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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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Avoid a Plumbing Service Call With This Troubleshooting Guide

Avoid a Plumbing Service Call With This Troubleshooting GuideWe are in the midst of the sticky summer months here in Grand Traverse County and the hot and humid weather can cause serious damage to your home’s plumbing if you aren’t careful. We’ve prepared a handy troubleshooting guide to help you avoid damage and survive the summer months without any plumbing problems. A little preventive maintenance goes a long way!

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Surge Protection Can Protect Your HVAC System

Surge Protection Can Protect Your HVAC SystemYour heating and cooling equipment are important parts of your Grand Traverse County area home and they must be protected. Unfortunately, too few homeowners consider surge protection when it comes to the care of their HVAC system. Doing so can lead to outrageous costs for repair or replacement if a piece of your equipment is damaged.

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Is Your Seasonal HVAC Maintenance Scheduled?

Is Your Seasonal HVAC Maintenance Scheduled?It won’t be long before cooling systems are humming 24/7 across Grand Traverse County, and now is the time to schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance. An annual tune-up is essential for increasing your system’s efficiency, lowering your cooling costs, preventing common problems and extending the operating life of your system.

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How Long Should Your Heat Pump Last in Your Northern Michigan Home?

How Long Should Your Heat Pump Last in Your Northern Michigan Home?If you have a heat pump in your Northern Michigan home, you likely will be wondering how long your heat pump might last, and what you can do to extend its lifetime. Heat pumps are great energy-efficient heating and cooling machines that work by moving heat from one place to another. During the warmer months, heat pumps divert heat from inside your house to the outdoors. During the colder months, the opposite happens.

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Signs Your Ductwork Has Seen Better Days

Signs Your Ductwork Has Seen Better DaysYour Grand Traverse County home’s ductwork is an essential component of your heating, cooling, and ventilation system. Air ducts left to age and wear out become defective and cause a whole host of problems including increased energy costs, poor quality indoor air, and spotty, inconsistent indoor heating and cooling. If you suspect that defective ductwork is costing you, take note of the following procedures, signs, and fixes.

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Take Charge and Protect Your Home From CO Dangers

Take Charge and Protect Your Home From CO DangersSealing your home tightly does wonders for your utility bills and help to protect the environment but it does have one potential downside, the potential build up of carbon monoxide. An odorless and colorless gas, CO can build up in your home to hazardous levels without you being aware of it. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect your family from CO dangers by understanding the primary sources.

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NATE’s Revised Exam: Keeping Your HVAC Tech at the Top of His Game

NATE's Revised Exam: Keeping Your HVAC Tech at the Top of His GameIf you’re not familiar with HVAC-related terms, such as condensing, ERV and HRV, R410A, mini-split, MERV and blower door, or with how these systems, components, ratings and tests save energy and increase home comfort, you can rest assured that, with rigorous testing and ongoing education from NATE’s revised exam, your NATE-certified technician will know these terms inside and out, and provide exceptional service and installation.

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