Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Plan Ahead: Space Heater Safety!

Do you rely heavily on a space heater?

Are you worried that relying on a space heater may cause your house to catch fire?

Do you follow space heater safety guidelines to help prevent a catastrophe?

According to the East Side Fire Department, “the most important facts in planning ahead, before a tragedy occurs include:

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  1. Keep your smoke detector working at all times. Never remove the batteries. Saving the price of a battery is not worth deactivating one of the most valuable protection systems in your home. And don't forget to test your detector monthly!
  2. Keep a charged fire extinguisher handy at all times. However, if you have a fire that’s large or spreading rapidly, don’t try to extinguish it by yourself. Leave the house immediately and call 9-1-1.
  3. Practice family fire drills. If equipment is needed, such as a rope or a chain ladder to escape from a second-story window, purchase it as soon as possible and store it in a readily accessible place (under your bed, perhaps). Emphasize the importance of each family member escaping and meeting outdoors at a pre-selected location (such as sidewalk, mailbox, or curb) away from the fire.
  4. Memorize the emergency number for fire, emergency medical service and police response: 9-1-1. When you call this number from a safe location, know your address and the name of the closest intersecting street to your location. Remain calm. Do not hang up until the fire department tells you.
  5. Clear the fire hydrant of snow while cleaning your driveway and walkway to ensure easy access.
Are you tired of using your space heater to warm your home? If you want to ensure your family’s safety by installing a new furnace, we’re your go-to guys for heating and cooling in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas of Milan, Saline, Dexter, and Chelsea.

CMR Mechanical – Your Heating and Cooling Experts in Ann Arbor


We offer a free in-home evaluation of your existing system for heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home. We service and repair residential, commercial and industrial equipment; while specializing in all types of heating and cooling in Ann Arbor, furnaces, radiant floor heat, refrigeration, water heaters, boilers, and back-up power generators, as well as many other products and services.

Contact us at info@cmrmechanical.com or call (734) 424-9555. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to Light a Gas Furnace Pilot

Are you having problems with lighting your gas furnace pilot light?

Is your furnace on the fritz?

Are you unsure how to light your pilot light safely?
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According to How Stuff Works, “To relight the pilot, follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly; they are usually fastened to the furnace. If instructions for relighting the pilot are not provided, follow this general procedure:

Step 1: Find pilot light assembly. It typically has a gas valve with on, off, and pilot settings.

Step 2: Turn valve to “off” and wait three minutes.

Step 3: Switch valve to pilot setting. Hold lighted match to pilot opening while you push reset button on pilot control panel. Keep this button pressed until pilot flame burns brightly, then set valve to “on” position.

Step 4: If pilot flame won't stay lit, the opening may be clogged. Turn gas valve “off”, and clean opening with piece of fine wire. If it won't stay lit after several attempts, you may have faulty thermocouple.”

If you’re still having problems lighting your pilot light, call a professional to help. All our technicians are highly trained professionals who continue their education through ongoing training, so they stay up to date to assure you the best service available. CMR Mechanical prides itself on honest, quality service!

CMR Mechanical – Your Heating and Cooling Experts in Ann Arbor


If you'd like to add value to your home by installing a new HVAC system, we’re your guys! We offer a free in-home evaluation of your existing system for heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home. We service and repair residential, commercial and industrial equipment; while specializing in all types of heating and cooling in Ann Arbor, furnaces, radiant floor heat, refrigeration, water heaters, boilers, and back-up power generators, as well as many other products and services.

Contact us at info@cmrmechanical.com or call (734) 424-9555. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Prepare Your Home for Winter


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Are you prepared for winter?

Is your home prepared as well as it can be?

Have you performed a routine seasonal check-up on your furnace?

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for winter the right way, including:


  1. Caulk or weather-strip to seal air leaks
  2. Seal air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes
  3. Close gaps around your chimney, recessed lights, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets
  4. Remove all large obstructions that block your air vents
  5. Schedule a flue and chimney inspection before each heating season

If you still have a hard time staying comfortably warm in your home this winter, you should contact CMR Mechanical as soon as possible. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of HVAC systems.

At CMR Mechanical, we always advise our clients to get their systems checked on a regular basis. If you’re unsure about how to maintain your HVAC system, it’s important that you hire an experienced technician to keep it performing well. We provide a “$99 Clean and Check Inspection” for homes throughout our service area! It’s a great value, because your HVAC will receive proper care and you’ll learn how well your system is working.

CMR Mechanical – Your Experts For Furnace Installation in Dexter

If you'd like to add value to your home, we’re your guys for furnace installation in Dexter and the surrounding areas! We offer a free in-home evaluation of your existing system. We service and repair residential, commercial and industrial equipment; while specializing in all types of heating and cooling, furnaces, radiant floor heat, refrigeration, water heaters, boilers, and back-up power generators, as well as many other products and services.

Contact us at info@cmrmechanical.com or call (734) 424-9555. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Top 3 Reasons for Furnace Breakdowns



Are you having trouble with your furnace?

Do you want to replace your furnace?

Are you searching for the perfect contractor to do a furnace installation in Dexter?

At CMR Mechanical, our knowledgeable technicians have found through years of service and repair that the top 3 reasons for furnace breakdowns include:
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  1. Dirty filters

Is your furnace failing to keep your home warm? Air filters prevent dust and pollen from being circulated in your home. They keep allergens down and help your system run more efficiently. The dirtier the filter, the harder your furnace has to work to keep your home at your desired temperature. Air filters should be replaced every 3 months or at least every season to ensure optimum performance.

2. Ignition/Pilot light


Are you having ignition problems? They could result in problems with the functioning of your furnace, causing your home to feel colder than it should. You should have this looked at by a professional as soon as possible, who can tell you if there is a more serious underlying problem.

3. Improperly maintained fan motors, belts and bearings


Do you perform regular maintenance checkups on your furnace? If not, these items could be to blame. If you perform maintenance on a regular basis, you would likely be able to spot potential problems such as worn belts and bearings early on, as a result saving on costly future repairs.

CMR Mechanical – Your Experts for Furnace Installation in Dexter

If you'd like to add value to your home, we’re your guys for furnace installation in Dexter and the surrounding areas! We offer a free in-home evaluation of your existing system. We service and repair residential, commercial and industrial equipment; while specializing in all types of heating and cooling, furnaces, radiant floor heat, refrigeration, water heaters, boilers, and back-up power generators, as well as many other products and services.

Contact us at info@cmrmechanical.com or call (734) 424-9555. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service!