Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

The Trick to Picking Out an Efficient Furnace

Monday, December 11th, 2017

warm-woman-coffee-socksWhen you’re in the process of selecting and installing a brand-new furnace for a new home or a replacement heater, efficiency should be at the forefront of your mind. An efficient furnace will cost a lot less to use than a conventional furnace, but that doesn’t mean performance suffers. Modern design allows for a high-performance furnace to keep you warm for less without sacrificing comfort.

But choosing the most efficient furnace for your home is not exactly easy. You have to sort through a lot of brands, furnace efficiency ratings, and marketing promises to find what you really need and want. So what is the trick to picking out the most efficient furnace for your home? (more…)

5 Common Furnace Repairs

Monday, November 27th, 2017

testing-furnace-technician-wiringA furnace is a reliable, sturdy appliance. You use it year after year without even thinking much about it—until it doesn’t work. No matter how dependable your furnace has been, you can expect to run into trouble at some point in time. Thankfully, a bit of routine maintenance can help: changing the filter every couple of months and calling a technician at the beginning of the season to do an inspection.

To show you the importance of this, we want to detail a few repairs that could occur in the middle of winter, right when you need your heater most. Some of these are larger issues than others, but all should be repaired ASAP so that the issue does not get any worse. (more…)

HVAC FAQ: How Does a Furnace Work?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

heating-open-cabinetFor the most part, the average homeowner doesn’t need to know too much about the way an HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system) works. Unless you’re changing the air filter or the batteries in your thermostat, heating system service is something that should always be left to a professional technician with the proper training and skill set.

However, many homeowners can benefit quite a bit from knowing the basics about their home furnaces. This can help you keep your home safe and operate your heating system efficiently. We’re here to help, so today we’re offering a basic overview of your home furnace. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions you may have! (more…)

Is Your Heating System Safe to Use?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

heating-inspectionHopefully, none of the appliances in your home right now truly worry you (and if they do, it’s likely time for an upgrade). Still, some of the appliances you use every day may seem safer than others. Equipment that produces or generates heat, like your home’s clothes dryer and your heating system, is thought to be less safe than, say, the refrigerator.

While it’s not something that’s always on your mind (we hope), you may still have some questions about the fuel-burning HVAC appliance you use the most often throughout the coldest months. Is your heating system really safe to use right now? (more…)

How to Prevent Furnace Repair

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

furnace-unit-open-coverIn the middle of winter, the last thing you want to do is call a technician in to fix your heater. Of course, this is a much better solution than attempting to fix a broken heater on your own, which can take far too long and may add to a potential carbon monoxide leak, fire hazard, or gas leak. However, it would be nice if you didn’t really have to worry about your heater breaking down at all.

If you own a furnace, there are several things you can do to minimize the chances that you will need to schedule repair right when you need it most. Some will require major upgrades to your home, but others just require to make a change in your daily habits. Read on to learn more, and call our team any time you need furnace repair in Lapeer, MI. (more…)

Picking the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Heating

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

heating-inspectionWe know that many people have had bad experiences with contractors and service technicians in the past. Sometimes, the contractor doesn’t have the experience necessary to properly diagnose and repair a problem. Or, you might have called a technician who did not treat your home or your heating system with respect. However, this is not a reflection of the entire home services industry.

We want to help you ensure that you never have a negative experience with a heating contractor, as your health, safety, and comfort depends on it. The right company will do whatever they can to see that you have a positive experience, and that if you do experience problems, they are corrected right away. Today, we provide some guidelines on what to look for when you’re choosing a new HVAC contractor (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) so that you feel confident in your comfort. (more…)

When Should You Inspect a Heating System?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heating-inspectionMany of us never call in a technician who specializes in heating and air conditioning unless something is seriously wrong. And when that happens, we cross our fingers and hope that the problem will be a simple repair. But when it comes to your heating system, it’s simply not worth taking these chances.

Today’s heating systems are safer than ever, but that doesn’t mean you should skip out on an annual inspection. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your heating system inspected and fine-tuned to avoid serious heater repairs. We’re here to offer some advice and make sure you make the right decision for your home, health, and finances. (more…)

What You Should Know about Installing a New Heater

Monday, September 4th, 2017

furnace-burners-firingMost people don’t see a new heating system as a fun purchase. While some of the things we buy are certainly for fun—concert tickets, a funny T-shirt, a pass to the aquarium—new heating equipment is something that’s known as a distress purchase. It’s something you have to buy, which means you may just settle for whatever you’re sold (or, worse, whatever’s the cheapest).

However, there are some things we think that any homeowner should know before taking the plunge. In this guide, we outline heating systems and make sure you know what you’re getting into before that big purchase. This information can help you in the long-term, so reach out to our team if you need anything else! (more…)

Steps to Take When Replacing a Furnace

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_27415728No one wants to think about replacing an old furnace in the middle of February here in Davison, MI, but sometimes, your existing unit just can’t make it until spring. Or perhaps your old heater is still doing the job, but you’re beginning to plan for a replacement in a few months. Either way, it pays to consider your options carefully and select the best system for your unique circumstances. A trained professional can help guide you through the process, but here are a few handy tips to keep in mind. (more…)

What Are the Benefits of Maintenance for Your Heating System?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Winters in Flint, MI are brutal, and keeping your home comfortable means ensuring that your heating system is functioning as it should each and every day. That usually involves paying more in monthly costs than it does during the warmer months in the fall and the spring, but it’s part and parcel of life in our corner of the world. (more…)