October 22, 2014

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Designing A Ductwork Plan For Maximum Comfort

You probably don’t see the ductwork in your home HVAC system very often, but you rely on it in every season to keep your home cool or warm, as the weather demands. This air distribution requires an efficient design to keep conditioned air flowing at the highest level of efficiency. Here are some points to keep Read More…

Replacing Your Water Heater: 5 Tips For Comparison Shopping

The failure of a water heater can be a frustrating experience, but you can turn the aggravation into an upgrade by doing some comparison shopping when replacing your water heater. Here are five tips you can apply to selecting your new water heater: Get the right size: You’ll need a water heater that produces enough Read More…

Indoor Air Quality: Targeting Unseen Health Hazards

Indoor air pollutants can include dust, pollen, mold spores and microorganisms such as bacteria, germs and viruses that can cause disease. The majority of these health hazards cannot be seen, but there are techniques and systems that can help eliminate them and improve your indoor air quality. Use air-purification or cleaning systems: Air cleaners and purifiers Read More…

Properly Insulating Your Cleveland Area Home Can Stop Heat Loss

By thoroughly and properly insulating key areas in your home, you can significantly reduce the heat loss that causes waste of energy and unnecessarily high utility bills. You’ll also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and increase overall home comfort. Here are some suggestions you can use when adding insulation to your home. Where To Read More…

Preventive Maintenance At Summer’s End: Air Filter Should Top the List

Temperatures are still warm in northeast Ohio, but summer will soon be coming to an end. As the season draws to a close, it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance on your air conditioner. Regular maintenance is probably the most effective way to keep your HVAC system working at its best and for as Read More…

Water Heater Maintenance — What You And Your Expert Can Do To Keep Your System In Good Shape

Regular water heater maintenance can keep your water heater running smoothly for 20 years or more. It doesn’t take a major investment of time, either. Your main job is to monitor for problems and know when to call in a plumbing professional for repairs or inspections. Periodically check your water heater for signs of leakage Read More…

Air Filter Efficiency: How To Select A Top-Performing Device

The type of air filter used in your central cooling and heating equipment can make or break your indoor air quality. Many homeowners are aware of the MERV scale, which helps rate air filter efficiency in terms of the size of particles one will remove from the air. Even though this scale is important, it’s not the Read More…

UV Lights Offer Best Germicidal Control

Most air purification systems remove particulate matter from your home’s air, but many portable systems do not actually kill living contaminants. Ultraviolet  (UV) lights are necessary if you want the best germicidal control. UV lights actually kill mold spores, germs and other biological contaminants, making your home’s air much healthier to breathe. This type of system is Read More…

Programmable Thermostat Operating Tips That Drive Up Energy Savings

A programmable thermostat is a great energy- and money-saving tool that you can use to create heating and cooling schedules based on home occupancy patterns. To maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat, keep in mind a few operating tips. These tips are universal to all programmable thermostats, and can be applied no matter what Read More…

Prepare For Severe Weather: 6 Must-Have Tips To Endure The Next Round Of Summer Storms

The recent onslaught of storms that swept through the Midwest left many without power for days. Although it’s uncomfortable and even dangerous to face hours or days without electricity, especially during a record-breaking heat wave, you can use these six tips to prepare for severe weather to ride out an electrical loss: Have extra batteries Read More…