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

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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Upgrade to a Dual Fuel System for Maximum Efficiency

Monday, February 15th, 2021

If you’ve never heard of a dual fuel system, or you’ve been hesitant to look up this technology, then you’re in the right place. People tend to think that these types of heating systems are reserved for specialized homes, or buildings that need multiple heating systems, but that’s simply not true. Dual fuel heating systems are just another alternative that many homeowners are starting to turn to now that technology is becoming increasingly more effective and efficient.

As your local professionals for all things HVAC in Grandville, MI, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to inform you a little bit about what a dual fuel system is. We’ll talk about the advantages that this system has when dealing with our cold Michigan winters.

By the end of this blog post, you’ll know if a dual fuel heating system is right for you.

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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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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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Consider a Humidifier This Winter!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

woman-sneezesWinters here in Michigan mean hot cocoa, making snowmen, and snuggling up under your favorite blanket!

But unfortunately, winters here can also mean sneezing, coughing, and wheezing! Is this merely a coincidence? We don’t think so! See, as temperatures here get lower and lower, the air around us gets dryer and dryer, leading to all sorts of complications for our health and wellness.

Of course, we think the best way to combat this issue is with a whole-house humidifier! In fact, there are plenty of reasons to have one of these systems installed, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and remember to call us for all things HVAC in Grandville, MI.)

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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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Is a Heat Pump a Reliable Heater?

Monday, October 1st, 2018

just-right-temperatureThe short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is: yes, absolutely. Heat pumps are among the most unique and revered of all heating systems on the market today. There are many different reasons for this, which we will get into below. One fact that we want to get out there right away, however, is that you are investing in more than just a heater when you purchase a heat pump. You are investing in a year-round comfort system, keeping you cool  all summer and warm all winter without the need for 2 separate systems.

That may sound too good to be true but, again, more on that below.

The other fact that we want to get out there right away is that, regardless of how great your heat pump of choice may be, regardless of who manufactured it, you are not going to enjoy the very best performance that it has to offer if you do not schedule your heat pump services with skilled, experienced professionals. That means that you’re in the right place, because you are reading this right now! Let us handle your heat  pump services in Grand Rapids, MI.

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