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Thursday, 04 February 2016 19:28

How to Prepare your Home for Vacation


While you may be already dreaming of white sandy beaches in preparation for your winter vacation, I bet you are also dreading the day you have to fly home – back to the brutally cold Northern Michigan winter.


If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you know that it’s a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. But if not operated or maintained properly, a garbage disposal can easily break down, block and clog the drains and cause a long list of expensive plumbing and drain nightmares. Below is a list of Do’s, Don’ts and Did You Know!

Thursday, 17 September 2015 13:01

Heating Season Is Almost Here!


The cool fall weather is almost here! As homeowners embark on autumn adventures like pumpkin picking excursions, pumpkin spice lattes and fall sightseeing, we want to remind you that fall is the predecessor to winter!


If you think traffic jams and backups on the expressway are aggravating, then you haven’t experienced a backed-up sewer or water line!


Hard water (calcium & magnesium) is a common problem for many homeowners and businesses. When hardness minerals are combined with heat it forms troublesome scale. Scale causes costly build-up in your plumbing, water heater and other water using appliances. The solution may be a water softener.

We all love air conditioning in the summertime; except, of course, when we see our electric bill! The air conditioning systems we grew up with were extreme energy hogs…and we usually paid a price for the cool comfort they delivered. Fortunately, times have changed, and we can enjoy substantial energy savings by installing and using today’s more technically advanced and efficient cooling systems.

After a long winter here in Northern Michigan we are finally starting to warm up! That means summer is right around the corner and with that comes some hot, humid days. Even though you might not need it right now, early spring is the perfect time to make sure your air conditioning unit is ready to perform so you aren’t left sweating when you need it most! A simple way to remember to get your air conditioning checked is to add it to your annual spring cleaning list.


Sometimes your home is literally telling you that there is something wrong… all you have to do is listen to it. Here are tips for plumbing leak detection and possible air conditioning and heating issues. Call MacGregor if you hear or see any of the following since larger issues could be lurking.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:35

What Is a Wi-Fi Thermostat, Anyway?

Regular thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home—it's just a control panel for your heating and air conditioning system. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day. What makes most smart thermostats so "smart"...

Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

10 Tips to Conserve Energy On Your Heating

Winter is one of the harshest times of the year, not only because of the cold weather, but because of the stress on your wallet! Everyone has their heat pumping overtime, so wouldn’t it be great to find some way to stay warm without breaking the bank? Here are 10 easy tips to save energy and money on your heating this season with these energy saving tips.

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