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The Facts about Carbon Monoxide

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Furnaces | Comments Off on The Facts about Carbon Monoxide

carbon monoxide detector According to the CDC, carbon monoxide (CO) claims the lives over 400 people in the United States every year. Additionally, over 4,000 individuals are sent to the hospital annually with CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide can build up in the home from gas ranges, furnaces, fireplaces, and it’s also produced any time fuel is burned in cars, generators, lanterns and more. This is why is so essential to arm yourself with as much information as possible about this “silent killer,” so you can ensure you and your family are safe in your home. (more…)

Top 5 Furnace Safety Tips

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Furnaces | Comments Off on Top 5 Furnace Safety Tips

furnace safety tipsSome days, spring still feels like it’s never going to get here, doesn’t it? We’ve certainly had our fair share of frigid days in Cleveland this winter, and we’re all very thankful for our furnaces, which have been working hard to keep our homes comfortable and cozy this season. (more…)

What’s Causing that Dirty Air Filter in Your Home?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on What’s Causing that Dirty Air Filter in Your Home?

a clean air filter means clean air in your homeForgetting to change the air filter in your HVAC system on a regular basis is a common problem among homeowners. It’s an easy task to forget about, quite honestly, because it’s not something you’re looking at on a daily basis. However, not changing the air filter regularly can have serious consequences on your furnace and/or air conditioning unit, not to mention how it can negatively affect the indoor air quality of your home. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy, Organized Home

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in energy efficiency, Residential | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy, Organized Home

new year's resolutions for your homeYou know the phrase: new year, new you. The start of a new year represents a perfect time to create some goals designed to improve your life in some way, whether it’s to work out regularly, eat more vegetables, or spend more time with family and friends. However, while you’re making this year’s resolutions, don’t forget about one more important aspect of your life – your home. (more…)

5 Common Home Humidifier Problems

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Humidity | Comments Off on 5 Common Home Humidifier Problems

home humidifier problemsThroughout the chilly winter months, you might notice the air inside your home seems much drier than normal as your furnace constantly works to keep everyone warm and cozy. This dry air can lead to a variety of problems, like itchy, dry skin, irritated sinuses and more instances of the flu or common cold in your household. The good news is that having a furnace is equipped with a humidifier can help keep the relative humidity levels constant, closer to the recommended 30 to 50 percent. (more…)

How to Keep a Heat Pump from Freezing

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Heat Pump | Comments Off on How to Keep a Heat Pump from Freezing

how to keep heat pumps from freezingDuring certain weather conditions, it’s normal for the coils of your heat pump to be covered in a light frost, or even ice over. Throughout the winter in particular, it’s common for heat pumps to ice-up. However, if the entire unit, including the coils and the top of the unit, are covered in thicker ice, this could be a sign of a problem. To make sure you’re keeping your home as energy-efficient as possible and to avoid any major damage to your HVAC system, it’s important to address this issue as soon as possible. (more…)

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Furnaces | Comments Off on Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

winterize your home to stay comfortable in the cold monthsWhen the temperatures drop, the thermostats in many northeast Ohio homes start to get cranked up. However, if over the past few winters you’ve noticed your utility bills getting more and more outrageous, or that there’s certain areas of your home that never seem to get warm enough, there are a few things you can do before winter rears its ugly head to ensure you’re ready for the cold months ahead. (more…)

The Basics of Energy Efficient Lighting

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in energy efficiency | Comments Off on The Basics of Energy Efficient Lighting

living room lit by energy efficient lightbulbsDid you remember to set your clocks back this weekend? Daylight savings ended early yesterday morning, so you’ll now notice a much darker sky earlier in the late afternoon/evening. And, this means when you’ll be getting home from work you’ll be flipping those light switches right away to see your way around without bumping into furniture or stepping on your cat. (more…)

Top Remedies for Better Indoor Air Quality in the Fall

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on Top Remedies for Better Indoor Air Quality in the Fall

improving indoor air quality in the fallNow that fall is here and there’s a chill in the air, you’ve probably already resigned yourself to the fact that your windows and doors will be closed up tight for the next several months. While this keeps your home cozy and warm throughout the cold Cleveland winters, it also can have a slightly detrimental effect on your and your family’s health. Why? Well, airing out your house by opening the doors and windows provides a chance to lower concentrations of any toxic chemicals, carbon dioxide and any other “bad stuff” to escape out into the great wide open. (more…)

Money-Saving Thermostat Tips for Fall

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Thermostats | Comments Off on Money-Saving Thermostat Tips for Fall

save money this fall with your programmable thermostatFall is here, and each day is getting a little bit shorter than the last. You’ve probably also noticed a certain crispness in the air; the true hallmark of the season. While you’re layering up your wardrobe and enjoying pumpkin-flavored everything, you also may be tempted to crank up the heat on those chilly nights. Before you do, you should make sure you know you to properly set your thermostat to save some money on your energy bills the colder the weather gets. (more…)