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Don’t Lose Your Cool: Troubleshoot Frozen Evaporator Coils With These Tips

Don't Lose Your Cool: Troubleshoot Frozen Evaporator Coils With These TipsWhile any problem with your cooling system needs prompt attention, frozen evaporator coils deserve top priority since all cooling stops when the coils freeze. Serious and costly mechanical problems may result, the worst of which is a burned out compressor. The evaporator coils sit in the indoor blower compartment and carry the chilled refrigerant that cools your home by absorbing heat from the air.

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Learn What It Takes to Maintain Your Geothermal System

Learn What It Takes to Maintain Your Geothermal SystemYour geothermal heat pump will take care of you year-round, offering cost-effective heating and cooling without huge maintenance demands. But a little bit of maintenance is a must for any mechanical system. Here’s what maintaining a geothermal system in Grand Traverse County looks like.

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3 A/C Condensate Drain Issues You Should Be Prepared to Deal With

3 A/C Condensate Drain Issues You Should Be Prepared to Deal WithAn air conditioner’s evaporator coil condenses gallons of water from the air during the cooling process on a daily basis. Normally this condensation flows straight outdoors through the drain system. On occasion, A/C condensate drain issues can crop up that cause foul odors, mold growth and water damage. Knowing how to deal with three of the most common drain problems can help you avoid health concerns, inconvenience and unnecessary expense.

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Proper Duct Maintenance Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Proper Duct Maintenance Can Improve Your Home's Energy EfficiencyThe duct system is a network of tubes connecting the cooling and heating systems to the rooms of your home. If the air ducts are in need of maintenance and repair, the energy used to cool and heat your home is wasted along the way. Read on to learn how professional duct maintenance improves home efficiency.

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Find a Pro: Troubleshooting a Water Heater Overflow

Find a Pro: Troubleshooting a Water Heater OverflowTroubleshooting a water heater overflow is a job for a qualified plumbing contractor. Whatever course of action follows the troubleshooting process also requires professional skill and expertise. An obvious defect in a replaceable component may cause an overflow, while other cases may necessitate a heater replacement. Because water heaters incorporate high temperatures, an open flame and flammable natural gas, they’re not appropriate for homeowners to fix on their own.

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Easy Ways to Make Your Gas Furnace More Efficient This Winter

Easy Ways to Make Your Gas Furnace More Efficient This WinterOlder furnaces are costly, inefficient and may need frequent repairs. If this is the case with your furnace, you should replace it with a newer and more efficient model. Along with being more reliable, newer furnaces can be as much as 90 percent more efficient.

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Tips for Fixing a Leaky Plastic Drain Pipe in Your Michigan Home

Tips for Fixing a Leaky Plastic Drain Pipe in Your Michigan HomeFixing a leaky plastic drain pipe is a task you’ll most likely have to face in the future. Drain pipe leaks may present themselves as major puddles or minor dribbles. However, leaks don’t repair themselves. In fact, they tend to get worse if left unaddressed. So once leakage is noted, you’ll eventually find yourself fixing a leaky plastic drain pipe yourself or hiring a qualified plumber to complete the job. 

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heating System?

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heating System?Is your home in need of a heating system upgrade? There are signs that can tell you if it is time for a heating system upgrade. Ask yourself these questions to determine if it is time to start shopping for a new system:

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Looking for an HVAC Professional? 10 Tips on How to Find One

Looking for an HVAC Professional? 10 Tips on How to Find OneIf you’re in the market for a new HVAC professional, you might be afraid that you’ll choose the wrong one since your home’s heating and cooling system is such an integral part of your home’s overall efficiency and comfort. Here are 10 tips to help alleviate your stress:

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Air Conditioning Basics: The ins and outs of Cooling

Air Conditioning Basics: The ins and outs of CoolingLearn a few air conditioning basics to help keep your home cool this summer. Understanding the ins and outs of how your cooling system operates will help you recognize a problem before it turns costly.

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