Charter Home Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

How Long Should I Expect My Air Conditioner to Last?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

HVAC systems last an average of ten to fifteen years. Many AC manufacturers cover repairs and replacement through ten years under a manufacturer’s warranty. But ideally, you want your system to last closer to fifteen years before it needs to be replaced. That five year difference in how long your HVAC unit lasts is a significant one.

Many factors go into your air conditioner’s life expectancy, but it all comes back to use and care. Are you overusing your HVAC system and causing more wear and tear? Or do you understand system limitations and choose use settings that prevent wear and tear? If you have questions about your air conditioning in Harrison Township, MI, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can learn more about steps that help your HVAC system last for fifteen years or more. 

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Is AC Repair Necessary?

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Are you at that point where you’re questioning if your air conditioner needs a little extra help? Our general rule of thumb on this is that, if you have to question it, then it’s probably a great idea to spring for the repair job. While this is a general rule of thumb, we understand that the problem you’re facing may not fall into the “general” category. 

If you need air conditioning repair in Troy, MI, then we’re the professionals you want to talk to. We’re a team that you can rely on because we care about your service. Let’s get into the signs that you need repair below…

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How Long Should My Air Conditioner Last?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Sometimes we like things to come back to basics when it comes to air conditioning services. That’s what we’re going to do today. Your air conditioner is set to last you a certain amount of time. The general rule of thumb is that your air conditioner should last you about 10-15 years. The thing about this timeline though is that it’s not going to be foolproof. There are different variables that affect how long your air conditioner can last.

Today we’re going to run through a few that are sure to affect how long your air conditioner lasts. This information is valuable. The sooner you know this information, the sooner you can implement it and help your system last longer. We’re the experts in air conditioning in Troy, MI.

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What To Do Before Turning On Your AC

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

The weather is warming up in Michigan—is your air conditioner ready to run?

There are actually many preventative measures that you should take to ensure that your air conditioner is in good shape before you’re using it often throughout the season. Your air conditioning service in Sterling Heights, MI is about the be the star of the show for the upcoming months. Make sure that you’re setting your air conditioner up for success. It’s easier than you think!

We’re going to give you some helpful guidelines today. Prepare now so your air conditioner doesn’t break down when you need it most!

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Vets Returning Home Facility – Air Sanitizer Install

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Press Release

Vets Returning Home is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our veterans transition into stable lives. The 11,000 square foot, 43 bed facility is located at 17955 E. 11 Mile Rd., Roseville, MI 48066.

In addition to providing  a stable and sober living environment for 43 veterans, Vets Returning Home offers onsite employment readiness training, disability benefit connection and aid with job placement. In addition to providing housing and assistance, Vets Returning Home serves over 800 meals a week to vets and their families. Vets Returning Home receives NO government funding and still manages to transition an average of 250 veterans a year back into society as a fully functioning community members.

Vets returning home is now in serious trouble due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  One of the only annual VRH fundraisers was canceled and their food pantry supply has dwindled significantly due to the impact on businesses that would normally help supply meals.

Sandy Bower, the director who started Vets Returning Home, has kept a strict safety protocol in place during the pandemic to keep the residents as safe as possible. Not an easy task in a 43 bed, single environment building.  Brian Dube, owner of Charter Home Comfort, a residential and commercial HVAC company located in Harrison Township, is one of the companies that reached out to Vets Returning Home to see how they could help.  Earlier this year, Charter Home Comfort started donating a portion of each residential maintenance agreement subscription to VRH. “People love that they’re able to give back to our veterans while making sure their comfort and indoor air quality systems are being kept at their peak performance” says Brian Dube.

Charter Home Comfort has also partnered with local distributor Young Supply Company to donate and install four Sterionizer air purification systems at the Vets Returning Home facility. The Sterionizer systems will be installed in January and will proactively keep the air and surfaces disinfected while helping to minimize the chances of the coronavirus infecting the veterans and staff at Vets Returning Home. In addition to the install, Brian Dube and his crew will perform a full maintenance on the existing HVAC system by Brian Dube and his crew.  “It’s the least we can do for our veterans, especially during these tough times.”  Local distributor Young Supply Company, which has nearly 10% of its workforce comprised of veterans, was also more than happy to help.

Both Charter Home Comfort and Young Supply Company are grateful to our veterans for their service to our country and praise the hard work of Sandy Bower and the rest of her team at Vets Returning Home for helping these heroes get back on their feet.

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Be sure to bookmark the Charter Home Comfort blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

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