Here in Cleveland we are fortunate to experience all four seasons. Yet, with our humid summers and frigid winters, smooth operation of your home’s heating and cooling systems is critical. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best HVAC services and air conditioning repair in Cleveland. These professional companies can inspect and service your systems and filter out hazardous pollution to give you healthy indoor air to breathe.
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Getting HVAC and air conditioning services in Cleveland
It's important to hire a reputable contractor. To be licensed, an HVAC contractor must pass a written exam and FBI background check, pay a licensing fee and have proof of $500,000 liability insurance coverage. Use the state of Ohio's contractor lookup tool to validate any HVAC companies on your list. Cleveland requires HVAC contractors to have Ohio licensure and $200,000 in insurance coverage for registration. Cleveland generally requires permits that cost a minimum of $50. Registration is not necessary for “Do-It-Yourselfers.”
Average HVAC service costs:
New furnace installation
Cleaning of ducts & vents
Installation of duct system
Typical labor costs for HVAC service and installation range from $65 to $85 per hour.
Air conditioning, ventilation and heating in Cleveland
Preventative maintenance helps system performance and reduces costly repairs. Overheating causes failures of motors, condensers and compressors. Air conditioning refrigerant leaks are common, as are broken thermostats and damaged wiring. Hire a professional to regularly inspect your equipment, change air filters and clean your duct system.
Furnaces in Cleveland are used heavily from October through April. Heating is a significant expense, making proper home insulation critical. Freezing temperatures and high winds from summer storms can cause power outages and system damage from power surges. Contractors often charge $50 to $100 fees for inspecting and diagnosing furnace problems, with emergency surcharges on weekends and holidays.
Clevelanders have incentives to improve their home's energy efficiency. Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants for those meeting lower-income requirements. Ohio Edison customers enjoy rebate incentives when purchasing certain Energy Star-approved products.
Indoor air quality issues
Cleveland has long been home to heavy industry responsible for air and water pollution. The American Lung Association ranked Cleveland as the 11th most polluted U.S. city. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported that asthma is the leading illness among children, causing more school absences than all others combined. In the summer, high levels of ozone near the ground can be harmful to health. Using an HVAC company to change furnace and air filters and clean ventilation ducts is extremely important here.
Verne & Ellsworth Hann Inc.
Verne & Ellsworth Hann is family-owned and has been serving the Cleveland area since 1952. Many satisfied customers said the company is able to maintain and repair heating systems found in older homes across northeast Ohio. Many of these systems with boilers and radiators date back to the early 1900s.
Conserv-Air has serviced more than 100,000 customers. One local customer explained that on the morning of the scheduled service date she received a confirmation email that even included the name and photo of the technician who would be arriving that day.
Collins Cooling & Heating Co.
Collins Cooling & Heating offers a wide range of home services, including humidification and air cleaning systems. Customer reviews consistently applaud their professional and courteous service. This commitment extends to personally responding to reviews on social media.
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