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Here’s What You Need to Know When Installing a Smart Thermostat

September 3, 2020 11:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Smart thermostats are the latest in HVAC technology, allowing you a lot more control over your home—even when you’re not around. Some people choose to install their smart thermostats themselves, although we recommend calling the pros at All Brands Heating & Cooling to make sure the job is done right. If you’re set on upgrading your own unit, here’s what you need to know about how to install a smart thermostat in Portage, MI: Get a compatible thermostat: Most of the major smart thermostat brands like Nest and Honeywell are only compatible with low-voltage HVAC units. Low voltage is often... View Article

What Are the Dangers of DIY AC Repair?

August 20, 2020 11:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So, you’re pretty handy, and your air conditioner is acting up in the dead of summer. Before you’re tempted to break out the toolbox and do it yourself, you should understand the dangers of DIY AC repair in Portage, MI. Rolling up your sleeves and repairing your own AC seems like it’ll save time and money, but you’re actually far more likely to injure yourself or make a costly mistake. Calling a professional is the safe and smart thing to do, no matter how minor the repairs may seem to be. Here’s what can happen when an amateur tries to... View Article

What Is the Most Efficient Heating System Available?

August 6, 2020 2:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you live in a place like Portage, MI that gets long, harsh winters, then it’s important to have a heating system that will not only deliver the reliable heating you need, but also do so in an efficient manner to help you save money on your monthly energy bills. You can find a variety of high-efficiency systems on the market that cost less to operate than other standard models, occasionally beating those older models in efficiency by up to 70 percent. While these systems will be more expensive to purchase and install, you will quickly earn your money back... View Article

How to Know What Type of AC You Have

July 23, 2020 2:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are a variety of kinds and styles of heating and cooling units, and the average homeowner may not have much experience in the world of HVAC. This means you may not know, for example, whether you have an air conditioner or a heat pump. The problem here is that air conditioners and heat pumps look very similar, so you likely will not be able to tell simply by looking at the equipment. Instead, there are several other strategies you will need to employ to determine what kind of unit you’re running. Here’s an overview of how to tell the... View Article

How to Effectively Cool Your Third Story

July 3, 2020 11:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Having a large home or townhouse can be a great thing. You get some significant living space to stretch out and store your belongings in, and the sense of space can really add to your decorating options and your family’s happiness. However, there are some potential drawbacks to living in a home that has as many as three stories—for example, it can be quite difficult to cool the third floor. Since heat rises, keeping the upper floor cool and comfortable can be a challenge. Fortunately, our quarter century of experience at All Brands Heating & Cooling has given us some... View Article