First Choice Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Fenton’

An AC That Loses Refrigerant: Why This Is a Big Problem

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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At First Choice Heating & Cooling, we understand the significance of keeping your air conditioning system running smoothly through each and every summer. One crucial aspect of keeping your AC in great shape is ensuring that the refrigerant levels remain optimal. 

In this blog post, we’ll break down why maintaining proper refrigerant levels is essential and what can happen if your AC loses refrigerant. If your AC is leaking refrigerant, it’s important to rely on HVAC professionals for air conditioning repair in Fenton, MI

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The Many Benefits of a Spring AC Tune-Up From the Pros

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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As the calendar flips to spring, we all look forward to longer days, blooming flowers, and, of course, the return of warm weather. But there’s nothing like a malfunctioning air conditioner to put a damper on your springtime joy. That’s where the importance of a spring AC tune-up comes into play. As seasoned HVAC contractors, we can’t stress enough how vital this yearly ritual is for your home’s comfort and your peace of mind. Let’s dive into the myriad benefits of getting maintenance for your air conditioning in Fenton, MI done by the pros before the season heats up.

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How Long a Tankless Water Heater Really Lasts

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Let’s cut to the chase: you have around 15–20 years of service that you can expect from a tankless water heater. It’s longer than you can expect a tank water heater to last, so that’s a bonus, but it’s also completely dependent on how you take care of it.

We’ve seen our fair share of water heater repair in Fenton, MI over the years, and we can say without a doubt there are three things you need to keep in mind when you want to keep your tankless water heater in commission for upwards of two decades straight. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Happens to Your Water Heater Without Regular Maintenance

Monday, December 18th, 2023

We all hear that maintenance is important for our water heater, but it’s also easy to turn on the faucet, feel hot water come out, and dissuade yourself from following through with that water heater maintenance appointment. After all, the water’s hot, so what’s the big deal?

It may not manifest right now, but growing problems in your water heater are absolutely happening—it’s the nature of using any home HVAC or plumbing system: wear and tear is going to happen. It’s like a slow creep that leads up to a breakdown, but the whole time, we can’t see the proverbial progress bar until disaster strikes. Here’s why maintenance is important so you can avoid more calls for water heater service in Fenton, MI.

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Choosing the Right AC for Your Next Installation

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Home cooling systems last for 10–15 years, which is why selecting your next one is a big deal. It’s a long-term commitment, so taking the time to select the right cooling system is well worth it. Right now, let’s run through a few different features you need to look out for, and schedule your AC installation in Fenton, MI.

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Pros and Cons of Electric Furnaces vs. Gas Furnaces

Monday, September 11th, 2023

You have so many options available when it comes to heating your home. While many homes rely on gas furnaces, they’re not necessarily the top choice anymore. Other HVAC machines are constantly improving and contending with combustion-based heating, like the electric furnace.

You likely have a ton of questions about getting an electric furnace in Fenton, so today we’re going to pit it against the age-old gas-powered furnace and try to answer the question: which one is better?

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Heat Pumps Offer Heating and Cooling, But Are They Better Than Your AC?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Central air conditioning has been around for a long time, and it’s one of the most reliable choices for home cooling for a reason. These machines last 10–15 years, sometimes longer, and simply get the job done. But heat pumps have been stirring the pot lately, so the question is: which machine is better for your home?

With heating and cooling in Fenton, you usually need two different machines. But we’re about to explain what heat pumps can do, and whether or not they could even potentially replace your air conditioner.

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How to Know If Your AC Condenser Is Running Into Trouble

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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Your air conditioner has a lot of working parts, and chief among them is the condenser. If you’re not sure what it does, let us explain it to you. Your condenser removes heat from your home by working with other components in your air conditioner.

As you can imagine, when your AC condenser in Fenton gives out, it’s a pretty big deal. Let’s help you identify the warning signs before that happens in the first place.

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How to Know If Your Boiler Needs Immediate Repair

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Your boiler isn’t on the fritz, but it’s showing signs of giving out before long. But wait, how do you know when it’s showing those signs? Without experience handling boilers or knowing a lot about them, it can be difficult.

Boiler repair in Fenton is your best option if your boiler begins to show any of these signs. Do your best to go through this checklist first to determine if you need repairs or replacement.

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What You Didn’t Know About the Efficiency of Electric Furnaces

Monday, September 26th, 2022

money-saving-chimneyEfficiency. It’s one of the big buzzwords of the 21st century. When people shop for home appliances, they look for efficient devices that can lower energy demands and help the environment. Efficiency ratings can create confusion for homeowners, however, and one good example is with furnaces. 

Furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in residential buildings, and they account for an enormous amount of either natural gas or electricity consumption during a year. The right high-efficiency furnace can make a huge difference in utility bills. Unfortunately, when it comes to electric furnace efficiency, people unfamiliar with how efficiency ratings work can make assumptions about how much energy the furnace could potentially save. We’ll clear up this misunderstanding to help you look for the right electric furnace for your household.

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