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

Smart Vs. Wi-Fi: Which to Choose?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Well, first of all, when it comes to smart or Wi-Fi thermostats, you can get systems that have dual capabilities. We mean that you can get a Wi-Fi thermostat with smart systems within it, so you don’t really have to choose one or the other. However, for some customers on a tight budget, that’s not really an option. So, we’d like to talk a bit about the decision between smart vs. Wi-Fi thermostats in Grand Rapids, MI, and why you might choose one over the other.

We’ll describe each system and its unique benefits, and then we’ll talk about which types of customers might be better inclined to use each product. Then, if you follow the link at the bottom of the page, you’ll be able to get in contact with one of our professionals for a thermostat replacement or installation. It’s that simple!

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3 Benefits of a New Smart Thermostat

Monday, July 18th, 2022

thumbs-upThere are many holiday gift guides and tech-focused blog posts that like to remind homeowners about how great a present a smart thermostat is. It’s a new, nifty device that can make some major improvements to your life. However, without intricate knowledge of how an HVAC system works and the technology behind it, they can be a little empty. Sure, a smart thermostat can look cool and you can operate it with your smartphone, but is it worth the money to upgrade if your old system still works?

The answer is yes, but not for the reasons you might expect. There are some unique benefits of smart thermostats in Grand Rapids, MI, and today we’re going to cover the three most important. If, after reading this blog, you decide that a smart thermostat upgrade is a good idea for you and your family, then don’t hesitate to call our team and get started.

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How Long Does an Air Conditioner Really Last?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

You’ve probably searched online for the answer to this question and found a wide range of answers. When you purchased your AC, you were probably sold on the idea that it will last 15 years, but then some online guides tell you that an AC will only realistically last for 10 years. And to make matters even more complicated, you’ve got a neighbor who is replacing their AC system after only owning it for 5 years! What’s the deal?

Unfortunately, there are no hard rules when it comes to how long your AC installation in Grand Rapids, MI will last. Every situation is different, and we can’t really tell you the condition of your air conditioning system unless we’ve seen it or worked on it ourselves.

Though, we’d like to spread a bit of knowledge around and give you a guideline as to how long you can expect to keep your AC system in good shape.

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3 Emergency Water Heater Tips From Our Team

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Imagine you’re finishing up hosting a pretty amazing little party with your friends and family. Perhaps one of your kiddos just turned 4, or you’re trying to get back into hosting a book club again, and you decided to make some delicious food. Now that everyone is having a good time and enjoying themselves, you realize that there’s a puddle and a sound coming from the basement. You don’t want to believe that there’s a water heater leak, but it’s the most likely outcome at this point.

Before you panic, take a deep breath and remember that our team is always available to help. We encounter a lot of leaks like these on a regular basis, and we’re certain that there’s no leak we can’t fix at record speed.

While you call our team for water heater service in Grand Rapids, MI, there are a few things you can do while you wait for us to get there.

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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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