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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

When is the right time to consider furnace replacement?

Posted by Brett Higby on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Getting an increase in energy efficiency alone is not usually an economically valid reason to consider furnace replacement as long as your furnace is still in relatively good working condition. We generally recommend replacing your older model furnace if any of the following situations apply:

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Tags: Furnace, programmable thermostat, Energy Efficiency, Furnace Replacement, variable-speed blowers

Replacing A Furnace or Air Conditioner Correctly

Posted by Michael Kamps on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 @ 04:24 PM

Every Homeowner In Ther Greenville, Rockford or Cedar Springs Area All Want The Same Thing--Getting The Results You're Paying For When You Decide To Replace Your Furnace Or Air Conditioner.

When making the decision to reinvest in a new heating or cooling system, the question always pops up in peoples mind is, how do I make sure I get the results I'm paying for and solve my problems; basically, meet all my expectations!

This is a critical step and one that is often overlooked, and, unfortunately, it leads to the majority of the problems with HVAC installations. Without proper planning, there's a good chance your expectations won't be met. Although some contractors who use 'lowball' pricing, they have a history of adding to the project to increase their pocket book. We don't! We prefer a nice clean project or installation. Anticipating problems doesn't mean we are trying to add to the project.

Many people mistakenly assume that pre-existing comfort, noise, dust or unhealthy air problems will be automatically solved by installing a new system. Part of the planning process is getting answers to the right questions: about areas that have been hard to heat or cool, air that is either too dry or too humid, about how the old system worked (or didn’t work!), and about what you are looking for in a new system. Some homeowners are interested in reducing dust in the home, and if any family members suffer from respiratory allergies or asthma, a new system can often greatly improve these problems.
Understand, no matter what any contractor tells you, all homes are a connection of systems; for example the outer shell (walls, roofing and windows), heating and cooling systems, plumbing systems, etc. All of them impact one another.

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Tags: Air Conditioning Replacement, Planned Right, Furnace Replacement