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

Spring is Here! What Do I Do with My Furnace?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

checklistTemperatures here in Michigan have not yet felt so “spring-y”, however, our calendars state that the first official day of spring was March 20th, which means that warmer temperatures are on their way. Of course, the start of spring gets all of us thinking about summer, a time when there is not much need for our furnaces. We aren’t recommending you shut down your furnace just yet, as it is still quite chilly outside, but it is still worth knowing what to do with your furnace when the time finally does come.

Whether you own an old or new furnace in Grand Rapids, it is important to know what to do with it when summer arrives. So below, we have provided a sort of quick guide, if you will. If you are unsure about what to do with your furnace this summer, be sure to keep reading below! 

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Heating 101: Selecting a New Furnace

Monday, March 4th, 2019

checklistWinter isn’t going anywhere any time soon, so over the next couple of months, you’re going to be using your furnace quite consistently. But, what happens if your furnace can no longer keep up with your household’s heating demands? Certainly, having a faulty furnace in the middle of the winter is not something you should ever have to deal with… so what do you do?

If you are dealing with a fussy furnace, it might just be that it is time for a replacement. Selecting a new furnace is no small task, which is why it is best to speak with a professional before you make any final decisions. Below, we have provided a “quick guide” for selecting and installing a new furnace in your home. Keep reading to learn more!

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Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

servicing-furnaceIf so, then you have a  problem of some sort on your hands. The tricky thing about short cycling in particular, though, is that there are multiple potential causes of the problem, and not all of them are terribly serious. However, the problem could be serious, so just assuming it’s nothing to worry about can really come back to haunt you when you discover that real damage has been done. That is why, in today’s post, we’ll explore short cycling a bit more closely.

We’ll take a look at what short cycling is, when to be concerned, and what you may be able to do to resolve the problem on your own (in one particular scenario, anyway!). So read on, and remember that routine heating maintenance is the best way in which to keep any problems with your heater to a bare minimum. Let the heating technicians on our staff keep your heater in Grand Rapids in the best working condition possible, and we’ll also repair it when anything does go wrong.

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Dry Air Can Be a Problem in the Winter

Monday, November 12th, 2018

hello-winterFor most homeowners, the most pressing issue of the winter season is heating their homes. It cannot be stressed enough, however, that protecting your indoor air quality throughout the winter season should also be a priority. When we seal up our homes against the elements, be it the heat of summer or the chill of the winter season, it can make it difficult to maintain great indoor air quality. Remember too that you are already working with drier than usual air when the winter season is in effect.

Why is dry air a problem? Why is dry air a winter problem? And how can you best prevent problems with dry air from developing in your home? All this, and more, in today’s blog. Okay, we’ll give you a sneak peek: You want a whole-house humidifier. Nothing is more effective in terms of staving off the problems that low humidity levels can cause. We install and service great whole-house humidifiers in Grand Rapids.

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You Know That Your Heater Is In Trouble If…

Monday, October 15th, 2018

dog-under-blanketIs it early in the heating season? Yes. Is your heater working its way through the coldest weather of the year already? No, of course not. Is it too early, then, to be talking about heating repairs in Grand Rapids, MI?

Absolutely. Not.

We sincerely hope that, by this point, you have already had your heater tuned up for the year. If you have not, however, we cannot recommend strongly enough that you do so ASAP. This is the best way in which to ensure that your heater is ready for all of the hard work heading its way. Even exceptional maintenance, unfortunately, is not going to make your heater 100% reliable.

That is why it is so important that you learn to spot some common warning signs that your heater is in trouble. After all, the sooner you have your system repaired when trouble arises, the better. Contact a member of our staff immediately if you notice any of the following red flags in your home.

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Do NOT Forget About Heating Maintenance!

Monday, September 17th, 2018

furnace-technician-workingWait, I just scheduled annual heating maintenance last year. Why do it again this year? 

Well, first of all, that is kind of in keeping with the “annual” part of “annual maintenance,” right?

Secondly—it’s what is best for your heater!

It really does not matter what type of heating system you use in your home. If you value reliable heating in Grand Rapids, MI, then you need to schedule maintenance with trained professionals on a yearly basis. There is just no getting around it.

Well, I’m pretty handy, so how about I just—

We are going to have to stop you right there. If what you were about to say was anything at all along the lines of “take care of it on my own,” think again. The risks associated with DIY heating maintenance attempts are just too serious to take chances on. So, without further ado,  let’s take a look at precisely why professional heating maintenance is so important.

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Time for a New Heater?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

old-furnaceWe may not be quite ready to start really thinking about the winter season, but that won’t stop it from arriving soon. Before long, you are going to turn once more to your home heating system. When you do, you really want to know for certain that your heater is going to be there for you. That is why you may decide that the time is right for a heater replacement in Grand Rapids, MI. We can help you determine if this is the case.

For most homeowners, a new heater is a pretty major expense. We don’t want you rushing into anything, obviously, but we also don’t want to see you convince yourself that your system’s got another season in it when it just isn’t really the case. So today, let’s look at a few reasons why you may decide to replace your heater before the cold of winter is in full swing. If you do, we’re the pros to handle the job. 

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3 Great Benefits of Central Air Conditioning

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

comfortable-womanIf you’re ready to take your comfort to the next level, then you’re ready to take those window units out. They have no place in a home where top cooling performance is a goal. We’ve previously written about how the central air conditioner outclasses window units, but it’s getting late in the summer season.  That means that the right time for a central AC installation is coming up. Get it done before the next cooling season gets underway!

Not so sure if central air conditioning in Grand Rapids is really worth the investment? Then you will be after you read this post! There is really no downside that you’ll experience when you decide to go with whole-house cooling. There are, in fact, quite a few benefits that you can expect to enjoy. So read on, be sure to reach out if you’re wondering what type of air conditioner is right for you, and remember that we are here to make your cooling dreams come true.

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Choosing Your New Water Heater

Monday, August 6th, 2018

water-heaterWhen it comes to water heaters and water heater repair in Grand Rapids, MI, this is definitely the site that you want to be reading. Why? Because the contact information for some of the best water heater technicians around is all over it! We are not going to get into the various problems that different water heaters may encounter that would necessitate repairs in today’s post, though. Instead, we’ll be helping you to lay the groundwork for deciding which water heater is right for your home.

If you think that a standard tank water heater is the only option available, or that it is definitely the right one for your home solely because you’ve always used this type of water heater, think again! While all water heaters serve the same basic function of heating water, they can differ in many aspects of design and operation. To determine which is the best fit for your home and needs, you’ll want to explore available options fully.

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How Do I Know if My Ducts Are Leaking?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ductsThe majority of homeowners that use whole-house cooling systems still rely on ducted,  forced air systems to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year. There is nothing wrong with doing so, of course. While systems such as ductless mini splits have much to recommend them, the fact is that ducted systems are the go-to option for many homeowners. The trouble starts when those ducts begin leaking. But how the heck is one supposed to know if his or her ducts are leaking, anyway?

By scheduling professional duct testing in Grand Rapids, of course! How do you do that? Well, you are here reading this now, so you’ve at least found yourself the right company to do the job. The next step is simply to contact us and let us know what you need. Before you do so, naturally, you’ll want to know a bit more about duct testing. In addition to sharing some information regarding the service itself, we’ll share with you some tips that will help you to recognize the need for the service in the first place.

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