Posts Tagged ‘Fenton’

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…)

Things to Consider When Replacing an Air Conditioner with a Heat Pump

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The time has come to replace your aging air conditioner. But instead of installing another central AC, you’re thinking perhaps you should opt for the double action of a heat pump. A heat pump operates as both an air conditioner and a forced-air heater, taking care of two comfort needs at once.

To find out all you need to know regarding heat pump installation in Fenton, MI, call Davison Heating & Cooling. Since 1998, we’ve kept customers in Mid-Michigan warm in the winter and cool during the summer, and saved them money as well.

You need to replace your air conditioner and your heater

If you are only looking to replace an older air conditioner, and you do not wish to replace your current heating system as well (furnace, boiler, radiant floor heating), then installing a heat pump isn’t very beneficial. Essentially, you’ll only be using half of the heat pump’s functionality, and you might as well replace it with a standard air conditioner. A heat pump works as an option to cover both your home’s air conditioning and heating, so plan to have your old heating system moved out as well to receive the full benefit of a heat pump.

Heat pumps can have efficiency issues with extreme low temperatures

Heat pumps are the equal of a standard AC when it comes to cooling power, but can struggle in heating mode under certain conditions. Because heat pumps must remove heat from the outdoor air to bring to the inside in order to warm up a house, the lower the outdoor temperature, the more work the heat pump must do to extract sufficient amounts of heat. As the outdoor thermometer drops below freezing, a heat pump can begin to lose its efficiency. How much a problem this will be for your home depends on a number of factors like insulation and house size. Consult with your installer to see if a heat pump will be able to keep you warm during a Michigan winter.

You can eliminate natural gas as a fuel source

If you currently use a natural gas heater, such as a gas furnace, installing a heat pump (which runs entirely off electricity) means you can eliminate using natural gas to heat your home. This give you the opportunity to stop using natural gas as a fuel source and switch over completely to electricity. Although electricity is a more expensive energy source than gas, for some homeowners the safety benefits outweigh this.

To start off with a heat pump installation in Fenton, MI, have HVAC specialists perform a heat load calculation on your home to determine if a heat pump is the best option to replace both your air conditioner and your heater and how much you can save in energy bills with a heat pump. The technicians will then help you size the heat pump (if it is your best option) for your home and install it so it works at its best.

Call Davison Heating & Cooling today to talk to our staff about the heat pump as an installation option for the summer. We have the knowledge to help you make the best choice.

When does Fireplace Installation Make Sense?

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Here in Fenton, MI, fireplace installation can sound like an attractive and atmospheric alternative to more practical forms of heating. With our long winter finally winding down, you might want to consider installing a fireplace into your home, either as a full-bore chimney model or as an insert which is a little less involved. Fireplaces can make a wonderful addition to your home, but before installation begins, you need to make sure it’s what you want and need. In other words, when does fireplace installation make sense?

In the first place, your home needs to have the right structural dimensions to support a fireplace and you’ll need to be prepared to give up a part of it while the fireplace is being installed. Not every home can support every kind of fireplaces, and even those that do must choose the location carefully so that it makes sense. If your home doesn’t support a traditional fireplace as a viable heating system, you should look into an insert or a wood-burning stove, which can provide many of the same qualities without as much installation.

Then there’s the question of heat. Fireplaces often serve more as atmospheric enhancement than sources of heat. They can be a lovely addition to a normal heating unit, but in point of fact, traditional fireplaces lose a great deal of their heat out the chimney. Those that don’t usually limit their heat to one room, making it an auxiliary form of warmth and comfort rather than a primary source of heat.

Aga, if fireplace installation doesn’t make sense for you, then you have a number of other options at your disposal. And regardless of the circumstances, it pays to have a trained expert on your side. Fireplace installation falls under the purveyance of Davison Heating & Cooling. Our trained experts can come to your home to perform an inspection, then discuss your options to you with clarity and precision. Regardless of what you decide, we’ll be there to make it all a reality. We also offer a variety of heating system services in Fenton, MI. Pick up the phone and call us today to make an appointment!

Types of Mobile Home Heating Systems to Consider in Fenton, MI

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

A mobile home grants you enormous freedom to travel around the country, visiting relatives and seeing natural wonders. But no matter how much time you spend outside your mobile home with family, friends, or enjoying the great outdoors, you will also spend many hours inside it as well—especially when cold and rainy days strike. Having an effective heating system installed inside your mobile home is a necessity.

The heaters in mobile homes are unlike those in cars, which aren’t used to warm up a large living space. For effective heating in a mobile home, you’ll need to purchase a special system and have professionals install it. Davison Heating & Cooling has a reputation for excellence with residential heating installation, and we apply that same skill to mobile homes. Trust the Fenton heating specialists at Davison Heating & Cooling with your mobile heating needs.

There are different types of mobile home heaters. Here are a few to consider:

Heat pumps: These combined units use electricity to work as both heaters and air conditioners. In cold weather, a heat pump shifts heat from the outdoors and moves it indoors. For hot weather, the operation reverses, and you get cooled air in your mobile home. Heat pumps tend to struggle with extremely low temperatures, however.

Furnaces: Similar to house furnaces, mobile home furnaces use ducts to move heated air throughout your living space. These furnaces are specially sized to fit the needs of a mobile home, but they offer the same flexibility about fuel source as other furnaces: they can run from electricity, natural gas, or propane. A furnace will usually fit inside a closet in your mobile home.

Hydronic heat: These systems use heated water and air convection to give you warmth. Heated water is sent to radiators around the mobile home, where fans force air across the radiator units and into the interior. They offer “zone” control for different parts of your mobile home. They can also provide you with hot water for sinks and showers.

Our mobile home experts at Davison Heating & Cooling can help you make the choice of heater that will fit your vehicle. They will also make sure it gets installed properly and works safely. Don’t trust your mobile home heating in Fenton, MI to amateurs: call the professionals at Davison Heating & Cooling.