Pollen, dander, dust and mold are unpleasant airborne particles that will leave allergy sufferers feeling tired, itchy and irritated. Fortunately, improving indoor air quality will help alleviate the allergy symptoms and increase your overall health. Improving indoor air quality is not a difficult task if you have the right information …Read More
When you’re in the process of upgrading your air conditioner, using the expertise of trusted local HVAC technicians will provide you with information you can count on. Air conditioners are complex pieces of machinery, and today’s systems give you more choices to increase your indoor comfort and lower your cooling bill.
The first step an HVAC …Read More
Carbon Monoxide Detector – Battery Operated
Since these detectors run on a simple battery, you can install them at any location in the house.
Installation is easy and typically requires only a nail and a hammer.
To save the battery, the detector does not display a lot of information.
It’s typically a plain Jane detector that only alerts …Read More
Although you can’t see them, a variety of contaminants can be contained in your indoor air. Indoor air quality is significantly affected by particles from living or non-living organisms. These include biological contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, dust mites, pet dander and mold, and other contaminants such as fibers, dust and various gases.
Good indoor air …Read More
The federal Energy Star and Energy Savers programs state that the average home using forced-air heating and cooling loses 20 percent of conditioned air through leaks before it reaches the air-supply registers, and 60 percent of heat energy is lost in uninsulated ducts passing through unconditioned spaces. With that in mind, consider that the …Read More
Ductwork insulation is an easily overlooked way to significantly improve overall home energy efficiency. While much of your home’s ductwork is likely located in inaccessible areas, you should take steps to properly insulate all exposed ducts and ductwork located in so-called “unconditioned” areas, spaces that are not typically used by the people who live …Read More
If you’re looking for ways to save money and energy in your Northeast Ohio household, a programmable thermostat is an investment worth considering. If used properly, a programmable thermostat can pay for itself within a year.
The key to saving with a programmable thermostat is using if effectively and consistently. Some homeowners complain that they …Read More
Water heaters can chew up significant energy dollars. In fact, behind heating and cooling your home, the water heater is likely the second biggest energy hog in your home. However, you can lower the amount you spend on heating water by employing three easy tips to lower the demand year-round:
Insulate your water heater. Jackets or …Read More
Living in Northeast Ohio during the winter presents a real possibility for frozen pipes. Here’s a look at why plumbing pipes freeze, when you need to worry about it, how to prevent the problem, and how to thaw out your pipes before they burst.
Why pipes freeze: Most homes in Cleveland are built with pipes …Read More
Do you have an older furnace? Has it gone from quiet to noisy recently? Here’s a look at a few different sounds your noisy furnace might be making as well as whether the cause might be something to be concerned about.
Popping or rattling sounds coming from the ductwork: The ducts that carry heated air …Read More