When the weather heats up and you turn on the air conditioning, do you ever say “just last one more summer” to yourself? A lot of people do.
We talk to many homeowners in Michigan with old and worn-out heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, hoping their air conditioning unit can limp through one more season. You do not need that kind of stress, and you do not need to come home here in Watervliet on the hottest day to find the air conditioner has finally died.
Today’s air conditioning units are more affordable than ever, and with new high-efficiency compressor technology, you will see an immediate drop in your electric bill with a new system. Modern air conditioning units are smaller, more efficient, and run quieter than those made just a few years ago. There is no better time to replace an aging air conditioning unit.
Field Plumbing & Heating can work with you to find the air conditioner that fits inside your home and within your budget.
The air ducts hidden behind your walls keep hot and cold air flowing to each of the rooms in your Watervliet home. Over time, air ducts can get dusty, moldy, and, in some cases, even begin to leak air. If the air from the vents smells bad, if you see condensation on the ceiling, or if you hear whistling in the walls, you likely have a problem with the ductwork.
Duct cleaning and vent cleaning are sometimes necessary to bring the entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system back to peak performance. Neglected systems that rarely get service or filter changes can accumulate mold and debris in the air duct making the home dusty and smelly. When HVAC ductwork comes loose or leaks, conditioned air is released behind the walls, wasting electricity. Older homes in Michigan are notorious for leaking or poorly insulated air ducts.
If your air ducts are not as quiet as they should be or if you are having mold and dust problems in the house, call Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 so we can take a look. Let us work with you to fix the duct problems in your home. Request air duct service online today.
If you ask homeowners and small business owners in Michigan what kind of heat they prefer, many will tell you radiant or baseboard heat is their preference. These heating systems use a boiler to move hot water through a piping loop to provide heat throughout the building.
Heating systems on central boilers are known for consistent heat without the dry, super-hot feel of forced-air units. At Field Plumbing & Heating, many of our Watervliet service customers use boilers for heating and hot water, and we have helped them take the next step in boiler technology.
Ultra-efficient condensing boilers are replacing standard oil furnaces and water boilers because of their fast installation and +95% efficiency. Condensing boilers use PVC pipe for venting through the side of the house instead of running an expensive flue pipe up through the roof. The price of condensing boilers has dropped significantly and now may be the best time to consider a replacement to your conventional boiler.
Call our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team at 269-674-3839 with any questions you may have about boilers. Together let us see if an upgraded central boiler system can keep you warm and reduce your energy bills. Request boiler service online today.
Installing a new split air conditioner in your Michigan home can be costly, labor intensive, and very intrusive. It is one thing to replace an older split air conditioning unit; it’s quite another to install one where there is no place to mount the air handler or run ductwork. But there is a way to add heating and cooling to a room without the mess.
Ductless systems, or mini splits, are small-capacity units that mount on the wall instead of in a closet or above the ceiling. A ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs no ductwork, as the air moves through the unit on the wall eliminating the need to tear apart walls to install the unit.
Homeowners have expressed concerns over rising utility rates, but ductless mini splits are some of the most efficient heating and cooling units on the market, reaching Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings for cooling well above 20. You will see your power bills drop right away once your ductless unit is installed.
Ductless systems can fit almost anywhere and we at Field Plumbing & Heating have installed them all over Watervliet. If you have a room that needs its own HVAC unit, call us at 269-674-3839. Request ductless system service online today.
You, your family, and your Watervliet home depend on your furnace to work each winter. A broken heater in the middle of a Michigan winter means you will go to a hotel for a night. While you are away, your home is at risk of warped floors and burst pipes as temperatures dip to dangerous levels. Although you can’t guarantee your furnace will never break, there are ways to reduce the risk.
Every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, including your furnace, should get regular maintenance including filter changes, heat exchanger inspections, and seasonal tune-ups. If the unit is not heating like it should, a furnace repair should never be delayed.
Old, cracked gas burners can leak combustion gasses into your home, putting everyone at risk of illness or death. When the furnace is past its useful life, a variety of standard to high-efficiency heaters are available to get you warm and your house comfortable again.
Field Plumbing & Heating is known throughout the area for furnace replacements, and our customers report reduced utility bills and more comfortable homes after a tune-up or new installation. Give us a call at 269-674-3839 to see what options exist for your home. Request furnace service online today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Michigan homeowners seeking the highest efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are exploring geothermal heat pump installations. Most heating and air conditioning units reject or absorb heat from the atmosphere through a condensing unit, the outdoor part of the air conditioning system. Geothermal heating systems reject and absorb heat from the ground through underground pipes instead of through the air.
Because the outside air temperatures change throughout the year, a standard heat pump’s ability to reject heat to the air also changes. Since a geothermal system rejects heat to the ground and not the air, the unit sees consistent ground temperatures all year long.
The steady ground temperature gives geothermal heat pumps a much higher operating efficiency compared to a unit that rejects heat to the air. Geothermal heating units are also nearly silent as there is no condenser fan. Field Plumbing & Heating customers who have had trouble with corrosion of their condensing units often opt for geothermal heating and cooling because there is no outdoor unit to corrode.
Like most heat pumps installed in Michigan, yours probably runs nonstop all year cooling your home in the summer and heating it in the winter. We expect our heat pump systems to keep us comfortable no matter what the weather.
When the equipment fails, it is a major emergency. Unfortunately, most Watervliet homeowners have high expectations of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) heat pump, but rarely do anything to make sure the unit is tuned up and running efficiently.
That is where Field Plumbing & Heating comes in. We love keeping heat pumps running strong including the newer, high-efficiency mini split heat pumps. We offer affordable heat pump maintenance agreement plan services like filter changes and seasonal tune-ups.
During our service visits, we thoroughly check each heat pump system component for signs of wear and advise if anything needs replacing, before the part fails and the entire heat pump shuts down.
Call 269-674-3839 to speak to one of our experienced and certified team members. We are always happy to come out for a repair, routine service, or to help you select a new heat pump for your home or small business. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
As a society, most of us stay indoors the majority of the time. That’s why having good indoor air quality is more important than ever. Our professionals at Field Plumbing & Heating want to be sure your Michigan home provides a healthy environment for you and your family. Our testing and remediation services can help you check your air quality and improve it.
Poor indoor air quality can result from a host of things including dust, pet dander, smoking, and viruses. In addition, cleaning products, paint, or carpet can release chemicals that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Long-term exposure to poor air quality may mean increased health problems or daily discomfort. If you are struggling with fatigue, respiratory distress, or ongoing allergies, you may be subject to indoor air quality issues.
Our experienced professionals can test the quality of your Watervliet indoor air. If they discover potential issues, they may recommend things like cleaning your air ducts, changing your air filters, or installing an air purifier. They can also check for things like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have recently noticed your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system struggling to combat Mother Nature’s extreme temperatures in Michigan, you might want to consider calling for HVAC maintenance. A broken furnace or a damaged air conditioning unit can cause major discomfort and inconvenience in your Watervliet home, and our team at Field Plumbing & Heating would love to help you avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
When our professionals come in to check up on your system, your HVAC units will undergo a thorough analysis and tune-up. Our team will perform upkeep tasks such as changing your air filters, tightening electrical connections, and inspecting pressure where needed. By running an HVAC maintenance checkup, your system will be less likely to fail you when you need it most.
In addition to troubleshooting a problematic system, consider scheduling biannual HVAC maintenance sessions to be sure your home is prepared for both the summer heat and chilly winter temperatures. By taking good care of your system, you can save money by reducing high energy bills, keeping emergency repairs to a minimum, and extending the life span of your HVAC unit. Our trained experts would love to help you keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible across all four seasons.
Ready to consider investing in an HVAC maintenance checkup? Contact Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 to learn more. Our team would be happy to come up with a maintenance plan that best suits your unique system at a manageable price. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Plumbing is one of those Michigan home necessary systems you heavily rely upon but fail to give it attention until there is a problem. You do not often think about the functionality of sinks, toilets, and water lines until they malfunction, but when they do, you want them to be fixed as quickly and easily as possible.
Our Watervliet area team of plumbers is prepared to help you immediately deal with these messy issues.
Whether you are facing a simple problem such as a clogged drain or a leaky sink, or a major emergency like a broken water line, our Field Plumbing & Heating plumbers are equipped with the experience and resources to help you. Our plumbers know quick, effective action is key to preventing future damage and ensuring customer satisfaction.
In addition, our professionals are familiar with installation and expansion of plumbing systems. If you are building a new house or adding a new bathroom onto your current residence, you want our help or advice with your plumbing projects. Having a proper understanding of plumbing’s complexities is the best way to avoid untimely mishaps in the future.
If you are in dire need of help now or, alternatively, you are just looking for a professional to perform a routine checkup, feel free to contact Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839. Our team is ready to answer your questions and efficiently address any plumbing problems you might have. Request plumbing service online today.
Conventional heating systems such as radiators, baseboard heating, and furnaces consume a great deal of energy in Michigan. One reason is because these units need to be heated to a high temperature in order for the surrounding air to be brought to a comfortable temperature. For example, a radiator often needs to reach 150 degrees to provide room temperature heat.
Field Plumbing & Heating now offers a more energy-efficient alternative: radiant floor heating. In this system, an electric-based or water-based network is installed under your Watervliet home’s flooring. This system only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees to provide average heat to your living space.
Radiant floor heating is easy to run, simple to maintain, and eliminates much of the traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment typically needed in your home. This frees up space and gives you flexibility for innovative interior design.
Ideally, radiant floor heating is installed when you build a new home. If you are retrofitting a current home, you may incur significant installation costs as well as inconvenience as your flooring will need to be lifted up and perhaps replaced in order for this heating system to be added. Radiant floor heating will also increase the level of your home’s flooring.
Contact Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 for more details. Our trained professionals can provide all the information for you to make an informed decision. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
You may have had to deal with the unfortunate cold shower or the inability to run your dishwasher or laundry at the time you wanted to do it. The hot water you wanted was simply not there. Today, your options range far and wide to be sure your hot water needs can be met. Two major types of residential HVAC water heater are on the market today: tank and tankless.
Tank water heaters are still the most common, particularly in older homes. These are the type that may have run out of hot water while in use in the past in your Michigan home. Generally, these are heated by electricity, oil, or gas.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat up water exactly when you want it, on demand, regardless of how much or how little you need. You are also freed from the necessity of continually heating a large tank of water in your Watervliet home. In addition to using traditional energy means to fuel these heaters, they can also utilize other alternative sources of energy such as geothermal, solar, and more.
When you are ready to update your home’s water heating solutions, whether it is a replacement, repair, or maintenance, our team at Field Plumbing & Heating is always here for you—give us a call at 269-674-3839. Request water heater service online today.
As soon as you hear that unmistakable crack and your power shuts down, you probably start wondering what to do about the food in your refrigerator, how hot (or cold) the house might become over the next few hours, and whether you have clean clothes for the next workday. electricity is one of those things you take for granted until you do not have it anymore.
If you live in Watervliet, Michigan, you know how frequently storms roll in. You are probably too familiar with the inconvenience that a power outage brings. Our team at Field Plumbing & Heating recommends you consider investing in a standby, also called whole-house, generator that can power your home in the event of an outage.
A whole-house generator is simply a standby generator that is the right size for your unique home. By installing a transfer switch, you can automatically move your appliances and designated other systems to your generator from your main circuit board.
Smaller homes with limited electrical needs obviously have different electrical needs than larger homes. Different homes have different needs, so there is no-size-fits-all system.
Call Field Plumbing & Heating at 269-674-3839 to get the scoop on whole-house generators. Our team is here to provide information and answer your questions. Request whole-house generator service today.
Zone Control Systems
Have you ever envisioned imaginary dollar bills just floating out of your home when you think about cooling or heating rooms not in use? This is actually what figuratively happens when there are specific parts of your Watervliet home you don not use much but still heat and cool. Ideally, the rooms you are currently using are comfortable while the rest of your home is conserving energy. Up until recently, that was a difficult goal to achieve.
However, zone control systems are available today that allow you to do a better job of customizing your temperatures. Part of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, a zone control system allows you to operate several thermostats, each controlling the temperature of a different zone of your home. A zone control system automatically opens and closes the appropriate dampers to direct heating or cooling just where you want it in your Michigan home.
Our team at Field Plumbing & Heating can provide more details and share the cost savings you can expect by installing a zone control system. Our trained professionals are well-versed in how to properly install, repair, and maintain a zone control system so it works effectively with your current HVAC system.