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Heating & Air Conditioning in Lapeer & Southeast Michigan

Services that we provide to all our customers

  • Heating & Air Conditioning Annual Maintenance Service & Safety Checks
  • High Efficiency Air Cleaner Service & Sales
  • Humidifier Service & Sales
  • H.E.P.A. Filtration Systems for Allergy Relief
  • After-Hours Emergency Services
  • Discount Service Programs
  • Whole House De-humidification Systems
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Retrofit Zoning Systems
  • Ductwork Testing
  • Programmable & Wireless Thermostats
  • Home Freeze Protection Monitors, Electrical Safeguards, Water (flood) Monitors
  • Surge Protection

Amana HVAC Equipment Now Offers a Lifetime Unit Replacement Warranty!

This warranty is the best in the industry! Offering a complete unit (furnace or air conditioner) replacement if certain components should ever fail!
For more info click on the link above.

You may also want to check out this for info on the extended warranty that Porter & Heckman gives you with most all Amana heating and cooling equipment they sell!

To find out more about Amana products click on the two pictures below. You will be directed to the Amana website where you can look at all the different products available to you, get product specifications, and warranties.

New Law for Energy Efficiencies!

Future Energy Codes are coming that will require everyone to install only higher energy efficiency heating & air conditioning systems! The new Energy Codes will be calling for higher efficiency standards for gas furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, etc. just to name a few. At Porter & Heckman we sell High Efficiency Amana furnaces, air conditioners, and air to air heat pumps. We understand how important it is to save as much of your hard earned dollars as possible.
Start with the Energy Savings Calculator below to find what kind of return on your investment is possible when you upgrade your older HVAC system.

Consumers Energy Incentives
Consumers Energy customers can benefit by choosing energy saving improvements for their home. Follow the link above for rebate information of up to $3,500!

Heating FAQs

Q. How long should my gas furnace last? Isn't 20 - 30 years typical?

A recent article written by "Energy Star" (a government site run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy) states "It's time to replace your heat pump or outdoor condenser if it is over 10 years old, and your furnace should be replaced if over 15 years old," and to always replace with an "Energy Star" rated system to maximize your energy usage.

Q: What about warranties? Should I worry about an extended warranty?

Some manufacturers give basic (1) one year part and (10) ten year heat exchanger warranties for their furnaces. You should hesitate on purchasing this equipment if:

1) You are planning on staying in your home for more than 4 or 5 years.

2) You are planning on selling your home in the near future. The warranty on most furnaces today is transferable and it just might be the selling point needed!

Q: Isn't bigger better? We had a contractor over that sized our replacement furnace a little smaller than the one that is currently there. We are concerned with it not being able to keep up in the winter.

A: No, bigger isn't always better. In fact, usually it's worse. If the contractor is doing his job right and performed what is called a "heating load calculation" (how many btu's of heat needed for your home) it usually shows that most older furnaces were oversized (to be on the safe side) so the contractor didn't have to worry about call backs in the dead of the winter. Today with energy costs rising it makes a lot of sense to size the furnace to the exact amount of loss during the coldest time of the year.

Q: Aren't all furnaces pretty much the same? After all how different can something be that burns gas and blows air?

Good question. And the answer is yes and no. All furnaces perform the same duty. Meaning that they all turn on when there is a call for heat (thermostat signal) and then a blower motor circulates warm air into your house. That is pretty much where the similarities end. How the system controls the amount of gas being burned, how the burned gases are exhausted from the furnace, what type of blower motor is used, type of heat exchanger, etc. and most importantly is the warranty absolutely the best in the business? Sometimes trying to compare "apples-to-apples" is not so easy.

Remember that Amana offers a furnace and air conditioner line that not only give you a10 years parts and labor warranty, they also offer a complete furnace replacement if the heat exchanger ever should fail! Just follow this link to a better understanding why we at Porter & Heckman feel that these furnaces are simply the best in the industry, and one of the most comfortable heating systems for your home!.

Whole-House Dehumidifiers

Whole-House Dehumidifiers

Q: What is a whole house dehumidifier? A: Whole house dehumidifiers are designed to give you de-humidification for your entire house. Unlike smaller portable units that can only extract a small amount (typically around 20-30 pints of moisture a day) these new systems can extract 100+ pints a day! Not only are they 3-5 times the moisture removal, they use less amps while the system is running. Therefore the pints/watts removal can and will save on electrical consumption!

Damp Basement? Mold Issues? Humidity Problems?

Special Pricing on a new whole house dehumidifier. Call today!

Call office for all the details

810-664-8576 or 800-445-4328