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Old Man Winter is almost upon us once again. Keeping your home warm for the coming months should be among your top priorities before cold comes. This means ensuring that your heating system – your hot water boiler, heat pump, or gas furnace – is in working order and won’t bail on you.
As a homeowner in Cleveland, OH, you know that it is important to prepare for the cold weather and heavy lake effect snows that often fall across the city. Cleveland’s proximity to Lake Erie means that winter arrives a bit earlier than in the rest of Ohio, and it is more intense and lasts longer as well. These HVAC tips will help you prepare your heating system for winter.
A professional HVAC service should be your first stop in winterizing your heating system. An HVAC contractor will do an inspection to make sure that all of your furnace’s or heat pump’s parts are working correctly. This service is essential in detecting potential dangers such as malfunctioning natural gas supply valves. Having an inspection done in the autumn by Cleveland heating and air conditioning experts allows for enough time to schedule any needed repairs.
Heat pumps are seen as suitable alternatives for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems that make use of split ducts and furnaces. They are chiefly designed to re-channel heat and move it to where it is needed, or not needed, depending on the season. Choosing the right heat pump to be part of your HVAC system may require the expertise and knowledge of a professional contractor.
Determining the right heat pump size for your home will require some calculations. According to HVAC experts, sizing for the heat pump starts by taking the overall floor area of the room in square footage, and converting this measurement into tons of capacity. As 1,000 square feet needs a heat pump that can generate 1.5 tons of capacity, multiply its equivalent in pounds and divide it against the room’s area.
The weather roller coaster in Cleveland OH means a gradual dipping of temperatures. As the last quarter of the year of the year looms on the horizon, it’s time to consider fixing up or upgrading your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. To guarantee the best results, make sure you work with HVAC professionals.
“Leak? I Don’t See Any Leak…”
The first step in an HVAC upgrade is to have a professional energy audit program for your home. The object is to reevaluate every inch of the house for potential signs of heat loss due to issues like cracked insulation or lack of UV-resistant windows. One method in such an audit, an HGTV article states, is to pressurize the house and force the appearance of any gaps.
A lot of homeowners in Cleveland, OH, particularly men, like to take care of chores that involve fixing. Whether it’s a clogged drain or broken furniture, they would volunteer to fix these things to showcase their abilities. The problem with this is that not all DIY fixing works. In fact, oftentimes, trying to play expert may lead to costlier damage.
Air conditioning repair is one of those tasks that men of the house are very likely tempted to do by themselves. Not that giving it a try before calling an HVAC technician is wrong, but with the summer close to its peak, you cannot risk losing your AC altogether just because you want to know what it’s like to troubleshoot the equipment.
Last April, analysts predicted higher temperatures and hotter-than-normal weather in Cleveland. Forecasters from AccuWeather predicted that the summer here in Cleveland will be slightly warmer than last year’s, with temperatures reaching as high as 90 degrees, a far cry from the cold spring that gripped the state months ago.
Among the biggest concerns of most homeowners is how to efficiently keep their home cool amid the higher temperatures expected this summer. Aside from air conditioning units, HVAC experts recommend investing in heat pumps, which, contrary to what its name suggests, can be used both during summer and winter.
THE HEAT IS ON!
Starting June 1, Columbia Gas customers in Cleveland can receive rebates when you replace old furnaces and boilers with qualifying heating and cooling units.
Don’t wait until winter; replace them now!
Have you had enough of your furnace or boiler bailing out on you when fall or winter comes? Are you looking forward to replacing them with a more efficient one any time now? Don’t wait until winter before getting a replacement. Now is the perfect time!
R.J. Mechanical has teamed up with Columbia Gas to provide the best heating and cooling services in Cleveland, Ohio and in other parts of Northern Ohio. To show support for the High Efficiency Heating System Replacement Program, we are running a promo for Columbia Gas customers wherein you can receive rebates when you have your furnace and boiler replaced with a qualifying HVAC system.