Several Types of Insulation to Enhance Your Warming Efforts

Several Types of Insulation to Enhance Your Warming EffortsWith cold weather just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to install additional insulation to lower your utility bills and increase comfort in your home. Various materials, from recycled, natural products to high-tech moisture resistant foams, are used to produce insulating products of different types. You can select insulating products that will maximize the return on your investment while keeping you more comfortable for many years to come. Read More »

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Clogged Drain? Unclog It With One of These Tips

Clogged Drain? Unclog It With One of These TipsWhen you have a clogged drain, it may seem like it’s going to be a real hassle to get it unplugged. Although serious deep clogs will require the assistance of a plumber, most clogs can be taken care of with a few simple steps and the right know-how. Read More »

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Have You Ever Considered a Dual-Fuel Heat Pump System?

Have You Ever Considered a Dual-Fuel Heat Pump System?Winter is just around the corner and forecasts suggest that it is going to be another brutal season for the Greater Cleveland area. Now is the perfect time to determine whether your home needs a new heating system.  Read More »

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Basic Tips to Know If Your Heat Exchanger Has Cracked

Basic Tips to Know If Your Heat Exchanger Has CrackedEven if you have an annual maintenance tune-up of your furnace, these heating systems don’t last forever. Eventually, a crack may develop in the heat exchanger, probably the most important component of a furnace. As a furnace ages, there’s a greater chance that a leak may develop. When the part develops a crack, potentially lethal carbon monoxide can be released. Learning to recognize the signs of a cracked heat exchanger can keep your family safe. There are four main symptoms that can indicate there is a problem with the heat exchanger. Read More »

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Backup Sump Pump Basics for Your Cleveland Area Home

Backup Sump Pump Basics for Your Cleveland Area HomeA sump pump is a wonderfully ingenious idea that most likely arose after someone had bailed one-too-many pails of water from their basement after a heavy rain. Hopefully you have never had to – and never will — deal with such a mess as soggy clothes that were waiting to be washed and precious memories now lost because they were stored in cardboard boxes in the basement. Read More »

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When Your Furnace Is Oversized, This Is the Result

When Your Furnace Is Oversized, This Is the ResultWhen a furnace is oversized for the space that it serves, it’s a liability, not an asset, despite the fact that most people’s reaction would be “wouldn’t a larger furnace be better than a smaller one?” There are several common-sense reasons why oversizing a residential furnace is not a good idea. For both economics and comfort, properly sizing a furnace to your Cleveland, Ohio home is the way to go. Read More »

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Your Heat Pump Probably Will Need Backup This Winter: Here’s How It Works

Your Heat Pump Probably Will Need Backup This Winter: Here's How It WorksDuring most parts of the Cleveland winter, your air-source heat pump likely will do a good job of keeping your home nice and comfortable, but when harsher temperatures set in, heat pumps usually need some help. Some people assume that heat pumps will not work in their area because they hear they can’t heat during colder temperatures; however, auxiliary heating sources are a feature of most heat pumps and can eliminate this shortcoming.  Read More »

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Electric Water Heater? Watch Out for These Problems

Electric Water Heater? Watch Out for These ProblemsOf all the appliances we regularly use in our homes, the water heater is, without a doubt, one of the most important. These appliances do sometimes go on the fritz, however. If you’ve got an electric water heater in your Cleveland,  Ohio home and are having problems with it, here’s a quick checklist of the usual suspects when it comes to malfunctions. Read More »

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Carbon Monoxide Exposure is Serious — Find Out Where CO Hides

Carbon Monoxide Exposure is Serious -- Find Out Where CO HidesThere are many hidden dangers in your home, and carbon monoxide exposure is among the most lethal. In order to keep your home protected, you should know where to find carbon monoxide (CO) and how to prevent it from leaking or accumulating in your home. Read More »

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A Programmable Thermostat, Among Other Things, Can Help Your Heating Efficiency

A Programmable Thermostat, Among Other Things, Can Help Your Heating EfficiencyLooking for an easy, inexpensive way to keep your heating bills low this winter? As the winter chill arrives, it can be tempting to turn the thermostat all the way up. Unfortunately, this will result in extra charges on your utility bill. By installing a programmable thermostat, you can set different temperatures for different times of day – depending on whether you are home, out or sleeping – and enjoy significant savings on your heating costsRead More »

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    Andy Culberson Andy Culberson has been president of Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Inc. since 1995... More »