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Considering a Maintenance Agreement? Here’s Why You Should Buy One

Considering a Maintenance Agreement? Here's Why You Should Buy OneThe fall season tends to be a hectic time of year for many people. The kids are back in school after summer break and holidays stretch into the new year. Fall is also the ideal season to prepare your home systems for the heating months. Is your furnace or boiler ready to heat your home when the first chill sets in? A preventive maintenance agreement can ease your mind and energy bills, and keep your home comfortable season after season. Here’s how:

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Your HVAC Tech Should Check the Following During A/C Maintenance

Your HVAC Tech Should Check the Following During A/C MaintenanceYour air conditioner should receive annual maintenance visits performed by a certified HVAC technician. This helps keep the system running smoothly and efficiently while also preventing serious malfunctions. Following are some items that should be checked during an A/C maintenance visit.

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Whole-Home Air Cleaners

A Homeowner's Guide to Whole-Home Air CleanersWith modern-day super viruses and pollution levels on the rise, maintaining healthy indoor air quality is more important than ever. A whole-home air cleaner is a powerful weapon against indoor contaminants. Use this guide to help select the right system to serve your needs.

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Air Conditioner Noises Your System Should Never Make

Air Conditioner Noises Your System Should Never MakeAir conditioners contain mechanical and electronic components that make many different noises while cooling your home. You’re probably accustomed to your system’s sounds and ticks, but some air conditioner noises are signs of potential problems. Read through the following list of common problem noises to see if you can troubleshoot the issue before making a service call.

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Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot Air

Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot AirIf your home feels unusually warm and you discover the A/C is blowing hot air, you’ll want to identify the cause and get it fixed fast to restore comfort. Here are five of the most common fixes for this problem, with advice on which ones you can easily remedy yourself and when to call for expert help.

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Essential A/C Troubleshooting Tips for Your Traverse City Home

Essential A/C Troubleshooting Tips for Your Traverse City HomeYour A/C needs to be fixed again. Should you call an HVAC technician? Not yet. Before spending the time, money and other resources on repairs, you should check and make sure the problem isn’t something fairly simple that you can resolve on your own. To that effect, here are five A/C troubleshooting tips to try before calling a professional.

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5 Essential HVAC Repair Tips for Your Michigan Home

5 Essential HVAC Repair Tips for Your Michigan HomeYour home’s HVAC installation is a complicated system, and like any complicated system, it can experience hiccups and malfunctions. While some of these will require professional attention and repair, you can use these five HVAC repair tips to lower the frequency of needed repairs, fix minor issues, and keep your HVAC system in top working order:

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Replacing Thermostat Batteries Can Be Simple, If You Know What You’re Doing

Replacing Thermostat Batteries Can Be Simple, If You Know What You're DoingIf the screen of your thermostat has gone blank and your heating and cooling system doesn’t seem to be working properly, it could be a simple case of needing to change the batteries. Many people don’t realize their thermostat even uses batteries until they encounter a problem with it not working properly. Some assume there is a bigger issue and call a technician to diagnose their system, wasting precious time and money on a problem that can easily be resolved. By changing your thermostat batteries once every year, you can prevent this from occurring.

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Fall in Northern Michigan Is Furnace Inspection Time

Fall in Northern Michigan Is Furnace Inspection TimeGrand Traverse County is mightily cold in the winter, and whether you overpay for comfort is largely a matter of how well-maintained your furnace is. An annual furnace inspection and tune-up will increase the efficiency of your system to lower your heating bills, reduce its impact on the environment and help prevent common problems during the heating season.

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Recover From Summer Utility Bills With Back-to-School Energy Savings

Recover From Summer Utility Bills With Back-to-School Energy SavingsWith summer finally coming to a close, you’ve survived another season of high energy bills thanks to your kids being home and forgetting to turn off lights or playing their video games incessantly. Now it’s time to turn your attention to back-to-school energy savings so that you can finally get back on track. Here are some tips to help lower your bills this fall:

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