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

Baumann & DeGroot Stands with Folds of Honor

Posted on April 2, 2018
As a company that has employed a number of military veterans over the years, Baumann & DeGroot has always been dedicated to giving back to the families of service members. That commitment has led us into a partnership with Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s ... READ MORE

What’s the best way to program your thermostat for seasons?

Posted on February 1, 2018
What’s the best way to program your thermostat for seasons? For example, if it’s 80 degrees out, and I want it at 70 when I’m home, what’s the best setting for when I’m gone to save money? Also, Is it better to turn it down at night (and will it save money)? Michigan is a ... READ MORE

High efficiency water heaters

Posted on January 3, 2018
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 about purchasing a ... READ MORE

Should I cover my air conditioner in the winter?

Posted on December 22, 2017
It is not necessary to cover your A/C unit, because they are designed to withstand the elements: winter snow and wind, fall rain and sleet, and summer heat. Covering your A/C unit will prevent some fading, but snow and rain don’t affect the internal components. Your unit should last about 15–18 years, which is much ... READ MORE

What is the difference between forced air and radiant heat?

Posted on December 15, 2017
Forced air systems carry heat using air as a medium, most often through a series of ducts. On the other hand, radiant heat is typically distributed through a system of pipes filled with water. There are benefits to both types of systems, but to be able to make an educated decision, you need to learn ... READ MORE

What Is an Air Conditioner Tune Up?

Posted on June 29, 2017
An air conditioner tune-up is a form of regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit that should be completed once a year, usually in the spring or early summer. Not all maintenance appointments are the offer the same benefits. A proper air conditioner tune-up includes: Checking pressures of the refrigerant on the system making sure ... READ MORE