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What Is A Heat Pump?

by on 07/17/2014 - 02:46 pm

By Raj Rai, WeatherKing Heating & Air Conditioning It's early spring in Northeast Ohio. And that means unpredictable weather.From cold and snowy, to warm and sunny, to sticky and rainy, and back again—and that's just in the last two weeks. Just like the guessing game of getting dressed the morning, these wild temperature shifts can also make efficiently heating or cooling your home a tricky endeavor. That's why a lot of Ohio homeowners choose to use a heat pump.First, let's start with what a heat pump isn't. A heat pump, at least in Northeast Ohio, isn't typically going to be the primary source of heat in cold months, that's the job of a furnace or a boiler. Furnaces use oil, gas, ...

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How To Keep Your Gutters Clean…The Ri...

by on 05/02/2014 - 02:40 pm

There is no doubt that gutter cleaning is hard work. But if proper precautions are not taken, it can be dangerous as well. Experts recommend:• Use a sturdy ladder to maintain balance. • Working with a quality garden hose that will not tangle around you or the ladder. • Attaching an extension pole to a scoop to reach embedded debris. • Wearing rubber shoes to minimize the chances of slipping. • Putting on protective eyewear to shield against birds or insects that can fly quickly out of downspouts.• Avoiding power lines that run near the house.But instead of taking these risks every spring and fall, there is another option.With a gutter protection system, you will ...

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Going Tankless: The New Way To Heat Y...

by on 05/02/2014 - 03:06 pm
Category: Home Technology

By Bryan RutkoskyBER’s HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing
There’s nothing much worse than getting up in the morning, turning the shower on, and getting blasted by a bitterly cold stream of water. Unless you live alone, though, you’ve probably also experienced the effects of the oh-so-unpleasant empty hot water tank. As those who own tankless water heaters can attest, mornings don’t have to start off badly thanks to on-demand water heating technology. With a tankless system, cold water immediately feeds into the heater once you turn a faucet on. In a flash, water is heated and distributed. It’s a one-pass system that pretty much provides a ne ...

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Roofing Insurance Claims Dos And Don'ts

by on 05/02/2014 - 04:44 pm
Category: Home Exteriors

Roofs are up there with garages as the unsung heroes of a home. Roofs take near constant abuse from the sun, wind, and precipitation, and they're expected to be 100% effective. Nothing can get through, or the roof is labeled defective. But sometimes, especially in warmer summer weather, the elements are just too much for your poor roof. Extreme weather events like hail, lightning, and high winds can cause fundamental structural damage that compromises the roof's ability to keep out water. Fortunately, most homeowners carry homeowners insurance, which means repairing the most important system on your house is mostly covered by the insurance company. Here are the dos and don'ts of filing a roo ...

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