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

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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Too Hot for Comfort? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

We’ve all been there. The sun is beating down on your house, temperatures are rising everywhere, you can’t get a word in edgewise without some neighbor or friend complaining about the heat. This is an annual occurrence for us in Grand Rapids and everyone who lives in a similar climate, so there’s got to be a better way than just “putting up with it.”

Putting up with it implies that we’re just going to be defeated by the high temperatures, and although our air conditioners might try to cool things down, they’ll ultimately fail, right?

No! Just because your AC is having trouble on an exceptionally hot day doesn’t mean it you have to deal with it. When trying to help your air conditioning in Grand Rapids, there are several things you can do to lower the temperature in your home, help your AC, and make your home more comfortable than it currently is.

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It Might Be Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Air conditioners don’t last forever, and it’s up to homeowners to remain vigilant when there’s something wrong. An AC that’s nearing the end of its lifespan starts to show different signs of aging than a system with many years left on it. We’re here to make sure you stay as informed as possible on the possible signs of an aging system.

We understand, everyone wishes they could keep the same air conditioner in perfect condition for ages, just like your favorite car or record player, but sometimes equipment gives out and you’re left paying high prices for a less effective system. Today, we’re going to talk about signs of aging HVAC in Grand Rapids, MI, and what you can do to schedule an AC replacement at the right time.

Keep reading so that you feel more comfortable deciding when it’s finally time to replace that old system.

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Get a Heat Pump This Summer!

Monday, May 25th, 2020

When spring rolls around, it’s all about “out with the old and in with the new,” so if you are in the market for a new heater or air conditioner, then consider installing a heat pump! Heat pumps are becoming quite popular for their ability to provide year-round comfort efficiently and effectively.

There are many reasons to consider installing a heat pump, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more about the amazing benefits of making the switch! And remember, if you choose to install a heat pump, it is important to contact your local HVAC professional for heat pump services in Grand Rapids.

So, what are you waiting for?

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