Category: Tips & Tricks

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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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

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April 15, 2019

While a traditional water heater maintains a tank full of hot water, tankless, or on-demand, water heaters only heat water when its needed. When you turn on the hot water tap, shower, washing machine, dishwasher, etc., cold water is drawn into the unit and heated. Usually, tankless water heaters can provide 4-7 gallons of hot […]

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Do you Need a Whole Home Humidifier?

comfortable family

April 1, 2019

Have you been waking up with a sore throat, chapped lips or dry skin? Have you noticed cracking in your wood floors or furniture, or trouble opening and closing doors? Have you experienced static electricity that causes blankets and clothes to stick together or painful electric shocks? If you answered “yes” to any of those […]

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Do you have a Rental Property? Landlord HVAC Tips

house for rent

March 18, 2019

If you’re a landlord renting out your property, there are a few things you can do to maintain your tenant’s comfort while protecting the HVAC equipment, avoiding safety issues and expensive repairs down the road. Inspect the equipment before buying First things first, when investing in a new rental property, be sure the HVAC systems […]

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Frozen Pipes 101

burst water pipe

March 5, 2019

Unfortunately, frozen pipes are all too common here in Northeast Ohio. When water freezes, it expands, putting tremendous force on pipes. Frozen pipes can be inconvenient and dangerous for a multitude of reasons, one being a lack of running water. This prevents you from accomplishing every day tasks such as doing dishes and taking a […]

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Choosing the Water Heater that’s Right for you

water heater

February 18, 2019

Whether you’ve just taken an unexpectedly cold shower, discovered a flood in your home or simply want to decrease your energy usage to reduce costly bills, if you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may be surprised to find out there’s a lot to consider. Type There are a variety of different […]

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Is your Furnace Short Cycling? Here’s Why

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January 29, 2019

Do you hear your furnace turning on and off a lot? This is called short cycling and it’s one of the most common HVAC problems that homeowners face. What is short cycling? Short cycling is when your furnace repeatedly turns on for a short period of time and then turns off, essentially starting and stopping […]

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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

candles

January 15, 2019

This time of year especially, many of our customers enjoy burning candles in their home. Candles can help you to relax, brighten up your home and contribute to a warm, inviting ambiance. Unfortunately, those benefits come at a cost. Scented candles can negatively impact indoor air quality, leading to health problems and HVAC issues. Candles […]

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