Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Is Your Furnace in Ann Arbor Running Constantly? This May Be Why:

Do you perform routine maintenance on your furnace? 

Do you replace your furnace’s air filters regularly?

When was the last time you got your air ducts clean?

How old is your furnace?

There are a few reasons why your furnace may be constantly running, and none of them are good because your furnace is working harder than it needs too.
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The main things that cause a furnace to keep running include dirty air filters, broken thermostats, an old furnace, and failing to maintain your equipment.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when to change my furnace’s air filter?

You should check your air filter at least once a month. If it looks dirty, replace it with a new one.

If my furnace is old and my mechanic says it needs replacing, why can’t I keep buying parts to fix it instead of buying a new one?

We understand that buying an HVAC system is one of the biggest expenses you’ll have in your lifetime. However, these systems eventually wear out, so we recommend that you replace your HVAC system approximately every 15 years.

Can I clean my air ducts myself or do I need to hire a company to do it for me?

You can clean your air ducts yourself with some of the equipment you already have at home. However, by hiring a professional, you’re likely to get someone who knows what to look for and how to do the best cleaning work. 

If you’re unsure about how to perform maintenance on your HVAC system, please feel free to contact our friendly Ann Arbor furnace technicians. 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.

We have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of heat pumps for your home or business. Call us today at (734) 424-9555 to schedule a "$99 Clean and Check Inspection" with one of our Ann Arbor furnace technicians.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Radiant Floor Heat Verses Forced Air Furnaces in Ann Arbor

Are you hearing noises coming from your furnace?

Do you get cold in the middle of the night?

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies or allergies all year around?

The way your house is heated may be at the root of your problems. However, you’re not alone, because many people have a heating system that doesn’t fit their needs. For some, radiant floor heat may be the best option, but for others, forced air may be better.
furnaces in Ann Arbor

According to, there are advantages to both types of heating systems, including:

  1. Eliminates duct losses.
  2. Removes allergens.
  3. Uses less electricity.
  4. Runs mostly silent.
  5. Enables you to set different temperatures for each room.
  6. Easier to maintain. No ducts to clean, and no filter to change.
      Forced Air Heat:
  1. Cheaper to install.
  2. Cheaper to maintain.
  3. Heats and cools your home.
  4. Simple to use.
  5. Treated by a humidifier, reducing dry air.

After people get their heating system inspected by a professional, they are typically faced with the question, “Is my heating system worth replacing to maximize my comfort?” We always suggest doing what’s best for you. If replacing your entire heating system to maximize your comfort isn’t in the budget, we won’t push you.

Our technicians who fix furnaces in Ann Arbor offer our customers peace of mind. 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!

If you'd like a free in-home evaluation of your existing radiant floor heat or forced air furnace in Ann Arbor, or any other professional advice about heating and cooling your home or business, please feel free to contact us at or call (734) 424-9555. We’re happy to help!