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Category: air-conditioning

All About Bloomfield HVAC Filters: MERV and Changing Frequency

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common types of HVAC air filters available today, plus their general qualities. HVAC filters are a vital component of your system, helping trap contaminants and …

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All About HVAC Filters: Types Available Today

When it comes to the daily operations of your home’s HVAC system, few components are more important than your air filter. The HVAC filter serves multiple purposes, from cleaning and purifying your air of any contaminants to ensuring airflow in …

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HVAC Technician’s Guide to Home Air Quality

No matter which part of Michigan you live in, home air quality will be an important factor for you and your family. The air you breathe inside your home can be even more polluted than outside air if you don’t …

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How to Prevent Heat Related Illnesses without Air Conditioning

Did you know that in the United States, more people have died from heat related illness than from any other weather event?  When the temperatures climb, it is not a laughing matter.  Those most vulnerable to suffering from heat related …

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How to Prep the Bathroom for Potty Training

Potty training is an inevitable part of parenting–one that parents often dread.  It’s true that it can be messy, frustrating, and exhausting, but, it can also be wonderful to experience your child learning a new and important skill.  Whether the …

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When Will See a 90 Degree Day in Detroit?

7Are you someone more likely to describe 90 degrees Fahrenheit as: sweltering, scorching, stifling, blistering, oppressive and miserable? Or, do you find a 90 degree day to be warm, desirable, pleasant, refreshing, and enjoyable? No matter which camp you fall …

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How to Prevent Mold Growth in your Air Conditioner

Mold is a problem that no one wants in their home.  These microscopic spores–even if not the infamous ‘black mold spores‘–can cause illness and trigger allergic reactions.  While you may be aware that damp areas of your home can be …

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How to Fix a Noisy Air Conditioner

Birds chirping, cicadas buzzing, children giggling, even the sound of a lawn mower from down the street–all are the pleasant sounds of summer.  What’s not so pleasant?  A loud air conditioning unit interrupting your backyard barbecue. You may think that …

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5 Steps to a Clean HVAC Filter (and cleaner air!)

Spring makes us think about all things fresh and clean.  Clean air included!  When preparing your home for warmer weather over the next few weeks, do not forget about your air conditioner/furnace filter.  Your air conditioner and furnace are both …

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Frequently Asked HVAC Questions for New Homeowners

Congratulations, new homeowners!  You’ve purchased your first home.  Once the celebratory champagne is gone and the boxes are unpacked, you may realize that you have some (ok, a lot of) questions. Home ownership is one of the first times that …

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