The only Hann family owned heating, cooling & plumbing business in Cleveland!

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Having your furnace break during the winter is a nightmare. The first thing you will need to do is call a local HVAC company to repair your heating system. Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a rescpected heating company located in Cleveland Heights. We having been servicing Northeast Ohio for decades.

There are some common signs that a furnace is having problems. Clogged or dirty air filters can cause reduced airflow. This will eventually lead to damage to the limit switch, which controls the fan. Water vapor, carbon monoxide and sulfur that are emitted from the furnace will buildup rust and corrode the metal parts of the heating system over time. The heat exchanger is expanding and contracting while the furnace is heating and cooling the air in your home but that could crack over time. A faulty electrical ignition or pilot light could the furnace to fail due to drafts, clogs or a malfunction. The furnace may not be producing enough heat. If the furnace is continuously running or shutting off intermittently could mean the furnace is having problems. An unusually noisy furnace could indicate that there is a mechanical problem, clogged burner or airflow issue. Most furnaces will last around 10 to 20 years. If your furnace is having continuous problems, then it is time to get a replacement heating system.

If your furnace is having problems or is on its way to a breakdown, do not hesitate to contact us. Our Cleveland heating technicians are skilled in the safe handling of gas and electric run furnaces.

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We just installed two brand-new, Bryant furnaces in Beachwood. Having a reliable, energy efficient furnace is crucial during the winter season in Northeast Ohio. Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a reputable Cleveland heating company and we can help you with finding the right furnace to fit your home. Countless households in the Greater Cleveland area depend on a central heating system.

Central heating systems produce warm air in one central area and distribute it throughout your home. A number of central heating systems are forced air systems. A forced air system sends air through ductwork for distribution. Furnaces are powered by many different sources such as electricity, solar or geothermal, but most often they are powered bu natural gas. Radiant systems, on the other hand, create heat from sources like boilers and deliver it through radiators throughout the home.

Having the most energy efficient system ever built won’t matter much if it’s not maintained. Lack of maintenance is the number one killer of HVAC systems. Before each heating season, we recommend getting your system checked. Our dedicated team of heating experts have fixed furnace problems large and small throughout the Greater Cleveland area for decades.

We are dedicated to our customers’ comfort and complete satisfaction. Before you find yourself out in the cold, contact us today.

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We performed an Air Conditioner Installation in South Euclid recently. One of our cooling experts, Bryan, has extensive experience working with many different types and brands of air conditioning systems. Verne & Ellsworth Hann has offered excellent air conditioning installation services throughout Northeast Ohio for over 65 years. During the summer months, the temperatures in the Cleveland area can easily exceed 90 degrees. This makes an air conditioning system essential for any home.

An air conditioner that is well maintained can last up to 15 years. If your cooling system is making strange noises, not cooling as much, using more energy or needs frequent and costly repairs, then it might be time to upgrade to a newer model. There is a wide range of high quality, energy efficient air conditioners. It can be frustrating and time consuming finding the right cooling system for your home. Plus choosing the wrong air conditioner can lead to high utility bills and frequent maintenance. Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a reputable heating and cooling company, we can assist you in finding the type of air conditioner that best fits your family’s needs and budget.

Our goal at Verne & Ellsworth Hann is for our customers to be completely satisfied with their installations. Our technicians will always be professional, courteous, happy to help and will strive to get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you are looking to get your AC system replaced, give us a call and our cooling experts would be happy to help you find the best cooling system for your home.


We installed a brand new boiler in Cleveland Heights this week. Verne & Ellsworth Hann are a premiere boiler installation company in Northeast Ohio. We have installed countless boilers and radiators in Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights and many more homes in the greater Cleveland area. HVAC equipment receives frequent use during the long Northeast Ohio winters. If your boiler is more 15 years old and require frequent repairs or is not as efficient as it should be, you should consider replacing your heating system.

The heating experts at Verne & Ellsworth Hann would be more than happy to assist you in finding the correct boiler for your home. We selecting a boiler you will want to consider energy efficiency, the proper size and what is a reasonable price. The capacity of a boiler is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) which is the energy required to heat one pound of water one degree. Our heating experts will be able to measure the number of BTUs your home will need based on the state of your home insulation and the climate of the greater Cleveland area.

Take the first step in improving your home’s heating by contacting us today.

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This home in Lyndhurst just had a brand new furnace and air conditioner installed by us. The replacement systems are Bryant brand equipment and are a great upgrade from the old heating and cooling systems. The certified heating and cooling experts at Verne & Ellsworth Hann have offered excellent furnace installation services throughout Northeast Ohio for over a century and air conditioner installation services for over 65 years.

Installing energy efficient systems will save you money on your monthly utility bills, which will lead to saving a lot of money in the long run. HVAC systems that are properly maintained can last around 15-20 years. Like all frequently used HVAC equipment, sooner or later it will be time to replace your old system. If your furnace or air conditioner become less energy efficient or need more frequent repair, it may be time for you to replace it. There are a myriad of high quality, energy efficient furnaces and air conditioners on the market today and selecting the right unit for your home can be a confusing and time consuming experience. Give us a call and we can assist you in finding the right equipment for your home.

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We recently installed a Fujitsu, ductless mini-split system in a Shaker Heights home. A mini-split is a good alternate heating and cooling system to a furnace and air conditioner. If you are looking for a cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool any space, a mini-split is something Verne & Ellsworth Hann would recommend.

This Fujitsu ductless system will lose less cooling and will save energy which in turn will save you money. The system also has Fujitsu’s whisper technology which allow a peaceful environment in your home. The system can be controlled via remote access. Each room’s temperature can be customized which will prevent wasted energy for unoccupied rooms.

Mini-split systems have two main components, an outdoor condenser and an indoor air-handler. Mini-split heat pumps are great for heating the entire home as well as heating specific rooms, especially if the space does not have any ductwork. Mini-splits are more energy efficient than window-mounted air conditioners and do not require complex and expensive ductwork.

If you are looking to replace your heating and cooling system, give us a call and we would be happy to schedule a consultation. Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a 5 generation company located in Cleveland Heights. We are the only Hann family owned HVAC and plumbing company in Cleveland.

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Many customers who call for service are unsure of the type of heating system in their home.  Several homeowners think all heating systems are furnaces, but that is not the case.  So, what is the difference between a furnace and a boiler?  Which heating system do you have in your home?

A furnace heats air that is distributed throughout the house via a blower motor and the home’s duct system.  A boiler uses hot water to heat your home.  Hot water boilers distribute heat through small hot water pipes using a pump to heat baseboards, cast iron radiators, or radiant flooring systems.  A steam boiler distributes steam through a network of pipes to heat the radiators in the home.

A simple rule of thumb is that a furnace blows warm air while a boiler heats using water and is distributed with radiators or baseboards.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been servicing and installing furnaces and boilers for over 64 years.  Our company specializes in steam and hot water boilers which heat many of the historic homes in Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights and the surrounding area.

If you heating system is in need of repairs, maintenance or replacement, call Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  Owned and operated by brothers Bill and Chris Hann, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a 5 generation company located in Cleveland Heights.  We are the only Hann family owned HVAC and plumbing company in Cleveland.

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As the weather cools down in Northeast Ohio, are you hearing strange sounds in your home?  Halloween is fast approaching, but before you try to communicate with the other side, consider that the noises you’re hearing could be due to a problem with your heating or plumbing system.  Hissing sounds could mean there is air leaking from the ducts.  Clanking or banging sounds from your radiators may be the result of air trapped in the system.  High water pressure in your pipes or a faulty toilet fill valve could create a groaning or whining sound.

If you’re hearing strange noises, consider calling the experts at Verne & Ellsworth Hann heating, cooling, plumbing and boilers.  Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians and plumbers can evaluate your situation and find the source of any unusual noises.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been quieting homes and making Northeast Ohio homeowners comfortable for over 64 years.  Located in Cleveland Heights and owned and operated by brothers Bill and Chris Hann, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is the ONLY Hann family owned HVAC company in Cleveland.   –  216-932-9755

With the recent microburst that hit Cleveland Heights, many homeowners found themselves without electricity for several days.  Basements flooded due to the fact that the homes sump pump was unable to operate and keep the basement dry during heavy downpours last Friday.  Homeowners found themselves throwing out all the food in their refrigerators and freezers, losing a substantial amount of money.  Residents of Cleveland Heights were uncomfortable in their homes without the use of their central air conditioning.  Not having electricity can leave you feeling helpless during an emergency, should there be one.  Are you prepared when bad weather hits Northeast Ohio?

A permanent generator is an essential component to any household.  When the power goes out, the generator will automatically turn on even if you’re not home.  The generator will power everything in the home, including heating, cooling, lights, appliances and essential electronics.

You know Verne & Ellsworth Hann for heating, cooling and plumbing…but did you know we install generators?  Installing a generator is no DIY project.  They can be dangerous and complicated pieces of equipment that require advanced skills.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann has the knowledge and skill to properly install a generator for your home.

Don’t be left in the dark!  Call Verne & Ellsworth Hann and inquire about a generator today!  Owned and operated by Bill and Chris Hann, Verne & Ellsworth Hann has 5 generations of Hann family experience in heating, cooling and plumbing.  Specializing in steam and hot water boilers, Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been servicing homeowners in Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights and Richmond Heights, to name a few areas, for over 64 years.

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Today, August 15th, is National Relaxation Day.  Fourth-grader, Sean Moeller, founded this day in 1985.  Today is a day to slow down and unwind from our fast-paced, hectic lifestyles.  It’s important to focus on taking care of ourselves and finding a way to relax in order to reduce stress and improve our overall health.

Taking a walk, spending time with friends or just curling up with a good book are some great ways to relax.  Anytime you plan on relaxing in your home this time of year, having whole home air conditioning is a must!

Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been servicing the cooling needs of Northeast Ohio homeowners for over 64 years.  Our technicians are experts in repair, maintenance and installation of central cooling.  Our team here at Verne & Ellsworth Hann can engineer cooling specifically for your needs and your homes unique situations.

Summers in Cleveland are hot, hazy and humid.  Enjoy relaxing in your home with central air conditioning.  Call Verne & Ellsworth Hann today at (216) 932-9755.

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What People Are Saying

  • Brian was an excellent worker. He was clear about the problem, worked efficiently and neatly.

    - Richard & Rita G.( Cleveland Heights, Plumbing Repair, February 2020 )
  • The installers were really easy to have in the house.  Super guys.

    - Debby D.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2019 )
  • Efficient – no nonsense!

    - Gail B.( Chagrin Falls, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, August 2019 )
  • To all of you, thank you for your professionalism and work ethic.  It was a pleasure to have you in my home to install units.

    - Diane H.( Mayfield Heights, Mini-Split Installation, December 2019 )
  • Great leader in Todd and great team.  Everything was very well done.  Very impressed with Todd’s 40 years of work at Verne & Ellsworth Hann.

    - Richard K.( South Euclid, Boiler Installation, November 2019 )