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

Archives

Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How You Can Troubleshoot Common Problems

Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How You Can Troubleshoot Common Problems

Forced-air furnaces are workhorse heating systems that can provide years of reliable service when they’re well maintained. However, all furnaces are bound to go on the fritz sooner or later. Many problems may be resolved without calling your HVAC technician. Try the following furnace troubleshooting tips out to see if you can get your heat back on.


Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Might Be Happening

Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Might Be Happening

You turn your furnace on and, after a few minutes, you suddenly realize that it’s blowing cold air. It’s not a good feeling in more ways than one. Before you start imagining a high repair bill or a long cold night without heat, read through these three common reasons for your furnace blowing cold air, and the solutions!


Furnace Odors: What They Could Mean

Furnace Odors: What They Could Mean

Is your Grand Traverse County home plagued by a furnace smell that you can’t seem to identify? The problem could be a number of things, so to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of possible odors:


Pros and Cons of Water Source Heat vs. Ground Source Heat

Pros and Cons of Water Source Heat vs. Ground Source Heat

Ground source and water source geothermal heat pumps both extract free heat energy from the earth in winter and disperse it back to the earth during summer. However, each derives that heat from a different place.


How to Determine the Best Home Heating System for You

How to Determine the Best Home Heating System for You

Of all the decisions you make as a homeowner, few impact your comfort and budget as much as home heating systems. The two most common types include forced-air furnaces and heat pumps, along with radiant heating systems. Both provide comfortable and dependable home heating, but one may be better than the other based on the layout of your home or family health circumstances.


When Should You Install Radiant Heating?

If you’re investigating radiant heating, you may have heard that it’s only possible to have it installed in warmer weather. That was the case when the heating mechanism had to be set into a freshly-poured concrete slab that had to cure.


A How-To Guide For Your Heat Pump Thermostat

A heat pump thermostat is different from regular heating and A/C thermostats, because a heat pump is a different type of system. On the heating end, besides the heat pump itself, you also have a backup heating system usually powered by electric heating coils or, in many cases, a propane or natural gas furnace. 


Reduce Heating Load Factors Before An HVAC Retrofit Or Replacement

If you’re replacing your furnace or upgrading it through some sort of retrofit, you can ease the burden of cost by making sure your heating load is minimized. This refers to the amount of energy that your home requires to stay warm. When your load is lower, you can purchase a smaller furnace, which will be less expensive.


Request an Appointment

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.

Please note: Your requested appointment date and time is not guaranteed. A member from our team will contact you by the following business day to confirm your appointment date and time.