Monday, December 25, 2017

Smart Phone App Control at Your Fingertips!

How would you like the convenience of having access to your air conditioner and furnace controls at your fingertips?

Do you use your smart phone for everything?

Do you currently find your smart phone a useful tool for controlling other devices in your home? It could start controlling your thermostat!

Learn more here

Mitsubishi Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems in Ann Arbor: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Call us today at 734-424-9555 to schedule an appointment. We’ll visit your home and evaluate your needs for a ductless heating and cooling system in Ann Arbor. We’ll help you increase your family’s comfort, health, and safety. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of HVAC systems.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Get Serious Payback when You Purchase a Zoned Comfort Solution!

Ready to learn more about a zoned comfort solutions and how they deliver a return on investment? Looking for a heating and cooling option that will put money back in your pocket? Interested in the serious saving potential of ductless heating and cooling for you Ann Arbor home?

Buying appliances isn’t most people’s idea of a super fun time. But if you were shopping for an appliance that could not only make your home comfortable year-round but also save you some serious money, that would really up the incentive!

This is precisely what you get when you’re shopping for a zoned comfort solution! Check out the details on how zoned comfort solutions pay you back:
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Precise Temperature Control: controlling the temperature of your house in several zones rather than one (i.e., the whole house) means you choose where you spend your money. In other words, no more cooling the guest bedroom all day when no one’s in there, or heating the dining room all night!

Reduce Energy Loss: zoned comfort solutions minimize energy loss by eliminating ducts and vents and by operating on a smaller scale. You won’t be losing any money with heat transfer as air moves through ducts, and the units themselves operate more efficiently than larger forced-air systems.

No Over-Compensating for Hot-Spots: maybe you have the house set to 75 degrees in summer, but your sunny living room is just too hot! With a forced-air system, to make your living comfortable, you might have to fork over major cash, turning your system down much lower than you’d like. With zoned solutions, you can tackle the hot- or cold-spots in your house with their own units and spend less each month on heating and cooling. 

Efficient Installation: a short, simple installation makes for a less expensive installation, too. By investing in ductless heating and cooling, you’ll be assured that the needs for renovation after installation (like rebuilding walls) will be minimal to nonexistent.  

Combined Appliance: one of the great features of the zoned comfort solution is that it uses a heat pump which can both heat and cool your home. By including two appliances in one, you’re saving with your initial investment and keeping it in use all year long. 

It’s no wonder more and more homes and families are being turned on to the possibility and money-saving potential of zoned comfort solutions and ductless heating and cooling in Ann Arbor. If you have questions about zoned comfort solutions for your home, give us a call today. We are happy to design and customize a system that meets your needs. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

How to Design Around Your HVAC

Worried the components of your HVAC are the focal points in every room in your home? Want a solution to take back the design of your home? Need tips to minimize the presence of you HVAC components?

If you have any appreciation for the aesthetics of your home and décor, you’re probably not a big fan of the necessary utility components you have to live with and design around. We’re talking about outlets, switches, cables, wires, and, most definitely, your HVAC system.

heating and cooling Ann Arbor If you’re at all familiar with ductless HVAC systems, you might think of them as relatively large, wall-mounted units that definitely draw your attention. Something like that could be difficult to design around. The reality is, ductless HVAC systems have several qualities that can make them very easy to fit seamlessly into your existing décor. 

To help you confidently design and decorate around your ductless HVAC system, let us fill you in on a few tips and pointers:

  • Simple installation means no extensive remodeling will be required to fit your whole home with new heating and cooling technology. 
  • The no-vent design of ductless systems translates to fewer components in your rooms to design around. 
  • Units are wall-mounted and don’t need to take up a window.
  • You can place units above the eye-line and may be able to place them in a nook or corner to obscure its visibility.   
  • Ductless units are low-profile and typically feature a modern design that blends into décor like any other high-end appliance. 
  • Delivering conditioned air at decibels less than a whisper, the unit will not draw attention to itself like forced air units. 
  • Different looks to suit your décor are available with certain configurations such as covers. 
  • Contractors may be able to install your units in wall or ceiling cavities and nooks.
  • Help camouflage a unit in a room by placing it above a window.
  • Hide the unit in plain sight by hanging art of photos near it. 

Your HVAC unit definitely doesn’t need to cramp your style! With our tips and tricks, you can see a little creative placement can go a long way and your guests will never know how you keep your home so comfortable!

If you have more questions about ductless heating and cooling in Ann Arbor, don’t hesitate to give us a call. With so many solutions available, we can customize a system to suit your needs perfectly!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What You Need To Know About Insulation

Is too much cold air finding its way into your house in the winter? Are you wondering if your home needs better insulation? Want to know if there is anything you can do to lower your energy costs?

Quality insulation is a key factor to having a living space that’s easily maintained at a comfortable temperature. Lacking insulation can lead to soaring utility bills, uneven temperatures throughout the house, overworked A/C units and furnaces, and poor temperature control generally. As important as insulation is, you’ll often find houses are inadequately insulated, especially if they were built in the 1980s or earlier. 

What do you need to know about insulation to make sure your home is protected and efficient? 

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As experts in heating Ann Arbor homes, we’ve put together a list of tips and facts about insulation to help make you more comfortable at home:

  1. Insulation can be made from fiber glass, rock wool, rigid foam boards, or cellulose. 
  2. Depending on where it’s applied, insulation can be installed in batts, rolls, and sheets, as a spray, or as foam boards. 
  3. Insulation quality is measured in R-values, which take into account material and thickness of the insulation product. 
  4. Recommendations for R-values are made by the U.S. Department of Energy and differ across the country. 
  5. Not only does insulation prevent air leaking in and out of your house, it also helps keep your home quieter. 
  6. You can easily increase the insulation of your house by adding rolls to the floor of your unfinished attic.
  7. Adding insulation to finished walls can be expensive, but should be considered if your home is often uncomfortable, unevenly heated or cooled, or sees very high utility bills. 
  8. Crawl-spaces can sometimes be insulated, but don’t need to be if the floor above is already insulated. 
  9. If your home is drafty, check for air leaks around windows, doors, light fixtures, outlets and switches, utility penetrations, ducts, and etc. 
  10. You can also apply insulation to your hot water pipes to avoid heat loss and potentially increase water temperature 2-4 degrees F at the tap. 

Insulation may live mostly in the dark inside the walls of your home, but it doesn’t have to be mysterious! With this helpful guide, you may now feel more confident about the insulation in your home, or know how to tackle a problem if you have one. 

If you want to know more about insulation or heating your Ann Arbor home, give us a call. We are ready to help with any heating and cooling projects you have in your home. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How Cold Weather Threatens Your Water Heater

Wondering how much colder weather takes a toll on your water heater? Curious about how much harder your water heater works in frigid temperatures? Not sure your water heater will last another winter?

We rely on our water heaters nearly every day we’re in our homes. From dishes, to laundry, to showers, we expect reliable hot water regardless of the temperatures outdoors. As the red in thermometer disappears, you might not think your demand on the water heater increases much, but truthfully, colder weather puts a significant strain on your water heater.

Check out the top cold weather threats to your water heater:
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1. Colder Water Incoming

No matter the temperature outside, your water heater will continue to heat water to its set point. The difference is, during the winter, incoming water is colder and will require the heater to work longer to bring to temperature. This is an added strain on the heater that goes on all winter long.

2. Using Water for Warmth

Have you ever taken a really long, really hot shower in the winter to warm up? Or held your hands under the hot, running water even after all the soap was rinsed away just to thaw them out? These are things we all do once in a while as the days grow chillier, and they put an extra strain on the water heater which can really add up. 

3. Too Cold To Go Out

We tend to stay in more in the winter months, which can cause a strain in more than one area, but also on your water heater. Staying in means you’ll probably be washing more dishes under hot water, washing hands more often, maybe taking more showers, baths, and other activities all adding demand on your water heater. 

4. More Layers, More Laundry

You wear more clothing in the winter than you do in summer. That means you wash more, too. If you’re washing clothes in hot or warm water, you’re putting more pressure on the water heater. 

All the added usage multiplies across the weeks and months of cold weather and can take its toll on your water heater. Tank water heaters will see a greater increase in sediment with this added usage which can create problems and shorten its lifespan. If your water heater is older, the hard work of the winter might be enough to finish it off. 

If you’re worried about your water heater this winter, call the experts in heating Ann Arbor homes to assess your appliance and provide an estimate for its remaining life. We can also help make sure your water heater and furnace are running efficiently or assist you in any other heating needs in your home. Give us a call today! 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Keep Your Home Comfortable For Pets!

Looking for tips for cool pets as temperatures rise? Need some creative ways to keep your furry friends comfortable despite the heat?

Our pets seem to deal with hot days surprisingly well for most being covered in fur! Luckily with your help, they don’t just have to get by! You can help them be cool and comfortable all summer long. 

Try a few of our tips for keeping pets comfortable at home this summer:

1. Exercise Timing

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Help keep your pet cool all day by timing their exercise right. Take your dog out in the morning or evening when it’s cooler and allow other animals to be lazy and undisturbed in the afternoon when it’s hottest. 

2. Humidity Control

Most animals have different mechanisms to control body heat than we do, and high humidity tends to be particularly uncomfortable for our fur babies. Keep them indoors on humid days and consider dehumidifying the house if it’s an issue in the home. 

3. Bath Time

A cool bath inside or out offers your pet an instantly satisfying retreat. Children’s pools are great for dogs and other pets that enjoy the outdoors. A lounge in a sink full of cool water can be great for birds, rabbits, and other small pets. 

4. Spot Selection

On hot days, make sure your pet’s bed, crate, or cage is set up in a shady spot with ventilation so they can rest comfortably. 

5. Water Access

Water is the key to staying cool. Make sure your pet has easy access to fresh water all day. Increase the chill factor with a few ice cubes or refrigerated water. 

Put these tips to use today and your pet will thank you for it! 

We know you and your pet will be feeling cooler with our strategies, but sometimes nothing beats good old air conditioning. If you’re interested in a new air conditioner in Ann Arbor this summer or need other ways to beat the heat, give us a call today!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Is a Mitsubishi System a Right Fit for Your Ann Arbor Home?

Do you have an older home without space for ductwork?

Are you tired of settling for a space heater or a window air conditioner?

Are you ready to experience comfort at home like never before?

Whether you have a single uncomfortable room, you’re renovating your entire house, or you’re building a home from scratch, Mitsubishi Electric has a Zoned Comfort Solution that will fit your unique needs. 
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Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling systems provide advantages you won’t find in most traditional heating and cooling systems like:

  1. Air quality – these systems have advanced filters and no dusty ductwork to dirty up the air you breathe.
  2. Efficiency – with zoning capabilities, you can turn off zones that aren’t in use and only cool or heat the rooms you choose.
  3. Hyper-heating – these systems use instant hot-start technology so you’ll feel warmth immediately.
  4. Whisper quiet – these systems are designed to work quietly with insulated compressor compartments and vibration dampeners.
  5. Smart controls – with these systems you’re able to control it from your smart phone anywhere in the world!
  6. Constant comfort – with zoned monitoring these systems can measure return air and adjust automatically.

Want more information on Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling systems? Visit our website or give us a call at (734) 424-1560. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service, and we’d love to help keep your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and comfortable all year long!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

How to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning

Hoping to save on energy bills by ditching the AC this summer? Committed to a greener AC-free lifestyle? Need help staying cool in a home without AC?

Over the last 50 years or so, AC has become an everyday commodity. We often don’t even think about any other ways to keep our homes and ourselves cool when the mercury starts rising. You might be surprised to know you can be more than comfortable indoors without resorting to running your AC!

We have put together a few tips to help you stay cool this summer and beyond:

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Close your blinds and draw the curtains before peak temperatures during the day. Take things a step further with insulated drapes to keep the heat out. If you’re really serious, install awnings over your windows and plant trees around your house. This will help maintain cooler temperatures indoors throughout your home.


Make sure you’re taking advantage of nature’s AC, wind, and creating a bit of your own when needed! When it’s cooler outside, open several windows to create a cross breeze in the house. To draw more cool air in, turn ceiling fans to reverse, consider box fans in the window, or use your attic fan or whole house fan. When temperatures climb, close your windows, but keep a fan running: you’ll feel more comfortable in moving air than still air. 

Cool Hacks

It may be getting hot in your house, but you can cool yourself down fast and effectively with some simple hacks. Place a bowl of saltwater ice cubes behind your fan and create a faux sea breeze. Or take a quick cold shower, or cold foot bath. Soak a towel or handkerchief in cold water and wrap it around your neck. You’ll be surprised how long the cool lasts!


One of the most tempting times to turn to AC is to cool down your house before bed… is there anything worse than sticking to the sheets!? Sleep cool without AC by using cotton sheets, putting an icepack in the foot of the bed, cooling off with some ice water before turning in. If you have a multi-level, sleep downstairs or in the basement where the air is cooler. 

Get Out

Plan to cook, eat, and maybe even sleep outdoors when you can. Grilling outside will save you from heating up your home with the oven or range. Keeping all the warm food and body heat outside during the meal will also do its part for a cooler house, not to mention allowing you to enjoy the natural breeze while dining al fresco! If you have a tent, consider a night or two sleeping under the stars!

As experts in heating in cooling, we know these tips will keep you cooler this summer if you’re living without AC. But if this isn’t quite enough for you, we can help you install a new cooling system or air conditioner in Ann Arbor to beat the heat! Give us a call today.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Don’t let Your HVAC System Open the Door for Pests

Are pests getting inside your home?

Does an odor come out of your vents when your system is running?

Are you concerned about your indoor air quality?

It’s important to ensure that pests stay out of your air ducts and out of your home, as they can wreak havoc on your air conditioner’s health and your own. Gaps allow pests like stink bugs, silverfish, and rodents to find a home right in your air ducts. 
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How Do You Stay Protected?

  1. Seal ducts, vents and flues.
  2. Clean air ducts regularly.
  3. Clean out debris in your outdoor unit.
  4. Make sure your unit has been properly mounted on a raised slab.
  5. Cut grass and weeds away from your unit.

If you have a problem with pests infiltrating your HVAC system, you can set traps for them. However, if you continue to have a problem, you may need to call your local pest control company, and hire a heating and cooling company to ensure the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home hasn’t been damaged. 

Pests can often chew air ducts, and leave nests and dander behind, creating a disgusting odor and potential health problems. It’s absolutely critical that you consult with a professional regarding the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home to prevent future problems. Regular maintenance can help resolve issues and identify problem areas.

Hire CMR Mechanical for Preventative Maintenance

At CMR Mechanical, we offer a free in-home evaluation to make sure your air conditioner unit is working properly. If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help improve the air quality of your home, contact us today!

Friday, September 1, 2017

4 Common AC Problems and How To Fix Them

Are you frustrated with your air conditioner?

Are you sick of calling a service man to fix a simple problem?

Do you spend too much paying others to work on your ac?

These are problems the average homeowner goes through. But you don’t have to anymore! We know you don’t want to be an expert air technician, but with our help, you can have a more basic understanding of your ac unit. It’s important to have your ac unit serviced so that it runs for many years to come. It’s also important to know when you should call your ac service man and when you should fix it yourself. 
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Here are 4 common problems with your air conditioner and how to fix them! 

  1. Your air filter is dirty- Your filter should be changed once a month! This is especially important if you run it constantly or have pets. When the filter is clogged, your unit is running harder to produce cool air causing it to run inefficiently and waste energy and money.
  2. Your registers are dirty and blocked- Blocking your registers with big furniture like couches can cause you to waste money. Your house will not cool as quickly and your system will be working hard to force the air out of a blocked or dirty register. Blocking your registers is good in the winter when you’re trying to save money by heating the important rooms in your house, but not good when its done in the summer by accident. Vacuuming registers regularly is also helpful especially with pets or if you have asthma. 
  3. It’s too sunny in your house- Newer homes are putting their AC units on the second floor instead of the basement. Just because it’s a new unit doesn’t mean it’s not working overtime. Make sure your unit is not by a sunny window. As a result, your unit will heat up and your home will feel warmer than it actually is. If your unit is in a room with windows, try using sun out curtains and keep them drawn during the day. 
  4. Warm air is leaking into your unit- Checking the seals around your unit is good maintenance. If the seals are leaking, warm air can get in and cold air can get out. Reseal your unit with weatherstripping to avoid air loss. 

It’s important to have your ac unit serviced regularly. At CMR Mechanical we offer great deals on routine maintenance for your air conditioner in the Ann Arbor area. And as for the bigger jobs, you don’t have to worry about us trying to upsell you! 

Alisa M. from Dexter said, “I was very concerned about being taken advantage of since the service person could have easily said that we needed a whole new system. All my questions were answered. I wasn't pushed to buy any more than I needed! Thank you.” 

Let us be your friendly neighborhood HVAC contractor! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

When Do You Need to Change The Coolant in Your HVAC?

Is your air conditioner failing to cool your home?

Does it take forever to see a change in temperature after you set your thermostat?

Do you think your system is working harder than it should to cool down your home?
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These problems may be the direct result of being low on Freon or Puron. At CMR Mechanical, we always recommend a seasonal clean and check on your system to ensure that it’s running smoothly and efficiently to avoid potential problems later in the heat of summer.

Making sure that your system is serviced each year will help keep your unit operating at manufacturer standards. This will affect both the energy efficiency and longevity of your system, saving you money over time. Imagine how comfortable your house will be all year round by making sure your system is properly maintained!

If your air conditioning unit is older, it uses Freon. If your air conditioner is newer, it probably uses Puron as a refrigerant. Puron was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to help phase out Freon. It’s the first long term solution to Freon’s harmful effects to the environment! Unfortunately, you can't just replace Freon with Puron if you want to be eco-friendly. You have to purchase a whole new air conditioning unit to make the environmentally friendly switch.

How Often Does the Air Conditioner in Your Ann Arbor Home Need Service?

Once a year! According to Angie’s List, “it’s a good idea to have it inspected, serviced and cleaned once a year — ideally in the spring — to ensure it operates at peak energy efficiency and is ready to cool your house during the months you need it most.

As your HVAC system runs, it accumulates dust and dirt in key areas that affect its efficiency, like the condensing coils and air filters. Left unchecked, your A/C system can lose 5 percent of its operating efficiency each year because of this buildup, meaning it can’t cool your house as capably as it could if it were clean.”

Your HVAC will start to work harder and eventually wear out. You’ll have to spend a lot more money on service calls and repairs if you wait till the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home fails. 

Contact us at or call (734) 424-9555. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service, and we’d love to help keep your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and comfortable all year long!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Could Your Air Conditioner Problems Be Compressor Related?

Has your air conditioner been giving you problems?

Are you spending a lot of money on expensive fixes, only to have the problem come back time after time?

The air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home could stop working for many reasons. However, if the problem is with the compressor, those problems can be prevented!
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What is an Air Conditioner Compressor?

The compressor for your air conditioner is sometimes called “the heart of the unit”. It’s one of the key components, your air conditioning system won’t function without one. If your compressor fails, it can be costly to replace.

The compressor’s job is to compress refrigerant air through the system and remove heat and humidity from the air.

Problems with AC Compressors Can Be Prevented!

The most common problems with air compressors are:

  1. Dirty coils – Dust and grime build up on the condenser coil, and that causes the air conditioner to be unable to expel enough heat from the system. When your air conditioner runs constantly, the increased pressure can cause the compressor to overheat.
  2. Too much refrigerant – If you accidentally add too much refrigerant, or the wrong type of refrigerant, you can kill your compressor.
  3. Blocked suction lines – If your unit isn’t cooling as effectively as it used to, it could be due to blocked or damaged suction lines. This can also lead to your compressor overheating and failing.
  4. Electrical problems – An electrical failure can cause a buildup of acids that damage other parts in addition to the compressor. 
  5. Inadequate oil lubricant – If there’s not enough lubricant running through the system, your compressor can’t work properly. To ensure you have the right type and enough lubricant, you should have your unit regularly maintained by a professional.

Hire CMR Mechanical for Preventative Maintenance

If you take care of your compressor, it will last much longer and save you a lot of money in the long run. At CMR Mechanical, we offer a free in-home evaluation to make sure your air conditioning unit and compressor are working correctly! If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help improve the air quality of your home, contact us today!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Energy Tips to Help You Save Money on Air Conditioning Your Ann Arbor Home!

Are you frustrated when you get your air conditioning bill?

Do you pull your hair out when you see how much it costs?

Do you feel like you’re throwing money out the window? 

Are you at a loss about how to save on your bill without lowering or turning off your AC completely? 

You’re not the only one! Many people feel like their energy bill is too high, but aren’t sure how to fix it. At CMR Mechanical, we can not only help fix the air conditioning in your Ann Arbor home, but we’ll take care of the maintenance afterwards, too. A big part of being happy with your AC is being happy with your monthly energy bill. We can help educate you on how to keep your bill down without keeping the AC off. 

And with our 24-hour service line, you never have to feel left out in the cold (or the heat)! We want you to be as knowledgeable as we are when it comes to your furnace and AC unit. Check out these 5 tips on how to keep your AC bill down! 

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  1. Try buying a new programmable thermostat. When you’re away from home, set the thermostat lower and program it to be higher for when you return. The smaller the temperature difference between the outside and inside, the more you’ll save. 
  2. Keep objects that omit heat away from your thermostat. Lamps or household appliances can trick your thermostat into thinking it’s hotter than it really is. This will cause your AC to run longer and potentially waste your money. 
  3. Schedule regular maintenance checks for your unit. Maintenance allows you to catch issues quickly. Catching an issue early can result in less of your hard-earned money spent. Vacuum and change out filters often to keep dust and debris to a minimum. 
  4. Invest in mesh window screens. These screen intercept, up to 70% of the sun’s energy. This keeps your house cooler and your AC unit working less. Screens are especially efficient on the east and west facing windows. 
  5. When you’re away from your home or out of a room, keep shades down and curtains closed to block out the heat from the sun’s rays. 
  6. Keep your fans running on your home’s upper levels. Fans on medium to low speed will keep airflow consistent, allowing warm air escape your home faster.

Our goal at CMR is to take care of all your AC and heating needs. Carola from Saline shared her experience with us saying, “CMR employees were professional, prompt, clean, conscientious, friendly and a pleasure to work with. I recommend them highly!” 

We can help you every step of the way. Whether you're scheduling an appointment, reviewing payment options, or following up on services already provided, we go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and confident in our relationship. 

You’re CMR Mechanical’s top priority! AC and furnace issues can be costly and stressful. With us, it’s different. From emergency service to routine maintenance and questions, our techs will arrive promptly and work effectively to get the job done. To better help you, we provide ongoing training for all our service techs. Staying up to date on all services is key to providing you with our best service!

If you need repairs done on your air conditioning unit, give CMR Mechanical a call at our 24-hr service line: (734) 424-1560. Want to do some more reading before calling? Download our free buyer’s guide today! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why is Now the Best Time to Replace Your HVAC?

Do you have high energy bills?

Are you thinking about replacing the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home?

When is the best time to replace your air conditioner or furnace?
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Energy Star says that you should “consider replacing your existing unit with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. 
Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.”

Before it’s the middle of summer and your old HVAC crashes, call the experts for air conditioners in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas today! If you wait till air conditioning needs are at their peak then we may be overwhelmed with a flood of phone calls. The best time to call us to replace your system is either before the intense heat of summer starts or before the extreme cold winter weather sets in.

What to Look For in an Air Conditioner For Your Ann Arbor Home!

Most good quality air conditioners will last at least ten years, like Bryant, Carrier, Honeywell or Mitsubishi, so what you pay when you run the system is at least as important as what you pay when you install it. You should also consider the cost of upkeep, maintenance and repair. Investing in one of these high quality systems will help ensure that your maintenance costs are reasonable, and your costs of repair are as low as possible.

Contact an Expert HVAC Contractor in Ann Arbor Today!

Give us a call at (734) 424-9555 to talk with the most customer-friendly provider of air conditioners in Ann Arbor! You can arrange an appointment for one of CMR Mechanical’s experienced technicians to visit your home or business to evaluate your heating and cooling needs. We’re happy to install your air conditioner in Ann Arbor today!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Vacationing? Your HVAC Deserves a Break, Too!

Is your air conditioner running too long?

Do you have high energy bills?

Do you give your air conditioner a break?

On those cool summer nights, it’s okay to turn off your air conditioner and give it a break! Feel free to turn it off, then back on the next day before the heat of the day.
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Programmable thermostats make giving your air conditioner a break easy! There are a wide range of options available with this type of thermostat, from simply setting different temperatures during night and day to setting different temperatures for days of the week or even different areas in your house.

At CMR Mechanical, we’re all about ensuring your absolute comfort. We’d like to recommend other ways you can effectively cool your house down that allow your air conditioner a break, including:

  1. Close your drapes and shades
  2. Turn your fans on 
  3. Open your windows at night
  4. Turn off all appliances that give off heat
  5. Consider using an energy saver button
  6. And of course, program your thermostat!

We’ve got the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of HVAC systems for your home or business.

Air Conditioner Ann Arbor: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Know When To Fix Air Conditioning in Your Ann Arbor Home

Are you having trouble staying comfortable in your home during the summer?

As the temps outside rise, are they rising indoors, too?

Are you worried that something’s wrong with your air conditioning unit?

Trouble with your air conditioning during the summer is a homeowner’s worst nightmare, especially if you have elderly family members or pets living with you!

If you’re tired of all the little quirks of your system and want to know if you need to get it replaced, talk to the experts!

air conditioning Ann ArborOur technicians work on air conditioning in Ann Arbor full-time in the summer, and they say the biggest factors to consider are:

  • Unusual sounds
  • High energy costs
  • Old age
  • Seasonal clean and checks
  • Frequent air filter changes
  • Low air flow
  • Odors

If you go through the list above and think any of it applies to your AC unit, it’s time to call the pros. 

Don’t wait until the middle of July to get your unit inspected! Call CMR Mechanical today to schedule an appointment. We’ll visit your home and evaluate your unit to make sure everything is working properly. If your unit needs repairs or replacing, we have the expertise to advise you on that, too.

Call us right away at 734-424-9555 if you think you need work done on your air conditioning unit!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Get to Know the Parts of Your Air Conditioner

Love the cool, fresh air your AC provides, but have no clue how it works? Interested in an intimate look at your air conditioning unit? Want to impress with your knowledge of AC pieces and parts?
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Naming all the parts of your air conditioning unit probably isn’t a great conversation starter, but as a homeowner, getting to know this important piece of equipment is to your benefit. If a problem with your HVAC ever pops up, you’ll be better equipped to handle it. Or, if you’re ever in the market for a new unit, knowing something about air conditioners will make you a smarter consumer.

Without further ado, meet five basic components of your AC unit!

  • Evaporator: a series of coils which convert refrigerant liquid to gas, creating a cooling effect. A fan blows across the cold coils to bring cool air into the house.
  • Expansion Valve: de-pressurizes liquid refrigerant, allowing the evaporator to do its job. 
  • Condenser: condenses refrigerant vapor into a liquid which is used by the evaporator. 
  • Compressor: pressurizes refrigerant so the condenser can work its magic, turning gas to liquid.
  • Lineset: the copper highway which transports refrigerant between the other components.

With a few simple definitions, you now understand the basics of how an AC unit works. Now put that knowledge to work!

Still want to know more about your air conditioner? Give us a call! We’re happy to answer questions or provide heating and cooling services in Ann Arbor. CMR Mechanical prides itself on honest, quality service and we are ready to help you today!