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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…)

Are You Making These Heating and Cooling Mistakes?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Cooling, Heating | Comments Off on Are You Making These Heating and Cooling Mistakes?

Furnace repair near ClevelandAs homeowners, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind, and the thought of our HVAC system working properly never really crosses our minds – until there’s a problem, that is. Sometimes, we simply put things off or try to cut corners to save some money every month, but in the long run you’ll only end up paying more. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the common HVAC mistakes people make that affect how well your system works, your family’s comfort and your home’s energy efficiency, too. (more…)

Biggest Myths about Energy Usage

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in energy efficiency | Comments Off on Biggest Myths about Energy Usage

We all want a home that’s as energy efficient as possible. However, many homes waste energy on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. You might have drafty old windows and doors, an old HVAC system, or old appliances that not only use a lot of energy, but also cost you a lot of money on your monthly utility bills. (more…)

5 Common Programmable Thermostat Problems

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Thermostats | Comments Off on 5 Common Programmable Thermostat Problems

common programmable thermostat problemsOne of the best benefits of a programmable thermostat is that you can essentially “set it and forget it.” With summer’s arrival you probably switched your thermostat to air conditioning, double-checked the settings, and haven’t really thought about it since. The same goes for fall, when it’s time to turn it back to the heating setting. However, there are a few common problems that arise when it comes to programmable thermostats, and before you worry your entire HVAC system is malfunctioning, you can check and troubleshoot your thermostat first. (more…)

The True Purpose of an HVAC Air Filter

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Indoor Air Quality | Comments Off on The True Purpose of an HVAC Air Filter

what does an air filter do for your home?The air filter is a vital component of your HVAC system. Most people are aware of their existence, and they probably also know you’re supposed to swap it out on a regular basis. But what does that air filter actually do? Is its sole purpose to clean and improve the indoor air quality in your home? (more…)

The Most Common Summer Air Conditioning Complaints

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Air Conditioning | Comments Off on The Most Common Summer Air Conditioning Complaints

common air conditioning problems in the summerWe’re right in the middle of summer in Northeast Ohio, and as usual, it’s been pretty hot and steamy. This generally means that your air conditioning has been running regularly, and sometimes, even a well-maintained system can experience issues during these peak months. For that reason, it’s important to learn about some of the most common air conditioning problems and the complaints we hear so you have a better understanding of how to deal with them. (more…)