An Electrostatic Air Filter May be What You Need for Improved IAQ

An Electrostatic Air Filter May be What You Need for Improved IAQThe air in your Greater Cleveland area home may be negatively affecting the health and well-being of all who live there. The sad fact is that the air in your home may be far dirtier than what’s outside. Poor indoor air quality causes or exacerbates asthma and allergy symptoms, headaches, fatigue and nausea. Installing an electrostatic air filter in your heating and cooling system will help reduce the potentially harmful particles in your home’s air. Read More »

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Follow These Ductwork Design Principles for Your New Home

Follow These Ductwork Design Principles for Your New HomeWhen you are building a new home in the Cleveland area, the physical layout, the material types and the sizes of your air ducts should be factored into the design in order to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. A good ductwork design and installation can avoid the heating losses of poorly designed systems, which can increase your heating or cooling bills by up to 40 percent. Read More »

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Skipped Your Furnace Inspection? Do It Now; Add the A/C

Skipped Your Furnace Inspection? Do It Now; Add the A/CIf you skipped last fall’s furnace inspection, now’s the ideal time to check it off your to-do list. By taking care of it now, you’ll know your furnace is in optimal operating condition for next winter. If you book your A/C tune-up at the same time, you can get ahead of the spring rush, and you won’t have to worry about scheduling service as the peak of the cooling season approaches. Read More »

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Electricity Use Myths: Change Your Ways and Save

Electricity Use Myths: Change Your Ways and SaveWhat do you know about home electricity use? You might think you know the best ways to save on lighting and air conditioning, but chances are you accept some false myths as truth. By busting these myths, you can change your ways and save. Read More »

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Finding a Heating and Cooling Contractor: the Credentials Trifecta

Finding a Heating and Cooling Contractor: the Credentials TrifectaFinding a heating and cooling contractor in the Greater Cleveland area who will do the job right the first time can be challenging. You want a contractor whom you can trust, and also one who is professionally licensed and trained. This expertise and attention to detail can help you for years to come. Read More »

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Keeping Your Cleveland Home Safe and Secure While on Winter Vacation

Keeping Your Cleveland Home Safe and Secure While on Winter VacationWhether you’re going to visit family members out of town, or simply going on that early-spring vacation you’ve been looking forward to all year, winter and early spring are times to enjoy. However, before leave for that vacation, keeping your home safe and secure should be your number-one priority. Use the tips below to make sure your house stays safe when you’re not there to protect it: Read More »

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Have Your Plumbing System Serviced to Avoid Wintertime Emergencies

Have Your Plumbing System Serviced to Avoid Wintertime EmergenciesWinter, with its record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall, has not been kind to Northeast Ohio this year. The brutal cold has been harsher than usual not only for residents but plumbing systems. Plumbing systems are expected to operate correctly regardless of what is happening outside. Often, these expectations mean that such systems are left unchecked and not serviced. The result? A plumbing system that begins to malfunction, causing a plumbing emergency. Read More »

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Load Calculations Crucial for Determining Correct Furnace Size

Load Calculations Crucial for Determining Correct Furnace SizeIf you’re thinking of upgrading or replacing your home’s furnace, determining the right size system is crucial. In order to determine correct furnace size for your Cleveland area home, your contractor should use heating load calculations set forth in the Manual J software from Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Manual J is the industry standard in the U.S. for calculating how much capacity a furnace will need in order to heat a particular home. Here are some things your contractor will keep in mind when sizing your home’s furnace: Read More »

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CO Detectors: Arm Your Cleveland area Home Against Lethal Poisoning

CO Detectors: Arm Your Cleveland area Home Against Lethal PoisoningYour Cleveland area home likely has several devices that produce poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gas, but if your wood stove, furnace or boiler works well, you may never know it. Unfortunately, if CO is leaking into your home, you also may never know it. Read More »

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Still Using a Manual Thermostat? Go Programmable with a Zoning System

Still Using a Manual Thermostat?  Go Programmable with a Zoning SystemAs you sit around in your dungarees, do you find yourself getting up from your phonograph to tinker with your manual thermostat? If dungarees and phonographs sound outdated, why do you still have a manual thermostat? Just as blue jeans and i-Pods replaced earlier relics, programmable thermostats have made manual ones obsolete. Plus they work in tandem with a zoning system, an ideal way to control heating and cooling in different parts of your home. Read More »

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