Friday, January 23, 2015

Follow Our 8 Step Fireplace Safety Checklist!

Hot, warm air enters the room. Snap! Pop! Crackle! Crackle! Hearing the sweet sounds of the fireplace invites you to feel warm, cozy and relaxed while sipping on your favorite cup of hot cocoa... 

Do you experience this type of response when you have your fireplace lit?

Do you properly maintain your fireplace?

Do you know what to check before you light a fire in your fireplace?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 6,000 children and adults required emergency room treatment last year for injuries associated with fireplaces and fireplace equipment. 
heating ann arbor

At CMR Mechanical, we’re dedicated to ensuring the safety of our customers, so we wanted to provide you with an easy checklist to follow before using your fireplace.

  1. Ensure that the fireplace is for real use and not decorative purposes
  2. Keep flammable materials away from the fireplace (other than where they’re supposed to be!)
  3. Open the damper before you light the fire and keep it open until ashes are cool
  4. Never use fuel, coal or charcoal
  5. Don’t overload the fireplace with logs
  6. Always use a screen around the fireplace
  7. Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving or going to bed
  8. Schedule a flue and chimney inspection before each heating season

Our hope is that this checklist will help protect you and your family from the damage fireplaces can cause if not thoroughly maintained on a regular basis. Fireplaces can cause house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other deadly fumes that can result in serious injuries and death. Please contact an experienced fireplace and chimney service to ensure everything is functioning properly.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Heating in Ann Arbor

Call us today at 734-424-9555 to schedule an appointment. We’ll measure your home and survey your needs to recommend the correct heating system to maximize your comfort. We’re committed to providing you excellent heating service in Ann Arbor. In fact, we put our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for equipment and all services in writing!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

4 Reasons Why Insulating Doors and Windows is Important!

Do you have drafty rooms in your home?

Are you tired of paying high energy bills?

Installing a new furnace in Ann Arbor can help, but if you have air leaks or improper insulation in your home, a new furnace won’t do you much good. Properly insulating your house is the best way to ensure that your new furnace saves you money and energy!
furnace in Ann Arbor

According to Energy, “a typical family in an average sized home could save up to 10% on their annual energy costs by sealing off points of air intrusion and installing more insulation.” It's just a matter of knowing what type of insulation to use and where it should go.

There’re many benefits to insulating your home properly, but here’s a few:

  1. Save on energy bills
  2. Improve comfort
  3. Reduce the amount of air contaminants
  4. Decrease the growth of mold

If your home is still feeling drafty, but you’ve insulated to the best of your ability, you may need to call an experienced heating and cooling company to evaluate your HVAC system. We’ll send a professional to evaluate your existing home furnace in Ann Arbor and explain your options if it needs replacing.

We have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of HVAC systems for your home or business. Call us today at (734) 424-9555 to receive a thorough inspection of your furnace. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service!