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2018 Checklist: Get Your Home Winter-Ready

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Cleveland | Comments Off on 2018 Checklist: Get Your Home Winter-Ready

We’ve already experienced some winter weather here in Cleveland, and there’s sure to be more on the way. As November comes to an end, this is probably your last chance to make sure your home is winter-ready. Use our handy checklist to ensure everything is complete so you’re not surprised by any damage or repairs when spring rolls around.

winterize your home to stay comfortable in the cold monthsPrep your heating system. Forced-air furnaces and boiler systems need periodic maintenance. Make sure your system is ready for the heavy lifting it will do this winter by scheduling a check-up with a reputable heating professional.

Protect your air conditioning unit. Snow and ice can cause damage to your outdoor unit. Tidy-up around the unit by removing and debris, and protect the unit with a sheet of plywood held in place with a few bricks.

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Home Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Heating, Residential | Comments Off on Home Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are just about here! Although many of us will immediately think about delicious food, family gatherings and gift giving for the little ones, it’s smart to take a step back and make sure your home is a safe place to celebrate.

While many of these tips are common sense, they can be easy to forget because life is so busy or we are in a rush. Spend a few hours this month making sure your home is ready to welcome guests.

Furnace and Heating Equipment Tips

 

1. Get your furnace serviced and/or repaired by a professional. Don’t attempt to make repairs yourself.
2. If you are using space heaters, plug them directly into the wall. Don’t use extension cords with them. Now is a good time to inspect the cord for any damage.
3. Never hang fabric or decorations near your space heaters, radiators or other heat sources. Make sure you leave plenty of space around the heat source.
4. In case of a power outage, never use your oven to heat your home.

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Is it Time to Replace My Steam Boiler?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Boilers | Comments Off on Is it Time to Replace My Steam Boiler?

steam boiler replacementJust like a furnace, in some homes, steam boilers are used to provide heat and comfort throughout the cold months. And, just like an HVAC system, annual maintenance can help keep steam boilers working effectively and efficiently when they’re needed most. However, there may come a time when you’re wondering if it makes sense to replace the boiler altogether. (more…)

4 Ways Smart Thermostats Improve Energy Efficiency

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Thermostats | Comments Off on 4 Ways Smart Thermostats Improve Energy Efficiency

what is a smart homeThe cooler weather is well on its way to northeast Ohio, and this means people all across the region will find themselves cranking up the heat in their homes sooner rather than later. As you know, the more your furnace needs to run to get rid of that chill in the air, the higher your monthly energy bills get. However, what if there was something you could do to ensure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible? (more…)

How to Maintain Your Furnace for Winter

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Furnaces | Comments Off on How to Maintain Your Furnace for Winter

winterize your home to stay comfortable in the cold monthsEven though fall just officially began this past Saturday, there’s no time like the present to get ready for the inevitable colder weather that’s just ahead. This means not only doing some regular fall maintenance tasks, but also learning how to best prep your furnace for the winter. A properly working furnace is key to your and your family’s overall comfort, especially when those temperatures drop below zero. (more…)

5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Furnaces | Comments Off on 5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

fall home maintenanceAfter a long, hot, and muggy summer, it’s time to welcome in the cooler weather and vibrant colors of the fall season. While it may still be a while before the snow starts to fall, while the temperatures are still warm there’s no time like the present to do a little fall home maintenance. This way, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be fully prepared for the arrival of that cold weather that is inevitably on its way to northeast Ohio. (more…)

A Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Air Conditioning, Furnaces | Comments Off on A Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

choosing a heating and air conditioning contractorEvery home and commercial building utilizes HVAC – heating, ventilation and air conditioning – systems to control the temperature, humidity and air quality indoors. This means residential houses, offices, schools, stores, restaurants, factories and so on all rely on the same basic type of system to keep the people indoors comfortable throughout the entire year. (more…)

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…)