GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace’

Ready for a New Furnace? Read Our Guide!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Winter is nearly here, which means that now more than ever you need a furnace that you can depend on! See, having a faulty furnace in the middle of winter is not something you want to deal with, so if you’re going to get a new furnace this season, now is the time to do so.

Of course,  replacing your furnace is no small task, and we find that many homeowners don’t quite know where to start. Fortunately, though, you’re in luck! Below, we have provided a sort-of quick-guide to furnace installation, that way, you’ll know just what to do when the time comes! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team for all things heating in Grand Rapids!)

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Now’s The Perfect Time To Service That Furnace!

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Temperatures are falling, the leaves are changing, and Autumn is most certainly on its way! You know what that means… heating season! Therefore, now is the perfect time to schedule your furnace tune-up! Trust us, you don’t want to wait!

Below, we have answered some of your most frequently asked questions about maintenance in order to prove to you that these services really are important. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to call us to tune-up your furnace in Grand Rapids this fall!)

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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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One Simple Step for Protecting Your Forced Air Heater

Monday, October 29th, 2018

man-holding-filterThe best thing that you can do for your home heating system, regardless of what type of system you may use, is to schedule routine heating maintenance with trained professionals that you can trust to do the job right. Heating maintenance must occur each and every year. If you don’t have your heater tuned up annually, then there is just no way in which you can hope for it to function at peak efficiency and performance levels. There’s one step you yourself have to take, though.

In addition to scheduling annual maintenance, and we hope that you’ll take advantage of all that our maintenance program has to offer, you also need to be changing your air filter regularly. Sure, we’ll swap it out for a new one during your annual tune-up, but once a year just is not enough. If you use a furnace or a heat pump to heat your home, then changing the air filter is integral in ensuring successful heating in Rockford, MI.

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How Long Will Your Furnace Last?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

question-mark-blueWe agree that it would be great if key systems in your home lasted throughout the length of your homeownership. Unfortunately, dishwashers, washing machines, and some of the most important systems—like the furnace—will not last forever. Even if a repair is possible for your furnace, it’s not always the wisest choice, as the mismatched components may only wear down faster.

If you are currently experiencing problems with your furnace—or even if your system is brand new—it’s important to know how long your furnace will last. Today, we go over this lifespan, along with some tips on making the furnace last longer and how to tell a replacement is necessary.

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How a Furnace Heats Your Home

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

heating-furnace-basement-openWhile there is a variety of types of heating systems in our area, there’s still one system that reigns as the most popular system throughout the country: the furnace. In particular, the natural gas furnace is convenient to install in most home setups and operates safely and efficiently with proper installation. For the most part, you don’t need to know too much about the inner workings of your furnace, as a qualified technician is the only person who should handle any repairs or installation.

Still, it helps to know the basics about how a furnace works. This way, you can know how to tell when something is not working as it should, and you can have a basis of understanding when a technician explains a problem within your system. We’re here to help you get some information about how your gas furnace works.

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3 Problematic Heating System Misconceptions

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Your central heating system takes care of you, so it serves you well to take care of it. Properly caring for your heater can save you money and make the system last for longer. Unfortunately, there are lots of misconceptions that lead homeowners to pay less attention to the wellbeing of their systems, even if they mean well.

All of the following heating system beliefs exist because homeowners truly think they will save money. But these are mistakes that could be harmful to the system—and actually cost you more in the long run.

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Can My Heating System Be Repaired?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Heating-furnace-gasWhen something goes wrong with your heater, you’re likely hoping that the system can be repaired. After all, it’s typically much less expensive to make a repair for your heater than to replace such a costly system. That is, unless you’re making repairs that won’t stand the test of time. Sometimes, it’s simply impossible to repair an older heating system. Other times, it may be possible to repair your heater, but it won’t hold up, meaning you pay spend more money with time.

Of course, there are many times when a simple heating repair is all you need. While you’ll have to call a technician in to check your system and tell you for sure, we want to help you understand why sometimes, replacing your older heater just makes sense. Here’s a primer on knowing the difference between furnace repair and replacement, but call our team for a proper diagnosis!

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How Long Should My Heating System Last?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

question-mark-blueWhether homeowners have just purchased a brand-new heating system or they notice that theirs is aging and beginning to experience some problems, so many homeowners ask us the same question: “How long is it supposed to last?” As you may expect, the answer is not a simple one. No technician can say with certainty how long a heater will work until it fails, but we can provide some information to help you know what to expect.

We also want to help you keep your heating system for longer! Our technicians care about the health and wellbeing of your system, so we’re here to explain what you can expect from the life of your heater and to offer some tips for keeping it around for longer.

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