Although lots of people are excited when the weather starts to warm up in the spring after a long, cold winter, that excitement begins to wane when things start getting hot and humid in the dog days of summer. Sipping cool drinks, staying in the shade, and taking a dip in the pool can help, but sometimes your body just needs a break in a comfortably air-conditioned home.
If you live in Dowagiac, you know how uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous extremely hot weather can get. Our professional team at Field Plumbing & Heating wants to be sure you have a reliable, working air conditioning system throughout the summer to keep you and your family safe and comfortable.
Most air conditioning systems have an average life of at least eight to 10 years, with many well-maintained systems lasting longer than that. As a result, investing in an air conditioning unit can be a wise investment and being sure it’s well maintained throughout the years is an even wiser one.
Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are well versed in all major makes and models and can help you choose the best air conditioning system for your home. In addition, we are happy to come out to inspect and clean your air conditioner to ensure it is ready for the summer, and we provide repair services if you happen to have problems during the warm months here in Michigan.
Do you have a mystery in your home? Perhaps your house never feels quite comfortable in terms of its temperature even if your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is in good repair. Or maybe your family suffers many allergies or respiratory issues. Or perhaps you notice odd noises inside your walls occasionally. Your mystery may be related to air duct issues.
It might be time to have your ductwork system in your Dowagiac home inspected to see if leaks or lack of insulation may be causing your problems. All of us at Field Plumbing & Heating know that ductwork is not the first thing you think of when you are facing an HVAC issue; however, it is a vital part of your home’s heating and cooling system and often overlooked and neglected. In some cases, registers are placed in odd locations in a home, which can cause uneven cooling and heating distribution. This is something our professionals can easily address.
Most air duct systems have leaks if they are not properly sealed. These small gaps or cracks can result in hundreds of dollars in lost energy every year for your Michigan home. By inviting in our air duct sealing professionals, you will start recouping your costs immediately. In many homes, uninsulated ducts can also result in energy loss, and our team can help you identify and remedy that problem as well.
Providing commercial heating and cooling services requires a wide range of skills and expertise. A commercial operation could be anything from a neighborhood bistro to a large shopping center or from a huge distribution center to a medical laboratory. Each of these commercial operations requires a uniquely scaled heating or cooling system to work effectively. Turn to a professional service provider such as Field Plumbing & Heating to help you find the right heating and cooling solution for your commercial application.
Finding the best heating system for your commercial business can be challenging. You’ll want evenly distributed heat to maintain your employee and customer comfort levels. You may also require a tight temperature range for particular manufacturing or computer equipment. Many Dowagiac commercial operations rely on commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps to provide the right amount of heat throughout a facility. Talk with our trained professionals about the most efficient solution for you. Call Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 today.
When the mercury rises in the summer, you’ll want a consistent cooling system for your commercial operation. For some companies, this is primarily to keep your employees and customers cool, comfortable, and productive. For other facilities, cooling levels may be required to maintain equipment functioning or product quality. Our professional heating and cooling company can share the commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers that are available to you and help you choose the best commercial cooling solution for your Michigan company.
Once you have a commercial cooling and heating system installed, be sure to hire a professional to perform regular maintenance. Our team will come out to inspect, clean, and tune-up your system and suggest repairs before the system fails. Check out our convenient maintenance plan so you won’t even have to remember to give us a call. Request commercial service online today.
When the weather turns colder here in Michigan and it’s time to dig out your sweaters and jackets, be sure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is ready. If you operate a residential boiler system as your main source of heat, early autumn can be an excellent time to contact our Field Plumbing & Heating professionals for a maintenance visit. Our trained experts can inspect, clean, and tune up your residential boiler system so it will be more reliable through the colder weather.
If you have a boiler that’s 10 years old or more, you may want to consider investing in a new residential boiler for your Dowagiac home. Boiler technology has changed a great deal in recent years, and the highest efficiency residential boilers can be up to twice as efficient as the oldest ones. That means you will make back the money you spend on a new residential boiler quickly through reduced energy bills.
Talk with our team about the best boilers available for residential use. It’s important to get professional direction on the size of boiler for your home and climate. Boilers that are too small for a particular space means insufficient heat while ones that are too big will waste energy day after day.
Call Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 to learn more. Our team is happy to help you ensure your current boiler is in good working order before the winter comes on full force or to help you select a new one tailored to your particular needs. Request boiler service online today.
Many heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) options are available on the market today. Different offerings can meet varying homeowners’ needs here in Michigan. One lesser known option is a ductless system. Ductless systems are not part of a more traditional HVAC system, which allows you to customize the climate of particular areas of your home.
Our trained professionals at Field Plumbing & Heating can help you determine what heating and cooling situations may benefit from a ductless system. Common scenarios include heating or cooling a rarely used space like a guest bedroom or sunroom, as well as helping family members who prefer different temperatures stay comfortable.
Ductless systems are more expensive at the outset, but they can result in lower energy bills due to the fact the heated and cooled air does not have to travel through a ductwork system. In addition, only a very small hole is required for installation to connect the indoor and outdoor units, which means no leakage around the unit.
Call Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 to learn more about ductless units and how they can supply or supplement your home’s heating and cooling requirements. Request ductless system service online today.
When fall rolls around, be sure you have your winter heating system on your mind. You can save a lot of stress if you ensure your existing furnace is ready and waiting for the cold weather in Michigan. If you are happy with your current furnace, be sure you schedule a maintenance visit that includes an inspection, cleaning, or tune-up.
If you are ready for a new furnace, take the time to talk with our Field Plumbing & Heating professionals about selecting the best furnace for your needs. Many makes and models are available to suit just about any home size, budget, and desired features.
Our expert team can help you size your furnace so it fits the size, design, and building material of your Dowagiac home as well as your local climate. We can also go over features such as variable speeds, air filtration, and zone heating. Our goal is to match you with the best furnace for your home and budget.
Buying a new furnace can be a significant investment, but remember that all new furnaces will be more energy efficient than old ones. That means you can recoup at least some of your initial purchase investment in terms of reduced energy bills. You may want to look at fuel prices and factor those into your final decision about a new furnace purchase.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
If you are concerned about energy waste, carbon impact, air quality, noise issues, or you just would like to save more money over time, a residential geothermal heat pump may be the answer to your heating and cooling needs.
While a geothermal system is definitely not inexpensive to install, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to heat and cool your home on a steady, reliable basis. Because it works in tandem with nature, a geothermal heating and cooling system uses less fossil fuels, does not require as much maintenance as traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and can cost less over the long run than other ways of heating and cooling your home.
Depending on the model, geothermal pumps may also be able to take on the task of supplying your Michigan home with hot water at a much lower price than a separate system offers. Geothermal energy is very flexible.
It’s also worth noting that these systems can last for generations and may be eligible for federal and local grants. Check out the available programs promoting geothermal furnaces in Dowagiac and see what you may qualify for from the government.
The best way to find out if your home is able to take advantage of a geothermal HVAC system is to contact our professionals at Field Plumbing & Heating—give us a call at 269-674-3839. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Developments in heat pump technology have accelerated in recent years. When heat pumps were first introduced, they were nearly all air-source models and only a viable heating and cooling option in moderate climates. However, many more heat pump options are available today for Michigan homeowners.
Our team at Field Plumbing & Heating can provide more details about all the heat pump options available on the market for you. Here is a brief description of current offerings:
- Air-source heat pumps move heat between the inside of your home and the outdoors, depending on the season. The heat is pushed inside during winter and outside during summer.
- High-efficiency heat pumps have excellent dehumidification capabilities for hot and humid climates.
- Mini split heat pumps are designed to work well in ductless homes.
- Split-system heat pump with built-in second stage heating, such as a furnace backup, provides more reliable heat in extra cold climates.
Since heat pumps do not need to burn fuel to create heat, your energy costs are generally a fraction of what you might pay for conventional heating services. As a result, they can save you money and reduce your overall energy consumption.
To learn more about any of these types of heat pumps, call Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 . We would be happy to provide additional information about heat pumps for your Dowagiac home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Breathing is something we all take for granted but is absolutely vital to our existence moment to moment. Here in Dowagiac, most of us stay indoors nearly all the time, so the quality of the indoor air we breathe should be important to us. Our team at Field Plumbing & Heating wants to help you be sure your indoor air quality is safe and healthy.
In nearly all indoor environments, dust, off-gassing from paints and carpets, and other pollutants are present in the air we breathe. Sometimes smoke and pet dander can be added to the mix. In most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, an air filter can remove some of these pollutants. Some Michigan homeowners may choose to have a high-efficiency HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to remove even smaller particulates.
Indoor air quality problems may result in discomfort for you and your family or, in some cases, chronic long-term health issues like allergies and asthma. When you have one of our professionals come out and test your indoor air quality, you may discover areas that require remediation. New filtration systems, air purifiers, duct cleaning services, and other solutions may improve your situation.
Call our professionals at Field Plumbing & Heating. Our number is 269-674-3839 and our trained experts are standing by to help remedy poor indoor air quality issues. Request indoor air quality service online today.
Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at Field Plumbing & Heating recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your Dowagiac home comfortable year-round.
The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.
When you call your HVAC team in Michigan, you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Plumbing problems can be some of the most irritating issues a Michigan homeowner can face. Running water and functioning bathrooms are the norm as well as not having to think about those big pipes in the basement. When your plumbing system malfunctions, you could be faced with anything from a dripping faucet to a broken sewer line. Whether you are dealing with a mere inconvenience or a major issue, our Dowagiac-based plumbers are here to reduce your hassle.
Our team at Field Plumbing & Heating provides a range of services to ensure your plumbing setup is operating smoothly and efficiently. One easy way to reduce plumbing problems is to have professional routine checkups on your seemingly functional system.
Little issues will catch the eye of one of our qualified specialists, and we could save you hundreds of dollars in water-damage costs down the line. If an issue has already surfaced, our plumbers are equipped with the necessary resources and experience to properly address it.
If you are looking to install or expand a plumbing system, our plumbers can also be of assistance. It is always good to have veteran help when you are building from scratch.
And when you are expanding or remodeling, you will want our experience on your side. Plumbing setups are often unique and complicated, and it requires a skilled professional to properly integrate your new system into your old setup.
When you are ready for more information, please reach out to Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839. Our friendly professionals are ready to provide you with excellent service. Request plumbing service online today.
If you are building a new home and pondering what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you should install, give serious consideration to radiant floor heating. This relatively new heating offering takes advantage of the fact that heat rises.
Here’s how it works. An electrical- or water-based system is installed under any type of flooring throughout your home. This system can be controlled and heats up to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable room temperatures in the winter. As the heat rises from the floor, your living space warms up efficiently and evenly.
Many conventional HVAC systems in Michigan are more costly to operate because the actual equipment, such as a radiator or furnace, needs to be heated to a much higher temperature. As that heat dissipates or is blown through an air duct system, it loses much of its heat and wastes energy.
Although our Field Plumbing & Heating team can install radiant floor heating in existing Dowagiac homes, it can take some time, be disruptive as the flooring will need to be removed, and can be more expensive than replacing a conventional HVAC system.
However, once radiant floor heating is installed, it is easy to maintain and care for and provides safe, even, efficient heat. In addition, no vents or HVAC equipment is required, freeing up space and design possibilities.
Water heaters are a system in your Michigan home you may not think about until they don’t work when you need them. Whether this is in the form of a cold water surge in the shower or in the dishwasher not working, it is usually always highly inconvenient. In most cases, the fault lies with your water heater. What options are available today?
Tank water heaters are most commonly used, cheaper than their alternatives, and fairly straightforward. However, these are also typically the units that may cause the majority of the problems you may associate with hot water heaters.
Tankless water heaters, while more expensive initially, do have some significant benefits in the long run. They provide hot water specifically when you need it—on demand— and are generally more energy efficient than their counterparts.
Regardless of the type of water heater you choose for your Dowagiac home, our Field Plumbing & Heating professional team members are ready and waiting for you. Whether you need a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance—give us a call at 269-674-3839. Request water heater service online today.
According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 US homeowners, more than 25 percent had lost power in their home for more than 12 hours sometime in the last two years. In certain parts of the country, that number rose to 35 percent. Statistics like those support Dowagiac residents who have invested in whole-house generators. If you are interested in joining their ranks, call our team at Field Plumbing & Heating.
The term "whole-house generator" can be misleading because it basically means that any standby generator that is prepared to take over a particular home’s energy requirements. Generators come in a wide variety of sizes and capacities, and a small generator may be able to power a small home with few appliances while a much larger unit would be required for a big house.
The size and service of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system here in Michigan will affect the size generator you require as HVAC systems tend to use a great deal of energy. Be sure to consider refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, and other appliances as well as electronic devices when selecting the size of your whole-house generator.
Contact Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 to learn more. Our team is well versed about whole-house generators and sizing requirements. Request whole-house generator service today.
Zone Control Systems
Imagine waking up in the morning in a nice, cozy bedroom and getting ready in a warm bathroom. As you head downstairs for your morning cup of coffee, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system lowers the upstairs temperature until just before bedtime while the kitchen is comfortable for the next hour. Once you head out the door, the entire house goes into energy-conservation mode while you are away.
That’s a very real scenario for Dowagiac homeowners who have invested in zone control systems. One of the newer types of HVAC technologies available,zone control systems feature multiple thermostats that manage temperatures in various areas of your home. When heating or cooling is called for, a set of dampers automatically opens and closes to redirect your cooling or heating to the calling zone.
In the past, managing this task may have required physically opening and closing vents, which can damage a conventional HVAC system if doing so restricts air circulation too heavily.
Our Field Plumbing & Heating trained experts can tell you all about zone control systems and how they can benefit your Michigan home.