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

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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What Can You Expect From a Heating Technician?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Alright folks, it looks like we’ve got a puzzle in front of us. If you’re a fan of logic puzzles, or a “guess what’s missing in the picture” types of puzzles, you’ll love this post. We’ve got two scenarios in front of us that we’ll need to pick apart piece by piece, so we can better understand the benefit of choosing a great technician from a reputable HVAC company in Grand Rapids, MI.

In the first scenario, we have a heater that’s on the fritz and making noises which is being addressed by a homeowner who has looked up a few online tutorials and has bought a brand new set of tools from the hardware store.

In the second scenario, we have that same malfunctioning heater, only this time it’s being addressed by a licensed professional from our team. What’s the difference? Well, let’s dig in!

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5 Furnace Myths to Dispel Today

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Furnaces are the most common heater in America. So common, in fact, that we spend months of our time here in the winter repairing and replacing them. They’re responsible for keeping homes comfortable and cozy in Michigan, and we’d like to keep things that way.

Unfortunately, we run into strange misconceptions and myths that homeowners believe all the time. These lead to some pretty odd furnace practices, to the point where homeowners might start actively hurting their heating efficiency during the winter. We’d like to stop that by addressing these myths head-on and allowing homeowners to take control of their heating future.

If your furnace in Grand Rapids, MI needs our help, make sure you get the right things addressed. Don’t just look up every problem online and listen to what anyone has to say. Take the advice of licensed and certified professionals—like us!

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HVAC Tips for a Michigan Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2020

It gets cold here in Michigan, which means we’re used to a whole different set of problems than other homeowners around the country. Cold and dry winters and falls bring along with them a whole host of issues that we need to be prepared for. Part of being a homeowner is being proactive and ready for anything that’s bound to come your way. Sound daunting? Let us help!

Today we’re going to talk about some HVAC tips for your Michigan home. Some HVAC contractors in Grand Rapids, MI might avoid telling you how to prepare for the winter, hoping that you call them more frequently with panicked requests. We’re not that kind of contractor. If you can spend more time this winter relaxing and less time calling us, no offense, but we’d be perfectly happy with that result.

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Heating Season Problems: What’s That Smell?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

We’ve all been there—the chill of fall begins to make us shiver so we start turning on our heaters for the year. The excitement fills you as you get ready to feel nice and cozy, only to smell a certain strange odor in the air as your heater turns on. What the heck is that smell?

Well, we’re not actually in your living room so we can’t specifically tell you about your smell, but we can talk about the general smells that heaters make. Some of them are natural smells that signal your heating system is turning on for the first time in the year. Others signal that you need help with HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI. Keep reading as we discuss the different smells a heater can make and talk a bit more in detail about what you’re experiencing.

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Get Your AC Serviced by the Best!

Monday, July 6th, 2020

When signing up for air conditioning service, there are a few things to keep in mind. When you hire an amateur or a family member to perform a repair on your system, you’re essentially rolling the dice for a cheaper price. You’re risking a voided system warranty, something compounding into a different problem, and losing efficiency due to improperly performed work.

Today, put simply, we’re going to talk about some of the major benefits you get when scheduling AC service with a team of professionals. It’s not always about finding the cheapest price or the best deal for your air conditioner—but sometimes the money you pay a team of local, experienced professionals can go a long way towards your system’s well-being. A good HVAC contractor is one thing, but a great HVAC contractor in Grand Rapids is worth every penny.

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