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3 Common AC Repairs: What They Mean

April 25th, 2022

As temperatures warm up, we can almost feel the excitement surge through our community. Folks are taking walks on some of our many amazing trails, and we’re seeing the green-thumbed gardeners come out of their hibernating holes to start producing some amazing flowers and vegetables. Springtime truly is one of our favorite times of the year!

Have you been just as excited as your neighbor about the warming temperatures, only to inspect your air conditioner and think “well… that can’t be right.”

Before you panic at the ordeal in front of you, remember that air conditioner repairs don’t have to be a complicated situation. As long as you’ve got a team of reliable professionals near you (like us!) then you can get any common AC repair done for an affordable price. Our team specializes in the following 3 common air conditioning service in Rockford, MI. Just take a deep breath and read on to learn more.

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Air Conditioning 101

April 11th, 2022

It’s the time of year when we start thinking about air conditioning and how much we’re going to need it in a couple of months. It’s true, but it’s also good news! AC season is also the season where you can work on your garden, enjoy some outdoor activities, and sit with the family by the fire when you take a camping trip. We understand the excitement to get out there and enjoy the activities!

However, we want to start off this season by educating all of our customers. Let’s talk about central air conditioners in Grand Rapids, MI, and more importantly, how they work and what they do! If you don’t understand the inner workings of your air conditioner, then it can be hard to know when there’s something wrong. Let us help you learn about your system to be a better AC owner and operator.

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Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance Too!

March 28th, 2022

One of the beauties of tankless water heating systems is that they have less contact with the water that actually goes through the system. The less surface-to-water contact there is, the less corrosion or deterioration that can take place over time. Basically, an on-demand water heater is going to require less maintenance than a tank system that has to hold all of that water. However, this isn’t to say that a tankless system doesn’t need any maintenance.

Water heater service in Grandville, MI is vital, regardless of the type of water heater you own. Tank systems and tankless units alike will require yearly maintenance to stay effective and efficient. While your tankless water heater might not see the same kind of wear and tear or problems that a tank system might, you’ll still encounter some serious issues if you leave it neglected and without maintenance.

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Is Your Furnace Creating Smoke?

March 14th, 2022

First off, if the answer to this question is undoubtedly “yes,” then we recommend taking some immediate action. Turn off your furnace, make sure your family is safe and secure, and call our team for emergency heating repair in Grandville, MI. Smoke in your house, whether it’s coming from the oven or your furnace system, is never a good thing and can lead to detrimental health effects.

Sorry for the serious note, but we had to get that out of the way! For homeowners that might not be dealing with a pressing issue like this, or for those who are just curious, this blog post is dedicated to how a gas furnace works and why anyone would see smoke in their homes.

While furnaces aren’t designed to create smoke or be dangerous, they can run into problems that make them dangerous over time. Let’s talk about a few of those problems.

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3 Reasons to Replace a Water Heater

February 28th, 2022

Is your water heater on the fritz? Then the good news is you might just need a quick repair from the professionals on our team. Here at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc, we specialize in water heater services from repairs to maintenance. But that might not be good enough in your specific situation, you might need more.

Repairs are great but they can get old, both figuratively and physically. If your water heater system is constantly requiring your attention to the point where you know about all the components of your unit (even if you don’t want to), then it might be time to get it replaced. Contrary to popular belief, water heaters are only built to last 10-15 years in age before they need to be replaced. So, this blog post is designed to help you differentiate between the different water heater services in Cascade, MI, and how to tell if you need replacement.

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Your Furnace Might Be Giving You Dry Air

February 14th, 2022

There’s a problem that we’d like to discuss when it comes to forced-air heating systems. When air is heated by a heating system and not through natural climate processes, it can create exceptionally dry air. If you think about it, you’re just taking cold air from the outdoors and heating it up. That cold air is already dry and even though it’s being heated, there’s no moisture being added to the air.

Basically, dry air and furnace heating systems go together hand in hand. While many homeowners might choose to ignore this instead of investing in proper IAQ and heating services in Cascade, MI, we hope there are a few that might listen to our advice. Coupling your heating system with a humidifier might be an amazing way to turn your home into a warm and comfortable sanctuary without sacrificing the quality of your air and humidity.

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3 Reasons to Normalize Your Humidity Levels

January 17th, 2022

What’s the point of us talking about humidity? The first thought that jumps into your head when you hear that word is probably the uncomfortable sensation of being sweaty and sticky in the middle of the summer. Humidity can be uncomfortable, don’t get us wrong, but humidity isn’t all bad.

Think of humidity like a spectrum. On one end of the spectrum are dry conditions which can be bad for your skin and your overall health. On the other end of the spectrum is high humidity, which is what causes that sweaty, sticky, and uncomfortable feeling you get when the air is too moist. Our goal today is to use humidifiers in Grand Rapids, MI to ensure your home is somewhere comfortably in the middle of that spectrum.

Let’s talk about three great reasons to balance your home’s humidity, and how we can help you achieve that goal.

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Don’t Do This to Your Heater

January 3rd, 2022

Let’s face it, as the snow is coming down and the cold is keeping us up at night this time of year, you depend on your heater. Whether you’ve got a gas furnace, a heat pump, or some other kind of heating system, it’s basically a member of the family at this point. No, you don’t need to buy it holiday presents next year, but you should consider changing some things about your lifestyle that might be doing harm to your heater.

Ever since ancient times, there have been misconceptions and strange notions about how heat works. Misinformation and wrong facts are the bane of a high-efficiency heating system, which is why we are here to save the day! We’d like to talk about a few things that homeowners might unwittingly be doing that could be leading to a problem that will require expensive heating repair in Grand Rapids, MI!

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3 Tips to Avoid Furnace Repair

December 20th, 2021

If your furnace needs to be repaired, then there’s not much a simple tip or trick will do. Professional repairs performed by experienced technicians will be the best things you can get for your heating system, hands down. This blog post isn’t about avoiding furnace repair in that sense. It’s about avoiding heater repair in Rockford, MI before it becomes a pressing issue. If your heating system is in good shape, and it seems to be running well, then think of it this way—you’ll need heater repairs eventually. This blog post is for you!

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that homeowners do that lead to furnace problems. Neglect, DIY fixes, and even the layout of your furniture could be negatively impacting the heat in your home. Today, we’ll cover three things you can do right now to better treat your system and avoid repairs in the future.

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Fight the Deep Freeze With Your Heat Pump

December 6th, 2021

For anyone out there with a heat pump, deep freezes can be a scary thing to encounter. They can freeze up your heating system to the point where it needs to run a defrost cycle, and then it’s going to pump cool air into your house. This can be bizarre and hard to understand for homeowners that are already trying as hard as they can to fight the cold.

If you’re concerned about heating repair in Rockford, MI, we’d like to start off by saying that the defrost cycle on your heat pump isn’t an error, it’s running that way on purpose.

Let’s talk about why a deep freeze can seriously affect your heat pump (and cause the need to recover), and a few other reasons why you might need to call us for repairs during the deep freeze.

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