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Changing your HVAC filter is vital to indoor air quality and helping your HVAC system run efficiently.

Filters play a crucial role by collecting dirt, mold, dander, pollen, and dust mite debris.  As these particles accumulate, they build up and make it nearly impossible for air to pass through.  This can cause your HVAC system to break down or overheat resulting in costly repairs or replacement.

When a filter becomes clogged, it will make your system work harder which will increase your energy bills.  A clean filter can save you up to 15% on your utility bill and purchasing a filter is fairly inexpensive.

Filters are also extremely important to the air quality of your home.  If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, a dirty filter can worsen symptoms by spreading allergens throughout your home.  Changing your filter will maintain healthy indoor air quality.

Your HVAC system filter should be changed regularly.  It’s important to remember to change it more frequently when needed, such as during the winter months when you’re using your heating system more often or if you are remodeling your home which can cause an excess of dust and debris.

In addition to changing your filter, it is recommended by all HVAC equipment manufactures, and by Verne & Ellsworth Hann, to have annual routine maintenance on your HVAC system.  Our expert technicians can change your filter during this yearly visit and instruct you on how to do it yourself throughout the year, if necessary.

Contact Verne & Ellsworth Hann at 216-932-9755 to schedule your annual maintenance.  Let us give you piece of mind that your HVAC system is working safely and efficiently.

Pollutants such as mold, bacteria, allergens, VOCs and more travel easily through a home’s central air system creating unhealthy environments. Installation of a germicidal UV light inside the air system inhibits the growth of mold which saves energy by allowing the system to operate more efficiently. A cleaner system also requires less maintenance.

APCO is the whole-house air purifier that eliminates odors, toxic VOCs and microbial contaminants from the air and air system. It is installed in the duct just above the furnace or air handler so it can purify the air as it circulates. The cool, moist interior of the air system is an ideal breeding-ground for mold. Fresh-Aire UV light inhibits the growth of mold on the coil and drain pan, which saves energy by allowing the system to operate more efficiently.

Dirty sock syndrome is the foul, mold smelling odor that comes from your air conditioner and is caused by the build up of mold and bacteria on your evaporator coil during winter months when you transition from heating mode at night to cooling mode during the day. Fresh-Aire UV light sterilizes biological contaminants such as mold and bacteria helping to prevent this moldy smelling odor from occurring.

Give our office a call to inquire about an APCO UV Light. 216-932-9755

Imagine waking up on a 90 degree day and finding out that your air conditioner is broken. How could this be prevented? Annual maintenance on your air conditioning system has proven to be an effective way to extend the life of your AC unit and save you money in the long run. An air conditioning tune-up will keep your system in proper condition and help to identify any problems that may be going on. The first step is to contact a local HVAC company near me, like Verne & Ellsworth Hann.

One of our certified technicians will perform a comprehensive tune-up of your cooling system to make sure it is working properly. They will also be able to help you identify any minor or major problems with the system. Knowing if you air conditioner needs to be repaired or replace is never a bad thing. Having this information before the system stops working allows you the ability to be proactive in fixing or replacing your air conditioner.

Our comprehensive AC tune-up can be completed in about 45 minutes which is nothing compared to the hours of headaches and time stuck in the summer heat that a broken AC system cause. The process of checking an air conditioner includes but not limited too: replacing and cleaning of filters, cleaning evaporator coils, unclogging condensate drains, checking refrigerant level, detecting leaks, inspecting motors, checking belts and check the accuracy of the thermostat.

Many people in the Greater Cleveland area rely heavily on air conditioning systems, especially during the summer months. Annual preventative maintenance should be a top-priority for every homeowner. Whether you need a tune-up or suspect there may be a larger problem, the Hann brothers are here for you. Contact the Cleveland air conditioning experts at Verne & Ellsworth Hann to schedule an appointment today.

For the fourth consecutive year, Verne & Ellsworth Hann has given away a FREE furnace, including installation, to a deserving member of the community. This year’s winner will receive a new high efficiency heating system and installation, with a total value of up to $3,500. Verne & Ellsworth Hann co-owners and brothers, Bill and Chris Hann, selected a handful of finalists and made personal visits to their homes.

“We created the Helping Hann free furnace giveaway as a way for our entire organization to give back to the community that has supported us for so many years,” – Chris Hann

 

Verne & Ellsworth Hann is committed to its customers and community. Located in Cleveland Heights for the past 66 years, Chris Bill and their sister Patty represent the family’s fourth generation in the trade; fifth-generation nephew, Jason, manages the service department.

“Last year, it was our honor to install a new furnace for Willoughby resident, Heather Kwedder. Heather faced many challenges with her son’s ongoing health issues and her unreliable old furnace was a constant worry. Her story, and those of past winners, is the reason we continue the tradition of the Helping Hann Free Furnace Giveaway.” – Chris Hann

 

Verne & Ellsworth Hann is open and providing service. Our top priority continues to be servicing our community while ensuring the safety and comfort of our customers.

We will be following CDC guidelines in order to protect your family, our employees and the next home we visit. Our technicians will be wearing masks, gloves and protective footwear while working. We will be practicing social distancing while at your home. There is no need to pass anything between you and the technician. Our technicians have the ability to charge your credit card and send you an electronic receipt without you needing to touch anything. Rest assured that our technicians will not be working if they are sick.

We are also offering NO CUSTOMER CONTACT air-conditioning maintenance. Our technicians will only enter your home if your system requires an air filter replacement, humidifier adjustment or thermostat check.

Thank you for helping us to keep our community as safe as possible.

WHAT IS UV LIGHT?

UV (ultraviolet) Light disinfection is now widely used in hospitals and laboratories to sanitize instruments and work surfaces and to prevent the spread of potentially lethal airborne infectious diseases.  The technology is used by the food industry to sterilize food before packaging and water treatment systems now incorporate UV light as a chemical-free means of purification.  According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is often five times worse than outdoor and represents a significant health risk.  Having a UV light will improve indoor air quality by sterilizing mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens from the air as it cycles through the central air system.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

UV light kills germs by giving them an intense “sunburn.”  It only affects things it shines on directly.  Nothing spreads into the home except clean air.  The germ-killing effect takes place inside the air system and is limited to that area.  There is no danger to any living thing in the home except microbes that are carried by the air into the central air system.  The product is intended to be on 24 hours a day.  Mold doesn’t stop growing, and cycling the UV light on and off would shorten the life of the UV lamp.  The germ-killing effect starts immediately with about 90% of surface microbes sterilized within the first few minutes and about 99.9% sterilized after the first 24 hours.

HOW DO I INQUIRE ABOUT A UV LIGHT?

Give Verne & Ellsworth Hann a call at 216-932-9755.  We can install a APCO Germicidal UV Light in your HVAC system.  Become a Hann Home Plan member and receive additional savings!

Our homes are our biggest investments.  Did you know your HVAC system is one of the most important aspects of your home?  When you are a homeowner, it is important to be proactive when it comes to your heating and/or cooling system and to maintain your system annually .

Are you familiar with your homes HVAC system?  Why not visit our website to learn more?  You will find an abundance of information at VEHbrothers.com.  There you will learn about installations, repairs and maintenance.  You can also read about humidifiers and UV lights and all the benefits they add to your home and your health.  Take a moment to read through a few of our informative blogs.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann can help ease your mind while providing all your heating and cooling needs.  We also offer plumbing services.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been servicing the needs of Northeast Ohio homeowners for over 65 years.  Our experienced, friendly and professional technicians go above and beyond and all of them are experts in their field.  Our attention to detail sets us apart from our competitors and our customer service can’t be beat.

You put your heart into your home…let us take care of your HVAC and plumbing needs.

Feel free to call us with any questions you may have or to schedule maintenance on your heating and cooling system.  Interested in replacing or adding equipment?  Call us for a free, no obligation estimate.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been located in Cleveland Heights for over 65 years.  Five generations of Hann family members have continued the tradition of excellent customer service and pristine workmanship in HVAC and plumbing.

Many of the homes in and around Cleveland Heights are heated boilers.  With such a rich history in Northeast Ohio, Verne & Ellsworth Hann specializes in steam and hot water boilers.  These homes are not equipped for air conditioning due to the fact that they do not have duct work.  Fortunately, Verne & Ellsworth Hann also specializes in high velocity cooling systems by engineering air conditioning specifically for your home.

We would never compromise the integrity of our customers homes.  Many of them are historic so we handle everything, including outdoor walkways, steps and porches, with extreme care.

Our installers are experts in their field.  Every installation is done to perfection.  Whether it’s a furnace, air conditioner, boiler, or other state of the art heating or cooling system, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is proud of every project we complete.  Visit our website at VEHbrothers.com to see the many testimonials from our extremely satisfied customers.

If you live in the University Heights area and you have an older home, there is a chance that your home is heated with a boiler and you have radiators that heat individual rooms. Radiators are made out of a variety of materials. Some of the most common materials used for radiators are cast iron, steel, copper and aluminum. Radiators could last up to fifteen years but annual preventative maintenance will help to extend its life. If you need to have radiators or a boiler replaced, then you should contact a local Cleveland heating company. Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been installing, repairing and providing maintenance services on boilers and radiators for decades.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with your radiators. The more you know about your radiator system the easier it will be to identify when there is a problem. Hearing loud or unusual noises coming from the radiators can indicate that there is a problem. If you know how the system sounds normally when it turns on and off or when it is running, it will help to identify when there is a loud or unusual noise. Another common problem with radiators is that it may start leaking. If you notice water on or around the radiator and there is no other cause for it, then your radiator might be leaking. Even a small drip is something that could be a problem. Excess air and water can build up in the radiator. It is a good idea to have a technician “bleed” the radiator in order to get any air or water out of the system. Bleeding or venting the radiator should be done at least once a year.

Our heating experts are certified in radiator repair and maintenance services. If you having any problems with your heating system, then give us a call and schedule an appointment today.

(216) 932-9755 – VEHbrothers.com

A furnace is a critical appliance in your home that you will heavily rely on during Cleveland’s cold winter season. An unusual noise, a smell or a furnace that is not heating properly are some of the common signs indicating that there is a problem with your heating system. If you experiencing these issues, it is time to call a local heating expert to diagnose your furnace problem. Verne & Ellsworth Hann is a trusted HVAC company that has been servicing the Greater Cleveland area for decades.

Our dedicated team of heating experts have fixed furnace problems large and small for numerous homes in Northeast Ohio. We are dedicated to our customers’ comfort and complete satisfaction. We guarantee the lasting quality of all our furnace repairs. There are some things a customer can do in order to help extend the life of your furnace. First would be to get the heating system checked annually by a heating technician. The second thing a customer can do would be to change the air filter. If you are not sure how to change the filter, the experts at Verne & Ellsworth Hann can help explain how to do it. It is important to familiarize yourself with your heating system in order to help identify when something is not right with the system. If you are not sure if something is wrong, it is always a good idea to give us a call and have one of our technicians take a look at your furnace. It is better to be safe and have an expert identify any potential problems, instead of waiting until your system stops working all together.

Give us a call if you think your furnace is having an issue or if you would like to have an annual tune-up and maintenance check.

(216) 932-9755

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 )