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

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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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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Efficiency: A Game of Numbers

Monday, July 20th, 2020

If you’ve been the owner of an air conditioner in your life, then you’ve probably seen a SEER rating. Every air conditioner is accompanied by a number that details how efficient it is. Most homeowners don’t think about what they mean and only operate under the assumption that a higher number is better. That’s fine, since that’s generally the case.

However, for homeowners who are a little bit more curious, these numbers can be a game-changer when coming to understand AC efficiency. In the field of HVAC in Hudsonville, MI, efficiency can mean the difference between a mediocre air conditioner and an amazing one.

Let’s talk about what SEER ratings mean. Anyone who is on the market for a new air conditioner should pay attention, these numbers could end up impacting your life for years to come!

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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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Why Should I care About Leaking Ductwork?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductIt is only natural that so many homeowners think their air conditioners, furnaces, or heat pumps are working properly so long as they are starting up and cycling down normally and keeping the house comfortable effectively. Unfortunately, things really are not so cut and dry. It is possible that your forced air heating and/or air conditioning system is suffering, and that you are as well. You just may not have connected the dots as of yet.

We are talking about problems with your system’s ductwork, and believe us when we tell you that leaky air ducts are among the most common problems that homeowners using forced air HVAC systems face. Scheduling professional duct repair in Grand Rapids, MI is the only way in which you can hope to resolve the problem successfully. Consider the following information, look out for the warning signs, and contact us if you have any concerns regarding the condition of your ductwork or the overall performance quality of your HVAC system(s).

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Gas vs. Electric Heating Systems

Monday, February 19th, 2018

electrical-wiring-white-backgroundWhen it comes time to purchase a new heating system for your home, it’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about what you want in terms of efficiency and special features. First and foremost, though, you’ll have to figure out one major factor in the installation: will your new heater run on natural gas or electricity? And does it really matter?

When it comes to HVAC in Grand Rapids, whether you choose a gas or electric heater can certainly make a difference. Learn the differences, and why you might choose one system over another in today’s guide. For more information, reach out to our team. We’d be happy to set up a consultation for your next HVAC installation.

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What You Should Know about HVAC System Sizing

Monday, January 8th, 2018

money-saving-green-home-scaleHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can differ quite a bit in build, fuel type, special features, and efficiency rating. But one difference between systems is perhaps more important than any of that—but often overlooked by homeowners. People want the cheapest, the most efficient, or the system with the best automated features. What they don’t often discuss is sizing.

Sizing is key to the operation of your home HVAC system, whether it’s a central air conditioner, a heat pump, or a furnace. Sizing can make or break a new system, so do your research (with the help of our experts) before diving into a new installation.

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