The Importance Of A Yearly Check-Up
Having your heating and air conditioning equipment cleaned and checked on an annual basis is more than just preventative maintenance. In the fall and winter months you’re getting a skilled set of eyes to look at your boiler or furnace. There could be signs of equipment fatigue or even the telltale signs of impending failure. It’s better to be forewarned and be proactive with a bad boiler or furnace part rather than dealing with it during a cold winter’s night. Our technicians also perform a carbon monoxide test during every clean and check. This test is not only a good indicator of a poorly performing heating cycle but our technicians also check for any carbon monoxide leaking into the vents and living space. Even though a technician’s findings may show acceptable limits of carbon monoxide in the flue and chimney, it is always prudent to have multiple carbon monoxide detectors in your home, especially in the sleeping areas.
Our technicians not only have expert visual and diagnostic skills, but they have an acute sense of hearing when it comes to the sounds of motors and draft inducers. Often, “something doesn’t sound right” can lead to a timely repair that would otherwise leave you scrambling for service on a weekend when replacement parts are more difficult to obtain.
In the summertime, air conditioning maintenance can be another wise preventative investment. Is the system leaking refrigerant into the atmosphere? Have animals be eating at the control wires out to the condenser? Are the coils free of debris that may hinder the cooling cycle? Are the condensate drains running smoothly? All of these and a lot more can lead to a cool and comfortable summer rather than suffering through sweltering down time.
Even newly installed equipment can benefit from an annual clean and check on both the heating and cooling equipment in your home. While new equipment comes backed by a warranty, increasingly manufacturers are requiring homeowners to provide a track record of maintenance. If, in the eyes of the manufacturer, you have been neglectful on the upkeep of your heating or cooling equipment, they may be reluctant to back their own warranty.
- George O.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
Your company did an excellent job! We really appreciated how quickly your crew worked in order to get our heat back on as soon as possible. Everyone seemed very knowledgeable, professional and excellent in their work!
- Marianne P.( Aurora, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
Thank you thank you! For your amazing response and difficult repair – I really appreciate it!
- Brian B.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
Bill carefully examined the old boiler and piping, checked all the radiators and came up with a replacement proposal. He explained two issues with the old boiler that other contractors did not notice or did not care to explain. The first was what’s causing the rust in the boiler and how he was going to minimize the issue in the new system. The second was how he would re-pipe the kitchen loop so the kitchen wouldn’t be so cold. Bill addressed each and every question I had. Although we received four bids that were comparable, we chose Bill Hann’s company because he was knowledgeable, thoughtful and detailed. The work was completed in two days by a great installer team. They were on time, professional and courteous. The new boiler and piping work nicely without any issues and we now have a comfortable kitchen to dine in. I’d highly recommend them.
- Allen P.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
I strongly recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann without reservation. Choosing the right boiler was important and proper installation was critical. I was impressed with all aspects of the Verne & Ellsworth Hann organization. Most importantly, Bill Hann earned my trust. The installation team was excellent. They were experienced. They arrived precisely on time every day. They explained every step of the process. They worked as a team. They treated my home with extreme care, as if it was their own. The installation is a thing of beauty. Every time I go into my basement I smile. I now have a reliable, efficient system. I don’t usually take the time to write recommendations, but in this case I am doing so because it is so well deserved.
- John R.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
Boiler has performed like a champ! Install is neat and clean. Instructions for next 3 months have been followed. New stat works well!