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Summer Savings Tips for AC

July 14, 2022
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It’s summertime in Michigan. The team at Answer Heating & Cooling hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days.

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Air Conditioner Installation Saginaw, MI 48603

May 16, 2022

Brian R. & Andrew K. were great to work with, so was Joel our Sales rep.

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Air Conditioner & Gas Furnace Installation in Saginaw, MI 48602

May 11, 2022

Brian and Andrew were courteous and clean. Everything was explained thoroughly. Even things that would help in the future since our house is old. I would recommend them to everyone.

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AC and Allergies

May 6, 2022

Summertime is the season for rest and relaxation—except when pollen decides to crash your party.

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Air Conditioner Installation Midland MI, 48362

May 4, 2022

The team did a great job and were very friendly, Thanks!

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Air Conditioner & Gas Furnace Installation Midland, MI 48642

May 4, 2022

Mat and Bob were fantastic! Experts in their tasks, informative, friendly, courteous & true professionals. We were very impressed with them!

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Air Conditioner & Gas Furnace Installation Midland MI, 48642

April 28, 2022

Everything was great! Joel was awesome. Talked me through finding the best system for our house. Clean & honest & pricing.  Brian & Andrew did a great job on the install. The work looks great & everything was cleaned up, thank you!!

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AC & Furnace Installation Saginaw, MI 48601

April 4, 2022

Jim was very helpful in our decisions of which furnace & AC to buy.  Mat & Bob were very friendly, professional & efficient with the installation. We will recommend Answer Heating to our friends – great people!

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Installation in Saginaw, MI 48601

October 25, 2021

Everyone was very nice and gave me all the information that I asked about. Very happy with the air conditioning you put in and I know I will be happy with this generator. Thank You. -Janice D

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Installation in Saginaw, MI 48609

October 6, 2021

From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO MUCH for going above and beyond my expectations with a wonderful team of professionals who were able to install the new air conditioner & furnace in one day. We have to leave Sunday, because we have reservations on Monday & we can’t afford to lose our…

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Do I Need to Chemical Wash the Condenser on My Air Conditioner?

July 15, 2021

A chemical wash, or chemical flush, is performed when the usual washing and cleaning of your air conditioner parts does not solve the problems you are facing with your unit.

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What Are The Top Causes of Air Conditioner Failure?

May 16, 2021
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Our trained and experienced experts are familiar with various makes and models of air conditioners and can help you service and maintain them to keep your home cool all summer.

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Know Your AC System

April 13, 2021

Our team at Answer Heating & Cooling knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Freeland.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

August 14, 2020

Do you know how your air conditioner cools your home? Our team wants you to know the components of your AC to help identify any issues.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

July 9, 2020

Is your home’s air conditioner the right size for your home? Our team would be happy to help calculate your AC needs.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

August 15, 2019
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If you are a homeowner in Freeland getting ready for a scorching summer, you will want to understand the top causes of air conditioner failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

July 20, 2019

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Answer Heating & Cooling, we understand that depending on your air conditioner…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

June 11, 2019

If you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you’re well aware of the many different models & capabilities. An A/C unit is more than just an appliance…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

May 9, 2019

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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What Does SEER Mean?

August 22, 2018

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

July 20, 2018

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

June 29, 2018

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Answer Heating & Cooling, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances…

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3 Signs You May Need a New AC

May 25, 2018

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort once summer officially hits here in Midland, MI. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement? 1. Age How…

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The Phaseout of R-22

April 26, 2018

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage here in the U.S.…

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Air Conditioner Components

August 11, 2017

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Answer Heating & Cooling, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Midland home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just…

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Does Your Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

July 17, 2017

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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Does My Air Conditioner Help with Allergies?

June 9, 2017

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes, if you properly maintain the unit. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the…

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Geothermal Maintenance

May 9, 2017

One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your home is the minimal maintenance it requires. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that require regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more durable and does not require the same frequency of attention. There five things you…

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How to Save Money On AC in Michigan

July 21, 2016

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At Answer Heating & Cooling, we take energy efficiency seriously. In Freeland and Saginaw, we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on…

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Keep Cool! Battle Heat Gain in Michigan

July 7, 2016

  One way to save money this summer is learn how to battle heat build up or heat gain in your home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are a few…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 24, 2016

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Answer Heating & Cooling, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the health…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

June 9, 2016

The sun is shining in Michigan and it might be time to spend the day by the pool, it also means that it is time to turn on your AC. What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? At Answer Heating & Cooling, we want to…

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

September 14, 2015

What is a heat pump? How does a heat pump work? A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from in to out or from out to in. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the…

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The Importance of AC Maintenance

August 27, 2015

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service for it to run efficiently. We at Answer Heating & Cooling recommend getting your AC unit serviced and cleaned once a year. You should do this in the spring, to ensure that your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer…

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

July 24, 2015

One of the more common and frustrating things that can happen to your Air Conditioning Unit is a freeze up. This is exactly what it sounds like, when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects…

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