Install or Repair A Humidifier – Lake Orion

Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan can Install or Repair your Humidifier.

Quality – Integrity – Trust – Call Today for an Estimate: (248) 628-2804

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How a humidifier works:

A humidifier adds moisture to the air by converting water into vapor and circulating it through the furnace ventilation system. A humidistat, as set by the home owner, maintains the desired moisture level in the home by turning the humidifier on and off as needed. Specifically, when the humidistat senses that humidity is needed, the humidifier solenoid valve opens allowing water to flow through the water panel of the humidifier and the humidifier fan turns on. Some of the water passing through the panel is vaporized by the humidifier fan and is directed into the furnace ventilation system. Water that is not vaporized exits the humidifier via a drain tube at the bottom of the water panel. When the humidity reaches the level set on the humidistat the solenoid valve closes, stopping the flow of water to the humidifier and the unit shuts off.

Furnace Tune Up – Lake Orion MI

Top 5 Reasons for a Furnace Tune-up – Scrib’s Heating and Cooling in Oxford MI

Homeowners frequently ask, “Why does my furnace need a tune-up every year?” As our techs will tell you, a neglected will eventually leave you and your family out in the cold.

Here’s the top 5 benefits of regular furnace maintenance:

 

Safety
It’s important to remember that your furnace is a gas appliance. Beside the obvious fire risk, burning natural gas or propane naturally produces some carbon monoxide, a very poisonous gas. Modern gas furnaces have carefully designed safeties to guard against overheating or carbon monoxide leaks, but these safety devices should be tested regularly to insure that if a part fails, your furnace will safely shut down.

Lower heating bills
The nameplate efficiency is only accurate when your furnace and air conditioner are new and factory-fresh. After a year of operation, dirt prevents good airflow and heat transfer. With proper maintenance, we restore the system to clean and efficient operation. Depending on the current state of your system, a tune-up can completely pay for itself with reduced energy usage
Catch small problems before they become big problems
Do you remember grandma saying, “A stitch in time saves nine?” We know from experience that, if we ignore small problems, they frequently become big, expensive repairs. Over time, an overheating furnace will cause a crack in the heat exchanger. A simple adjustment to fan speed or gas pressure could have fixed it, but now you need a new furnace! A dirty blower can lead a bad fan motor. A bad motor pulling high amps can take out the fan relay and now you need a new circuit board. If you want to avoid big repairs, there’s no substitute for getting a professional technician in front of your furnace every year.

Warranty
Some manufacturers requires annual maintenance to keep your warranty in good standing. Think about it, the top causes of system failure are dirt and neglect. Why should we expect the manufacturer to pay for a furnace that failed simply because never changed the filter?
Avoid the late-night emergency call
Have you ever noticed that things always break at the most inconvenient times? Whether your car breaks down on a road-trip or your air conditioner quits the same day that you’re hosting a big party, Murphy’s Law always has great timing. While a tune-up cannot guarantee that you’ll never have a service call, it will greatly reduce the probability.

 

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Furnace Repair and Installation in Michigan

Furnace Repair in Michigan by Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan.

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We Service and Repair the following furnace brands:

  • Bryant
  • Tempstar
  • Comfort Maker
  • Carrier
  • Goodman
  • Amana
  • Janitrol

Scrib’s Heating and Cooling – Oxford Michigan
Quality – Integrity – Trust – Call Today for an Estimate: (248) 628-2804

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New Furnace Installation in Michigan

New Furnace Installation in Michigan by Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan. Scrib’s is family owned and operated and knows the importance of a warm home. Whether it’s just a little chilly or if a frigid cold snap hits, you want to make sure that you have a furnace that is equipped for the challenge.

Picking a new furnace is often unfamiliar territory for most homeowners, and even those extremely knowledgeable of home heating and cooling in Michigan may not have the most current and accurate information. That’s why it’s so important to refer to an expert in furnace installation in Michigan. You can trust us, the experts in Michigan furnace installation, to get it right.

Our company has extensive experience with the selection, purchase and installation of new furnaces in Michigan. We have the most up to date and current information on furnaces and how they fare year after year to help you make a decision about which one is right for your home. With the way weather can effect furnaces in Michigan, it’s important to make sure yours is a quality product and installed correctly.

Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan has been purchasing and installing furnaces in Michigan for over 20 years, and we stand by our work and customers.

Call Scrib’s Heating and Cooling for your furnace installation in Michigan, and you can trust that we will give you the outstanding customer service we’re known for.

Install or Repair Your Humidifier in Michigan

Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan can Install or Repair your Humidifier.

Quality – Integrity – Trust – Call Today for an Estimate: (248) 628-2804

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How a humidifier works:

A humidifier adds moisture to the air by converting water into vapor and circulating it through the furnace ventilation system. A humidistat, as set by the home owner, maintains the desired moisture level in the home by turning the humidifier on and off as needed. Specifically, when the humidistat senses that humidity is needed, the humidifier solenoid valve opens allowing water to flow through the water panel of the humidifier and the humidifier fan turns on. Some of the water passing through the panel is vaporized by the humidifier fan and is directed into the furnace ventilation system. Water that is not vaporized exits the humidifier via a drain tube at the bottom of the water panel. When the humidity reaches the level set on the humidistat the solenoid valve closes, stopping the flow of water to the humidifier and the unit shuts off.

Furnace Tips and Service Lake Orion MI

Furnace Tips and Advice for Repairs – Lake Orion MI

Change the air filters: Dirty air filters lead to a multitude of furnace problems. Clean or replace the filter one a month, according to the manufacturer’s directions. Scrib’s Heating and Cooling in Oxford Michigan can show you how to do this.

Check the thermostat: If it seems as if your furnace doesn’t produce any heat, check the battery level in the thermostat. In some models, simply replacing the battery may do the trick.
When the blower fan doesn’t turn off or the furnace cycles too frequently, check the thermostat settings. The fan setting should be on “Auto.” In the “On,” “Low,” “Medium” or “High” modes, the fan will run continuously.

If the furnace doesn’t seem to produce enough heat, check the thermostat’s setting to make sure it’s on “Heat” mode. Then check the temperature to make sure it’s set to one that’s higher than the current room temperature.

If nothing seems to work, you may need to purchase a new. Make sure the new thermostat matches your furnace in regards to capability and capacity, or you may encounter future problems.

Check the circuit breaker and power supply: If the furnace stops working or the thermostat’s screen is blank, check if the circuit breaker tripped or blew a fuse. Also, make sure the power cord is plugged into an outlet.

Reduce drafts: If a draft causes problems with the pilot light, you may need to close the windows or doors in the room.

Maintenance: Every year, at the end of the summer or beginning of fall, hire Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan  to inspect and maintain the furnace. Scrib’s will get the unit ready for the upcoming cool weather and fix problems that could cause breakdowns or expensive repairs during busy winter months.

Furnace installation: If you need to replace your furnace, use Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigans furnace  expertise to determine the right type and size for your home or commercial space.

Ignition control or pilot light problems: As problems may result from clogged components or faulty electrical components, leave ignition issues to the Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan

Mechanical issues: Unless you received training to repair furnaces, let professionals handle problems related to mechanical wear and tear. Otherwise, you may void the warranty on the appliance or accidentally cause a larger problem.

Natural gas or propane problems: When you suspect problems with the gas feed or valve because of a malfunction with the gas pressure regulator, call Scrib’s Heating and Cooling in Oxford Michigan  (248) 628-2804

Shop Heaters in Michigan

Shop Heaters

Scrib’s Heating and Air Conditioning offers several different types of shop and warehouse heaters. From radiant heaters to forced air unit heaters, we can provide the system that is right for your application, including:

  • Low Intensity Tube Heaters
  • High Intensity Heaters
  • Forced Air Hanging Unit Heater

Reasons to choose Scrib’s:

  • Quality – Integrity – Trust
  • Over 25 Years Experience
  • Residential and Commercial Installation and Repair
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Free Estimates – Call Today: (248) 628-2804

Get Your Furnace Ready in Michigan

 

We offer the full-range of Southeast Michigan furnace services! We provide furnace maintenance yearly, and can even help you revamp your entire heating system. If you need a new install, a tune-up, or an emergency repair, we’re the company for you. We service a wide area, and can work with any popular furnace or heating brand. Stay cozy this winter with Scrib’s Heating and Cooling of Oxford Michigan!

Install a Whole House Humidifier

 

Michigan winters can create a very dry environment in your house causing damage and health concerns. Install a humidifier, which can be used to increase the moisture levels in specific rooms or throughout the entire house. Indoor humidity levels of 35 to 50 percent are considered to be the most comfortable, depending on personal preference.

Most people are familiar with single room humidifiers, which use cool mist, warm air, or steam vaporization to increase humidity in a room. There are also a variety of whole-home humidifiers that can be installed directly in line with your heating system to increase humidity levels throughout the entire house.

While there are various types of whole-house humidification systems, nearly all are controlled by a device called a humidistat, which allows you to set the exact level of humidity desired. Depending on the type of system you choose and the size of your home, a whole-house humidifier will use from 1.5 gallons up to 12 gallons of water per day when the furnace is operating.

Drum humidifiers are commonly used with forced-air heating systems. Drum systems feature a sponge attached to a drum that rotates slowly through a water reservoir. Warm air from the furnace passes through the sponge and picks up moisture, then the moist air is distributed throughout the house.

Bypass humidifiers are connected between hot and cold air return ducts. They use the pressure difference between the ducts to force heated air to pass through the humidifier and return to the furnace. Such humidifiers don’t contain a foam drum but rather a series of plastic discs with small grooves on both sides that allow for sufficient evaporative surface area without requiring a great deal of space.

Furnace Humidifiers Provide Comfort in Michigan

 

Increase Your Comfort Level This Winter in Michigan with a Humidifier.

In the winter months, when heating systems are really chugging away, indoor air can become dry and static prone. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to add back a little moisture.

Furnace humidifiers add water molecules to the air inside the home. They have variable rates of humidification, but it can exceed 1/2 gallon of water per hour. Water flows through the humidifier valve and soaks the evaporator pad. Hot and dry air from the furnace passes through the pads and absorbs the water. The ductwork distributes the moist air. The humidifier only needs a little maintenance; it’s important, though, and it’s easy.

Scratchy throats, frequent nosebleeds, dry skin, and static electricity can be common occurrences in winter—particularly when the combination of heated air and tightly insulated houses reduces humidity levels indoors.

The solution to improved health and comfort, however, can be as simple as adding a humidifier.

Although everyone knows the old adage “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” few people understand the relationship between the two. The actual heat a body feels is a combination of both temperature and humidity. The minute you turn on your home heating system in the winter, it begins to remove moisture from the air. Dry air feels cooler than moist air, so in a dry interior, in order to maintain a temperature that seems comfortable, you end up raising the thermostat higher than necessary. By adding humidity back into the mix, you can alleviate the dryness, lower the thermostat, and still feel comfortable—saving money on heating bills in the bargain.

Not only can low humidity dry out your skin and throat, and generally make you feel uncomfortable. it can contribute to other health issues—from making you more susceptible to colds and flu to aggravating conditions like asthma, allergies, and sinus problems.” Children and pets—especially birds—can be particularly sensitive to dry indoor air.

Extremely low moisture levels can even be damaging to your home, causing wood floors and fine furniture to warp and crack, interior paint to dry out, chip and flake, and wallpaper edges to shrink and peel.