Summer HVAC Maintenance Essentials

June 14, 2024

Now that summer is quickly approaching in the Greater Metro Detroit, MI area, it’s time to start thinking about summer HVAC maintenance essentials. Once the temperatures really start to creep up, you’ll be happy knowing that you can rely on your cooling equipment to keep you and those who live with you comfortable. Maintenance can not only keep you comfortable in extreme weather but also increase the overall efficiency of your system. Test Your Air Conditioner Before the temperatures start to get hot outside, turn your air conditioner on to see if it works. Some people wait until a heat...

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Remember Your HVAC Tech on June 22

June 11, 2024

As you’re sitting back in your cool home or office this summer, you might wonder what life would be like without air conditioning. For those of us in Detroit, summer days when the temperature reaches over 90 degrees aren’t an everyday occurrence. But if you and your family head down South to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Disneyland, you know how important the AC can be. Can you imagine a business conference in August in Atlanta without air conditioning? And, while we average about 83° F in July here in southeast Michigan, it’s still nice to have...

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12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Summer

June 1, 2024

Summer is a notable time of year when it comes to indoor air quality (IAQ), Here we’ll discuss 12 ways to improve indoor air quality this summer for homes in the Detroit, Michigan area. Many people suffer from grass and weed allergies, and summer air pollution can make the symptoms even worse. Allergens and pollution exist indoors too where you may be prone to higher concentration levels. Learn more about a dozen ways you can ensure that your family breathes easier this summer. 1. Test Your IAQ The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing your IAQ every other year. One...

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Common Thermostat Issues and Solutions

May 24, 2024

The heating and cooling system in your home usually has a thermostat which is its’ control center. If your thermostat encounters any issues, you are sure to have a bad day at home. Besides, having a malfunctioning thermostat especially during extreme seasons can be a nightmare to anyone. For this reason, it is important to understand some of the common issues your thermostat might have, so you may know how to go about them. 1. Temperature You will know that your thermostat has issues when the temperature is not adjusting normally. A thermostat in good condition will automate when cooling...

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The Demand for AC Units with Higher SEER Ratings is Spiking

May 14, 2024

Has the high cost of living got you looking for ways to save money? Or, are you more concerned with how your energy use affects the environment? Either way, homeowners have started inspecting the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating on their home air conditioning units. If you’re looking to improve your utility bills or reduce your carbon footprint, here are some reasons the SEER rating matters. SEER Rating If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, you may notice the SEER rating on the yellow EnergyGuide sticker located on the AC unit. The SEER rating is...

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Improving Indoor Air Quality For Asthma Sufferers

May 5, 2024

Indoor air quality issues can negatively affect asthma sufferers, but many people in Greater Metro Detroit have turned to for help. As an HVAC contracting team, we have seen plenty of cases where improvements to customers’ systems have relieved their asthma symptoms. Here is a look at how indoor air quality concerns can drive asthma issues and how HVAC services frequently reduce those problems. Indoor Air Quality Factors That Affect Asthma Several indoor air quality factors can drive asthmatic responses. The most obvious is airborne irritants that float into a person’s breathing passages and get asthma attacks going. In many...

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Water Heater Safety Tips

May 1, 2024

Modern water heaters are impressively safe devices. Still, there are steps you should take to keep you, your family and your home even safer. All Water Heaters Schedule Annual Maintenance Don’t take a break-fix approach to your water heater. Schedule maintenance on an annual basis. Basic care can make a big difference when it comes to safe operation. That care includes flushing the tank, testing the thermostat and valves and replacing the anode rod as needed. Monitor for Recalls While modern water heaters are very safe, there are exceptions due to manufacturing errors. You should check yearly if the manufacturer...

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Is Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

April 26, 2024

The air ducts in your home are like a highway for the air produced by the furnace and air conditioner. They are designed to ensure that every room in your house gets heated or cooled evenly. Therefore, if your air ducts are dirty, there is a good chance that every room in your home is going to be contaminated with polluted air. Cleaning your air ducts regularly can improve indoor air quality and offer several other potential benefits. Make the Most of Your Efforts Elsewhere It’s typically a good idea to have your furnace and AC cleaned at least once...

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Tips to Improve your Detroit Home’s Indoor Air Quality

April 9, 2024

Have you spent the first part of spring coughing, sneezing and wheezing? As a Detroit resident, you’re probably already aware that the area’s unhealthy air quality has continued during the first few months of the year. And with the addition of spring blooms, the pollen and spores probably haven’t done much to improve it. Recent reports have shown that our air quality gets particularly bad at certain times of the year. This usually happens when weather-related issues cause pollution to stay trapped at near ground level, creating breathing problems for many residents. That’s why the air quality experts at C...

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Getting Your Heat Pump Ready For Summer

April 6, 2024

In ideal operating conditions, heat pumps are easily the most efficient HVAC equipment type currently available. Some heat pumps can produce up to four times the cooling or heating energy that they use in electric energy. In Detroit, MI, heat pumps are the perfect choice for summertime cooling, especially when they’re properly maintained. The following is everything you need to know about getting your heat pump summer ready. Schedule Routine Heat Pump Maintenance Although you can change the air filter in your heat pump and perform other minor maintenance on your own, your heat pump still needs professional service. Professional...

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