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5 Upgrades that Boost Your Home Value

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in energy efficiency | Comments Off on 5 Upgrades that Boost Your Home Value

upgrading your hvac system to help sell your homeThere’s really only one word to describe the current housing market in Cleveland: HOT. It’s truly a seller’s market, with newly-listed houses getting snatched up by eager buyers practically overnight. This is a trend that’s actually sweeping across the nation, with home values up nine percent year-to-year. (more…)

Why Isn’t My Central Air Conditioner Blowing Cold Air?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Why Isn’t My Central Air Conditioner Blowing Cold Air?

air conditioner tripping circuit breakerSummer in northeast Ohio is hot, sticky and let’s face it, there are some days that are just downright uncomfortable. You can cool down by jumping in a pool or spending a day at Lake Erie, or you can head to your favorite ice cream shop for a few of your favorite scoops. However, there’s nothing quite like coming home to a cool, refreshing home after a long day out in the sun. (more…)

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

carbon monoxide detectorCarbon monoxide (CO) is a natural byproduct found in fuel burned in cars or trucks, stoves, grills, gas fireplaces and furnaces. When it builds up in the air indoors, it can poison the people and animals who breathe it. This silent danger affects thousands of individuals every year, with more than 20,000 people visiting the emergency room due to carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s even the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States, with 400 people dying every year from CO poisoning. (more…)

The Most Energy-Efficient Thermostat Settings for Summer

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Thermostats | Comments Off on The Most Energy-Efficient Thermostat Settings for Summer

programmable thermostats and smart thermostatsWhen the temperatures outside soar, it’s always nice to come inside to a cool, comfortable house. However, cooling down your home could mean a major increase in your energy bills over the summer, and you might start to wonder if it’s a better idea to just sweat it out these next few months.  This is why it’s important to figure out exactly what temperature settings will provide the most comfortable conditions for your family – without the need to dig too deep into your savings account this summer to pay for it. (more…)

Why is My A/C Short Cycling?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Why is My A/C Short Cycling?

air conditioning unit short cyclingAs the temperatures finally start to rise, many of us here in northeast Ohio have already turned our air conditioning units on to keep our homes cool and comfortable. A/C is a luxury we all appreciate on those hot and muggy days! As your home begins to cool down, however, you might notice that your air conditioning is running for a few minutes, shutting off, and then starting back up again. What’s causing this, and should you be concerned? (more…)

Air Conditioning Units: Is Bigger Really Better?

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Air Conditioning Units: Is Bigger Really Better?

how to keep heat pumps from freezingWhen you’re upgrading the central air conditioning unit in your home, a common notion is that the bigger the unit, the more comfortable your home will be – even on the hottest, most humid summer days. And while installing a unit that’s too small causes an array of problems, such as the unit cycling more frequently to keep your home cool, which means overworking the system and driving up your energy bills, an A/C unit that is too big can also be harmful. (more…)

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

national asthma asthma and allergy monthAsthma and allergies affect a combined 75 million people in the United States. However, these conditions often go untreated and overlooked, even though they are responsible for countless hospital visits, missed days of work or school, and even thousands of deaths.        (more…)

5 Reasons to Schedule an A/C Tune Up this Spring

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Air Conditioning | Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Schedule an A/C Tune Up this Spring

schedule spring AC maintenance With the arrival of spring, you’re probably most looking forward to opening the windows and letting in some of that fresh, warmer air. Your HVAC system is finally getting a little break from the nonstop running of the furnace throughout the winter, but don’t forget – summer will be here before you know it. And, summer in northeast Ohio often means heat, humidity, and time to crank the air conditioning to keep your family cool and comfortable. (more…)

Programmable vs. Smart Thermostats – What’s the Difference?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Thermostats | Comments Off on Programmable vs. Smart Thermostats – What’s the Difference?

programmable thermostats and smart thermostatsBoth programmable thermostats and smart thermostats allow you to save money on your energy bills and regulate the temperature of your home. Unlike manual thermostats, which hold the temperature where you set it until you adjust it yourself throughout the day, programmable and smart thermostats can be set to increase and decrease the temperature automatically, without ever needing to touch the device after it’s set. (more…)

Green Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on Green Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

green spring cleaning tipsSpring arrives this week, and while many of us are looking forward to the warmer temperatures and blooming flowers, for those with seasonal allergies, springtime can present some challenges. It’s estimated that nasal allergies affect around 50 million people in the United States, and spring is one of the worst seasons for those sufferers. The budding trees, sprouting grass and weeds release pollen into the air to fertilize other plants, and when you’re enjoying the fresh air through open windows at long last, you might even notice this pollen coating all the surfaces of your home. (more…)