Friday, December 28, 2018

These Three Steps Can Save the Time it Would Take for a Service Contractor to Come to Your Home

furnace repair Ann ArborIs your furnace not turning on?
Are you getting only a trickle of heat?

Just because your furnace is acting up – it doesn’t always mean you’re in for emergency repairs or an expensive replacement. 

Have you double checked your thermostat?
When was the last time you changed the filter?
Did you look at your circuit breaker? 


These three steps can save the time it would take for a service contractor to come out to your home. However, if these steps don’t get your furnace cooking again – give us a call at 734-424-1460 any time day or night. You can always count on our prompt and professional technicians for all of your furnace repair needs!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Does your furnace actually need a repair?

furnace repair Ann ArborWhen it’s cold out and your home isn’t warm and cozy, it’s easy to think the worst has happened and you need a new furnace. That’s not always the case. 

At CMR Mechanical we’re a licensed family-owned business with years of experience providing expert furnace repair to Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Chelsea area residents. If your furnace isn’t functioning, pumping out cold air, or just plain not working, there are some easy steps you can take to possibly solve the problem without calling a technician!


Read more on how to check your furnace for repairs!  

Friday, December 14, 2018

Maximize the Heat in Your Living Space!

Does your home constantly feel cold?

Are you having a hard time getting warm?

Are you looking for ways to keep your home feeling cozy all winter long?
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Maximize the heat in your living space. These simple and inexpensive solutions not only contribute to energy efficiency but also let you maximize heat in your home, including:
  1. Take Advantage of Your Curtains
  2. Install a Programmable Thermostat
  3. Arrange Your Furniture
  4. Close Doors

Services We Offer at CMR Mechanical:

We service and repair residential, commercial and industrial equipment; while specializing in all types of furnace systems, refrigeration, water heaters, boilers, and back-up power generators, as well as many other products and services including:
  • Furnace tune-up
  • Furnace repair
  • Furnace replacement
  • Indoor Air Quality check
  • Programmable thermostats
Learn more here!

Trust CMR Mechanical for Your Heating Needs in Ann Arbor


If you want to know more about what you can do to make your Ann Arbor home cozy all winter long, give CMR Mechanical a call today. With our experience and your satisfaction guaranteed, you can trust us to deliver quality service every time.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Smart Ways to Retain Heat This Winter

heating ann arborDoes your home constantly feel cold?

Are you having a hard time getting warm?

Are you looking for ways to keep your home feeling cozy all winter long?

Maximize the heat in your living space. These simple and inexpensive solutions not only contribute to energy efficiency but also let you maximize heat in your home, including:

  1. Take Advantage of Your Curtains
  2. Install a Programmable Thermostat
  3. Arrange Your Furniture
  4. Close Doors

Learn more here!

Trust CMR Mechanical for Your Heating Needs in Ann Arbor



If you want to know more about what you can do to make your Ann Arbor home cozy all winter long, give CMR Mechanical a call today. With our experience and your satisfaction guaranteed, you can trust us to deliver quality service every time.


Monday, November 12, 2018

4 Questions to Ask When You Want a More Efficient HVAC

Upgrading your HVAC system to improve efficiency? Want to make sure you’re asking the right questions to maximize your investment in a more efficient system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home? Need help making the right choice for an energy efficient HVAC?
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1. Rebates and Credits: more efficient systems cost more money, but you may be able to cut your expense. Ask your estimator or contractor about deals, credits, or rebates they know about and ask them to look into more options for you. If you can save a significant amount of money on your system, you might be able to afford an even more efficient unit!

2. System Size: ask that your contractor is getting an accurate assessment of the system size your space needs. Don’t buy a system based on the size of your current HVAC or a rough estimate. If your HVAC is too small or too large, it won’t run efficiently, no matter how hi-tech or expensive it is. 

3. Thermostats: the right thermostat will help your system run more efficiently by strategically adjusting the temperature or shutting down. Smart thermostats are a good investment for efficiency, but make sure to ask your contractor about their recommendations and what’s compatible with your new system. 

4. Filters: this simple component plays a big role in your system’s ability to operate efficiently. Ask about your options for filters with your new HVAC and recommendations for changing and cleaning. If you need a specific kind of filter for allergies or asthma, ask your contractor about compatibility or alternatives. 

Let CMR Mechanical help you find the right energy efficient HVAC!



Armed with our questions about efficient HVACs, you’re ready to shop. Get started today with a call to CMR Mechanical. With years of experience cooling and heating Ann Arbor homes, our experts are ready to improve the efficiency of your home. Give us a call today. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

5 Questions You Need to Ask to Save Money on Your New HVAC

Looking to save money on your new HVAC system? Need ideas to stay on budget with your new system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home? Know what questions to ask your contractor to make sure you’re saving money with your HVAC purchase?

If you need a new HVAC system, you know you’ll be making a sizeable investment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make and stick to a budget. In fact, when you’re shopping and getting estimates, if you ask your contractor a few key questions, it could help you save a lot of money. Check out our suggestions for questions to ask to save money on your new system. 
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1. Financing: when you get more time to pay, you can invest in a more efficient system than if you pay upfront. But the savings really kick in when you can take advantage of interest free financing. If you finance through a contractor or manufacturer, you can usually get a nice interest-free window, which saves you a lot compared to a bank loan.

2. Rebates: if you’re interested in serious energy efficiency, ask about rebates and tax credits. Rebates, coupons, and other deals may also be available for models that aren’t setting records for energy efficiency. 

3. Estimate: before you get an estimate for your system, make sure it’s going to be totally free. Getting a guarantee of a free estimate early on assures that a charge won’t surprise you on your final total. 

4. Warranty: a solid warranty saves you money in a few ways. If you like having the protection, you won’t have to spend money separately for a protection plan. And with the warranty, if something goes wrong, your costs will be totally or partially covered. 

5. Maintenance: regular maintenance on your system will save you money by helping avoid more costly repairs and extending the life of your HVAC. Ask about maintenance programs your contractor offers and if they have any deals or promotions for enrolling. 

Trust your investment in a new HVAC system to CMR Mechanical. 



Now that you’re prepared to save money on a new system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home, give the experts at CMR Mechanical a call. We’re ready to help you find the system that fits your space and budget perfectly. And remember, with us, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Give us a call today. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

How Can the Right Thermostat Make Your Home More Energy Efficient?

Want to make your home more energy efficient but aren’t sure how a thermostat can help? Ready to know more about how your thermostat can affect your home’s energy efficiency? Not sure if an updated thermostat is worth the investment?

Because thermostats can be as simple as a dial on the wall, it might not seem like a very important part of your home or its energy efficiency. But the truth is, the right thermostat can help you save a bundle on your heating your Ann Arbor home. Heating and cooling are typically top expenses on your utility bill each month. That’s why using your thermostat as an energy-saving tool saves you money. See how you can make this change in your home!

What are the types of thermostats? 

heating ann arborManual: a simple, inexpensive thermostat that requires you to manually change settings. 
Programmable: a thermostat you program to automatically change temperature settings, potentially with a different setting for days of the week or parts of the house. 
Smart: a high-tech thermostat that optimizes energy efficiency. Can learn from how you use it and be set remotely. 

How do thermostats affect energy efficiency?

Energy.gov tells us that by bringing temperature settings on your thermostat 7-10 degrees closer to the outside temperature for 8 hours a day, you can save 10% on your hills for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home. 
That means that changing your thermostat when you leave the house for work, when you go to sleep, when you go on vacation, and even when you just go out for dinner makes your house more efficient and saves money. 

Do you need a high-tech thermostat to be energy efficient?

A programmable or a smart thermostat aren’t necessary to make your home more efficient, but they make the job easier. 
Think about it: when you’re in a rush to get out the door in the morning, does changing your thermostat setting cross your mind? Even if the thermostat is high on your list of priorities, you’ll still forget from time to time. Those slips all add up to higher energy usage and higher bills. 
If you have a lot on your plate, but want to make your home more efficient, an upgraded thermostat is a good investment. 

What do you do when you’re ready for a new thermostat?


When you’re ready to give your home’s energy efficiency a boost, give us a call at CMR Mechanical. Our experts can help determine the best model to meet your needs and make sure everything is compatible with your existing system. Get in touch with us today!

Monday, October 1, 2018

How to Choose the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Is there a better thermostat out there for you? Are you missing out on energy savings by using an inefficient thermostat? Need help choosing the best thermostat for your lifestyle?

When it comes to tools and appliances in your home, the old, faithful models that seems to be working just fine may be costing you a lot in energy efficiency and savings. Thermostats are a great example. If you’ve lived in your space for years, your thermostat may still be functioning well, but are you really getting the most out of it? 
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Because costs for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home are a big chunk of your utility bill, it’s worth considering that there might be a better option to control the temperature in your home. So, let us help you decide what thermostat might be right for you. 

A thermostat type for everyone. 

Manual: a simple thermostat with only a few basic settings. Requires you to manually adjust temperature settings. 

A manual thermostat is good for someone who is home most days and/or who can consistently remember to change the temperature to a money-saving setting. These models are the cheapest of the bunch, but don’t do anything on their own to help save energy. 

Programmable: a thermostat with 6 settings or more so you can set temperature changes to happen automatically. 

A programmable thermostat is great for someone on a schedule who wants to save energy and money without thinking about it. If you leave for work 8 hours a day or more, a programmable thermostat will change temperature settings for efficiency, and can kick back on before you come home so you arrive in a comfortable house!

Smart: a high-tech thermostat that learns preferences from the way you use it and can be used remotely with Wi-Fi. These are the most expensive of the bunch, and not all models have the same capabilities. 

A smart thermostat is great for someone who is serious about energy efficiency and saving money on their utility bill. With a smart thermostat, you can change temperature settings when you’re away from home, get precise data on your usage and trends, and much more. 

What to do after you’ve chosen a new thermostat.


If you’re ready to increase your home’s efficiency with a new thermostat, give the experts at CMR Mechanical a call! We’ll help you choose a model that’s compatible with your system and install it. If you have more questions about finding the right thermostat for your home, we can help you there, too. Give us a call today. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Accomplish Goals in Your Office with the Perfect Temperature

Are you looking for ways to boost productivity in your office?

Are your employees accomplishing the goals you set forth in the beginning of the year?
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Are your employees complaining about the temperature being too uncomfortable?

Achieving the ideal temperature for productivity in the workplace can be tricky. At CMR Mechanical, we recommend:

  1. Fixing possible mechanical issues – Do you have faulty controls? Is the refrigerant leaking? Does your system suffer from clogged or improperly adjusted ductwork? 
  2. Investigating your current HVAC design - Within your office you probably have different areas with varying needs for heating and air conditioning. For example, server rooms and overcrowded meeting spaces may need more cooling. Perimeter offices typically need more cooling and heating than the interior ones. Is your HVAC capable of handling these varying requirements? 
  3. Don’t neglect regular maintenance – Performing regular maintenance can help ensure your system is running in tip-top shape.
Learn more about how air conditioning and productivity in the workplace here!

Trust CMR Mechanical for Your Air Conditioning Needs in Ann Arbor



If you want to know more about what you can do to boost productivity in your Ann Arbor home or business, give CMR Mechanical a call today. With our experience and your satisfaction guaranteed, you can trust us to deliver quality service every time. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Boost Productivity in the Workplace!

air conditioning ann arborIs your company achieving its goals?

Do you want to boost productivity in your office?

Are your worker’s complaining about it being too hot or too cold all of the time?

Imagine what your company could do if your workers had the absolute best working environment for productivity. According to IFMA, “the top two complaints from office workers about issues that impact their ability to get work done are being too hot or too cold.” 

Learn more here!

Call CMR Mechanical today for an air conditioning estimate!



If you want to know more about what you can do to boost productivity in your Ann Arbor home or business, give CMR Mechanical a call today. With our experience and your satisfaction guaranteed, you can trust us to deliver quality service every time. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Reducing Energy Consumption Can Result in Huge Savings For Your Business

air conditioning ann arborDid you know that HVAC accounts for the highest portion of energy consumption at restaurants? 
You could probably guess that HVAC improvements represent the biggest energy savings opportunity for your restaurant business.
  • If you adjust your thermostat by one degree, you can potentially save 4 to 5 percent in energy usage.
  • Smart thermostats and controls can take human forgetfulness out of the equation. Automated settings help ensure proper temperature adjustments when your restaurant is unoccupied.

Save Money With Regular Maintenance!

Along with your other appliances, don’t neglect your air conditioner! Inspections ensure that you’re AC will run as efficiently as possible. We’re positive that you hate high energy bills … most people do! 

Call CMR Mechanical for Air Conditioning in Ann Arbor


Call us today at 734-424-9555 to schedule an appointment. We’ll measure and determine your needs for air conditioning in your Ann Arbor home or business.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How to Save Energy Costs While Owning a Restaurant

air conditioning ann arborDo you own or are you in charge of business operations for a busy restaurant? 
Are you trying to cut down on your energy costs? 
Have you considered starting with your kitchen appliances? 
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program, “high-volume, quick-serve restaurants may use ten times more energy than other commercial buildings.” 
Along with your other appliances, don’t neglect your air conditioner! Inspections ensure that you’re AC will run as efficiently as possible. We’re positive that you hate high energy bills … most people do! 
Research shows that regular inspections help reduce your monthly energy bill by up to 15 percent. Why not do something to help lower your costs each month?

Call CMR Mechanical for Air Conditioning in Ann Arbor


Call us today at 734-424-9555 to schedule an appointment. We’ll measure and determine your needs for air conditioning in your Ann Arbor home or business.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Plan Ahead for Replacing Your Commercial Facilities Air Conditioning

air conditioning ann arborWant to save money on your energy bills without spending a ton of money?

Is it the right time to upgrade your air conditioning?

Do you perform regular maintenance check on your air conditioner?

If your HVAC system accounts for 50 percent of your building’s energy costs, making upgrades and boosting maintenance are the top two ways to save energy.

Upgrades: If you can’t afford to replace your old system, you can still limit your energy use by making a smaller investment in HVAC upgrades. These improvements include the installation of smart thermostats and programmable controls that will shut off lighting and HVAC when buildings are unoccupied. You may consider retrofitting your system with energy savings elements like a compressor, air-side economizers, demand-controlled ventilation and condenser fan controls.

Maintenance: When you’re looking to save energy, there is no substitution for preventative maintenance. Your service technician can change air filters, clean coils, and check refrigerant levels. Even if one part of your system is slightly off, energy usage and your utility bills can rise.

Schedule a Consultation for Air Conditioning Your Ann Arbor Home or Business Today!


If you'd like a free in-home evaluation of your existing system during a $99 Clean & Check Inspection of your home or business, or any other professional advice about air conditioning please feel free to contact us at info@cmrmechanical.com or call (734) 424-1560. CMR Mechanical prides itself on honest, quality service!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

How to Save Energy in Commercial Facilities

Are your energy bills high for your home or business? 

Want to save money on your energy bills without spending a ton of money on upgrades?

Are you looking for tips to help conserve your energy?

According to the air conditioning experts at CMR Mechanical, here are the best ways to conserve energy, including:

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  1. Repair or replace insulation
  2. Switch to LED lighting
  3. Invest in energy efficient appliances
  4. Avoid blocking vents and registers with furniture, rugs, and drapes
  5. Clean your air conditioning coils

For more ways to conserve energy, read “Low Cost Ways to Save Energy in Commercial Facilities.”

Still Have More Questions? We Got Answers!


We recommend downloading our Buyer’s Guide; “HVAC Buying Tips Everyone Wants to Know.” It will help guide you in the buying process and let you know what you should consider when installing anything from air purifiers to air conditioners to generators and beyond!


Give us a call today to schedule an in-home consultation! (734) 424-1560

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Common Furnace Issues—When to Know When You Need a Repair!

Ann Arbor finally let up—no more snow drifts or dead trees. Eighty-degree weather has finally hit. Time to grill, camp, and dodge bicyclists as you drive downtown! But even if the weather is heating up, you still need to keep the furnace for your Ann Arbor home in mind. Sometimes problems arise, and you’re not sure when you need to give someone a call. Before you give us a call, let’s run through this checklist with you!

If your furnace stops working, ask yourself the following questions:

Is everything on that needs to be on?

Is the thermostat set to “heat?”

Is your air filter dirty or clogged?

Silly as these issues are, Family Handyman states that these are all extremely common reasons for your furnace to be “broken.” You may forget you turned the furnace or gas off. The pilot light might not be lit.

If you discover any of these issues was the problem, then that’s great—no need to call a professional! If problems persist, however, there may be a more serious issue. For example, if your furnace is making odd noises, that’s not normal!

Regular maintenance is the key to a healthy life for your furnace. If your furnace problems go beyond the simple issues on our checklist, give us a call for a professional assessment!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Naturally Cooling Your Home

Ann Arbor weather can be unpredictable—snow one day, ninety degrees the next! But whether you’re suffering from a broken air conditioner or just want to save a few bucks on your AC bill, there are plenty of ways naturally cool your home. Let us tell you a few!

Cooling Yourself

When it’s eighty degrees and humid, the best thing you can do is wear light clothes and eat and drink cool options like salads and sandwiches. According to Huffington Post, sleeping on a lower floor in your house can also be helpful. A truly original way to chill is to freeze your cotton sheets before bed—that provides the maximum amount of cool-down when you sleep!

Cooling Your Home

Lowering temperatures in your home can be as simple as closing your blinds. According to Family Handyman, 30% of unwanted heat comes from your windows! If you want a bit of fresh air, open them at night. When the sun goes down, air becomes considerably cooler, so opening your windows can help provide a bit of chill inside your home.


Unconventional Solutions

Avoid using your oven! If Ann Arbor temperatures are already too hot to handle, preheating your oven to 350ยบ won’t give you any relief. Instead, turn to your outdoor grill—there are plenty of delicious summer dishes ready for your plate.

There are a few hacks you can try, too—ice fans and chillows are just two of them.

An ice fan is essentially a box fan angled to blow at a bowl of ice or an ice pack. The vapor coming off your cold source is then blown into the room—cold air sinks and helps to reduce heat. A “Chillow” is a real product that you can buy—it’s a pillow with frozen water in it—or you can try making your own. There are plenty of DIY tutorials online. These chilly pillows can reduce headaches and help you sleep through hot summer nights.

And if all else fails, keep in mind that a repair is just one call away.

Friday, June 15, 2018

How to Get the Most out of Your Air Conditioning Estimate

Want to make sure you’re saving money with your new air conditioning in Ann Arbor? Looking for the right questions to ask when you get an estimate for new AC? Want to be confident and informed before starting the process of getting new air conditioner?
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If you’re planning on getting a new air conditioning system, you may already know that to get the best price, it pays to get a few estimates. But do you know how to get the most out of your estimate for air conditioning? A great strategy for getting a good value for your estimate is going in prepared with some simple questions. Take a look at the list of questions below to get started. 

1. System Size

Ask about the system size you need and make sure the contractor is making estimates from scratch rather than basing the estimate on your current unit size. 

2. Brands

Ask about the brands offered by the company and why go with those manufactures. 

3. Ductwork

Ask about a duct inspection to make sure you don’t need repairs or replacements. 

4. Efficiency

Ask about Energy Star appliances and SEER ratings if you like saving money and energy. 

5. Start Date

Ask about the company’s availability, especially if you need a new AC after the weather warms up. 

6. Guarantees and Warranties

Ask about guarantees in service and warranties on products in case you run into any issues down the line. 

7. Permits 

Ask if the company will take care of permits and if the cost is included in your estimate. 

8. Rebates and Tax Credits

Ask about rebates and tax credits available so you get the whole picture on the cost. 

9. Final Cost

Ask about the final cost including taxes and fees so you aren’t surprised when you get the bill. 

10. Payment Options

Ask about financing or payment plans if you want a little more time to pay. 

Call CMR Mechanical today for an air conditioning estimate!


Now that you’re prepared to get the most out of your estimate for new air conditioning in Ann Arbor, meet with a few companies and be confident you’re getting a good deal and quality service.


Give CMR Mechanical a call and get started on your estimate for new AC today. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

6 Things You Must Know Before Getting an Air Conditioning Estimate

Want to be informed as you start the process of updating your air conditioning in Ann Arbor? Getting an estimate for new AC and aren’t sure what questions to ask? Need tips to make sure you’re getting the best products and service?

Being in the market for new air conditioner can be stressful. It’s a big purchase and you want to make sure you get a good deal. The best strategy for saving money and getting what you need is to have one or more companies come to your home and give you an estimate on the cost of a new unit, installation, and any other work you may need. To get the most out of your estimate, there are a few things you should know:
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What to know before your AC estimate.


1. From Scratch

Some companies may be tempted to base an estimate for new AC on the size of your current system. A quality estimate, however, shouldn’t take for granted that your current size is actually the best size. Before your estimate, know that it should be made from scratch, taking many factors into consideration. 

2. Ductwork

The efficiency and efficacy of your AC is not solely based on the unit; your ductwork can play a huge role! Before your estimate, know that your ducts should be given a proper inspection for cleanliness, leaks, and any needs for updates. 

3. Energy Efficiency

If you’re into living green or saving money, you should learn a little about Energy Star appliances and SEER ratings before your estimate. More efficient units will save you on your electric bill and are good for the planet, but also cost more initially. Before your estimate, know if you’re interested in Energy Star appliances so you can get an accurate quote. 

4. Credits and Rebates

Government tax credits and rebates could be available for certain AC models, but your estimate may not include these if you don’t ask. Before your estimate, know to ask about taxes and rebates so you get what you want at the best price. 

5. Grand Total

Speaking of price… Before your estimate, know to ask for the grand total, including sales tax and any other fees that might surprise you on your final bill. 

6. Financing and Payment Plan

You may not be able to get out of paying for your new air conditioning in Ann Arbor, but you may be able to make the payment a little easier on your wallet with financing or a payment plan. Before your estimate, know to ask about payment options available through the installer and the manufacturer. 

Call CMR Mechanical today for an air conditioning estimate!


Now that you’re prepared to get the most out of your estimate, you can meet with a few companies and be confident you’re getting a good deal and quality service.


Give CMR Mechanical a call and get started on your estimate for new AC today. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

What You Need to Know about Air Conditioner Cages

Are you worried about copper theft affecting your home and property? Wondering if there’s more you can do to prevent theft and protect air conditioning for your Ann Arbor home? Curious about the costs and benefits of air conditioner cages?
When you think about the targets for theft and vandalism, your air conditioning unit probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. But with its copper wiring and vulnerable location on the outside of your house, the appliance can look like a quick payday for a criminal scoping out your neighborhood. 
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At a metal scrapping facility, almost anything copper translates into fast cash, which makes AC theft a worthwhile risk for the thief. That’s where the extra strength security of air conditioner cages comes in!

Air Conditioner Cages: Basics and Benefits


  • Protect your AC from vandalism and your home from being a target for criminals. 
  • The tough metal cages are typically secured to the concrete pad below your air conditioning unit, but many options are available. 
  • Cages aren’t cheap, but they’re only a fraction of the cost of replacing your air conditioner with a new unit. 
  • If you choose a security option with a lock and key, make sure you keep the key in an accessible, easy-to-remember location to make maintenance quick and simple. 
  • Increase your security with motion activated lights, yard fencing and foliage around your AC unit. 

Trust CMR Mechanical for Your Air Conditioning Needs in Ann Arbor


Not only do you want your appliances to be safe from vandals to save you money, but you also want to reduce the chance your house will ever become a target for crime. Protecting your property with products like an air conditioning cage sends a clear message to would-be vandals!


If you want to know more about what you can do to protect and extend the life of your air conditioning in your Ann Arbor home, give CMR Mechanical a call today. With our experience and your satisfaction guaranteed, you can trust us to deliver quality service every time. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

What You Need to Know about Air Conditioner Covers

Want to know if you can be doing more to protect your air conditioner? Are you worried about the effect the elements have on your air conditioning unit? Not sure when to use a cover or if it’s necessary?

There’s a lot we need to be protected from in the great outdoors: wind, rain, cold, heat, sun, snow, ice, and even the occasional bear! Our air conditioning units tend to be a little tougher. However, the biggest threat nature seems to pose for this appliance is trapped moisture. That’s where air conditioner covers come in handy!
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Air Conditioner Covers: Basics and Benefits
- Protect your air conditioner from falling and decomposing debris, like leaves, in autumn. 
- Leaves can trap moisture and cause rust and corrosion, which will cut the life of your air conditioner short. 
- Cover the top of your air conditioner and down the sides only six inches. 
- Completely covering your AC will trap air and moisture and can also lead to corrosion. 
- Covering your air conditioner at the end of every summer will extend the life of the unit and save you money. 

Trust CMR Mechanical for Your Air Conditioning Needs in Ann Arbor

Whether you’re a newer homeowner and have never covered your air conditioning unit before or you’ve been doing it for years without totally knowing why, it’s important to understand the best way to protect your appliance to delay the sizeable expense of replacing it. 


If you want to know more about what you can do to extend the life of your air conditioning in Ann Arbor, give CMR Mechanical a call today. With our experience and your satisfaction guaranteed, you can trust us to deliver quality service every time. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

What You Need to Know about a Spring Tune-Up for Your AC!

Considering a spring tune-up for your AC but need more information first? Want to make sure your AC is in good shape heading into a hot summer? Think your AC can handle neglect?
The temperatures may only be starting to peak above bitter cold, but it’s already time to start thinking about your AC! That’s right; a little foresight right now could save time, headaches, and money as summer rolls around. Learn everything you need to know about a spring tune-up for your AC right here:
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1. Boosts Efficiency: A standard element of any spring tune-up is cleaning! Cleaning the components of your AC will help your appliance run more efficiently, which has many benefits that come along with it.
2. Extends the Life of Your AC: Running at peak efficiency will help your appliance last longer than it otherwise would have. Scheduling regular maintenance can also help you see repairs and replacements coming down the line and avoid surprises. 
3. Avoids Repairs: Regular maintenance will keep your appliance running smoothly. With little fixes and tweaks each year, you’re much less likely to run into an unexpected breakdown and major repair. 
4. Saves You Money: A better efficiency, longer life, and fewer repairs all add up to some serious money you can save with regular spring tune-ups for the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home. 
5. Provides Peace of Mind: Budgeting and taking the time to schedule a spring tune-up for your AC give you peace of mind. When the hottest days of summer hit, you’ll have an AC unit ready to work for you and you won’t have to call a technician in the peak season for AC repairs. 
The benefits of a spring tune-up for your AC are far reaching and more than worth the maintenance call. If you have more questions about the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home or spring-tune ups, give us a call today!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

How a Spring Tune-Up for Your AC Saves You Money!

Looking for ways to save money as winter wraps up and temperatures soar? Not sure how spending money can save you money on your air conditioner in Ann Arbor? Not sure what to think about the benefits of a spring tune-up for your AC?

Sometimes you’ve got to spend money to save money! It can be tempting to keep your wallet closed tightly when your household appliances seem to be running smoothly and you don’t notice any obvious problems. 
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When it comes to your AC in particular, a regular spring tune-up will save you money in the long-run:

  • Efficiency: If you don’t budget for the regular maintenance of your AC unit, the components will get bogged down with dirt and grime and run less efficiently. Instead of paying for your machine to work harder for the same results, get a tune-up for your AC and start seeing the savings generated by an efficient machine!
  • Preventative: Regular maintenance appointments for your AC will keep your unit running smoothly and help you avoid breakdowns that require costly repairs. Your maintenance technician will also let you know about the condition of the machine so you won’t be surprised by the cost of a repair or replacement that may be coming down the line for older appliances. 
  • Extended Life: Scheduling regular maintenance tune-ups will keep your AC running longer. Operating at peak efficiency will put less stress on the machine and keep it going. A few extra years of quality operation should be well worth the cost of maintenance! 


A spring tune-up for your air conditioner in Ann Arbor is an effective way to save money over the life of your AC unit. If you have questions about or want to schedule a spring tune-up for your AC, give us a call today. 


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tips for Better, Cozier Sleep This Winter!

Struggling with your sleep this winter and not sure what’s to blame? Sacrificing cozy slumber for a lower electric bill? Need tips for a cozier night without breaking the bank?

You may know that keeping your room cool is a good trick for restful sleep and helps save money on your electric bill! But taking a good thing too far can leave you uncomfortable, and make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. If you’ve gotten used to the savings, but are missing your restful sleep, check out our tips for better, cozier sleep this winter.  
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• Sleep with socks: the temperature of your feet can be tough for your body to regulate and cold feet won’t help anyone get to sleep. 

• Hot water bottle: this is definitely an old-fashioned hack, but it works! Fill a hot-water bottle and place it at the foot of the bed, under the covers. You’ll be warmer without having to touch the thermostat. 

• Use insulated drapes: with insulated drapes, keep the heat in the house instead of letting it go out the window. If you put them up in your room, you’ll notice a difference in temperature right away. 

• Clean ducts: a good duct cleaning will help your furnace run more efficiently. More comfortable temperatures, lower bill, and better air quality are some of the benefits you can look forward to!

• Furnace inspection: if your furnace is older that 12-15 years and seems to be giving you a little trouble, an inspection could help spot and deal with a problem, and maybe even extend the life of your appliance!


These tips should help you feel cozy and sleep well at night without seeing a sky-high price reflected in your electric bill. If you have more questions about saving money or servicing the furnace in your Ann Arbor home this winter, give us a call today. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How to Stay Cozy at Night without Spending a Fortune!

Are you losing sleep with frozen feet, but don’t want to pay to run your furnace all night? Trying to save money and paying for it with lost sleep? Want to know the trick to saving on your electric bill while staying cozy all night?

You might think that you can sacrifice a little comfort for a lower electric bill every month. But when you start losing sleep in a room that’s simply too chilly, you have to consider the true price you’re paying! 

Imagine taking control of your utility bill while keeping your sleeping quarters cozy all night and all winter long. The trick is to optimize the work of the furnace in your Ann Arbor home, and we have just the tips to help you do it. 
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• Improve your insulation: this could be as easy as adding some sheets of insulation to your attic or hanging insulated curtains in bedrooms. 

• Consider zoned heating and cooling: instead of heating the whole house to your most comfortable sleep temperature, only heat the zone of the house where your bedroom is! This can really save money long-term. 

• Duct cleaning: if your ducts haven’t been serviced in a while, dust and buildup could be causing the furnace to run inefficiently. A professional clean could lower your bill without you even touching the thermostat. 

• Programmable thermostat: this tool helps you take control of your electric bill with greater control of your home’s temperature. Program the thermostat to lower temps when you’re away and to drop a few degrees after you’re comfortably asleep.

• Lower temps during the day: to compensate for higher temps at night, lower the temperature during the day. When you’re up and moving around, you might be surprised how comfortable a lower temp can feel. 

• Furnace inspection: if your furnace is older that 12-15 years and you feel like you have to adjust the temperature more frequently to feel comfortable, a professional inspection could be worth your while.


These tips should help you feel cozy and comfy at night without bringing tears to your eyes when you get your electric bill. If you have more questions about saving money or servicing the furnace in your Ann Arbor home this winter, give us a call today.