Sunday, March 13, 2016

What’s Really Better …. Radiant Floor Heat or Forced Air?

Radiant floor heat will trump forced air heat any day. The reason is simply because it’s more efficient! 

According to Bob, rooms that are heated by forced air “warm quickly, but then cool equally fast, forming a yo-yo heating pattern that can prompt you to constantly adjust your thermostat, causing your furnace to turn on and off, wasting energy.” Getting your house the right temperature can be a constant battle with a forced air furnace.
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Radiant floor heat in your Ann Arbor home can be up to 30% more efficient, making your home comfortable faster and with less parasitic heat loss. “Because radiant heat is embedded in the floor, it will keep you warmer than heat that congregates near the ceiling. This saves energy not only because you can lower your thermostat, but also because radiant systems need to produce heat in just the 75 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range, as opposed to the 120 to 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures generated by forced-air systems.”

We service and repair residential, commercial and industrial equipment; while specializing in all types of heating in Ann Arbor, furnaces, radiant floor heat, refrigeration, water heaters, boilers, and back-up power generators, as well as many other products and services.

Start Saving on Your Ann Arbor Heating Bills Today!

Call us today at 734-424-9555 to schedule an appointment. We’ll measure your home and survey your needs to recommend the correct system whether it’s radiant floor heat or a furnace to maximize your comfort. We have a commitment to providing you excellent service. In fact, we put our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for equipment and all services in writing!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Solar Liquid Heating Panels Make Heating Your Home in Ann Arbor More Efficient

Are you trying to be as eco-friendly as possible? 
Are you looking to replace your forced air system with solar generated heat?
Do you want to save money on your energy bill?

Solar liquid heating panels are a great way to reduce costs over time when you’re installing a new heating system like a heat pump or radiant floor heat.
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How Do Solar Liquid Heating Panels Work for Heating Ann Arbor Homes?

According to Energy Star, “active solar heating systems use solar energy to heat a fluid -- either liquid or air -- and then transfer the solar heat directly to the interior space or to a storage system for later use. If the solar system cannot provide adequate space for heating, an auxiliary or back-up system provides the additional heat. Liquid systems are more often used when storage is included, and are well suited for radiant heating systems, boilers with hot water radiators, and even absorption heat pumps and coolers. Both liquid and air systems can supplement forced air systems.”

What Are The Benefits to Solar Liquid Heating?

Radiant floor heat provides many benefits to your home, health and checkbook including:

1. Eliminates duct losses.
2. Runs mostly silent.
3. Removes the circulation of allergens.
4. Uses a low amount of electricity.
5. Allows for a wide variety of energy sources to heat the liquid for Hydronic radiant floors.
6. Enables you to set different temperatures for each room.
7. Easier to maintain. No ducts to clean, and no filter to change.

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!