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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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What Does AFUE Mean?

March 21, 2017

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home…

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How Do I Know If My Heat Exchanger Is Cracked?

February 13, 2017

  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…

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Don't Skip Your Annual Furnace Maintenance!

January 19, 2017

A furnace is crucial to comfort in cold Michigan winters, yet it is often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. Usually your furnace is in a basement, closet or other low traffic area of your home, making it easy to overlook. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and possibly dangerous emergency repairs, you should always remember…

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How to Save Money on my Michigan Heating Bill this Winter

December 19, 2016

Is your energy bill too high this time of year? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save you money. Some of these are bigger projects but most are simple things that you can do in your day to day…

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What Are the Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 21, 2016

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner. It may be hard to make the decision to replace your current furnace, but every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say good-bye…

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Furnace Maintenance in Michigan

October 18, 2016

Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call us and we will be happy to…

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What is the Big Idea About a Smart, Programmable Thermostat?

September 8, 2016

For our busy Michigan residents, a programmable thermostat makes it easier for you to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient throughout the day and the year. These thermostats are WiFi connected, so you can monitor your systems remotely from your computer, smart phone or tablet. If you are on vacation or just at work…

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Your Michigan HVAC Terms and Definitions

August 25, 2016

Part of our job here at Answer Heating and Cooling is to make sure you are educated and can make the right decisions! Here are the definitions for some of the most commonly used terms and phrases in the HVAC world. Air Handler The indoor component of your air conditioner or heating system that moves…

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