3 Qualities to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

April 24th, 2017

central-air-conditioningIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, now is the time to buy. Spring is here, but the weather is still comparatively cool, giving you weeks to plan for an installation before the first high temperatures of summer hits. That lets you determine the exact type of air conditioner you need, as well as scheduling the installation at a date that fits with your schedule, instead of having to rearrange everything in the wake of an unexpected breakdown.

Your technician can be invaluable during this process: helping you determine the right system for your home and the kinds of traits you’ll need for your new air conditioner. More specifically, there are 3 qualities to look for in a new system that you should consider carefully. Continue Reading

Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

April 10th, 2017

Water HeaterYour water heater is one of the most important components in your plumbing system, and with proper care can last for many years without a problem. Unfortunately, it can be easy to lose track of it amid our busy day-to-day lives. Water heaters tend to do their jobs quietly and without much complaint, and they’re often located in out-of-the-way spots in the home, such as the basement or the garage. When problems arise, they tend to sneak up on you unexpectedly, and by the time you notice a problem, the damage is often quite extensive. Continue Reading

Time to Check the Status of Your A/C

March 27th, 2017

Ohio summers, in their own way, are as brutal as Ohio winters, with high temperatures and higher humidity levels turning our homes into ovens for months at a time. Your air conditioner will be put to use on a daily basis, and if it’s not up for the challenge, you could be looking at a sudden breakdown just when you need the system working the most. Now is the time to check the status of your A/C. That way, if there are problems in need of repair—or if your system’s race has been run and you need a new system installed—you can do so before the temperatures get too high. Continue Reading

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Spring

March 13th, 2017

Spring will be here in a few weeks, and with it comes an opportunity to give your HVAC system a thorough looking over. This can involve anything from routine servicing to a complete replacement. But in addition to handling those components that take care of temperature, you should pay attention to indoor air quality. Things like high humidity, dust, and germs in the air can affect your household atmosphere just as much as the temperature does. The timely installation of an indoor air quality device can make a huge difference. The precise device depends on your home’s needs, but we’ve provided a list of some options for you and your family to explore. Continue Reading

How to Choose a New Furnace

February 27th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_28529517_2-meWe’re still in the throes of winter here in Ohio, but spring starts in less than a month, and while cool weather will likely continue, we’re on the tail end of the need for our heating systems. If your furnace is on its last legs, you can probably set up a replacement in the off-season to get a new one put in. There are a number of advantages to doing so. Since you won’t need your heater and can arrange for the replacement according to your schedule, instead of rushing the way you would if an old heater breaks down for the last time in the middle of winter. Continue Reading

Fight Dry Winter Air with a Humidifier

February 13th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meWinter means dry air in our part of the world, and most furnaces don’t help the matter much. While warm temperatures are vital during the coldest months of the year and you should never skimp when it comes to reliable heating, it’s not the only component involved in your home’ comfort levels. Low humidity levels can cause a huge number of problems in your home, and if you don’t take steps to remedy it, you may never be entirely comfortable no matter what temperature you set your heater to. Luckily, there’s a solution: whole-house humidifiers can take care of dry air for you and often provide a number of other advantages as well.  Continue Reading

UV Air Purifiers Mean a Healthier and Happier Home

January 30th, 2017

Couple in new homeWinter means cold and flu season here in Westlake, OH, and to a certain extent, there’s nothing we can do about that. The conditions always make illnesses spread, and while you can take basic steps to cut down on the impact, sooner or later, your family is going to get hit with a nasty bug or two. The good news is that you don’t have to leave it at stocking up on chicken soup and bundling family members up against the cold. A UV germicidal light installed in your HVAC system makes a formidable weapon in the war against winter colds. Continue Reading

Can a Heating System Be Too Powerful?

January 16th, 2017

It doesn’t sound quite right, does it? An overpowered heating system? How is that possible? We tend to think of bigger as better, and in some cases, that might be true. But it is actually possible for a heating system to be too powerful, and in many ways that’s just as bad as a heating system that isn’t powerful enough. Here in Avon, OH, with the winters long and cold, that can end up costing you a lot. Continue Reading

Help! There’s No Heat Coming from My Furnace!

January 9th, 2017

You don’t need to be an expert to recognize the problem when you turn your furnace on and cool air emerges from your vents. Indeed, the air may actually be warm, just not as warm as you expect, which means the system will have to work harder to do its job and your bills will go up accordingly. The benefit of a lack of heat coming from your system is that you can tell right away that a problem exists. But Rocky River, OH winters get extremely cold, and you can’t afford to sit on a malfunctioning heating system for long. While you should never attempt repairs yourself, it helps to understand what might be causing the lack of heat, to get a better sense of the complexities involved. Possible causes can include the following:

But Rocky River, OH winters get extremely cold, and you can’t afford to sit on a malfunctioning heating system for long. While you should never attempt repairs yourself, it helps to understand what might be causing the lack of heat in order to get a better sense of the complexities involved. Possible causes can include the following: Continue Reading

Save Money by Troubleshooting Problems with Your Heating System

January 2nd, 2017

Every heating repair company charges a flat rate to come out and look at your system, and we believe it’s fair to charge a reasonable rate for our time. But we’re also committed to giving our customers their money’s worth, and we hate coming out to handle an issue that the homeowner could handle swiftly and effectively on their own.

Generally speaking, you should always err on the side of caution when it comes to a breakdown with your heating system. Our winters are chilly here in Bay Village, OH, and the sooner you can treat a serious problem, the better. But first, you need to determine how serious the problem is. A little troubleshooting before you call can end up saving you a great deal. Here as some key steps you should always take. Continue Reading