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 [...]

Furnace Repair 2018

Tips for Furnace Repair 2018 Furnaces keep your home warm. In Genesee County, the freezing winter months make a furnace a necessity. Keeping your home warm and toasty when you need it is probably very important to you. Furnaces are an expensive piece of equipment but like all machines, they break down. When that happens, [...]

Top 10 Ways to Cut This Month’s Energy Bill

  Top 10 Ways to Cut This Month’s Energy Bill 1. Set your thermostat to 68°F while you’re at home, or as low as 60°F when you’re away or asleep. You’ll save as much as one percent on your heating bill each degree you lower the heat for at least eight hours. This does depend [...]

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 [...]

5 Thermostat Money Saving Tips

There’s a lot you can do as a homeowner to save money on your utility bill this winter. When the bitter cold strikes in Michigan, it’s a smart idea to get into a money-saving routine when it comes to setting your thermostat. Here are a few tips to help save you money this winter with [...]

Indoor Air Quality and your Health

Who would think indoor air can be hazardous to your health? Did you know that exposure to air pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors? The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, making indoor air quality extremely important. Many common household items contribute [...]

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Fall Maintenance Check List For Homeowners

Fall is officially in full swing with cooler temperatures and the leaves changing.It is the perfect time to get fall maintenance and winter preparations for your home completed. Fall is the perfect time to accomplish all of your home projects before the cold winter months are here in Michigan. Here is our checklist of five [...]