Fall Is Just Around the Corner: Plan Your HVAC Maintenance

Fall Is Just Around the Corner: Plan Your HVAC MaintenanceThe lull between our heating and cooling seasons is the ideal time for the preventative maintenance that keeps your HVAC equipment in prime condition. By planning ahead and scheduling your fall checkup now, you’ll be cozy and comfortable when the seasons change. Read More »

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Learn How HVAC Systems Impact Each Other

Learn How HVAC Systems Impact Each OtherThanks to technology advances, multiple heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems work together to keep the air in your home comfortable. Several systems are needed to keep your home at an ideal temperature. Heating and cooling are part of the same system. Read More »

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Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat? Get One That’s Mercury Free

Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat? Get One That's Mercury FreeNeed an additional reason to upgrade to a programmable thermostat? Many of the older model thermostats use mercury tilt switches to control the temperature, and this mercury has the potential to pose hazards to your family’s health. Read More »

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What Is Triggering Allergies in Your Southeast Michigan Home?

What Is Triggering Allergies in Your Southeast Michigan Home?As irritating as allergies are, one good thing about them is that they almost always have a traceable cause. In fact, many of the causes common in the Farmington Hills and Madison Heights area can be traced back to our relatively humid climate. Read More »

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Did Dirty A/C Coils Cost You This Past Summer?

Did Dirty A/C Coils Cost You This Past Summer?If your air conditioning system is running inefficiently, the problem may be dirty A/C coils. How do you know if your system is having problems with efficiency? The most common sign is a high cooling bill. Understanding the role that the coils play in your system can help you learn why you should hire a professional in Warren to clean them. Read More »

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Is Heat Gain Robbing You of Savings?

Is Heat Gain Robbing You of Savings?Bitter winters get most of the press, but if you live in the southeast part of the state, you already know that global warming is heating up Michigan summers too. As temperatures get more extreme, utility costs rise too. How much of this expense is inevitable, though? You might be surprised at how much energy — and money — you’re losing on a home that’s difficult to cool. Read More »

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Do You Recognize the Signs It’s Time for an A/C Replacement?

Do You Recognize the Signs It's Time for an A/C Replacement?These days, the question of whether A/C replacement is necessary is not as critical as it used to be. The truth is, if your unit is any older than about 10 years, it is probably worth your while to replace it just for the energy savings you will realize from more modern units. Read More »

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HVAC Terms: Know What They Mean

HVAC Terms: Know What They MeanHomeowners should be familiar with certain heating, ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC terms. Knowing the basics makes it easier to communicate with your contractor and ease replacement or repair. Here are some of the most important terms for systems, equipment and ratings. Read More »

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Adding a Tankless Water Heater? Size It Right

Adding a Tankless Water Heater? Size It RightIf you are in the market for a tankless water heater, there are several factors you should look into. One of the most important factors is tank size; getting the right size heater can make all of the difference.  Read More »

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What Type of Air Filter Works Best in Your System?

What Type of Air Filter Works Best in Your System?The air filter serves as an important part of your HVAC unit by improving indoor air quality and protecting the components of your system. Changing the filter regularly will keep energy efficiency at an acceptable level. There are several types of air filters available at home improvement centers. The industry standard for measuring a filter’s capability to trap airborne particles is called the MERV or minimum efficiency reporting value. The ratings run from 1-16, the higher number being the most effective at removing all size air particles. Here are common air filter types for home HVAC systems. Read More »

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