When did the First Air Conditioning Happen?

How long has air conditioning been around?

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It is difficult for most of us to imagine life without air conditioning.   Modern AC units have come a long way over the past 30 years.  Precise temperature control, humidity control and quietness of operation are all things we have been accustomed to.

But what did our great grandparents do to get comfortable?   And how about their great grandparents – certainly air conditioning was not available then.

Or was it?

Air conditioning can be traced back to the days of the Egyptians, perhaps even before.

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They used a method we can easily understand today. Early cultures, say 2,000 years or so ago, hung wet cloth or wet reeds in their window openings.  Why?

Modern day example: Drive down the highway, roll your window down, and put out your hand.  You hand will feel cool. …

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How to replace the 3 most-repaired parts on a dishwasher

Here are some great tips on repairing some common dishwasher parts.

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The 3 most-repaired parts on a dishwasherSome dishwasher parts are replaced more than others due to wear and tear from everyday use. All dishwasher brands, whether it is Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Kitchen Aid or a Kenmore dishwasher, share similar parts which function in much the same way. Here then are the top three most-repaired parts on a dishwasher according to sales from our website.

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Utility Rebates – Save up to $870

Special deals for Semco & DTE Customers!

Save Some Green!

  1. Furnace & Air Conditioner Tune Up
  2. Sensi WIFI Thermostat Installation
  3. only $250* (Pay Regular Price: $425) *Rebates: DTE $175+ SEMCO $120


Save More Green!

  • Install a 96% (or greater) High Efficiency Furnace  –  save $350*
    *Semco customers only

Save Even More Green!

  • Install a Tankless Water Heater (must replace existing gas water heater)  –  save $225(*Semco customers only)

Confused?  Call Mike’s Heating & Cooling, we will sort it all out, to make sure you take advantage of all the utility rebates possible.  We process all the paperwork for you, too.  Call now for details (586) 739-2115.

We always offer free estimates.

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Healthier Air Solution: Air Purifier

  • 90% of our time today is spend indoors
  • According to EPA, your air inside may be 2-3 times more polluted than outdoor air
  • Common contaminants are:
    • dust
    • pollen
    • animal dander
    • mold
    • cigarette smoke
    • radon gas

50% of all illnesses are caused by indoor pollutants

MYTH:  Changing furnace filters frequently protects my family from these pollutants.

SOLUTION: a whole-home air purifier.  Unlike other products that capture particles from the air, an advanced air purifier product is able to both capture and kill airborne allergens, bacteria, molds, viruses and other pollutants as small as 0.01 microns— that’s 18,000 times smaller than the head of a pin. This type of purifier system combines superior filtration efficiency with pathogen-killing technology to deliver maximum air purification.

QUESTIONS?  Mike’s Heating & Cooling will help you determine the most beneficial air purifier for your home & demonstrate how to maintain the purifier.  Just call (586) 739-2115 for a free estimate.

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Carrier Cool Cash Instant Rebates Return!

coolcashCool Cash Instant Rebates from Carrier are back!

Purchase and install a new heating and cooling system from a Carrier FAD dealer and get instant rebates —the better the system, the bigger the rebate. Consumers can receive up to a $1,650 instant rebate on a qualified Carrier system.

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  • Save up to $1,650 in Instant Cool Cash Rebates
  • Save up to $1300 in Utility Rebates (while funds available)
  • OR you can choose Interest Free Financing up to 3 Years (upon approval)

As always Free Estimates on replacements

(586) 739-2115

Contact us for promotion dates and complete details!

With more than 38 years in the heating and cooling business, Mike’s Heating & Cooling is dedicated to providing the best possible service for you and your family. You can count on us to provide you with a system and solution that fits your family’s unique needs and since we’ve installed many systems in this area, we’ve earned a reputation for doing the job right the first time.

Carrier Cool Cash man and vanTo assure your satisfaction, we start by asking questions. If we don’t provide what you need and want, we’re not doing our job. Second, we work with the leader in home heating and cooling equipment, Carrier. Third, we train each employee to see your job through from start to finish, making sure the unit or system performs up to your expectations. Finally, we provide quick, professional service and complete service plans to keep your systems operating at peak efficiency. It’s all part of our tradition of service- assuring your complete satisfaction.

Come visit us in our NEW location:
46149 Van Dyke Ave
Utica, Mi 48317

If you have questions, whether it be on financing, or about our heating and cooling equipment, please call us at (586) 739-2115 or send us an email.

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Save Some Green with Mike’s Instant Rebates

bug-springMike’s been bit by the Spring Fever Bug and is feeling generous.  For a limited time, he is offering a special in-house instant rebate sale.  These rebates are taken right off the top, so you are on your way to a more comfortable home sooner. Enjoy these great savings while they last!comfort2

  • Furnace & Air Conditioner Installed – $500 off
  • Furnace or Air Conditioner Installed – $200 off
  • Expires 3/04/17 (not valid with other offers)


  • Utility Rebates up to $1,300
  • Financing available:  up to 3 years interest free financing (upon approval)
  • Free Estimates

Call (586) 739-2115 to get more information about Mike’s Instant Rebates.

Don’t forget to change your furnace filter and humidifier pad.

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Free Water Heater

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Your families comfort is important to us. Call now to schedule your new Furnace & Air Conditioner installation and receive a free Water Heater.

bradford-whiteBradford White water heaters are made right here in Michigan.  With many companies moving manufacturing out of the United States, Bradford White invested in the American people by establishing their manufacturing facilities here and hiring locally.  They have discovered that American workers take great pride in building the best products in the industry.  We are proud to bring to you this quality of craftsmanship to you and your home.  Call now for more details on the various water heater solutions.

Act fast, this deal is only good until 2/28/17 and while supplies last!

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How To Replace The 3 Most-Repaired Parts On A Dryer

Some range and oven parts are replaced more than others due to use and wear and tear. Here are the top three most-repaired parts on a range or oven according to sales from our website. Thermal Fuse…

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Mike’s Heating & Cooling Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

SSAnew5Mike’s Heating & Cooling has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the heating & cooling companies in Macomb & Oakland Counties were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

logo“We are thrilled to have earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Winning this award directly reflects our customers’ experiences, as service reviews are sent directly to Angie’s List. Less than 5% of thousands of businesses earn this award.  Customer service plays a key role in our industry and we do our best to consistently deliver stellar service”, shared owner, Mike Hinton Sr.

Mike’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. servicing the heating and cooling needs of Macomb and Oakland Counties since 1979.  As a Factory Authorized Dealer (FAD) for Carrier, from indoor air quality to heating and cooling, we keep your family healthy and comfortable all year long. Our service professionals are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified and dedicated to providing the best possible service for you and your family. You can count on us to provide you with a system and solution that fits your family’s unique needs and since we have installed many systems in this area, we have earned a reputation for doing the job right the first time. Let the experts at Mike’s Heating & Cooling Inc. help you customize a solution that’s right for you. 

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These Fumes Could Be Deadly

A great reminder…


Making the switch from cooling to heating creates cozy environments inside for chilly temps outside.  This change could also create a very serious problem that you can’t hear, see smell or taste.  And it answers to the description “invisible killer.”

No, this is not a crime drama to stream for entertainment.  It’s a poisonous and deadly gas that can stream into your home through faulty heating equipment.

Carbon monoxide (CO) – a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas – is the cause of hundreds of deaths each year in the United States.  It’s found in fumes whenever fuel is burned in cars or trucks, generators, stoves, gas ranges or furnaces.  If the equipment is incorrectly vented, improperly used or in need of repair, CO can build up indoors and poison people and pets.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers several recommendations in order to keep your home safe from potential carbon monoxide poisoning…

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