigan, and it’s time to start looking towards a cozy and comfortable future. Winter will be here in a jiffy, so you’ve only got a few months to prepare for all the frigid temperatures we’re about to endure. That’s why the autumn season is the perfect time to invest in maintenance! Our team isn’t as busy repairing malfunctioning heaters and addressing “no heat” calls by customers since temperatures haven’t dropped to much yet.

That being said, if you’re one of the many members of our community wondering what the point of maintenance is, then you’re in the right place. We think it’s important to talk about why maintenance is a vital service and what brings customers back to us every fall.

If you’re looking to have your heating system last for the next two decades, then you’re going to need routine maintenance!

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Chilly Temperatures and a Humidifier

Monday, March 15th, 2021

The problem with our climate here in Michigan is that sometimes winter pokes its ugly head during what’s supposed to be our wonderfully beautiful springtime. You might notice warm weather one day, and a freak snowstorm the next. That’s why your furnace in Hudsonville, MI is still an important member of the family!

However, there’s one piece of equipment you’ve probably forgotten about since temperatures have gotten warmer, and that’s your humidifier. Sure, summers can be muggy, but while we still have a few chilly days ahead of us, it’s important to remember how powerful humidifiers can be in combatting the cold!

With a humidifier working in conjunction with your furnace, your home’s air can resist the dry outdoor climate and stay warm, cozy, and humid. Let’s talk about some of the other benefits that come with humidifiers on chilly days.

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Does your Furnace Need Help?

Monday, March 1st, 2021

You’re probably no stranger to this question. It’s probably one of the hardest things to answer when you’re a homeowner. Does your furnace need help? Is it okay in the condition that it’s in? Or perhaps it’s in dire need of repairs and you just haven’t realized that yet?

Relax, even if your furnace needs urgent repairs, our team can always provide that help. When it comes to HVAC in Hudsonville, MI, homeowners time and time again trust our team to deliver competent furnace repairs that keep them calm and make them happy. So, we can do the same for you if you need it.

For now, let’s focus on the task at hand. How do we figure out if your furnace needs help? What can you do to ensure that you’re not surprised by a furnace breakdown or furnace repair that costs a lot of money?

Keep reading to find out.

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Upgrade to a Dual Fuel System for Maximum Efficiency

Monday, February 15th, 2021

If you’ve never heard of a dual fuel system, or you’ve been hesitant to look up this technology, then you’re in the right place. People tend to think that these types of heating systems are reserved for specialized homes, or buildings that need multiple heating systems, but that’s simply not true. Dual fuel heating systems are just another alternative that many homeowners are starting to turn to now that technology is becoming increasingly more effective and efficient.

As your local professionals for all things HVAC in Grandville, MI, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to inform you a little bit about what a dual fuel system is. We’ll talk about the advantages that this system has when dealing with our cold Michigan winters.

By the end of this blog post, you’ll know if a dual fuel heating system is right for you.

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What Is a Heat Exchanger?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

How are you ever supposed to fix a computer if you don’t know what a processor is? Or, how are you ever going to figure out the blueprints for that new deck you want to build if you don’t know how to build it up to code? Our society puts a lot of pressure on people to just “know” things without telling them exactly where to find that valuable information. Unless you pay a lot of money to go to a special school, it might be hard to find good, reliable, trustworthy information on the web.

Luckily, we deal with a lot of people on a regular basis who need furnace repair in Grandville, MI. Many of these people don’t know anything about their heating systems, and while some would like to keep it that way, others are begging us for information. So, let’s discuss what your furnace’s heat exchanger is and why it matters going forward.

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Signs of a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, January 18th, 2021

You might be reading this and thinking, “why would we need to talk about refrigerant, it’s freezing outside!” And while that might be true in regards to AC refrigerant, heat pumps are still chugging away making sure homes are warm with the help of refrigerant. Refrigerant is vital when your heat pump is heating your home, and if you’re suffering from a refrigerant leak, then you could see major problems in staying comfortable.

Heat pumps are great ways to keep homes warm. Especially when you’re dealing with heating in Grand Rapids, MI, having the right amount of refrigerant in your heat pump is going to be one of the highest priorities. The less refrigerant, due to a leak or some other circumstance, the more trouble your system will have and the higher the likelihood of a system breakdown.

So, let’s figure out if you’re suffering from a refrigerant leak.

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Our Good Ideas: Switching to Heat Pump Technology

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Heat pump technology still hasn’t caught on as much as we wish it did. Sure, many homeowners are diving into their first heat pump purchase, but we still have lots of homes that would be better off with a heat pump instead of a furnace and central air conditioner. The truth is that homeowners like what they’re used to, and it’s hard to change when you don’t know what that change might bring. You could say people are a bit afraid of what they don’t know.

Well, let’s change that. We’re going to shine the spotlight on heat pump technology today because it’s our responsibility as your experts on HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI. When you leave this blog post, you’ll know a lot more about how heat pumps work, when they’re best suited for a home, and if your home might be perfect for a system like this.

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Your HVAC Guide for 2021

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Can you believe it’s here already? It feels like we blinked our eyes for a second this spring and now we’re all of a sudden days away from 2021. While this is a phenomenon we’re all getting over, we need to act like this new year is still coming, even if it feels surreal. For many homeowners, this year will signify a big change—paying more attention to their HVAC systems.

Some homeowners might pay more attention to their air conditioners while others might care more about their heaters. We’re thankful for homeowners who are deciding to be more proactive regardless of the system, and we’re always going to help you reach the goals you set. That’s why we’ve decided to comprise a dedicated 2021 guide for homeowners that want to do right by their HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI. Keep your eyes peeled for some tips to stay vigilant and to prevent repairs in 2021.

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What Can You Expect From a Heating Technician?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Alright folks, it looks like we’ve got a puzzle in front of us. If you’re a fan of logic puzzles, or a “guess what’s missing in the picture” types of puzzles, you’ll love this post. We’ve got two scenarios in front of us that we’ll need to pick apart piece by piece, so we can better understand the benefit of choosing a great technician from a reputable HVAC company in Grand Rapids, MI.

In the first scenario, we have a heater that’s on the fritz and making noises which is being addressed by a homeowner who has looked up a few online tutorials and has bought a brand new set of tools from the hardware store.

In the second scenario, we have that same malfunctioning heater, only this time it’s being addressed by a licensed professional from our team. What’s the difference? Well, let’s dig in!

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