Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Importance of Vents in Your Home

Ever wonder what the “V” in HVAC stands for? It’s ventilation, and it’s what makes the heating and cooling in your house effective. Without vents and ventilation, the heat generated by your furnace would radiate from a single point in your house, and by mid-January, you’d find the whole family huddled around furnace and the rest of the house cold and empty.

So how do you know if your vents are in peak condition?
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One way to tell if your ventilation system is property circulating air throughout the hose is by looking at your utility bill. Prices will fluctuate monthly depending on the weather, but you can compare what you spent over a two or three month period with same period the year before. If your bill has gone up, your vents may need some TLC. Your system might benefit from a good cleaning and possibly a reapplication of duct tape in a spot or two.

What else should you know about your vents?

Good ventilation in the home is also key to keeping indoor allergens at bay. Particularly as the weather becomes less conducive to outdoor activities, ventilation and a clean air filter will help keep allergies related to dust, mold, and pet hair under control.

The experts on heating in Ann Arbor know the importance of a superior ventilation system to the comfort of you and your loved ones at home. If your utility bill has been creeping up or you’re worried indoor allergies are getting the better of you, give us call! We’re ready to come inspect your vents, filters, and HVAC unit, provide recommendations for service, and make sure your home is running in top shape!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

What do you really know about carbon monoxide? Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home?

It may not be something you frequently hear about, but according to the Center for Disease Control, carbon monoxide poisoning sends about 15,000 people to the hospital each year. And the effects are serious, possibly leading to long term brain damage or worse.

So how do you protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide?

Because it’s a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, your best bet is to use a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Place the detectors near bedrooms and on every floor of the house.

What is the source of carbon monoxide?

The gas is emitted by unburned fuel and could come from many places in your home like the fireplace, clothes dryer, water-heater, oven, range, or a running car. Because possible sources of carbon monoxide are common appliances found in most homes, it is truly important to have a detector for your safety and your family’s.

What else can you do about carbon monoxide?
To complement your new detectors, consider calling an expert for yearly maintenance checks on the appliances which pose a risk of carbon monoxide emission. For an examination of the units heating your Ann Arbor home, like your furnace and water heater, contact us today and keep your family safe.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Need a Humidifier? How is it Beneficial to You?

Are the cold winter months wrecking your health?

Is the air in your home too dry?

Do you always suffer from a winter cold?

If you’re tired of suffering through your sinuses, this winter you might want to try a humidifier! 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ideal indoor humidity levels can vary but “the ideal levels of humidity for your living space will be less than 60 [percent] in the summer and between 25 — 40 [percent] in the winter.”

heating ann arborImagine being able to breathe a sigh of relief through clear sinuses! By installing a humidifier this winter you’ll be able to;

  1. Heal faster from colds
  2. Relieve nose bleeds
  3. Relieve sinus pressure
  4. Alleviate snoring
  5. Sooth dry skin

Are you worried about the air quality in your home? Have it tested by our indoor air quality specialists at CMR Mechanical! 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 system for heating your Ann Arbor home, or any other professional advice about heating and cooling please feel free to contact us at or call (734) 424-9555. We’re happy to help!