Are Your Pipes Noisy? Our Plumbing Contractors Can Help

Sometimes we live with things in our home that we shouldn’t. If we have noises we can’t pinpoint, we may just put up with the sounds and learn to try and ignore them. It isn’t something we need to tolerate. It can be embarrassing with guests in the home or, at the least, an annoying disturbance that interrupts our daily …

Air-Source Heat Pumps Are A Good Heating And Cooling Option For Indiana and Michigan Residents

As a homeowner, you may assume that you need both a furnace and an air conditioner to maintain the comfort level in your home throughout the seasons. Heat pumps can do the work of both–so that you experience warm air in winter months and cool air in summer months–in one convenient system.  

Drain Problems? Here Are Simple Steps To Prevent Clogs

On Thanksgiving a few years ago, our kitchen sink drain became clogged, and we ended up having to wash all those greasy dishes in the bathtub. This made for a good story the following Thanksgiving, but it definitely was inconvenient at the time. There is never a convenient time for a kitchen (or bathroom) drain to clog, and these simple …

Make Sure You Have Non-Stop Air Conditioning Service This Summer By Avoiding These Common Problems

For people who live in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, the summer of 2010 was hotter than normal. With minimum temperatures of 70 degrees and maximums of at least 80 degrees, central air conditioning units were running round the clock. What can you do to make sure that your system keeps running, in case the region sees record (116 degrees …

What Your HVAC Contractor Should Check During Annual Service

Now is the time to make sure that your air conditioning system is ready to be put to the test — before the intense heat and humidity return to Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Annual maintenance of HVAC equipment is critical to keeping it running all summer. It also helps ensure that your system will be operating at maximum efficiency and …

What’s MERV? All About A Rating System That Helps Consumers Select Air Filters

MERV stands for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value Rating.”  This rating system for filters was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.  It’s based upon the type of filter, how efficient it is and what pollutants it captures.   Almost all of the air purifier corporations in existence today use this rating as a way of …

Learn How Reading Your Meters Can Help You Get More Energy Savings

If you are looking to cut down on your gas and electricity bills, learning how to read your meters can help you increase your energy savings. When you are familiar with your gas or electric meter readings, you know how much gas or electricity your household is consuming at any time. It’s important to know how to do this because …

Load Calculation Matters: What You Need To Know

A load calculation will tell you exactly what heating and cooling output you need from your heating and cooling system to keep your home comfortable. It’s important to get the right size heating and cooling equipment not just because you could end up with equipment that’s too small for your home, but also to prevent oversizing. Oversizing HVAC equipment makes …