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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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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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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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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Do Your Due Diligence When Searching for the Right HVAC Company

January 9, 2024

When your HVAC system is working as expected, you probably don’t think too much about who to bring in to fix the system should it need repairs. But if you’re a new homeowner or new to the area, waiting until your HVAC system breaks isn’t always the best time to find a reliable and reputable company. Your Detroit heating experts at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you choose the right company to meet your needs before they become urgent. Get Referrals The first place most people should start is by asking their friends and family...

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Maximizing Heat Pump Efficiency in Winter

January 4, 2024

A heat pump is a device that transfers energy from one area to another in order to warm up a designated space. During the winter, a heat pump can function as a heater that extracts warmth from sources outside and transfers it inside the home. In the summer, this process reverses and can transfer heat outside in the same way that an air conditioner cools down the home. Because heat pumps move heat instead of generating it, the operational costs are often significantly lower than traditional heating methods. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), modern heat pump models can...

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Keeping Your Cool When Choosing an HVAC Company

December 13, 2023

As we move into winter, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your HVAC system is up to the task of keeping your home warm. It wasn’t that long ago that homeowners turned to the Yellow Pages in order to find a reputable HVAC company in their area. But these days, anyone can print business cards and pamphlets to make it appear as though they are professionals. So how do you ensure that you’re hiring the right team to handle repairs, maintenance or installation? A house is generally the largest financial investment most people make. This means it’s...

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High-Efficiency vs. Mid-Efficiency Furnaces: Choosing the Best Heating Option

December 4, 2023

If you’re in the market for a replacement furnace, you have a wide variety of different options to choose from. When trying to decide which new furnace is the best option, one of the most important things to focus on is energy efficiency. In this guide, we’ll discuss the differences between mid-efficiency and high-efficiency furnaces and also show you the different ways you can save with a high-efficiency furnace. Furnace Energy-Efficiency Ratings All furnaces directly convert gas to heat energy at a one-to-one ratio. However, some of the heat energy that a furnace produces is wasted because the unit can...

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