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

Dry Air Can Be a Problem in the Winter

Monday, November 12th, 2018

hello-winterFor most homeowners, the most pressing issue of the winter season is heating their homes. It cannot be stressed enough, however, that protecting your indoor air quality throughout the winter season should also be a priority. When we seal up our homes against the elements, be it the heat of summer or the chill of the winter season, it can make it difficult to maintain great indoor air quality. Remember too that you are already working with drier than usual air when the winter season is in effect.

Why is dry air a problem? Why is dry air a winter problem? And how can you best prevent problems with dry air from developing in your home? All this, and more, in today’s blog. Okay, we’ll give you a sneak peek: You want a whole-house humidifier. Nothing is more effective in terms of staving off the problems that low humidity levels can cause. We install and service great whole-house humidifiers in Grand Rapids.

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How Do I Know if My Ducts Are Leaking?

Monday, 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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Common Causes of Low Indoor Air Quality

Monday, 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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Why Should I care About Leaking Ductwork?

Monday, 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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Prepare Your Home for Cold and Flu Season

Monday, December 25th, 2017

woman-sneezesCold and flu season is in full force, and you may or may not have already been hit. That doesn’t mean you won’t get sick again, of course, and keeping that heating system running nonstop throughout the season isn’t helping.

As you run your heater, it sucks in air from around the home. While it does, it can bring in contaminants, including viruses and bacteria that can make you ill. In fact, the quality of the air inside of your home can be a lot worse than the quality of the air outdoors. Prepare your home for cold and flu season with these tips!

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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