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3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About HVAC

Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is one of the most important components of your home.  Many homeowners tend to take for granted the comfort their HVAC system provides until the equipment is in need of repair or replacement, and this can be costly.

Homeowners should have some basic knowledge of their HVAC system in order to help cut down on repairs or possible replacement.

  • Change your filter regularly: Your furnace filter protects the blower fan from all the dust, hair, and other pollutants that the return duct pulls in, and helps with the quality of air inside your home.  If the filter is not changed regularly it will become blocked.  Therefore, your system will have to work harder to heat or cool your home, add wear and tear on your HVAC equipment, and eventually will lead to repairs or replacement.  There are many factors as to how often you should change your filter.  Some filters can be changed once a year while others should be replaced monthly.  The filter quality, frequent use of the heating and cooling system, indoor pets, how often you clean your home, and if anyone suffers from respiratory ailments are just a few things to consider.
  • Annual maintenance:  Verne & Ellsworth Hann, along with manufacturers, recommend you have your heating and cooling system checked annually.  Our technicians will perform a number of services to make sure your equipment is running efficiently and safely.  They will also change your filter and identify and problems with your furnace, boiler or air conditioning system.  From startup to shut down, our technicians make sure everything is in working order.
  • Maximize your HVAC efficiency:  It’s important to ensure you’re getting the most out of your system and to be aware of any problems.  If there are any strange noises or smells, or if your utility bill is unusually high, you should call an expert such as Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  Calling the professionals immediately can potentially save you money down the road.  Make sure you’re not losing airflow through your ducts.  If you are, a little foil tape or duct mastic tape can easily remedy the problem.  Proper insulation can help improve your heating and cooling system’s efficiency and lower your utility bills.  Consider the placement of your thermostat.  Make sure it’s not in direct sunlight or near a stove or other heating source.  If it is, Verne & Ellsworth Hann can relocate your thermostat for you.

These are just a few tips that every homeowner should know but it’s important to stress that your HVAC system should be left to the professionals, such as Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  We are here to give our customers the best advice and service for their heating and cooling systems.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann, located in Cleveland Heights, has been servicing Northeast Ohio for over 64 years.  If you are in need of maintenance, repairs or replacement of your heating and/or cooling system, contact Verne & Ellsworth Hann today.

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  • Thanks for being so responsive in handling my air conditioning problem.  Your installers were very neat, clean and informative.  Overall a good experience.  Glad you could do the job so fast.

    - Cheryl O.( Willoughby Hills, Air Conditioning Installation, August 2019 )
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    - Steve D.( Mayfield Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, July 2019 )
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    - Connee C.( Shaker Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, July 2019 )
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    - Mary S.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, June 2019 )