What Are SEER Ratings?

Posted on May 26, 2021
It happens to the best of us: your air conditioner gives out right when you need it most. Trying to decide on what new air conditioner to purchase can seem challenging, but SEER ratings are here to help! SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It calculates the ratio of your air conditioner’s cooling output ... READ MORE

Should I get a Dehumidifier?

Posted on April 21, 2021
Warm weather has returned to Michigan and that means something else is about to return, too: humidity. No one likes feeling sticky and sweaty all the time (especially when you’re in the comfort of your home). But here at Baumann & DeGroot, we know the solution: dehumidifiers. A dehumidifier removes the moisture from the air, ... READ MORE

My Furnace Is So Expensive

Posted on March 24, 2021
Did you receive your gas bill this month and have some heart palpitations? Don’t worry; we’ve all been there! Running your furnace during the winter and spring months can get a little expensive, but we have a couple tips that could put some of your hard earned dollars back in your pocket. Give your vents ... READ MORE

Why Should I Invest in Clean Air?

Posted on February 24, 2021
Clean air is important. With a certain air-born illness running around (*cough cough* COVID-19), you’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of good ventilation and clean air lately. Every restaurant in town is probably talking about the quality of their ventilation system, but should clean air be something you invest in for your home? ... READ MORE

5 Reasons To Get A Smart Thermostat

Posted on March 11, 2020
One of the best ways to slash your monthly heating and cooling costs is by using a smart thermostat, a modern solution designed to give homeowners easy and precise control over their home’s temperature at any given time during the week. Chances are you’ve probably heard of smart thermostats before. But, should you really switch? ... READ MORE

What is a Heat Pump?

Posted on February 12, 2020
Have you ever heard of a heat pump? Most of the methods we use to heat homes right now involve burning fuel. You take gas, ignite it, and route the resulting heat through warm air (or warm water in the case of hydronic systems) all around the house. But heat pumps work differently. Instead of generating ... READ MORE

Which Fireplace System is Right for You?

Posted on January 21, 2020
There’s nothing like having a real, working fireplace in your home, especially during the first chill of autumn or around the holidays. But which modern fireplace option is right for your situation, and what are the differences between them? Wood Burning The real deal, wood-burning fireplaces provide an authentic experience and a substantial amount of ... READ MORE

Professionally Installed Hydronic Boiler Systems in West Michigan

Posted on January 13, 2020
So you want a Hydronic Boiler System? Walk into the average West Michigan home and you’ll find a standard furnace and AC setup sending hot or cold air out through ductwork into the house. This is a proven and popular system—but there are other modern options available to the marketplace that have a lot to ... READ MORE

Everyone Needs Tankless Water Heaters

Posted on October 29, 2019
Storage tank water heaters are working hard in most West Michigan homes, but they aren’t the only option available today. New tankless water heater models are making great inroads in the market, and there are plenty of reasons to consider one if you’re building a new home or considering an upgrade. 1. Vacate the chimney ... READ MORE

High Efficiency Water Heaters

Posted on January 3, 2018
Water Heater Efficiency Have you ever tried taking a shower in your home while the washing machine and dishwasher are both running? Maybe you have a few kids, and when everyone takes a shower at once, you run out of hot water in 5 minutes flat. If you’ve experienced anything like this, you’ve probably thought ... READ MORE