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

Changing to a Heat Pump—What Do You Need to Know?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

question-mark-badgeBetween the winter chill and the summer roast is the ideal time to have a new HVAC system installed. If you’ve suspected that your current heater and air conditioner are coming near the end of their usefulness, when air conditioning and heating repair in Highland, MI are no longer cost-effective, then talk to our HVAC installation pros. We’ll be glad to make your home happy with an excellent new AC and heater …

… or maybe we only need to install one system! A heat pump takes care of the heating and cooling needs for your house in a single installation. We recommend looking into a heat pump for your home if you plan to upgrade both your heater and AC this spring. Here are a few things you should know about making this change.

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Furnace Repair Cost vs. Furnace Replacement Cost: What You Should Know

Monday, April 1st, 2019

piles-of-moneyWhen the winter weather finally ends during spring is one of the best times to consider making a big change with your home’s central heating system. Most years you won’t need to make any major changes—as long as the furnace is receiving regular maintenance and hasn’t shown signs its losing efficiency/dropping in performance. (Always be on the look out for a spike in your heating costs as a sign the furnace may be aging rapidly.)

However, if your furnace has recently given you trouble, you may be thinking about putting in a new one. Or, you could choose to have repairs and keep the furnace running for a few years. When comparing the cost of repairs against the cost of replacement, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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A Late Season HVAC Fix: Air Duct Sealing

Monday, March 18th, 2019

duct-sealing-with-caulkingIt’s the official end of winter and the start of spring. Your HVAC system is going to make the change from cold weather to warmer weather, although the process can be a slow one with occasional returns of colder temperatures. You may still need to schedule heater service in Highland, MI before the warmer weather settles in.

We want to address a particular issue with your HVAC system that affects the heating system as well as the cooling system: leaks along the ducts. If your ventilation system needs sealing, we recommend you have it done as soon as possible so you have quality heating for the next few weeks, and so you’re ready to go with your air conditioning when you need it.

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Boilers vs. Furnaces: The Great Debate

Monday, November 13th, 2017

boiler-residentialThe fall is the most popular period for replacing old heating systems or arranging for a new heating installation. People are usually thinking hard about the coming winter, and the weather is still warm enough that they can go without heat for the short period necessary to have the new heating system installation done.

There are many types of residential heaters, but there tend to be two major ones that people find themselves deciding between: the furnace and the boiler. These are the most common types of residential (and commercial) heating systems. They work in different fashions, and both have their own advantages. Let’s take a look at these advantages to help you get a better sense of the continual debate: “Install a furnace or a boiler?”

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