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Discover Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement Unit

Discover Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement UnitIf you’re looking at the possibility of replacing your air conditioner in the near future, you may be considering whether you should replace only the malfunctioning unit or the entire HVAC system. There are several different factors to consider, so it’s worth looking at both sides.

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A Timeline of HVAC Replacements and Maintenance

A Timeline of HVAC Replacements and MaintenanceIs your HVAC system 5, 10, or even 20 years old and still going? Maybe you don’t even know how old your A/C and furnace actually are, nor have an inkling of their maintenance history. That’s not unusual, but it should be remedied ASAP. Use this guide to get a good grasp for your HVAC maintenance timeline and system replacement down the road.

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It’s Important to Have a Good Furnace Filter

It’s Important to Have a Good Furnace FilterNo single parameter impacts heating performance and energy efficiency like adequate airflow and nothing reduces airflow like a dirty furnace filter. The system blower circulates the entire air volume of your house through the filter multiple times every day. Carried into the filter is an abundance of dust, dirt, lint and other airborne particulates. And that’s just the stuff you can actually see: invisible contaminants including mold spores, pollen and microorganisms can actually breed inside the filter media.

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Dealing with Common Furnace Issues: A Troubleshooting Guide

Dealing with Common Furnace Issues: A Troubleshooting GuideWhen you turn on your furnace for the first time during a new heating season, you may encounter some problems that keep it from working properly. Here are some troubleshooting tips for several common furnace problems that you may be able to take care of without needing to call for professional assistance.

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What are the Benefits of a Variable-Speed Furnace?

What are the Benefits of a Variable-Speed Furnace?Furnaces are workhorse systems that provide the majority of home heating in the Grand Traverse County area. Though reliable, conventional furnaces may not maintain the level of home comfort you expect, which is especially disconcerting when you’re paying for higher energy.

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The EnergyGuide Label: A Quick Glimpse at Energy Savings

The EnergyGuide Label: A Quick Glimpse at Energy SavingsWhen you are shopping for a new HVAC system, be sure to have a look at the EnergyGuide label. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy, the EnergyGuide label provides an easy way to compare the energy usage of a major appliances to similar products, helping you to choose the one with the best energy efficiency and features for your budget. The labels are standard on air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and other major appliances, and they contain similar information for each.

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How to Make the Decision Between Repairing or Replacing Your Home HVAC System

How to Make the Decision Between Repairing or Replacing Your Home HVAC SystemYour home HVAC system has just broken down for the third time this season. You are faced with deciding whether you should repair it again or replace it entirely. It is not something you do very often. Getting some advice can help you make a better decision.

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Make Sure to Leave These Essential Heating Tasks to a Pro

Make Sure to Leave These Essential Heating Tasks to a ProYou may have skipped out on completing some maintenance tasks for your heating system last fall, but doing so may also have left you worried about a potential breakdown in the future. Understanding a few essential heating tasks that require a professional touch can help shine the light on why these tasks should never be neglected. Here are some tasks a pro can help you complete today:

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Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil with These Simple Tips

Make Your Furnace Burn Less Oil with These Simple TipsOil furnaces, if properly tuned and maintained, are fuel efficient and clean heating options for your Michigan home. Taking simple actions can make your furnace even more efficient, keeping your fuel use down and your energy bills as low as possible.

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Does Your Furnace Have an Unpleasant Smell? If So, Here’s What You Could Be Facing

Does Your Furnace Have an Unpleasant Smell? If So, Here's What You Could Be FacingIf your home has a furnace with an unpleasant smell, it can ruin the air quality in your whole home. With the cold weather moving into the Grand Traverse County area, now’s the time to learn how to eliminate any funny smells your heating system might give off.

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