First Choice Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Ways We Can Improve Your Cooling This Summer

Monday, July 8th, 2019

temperature-guageWhen it comes to cooling your home during the summer season, “good enough” just isn’t good enough. Not if you ask a member of our team, anyway. We are the local HVAC  company in Brighton, MI, that you can count on to help you enjoy the level of comfort that you deserve, regardless of how hot it may be outside. Sometimes, that means upgrades to your system. In other instances, it may just mean a bit of rejuvenation.

Whatever the case, you need to know for certain that your AC is optimized and ready for action. You’ll have no doubt about it when you choose to work with us. From central ACs to heat pumps and ductless mini splits, we’ve got the experience and expertise necessary to help any air conditioning system excel. So read on, reach out with any concerns that you may have, and give us the pleasure of helping you to live in the most comfortable environment possible.

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AC Tune-Up Benefits That May Surprise You

Monday, June 10th, 2019

family-posing-in-kitchenA pre-summer air conditioning tune-up in Brighton, MI is one of the best things a local homeowner can do for their comfort during the middle of the year. We’ve written before about the numerous benefits of scheduling regular AC tune-ups. And they are numerous: lower operating costs, fewer repair needs, sudden breakdown prevention, an extended service life, and all-around peace of mind.

But there’s even more to talk about. Below we’ve listed a few benefits of having routine air conditioning tune-ups from professionals that you may not have known about.

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Tips to Lower Your Cooling Costs

Monday, June 11th, 2018

checkmark-greenThere’s no way to avoid a rise in electrical costs during the summer if you have a central air conditioning system. The air conditioner consumes electrical power to run the fans and the compressor, and this comes at a cost. But the cost doesn’t have to be as high as it currently is! There are ways to reduce the price of a comfortably cool home over this summer, and the many summers to come.

Here are our top tips for conquering the high cost of cooling:

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Business picking up for HVAC companies as heat sets in

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

 HVAC companies getting busier as the weather warms up

 

FLINT (WJRT) – (05/25/18) – Today is National Heat Awareness Day, a reminder for you to be aware of the sometimes deadly consequences associated with heat stroke and dehydration.

With loads of sunshine and high temperatures you can also expect HVAC companies are being inundated with service calls.

“Very busy. The heat is definitely getting people on the phone,” said Coby Ackerman, a service technician with First Choice Heating & Cooling.

“I think one of the biggest things is probably not changing the filter,” said Ackerman.

He’s seen homeowners make all kinds of mistakes, but here’s what you should do for sure:

“You need to change the filters. That’s very important. Check the batteries in the thermostat if you have them. It’s a good idea to look and see if the condenser outside is clean,” Ackerman said. “Definitely want to check the charge. It may or may not be undercharged. Even though you think it’s good a dirty coil can mask that.”

The decision to cut the air on and off throughout the day may not be a great idea.

“72, 73 is a good temperature and if you leave it there and get rid of the humidity you’ll actually feel a lot comfortable instead of turning it on and off like people like to do,” Ackerman said. “When it’s hot just let it run.”

Remember, it’s better to have your AC tuned up than to wait until there is a problem.

Now that we’ve gotten the air conditioner taken care of, Governor Snyder is reminding everyone how serious heat stroke is, especially for children.

Today is heat stroke prevention awareness day in Michigan.

Already this year – six children have died in the United States from heatstroke in a car.

1. Officials with the state advise the following:

2. Never leave your child alone in a vehicle, not even for a minute.

3. Keep the car locked so kids don’t get in on their own.

4. Create reminders by putting something in the back of your vehicle next to your child such as a wallet, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination.

5. If you see or hear a child alone in a car, call 911.

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Disabled Hartland couple gets new furnace when they call Channel 7 desperate for help

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

HARTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ-TV) – A Hartland couple called 7 Action News when they couldn’t get help from anyone else. We answered their call, and got them a brand new furnace.

Debby and Dan Taylor rely on their wheelchairs to get around. Both are diabetics and have each had a leg amputated. The cold weather has been hard on them, especially Dan, who recently suffered a stroke.

One week into Dan’s recovery, they found their home particularly cold. Their furnace had stopped working.

“We called all over,” Debby told Action News. “We called everybody, and nobody would help.”

The couple used their gas stove and space heaters to heat their home temporarily. A new furnace would’ve cost the family thousands of dollars they didn’t have.

Debby had her doubts, but she followed her husband’s advice and called 7 Action News. “I’ve seen many a times when the stations help people out,” said Dan. “I thought, ‘Well, why can’t they help us out?”

We reached out to the Southeast Michigan chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. Before long, we found the Taylors a furnace.

First Choice Heating & Cooling, a Fenton-based company, volunteered to install a furnace that was donated by a distributor to the Taylor family.

“I felt helpless until Channel 7 stepped in and helped us,” Debby said as she watched the new furnace get installed.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

iMarket Solutions has launched First Choice Heat’s new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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