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Master Handyman Features Thornton and Grooms in Article

Apr. 30, 2013

Glenn Haege, known as “America’s Master Handyman,” recently featured top local heating and cooling company Thornton and Grooms’ ductless split heating and cooling system in an article for The Detroit News.

Thornton and Grooms’ booth at the Novi Home and Garden show on April 5-7, 2013 spotlighted one product in particular that caught Haege’s eye. 

As Haege stated in the article, “ductless systems are becoming more popular in homes with boiler heat where installing ductwork for a forced air system is too expensive or impractical.”

Thornton and Grooms installs the ductless split heating and cooling system manufactured by Lennox. “Lennox products are consistently high-performing, reliable, and energy-efficient,” stated Dave Knight, owner of Thornton & Grooms.

Ductless split systems differ from traditional air conditioners in several ways:

  • With a traditional system, there is one outside condenser that is connected via ductwork to every room in your home. When you set a temperature on your home’s thermostat, every room attached to the condenser is conditioned to that temperature, whether the room is in use or not.  Larger homes may have two separate units that each control large portions of the home and so there is some differentiation, but only on a large scale with multiple rooms.
  • With a ductless split system, you may install as many, or as few, individual room units as you desire.  If you only need additional comfort in one room, one unit can be installed.  If you install multiple units, you can still control every room in your home with one multi-unit system.
  • Ductless units are mounted on the wall or ceiling and wired, via a simple wiring process, to an outdoor unit.  It’s just that easy.  No ducts are used, so installation takes very little time and costs considerably less than installing ductwork in a home that does not have any. 

Local celebrity handyman Glenn Haege has more than 30 years in the home improvement industry and hosts the popular radio program, Handyman Show, which is broadcast on over 130 stations nationwide. He recently spotlighted Thornton and Grooms as one of the most experienced and reputable contractors in the Detroit area. 


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