GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Grand Rapids’

3 Ways to Improve Your AC Efficiency

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The summers here in Grand Rapids can be relentless. You will have to continue using your air conditioner to ensure that you and your family can stay safe from the boiling hot Michigan sun. With all the hard work that your air conditioner will be doing throughout the summer, you might already get the feeling that your electricity bills will not paint a pretty picture for your finances.

Many people think that there is nothing that they can do about the bills because they need their air conditioners to keep their homes cool. Making your AC work so hard can also take a toll on your unit, causing significant damage and the need to call professionals for AC repair in Grand Rapids, MI, quite frequently.

What if we told you that it is possible to enjoy very comfortable indoor temperatures without the hefty bills and additional strain to your air conditioner?

This guide will tell you three simple yet incredibly effective ways to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency.

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Don’t Neglect Your Struggling AC

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Our air conditioners are coming out in full force this year because of the record-breaking temperature increases. We’re excited, because we’ve been training for this summer and we’re happy to help any homeowners we can with their air conditioners. Whether it’s repair or replacement, our team has the necessary training and expertise to get the job done right. We’re ready and waiting to help with whatever you need!

That being said, what if we told you that you could help your struggling air conditioner today. There are some serious steps that homeowners can take that will improve the quality of their air conditioning, make their home more efficient, and reduce the repair needs that might pop up later. All we’re asking is to follow this guide and make sure you don’t neglect your air conditioning in Grand Rapids, MI.

Deal? Great! Let’s get started.

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Do You Hear That? Yes, It’s Your AC

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Your air conditioner can make some pretty scary noises. No, it’s not supposed to make scary noises, but it can and it will if it gets neglected or runs into a problem. In fact, noises can be the easiest way to tell that something is wrong and your first sign to call a professional for help. Before you start wondering whether or not your AC is making a good or bad sound, remember that any uncomfortable or loud noises are not good. Your AC is supposed to work in the background of your home, and if it’s in the foreground then something isn’t right.

That being said, we’re the HVAC company in Grand Rapids, MI that can help you get to the bottom of what noises your AC is making and why. If you need a helping hand, or want some more information as to the different noises your system can make, be sure to call us!

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Summertime AC Woes

Monday, June 7th, 2021

It’s June, and that means summer is pretty much entirely ahead of us. You can look forward to all the fun outdoor activities, the yummy foods you’ll be making over a campfire or grill, and finally seeing some friends for the Fourth of July! However, you can probably also look forward to strange noises coming from your air conditioner, high energy bills, and a panicked call on the hottest day of the year as you’re stressed out and confused.

Well, this blog post is all about being proactive. We’re specialists when it comes to HVAC service in Grand Rapids, MI, and we can help minimize your problems this summer by talking about some of the most common issues we encounter. Plus, as an added bonus, we’ll talk about some best practices you can take part in to limit mitigate these problems and keep your AC system running smoothly!

Let’s get right to it!

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5 Issues We Run Into All the Time

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Many homeowners can’t be bothered by their air conditioners until something goes wrong. We get it, life is too short to be worried about a machine in your home, and we’re firm believers of seizing the day and doing what you enjoy! However, for the homeowners that are a little more down-to-earth and want some help, this type of thing comes up a lot. People often ask us about the most common problems that we encounter, and we’d like to shed some light on them.

Remember, just because a problem is common doesn’t mean it’s what you’re dealing with. Air conditioning in Grand Rapids, MI comes in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important that you have a professional figure out what exactly is the problem.

Maybe you’ll be able to get a bit of help from this blog post as you struggle to figure out what’s wrong with your system, and whether it’s a common problem or not.

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What to Expect From a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Refrigerant leaks are not normal. When your heat pump or air conditioner is set up on the first day you get it, it’s charged with enough refrigerant to theoretically last its entire lifespan. Only when something goes wrong, like through constant weathering or a repair need that crops up, does your system need more refrigerant. So, if you’re noticing that your system requires refrigerant recharges every few months, you’re likely suffering from a leak.

Are there other ways to tell if you’re suffering from a refrigerant leak? Absolutely. We’ll cover all of those signs today.

In regards to what needs to be done when you notice a leak coming from your HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI, this is a bit more complicated. Either the leak needs to be patched by a professional, or you’re suffering from a more insidious problem that requires a closer look.

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What Is an Indirect Water Heater?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Water heating technology is always improving. Back in the day, you’d be lucky if you could garner enough hot water for one warm bath, let alone showers for the whole family. The times are changing and this is overwhelmingly a good thing if you’re a homeowner. However, with more technological advancements in the water heating business, come more options that homeowners know less and less about!

Take for instance an indirect water heater in Grand Rapids, MI. When was the last time you actually thought about how this type of system works? If you’re in the market for a new water heater, we promise you’ll want to hear about this kind of system. Whether it’s a tankless water heater, a tank water heater, or an indirect water heating unit, our team can help set it up for success.

Take out your notebook, it’s time to get to work!

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Signs of a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, January 18th, 2021

You might be reading this and thinking, “why would we need to talk about refrigerant, it’s freezing outside!” And while that might be true in regards to AC refrigerant, heat pumps are still chugging away making sure homes are warm with the help of refrigerant. Refrigerant is vital when your heat pump is heating your home, and if you’re suffering from a refrigerant leak, then you could see major problems in staying comfortable.

Heat pumps are great ways to keep homes warm. Especially when you’re dealing with heating in Grand Rapids, MI, having the right amount of refrigerant in your heat pump is going to be one of the highest priorities. The less refrigerant, due to a leak or some other circumstance, the more trouble your system will have and the higher the likelihood of a system breakdown.

So, let’s figure out if you’re suffering from a refrigerant leak.

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Our Good Ideas: Switching to Heat Pump Technology

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Heat pump technology still hasn’t caught on as much as we wish it did. Sure, many homeowners are diving into their first heat pump purchase, but we still have lots of homes that would be better off with a heat pump instead of a furnace and central air conditioner. The truth is that homeowners like what they’re used to, and it’s hard to change when you don’t know what that change might bring. You could say people are a bit afraid of what they don’t know.

Well, let’s change that. We’re going to shine the spotlight on heat pump technology today because it’s our responsibility as your experts on HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI. When you leave this blog post, you’ll know a lot more about how heat pumps work, when they’re best suited for a home, and if your home might be perfect for a system like this.

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Your HVAC Guide for 2021

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Can you believe it’s here already? It feels like we blinked our eyes for a second this spring and now we’re all of a sudden days away from 2021. While this is a phenomenon we’re all getting over, we need to act like this new year is still coming, even if it feels surreal. For many homeowners, this year will signify a big change—paying more attention to their HVAC systems.

Some homeowners might pay more attention to their air conditioners while others might care more about their heaters. We’re thankful for homeowners who are deciding to be more proactive regardless of the system, and we’re always going to help you reach the goals you set. That’s why we’ve decided to comprise a dedicated 2021 guide for homeowners that want to do right by their HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI. Keep your eyes peeled for some tips to stay vigilant and to prevent repairs in 2021.

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