Thursday, December 2, 2021

7 Common HVAC Problems During the Winter

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Does your home feel drafty?

Is your heat pump malfunctioning?


Are your energy bills through the roof?


CMR Mechanical can help you get to the bottom of it!


These issues can plague homeowners all winter long:


  1. Frozen pipes
  2. Uneven air flow and temperature
  3. Malfunctioning heat pump
  4. Dirty Filters
  5. Broken thermostat
  6. Faulty pilot light
  7. Carbon monoxide Leaks

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Schedule a Check Up on Your HVAC System Today with the Experts at CMR Mechanical

If you haven't had your furnace inspected in a while, scheduling a tune up may be a good idea. Having equipment cleaned and maintained is important to help your system last as long as possible and work efficiently. CMR Mechanical’s trained technicians specialize in checking the health of residential heating and cooling systems and providing services to improve the system’s efficiency. Give us a call at (734) 424-1560 to schedule an inspection of your furnace in Ann Arbor.

Monday, November 15, 2021

How Can I Protect my HVAC System During Winter Weather?

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There are a few ways you can be proactive and protect your HVAC system during the winter. The first is to have your HVAC serviced every year! A clean-and-check inspection done by professionals will help ensure that you don’t have any heating issues this winter. 

Other ways you can keep your HVAC running at peak efficiency are:

  • Monitor your outdoor unit and exhaust pipes
  • Don’t cover your air conditioner
  • Check/change your furnace filter often

Lastly, know when it’s the right time to call for help! If you notice something isn’t right with your heating system, a professional can help. It’s always best to call the pros to diagnose a potential issue before a breakdown happens! 

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Do you want to keep your air conditioner and furnace running as efficiently as possible? Do you want to lower your electric bills? Want to improve the air quality in your home? Is preventing future repairs important to you? Do you want to prolong the life of your equipment?

If you answered, “Yes” to any of the above questions, contact us today! You can arrange an appointment for one of our experienced technicians to visit your home to evaluate your residential heating and cooling needs. We’re happy to install your new HVAC system today!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Protecting Your HVAC During Winter

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Worried about keeping your HVAC system efficient during the winter?

How can you protect it when it starts to snow?

First, shovel away any snow buildup around your outdoor unit. Also take care to inspect your gutters near the system to make sure they’re not dripping on your unit.

When the spring thaw arrives, check that no standing water is collecting near your air conditioner or heat pump. 

Need more tips about maintaining your HVAC system in the winter?

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We Work for You on Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Heating in Ann Arbor

Creating a comfortable and healthy home for your family is our top priority. It can be a challenge to find highly trained specialists with moral and ethical values but, at CMR Mechanical, we protect your home before, during, and after installation! 

Do you want to keep your air conditioner and furnace running as efficiently as possible? Do you want to lower your electric bills? Want to improve the air quality in your home?

If you answered, “Yes” to any of the above questions, contact us today! You can arrange an appointment for one of our experienced technicians to visit your home to evaluate your heating needs. Give us a call today to get started!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Breaking down a Furnace Inspection

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Getting an HVAC inspection in the fall is the best way to prepare your system for the winter. You won’t want to deal with replacing a malfunctioning furnace in the middle of January. A thorough check-up of your system can reveal issues that might need to be addressed. Specifically for furnaces, this inspection can include a number of things depending on the type of furnace you have:


For Gas Furnaces:                                                             

  • Test carbon monoxide levels                          
  • Pull and clean burners, adjust as needed
  • Inspect heat exchanger
  • Clean pilot assembly or flame sensor
  • Test and adjust safety controls
  • Inspect flu pipe and vent system
  • Check draft and perform combustion analysis
  • Check thermostat operation
  • Lubricate all moving parts as needed
  • Check operation of humidifier and replace pad if necessary (pad extra)


For Oil Furnaces:

  • Test carbon monoxide levels
  • Remove and replace nozzle, sharpen and set electrodes
  • Clean heat exchanger with soot vacuum
  • Test and adjust safety controls
  •  Inspect flu pipe and vent system
  • Check thermostat operation
  • Check draft and perform combustion analysis
  • Change standard fuel filter
  •  Lubricate all moving parts if needed

Schedule a Check Up on Your HVAC System Today with the Experts at CMR Mechanical

If you haven't had your furnace inspected in a while, scheduling a tune up may be a good idea. Having equipment cleaned and maintained is important to help your system last as long as possible and work efficiently. CMR Mechanicals trained technicians specialize in checking the health of residential heating and cooling systems and providing services to improve the systems efficiency. Give us a call at (734) 424-9555 to schedule an inspection of your furnace in Ann Arbor.

Friday, October 1, 2021

How to Regulate Humidity in Your Home

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Fall is coming to Southeast Michigan, and your HVAC system is hard at work adjusting to the changing temperatures. Before winter hits, it’s important to make sure your system is prepared. 

While air conditioners are keeping your home cool, they’re also removing moisture. When AC usage starts to go down in the fall, the relative humidity in your home will increase. 


This will affect different homes in different ways, so the best way to monitor your home’s humidity is to purchase a humidistat. These devices cost only a few dollars and can help you increase the efficiency of your home's HVAC system. Depending on what your humidity levels are at, you’ll be able to adjust your home’s temperature accordingly.


If your home’s relative humidity is constantly above 65% and lowering the temperature isn’t bringing the humidity level down, you might need to install either a variable speed air conditioning unit or an entire house dehumidifier. Both of these options, while more costly than adjusting your thermostat, will help combat your home’s humidity issues and make you more comfortable. 


Schedule a Check Up on Your HVAC System Today with the Experts at CMR Mechanical

If you haven't had your HVAC system or furnace inspected in a while, scheduling a tune up may be a good idea. Having equipment cleaned and maintained is important to help your system last as long as possible and work efficiently. CMR Mechanicals trained technicians specialize in checking the health of residential heating and cooling systems and providing services to improve the systems efficiency. Give us a call at (734) 424-9555 to schedule an inspection of your HVAC system and furnace in Ann Arbor.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Quick Troubleshooting Tips for a Broken Air Conditioner

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Does your AC not power on?

Does it seem like no cold air is blowing in your house?


If your air conditioner isn’t working, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  1. Double Check Your Thermostat – It might sound obvious, but make sure your thermostat is on and set 5-10 degrees cooler than the current temperature in your home. If nothing is showing on the display, check the batteries!
  2. Check Filter and Outdoor Blockage – Check that the air filter is clean by holding it up to a light. You should be able to see light through it! If your filter isn’t dirty, check the vents on your outside unit for debris or blockage that could be restricting air flow.
  3. Make Sure Power is Connected – Check your main electrical panel to make sure the unit has power running to it. See if any of the breakers have tripped. If they have, reset them. If your breakers are being tripped regularly, it could be a sign of problems with other components!


Having AC Troubles in Your Ann Arbor Home?


If none of these tips fixed your air conditioning, give us a call at 734-424-1560 and one of our technicians will come assist you! Our expert technicians are available 24 hours a day and are committed to high standards of safety, security, and cleanliness. 


Your satisfaction is our highest priority, which is why we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our services! We’d love to work with you to meet your heating and cooling needs!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Why is Ice Building Up on My AC?

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Do you see ice forming on your air conditioner?

Does it sound like chunks of ice are dropping in your AC unit?


Ice on the copper refrigerant lines or outside of your AC unit might be the result of a refrigerant leak, low refrigerant levels, faulty parts, or restricted airflow. Check to see if the fan spins, your filter is clean, and that airflow isn’t blocked. If nothing looks visibly damaged, turn the power off to let the ice thaw and try your AC afterwards. If you suspect a refrigerant leak or malfunctioning evaporator coil, keep the power off and call a technician! 


We’re Committed to Fixing Your Air Conditioning in Ann Arbor!


If none of these tips fixed your air conditioning, give us a call at 734-424-1560 and one of our technicians will come assist you! Our expert technicians are available 24 hours a day and are committed to high standards of safety, security, and cleanliness. 


Your satisfaction is our highest priority, which is why we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our services! We’d love to work with you to meet your heating and cooling needs!