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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

Can Your AC Be Damaged by Closing Certain Vents?

June 19, 2020 11:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your air conditioning is one of the most important parts of keeping your home comfortable and cool. The HVAC unit itself, the condenser and the ductwork/ventilation system must all be working in harmony to keep the system running smoothly, so it’s imperative that homeowners understand how all these components can affect the overall health of their heating and cooling. The fact that closing AC vents damages your AC in Portage, MI is news to many of our customers, but it’s important information to know. This action can have an impact on various parts of the intricate and complex HVAC system,... View Article

Is It Normal to Feel Cold or Warm Air Leaking from Walls?

June 2, 2020 10:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The short answer to this question is no—if you feel air leaks, that is wasted air from your HVAC system, and you will eventually see the signs in your utility bills. The best way to counteract this problem is to know how to locate air leaks in your home in Portage, MI and when to call for assistance. Here is an overview on air leaks and what can be done about them. Where they come from We are all familiar with the cold drafts that we feel around doors and windows. These are no doubt annoying, but they’re relatively easy... View Article