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Rattle, Buzz, Clang: The Sounds You D...

by on 02/15/2018 - 11:37 am
Category: Home Technology

By Bryan Rutkosky , owner of BERS HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing Different brands and types of furnaces make their own, unique noises, but some sounds serve as universal warnings that problems may be brewing. Knowing what to listen for could be the very thing that prevents costly repairs and time spent bearing subzero temperatures without a working heater.Anytime your furnace starts making a rattling, buzzing or popping sound, something could be wrong. Before a part breaks, it usually starts making noise. If you just ignore it, a part that could have been salvaged may break beyond repair, at which point you’ll spend more money to fix the problem.BuzzIf your furnace m ...

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Radiant Floor Heating from Guhde Floo...

by on 01/27/2017 - 02:47 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

Porcelain and ceramic tile are timeless hard surface options for any home. They'll never go out of style, they're easy to clean, and they're hard to stain. But, if you live in Northeast Ohio, winter rolls in and the sting of cold floors on bare feet makes you question your design decisions.
The Ditra-heat heated flooring system by Shluter, currently offered by Guhde Flooring America, is a comprehensive floor heating system. Guhde doesn't just sell the Ditra-heat system, they install it as well, complete with a programmable thermostat. For anyone that's attempted installing their own tile at the DIY level, that installation expertise is important.

Dear Downstairs Neighbor (Or Why I We...

by on 06/19/2015 - 11:28 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

By Max Klein
Lifestyle Writer & Misunderstood Attic Dweller
Upstairs neighbors are the worst. They're the faceless monster that takes joy in creating creaks and thumps. They're the ne'er-do-well that seems to coordinate their furniture moving schedule with your sleep schedule. They're the villain of apartment living.
I have a confession to make. I am the upstairs neighbor. I just might be your upstairs neighbor.

Dear Downstairs Neighbor,
I am an adult human being that weighs more than 100 pounds, and if your griping is to be believed, your ceiling/my floor is composed of cardboard imbued with special powers to make it whatever the opposite of noise-cancelling is. Sadly, I don't mo ...

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Precision Garage Door Is Recruiting

by on 04/15/2015 - 09:56 am
Categories: Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology

The team at Precision Overhead Garage Door is growing, and it’s only getting better.
In 2001, Jim Boland and Jeffery Ware opened Precision Overhead Garage Door of Cleveland with a simple mission in mind: Form the working environment they wish they had always worked in. Jim and Jeffery have been in the garage door industry for a long time, and they saw an opportunity to do better by their future employees.
It doesn’t mean a whole lot if Jim and Jeffery say it about themselves, which is why we didn’t ask them. We asked the guys that work for them: Why do you work at Precision Garage Door?

Interested in becoming part of the Precision team? View their openings, and apply o ...

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On The Red Carpet At The 2015 Clevela...

by on 04/13/2015 - 01:41 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

Every year, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland holds the Cleveland Choice Awards to celebrate advancements made in the local building industry.
HGExpo’s Chelsey Alltop was on the red carpet for the 2015 Cleveland Cleveland Choice Awards asking all of the important questions.

How To Buy A Hot Tub

by on 03/26/2015 - 11:46 am
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Home Technology

By Alex Nemet
Owner, Northeast Factory Direct
Hot tub spas are a popular addition to your home. Whether entertaining friends or relaxing in your own private oasis, a hot tub takes the phrase “comforts of home” to a whole new level. Once you’ve decided to purchase a hot tub spa, there are many things to consider before you take the plunge.
Ninety percent of hot tubs are purchased for the patio or deck outside of the home. Ten percent are placed inside the home usually in a master bedroom suite, on an enclosed porch, or in a finished basement. If you’re in the minority, be sure you have sufficient ventilation for your indoor space to allow for the heat and steam to e ...

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Thawing & Preventing Frozen Pipes

by on 03/09/2015 - 04:04 pm
Categories: Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

As temperatures plummet, the water inside a home’s pipes are at a greater risk of freezing. If your pipes are already blocked with ice, there are steps you can take to fix the problem and prevent it from happening in the future.
Blocks vs. Bursts
When your pipes freeze, a lack of running water is the least of your worries. A burst pipe can spray hundreds of gallons of water into your home.
If you turn a faucet and you’re not greeted with the familiar stream of water, you’ve probably got a blockage. Water has frozen and created a wall of slushy ice that’s preventing new water from reaching the tap. This is bad news because it means you can’t get a drink and yo ...

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2015 Home Resolutions

by on 03/09/2015 - 04:15 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Home Technology

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Tidiness is a common beginning-of-the-year goal that often fizzles by February. Dusting and vacuuming aren’t particularly fun activities, and it all seems a little pointless if you’re the only one that gets to bask in the momentary glow of a spotless house. Instead, become the hostess with the mostess and cleanliness is sure to follow.
This has the added benefit of breaking up the dinner-and-a-movie monotony that weekend plans fall into, and if you can convince your guests to help out in the food department, you might actually save some money.
Declutter (or Purge!)
Less is more, and there’s probably too much "stuff" in your refrigerator, pantry, garage, and cl ...

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VIDEO: Meet the Team at Precision Ove...

by on 03/05/2015 - 10:54 am
Categories: Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Technology

Welcome the newest HGExpo exhibitor, Precision Overhead Garage Door Service! Specializing in garage door replacement and repair, Precision has been keeping Cleveland doors moving up and down for 13 years.Since replacing or repairing a garage door requires inviting a technician into your home (or at least into your garage), it seemed like a good idea to show the world just how friendly the crew is.

For more information, visit the Precision Garage Door Exhibit.

Tool Glossary

by on 02/20/2015 - 04:02 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Technology

By Bob Gallese
Owner, One Man and A Hammer, Inc.
Claw Hammer
A “T” shaped hammer with a steel head and long wood or synthetic handle. The claw hammer is used most commonly in woodwork. The flat surface of the head is used to pound nails into a surface while the “V” shaped claw is used to extract nails.
Levels consist of three fluid filled tubes inside a casing. The level measures whether a line is perfectly horizontal, vertical or at a 45 degree angle. Each fluid filled tube contains a bubble that is centered between two lines when the surface is at the correct angle. Essential to any project that requires a straight line, such as hanging a picture or const ...

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