When Hiring an HVAC Contractor, Ask These Questions

When Hiring an HVAC Contractor, Ask These QuestionsHome cooling and heating systems are a big investment for homeowners who – whether by choice or necessity – upgrade to new equipment. You may buy the best cooling or heating system available, but making sure you have the right HVAC contractor can mean the difference between paying for a professional job that provides years of comfortable living or wasting thousands of dollars, your patience and possibly your family’s safety. Read More »

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Taking a Break From Cleveland This Summer? Set the Programmable Thermostat for Vacation

Taking a Break From Cleveland This Summer? Set the Programmable Thermostat for VacationIf you’re headed out of town for summer vacation, you’ve likely already starting making your plans and finding somebody to pick up your mail and check on your home. However, there’s more to keeping your home safe and reducing energy consumption while you’re gone than meets the eye. Use these tips to help you save money while you’re away from your Cleveland area home this summer. Read More »

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Your Water Heater: Are You Doing All You Can to Make It Last?

Your Water Heater: Are You Doing All You Can to Make It Last?The storage tank water heater you purchase for your home may not seem like the biggest investment you’ll make, but replacing it before you have to, or having to get it repaired, isn’t something you want to spend your money on. In most storage water heaters, corrosion is the biggest problem you’ll need to worry about. Use these tips to make sure you prevent corrosion and that you’re doing everything you can to keep your water heater in proper working condition. Read More »

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Troubleshooting the Heat Pump in Your Greater Cleveland Home

Troubleshooting the Heat Pump in Your Greater Cleveland HomeIt can be alarming when you are experiencing an issue with your heat pump, especially if you  are either dealing with the heat of summer or are experiencing a cold winter season. If you’ve had routine service on your HVAC system but are still experiencing a problem, try some of these helpful tips for troubleshooting the heat pump: Read More »

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The A/C Is Making Strange Noises; Learn How to Diagnose

The A/C Is Making Strange Noises; Learn How to DiagnoseRattling, humming or grinding noises coming from your Cleveland area home’s air conditioning system may be signaling that something is not working properly. Although scheduling regular A/C maintenance is recommended to prevent or eliminate some of the most common air conditioning issues, your air conditioning system may still encounter some problems. If you’ve noticed that your A/C is making strange noises, take a look at these potential causes: Read More »

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How Long Should a Heat Pump Last in Your Cleveland Home?

How Long Should a Heat Pump Last in Your Cleveland Home?A heat pump is a very efficient device that performs both heating and cooling. It accomplishes this by transferring heat from your home to the outdoors in warm weather, and transferring it in the opposite direction in cold weather. As a rule of thumb, an air-source heat pump, the most common variety, can last about 15 years, but that estimate can be raised or lowered significantly, depending on several factors. Read More »

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10 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking for an HVAC Professional

10 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking for an HVAC ProfessionalLooking for an HVAC professional may feel like a daunting task, especially when there are so many around the Cleveland area from which to choose. Some are going to do a better job and at a more reasonable price than others, though you may not know the differences among them all at first glance. Here are a few helpful pointers to keep in mind when you’re looking for an HVAC professional: Read More »

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HVAC System Manufacturer’s Warranty: Do Your Homework Before You Buy

HVAC System Manufacturer's Warranty: Do Your Homework Before You BuyAre you under the misconception that your HVAC manufacturer’s warranty will cover any repair or part replacement if your HVAC system develops a problem during the warranty period? If you are under this misapprehension, it’s time to set it right. Read More »

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A Dehumidifier Has a Big Job in Cleveland: Best Practices to Keep It Going

A Dehumidifier Has a Big Job in Cleveland: Best Practices to Keep It GoingHumidity is a major factor when it comes to indoor air quality and home comfort. Homeowners in the Greater Cleveland area have a lot of options for humidity control, and a dehumidifier is an effective way to keep humidity under control during the hot summer months.  Read More »

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Geothermal Tax Credits Can Make the Cost of Installation More Affordable

Geothermal Tax Credits Can Make the Cost of Installation More AffordableIf you are hoping to cut down on your energy use, you may have researched geothermal heating and cooling. However, the cost of installing a geothermal heat pump system tends to be high. The good news is that federal geothermal tax credits provide a generous monetary incentive that could put this heating and cooling option within your reach. And after it’s installed and operating, the long-term energy savings will make it an even better option. Read More »

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