GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

The Specifics Behind AC Maintenance

Monday, August 31st, 2020

What exactly takes place when you schedule AC maintenance? We’re not talking about marking your calendar or the act of setting up the appointment. We’re talking about the actual visit itself. What can you expect? What benefits can you seek to gain from such a service? If no other HVAC professional has been honest and open about this topic with you, then we’re here to break the mold.

AC maintenance is a great tool if you’re looking to limit the amount of visits you schedule for AC repair in Rockford, MI. Less routine, preventative maintenance means more frequent repair appointments, which are a lot less fun. Maintenance is all about efficiency, your comfort needs, and keeping costs low. Repairs are just about fixing something that went wrong.

Want to know what really happens on a maintenance visit when compared to a repair call? Keep reading!

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Efficiency: A Game of Numbers

Monday, July 20th, 2020

If you’ve been the owner of an air conditioner in your life, then you’ve probably seen a SEER rating. Every air conditioner is accompanied by a number that details how efficient it is. Most homeowners don’t think about what they mean and only operate under the assumption that a higher number is better. That’s fine, since that’s generally the case.

However, for homeowners who are a little bit more curious, these numbers can be a game-changer when coming to understand AC efficiency. In the field of HVAC in Hudsonville, MI, efficiency can mean the difference between a mediocre air conditioner and an amazing one.

Let’s talk about what SEER ratings mean. Anyone who is on the market for a new air conditioner should pay attention, these numbers could end up impacting your life for years to come!

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Too Hot for Comfort? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

We’ve all been there. The sun is beating down on your house, temperatures are rising everywhere, you can’t get a word in edgewise without some neighbor or friend complaining about the heat. This is an annual occurrence for us in Grand Rapids and everyone who lives in a similar climate, so there’s got to be a better way than just “putting up with it.”

Putting up with it implies that we’re just going to be defeated by the high temperatures, and although our air conditioners might try to cool things down, they’ll ultimately fail, right?

No! Just because your AC is having trouble on an exceptionally hot day doesn’t mean it you have to deal with it. When trying to help your air conditioning in Grand Rapids, there are several things you can do to lower the temperature in your home, help your AC, and make your home more comfortable than it currently is.

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It Might Be Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Air conditioners don’t last forever, and it’s up to homeowners to remain vigilant when there’s something wrong. An AC that’s nearing the end of its lifespan starts to show different signs of aging than a system with many years left on it. We’re here to make sure you stay as informed as possible on the possible signs of an aging system.

We understand, everyone wishes they could keep the same air conditioner in perfect condition for ages, just like your favorite car or record player, but sometimes equipment gives out and you’re left paying high prices for a less effective system. Today, we’re going to talk about signs of aging HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI, and what you can do to schedule an AC replacement at the right time.

Keep reading so that you feel more comfortable deciding when it’s finally time to replace that old system.

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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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Your Guide for a Great AC Installation

Monday, May 14th, 2018

AC-installationOkay, so we realize that temperatures are not exactly scorching out there just yet. That being said, June will be here before you know it, and it’s not much longer before your air conditioner is back into regular rotation once again. If you need a new air conditioner installed, either in a new property that is going up or as a replacement for a worn out old system, you don’t want to cut things too close timewise.

That being said, you also definitely don’t want to be rushing through your air conditioning system installation. There is a lot to consider, even in the event that you are replacing an old system in a house that you’ve been in for some time. Whether it’s your first AC installation you’ve navigated on your own or you are an old pro, you need to take some time to get everything squared away if you want a truly smooth air conditioning installation in Grand Rapids, MI.

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The Central Air Conditioner Towers Over Window Units

Monday, April 30th, 2018

AC-technician-workingIn an area with a very hot climate for a lot of the year—think Arizona, for instance—the idea of making do with window unit air conditioners is not one that most people would entertain. Here in Michigan, however, the heat of summer is neither as extreme or as longlasting. So that means that you can probably get by with just popping in a few window units, right? Wrong. We still have to tell you that a whole-house cooling system is definitely the way to go.

We install and service central air conditioners in Grand Rapids, MI. If you have yet to take advantage of all that these systems have to offer, then we strongly recommend that you start doing so before the real heat of the summer season arrives. Just keep in mind the fact that a central air conditioner installation is not something that you can handle on your own. You’ll need a trained professional to do the job, and our technicians are the ones that you can trust to do it right.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner This Year?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

AC-topviewWe understand that investing in a new air conditioning system may not exactly be the most exciting way in which to spend your hard-earned money. That being said, it is an important way in which to spend those funds and, eventually, a necessary way to do so. You want to live comfortably during the summer season, and that means using a whole-house air conditioner. It also means replacing your air conditioner eventually, as no AC will last forever.

Now, we also understand that, while you want to live comfortably, you don’t want to be replacing your air conditioner prematurely. That would just be a  waste of money.  You also don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before doing so, though, as that will result in a period of discomfort should it happen at a time when your AC is still needed. This is typically the case, so today we’ll give you some tips on when to replace your air conditioner in Grand Rapids, MI.

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What You Should Know about HVAC System Sizing

Monday, January 8th, 2018

money-saving-green-home-scaleHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can differ quite a bit in build, fuel type, special features, and efficiency rating. But one difference between systems is perhaps more important than any of that—but often overlooked by homeowners. People want the cheapest, the most efficient, or the system with the best automated features. What they don’t often discuss is sizing.

Sizing is key to the operation of your home HVAC system, whether it’s a central air conditioner, a heat pump, or a furnace. Sizing can make or break a new system, so do your research (with the help of our experts) before diving into a new installation.

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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