Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Heating and Cooling
Please see below for a list of helpful and informative articles. Click on an article for more information.
Please see below for a list of helpful and informative articles. Click on an article for more information.
Have you had problems keeping your home cool during the summer? As temperatures rise, air conditioning becomes an essential part of our daily lives. If your AC unit isn’t functioning at its best, you might find yourself sweating even with the air blowing! Here are a few things you may be doing unknowingly that can hinder the performance of your air conditioner. Unchanged Air Filter A ...Read More!
Are you ready to enjoy warmer weather and kick on the AC? Have you already set your summer schedule on the thermostat? You’re probably impatiently waiting for better weather, so make sure your air conditioner is ready too! Here are things you can do to prepare your air conditioner for the summer heat: Change Your Air Filter Having a clean air filter is importan...Read More!
Does the promise of sun and blue skies get you excited for spring? Are you ready for warmer weather, but not sure your heat pump is? Do you want to be sure your heat pump is running efficiently? Maybe your heat pump is new and hasn’t been used to cool your home yet, or your heat pump has been around the block a few times and you want to be ready for the first heat wave. Whatever...Read More!
Is a heat pump as efficient as an air conditioner? For residents of a moody weather state like Michigan, having a source of temperature regulation that’s reliable and efficient is essential for everyday comfort. How heat pumps work in the summer In the summer, a heat pump works just like a standard air conditioner. Heat pumps cool your home by collecting the warm and moving it ...Read More!
Are you looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Do you wish there were more accessible, cost-effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Installing a heat pump in your home will not only take some of the pressure off your wallet but is also an environmentally friendly heating and cooling option! How are heat pumps better for the environment? Heat pumps run on e...Read More!
Do you want to save money on your heating bill? Are you looking for a more efficient alternative to a furnace? If you could have a system that is more cost-efficient and better for the environment, why wouldn’t you? Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates. What makes a heat pump an excellent option for your Michiga...Read More!
Are you looking for ways to keep warm without overworking your furnace? Do you struggle to keep your house warm throughout the day? Keeping your home warm in winter doesn’t have to be expensive. There are ways to retain heat without running the furnace all day. If you’re paying more than you should be, there are some changes you can make. Install a High-Efficiency Furnace ...Read More!
Are you worried about your heating bill this winter? Do you want some simple tips to keep your wallet happy? Winter is nearly here and you may be dreading your next few energy bills. Keeping your home comfortable in the colder months is a necessity, but it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank! There are many easy ways to keep the cold out without putting extra strain on your furnace and ...Read More!
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes incentives that reward homeowners and builders for installing high-efficiency HVAC equipment.Read More!
Is your furnace on its last legs? Do you want to save money but still upgrade your HVAC system? The colder months are rapidly approaching and you won’t want to deal with the hassle of replacing your clunky old furnace in the dead of winter. Installing a heat pump in your home offers many benefits, including: Better air quality: Heat pumps can regulate healthy moisture levels througho...Read More!
Inflation Reduction Act and Residential Clean Energy.Read More!
Is your home ready for cold weather? Do you know how to prepare your HVAC system for the upcoming winter months? September is here, and fall is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time in Michigan – leaves changing colors, trips to the cider mill, and college football. But it also means the return of dreaded cold weather. Enjoying the great things about fall is hard to do when yo...Read More!
Are you looking for an efficient replacement for your air conditioner this summer? Have you considered a heat pump? Don’t let the name fool you – a heat pump is one of the most energy- and cost-efficient ways to cool your home. It heats and cools your home the same way, by moving heat from one place to another. And it can save you money on your energy bills in a big way. If you need t...Read More!
Want to ensure your home keeps your family cool all summer long? Want to lower your energy bills and save money? Temperatures this summer have been reaching near-record levels already, and it doesn’t look like this hot weather will be going away anytime soon. Beating the heat with your AC is necessary when the forecast is reaching into the mid-90s, but it can have a big impact on your energ...Read More!
Is your air conditioner on its last legs? Are you hoping for a cool, humidity-free summer? Do you want to save money on your energy bill? Now that summer is in full swing, your air conditioner is hard at work cooling your home. Staying comfortable in the heat is nice, but your energy bill might not be ideal. Upgrading your air conditioner to a heat pump can help you save a lot of energy. So, what...Read More!
Do you suffer from spring and summer allergies? Do you want the air in your home to be clean? One of the best ways to ensure the air in your home is clean is to clean your air vents! The ducts in your home contain millions of dust particles, pollen particles, and other allergens. Keeping your air vents clean will help keep those particles from spreading throughout your home and will also save you...Read More!
Want to know the best way to prepare your AC for a long summer? Curious about a spring tune-up for your AC? You’re probably impatiently waiting for summertime, but when the first hot days arrive, you’ll want your air conditioner ready. After warming the bench for most of the last three seasons, it’s possible your AC might not be quite up to the task when you flip that switch!&nb...Read More!
Have you been routinely maintaining your heat pump? Want to save money on your energy bills? Spring is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing warm temperatures any time soon. Heat pumps work all year to heat and cool your home. Keeping your heat pump maintained ensures that your system is running efficiently and can even lower the price on your energy bills. Ac...Read More!
Are you worried about COVID-19 in your home or business? Want peace of mind for your family or your employees? With the recent emergence of the Omicron variant, COVID-19 is back at the forefront of people’s minds. The RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party study that reveal REME HALO®&n...Read More!
Do you have a heat pump? Want to make sure it runs smoothly throughout the winter? Heat pumps are built with cold weather in mind, but certain conditions can wreak havoc on them. In particular, snow and ice are the two main culprits that can cause serious damage to your HVAC system. By following these tips, you can ensure that your HVAC system will thrive throughout the winter. Clear Snow and Ice...Read More!
Are some rooms in your home colder than others? Are your energy bills through the roof? Want to keep your home safe and comfortable all winter long? These issues can plague homeowners all winter long: Frozen pipes: Living in Michigan you come to expect the colder temperatures 6 months out of the year, but are you prepared when your pipes freeze? Frozen pipes can even burst, leading to even bigger...Read More!
That chill in the air means winter is on its way! Do you have all your winterizing chores complete, or do you need to add a few items to your to-do list? Consider your HVAC system: are you properly maintaining your system throughout the winter? With the potential of heavy snow and even ice storms in the forecast, are you prepared? Here are our tips for getting prepared for winter weather: Keep wa...Read More!
Want to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the colder months? Not sure where to start? Fall is coming to Southeast Michigan, and your HVAC system is hard at work adjusting to the changing temperatures. Before winter hits, it’s important to make sure your system is prepared. This fall, make sure to check these important things off your to-do list: 1. Replace your air filters The easiest...Read More!
Is your air conditioner only blowing hot air? Does your AC unit not power on? Are you getting some cool air but finding that your house is still too warm? If you suspect that something’s wrong with your AC, we have a few DIY checks for you! Beat the heat and stay cool in Ann Arbor this summer! Make sure to handle all your AC components carefully to avoid hurting yourself or damaging the equ...Read More!
“What’s wrong with my air conditioner if it’s blowing hot air? What could be causing it? Is it a good idea to attempt to fix it yourself?” These are common questions people ask when they run into an issue like this. The problem could be an easy fix – if you just need a new filter, for example – however, there could be a bigger problem lurking. You may need to c...Read More!
Want to ensure your home keeps your family cool all summer long? Want to lower your energy bills and save money? We’ve got some tips that will help you all summer: Schedule annual maintenance checks with a pro! Clean and change your filters regularly. Make sure the area surrounding your outdoor unit is clear of debris. Avoid opening and closing your doors and windows excessively. Seal any o...Read More!
Is your nose runny or irritated? Experiencing outdoor allergies inside your home? Dust bunnies multiplying in your home? Allergens may be sitting on surfaces and destroying the air quality in your Ann Arbor home. Examples of home allergens include dust mites, pet hair and pet dander, dust, and outdoor allergens – like pollen – brought inside on clothing and shoes. These allergens can ...Read More!
Should your HVAC system be serviced even if you’re not having any problems? Yes! The do-it-yourselfers out there might watch a couple of YouTube videos and feel confident in doing maintenance checks. However, to ensure your system maintains running at peak performance, you should call the experts at CMR Mechanical! As it runs, your HVAC system accumulates dust and dirt that affect par...Read More!
Michigan has a voluntary program for restaurants to upgrade and improve their ventilation. After completing the upgrades the restaurant is given a sticker indicating that they’re a participant in the program. What can CMR Mechanical do to improve your Ann Arbor restaurant’s air quality? There are several different ways your HVAC system can be repaired and improved to allow for b...Read More!
CMR Mechanical is able to help local school districts that received ESSER funds to improve indoor air quality in classrooms. Local schools were given hundreds of thousands of dollars to use towards building upgrades, specifically, improvements to ventilation. What can CMR Mechanical do to improve your local Ann Arbor school’s indoor air quality? There are several different ways ...Read More!
Do you want to prevent costly repairs? Do you keep up with regular HVAC maintenance? Is your HVAC on the fritz? Shifting from furnace to air conditioning or vice versa can put a heavy strain on your system. It’s important to keep up on preventative maintenance services to keep it in perfect working condition. To run your HVAC system efficiently throughout the year, follow these 5 HVAC maint...Read More!
How efficient is your current furnace? How much money can you save on your gas bill? Did you know there are tax credits for some high efficiency furnaces that you can take advantage of? Save Money on Heating and Cooling your Ann Arbor Home This Year Want to save money on your heating bill this year? Make sure your system is running at peak performance. Our technicians will perform a clean and che...Read More!
Tired of waking up with a sore throat? Do you suffer from bad sinus congestion? Do you sleep with a humidifier every night? Dealing with low humidity in your home can be an annoyance, but it can be fixed! Dry air often causes dry itchy skin, or sinus pain. Wood in your home can warp and crack, and that annoying static cling …! There are many different aspects of your health and lifestyle a...Read More!
Is your home ready for the holidays? Is your home energy efficient? Do you want a cheaper bill for heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home? Keeping your home cozy through the winter means more than just maintaining your thermostat settings. Energy Efficiency Locate and fix air leaks. Home feel drafty? You probably have a few spots that could use some new caulk or weather stripping. Le...Read More!
Finally, there may be some light at the end of a very long tunnel! RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party study that reveal REME HALO® efficacy of 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The study found the REME HALO® to be effecti...Read More!
Is your furnace acting up? Not kicking on? Is it failing to properly heat your home? Try these troubleshooting tips before you call in the pros! Check your furnace filter! Dirt and dust can quickly interrupt airflow and worsen your furnaces performance. If you hold your filter up to the light and no light can pass through the filter, it’s time for a new one! Check your thermostat! Mak...Read More!
Are you worried about the indoor air quality in your Ann Arbor home? Is your air filter overdue for a cleaning? How do you clean your filter? If you have to buy a new disposable filter, look at the dimensions on the side of your current one so you know what size to buy. It’s not a one size fits all device! If your filter fits perfectly, then you should purchase a filter with those sam...Read More!
The month of September comes with all sorts of changes. Kids are going back to school, the leaves are changing color, and it’s getting cooler outside. Don’t let your heating bill change for the worse with the arrival of autumn. How can you cut down on costs for heating your Ann Arbor home? How can you be efficient while still keeping yourself and your family comfortable? It can ...Read More!
Do you find your space stuffy? Do you have to think twice about closing all the windows to turn on your AC? Do odors linger in your home or migrate to unwanted areas? The solution to these issues may be simpler than you realize. If you’re experiencing stuffiness or unwanted odors, your ventilation could be to blame. It’s the job of your HVAC system to heat, coo...Read More!
Are you struggling to heat or cool a space? Are your rooms often drafty? Want to avoid a complicated process of adding central air conditioning? Ductless air conditioners differ from conventional options –they run on electricity rather than natural gas. When you’re deciding if a ductless air conditioner is a good choice for your Ann Arbor home, there are a few things to consider: ...Read More!
It’s been a long Michigan winter! Do you keep up with regular maintenance on your HVAC? Is it time to schedule a check-up? If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, it’s important to give your heating and cooling system a spring cleaning. Here’s some things you should keep in mind: Start by changing your air filter! Your air filter removes contaminants as air flows thro...Read More!
Do you have a blank display on your thermostat? What does it mean? Do you know what to do to check to see if it’s a serious problem or not? We understand you must be frustrated. You just want things to work and when they don’t, it can be an inconvenience. At CMR Mechanical, we want you to sit back and relax while you let our experts fix whatever problem you may be facing. Could it be ...Read More!
Are you exploring different water heater options? Do you often run out of hot water? Do your family members like taking long hot showers? We have a solution to reduce your chances of freezing the next time you take a shower! Rheem recently released a new hybrid 80-gallon water heater with a heat pump that’s tied into two geothermal units. The energy efficiency of this unit can save yo...Read More!
Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to check your heat pump! As the experts on heating in the Ann Arbor area, one of the most common questions we’re asked this time of year is whether a heat pump is leaking refrigerant. Most homeowners notice potential leaks in the spring because they notice that their system is not cooling like it should. Many homeowners don&rs...Read More!
Want to protect your home from harmful viruses and bacteria? Keep your family safe with the new Halo LED Whole Home Air Purification system by RGF which uses an LED bulb and a catalyst to create Hydro Peroxides in the airstream of your home or office ductwork. These peroxides treat every square inch of air and kill 99% of viruses. RGF is currently awaiting final testing from China to ...Read More!
What causes frost build-up around your heat pump? Does a frost build-up mean your condenser pump is damaged? How can you fix it? It’s normal for frost to build up on your heat pump. However, if you have a lot of ice build-up on your heat pump, you could have a problem. The heat pump controls may be in need of repair or they may just need to be checked to ensure that the programming is...Read More!
Do you think your candles let out pollutants? Do you think air fresheners give off toxic chemicals? Are your cleaning products hazardous to indoor air quality? Believe it or not, some of these common household items may do more harm than good! 1. Candles Candles can add a touch of ambiance and beauty to your home environment, but they can also release toxic chemicals into t...Read More!
Worried about the air you breathe? Want cleaner air in your home? Want to protect your family from airborne contaminants? Halo-LED Whole Home Purification System can protect you and your family from harmful bacteria in the air that can cause illness, asthma, and allergies. "For energy savings to extend the life of the cell, the unit turns on/off with the HVAC blower," according to RGF E...Read More!
Is your furnace broken? Are you panicking about no heat in the middle of the winter? Before you call the professionals, check your batteries! While you’re right to worry if your furnace isn’t working, it might not be a sign of a larger problem. In many cases, a thermostat issue can cause the heat to go out. If you have a digital thermostat, it may be the batteries causing the problem!...Read More!
Are you looking to enhance your living experience in your basement? Whether you use it for recreation, as a movie room or additional living quarters, you’ll want to make sure the temperature is as comfortable as the rest of your house. Here’s a few options for heating and cooling your finished basement: Extend your existing HVAC system. This may require additional ductwork to direct a...Read More!
Is it time to switch your HVAC system from air conditioning to heat? Do you know the specific steps you should take to ensure your heating and cooling system keeps running in great condition? The last thing you need during a cold winter is to find out you need to repair your HVAC system. Keep everything running at peak performance by following these steps: Remove window units: If you have a...Read More!
Can a thermostat save you money? The short answer is YES! Want to find out how and have more money in your wallet? CMR Mechanical can help you save money this season and live comfortably like never before! What’s the difference between the types of thermostats? Manual- Typically in older homes, a manual thermostat involves moving a needle-like device up or down to adjust the temperatu...Read More!
Want to protect your HVAC system from storms? Are you worried about power surges and how they can affect your HVAC system? Are you wondering how you can protect your HVAC unit from damage? While your heating and air conditioning system can withstand the rain, it cannot withstand all power surges. A power surge could result in immediate destruction to your unit, or a slow and steady breakdown from...Read More!
Do you have dogs or cats at home? Our pets are our best friends – they love us unconditionally, and we love them too! To make their lives better, we make sure they’re as comfortable in our homes as we are. Have you ever thought about how owning a pet can impact your home’s HVAC? You might have never thought about the two together, but it’s true! When we have pets, we need ...Read More!
Do you suffer from spring and summer allergies? Do you want to make sure the air in your home is as fresh and clean as possible? One of the best ways to ensure the air in your home is clean is to clean your air vents! The ducts in your home contain millions of dust particles, pollen particles, and other allergens. Keeping your air vents clean will help keep those particles from spreading througho...Read More!
Winter has come and gone, and summer is on the way! Aside from warmer temperatures and sunny days, summer also brings bigger potential for thunderstorms and even severe weather like tornados. Do you know if your HVAC system is protected? Severe weather can inflict thousands of dollars in damages, so it’s important to make sure that your HVAC system is prepped and protected, just like the re...Read More!
Are you passionate about the environment and want a high-performance energy efficient home? Download the PDF by clicking the image below to read about our most recent project! ...Read More!
Are you considering updating your air conditioning at home or at your business? Are you overwhelmed with all the options for an air conditioner in Ann Arbor ? Make sure you’re prepared with the right questions when asking for an estimate! Doing your research ahead of time to make sure you’re finding the best companies will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. The average consume...Read More!
Thinking about shopping online for a new HVAC system? Need help with your options for heating and cooling in Ann Arbor ? Looking for convenience when you’re buying a new HVAC? You’ve got a lot going on. So, when you’re shopping, it’s understandable that you’re looking for convenience. When you can buy almost anything online from shampoo to cars, hopping on the comput...Read More!
Are you thinking about replacing an old furnace in your Ann Arbor home? What should you look for when buying a new furnace? Do you know which questions you should be asking a professional to prepare for installation and choosing a system? Here’s a few frequently asked questions to get you started: Is the consultation free? What about the estimate? What are my best options? What size do I ne...Read More!
Is your furnace blowing only cold air? Have you tried troubleshooting your furnace but nothing works? Are you tired of shelling out for expensive repairs? If your furnace isn’t keeping you comfortable, if troubleshooting steps aren’t getting it going again, if you’re done trying to repair it only for it to break again – it’s time to let CMR Mechanical install a...Read More!
Are you struggling to stay warm? Does your furnace sometimes blow cold air? Are you curious about alternative heating methods for your home? At CMR Mechanical, we love helping Ann Arbor area residents solve their heating troubles. Our technicians can help you choose the right kind of heating system for your space, budget, and comfort. Ductless heating and cooling systems. A Mitsubishi ductl...Read More!
It’s cold, it’s the dead of winter, and you wake up in the middle of the night and you’re freezing – what do you do? Before you worry about needing emergency heating repairs or an expensive new furnace, there are some quick troubleshooting steps we recommend you take before giving us a call. At CMR Mechanical we’re a locally owned, operated, and licensed ...Read More!
Does your home constantly feel cold? Are you having a hard time getting warm? Are you looking for ways to keep your home feeling cozy all winter long? Maximize the heat in your living space. These simple and inexpensive solutions not only contribute to energy efficiency but also let you maximize heat in your home, including: Take Advantage of Your Curtains . Leave your curtains open during the da...Read More!
Preparing to buy your first HVAC? Know what questions you need to ask about a new system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home? Want to be well-prepared when you talk to contractors and compare models for your new system? Because it’s such a significant investment, purchasing a new HVAC system can be intimidating for any homeowner. And when you’re a first-time purchaser, y...Read More!
Want to boost your home’s energy efficiency? Interested in a new thermostat that could save you money? Want tips to lower bills on heating your Ann Arbor home as we head into cooler months? Cooling and heating are two of the biggest costs on your utility bills. In Michigan, you might think there’s not a lot you can do about your heating and cooling expenses with temperatures in the 90...Read More!
Is your company achieving its goals? Do you want to boost productivity in your office? Are your worker’s complaining about it being too hot or too cold all the time? Imagine what your company could do if your workers had the absolute best working environment for productivity. According to IFMA, “the top two complaints from office workers about issues that impact their ability to get w...Read More!
Humidity and Your HVAC Not sure what role moisture in the air plays in heating and cooling your house effectively? Wondering how wet, sticky weather might affect your HVAC efficiency? Worried humidity might be an issue for your air conditioning? Humidity directly affects our comfort. For example, most of us feel more comfortable on a dry summer day than a muggy one, even if the temperature ...Read More!
Do you own or are you in charge of business operations for a busy restaurant? Are you trying to cut down your energy costs? According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program, “high-volume, quick-serve restaurants may use ten times more energy than other commercial buildings.” To ensure your business can reduce energy costs and keep all your equip...Read More!
Are your energy bills high for your home or business? Want to save money on your energy bills without spending a ton of money on upgrades? Is it time for a full inspection of your HVAC equipment? A full inspection can help you understand the overall condition and operational efficiency of your HVAC equipment. According to the air conditioning experts at CMR Mechanical, here are the best way...Read More!
Considering updating your air conditioning in Ann Arbor ? Want to be prepared when you get an estimate for a new air conditioner? Not sure what questions you should ask the professional providing an estimate? Starting the search for new air conditioning in Ann Arbor can be intimidating. The units are typically fairly pricey and most of us aren’t exactly experts in heating and cooling. What ...Read More!
Do you know if your AC unit will be safe this summer? Interested in protecting the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home? Want to learn more about covers and cages? When a new air conditioning unit would likely cost at least a few thousand dollars, it makes sense for homeowners to protect what they’ve got from damage and vandalism. But because the AC unit sits outside and is typicall...Read More!
Is your contractor giving you a fair price? Are you wondering if your quote is too high? Are you getting the most out of your estimate? There are many factors that can affect your new furnace installation cost. Which factors are important? Believe it or not, the largest factor that will affect your furnace cost is not the AFUE rating or other features, but the brand of f...Read More!
Is your condensate drain leaky even when your air conditioning is off? Is it bad if you ignore a blocked AC drain? What could happen? When your air conditioning is operating properly, the drain will only drip when the AC is operating. The puddle that forms outside should be small. If you notice continuous dripping or a large amount of water, you should have your air conditioning unit i...Read More!
Do you or a loved one suffer from asthma? Does your home’s indoor air quality worry you? When was the last time you scheduled a clean and check inspection on your air conditioner? Dust can trigger asthma and reduce your home’s indoor air quality. There are many things you can do at home to help decrease your asthma symptoms, including cleaning your HVAC: 1. Prev...Read More!
As winter winds down, are you starting to think about the condition of your air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home? Want to know the best way to prepare your AC for a long summer? Curious about a spring tune-up for your AC? You’re probably impatiently waiting for summer time, but when the first hot days settle in, you’re going to want your air conditioner ready. After warming the benc...Read More!
Think your troubled sleep has nothing to do with the thermostat? Is being overly energy conscious taking its toll on your precious sleep? Wondering what the optimal temperature for a refreshing night’s sleep really is? We’ve all experienced the difficulty of falling asleep in a room that’s uncomfortably hot or cold. But did you know that temperature actually plays a critical rol...Read More!
Are you hearing strange sounds coming from your furnace? Do you have high energy bills? Does it take a long time for your home to warm up after your furnace kicks on? You could have a problem on your hands! If your furnace is showing signs of needing repair, have it checked by a professional to ensure that it’s running in tip-top shape. What Can You Expect During a Furnace Tune-Up? A ...Read More!
Worried about leaks and freezes in your home? Wondering how you can use technology to protect your house from water damage? Not sure how Wi-Fi technology can play a role in the maintenance of your home? Whether you’re technologically smart or technologically challenged, it’s impossible to deny to the growing role tech is playing in the maintenance of our homes. From security sys...Read More!
Do you have high energy bills? Do you have hot or cold spots in your home? Are you debating about which heating and cooling system is best for your home? There are many different systems to choose from, but how to you decide? Do you have a 100-year old home? Do you have hot or cold spots? Is your home drafty? At CMR Mechanical, we can help you make an educated decision when it comes to heating an...Read More!
Planning an upgrade to the HVAC system in your home? Want to know more about ductless heating and cooling in Ann Arbor? Intrigued by what Mitsubishi Electric may have to offer? When you think of an AC system, you probably imagine the large outdoor cooling unit and vents throughout the house. This system is standard, but it’s actually not your only option! Mitsubishi Electric’s ductles...Read More!
Have a newer water heater you want to make sure will last? Do you have an old water heater you’re not ready to spend the money on to replace? Looking for tips from experts for maintenance on your water heater? Ah, the old faithful water heater. It toils away, mostly unseen, providing you hot water all day long without asking for much in return. But you might be surprised to know...Read More!
Not sure what type of home cooling system is best for your home? Considering a new cooling system or air conditioner in Ann Arbor ? Interested in learning more about different kinds of home cooling systems to help you make the smart choice? You might think your only options during warmer months are cranking the A/C or sweating it out, but the truth is there are many efficient options for li...Read More!
Are annual furnace tune-ups worth the cost? Do you really, truly need an annual furnace tune-up? What do you get out of an annual furnace tune-up anyway? It can save you money on costly furnace repairs. It can add years to the life of your furnace! It can save you money on your energy bills by ensuring that system is running smoothly at all times. The harder your system works, the more energy it ...Read More!
Do you need to replace your air conditioner? Did your air conditioner recently fail? Do you have high energy bills? Our air conditioning contractors in Ann Arbor work full-time in the summer, and they say the biggest factors to consider when deciding to upgrade are: Unusual sounds High energy costs Old age Seasonal clean and checks Frequent air filter changes Low air flow Odors If you go through ...Read More!
Is the air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home running in tip-top shape? Do you know how well your system is working? Are you worried about potential issues down the line? If you run regular maintenance checks on your air conditioner, there shouldn’t be a problem. Regular checks can save you time and frustration in the long run. Don’t wait till the middle of summer when air conditionin...Read More!
Are you worried about paying too much for an air conditioner installation? Are you having trouble picking a reputable company? Are you unsure which air conditioner you should go with? “I’m afraid of overpaying for an air conditioner that will only work for a few years, and then conk out on me. How can I find the right air conditioning unit that won’t spike my electrical bill, an...Read More!
Enjoy the benefits of having heating and cooling systems but not sure how they work or interact? Trying to learn more about how your appliances heat and cool your home? Looking for the kind of information that might make you a more confident homeowner? Heating and cooling systems are modern comforts many of us would not like to live without. But as much as we rely on them, we don’t often gi...Read More!
Are you looking for an experienced technician? Do you want to work with a heating and cooling technician who is the best in the business when it comes to installing Bryant furnaces? Do you want the promise of a 100% satisfaction guarantee? CMR Mechanical believes in meeting customer needs to 100% satisfaction. We’re committed to providing you with the highest level of service and installati...Read More!
Furnace or A/C not running, but air is still streaming out of your vents? Not sure where to start to address your problem appliance? Troubles with major household appliances can be especially stressful and frustrating. It’s something you use often, you may not be too familiar with how it works, and you’re just worried things will culminate in a huge bill. Your concern is understandabl...Read More!
Do seasonal allergies have you dreading the return of spring? Convinced allergies are just something you’ve got to deal with? When sunny, warm weather has just started to kick off, the last thing you want to deal with is itchy eyes and a runny nose! But it seems to be the same, year after year. This time you can be proactive and make a difference with your spring allergies. Follow our exper...Read More!
Want to save money on your energy bills? Do you want to get the most out of your furnace? Do you want your furnace to last many years without interruptions? At CMR Mechanical, we want to ensure your furnace is running in tip top shape! We recommend the following simple tips to help improve your furnace function, including: Use a programmable thermostat – automatically set the times at which...Read More!
Is your home sweltering? Do you have drafty rooms? Are you uncomfortable during part or all of the day? Are you tired of sweating through every hot summer? Many people suffer from the same issues with their air conditioning. These problems can be caused by a variety of different problems. At CMR Mechanical, we can get to the bottom of it! We’ll evaluate and diagnose your system and tell you...Read More!
What’s important to you in hiring a heating and cooling service? Do you only hire a company if someone suggests it to you? What are your greatest fears in hiring a company for heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home? Research is important! You don’t want to spend a fortune on a furnace that isn’t good quality, and wind up buying a new one in another 5 years. The best technician ...Read More!
Is your air conditioner in need of repair? How can you tell? Are there some simple ways to know if it’s time to call the repair team at your favorite air conditioning repair company in Ann Arbor? All you need to know is right here! At CMR Mechanical, we’ll ensure that your air conditioner is in tip-top shape! We’ll never suggest unnecessary upgrades for your home or business. Ho...Read More!
Do you own an older home without ductwork? Is a space heater just not keeping your home warm enough? What does a Mitsubishi ductless system have that a forced air system doesn’t? At CMR Mechanical, we want to ensure that you have all the knowledge you need to make an educated decision on your next heating and cooling system, because after all, having a comfortable home can make a huge diffe...Read More!
Do you need a furnace installation in Dexter or the surrounding areas? At CMR Mechanical, we’re committed to providing you the highest level of service and installation in the industry! In fact, we put our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for equipment and all services in writing! Our technicians are factory trained and qualified on indoor air quality and all brands of furnaces for installation ...Read More!
What’s important to you in hiring a heating contractor? Do you only hire a company if someone recommends it to you? What are your greatest fears in hiring a heating and cooling company? Hiring the perfect contractor for heating your Ann Arbor home may seem like a daunting task, but if you know what to look for it should come easy! We understand how hard it can be to put your trust in a cont...Read More!
Are you hearing a drip, drip, drip in the basement you think is coming from the furnace? Did you step in a puddle while adjusting the humidity? Has it been a while since you’ve done maintenance on your furnace? It’s definitely not something to ignore if there’s a leak somewhere in your heating apparatus, or if there are any puddles around the unit. But if you do a little investi...Read More!
Are you looking to save on heating your Ann Arbor home this winter? Is your current heating system performing efficiently as possible? Do you think your home would benefit from a new furnace? According to Energy.gov, there are a few things to think about before automatically assuming you need to install a new furnace. Try these ideas first: 1. Cover drafty windows 2. ...Read More!
Are your pipes insulated? Do you feel drafts coming through your windows and doors? Are you worried that your pipes may freeze this winter? If you constantly worry that your pipes may freeze, then you should take preventive measures to ensure it doesn’t happen to you! Water damage can be devastating, destroying floors, furniture, appliances and personal items. Did you know that homeowner in...Read More!
Is your air conditioner in need of repair? At CMR Mechanical, we’ll ensure your air conditioner is in tip-top shape! We’ll never suggest unnecessary upgrades for your home. However, if you need an upgrade, we’ll let you know by explaining why you may need an upgrade. It can be troublesome to find out that a contractor you hire doesn’t have your best interests in mind. At C...Read More!
Is your home too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? Have you looked at the settings on your air conditioning unit? Are you worried about costly repairs? To get ready for summer, it’s extremely important to have your HVAC system checked or inspected. A thorough checkup keeps you and your family safe by making sure all the elements of the furnace are working properly. We’d li...Read More!
Is your water heater on its last legs? Are you looking for a more energy efficient or cost effective heating and cooling in Ann Arbor ? Wondering what your options are? If you’re replacing the water heater in your home, there are solutions for any situation, whether you’re looking to go green, save money, or just take a hot shower and run the dishwasher at the same time. Storag...Read More!
Are you looking for the best air conditioning services in the Ann Arbor area? Do you hate it when service calls are impersonal and awkward? We hate that, too! We want you to be comfortable! We’re a family owned business serving the Dexter and Ann Arbor area, servicing and maintaining all heating and cooling brands like Bryant furnace, Carrier furnace and, Mitsubishi air conditioners. We ser...Read More!
Is your furnace on the fritz? Are you worried you won’t get your money’s worth if you call an HVAC contractor to fix your furnace? Do you want the promise of a 100% satisfaction guarantee? We offer the best value when it comes to furnace repair in your Ann Arbor home. We’ll send a professional to evaluate your existing heating and cooling system and explain your options if...Read More!
Does your home fail to cool down on hot summer nights? Does the heat make it harder for you to fall sleep? Are you worried you won’t get your money’s worth if you call an HVAC contractor to fix your air conditioner? Do you want the promise of a 100% satisfaction guarantee? We offer great value when it comes to air conditioning repair in Ann Arbor . Our heating and cooling contractors ...Read More!
Winter is coming. Have you checked your furnace recently to prepare for the colder months? Did you find your furnace leaking water? What could be causing this problem? You’re not alone. Leaking furnaces are a common problem for people to deal with. It’s important to check your furnace regularly and understand the common issues that can result in water leakage. Many leaks are caused by...Read More!
Do you like Bryant heating equipment? Are you looking for the highest standards in skills and technology? Do you want the promise of a 100% satisfaction guarantee? According to Bryant, “Factory Authorized Dealers stand with the unparalleled performance he/she offers—from reliable service to technical know-how. When choosing a dealer, look for the Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer symbo...Read More!
Are your energy bills high? Do you want to save on your heating in Ann Arbor bills? How would you like to improve your comfort at home? We Have a Solution For Your Heating in Ann Arbor! You may have the wrong furnace blower that doesn’t properly accommodate your needs. According to HVACR Management Magazine, “The term “variable-speed technology” simply refers to the abilit...Read More!
Does your home have high humidity? Do you have a difficult time falling asleep? Is your home constantly uncomfortable? On a hot summer day, humidity is common. However, if it’s hard to eliminate the humidity by turning on your heating and cooling in Ann Arbor , then you should probably hire an HVAC contractor to take a look. The last thing you want to do is suffer in the middle of the night...Read More!
Ready to open up your pocket book? It’ll cost ya! The price of a furnace is one of the most expensive costs you’ll ever have to pay in your lifetime. Are you ready for it? According to Home Advisor, “the national average cost of furnace replacement is $3,862, with most homeowners spending between $2,236 and $5,488.” However, depending on which type of furnace fits your nee...Read More!
The task of buying new heating in Ann Arbor can be daunting if you don’t know what system can best accommodate your needs. Especially in harsh Ann Arbor winters, homeowners like you need to ensure that your furnace won’t quit when you need it most! Imagine having a worry-free heating system that can create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone in your home. You’ll also have more...Read More!
Are you worried about how long your heating in Ann Arbor will last? Do you perform regular maintenance checks on your HVAC equipment? Are you confident that your heating in Ann Arbor will last for many years to come? The Reality of Heating in Ann Arbor A new furnace is one of the most expensive things you’ll have to buy in your lifetime, so we’re betting you want to make an informed d...Read More!
Are you hearing frequent noises coming from your boiler? Is your radiator cold? Do you have a boiler, but you’re finding it hard to locate a reputable place to get it serviced? We understand your frustration when you’re trying to find a reputable technician, because there are so many out there! Our technicians at CMR Mechanical are highly trained professionals who are constantly conti...Read More!
What fuels your boiler (gas, oil, electricity, propane, wood)? Does your boiler heat your home through radiators, baseboard convectors, radiant floors, or fan-based coils? Do you know what the British Thermal Unit (BTU) requirement is for your home? Depending on how you answered the previous questions, there are a number of things you should take into account to choose the right boiler in Ann Arb...Read More!
Is your house warm enough on the coldest days? Do you suffer from terrible allergies? Are your feet always cold? We have the solution for you! Radiant floor heat installation! Radiant floor heat provides many benefits to your home, health and checkbook including: Eliminates duct losses. Runs mostly silent. Removes the circulation of allergens. Uses a low amount of electricity. Allows for a wide v...Read More!
Do you have high energy bills? Is your furnace or boiler’s AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating low? Are you tired of dipping into your emergency fund because your energy bills are so high you can’t afford them? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, then you may need to re-evaluate your energy appliances. By doing this, you could be saving hundre...Read More!
Does your furnace work harder than usual to maintain your homes temperature? Is your house warm enough during the coldest of days? Have you been thinking of replacing your furnace? There’s only one way to know for sure…call a professional! Your heating bill is usually one of the highest utility bills that you have to pay throughout the year. Wouldn’t it be nice not to see your ...Read More!
Don’t you just hate it when the power goes out in the middle of a storm? No power means no lights, no internet, no appliances, and no heat or AC. Furthermore, if you live in a rural area with well water, having no electricity means no water! You never know when the power will come back on, so you have to remember what people did in the non-technology age to occupy your time. You can pay you...Read More!
How Does Weather Affect Your Heating & Air? Often, Michigan weather can be cold enough in the morning that you need your heat on, then hot enough by afternoon to turn the A/C on. Michigan winters can be especially rough on your furnace. Because of the fluctuating temperatures, your furnace has to work harder to keep up. Spring and summer bring cottonwood and allergens into your home. In the f...Read More!
Have you ever wondered how an air conditioner works? Do you know who invented the first modern air conditioner? When you finish reading this article, you’ll have learned almost everything there is to know about how an air conditioner works, and how it keeps you cool in the summer! According to our research, air conditioning can be defined as maintaining suitable humidity in all parts of a b...Read More!
Get Rid of Your Insufficient Ann Arbor Heating & Cooling System Once And For All! Do you own a home with a non-ducted system? Are some of your rooms too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer? Do you want the equipment in your home to last a long time, and not need to be serviced constantly? Mini split systems are a great option for an older home without ductwork (like hydronic, radiant ...Read More!
Is your furnace making odd noises? Do you maintain your furnace regularly (monthly, seasonally and yearly)? Is it keeping your home as cozy as you’d like? If not … it may be on the fritz! If you’re unsure about how to maintain your HVAC system, it’s important that you hire an experienced technician to keep it performing well. We provide a “$140 Clean and ...Read More!
Top Rated Mitsubishi Air Conditioner 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 like never before? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, a Mitsubishi air conditioner might be what you’ve been looking for! Mitsubishi air conditioners are ductless mi...Read More!
What You Don’t Know About Ductless Air Conditioners What is a Ductless Air Conditioner? Ductless air conditioning is exactly what it sounds like – there's no ductwork involved! Typically, ductless air conditioning systems were installed in motels and one-room applications like garages or lofts, but there are a growing number of homes and offices that use ductless systems for effic...Read More!
What Makes Your Air Conditioning for Your Ann Arbor Home Special? Air conditioning needs vary from place to place. Ann Arbor has its own unique climate considerations, including occasional severe winters and very hot, humid summers. Ann Arbor is also has one of the most allergy-causing botanical distribution in North America, making air filtration and pollen removal critical for any air condition...Read More!
Hybrid Heating Systems are a Growing Trend The use of “Hybrid” Heating Systems is becoming a very common practice. With fuel prices acting like a ride at the county fair, (out of control and unpredictable) the installations of Hybrid, or Dual-Fuel Home Comfort Systems has increased dramatically. These Dual Fuel applications allow you, the homeowner to have more control ove...Read More!
AFUE - "Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency" . Rating of how much energy a furnace converts to heat. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient a furnace / heating system is. ARI - "Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute" , industry organization of HVAC equipment manufacturers which sets standards for testing cooling and heating equipment....Read More!
How much of the energy a particular furnace converts to heat, (and how much is lost due to the work required by the system), is known as "efficiency". A system that is only 50% efficient produces only $0.50 worth of heat or cooling for every dollar spent on energy! In regards to furnaces and other HVAC equipment , energy and heat or measured by BTU. To comp...Read More!
Whether you need to repair or replace a furnace in an older home, or are in the process of designing the heating and cooling system for a new home, the sheer number of home heating and air conditioning choice can be mind boggling. If you've spent any time reading the specifications of furnaces , air conditioners , heat pumps , humidifiers and other eq...Read More!
Is Geothermal Your Best Option? Have you considered a geothermal heating or cooling system for your Michigan home? We think you should, and to help you reach a conclusion that best fits your needs, we’re going to explain the meaning of the most common terms related to geothermal energy ! If you have any questions after reading this article, or if you’d like a free, no-obli...Read More!
What is the Mitsubishi Mini-Split? The Mini-Split systems from Mitsubishi are a unique kind of heating and cooling system for your home. They can provide both A/C and heated air on demand. The typical ductless mini-split is made up of three components – an outdoor unit, an indoor evaporator unit, and a wireless remote control. Because of the separation be...Read More!
What are SpacePak and Unico Systems? SpacePak and Unico systems are special types of small-duct or mini-duct central heating and air-conditioning systems for your home or business. They work especially well for structures that are difficult to heat or cool. For example, you might use one of these systems for homes with limited space for HVAC appliances, or those that are heated with radiant heat,...Read More!
Air conditioning needs vary from place to place. Ann Arbor has its own unique climate considerations, including occasional severe winters and very hot, humid summers. Ann Arbor is also has one of the most allergy-causing botanical distribution in North America, making air filtration and pollen removal critical for any air conditioning system you install. ...Read More!
You might be surprised learn that your air conditioner in your Ann Arbor home works pretty much the same way your refrigerator works. Air conditioners employ chemicals that are easily converted from liquid to gas, and back to a liquid again. The heat contained in the air inside your home is transferred into the liquid and carried away. In your refrigerator, the heat within the appliance is transf...Read More!
Did you know that Honeywell makes a wide variety of projects to help you keep your home clean, safe and healthy? Thermostats , air-cleaning , humidifiers , dehumidifiers , ventilation , security systems, portable fans and heaters , and even door chimes! Honeywell’s roots go back to 1885, when Albert Butz patented a device to regulate furnaces ...Read More!
4 Helpful Hints on AC in Ann Arbor for Saving Money People often ask us about ways to save money on their bill for AC in Ann Arbor . They ask questions like: “Do I have to replace my entire system to save money?” “Are there ways to make my AC more efficient?” and “What is the best system to use if I want to save money on my bill for AC in Ann Arbor ?”...Read More!
Are your energy bills high? Are you tired of throwing money out the window? Do you want to save money on heating and cooling your home? There are several ways to get more control over your home heating bill . One way is to make your home as energy efficient as possible. Another way is to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems . While there are a number of ste...Read More!
Let’s face it, heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home requires a significant investment. First, there’s the core heating and cooling system itself – the furnace, the AC (air conditioning) system , the heat pump , or the geothermal system – as well whatever method you use to get the heated or cooled air from the &...Read More!
Heating and Cooling Ann Arbor Homes has its Challenges! Nothing surprises quite like Michigan weather! You start the day heating your home and then crank up the air conditioning that evening! CMR Mechanical can solve all your challenges in all things heating and cooling your Ann Arbor home and surrounding areas. Almost half of the energy use in your home is ...Read More!
It’s fall in Michigan and that white stuff is flying already! Are you ready for winter? Is your home’s heating and air conditioning system ready for the transition? Are you looking for a reliable, efficient heater that provides the utmost comfort and better indoor air quality for you and your family? Look no further than a Carrier furnace ! Carrier Furnace products e...Read More!
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