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

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