What is a Heat Pump, and Why Should You Consider One?

Posted on February 12, 2020
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 heat, heat pumps use electricity to capture ... 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
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 offer homeowners. One of those options is ... READ MORE

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