Preventative Maintenance

Home Tip: Invest in Preventive Maintenance

Home Tip: Invest in Preventive MaintenanceYour HVAC system contains equipment that’s essential to your family’s day-to-day comfort, and it needs to stay in top condition to operate safely and reliably. Investing in preventive maintenance for your HVAC system can let you rest easy knowing that the equipment is working properly and efficiently every day of the year.

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Ice Dams Can Be a Serious Risk in the Winter

Ice Dams Can Be a Serious Risk in the WinterIce doesn’t just cause a slipping hazard on your roof. It can also lead to the formation of ice dams, which can be dangerous. These occur when snow toward the top of your roof melts and freezes again near the eaves due to attic heat. This can block melting snow and ice from flowing into your gutters and cause it to seep under your roof, raising the risk of water damage and mold growth. These blockages can also ruin your gutters and cause roof shingles to become loose.

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DIY vs. Professional HVAC Maintenance

DIY vs. Professional HVAC Maintenance | Team Bob'sRegular HVAC maintenance for your cooling and heating system keeps it running efficiently and dependably, and it’s engineered for both homeowner and professional maintenance. Neglecting either drives up energy costs and precipitates early part failure.

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Is an HVAC Maintenance Contract Right for You?

Is an HVAC Maintenance Contract Right for You? | Team Bob'sThe HVAC system is one of the most complex and critically-important systems in your home, and it needs regular maintenance to keep it working properly. If you tend to put off or forget to schedule service visits, signing a maintenance contract can help. In addition to the convenience of reminders about semi-annual preventive care, maintenance contracts offer some other impressive benefits such as:

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Why It’s Important to Invest in Preventive HVAC Maintenance

Why It's Important to Invest in Preventive HVAC MaintenanceYour HVAC equipment works hard all year long to keep your home comfortable, and maintaining it properly is vital to keep it in peak operating condition. While yearly equipment tune ups are a good starting point, comprehensive preventive HVAC maintenance can bring you even greater benefits.

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Important Home Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

Important Home Heat Pump Maintenance TipsIf well maintained, a heat pump can keep you cozy even in the coldest of Grand Traverse County winters. Annual professional maintenance goes a long way, but there are still some things you’ll need to do yourself.

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Why it’s Important to Flush Sediment from Your Water Heater

Why it's Important to Flush Sediment from Your Water HeaterSediment problems are unavoidable with storage-tank water heaters. At high temperatures, minerals naturally present in water form into sediment and slowly settle at the bottom of the tank. If you’re not flushing the tank annually, this sediment buildup can block the electric element or gas burner and decrease your water heater’s energy efficiency. Over time, a severe accumulation can reduce the unit’s capacity, clog the drain valve, block your home’s plumbing lines and even cause a premature water heater failure.

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Don’t Forget to Complete Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist!

Don't Forget to Complete Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist!The tough winters we endure in Grand Traverse County make it hard to believe that spring is already upon us. With the snow melting as temperatures creep up, now’s the perfect time to prepare your spring home maintenance checklist.

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Prep Your Home Before You Leave for Vacation

Prep Your Home Before You Leave for VacationWhen you prep your home before leaving on a trip, you can rest easy that you’ve taken steps to keep it safe and sound. These tips will cut energy consumption while you’re away, and may protect it from any unforeseen problems.

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5 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

5 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes This WinterCatastrophic flooding due to ruptured frozen pipes is one of the most common damage claims submitted on homeowner’s insurance policies. The average claim for water damage due to a frozen pipe exceeds $10,000. A broken water supply line can leak hundreds of gallons of water into your home, enough to cause severe damage to personal possessions and the home’s structure before the flow can be stopped. Professional water damage recovery services are usually required to remediate the short-term and long-term consequences of interior flooding. Pipes generally freeze due to prolonged temperatures of 20 degrees or below – conditions common to a Northern Michigan winter. Here are five ways to prevent frozen pipes this season:

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