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Your Furnace Just Died—Now What?

It’s the middle of another cold Ohio winter, and your furnace just died. What do you do? The problem may be something serious, or it may be a quick fix. Before you go spending the time and money calling an HVAC technician, you should check it out yourself to see if you can find the

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How to Paint a Radiator

Many greater Cleveland homes have water or steam radiators as part of their heating systems and keeping them clean allows heat to transfer efficiently. It’s important to take care of any rust spots (or peeling paint that can leave the radiator open to rusting) as you don’t want to have to replace a radiator. As with

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Diagnosing Ductwork Problems: The Causes of “High Blood Pressure”

No matter how energy efficient the furnace or A/C in your northern Ohio home, if there’s a problem with the ductwork, your system will never reach optimal heating and cooling efficiency. If you’re having trouble with high energy bills and temperature imbalances, a quick check through some common issues can help you with diagnosing ductwork problems before you

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The Real Life Expectancy of a Central Heating System

    Your heating system has been around for a few years — it’s time to replace it! Before you jump to this conclusion (or let a less-than-scrupulous contractor convince you of it), make sure you do a little research regarding the actual lifespan of a central heating system. With the right maintenance, your Cleveland central heating

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Size Your Heat Pump Appropriately to Help Control Humidity

Heat pumps are an efficient means of climate control that have the ability to heat, cool and dehumidify your home. Sizing a heat pump correctly is the most effective way of conditioning a home. Cooling When cooling your home, a heat pump operates the same as regular air conditioners. And as with a central A/C system, sizing

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Why Does the Air Coming Out of My Furnace Start Out Cold?

We had a call today from a client who wanted to know how to turn up the temperature on her furnace. She didn’t want to adjust her thermostat. She wanted to adjust the temperature of the air coming out of her furnace. How do you do that? She was surprised to learn that the air leaving her

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What’s the Proper Humidity Level for Your Cleveland Home in Winter?

The winter has arrived, and that means air will turn extra dry. While rubbing lotion on your skin and reducing your time in the shower will help, being mindful of your Cleveland home’s humidity level will make an even bigger difference. Research has shown that an indoor humidity level of 40-60% is ideal for maximum comfort and health.

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Avoid These 5 HVAC Pitfalls

There are things that are just bad ideas when it comes to your heating and cooling equipment. Some are unsafe, and others may shorten the life of your equipment or cause repairs to be needed. The good news is that these pitfalls can all be avoided in your home. Dryer venting. There are a couple of ways

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Modulating Furnaces vs Zoned Systems: What’s Ideal For Your Home?

If you pay attention to the typical home furnace system, you might notice that it’s an energy hog. And it’s more indiscriminate than efficient, really: it just pours out heat through all the home’s vents until the entire house is more or less the right temperature. If it pours out too much heat, it stops; if

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Discerning Abnormal Furnace Noises

This blog was prepared by a guest blogger, David Gaudio. David’s blogs are very informative so we wanted to give our readers a chance to benefit from his expertise. People tend to treat furnace noises like we would in a car. “The noise will go away in a couple of days, no need to call a

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