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Grand Rapids HVAC Contractors

Grand Rapids, Michigan gets nearly 50 more inches of snow each year than the average city in the United States. As a result, the installation and servicing of furnaces and heating systems of residents in this bustling city keep mechanics and HVAC contractors busy throughout the year when temperatures drop. Having many heating and furnace contractors to choose, residents can expect a variety of options when hiring a professional to service or install their heating systems or furnaces.

Prominent Service Areas in Grand Rapids

From the surrounding agricultural areas and hardwood forests to the city center, Grand Rapids is a hub for western Michigan's cultural and business activities. It is less vulnerable to the volatility of the automotive industry than areas farther east, and it offers an extensive array of arts and entertainment venues and amenities. Trulia lists Grand Rapids among the top three markets to watch in 2016 based on factors such as job growth and affordability. Below is a list of five of the most popular neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, all of which are serviced by heating and furnace systems contractors.

  1. Creston — The Creston neighborhood is one of the largest in Grand Rapids, situated approximately 2 miles north of the downtown area. Residents enjoy a low cost of living and amenities including parks, shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Typical household incomes are approximately 18 percent higher than the median household income for the city.
  2. Westside Connection — Westside Connection is another large neighborhood in Grand Rapids. Residents only need to travel approximately 5 miles to get downtown, although there are abundant amenities located within the neighborhood. With a median household income over 43 percent higher than the average for Grand Rapids, Westside Connection is also among the more affluent areas of the city. The neighborhood contains a mixture of single-family homes and condominiums.
  3. Eastgate — In early 2016, housing prices began rising in Eastgate, one of the smaller neighborhoods located 5 miles east of the city center. This quaint neighborhood is peppered with split-level single-family homes, restaurants, and shops.
  4. Ridgemoor — Ridgemoor is among the top neighborhoods in Grand Rapids thanks to its ample amenities, low cost of living, and stable housing market. The housing market offers a combination of single-family homes and condominiums, making it an ideal neighborhood for families and young professionals.
  5. Alger Heights — Trulia lists Alger Heights among the top five most popular neighborhoods in Grand Rapids. Residents only need to travel a short distance to get downtown, and they enjoy benefits including nearby parks, markets, and restaurants. The neighborhood encompasses a quaint variety of bungalows, Cape Cod-style houses, and two-story single-family homes.

Local Cost Information

Keeping a furnace working smoothly is essential in the fall and winter climates of Grand Rapids. Costs can vary widely depending on the scope of the project. For example, installing electric baseboard or wall heaters costs an average of $633, with most homeowners spending between $345 and $932. Installing or replacing a heat pump costs an average of $5,270, while installing a radiant heating system costs an average of $3,311. The table below lists other common furnace and heating repairs performed in Grand Rapids with a comparison between local costs and the national average.

Repair Type

National Average

Grand Rapids Average

Duct and vent cleaning

$335

$323

Furnace repair

$267

$192

Furnace installation

$3,883

$2,872

Although some services, such as duct or vent cleaning, cost nearly the same as the national average, others cost substantially less in Grand Rapids. Furnace installation, for example, costs more than $1,000 less than the national average.

Licensing & Insurance Requirements

The state of Michigan requires mechanics who work on residential buildings or both residential and commercial buildings to have contractor's licenses. This includes anyone working on HVAC equipment, ductwork, limited or unlimited heating services, or hydronic heating systems. Additionally, the Michigan Department of Labor's Bureau of Construction Codes and Board of Mechanical Rules require a specialty license for anyone working with liquid propane tanks and pipes, gas piping, gas piping and venting, underground tanks and pipes, solid fuel, or solar systems. Consumers can verify that a tradesman or contractor has a license by searching http://www.cis.state.mi.us/verify.htm.

Obtaining a License

Contractors and tradesmen must contact the Michigan Department of Labor's Bureau of Construction Codes and Board of Mechanical Rules based in Lansing. Becoming licensed requires passing a mechanical contractor's license exam. To be eligible to take the exam, the state requires applicants to have three years’ work experience or a combination of board-approved education and work experience. The costs of becoming licensed include the following:

  • Taking the licensure exam: $25
  • Obtaining the license: $75
  • Required payment to the Construction Lien Recovery Fund: $50

Obtaining Contractor's Insurance

Having insurance typically makes heating and furnace contractors more appealing to customers, many of whom expect contractors to have liability insurance. At minimum, contractors should have four major insurances to protect their businesses, employees, and clients: property, liability, workers' compensation, and automobile. Contractors should check with the state to determine the required workers' compensation coverage.

How Heating & Furnace Servicing Affect the Value of a Home in Grand Rapids

With an average snowfall of 73 inches per year and January temperatures hitting average lows of 16 degrees Fahrenheit, efficient furnaces and operational heating systems are crucial to Grand Rapids residents' comfort and well-being. Buyers and renters expect their homes to be safe.This is usually the highest priority in cold cities like this and thus could affect home values more if it's not new or functioning properly. Keep everything working smoothly by finding a licensed, insured professional to complete any necessary installation and repairs. In addition to handling necessary planning and permits, Grand Rapids heating and furnace service contractors have the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure the work is done correctly.

Recent Job Requests for Heating & Furnace Systems Contractors in Grand Rapids, MI


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Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/22/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Nature of Project: Install new central heating system
Other Features: Humidification, Dehumidification, Programmable thermostat, Central air conditioning, Zoning system
Age of Heating Equipment: 11 - 15 years
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes

New Lead
Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/17/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible

New Lead
Project: Repair a Natural Gas, Propane or Electric Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/16/2017
Type of system: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem Description: Annual/Preventative Maintenance
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes

Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/15/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Nature of Project: Replace existing central heating system
Other Features: Humidification, Central air conditioning
Age of Heating Equipment: 16 - 20 years
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Just looking for quotes on replacing the heating and cooling system in a cape cod house. Around a 1000 feet with a full basement

Project: Repair a Natural Gas, Propane or Electric Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/14/2017
Type of system: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem Description: No heat in all locations, Cracked radiator, Leaky radiator
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
After Business Hours: Yes
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Boiler is not functioning properly. Controls were replaced following a run-away situation. Worked well for 7 weeks. Steam leaking from system now. Pilot light goes out after each heat cycle. It was recommended that the boiler be replaced. Looking for options and quotes

Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/10/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible

Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/04/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks

Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/03/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

Project: Install or Replace Ductwork
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/01/2017
Type of Ductwork Project: Install new ductwork
Type of System: Electric-fired forced air (central heating), Air conditioner
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: I need to have new duct work ran upstairs as well as a couple of vents adjusted and made smaller on the first floor. The first floor has some exposed walls as well for installation.

Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: 05/01/2017
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Nature of Project: Replace existing central heating system
Age of Heating Equipment: Don't Know
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Property Owner: Yes

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