GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘furnace repair’

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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Heating 101: Selecting a New Furnace

Monday, March 4th, 2019

checklistWinter isn’t going anywhere any time soon, so over the next couple of months, you’re going to be using your furnace quite consistently. But, what happens if your furnace can no longer keep up with your household’s heating demands? Certainly, having a faulty furnace in the middle of the winter is not something you should ever have to deal with… so what do you do?

If you are dealing with a fussy furnace, it might just be that it is time for a replacement. Selecting a new furnace is no small task, which is why it is best to speak with a professional before you make any final decisions. Below, we have provided a “quick guide” for selecting and installing a new furnace in your home. Keep reading to learn more!

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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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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

cold-manYou depend on your furnace for endless heat during the winter. Temperatures here in Western Michigan can dip well into the thirties, so as you can imagine, the last thing you’d want is for your furnace to blow cool air! If the air coming from your furnace is not an appropriate temperature, you definitely have a problem on your hands! If you’ve noticed cool air coming from your vents, it’s time to schedule your furnace repair in Rockford, MI.

There are a number of potential reasons as to why your system is blowing cool air, some being more significant than others. Only a trained HVAC technician can accurately diagnose and correct the problem. In any case, it’s best to schedule your repairs as soon as possible to avoid causing further damage to the system. Below, we have outlined some of the potential causes of cool air. 

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Don’t Leave a Dirty Filter in Your Furnace

Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you own a furnace, you know how satisfying it can be when it kicks on and provides you with all the heat you desire. So, when something goes awry, you might begin to panic. However, there are some things that you can do to avoid a furnace malfunction. No, we don’t expect you to understand the inner-workings of your system, but we do want you to be aware of the impact that one little component has on your entire furnace system – we are talking about your air filter.

Here at GRmetro Heating & Cooling, we can’t stress enough the importance of having your air filters regularly changed by an HVAC professional. Many homeowners minimize the importance of changing their air filters, so it might only be changed during their annual maintenance visit. But air filters need to be changed every 1-3 months to keep the furnace running efficiently and effectively. Failure to do so can result in some pretty negative side effects. If you are overdue for an air filter replacement, don’t wait any longer.

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