Can You Turn On Your AC When the Windows Are Open

June 20, 2022

Many people think leaving the windows open while running their AC during summer is a harmless practice allowing them to get some fresh air. However, having your AC on with your windows open is a bad idea that can undo all your HVAC system’s hard work. Below are some reasons why your windows should remain closed when the air conditioning is on: 1. Irregular Cooling When you leave even one window in your house open, it causes different temperature zones. If the window happens to be close to the thermostat, the room will be tough to cool because hot air...

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5 Considerations When Choosing an Ideal Temperature Setting for Your Water Heater

June 13, 2022

The recommended water heater temperature setting ranges from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the temperature setting recommended by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), American Society of Sanitary Engineering, US Department of Energy (DOE), and water heater manufacturers varies. Therefore, there’s no single correct answer. On average, hot water in your home accounts for around 18% of your total energy bill. If you set your water heater at a very high temperature, you’ll pay the price in your home’s energy bills every month. On the other hand, if you set the heater too low, the water might not get...

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Summer is here. Do you know the best ways to cool down your home?

June 12, 2022

In just a few days, summer 2022 will officially begin. However, chances are you’re already feeling the heat of summer on some days. You know the hottest days of the year will bear down daily in the near future. Keep it cool At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we want our Detroit neighbors to beat the heat while saving a bit of money on their utility costs, so we’re offering some tips to help boost your air conditioner’s efficiency this summer. Keep your windows closed and covered during the day. Yes, the sun is shining and it’s a...

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7 Top Reasons Why You Need a Smart Thermostat

June 5, 2022

Smart thermostats are gaining vast popularity in many homes and businesses. If you are looking for a way to keep your house comfortable throughout the year, these tech-savvy devices should be a must-have. They are user-friendly and have upgraded features that allow you to change temperatures via a smartphone or other digital devices while on the go. This means you can save money on your electric bills and still maintain ideal temperatures in your home. Let’s get into more in-depth details on why you should switch to a smart thermostat. 1. Control Temperature Remotely One of the most popular advantages...

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Can Weather Conditions Affect Your Air Conditioning Unit?

May 18, 2022

Macomb County experiences just about every type of weather you can imagine. The summers are hot, spring and fall are temperate, and winter can be inclement. Sometimes, weather conditions will fluctuate drastically within one week. With these many different conditions, you may wonder, what impact do weather fluctuations have on your AC system? Storms and High Winds During the spring and fall, Michigan is known for having blustery days. Heavy winds can lead to broken tree limbs and debris collecting around your home. Quality air conditioners have been designed to withstand these weather fluctuations. Still, it is not wrong to...

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Summer is coming. Now is the time to tune up your air conditioning!

May 10, 2022

Summer is on its way to the Detroit area which means it’s time to consider a summer tune-up for your Macomb Township air conditioning unit. While Detroit, on average, doesn’t get as oppressive as other parts of the country, the chances that your AC unit will fail on the hottest or most humid day of summer are high. After all, if there is an issue with the unit, it will probably break down when it’s being used at its highest capacity. That’s just the law of averages. A maintenance tune-up not only helps ward off future problems, it also helps...

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Will Ceilings Fans Reduce Your Summertime Energy Bills?

May 8, 2022

When the hot summer weather comes back around, most homeowners dread the increase in their energy bills due to running their air conditioning systems. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to keep your energy costs to a minimum. One of the best ways to do this is to install ceiling fans throughout your home. Where Should You Install Ceiling Fans? Installing ceiling fans in every single room of your home can be expensive and truly overkill. It’s best to stick to the most trafficked rooms of your home. For most homeowners, these will include your bedrooms,...

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5 Ways Smart Technology Is Driving the HVAC Industry

May 2, 2022

In the recent past, we have seen a lot of changes in different industries thanks to the revolution brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Some of the significant changes are evident in the residential and commercial HVAC systems. The HVAC sector has developed from simple thermostats with very simple features to include a wide range of sensors that provide apps and algorithms with data to make remote changes. IoT gadgets and appliances communicate and evaluate data to improve and monitor systems. The collected information is vital for maintenance planning, optimization, and automation of the systems found in...

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How Do HRV/ERV Systems Work? Everything You Need to Know

April 18, 2022

Fixing tightly sealed doors and windows and insulating solid walls and floors can help to prevent temperature loss in your home. However, removing these same air gaps can also reduce your home’s ability to get rid of old, stale air and replace it with fresh outdoor air. Because of this, many HVAC companies recommend adding ventilation systems to your home to keep airflow moving in a positive way. Mechanical ventilation systems enable the control of impurities and pollutants, control air regulation, reduce damp conditions, and draw excess temperature. This article will discuss the working principle of HRV/ERV systems, how to...

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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the HVAC system!

April 12, 2022

After a long season of closing our homes to protect us from the cold Detroit winter, many of us make a habit of cleaning out our stale houses in the spring. And, one of the best ways to really clean a home is to clear out our HVAC systems of the dust and dirt it’s gathered from a season of providing us with heat. A good cleaning will also help prepare your air conditioning unit to run without issue during the upcoming summer months. Homeowners should try these four tips to give their HVAC system the same deep-cleaning they give...

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