If your furnace has failed in the dead of a Detroit winter, you know the importance of maintaining your HVAC system. Professional maintenance keeps your heating, ventilation and cooling systems running smoothly and improves indoor air quality. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched local companies providing the best HVAC services in Detroit to help you maintain your systems or make urgent repairs.
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How to find HVAC and air conditioning services in Detroit
In Detroit, the most common HVAC service needs are airflow issues (such as low air or inconsistent flow), build-up of dirt, dust and debris in ductwork, and problems with furnace pilot lights. The going rates for HVAC service in Detroit are between $65 and $95 per hour.
Repair companies report that the majority of their work involves:
Pilot light cleaning and repairs
Replacement of old furnaces, air conditioning units and thermostats
Repairs to or replacement of air handles and heat exchangers
Problems often come from a lack of maintenance or the failure of older units. Most combustion furnaces and air conditioning units have a lifespan of 20 years and 15 to 20 years, respectively.
Detroit (like most Michigan cities) requires a permit before and inspection after having work done on your HVAC system.
For savings, Consumer Energy and DTE offer discounts and programs for homeowners who make energy efficient upgrades to their home and HVAC system.
Air quality impact on HVAC systems in Detroit
Regularly maintained and serviced HVAC systems improve indoor air quality and reduce the amount of pollutants and allergens in your home. Improving indoor air quality is important in the metro Detroit area where outdoor air quality is so low.
The Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor area ranked 14th of the 25 most polluted cities by year-round particle pollution in the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report. The report gave Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties an F grade for the number of high ozone days, but all three counties earned a “Pass” for meeting EPA pollution standards. You can keep tabs on daily ozone levels in Detroit.
Air quality is a serious issue. Particle and ozone pollution are known to cause swelling of lung tissue, lung cancer, asthma, cardiovascular harm and susceptibility to infections. It may also cause reproductive and developmental problems or lead to premature death.
We don’t have individual control over outdoor air quality, but we can improve the air inside our homes. Modern HVAC systems may feature air cleaners, ventilators, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and UV lamps that kill harmful bacteria and molds before they enter your indoor air supply.
High-quality filters, when changed regularly, can remove up to 99.98 percent of airborne allergens, dust and some types of bacteria from the air inside your home. To improve your indoor air quality, consult one of these companies known for the best HVAC services and air conditioning repair in Detroit.
The Air King
A local, family-owned business, the Air King is known for their thorough evaluations and quality work. Their client list includes the Detroit Zoo. Nab one of the Air King’s furnace tune-up coupons, available on their website, to receive the area’s lowest price on seasonal maintenance.
JLH Heating and Cooling believe in quality work and customer service, and show it with a one-year warranty on all of their work and a “No Lemons Guarantee.” Customers love that the price quoted is the price paid, unless additional work is authorized.
Mechanical Heating & Cooling
Mechanical Heating & Cooling is a family-owned business known for their expertise. NATE-certified staff receive regular training on the industry’s latest products and techniques. Customers love the polite, professional and on-time installation teams who know what they are doing and clean up after themselves when they are done.
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