Why Energy STAR Labels?

Why is there a special ENERGY STAR®  label found on heating and cooling equipment? How can buying products which have this Special ENERGY STAR® label help the customer save energy cost? How does using products tagged with a Special ENERGY STAR®  label help the environment? ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. government-sponsored program that [...]

Improve heating and cooling efficiency with duct sealing

Installed in United States homes has about a 15% energy loss due to duct leakage.  The duct system circulates conditioned air throughout the home, but most duct systems have poor connections and leak warm or cool air.  This air leakage means your HVAC system is not operating at its maximum efficiency and has to work [...]

How to get the most out of your Programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats are terrific to reduce your energy consumption for heating and cooling while keeping your home comfortable, but they have to be used properly to be effective.  They work by automatically adjusting your temperature setting to a more energy efficient setting while you are away from home or asleep. For example, when you using [...]

How does your central air conditioner work?

Every homeowner should have a basic understanding of how their central air conditioning system works.  Knowing how the air conditioning system works will help a homeowner understand why regular HVAC maintenance is important to keep the keep the system working great for years while lowering their energy costs. Most residential air conditioning systems are “split [...]

2018-05-10T13:43:57+00:00 May 11th, 2018|AC Repair, Davison Heating and Cooling|

Common Air Conditioning System Problems

Summer will be here soon and air cooling season will be in full swing. As our air conditioners are asked to work harder, problems are going to start popping up. Here are a few common problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system. Failing to Start – There can be many different reasons for [...]

2018-05-10T13:22:11+00:00 May 4th, 2018|AC Repair, Davison Heating and Cooling|

Cleaning Air Conditioner Coils

If your home is equipped with a central air conditioning system or heat pump, regular service by an experienced HVAC service technician is important for efficient operation of the system.  Having the system professionally serviced in the spring and fall will keep it in peak operating condition. Servicing a central air conditioning system requires special [...]

Central Air Conditioner Installation Considerations

If your home currently has a forced air heating system and you are considering upgrading your air conditioning system from window units or a swamp cooler (evaporative cooler), you will need the assistance of a local HVAC contractor like Holland Heating & Cooling with experience in residential HVAC replacement and installation.  This is a pretty [...]

Keep Your Winter Heating Costs Under Control

Keeping your home warm and your family comfortable this winter doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  Whether you are installing a new, energy-efficient furnace or new heat pump or if your existing system is still going strong, here are a few ideas to cut down on your energy usage and minimize your [...]

When to replace your furnace or heating system

Every year, advances in furnace and heat pump efficiency means that homes with a recently installed heating system will use less energy than homes with older systems.  If your heating system is more than ten years old, consider talking to a reputable HVAC contractor like Holland Heating and Cooling about whether it makes sense to [...]

Winter Heating Tips

Winter weather will soon be over although it may not feel like it in the Flint area.  But until then here are a few suggestions to help keep you comfortable while riding out the winter season.   If you haven’t already had your HVAC system serviced, now would be a good time to get it [...]

Safe Portable Home Heating

Many people use to supplement their furnace or heat pump. They may want to only heat one room or perhaps their central heating system may not be up to the task. Whatever the reason, portable home heating equipment needs to be used safely and responsibly to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. If your home heating [...]

Furnace not working?

If you have a gas furnace and it worked great last year but this year you tried to turn it on and nothing happened, don’t panic!  Most furnace failures are caused by something simple and you may be able to get it going with having to call your HVAC contractor. First, make sure you switched [...]

Electric Space Heater Safety

Many people use portable electric space heaters to supplement their home heating system.  When used properly, an electric space heater can be helpful for short-term supplemental heat for a room or an area of a room.  However, if your furnace or heat pump simply cannot keep up, it may be a sign that you need [...]