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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…)

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…)