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Today, December 12th, is National Poinsettia Day.  Here are 8 interesting facts about poinsettias:

  • There are more than 100 varieties of poinsettias.
  • The colored part of the poinsettia is not a flower but is actually a colored leaf.
  • Although poinsettias are not poisonous, it’s best to keep them away from pets.  Especially puppies and kittens.  The sap can make them sick.
  • Some people with latex allergies have had a skin reaction after touching the leaves of a poinsettia.
  • Poinsettias are perennial shrubs that were once considered weeds.
  • ‘Prestige Red’ is the most popular color.
  • Poinsettias are not frost-tolerant.  They are grown in coastal climates and can reach 10 feet tall.
  • Poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States and Canada.

Every year we are delighted, here at Verne & Ellsworth Hann, to receive a beautiful poinsettia from one of the companies we advertise with.  This annual gift puts us all in the holiday spirit!

Verne & Ellsworth Hann

Heating / Cooling / Plumbing / Boilers

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Tis the season!  The holidays are here and it’s time to start planning, shopping and decorating.  If they haven’t already, homeowners will soon adorn their homes with Christmas trees.  If you’ll be getting a real tree for your home, it’s important to place your tree in a safe location.

Placing your Christmas tree near a heat source can make it dry out faster causing it to die quicker; but there are some real risks in the placement of your tree.  Never place your tree near a radiator, heat vent, baseboard heating, fireplace or space heater.  Always make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from any type of heat source.  It is best to keep it in a cool place, preferably near a window.  It is also important to add water to the tree stand daily.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Make sure to keep you and your family safe this holiday season by taking simple steps in the placement of your Christmas tree.

Be sure to schedule your heating tune-up/safety inspection with Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  Let our expert technicians make sure your furnace or boiler is running safely and efficiently.  Enjoy the holidays and let Verne & Ellsworth Hann take care of all your heating needs!

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Love it or hate it…winter is here in Northeast Ohio and that means snow!  Here are 5 fun facts about snow!

  • It’s a myth that no two snowflakes are alike.  In, 1988, a scientist found two identical snowflakes in Wisconsin.
  • The most snow fall in the United States in 24 hours was 75.8 inches.  In 1921, over 6 feet of snow fell in 24 hours in Colorado.
  • The largest snowball fight took place in Seattle.  In 2013, 5834 people came together to create the largest snowball fight in the world.
  • Igloos can be more than 100 degrees warmer inside than outside.  They are warmed entirely by body heat and are great insulators.
  • Every winter in the United States, at least 1 septillion snowflakes fall from the sky.  That’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 snowflakes!

Here at Verne & Ellsworth Hann, we say…let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  We can keep you toasty warm on the snowiest of winter days here in Cleveland.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann is here for all your heating needs.  Call today for furnace or boiler maintenance, repairs or replacement.

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The use of natural gas to heat your home and power appliances is common in Northeast Ohio.  Everything form stoves and furnaces to generators and boilers, depend on the regular flow of gas through pipes in and under your home.  When a gas pipe is improperly installed or leaking, it can be dangerous.  Gas leaks release chemicals into the air that can be extremely hazardous and can potentially lead to carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann is the best choice for all your gas piping installation, repair and testing needs.

Below are 4 signs you many have a gas leak:

  • A strong gas smell in the home or outside near gas lines.
  • A hissing sound coming from pipes.
  • Movement or water bubbling in the ground above gas lines.
  • Plant materials over gas lines turning brown.

If you suspect you may have a leak, leave your home immediately.  After an emergency inspection is performed by your local utility company, you will need to contact a professional right away to solve the problem.  You will need the services of Verne & Ellsworth Hann, a company that adheres to the highest safety standards and has over 63 years of experience in Cleveland Heights and Northeast Ohio.  When it comes to gas piping, don’t take any risks with your family’s safety; turn to the professionals at Verne & Ellsworth Hann.

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Can you make out what this is a picture of?  Can you make out what’s going on in this photo?  A customer of Verne & Ellsworth Hann spoke with co-owner, Bill Hann, regarding a possible leak from her steam boiler.  Bill was in the area and decided to stop by the customers home.  Imagine his surprise when he opened the door to the garage and noticed it was full of steam!  Look closely and you’ll see the large garage door open and the garage windows straight ahead.  I’d say Bill found the leak!  Bill couldn’t pass up the chance to take a picture!

Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been serving Cleveland Heights and the surrounding area for over 63 years.  Owners Bill and Chris Hann continue the company’s legacy of superior customer service in heating, cooling and plumbing.  Specializing in steam and hot water boilers, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a company you can trust with all your HVAC and plumbing needs.

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Today is Cyber Monday!  Most of us will be online getting a jump start on our holiday shopping.  Why fight the crowds and traffic when you can get some great deals from the comfort of your home?

While you’re shopping online, be sure to check out Verne & Ellsworth Hann’s  website!  You can visit our website at VEHbrothers.com.  There you will find all we have to offer when it comes to heating, cooling and plumbing.

When you visit VEHbrothers.com, you can read the rich history of Verne & Ellsworth Hann, rooted in Cleveland Heights.  You can take time to read the numerous testimonials from our satisfied customers and see why homeowners in Northeast Ohio depend on us for all their HVAC and plumbing needs.  You can get to know the winners of our free furnace giveaways and visit often for information on our 3rd annual starting this December.  And so much more!

If you are in need of maintenance, repairs or installations of heating, cooling or plumbing in your home, take a moment on this Cyber Monday to check out VEHbrothers.com!

Today, the day after Thanksgiving, is Black Friday.  It’s considered the start of holiday shopping where retailers slash prices and offer deals on popular items.  Stores open in the early morning hours, or even the night before, to extend early bird specials.  Thousands of shoppers wait in lines, that sometimes wrap around stores, just to get the best deals or those hard to find gifts.  Many shoppers even map out their day.  They plan which stores they will visit and in which order.  Some even coordinate with friends and family to make sure they don’t miss a deal!

The origin of Black Friday started from the amount of sales that retailers report which often bring their profits into the black.  Black is an accounting term used to describe a business making a profit as opposed to being in the red which means losses.

If you’re like me, just the thought of Black Friday shopping gives you anxiety.  The crowds, the waiting in lines, the traffic…no thanks!  There is Black Friday online shopping.  Now that I can do!

How does Black Friday tie into your heating system?  Need maintenance on your furnace?  Verne & Ellsworth Hann comes to you!  Need a repair on your boiler?  Verne & Ellsworth Hann comes to you!  Need an estimate to replace your heating system or a new installation?  Verne & Ellsworth Hann comes to you!  You don’t need to leave the comforts of your home when your heating system is in need of a technician.  No waiting in lines, fighting crowds, or being stuck in traffic.  You can stay home and get the best service possible.

No matter what your heating needs are, Verne & Ellsworth Hann, located in Cleveland Heights, is here for you.  Our technicians are experts in their field.  They are professional, friendly and knowledgeable.  With 5 generations of Hann family experience, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a company you can trust.

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Have you noticed an increase in your heating bills?  Does your heating system require frequent repairs?  Is your furnace or boiler over 20 years old?  It may be time to replace your heating system.

HVAC equipment is frequently used during Northeast Ohio’s long winters.  Time eventually takes its toll on your furnace or boiler and sooner or later it will be time to replace your unit.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann’s heating experts can help you select a new heating system and professionally install it.  Under the ownership of brothers Chris and Bill Hann, Verne & Ellsworth Hann continues to provide superior furnace and boiler installations throughout Northeast Ohio.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been Cleveland’s premiere heating company for over 63 years.  Contact us today to experience our exceptional installation service.

(216) 932-9755   –   VEHbrothers.com

Winter is upon us here in Northeast Ohio.  We have had our first snowfall and the temperatures are dropping.  Homeowners in Cleveland and the surrounding area have turned on their heating systems.  While many are enjoying the warm air it provides, others have found that their furnace is blowing cold air.  Here are 3 reasons why your furnace may be blowing cold air:

  • The thermostat may be on the wrong setting.  Make sure your thermostat is set to “auto” and that the fan is not set to “on.”
  • The pilot light may be out.  The pilot may be dirty, you may have a faulty gas valve, or you may need a new thermocouple.
  • Your filter may be dirty.  A dirty filter can obstruct air flow.  Make sure your furnace filter is changed regularly.

The best thing you can do if you find your furnace blowing cold air, is to call Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  Our expert technicians will diagnose the problem and make the proper repairs or recommend replacement.  It’s important for your safety, and the safety of your family, to let a trained HVAC technician take care of your heating system.

Located in Cleveland Heights for over 63 years, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is owned and operated by brothers Bill and Chris Hann.  With 5 generations of Hann family experience, you can trust Verne & Ellsworth Hann with all your heating needs.

(216) 932-9755   –   VEHbrothers.com

Many homeowners in Northeast Ohio woke up this past Saturday to see everything coated in ice.  Winter has arrived here in Cleveland and along with the snow and frigid temperatures comes the ice.

If you find yourself without heat on a freezing winter day, it’s important to call a trusted HVAC company, such as Verne & Ellsworth Hann, immediately.  There are risks of going without heat in your home.  Here are a few:

  • The pipes in your home can freeze causing them to burst.  This can be a very costly fix.
  • Space heaters are not the best way to heat your home.  They can pose a fire hazard, shock, and burns.  They can be a short-term solution but should never be left unattended.
  • Using your oven is never a good idea.  A gas oven can cause carbon monoxide poisoning which is deadly.  An electric oven was not designed for space heating.
  • Trying to repair your heating system yourself can be dangerous.  Your furnace or boiler should only be serviced by a trained HVAC technician.

If your furnace or boiler stops working, call Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  Homeowners in Cleveland Heights and the surrounding area have trusted Verne & Ellsworth Hann with their heating, cooling and plumbing needs for over 63 years.  With 5 generations of Hann family experience, you can count on Verne & Ellsworth Hann to maintain, repair or replace your heating system.

(216) 932-9755   –   VEHbrothers.com

What People Are Saying

  • Your installers did a great job.  They were timely, very professional, and with quality workmanship.

     

    - Robert S.( Morland Hills, Wall Heater Installation, December 2018 )
  • The installers, Bill and Matt, were very professional.  Everything was done in a timely fashion and just how Bill Hann said it would be.  The unit has been working perfectly.

    - Bernie H.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, November 2018 )
  • Incredible crew!  Thank you

    - Nicole C.( Shaker Heights, 2 Furnace & 2 Air Conditioner Installation, November 2018 )
  • Thanks so much for a high-quality install and great service!

    - Ryan H.( Shaker Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, November 2018 )
  • I was very pleased with the work and the level of communication leading up to it.

    - Jean T., Cleveland Heights, Fujitsu Installation, November 2018( )