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.