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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…)

5 Reasons to Change that Dirty Air Filter

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Cooling, Heating, Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Change that Dirty Air Filter

reasons to change the dirty air filter in your HVAC systemThe air filter is an extremely important component of your heating and cooling system. It works hard to clean the air circulating through the system, and consequently, into your home, trapping contaminants like dirt, dust, pollen, animal dander, mold spores and more, all which could be detrimental to you and your family’s health. (more…)

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…)