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

What Makes Radiant Heating Systems Right for Me?

December 26th, 2016

This winter is expected to be one of the coldest on record here in Westlake, OH, and if you’re looking for a new heating system, now is the time to act. But in your deliberations, don’t overlook an alternative model to the boilers and forced-air furnaces that most people have in their homes. Radiant heating systems, in particular, offer a number of benefits that could improve certain homes a great deal. These systems warm the room through coils or tubes beneath the floorboards, channeling heat directly through the floors and into feet and furnishings. Continue Reading

Smells That Indicate a Problem with Your Heater

December 19th, 2016

Our heaters are going full blast as we officially enter the winter season this week, and with the weather expected to get chillingly cold here in Avon, OH, you need your heater to function as expected every time. Prudent homeowners should be on the lookout for anything unusual with their heating systems, and that can include smells as well as sights and sounds. Odd odors aren’t unusual, but they often indicate a problem, and while the system may sometimes shut down automatically in the face of them (depending upon the make and model), it still needs addressing before you can use your heater effectively. Possible smells can include the following: Continue Reading

Do You Need a New Furnace?

December 12th, 2016

Now is not an ideal time to experience problems with your furnace. With the weather already cold in Rocky River, OH, things are bound to get colder soon, waiting on a serious problem could only make things worse. And if you don’t think your furnace can make it to spring, you need to move on it now, before the need for a reliable heating system becomes too great to risk a day to install a new system. Continue Reading

Get Rid of the Dry Air in Your Home

December 5th, 2016

The coming of winter here in Bay Village, OH, means that your home is apt to experience dry air for the next few months. As the temperature falls, the ambient moisture in the air coalesces into droplets. That’s why you get dew on the ground in the early morning hours in the spring and summer, and why dry air dominates our homes in the winter. It can be a significant problem, but luckily, there’s a way to address it. Continue Reading

Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

November 28th, 2016

As you may have guessed, tankless water heaters eschew the big cylindrical tanks most of us associate with water heaters. They serve as an alternative to the traditional models, and for the right household, they can offer a number of tangible benefits. If you’re looking to replace your water heater here in Westlake, OH, you might want to consider your options with an alternative, like a tankless system. Continue Reading

Why Are Lime Deposits a Problem for Your Water Heater?

November 21st, 2016

Lime deposits are a common problem here in Avon, OH, and no doubt you’ve had to deal with them before now. They’re actually calcium deposits caused by hard water (or water with a high mineral content), and if you’ve ever experienced that gross white build-up on your faucet or shower head, you’ve definitely made its acquaintance. Hard water in the home can be dealt with with a little elbow grease or a water softening system for your entire home. But lime deposits can show up in your water heater as well, and when they do, they can be very hard to get rid of. Continue Reading

Is a Heat Pump a Good Decision for You?

November 14th, 2016

Heat pumps form an alternative to traditional heating and air conditioning systems, using the principles of air conditioning to warm your home in the winter as well as cooling it in the summer. We don’t see as many heat pumps here in Bay Village, OH, as we do boilers or forced-air furnaces. But heat pumps have come a long way in the past few years, and depending on your circumstances, a new one might be a great fit for your home. Here’s a rundown on how they work: Continue Reading