GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

Here’s Why You’ve Got to Change That Air Filter Now!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

filterFall has officially arrived! Before you know it, apples will be a regular topic of conversation, warm sweaters will follow you everywhere you go, and pumpkin spice will take over every coffee shop in town! Of course, though, the arrival of fall comes with the arrival of chilly temperatures, meaning you’ll be turning on that heater sometime soon!

One way to ensure that you get the most out of your heater this season is by making sure you change out your air filter on a regular basis. Below, we have explained exactly what an air filter does and what could happen if you do not make changing it a regular habit. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your HVAC service in Grand Rapids with our team!)

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One Simple Step for Protecting Your Forced Air Heater

Monday, October 29th, 2018

man-holding-filterThe best thing that you can do for your home heating system, regardless of what type of system you may use, is to schedule routine heating maintenance with trained professionals that you can trust to do the job right. Heating maintenance must occur each and every year. If you don’t have your heater tuned up annually, then there is just no way in which you can hope for it to function at peak efficiency and performance levels. There’s one step you yourself have to take, though.

In addition to scheduling annual maintenance, and we hope that you’ll take advantage of all that our maintenance program has to offer, you also need to be changing your air filter regularly. Sure, we’ll swap it out for a new one during your annual tune-up, but once a year just is not enough. If you use a furnace or a heat pump to heat your home, then changing the air filter is integral in ensuring successful heating in Rockford, MI.

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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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Why Heating Maintenance Matters

Monday, March 5th, 2018

furnace-service-technicianThank goodness for central heating. It may be cold outside, but it’s so simply to just go to the thermostat, raise the temperature, and pretend that your home is a tropical getaway. It works almost like magic, so you might not give much thought to the heating system that is doing all the work.

Most people (aside from technicians) don’t spend much, if any, time thinking about the condition of their heaters. And it’s true that most furnaces and heat pumps are quite durable and long lasting when properly installed. That doesn’t mean, though, that they don’t need some care and attention.

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How Long Should My Heating System Last?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

question-mark-blueWhether homeowners have just purchased a brand-new heating system or they notice that theirs is aging and beginning to experience some problems, so many homeowners ask us the same question: “How long is it supposed to last?” As you may expect, the answer is not a simple one. No technician can say with certainty how long a heater will work until it fails, but we can provide some information to help you know what to expect.

We also want to help you keep your heating system for longer! Our technicians care about the health and wellbeing of your system, so we’re here to explain what you can expect from the life of your heater and to offer some tips for keeping it around for longer.

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It’s Time to Schedule Routine Maintenance for Your Furnace!

Monday, September 4th, 2017

furnace-service-technicianYou haven’t put a lot of thought into the condition of your heating system lately—and we understand! Temperatures have rarely dropped low enough to even consider turning on the heater this season, and you might be hoping that summer stretches on just a little longer than the forecast calls for. We hope so too—but even so, it’s important to schedule maintenance for your furnace long before you need it.

We’re here to prove it to you. Regular maintenance takes away a lot of the stresses homeowners have to deal with in the winter. Learn why you should schedule a professional heating system tune-up as early as possible. Today, we address your maintenance questions and concerns!

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