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Cracked Heat Exchanger

October 8, 2018

Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you’re having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What’s a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that’s what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don’t ignore the possibility. A cracked heat exchanger in a gas furnace…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Making Loud Noises?

September 15, 2018

Heat pumps can be expected to make some noise. However, unusually loud noises point to a problem. If your system is reaching decibels impossible to ignore, you should turn it off to prevent further damages. Then give Answer Heating & Cooling a call at 989-695-9461 to schedule a repair visit. We’ll be able to quickly…

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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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Clogged Air Filters

March 20, 2018

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean, and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems, including…

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 15, 2018

Did your furnace suddenly start blowing cold air out of your vents? Here in Midland, MI, cold air blowing around inside your home is unacceptable. At Answer Heating & Cooling, we are here to keep you warm and toasty this winter. If you are having problems with your furnace, check these things first and then…

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Thermostat Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

January 15, 2018

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for…

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