Category: Tips & Tricks

It’s the Season for Sweaters, Pumpkin Spice, Leaves, and . . . Poor Air Quality?

fall candles

October 14, 2019

Autumn in Northeast Ohio can be downright delightful. For many longtime residents it’s their favorite time of year, with cooler temperatures, beautiful leaves, pumpkin spice everything, football and Halloween. Those fall delights may be hiding a less than delightful secret, however. Fall can put seasonally unique stressors on your HVAC system, resulting in poor indoor […]

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Budgeting for Commercial HVAC

commercial hvac

September 30, 2019

As a business, you likely have a large amount of expenses to budget for each year. Employee benefits, payroll, insurance, office supplies, rent . . . the list goes on. Do you have your HVAC expenses on that list? Setting a comprehensive HVAC budget — which accounts for monthly expenses, unexpected costs and new equipment […]

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Can Exterior Paint Color Affect your Home’s Indoor Temperature?

light colored house

September 27, 2019

The color your home is painted or the building material used can impact how much air (hot or cold) comes through the walls and thus, affects indoor temperature. Think about it: on a hot day, would you be cooler or warmer if you were wearing a light-colored shirt? Your home is the same! If your […]

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The Ideal Indoor Temperature for . . .

comfortable family

August 19, 2019

A typical day 68-78° F The goal of any homeowner is to maximize comfort and minimize costs. In order to stay comfortable and save energy (and as a result, money!), an ideal temperature is 78° F in the summer and 68° F in the winter. Dressing right, using ceiling fans and curtains to your advantage, […]

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Protecting your Outdoor AC Unit during Heavy Rain

heavy rain

August 5, 2019

It has been a rainy couple of months here in Northeast Ohio and taking a look at the weather forecast, it may not slow down any time soon. With all of the frequent storms, you may be wondering how much your outdoor AC unit can take. Generally, AC equipment is manufactured to withstand all sorts […]

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Benefits of a Ductless AC System

Ductless AC System

July 22, 2019

Are you constantly battling the temperature inside your home during the hot, humid summer months? Every house, regardless of when it was built, seems to have that one room that’s sweltering while another feels like an ice box. In this situation, maintaining a livable temperature throughout the house becomes a game of compromise. Ductless AC […]

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Energy Efficient Home Upgrades that can Save you Money

man insulating attic

June 24, 2019

When making home improvements, it’s hard to know what’s worth it. These upgrades are sure to pay off, saving you energy and money on utility bills. Purchase energy efficient appliances It’s no surprise that large appliances are major energy users. Consider upgrading any clothing washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven or dishwasher that is not […]

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Shockingly High Water Bill? These could be the Reasons

leaking faucet

June 3, 2019

When you’ve lived in a home for a long time, it’s fairly easy to predict how much your bills are going to be. However, what happens when a bill, such as your water bill, skyrockets for no apparent reason? Here are some of the common culprits: Increase in water usage Did you recently fill a […]

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Heat Pumps 101

heat pump

May 13, 2019

When you think of a heating and cooling system, you probably think of a furnace and an air conditioner. However, there’s an alternative – a heat pump. The name “heat pump” can be misleading . . . a heat pump is an HVAC mechanism that can both heat and cool. It’s an all-in-one system that […]

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Protecting yourself against Dust Mites

dust mites pillow cover

April 29, 2019

Are you or anyone in your family experiencing asthma, itchy skin, hives, congestion or cold symptoms? Especially right around this time of year, the answer is probably yes. One culprit could be dust mites – or microscopic pests that feed on dead skin cells. At least 10% of the human population and approximately 80% of […]

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