Heating

Go Green to Save Green!

We are always on the hunt for finding the best prices through bargaining, cashing in coupons, or tenting out in front of a store for the €œdeal of a lifetime€! Though some would argue they thrive off of the thrill of the hunt, wouldn’t it be great to just control the savings ourselves? By tweaking …

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Furnace Not Working in Ionia Michigan

Nothing can make a family more uncomfortable than a cold house in the middle of winter. When a furnace stops working it makes everyone uncomfortable and can cause significant damage (frozen pipes) to your home. If your heating system does stop working, be sure to call an experienced company like O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Air …

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Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

An air source heat pump is a heating and cooling system that uses outside air as its heat source. In the summer, it works the same as a central air system to help cool your home. The heat pump absorbs heat from outside air (down to approximately 35º Fahrenheit) and releases it inside the home …

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Winter Energy Saving Tips: Furnace and Water Heater

Here are some easy steps that can help increase the performance of your furnace and water heater this winter and save you money. Clean or replace the furnace filter often during the heating season. Furnaces use less energy if they €œbreathe€ more easily. Follow instructions in the furnace manual. Get your furnace tuned up by …

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How Can I Improve the Quality of Air in My Home?

Indoor air in your home can be 8-10 times more polluted than outside air. To improve the air quality in your home, follow these simple steps: Plan routine seasonal maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment. Talk to your heating company about products that can bring outside air and humidity into your home. Purchase top …

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A Smart Solution for Cold and Hot Spots in Your House

Do you have certain areas of your home that always seem to be too warm or too cold? Energy efficient Mini Split systems are a great way to handle these problem areas. Mini Split cooling and heat pump systems were designed to help keep individual rooms or areas consistently comfortable without the expense or hassle …

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Top 20 Energy-Saving Ideas

Using energy wisely can reduce consumption and save money on utility bills. Some things cost nothing and can save a lot. Listed below are 20 tips that are easy to do: Have your furnace and gas appliances serviced annually by qualified contractor to ensure safety and maximum energy-efficiency. As you “tighten up” your home for energy-efficiency, …

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Furnace Tune-Up and Replacement Rebates from Consumers Energy

If you’re looking to save money on your furnace tune up this year and you’re on natural gas, call O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at (616) 527-9368. O’Mara’s has teamed up with Consumers Energy to provide precision tune ups on natural gas furnaces for only $49.00! That’s the same price it was in 1981! It’s …

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Saranac and Lake Odessa: Major HVAC Projects Completed

O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling recently completed the mechanical work for a recent addition at the Herbruck Poultry Farm headquarters in Saranac, Michigan. The project included installation of a new high efficiency furnace and air conditioning system along with ductwork and gas plumbing. Several pieces of ductwork were specially made by O’Mara’s experienced and highly …

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Calculate Utility Savings for a High Efficiency Furnace

A simple method to estimate savings on a new high efficiency furnace is listed below: Sample Estimated efficiency of old furnace (usually 75% or lower) 70 Efficiency of new high efficiency furnace 95 Savings with high efficiency furnace 25% Convert the savings to a percentage. Using your old fuel bills, calculate dollar savings from this. …

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