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

Air Conditioning 101

Monday, 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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3 Reasons to Normalize Your Humidity Levels

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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The Great Debate: Electric Vs. Gas Furnaces

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Many homeowners have a preference between gas and electric furnaces. Some people we talk to think that gas furnaces are just more powerful and effective than electric furnaces. Other homeowners know that electricity is sustainable and cheap, so they opt for an electric furnace because they think it’s more efficient. Is there any weight to these claims?

It’s time we got to the bottom of this great debate. If you’re in the market for a furnace system, it’s time to figure out which system is better for your home. Gas and electric furnaces are very different and they operate in very specific ways, so it’s up to us to help inform homeowners so they can make the right choice. We’re always here to help you and your budget.

Let’s talk about furnaces in Grand Rapids, MI, and about the differences between gas and electric furnaces.

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Furnace FAQ: What Is a Heat Exchanger?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

We live in what we call the “information age.” Just a quick tap with your fingers on your phone and you’ll be able to find out any information you might need about a given topic. Your heating in Grand Rapids, MI is one of those topics that could save you money and give you some insight when learning how it works!

Today, we’d like to focus on perhaps one of the most important components of a furnace heating system—the heat exchanger. This little device is responsible for keeping the fumes of combustion out of your indoor air and allowing your system to heat clean, fresh air that you can breathe safely.

We want to discuss the importance of this part, how to treat it with care, and why you might need to get yours fixed if you encounter a problem.

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Fall Is the Perfect Time for Heater Maintenance

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Heating season is upon us in Michigan, and it’s time to start looking towards a cozy and comfortable future. Winter will be here in a jiffy, so you’ve only got a few months to prepare for all the frigid temperatures we’re about to endure. That’s why the autumn season is the perfect time to invest in maintenance! Our team isn’t as busy repairing malfunctioning heaters and addressing “no heat” calls by customers since temperatures haven’t dropped to much yet.

That being said, if you’re one of the many members of our community wondering what the point of maintenance is, then you’re in the right place. We think it’s important to talk about why maintenance is a vital service and what brings customers back to us every fall.

If you’re looking to have your heating system last for the next two decades, then you’re going to need routine maintenance!

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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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