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How Much Does a Furnace Cleaning or Tune Up Cost?

Posted by Michael Kamps on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 02:10 PM

A Common Question Homeowners In The Greenville, Ionia,and Cedar Springs Area Are Searching Online Is, "How much does a furnace cleaning or tune up cost?"

The quick answer is, it depends; all furnace tune ups are not the same. There's a difference between the "15-minute-pop-your-head-in-the-door" tune-up and a complete 16 -Point Tune-Up.

What I thought I'd try to do is help you understand the answer to this question. As a company, we are highly motivated to teach and preach maintenance & service. Here's why we are motivated; in most homes, furnaces are typically ignored until they malfunction.

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Tags: Furnace Tune Up, Furnace, Prevention, Maintenance

Indoor Air Quality Problems: Unwanted Moisture

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 @ 04:18 PM

Unwanted Moisture Is Your Enemy:

Mold is a big concern when it comes to indoor air quality problems for homeowners in Greenville, Rockford, & Ionia Areas. In our previous blog article, we stated that there are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Obviously, moisture or water prevention and management are critical for your home.

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Tags: Mold, Odors, Indoor Air Problems, Moisture Problems

Indoor Air Quality Problems: Mold And Your Greenville Home.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 01:18 PM

Mold Growth In Homes Is A Hot Topic Today.

You may have heard a news report talking about the danger of exposure to mold in our homes and at work. Mold comes in thousands of varieties and exists in every indoor and outdoor environment. It is a natural and necessary part of nature and the environments we live in. While many types of mold have positive benefits, there are several strains that can lead to health problems if allowed to flourish.

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Tags: Mold, Indoor Air Problems, IAQ, Moisture Problems

Indoor Air Problems: How To Control Dust Problems.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 @ 03:03 PM

We've Talked About The Problems Caused By Dust, Now Let's Move Towards Some Step By Step Solutions To Control Them.

House dust is known to contain many hazardous materials, and it is an asthma trigger. So obviously reducing it will improve your indoor air quality.

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Tags: Indoor Air Problems, Dust Problems, IAQ, Health Threats

Indoor Air Quality Problems: Bugs, Critters And Spiderwebs.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 03:49 PM

Got Any Of These? Rodents, Insects, Pests, Cobwebs, and Spiderwebs.

They all are 'red flags' and are indicators about the performance of your home. You don’t have to live with them and you shouldn’t. H&H Plumbing & Heating specializes in identifying problmes and then solving them. You’re probably wasting energy and living in less than ideal health conditions having an impact on your indoor air quality.

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Tags: Indoor Air Problems, Pests, IAQ, Health Threats

Labor Day Sales, Football Season and.. the Furnace Tune Up?

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Sep 02, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

There's something about Labor Day weekend that I think affects everyone in some way; it almost works like  switch. For many people it signals the end of Summer and everything associated with it. Even though we'll still have warm, even hot days yet.

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Tags: Furnace Tune Up, Inspection, Maintenance, Carbon Monoxide

HVAC Systems For Greenville Homeowners: What Is A Heat Pump?

Posted by Michael Kamps on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 01:51 PM

Different Types of HVAC Systems: What Is A Heat Pump?

You may have heard the advertisements for mini-split systems and wondered what those work. Before we can get into that, we need to define what a heat pump is. In order to understand what a heat pump is, you need to grasp what is called the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which states:

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Tags: Thermal Dynamics, HVAC Systems, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump

Farmer's Almanac 2014 and The Furnace Tune Up.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 03:37 PM

In case you missed it, the Farmer's Almanac predictions for the winter of 2013-14 were just announced today. This winter is expected to be "very cold" which if that's true, your furnace and heating system is going to get a pretty good workout.

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Tags: Furnace Tune Up, Energy Efficient Solutions, Furnace Replacement, Safety

Indoor Air Problems: Dryer Exhaust

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

Dryer Exhaust: A Fire Hazard

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Tags: Odors, Safety, IAQ, Dryer Vent

Dust Related Indoor Air Quality Issues: Is There A Hidden Risk?

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 04:15 PM

Attention Greenville Homeowners: House Dust Is A Rich Source Of Bacteria.

Whether you know this or not, there are unknown things living in the dark and dusty corners of your home and office, scientists are now one step closer to cataloguing exactly what might be lurking in your indoor environment. Buildings have their own pattern of bacteria in indoor dust, which includes species normally found in the human gut, according to new research

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Tags: Indoor Air Problems, Dust Problems, IAQ, Health Threats