1797 Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 866-BOB-HEAT

Optimal Efficiency From Dual-Fuel Systems

Dual-fuel systems are some of the most efficient, effective home comfort systems available. When the weather is warm or mildly cold, a heat pump keeps your house comfortable. But when the harsh Grand Traverse County winters set in and temperatures drop, operating a heat pump isn’t so efficient. That’s when a dual-fuel system switches over to a gas furnace.


The ‘Repair Or Replace’ Dilemma: How To Decide

With winter on its way, it’s essential that you have a furnace that can be relied upon through the cold weather. If you have had some recent heating problems, you may not know whether you should repair or replace your heating system. Furnaces aren’t cheap, but you don’t want to waste money on repairs that will only buy you a short amount of service before another problem emerges. Ask yourself these questions to determine whether you should repair or replace.


Stay Warm And Cut Your Heating Bill With These Energy-Saving Tips

Winters in Michigan can brutal — especially if you are not prepared. You want to save money, but you also want your family to stay comfortable. To best prevent the cold weather from causing a spike in your energy costs, follow some of these affordable energy-saving tips:


Selecting An HVAC Contractor? Ask Good Questions, Get Good Answers

Searching for an HVAC contractor can be a bewildering experience, with more than 100 to choose from in Grand Traverse County alone. A simple way to narrow your search is to ask friends and family members for recommendations. Once you have a few suggestions, contact each company and schedule a home visit. During each visit, you will want to ask the following questions that will guide you in comparing companies and prices so you can determine which HVAC contractor suits your project best.


Furnace Filters And Efficiency: Sort Through Factors That Influence Savings

The efficiency of your furnace filter affects the comfort level of your home as well as how healthy your indoor air is. Particles such as pollen, dust, dander and mold can all have a great effect on allergy and asthma symptoms. Efficient filters can also help you save money on your energy consumption.


Before You Hire That HVAC Contractor, Make Sure He’s NATE-Certified

Your HVAC system plays a huge role in your home comfort. So when you are looking for an HVAC contractor to do work for you, whether it’s to repair something you have or to do an installation, you need to make sure you are partnering with one of the best.  NATE certification is the best sign that an HVAC specialist has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you with all of your heating and cooling needs.


Selecting And Sizing Your New Tankless Or Conventional Water Heater

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, the first step in your search is choosing between a newer tankless model or a conventional water heater. Whereas conventional models store hot water in a tank at all times, tankless models heat water only when it is needed. Because they heat water on demand, tankless heaters do not waste heat and energy when they’re not in use. Tankless heaters are more expensive than conventional heaters, but depending on your needs, a tankless heater may make up for its initial cost through energy savings.



Ductless Mini-Splits: A Unique Solution For Some Unusual Situations

Ductless mini-splits are an ideal and flexible system that can provide comfort solutions in a number of situations. Whether you are building an addition or part of your home just isn’t getting enough air, mini-splits can help eliminate the shortcomings associated with traditional forced-air systems.


Degree Days: Your HVAC Contactor Uses Them, And You Can Too

Degree days give you a way to better estimate your energy bills and learn more about how you use energy throughout the year. By using degree days, you can also figure out exactly where your energy costs are going.


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Thank you for considering Team Bob’s for your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs! If you need immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 emergency hotline at 866-BOB-HEAT. Otherwise, please select a date and time below to request an appointment.

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