Maintenance

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Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Clinton Township, MI, requires general maintenance to keep your investment in working order. It’s really all about being prepared. Per Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Maintaining your home’s systems and appliances wards off emergency situations and costly repairs while extending your equipment’s life. Take the time and money to perform general maintenance on a regular basis. Many of the maintenance services require the knowledge, skills, and tools of a professional. During the maintenance or service call, our technician will make any necessary repairs and/or alert you of a possible situation. Call Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:

Furnace Maintenance

We highly recommend an annual service tune-up and cleaning for your furnace. Typically the optimum time of year to perform the maintenance is the fall, before you fire up your furnace for the cold weather. The purpose of the service tune-up is to keep your system running at top efficiency throughout the season, so you have heat whenever you need it. Our experienced technician will clean and check all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, motors, ducts, valves, and blowers, as well as your ignition assembly, thermostat(s), and smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. Following your tune-up, our technician will instruct you on anything you could do yourself as maintenance between our service visits. One absolute action you can take is to change your furnace filter with the correct replacement every three months, or as needed. This goes a long way in extending the life of your furnace, as well as keeping your furnace repairs to a minimum and your indoor air quality high.

Boiler Maintenance

When you invest in a boiler system, you want to ensure it warms your home on a continued basis as efficiently as the day it was installed. You also want to do all you can to support the longevity of your system. Proper regular maintenance accomplishes both of these. A boiler is complex and requires a professional hand on an annual basis to clean and check it. During your maintenance service, our professional technicians will clean and check your boiler’s burners, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, controls, vents, tank, pipes, belts, anode rods, connections, drains, linings, and all connected components, as well as your thermostat(s) and smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. Following your tune-up, our technician will instruct you on anything you could do yourself as maintenance between our service visits. One absolute action you can take is to change your boiler filter with the correct replacement every three months, or as needed. This goes a long way in extending the life of your furnace, as well as keeping your furnace repairs to a minimum and your indoor air quality high.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

For air conditioners, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the spring. Our professional technician will check and clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.

Heat Pump Maintenance

For heat pumps, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall, same as furnaces and boilers. Our professional technician will check and clean ducts, filters, blower, indoor coil, ducts, refrigerant, electric terminals, connections, motors, and belts, as well as lubricate all working parts. Be sure to change or clean the filter every three months or as needed. You can also clean the outdoor coils whenever they seem dirty, and keep yard debris and vegetation away from the unit.

Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance

For whole-house humidifiers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed at the same time as your furnace tune-up and cleaning. Our professionals include this maintenance along with the furnace appointment. Typically there isn’t much in the way of maintenance; however, our technician will change your humidifier pad and clean any mineral buildup you may have (in the case of hard water). Ask our technician to show you how to dissolve the buildup on your own every few months to keep your humidifier working at top efficiency.

Air-Filtration System Maintenance

For air-filtration systems, regular maintenance is something your can perform on your own. Maintenance on an air-filtration system usually just means changing or cleaning the filter every three to nine months. But you should check with the manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis will ensure the best filtration for your home as well as extend the life of the system. If you need any assistance or would like to install an air-filtration system, feel free to talk with one of our professionals at Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning.

At Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here to to assist you in maintaining your home’s systems or to answer any of your questions about maintenance. Keeping your equipment in good working order allows you peace of mind to know they’ll be there when you need them. It also makes good financial sense to keep equipment serviced to help extend their life spans. Here in Clinton Township, MI, call us at 586.790.2604 to make an appointment now.

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Customer Reviews

“Austin came out for an inspection under the customer care program. He was very thorough and described everything he was doing and checking. He did a great job. I highly recommend.” – Margaret T.

“We were having what we thought was an exhaust issue with our hot water tank, Adam P. Took his time and explained everything thing he was doing to ease our minds, he went over and beyond when checking our HVAC system. He was kind and professional. Everything was done in a timely manner from the initial phone call”

– Annette K.

“I’ve used Great Dane’s summer and winter maintenance services for many years. Every technician sent to my home was 110% efficient, courteous, and honest! Conor, the gentleman who’d just did my winter maintenance, was yet another perfect representative of what I’d previously mentioned. I’m convinced without a shadow of doubt that Great Dane’s hiring and field training processes are borderline flawless. Conor was probably the 20th technician (give or take) sent to my home over the many years. He is/was as excellent as all the technicians who’d come before him. I say Thank You to Great Dane and Conor for continuously meeting all expectations and then some!”

– Chris C.

“Richard was on time. He was very professional and friendly. He showed me beforeand after pictures of the pump that needed to be cleaned. He explained how to care for it in the future. I have always had great service from Great Dane!”

– Judy A.

“Very pleased with the service I received from Conor Kilpatrick and his partner. Did a very good job and found a leaky capacitor on my furnace system. Also did the required steps to make sure I get my rebate from Consumers Energy and DTE. I will be using Great Dane from now on.”

Gary K.

“Ryan Miller came out with a new technician, Clay. Both wore shoe protectors. They inspected the furnace and a/c system. The a/c fluids and condition is alright. We have set our next appoint in September. On a scale of 1-5 with five being excellent, everyone is a 10. They are professional, courteous, and polite.”

– Joanne J.

“Clayton was out for the yearly furnace maintenance checkup. After a cleaning of a part, the furnace is running nice and smooth.
Thank you, Clayton and Great Dane, for all your help.”

– Mary K.

“5 Stars Across the board. We have been very pleased with the service and support that we have received from Great Dane. From scheduling regular maintenance to project work to reroute gas lines for the water heater, the technicians that have come on site, the staff in the office. Everyone we have spoken to have been friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely customer focused. They all seem to have one goal which is to make sure the customer is happy. Thank You!!!”

– Rey L.

“Service today from Great Dane HVAC was the best experience we have had with any HVAC company.
The technician Ryan Miller was on time, polite and explained everything that he was doing.
I would greatly recommend both Great Dane and Ryan Miller to everyone.

Thank you,
Bob Schimeck”

– Robert S.

“Nicolas Manzo was extremely professional! On time, friendly & informational ! He took care all of my concerns! I would give 10 stars if I could !! Great Dane is lucky to have him as an employee !!”

– Brooke W.