5 Reasons To Consider a Tankless Water Heater

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
Heating and cooling technician replacing a furnace

Should You Wait to Replace Your Furnace Until Next Year?

Posted on June 12, 2019
Your furnace is showing all the signs that it’s time for an upgrade: It’s older than 15 years old.  (The average age of replacement is 18 years and failures follow a bell curve that matches that age) Your utility bills have been growing  The unit is noisy, with odd bumps and squeals when it kicks ... READ MORE

Troubleshooting Your AC (and When to Call the Pros)

Posted on May 22, 2019
It’s the height of summer and you’re sweating through your sheets every night. Your air conditioning system isn’t working at all, or isn’t able to keep up with the sweltering weather, and you need it fixed. When should you call the experts, and what are the troubleshooting steps you can take to safely check potential ... READ MORE

“My Furnace is Making a Funny Noise…”

Posted on May 8, 2019
Your furnace works hard. All alone, tucked away in the back of your basement, it steadily generates the heat your family relies on to get through the winter safely and comfortably. And while it’s mostly out of sight and out of mind, the low rumble at night and a whisper coming out of your vents ... READ MORE

Do You Really Need Your Furnace Inspected Annually?

Posted on May 2, 2019
It always makes sense to think critically about your expenses and cut costs where you can. But what about yearly furnace inspections or tune-ups? Do you really need an annual inspection and why? Keeping Up with Wear and Tear If your car started to run poorly, you’d notice immediately and you would deal with it. ... READ MORE

7 Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Serviced

Posted on April 10, 2019
After a long winter of near constant operation, it’s important to watch out for malfunctions or damage to your furnace, especially given chilly spring mornings that trigger intermittent activity before the long summer months of inactivity—before freezing temperatures and snowstorms come again next year. Signs that it’s time for you to schedule an inspection or ... READ MORE

Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Spring

Posted on April 3, 2019
You might not be able to see it yet, but spring is just around the corner! For those of us here in West Michigan, that’s great news, and it also means it’s time to get your HVAC system ready for the warmer months ahead—especially if you get allergies. Spring maintenance for your heating and cooling ... READ MORE

Furnace Trouble? When to DIY and When to Call a Pro

Posted on March 29, 2019
After a long winter, furnaces across West Michigan have been through a lot. And it’s common for performance to suffer as a result, or for heating systems to quit working altogether.  So, if your home temperatures suddenly drop and you aren’t sure why, what should you do? Roll up your sleeves and tinker, or call ... READ MORE

Baumann & DeGroot Joins Forces With Hand2Hand

Posted on August 20, 2018
It’s that time of year again—summer trips are winding down and school is almost back in session. And while we are already gearing up for fall and winter furnace tune-ups, there’s another pressing matter that has our attention. Did you know that thousands of West Michigan kids are at risk of going hungry when they’re ... READ MORE

White powder in my home

Posted on April 10, 2018
All winter long it feels like an uphill battle to keep your house clean, you mop and dust and the next day is that pesky white dust/powder again.  “Do I need a new furnace filter, do I need to upgrade my filter?” you ask yourself. You aren’t imagining things, this is a common issue that ... READ MORE