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A Mighty Wind

 

High winds are good, if you have a wind farm.

In Cleveland on January 11, 2017 we had sustained high winds and gusts recorded at 48 MPH. There was a significant amount of detritus in the community with some areas experiencing power outages.

High winds are not good for a lot of other situations. Wind damage is one of the top five insurance claims for homes in the United States accounting for 25% of all claims in the Northeastern part of the country.

Wind can also wreak havoc on your heating system. Extreme swings in barometric pressure can affect venting of your heating system as it exhausts flue gases up your chimney. This could cause some vent dampers to experience a permanent or temporary failure.

High winds can also blow leaves  into an intake pipe of a high efficiency furnace. The restriction will hamper airflow which is picked up by sensors in your furnace ultimately causing a shut-down.

Intermittent loss of power can cause a brown-out situation which could potentially damage circuit boards.

High winds are a prime culprit of causing failed pilot-based through-the-wall heaters. These heaters are commonly found as supplemental heating systems in family rooms or garages.

If your home has experienced a Mighty Wind and you are experiencing any of the above heating outages, call Verne & Ellsworth Hann. Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Our company has dealt with them all by helping people out in a time of need.

What People Are Saying

  • 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!

    - George O.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
  • Thank you thank you!  For your amazing response and difficult repair – I really appreciate it!

    - Marianne P.( Aurora, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
  • 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.

    - Brian B.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
  • 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.

     

    - Allen P.( Shaker 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!

    - John R.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )