Monday, October 31, 2016

3 Reasons to Install an Air Purifier!

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies?

Does dust and dirt build up quickly in your home?

Are you suffering from a respiratory disease?

If you’re suffering from any of the above problems or have other air pollutant concerns, an air purifier may be just what you need!
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There are many reasons to install an air purifier! However, the most compelling reasons include:

  1. Health benefits- Poor air quality can pose many problems like eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, coughing, sneezing, aggravated asthma symptoms, respiratory diseases, etc. 
  2. Build-up of dust- Air purifiers can significantly reduce the amount of accumulating dust and dirt around your home.
  3. Extend the life of your HVAC-Build-up of dust and dirt cause your HVAC to work harder to cool down or warm up your house. 

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!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

How to Reduce Hot Water Use and Save Energy!

Looking for ways to reduce your energy bill? Worried your family is racking up the charges using too much hot water?
Whether you’re living on your own, or housing a small soccer team, you’re probably looking for simple ways to save energy (and money!). Our experts have put together a list of savings tips to make your job easier. All you have to do is try instituting a few new ideas from our list to reduce your hot water consumption and see the savings on your next bill.
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  1. Take shorter showers. Challenge your family member to see who can take the shortest shower of the week (while still managing to wash behind the ears).
  2. Turn off the water while your shaving, washing your hands, scrubbing dishes. It’s a little less convenient, but think how much water is going down the drain when you’re not really using it.
  3. Fix leaky faucets. One leaky faucet could cost you $30 per year or more!
  4. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater. Just 10 degrees lower and you could be saving yourself 5% in water heating costs!
  5. Wash your laundry in cold water. There’re detergents designed to work in cold water if you’re worried about getting stains out.
  6. Install low-flow. Replace shower heads and faucets with lower flow options to reduce the water you use without even trying!
  7. Replace your appliances with Energy Star rated upgrades. Especially if your appliances are more than 10 years old, upgrading can really save you money on water and energy each year.
  8. Insulate your hot water tank. Be sure to look up and follow manufacturer instructions for safety and efficiency, or call a professional to do the job right.
  9. Insulate your pipes. The first several feet of pipes should be accessible, and insulating them could be the difference of several degrees!
  10. Install a timer. Inexpensive and easy to install, a timer will shut off your hot water heater over night to save energy. It can be set to turn off any time you don’t use hot water.
  11. Flush your tank once a year. Flushing gets rid of sediment and bacteria in the tank and also helps the heater run more efficiently.
  12. Upgrade your hot water heater. If your hot water heater is more than 10-15 years old, the time for an upgrade is approaching! Look into more efficient tankless options.

If you’re looking for professional, satisfaction guaranteed service, or need any other advice for heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home, give us a call. We can help you cut spending on hot water, and beyond!