Fix Air Leaks in Your Home Before Winter Arrives

Fix Air Leaks in Your Home Before Winter ArrivesOne of the most effective ways to reduce your energy costs is to seal air leaks in your home. Northeast Ohio can get awfully cold, especially near the lake, and drafts in your house can be expensive and a threat to your family’s comfort. Windows, doors and HVAC ducts are all likely places for air leaks, as are utility penetrations and spots where building materials join or connect. Leaks can occur in the attic, under the home or inside the walls. Read More »

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Winterizing Tips for Your Cleveland Area Home

Winterizing Tips for Your Cleveland Area HomeFrom pulling your sweaters out of winter storage to adjusting your thermostat, you’re ready for the upcoming cold weather. However, is your house prepared? The following winterizing tips will help improve your home’s performance, making your dwelling feel more comfortable and save energy. Read More »

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Have You Heard of Volatile Organic Compounds?

Have You Heard of Volatile Organic Compounds?You may have heard of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, but are not sure exactly what they are and how they can affect you. Almost every residential and commercial building in today’s world has some VOCs in the air. Read More »

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Allergy Causing Dust Mites Harm Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

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We are all familiar with that sound, and the tickly nose and sometimes watery eyes that precede it. Often this happens while we are cleaning our homes, and the dust is stirred up by a rag or broom. While the dust alone can cause us to experience these symptoms, you probably also disturbed the dust mites sharing your home. Yes, tiny arachnids, cousins to spiders and chiggers, live among the dust in many homes. Unlike their cousins, however, they do not bite, but simply cause allergies to act up, which, of course, is bad enough. Read More »

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Summer is Over — Almost Time for Your Heat Pump to Switch to Heating

Summer is Over -- Almost Time for Your Heat Pump to Switch to HeatingWith the winter months approaching, now is a good time to ensure that your heat pump is in good working order. It’s important to inspect the heat pump and schedule seasonal maintenance prior to the long Northeast Ohio heating season. The last thing you need is a malfunctioning heat pump on a cold winter’s day. Not all of the maintenance tasks have to be performed by a skilled professional, however, and you can save money by performing the easy tasks yourself.   Read More »

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Has Your Furnace Had a Fall Maintenance Check?

Has Your Furnace Had a Fall Maintenance Check?Seasonal preventive maintenance will extend the life of your furnace and keep it running at maximum efficiency. Harsh winter weather will be upon us before you know it, so now is the time to perform a fall maintenance check on your furnace. For safety reasons, weekend do-it-yourself warriors may want to stick to changing the filters only and instead hire an HVAC professional for the inspection and tune up. Read More »

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Did You Know That Duct Cleaning Helps More Than Your HVAC System?

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about {INSERT TOPIC} and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.  For those Do it Yourselfers who would rather take control of your own indoor comfort, you can shop our online store for replacement parts, products and accessories!     Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Name of Artist/Shutterstock”One important benefit of duct cleaning is that it improves the efficiency and performance of your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system. But this is not the only benefit to be gained from a thorough cleaning of dirty ducts in the home. Read More »

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Detect Carbon Monoxide in Your Home With These Alarms

Detect Carbon Monoxide in Your Home With These AlarmsCarbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas, partly because it is so toxic and partly because it cannot be detected by human sight or smell. Since carbon monoxide (CO) can be given off by practically anything that burns fuel to create heat, it’s a real threat in homes with gas furnaces, water heaters and stoves. Fortunately, you can detect carbon monoxide with readily available and easy-to-install CO detectors. Read More »

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Could You Afford the Cost of a Furnace Installation If You Had to Replace Today?

Could You Afford the Cost of a Furnace Installation If You Had to Replace Today?A quality furnace is necessary to maintain a comfortable home and manageable heating bills through the heating months. If the performance of your furnace was dismal last winter, brush up on the latest furnace systems, features and installation procedures so that you’re prepared for the cost of furnace installation, rather than being pressed to make quick and potentially costly decisions. Read More »

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Find Indoor Water Leaks Before It’s Too Late

Find Indoor Water Leaks Before It's Too LateWater leaks can be a major problem in any household. In fact, a typical home can lose anywhere from 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water per year just from leaks. It’s important to find indoor water leaks before they cause damage to your home. Here’s how to check your home for leaks and save water. Read More »

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