Important Message To Our Loyal Customers Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 20th, 2020

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) dominating headlines around the globe, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that our company is taking appropriate and recommended precautions against virus transmission.

Some precautions we’re taking include:

  • Limiting close contact from visitors, vendors and the public.
    Staying up-to-date with the latest news and best practices.
  • Any employee feeling any sort of illness will be highly encouraged to stay home to get better.
  • Reminding our employees to take appropriate preventive hygiene methods to minimize the potential risk of infection between each appointment.
    The health and safety of you and our staff are our absolute priority.
  • Rest assured in knowing that the technician coming to your residence is coming prepared in the safest manner possible.

Thank you for choosing to work with Crown Group Ohio. We’re all in this together, and the least we can do is continue to guarantee your comfort!

Sincerely,
Your Crown Group Ohio Team

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Do Ductless Mini Splits Actually Have Better Energy Efficiency?

December 5th, 2022
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We all want our homes to be more energy efficient. It’s great to put less wear and tear on our systems and be more environmentally conscious, but what if we told you that you could also save money?

Ductless mini splits in Stow, OH use less money to operate and have other benefits that make future maintenance and repairs a lot easier. Let’s talk about why ductless mini splits might be your best next option for home heating and cooling.

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Here’s Several Reasons Why Your Heater Isn’t Working

November 21st, 2022
Heater system that needs maintenance.

You wake up to the first cold day of the season. After you walk across the icy floors to your thermostat and turn the heat on, you notice something. Actually, you notice nothing at all: your heater isn’t working, and you’re not sure why.

With your heater not working, you need a technician to fix the problem. Let’s walk you through the possible reasons that your heater is giving you such a hard time so you know what to expect when your HVAC specialist gets there.

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4 Most Common Geothermal Heating Repairs

November 7th, 2022
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Geothermal heating units are designed to be energy-saving, pollutant-reducing HVAC systems. But they aren’t without issues. These common problems could be solved with simple geothermal heating repair and bring back much-needed comfort to your home and family. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Is an Air Scrubber and Why Do I Need One?

October 24th, 2022
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How often do you think about the air quality in your home? Indoor air quality has its own set of issues that often makes it more dangerous than breathing outside air. You need an in-home defense against airborne pollutants.

Fortunately, it’s possible to drastically improve your air quality with a simple addition to your home. An air scrubber in Uniontown, OH is exactly what you need. Let’s talk about the benefits of air scrubbers in your home.

Air Scrubbers Can Use UV Light to Kill Germs

UV light destroys germs. Currently, your HVAC system pulls air through a filter and traps large particles such as pet dander, dust, and debris. Some of those particles still pass through your air filter and recirculate into your home.

This isn’t an argument against air filters, but instead, a stark observation between filtration and scrubbing. Filters and scrubbers work in tandem to provide better air quality throughout your home.

Air scrubbers can use UV light to kill germs that make it through your air filter, like a second line of defense. UV light works with titanium rods embedded inside of your air scrubber to kill germs and clean the air that runs through your HVAC system. Standalone air scrubbers have their own air filtration system and will require their own filters.

Whole House Systems or Portable Air Scrubbers

You can use portable air scrubbers in any room inside of your home if you wish. They operate differently from whole house systems and come with their own unique set of drawbacks.

Whole house systems can work with your HVAC system to filter air as it’s pulled in. This helps decontaminate air at the source of where it’s distributed throughout your home.

While portable air scrubbers are convenient, they require their own filtration system separate from your HVAC unit air filter. Portable units are also fairly loud compared to whole house systems.

How to Know If You Need an Air Scrubber

You can purchase and operate inexpensive air quality monitors. These can tell you the following information about your air quality:

  • Particulate matter levels
  • Air quality index
  • Volatile organic compounds

This information gauges the overall quality of your indoor air, which can definitively determine whether or not you need an air scrubber. But that’s not the only way to tell if you need an air scrubber.

If you feel as though you constantly get sick or encounter breathing problems, those could be signs of “sick building” syndrome. Improving your air quality is the first step to creating a healthier living space for you and your family.

Clean Your Indoor Air Like Never Before

Air scrubbers improve your home air quality and reduce your chance of developing sick building syndrome. If you feel that the air quality in your home is lacking, it’s time for an upgrade. Talk to an HVAC technician today to learn the extended benefits of air scrubbers and how they could be drastically improving your quality of life.

Contact us today to install a new air scrubber in your home today and breathe cleaner air.

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When Do You Need to Call a Plumber?

October 17th, 2022
Leak under sink, woman on the phone calling repair service.

You can DIY some plumbing-related tasks, but at what point do you need to call a plumber? This brief list will help you diagnose your current situation and find out whether you can continue on your own, or if it’s time to call a plumber in Akron, Ohio today.

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Do Electric Furnaces Need the Same Maintenance as Gas Furnaces?

September 26th, 2022
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When we talk about the importance of scheduling annual maintenance for a gas furnace, we always stress safety. Natural gas furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous, otherwise they would never be allowed in so many homes. But they do have the potential to leak toxic fumes and create combustion hazards if they’re neglected. The regular inspections done during maintenance are critical in spotting potential safety worries, and the tune-ups help to slow down the aging that can also make a gas furnace dangerous.

But you have an electric furnace, which doesn’t have the same safety concerns. In fact, you may prefer having an electric furnace because you’re worried about using natural gas in your house. Does this mean that electric furnace maintenance isn’t as important or doesn’t need to be done as often? Not at all! Electric furnaces require annual maintenance, the same as gas furnaces. The maintenance inspections and tune-up steps are different, but still essential.

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Why Do Water Pipes Sometimes Burst in the Winter?

September 12th, 2022
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The summer weather is still here and it’s still hot—so we thought we’d cool you down a bit with some talk of ice. Specifically, we’re going to answer a question many homeowners have about winter conditions and their plumbing: Why do water pipes sometimes burst in the winter? 

We’re not talking about this just as a nice break from the heat. Fall is almost here, and that’s the time to make preparations to prevent pipe bursting in the winter. A bit of precaution goes a long way when it comes to stopping this problem in your home.

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Why Won’t the AC Evenly Cool My House?

August 15th, 2022
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We know that with the summer heat, the air conditioning system in your house is one of your best friends right now. You’ll probably need it running for several hours each day to manage comfortable temperatures, and just feeling the crisp air coming from the vents is a great relief.

However, even if you’re receiving cool air from the AC, you might not have complete cooling throughout your house. Maybe one or two rooms are hotter than normal no matter how long the AC runs. We’re glad that you’re not ignoring this issue, because uneven cooling from a central air conditioner often points toward bigger problems developing—some of which can lead to having no working AC at all!

We’ll examine several of the potential causes of uneven cooling to help you know when you need to call us for air conditioning repair in Uniontown, OH, or elsewhere in Stark and Summit counties. 

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How to Keep Your AC Running When the Summer Heat Is On

August 1st, 2022
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The big heat of the summer has arrived, and we can expect the scorching days to continue in the near future. It’s during heat waves like this that the air conditioning system in a home becomes more than just a comfort device. It’s essential for daily living and it can even be a lifesaver.

Here’s the problem: the more heat, the more an AC has to work. And the more an AC has to work, the faster it wears down and the more likely it might overheat and fail. We don’t want you to face a problem like this in the second half of summer! We have air conditioning repair in Akron, OH to help if your air conditioning system runs into trouble, but we know you’d rather avoid trouble in the first place. That’s why we have this post. It contains helpful advice on how to keep your AC healthy and working during the worst summer heat.

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Odd Sounds From Your AC and What They Might Mean

July 18th, 2022
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An air conditioner has several ways of sounding a warning siren that it needs professional repairs. One of those sirens is, appropriately, odd noises. 

Modern air conditioners run quieter than ever, but you’ll still hear a similar set of sounds while one operates: the whir of the blower fan, the movement of air through the vents, the hum of the compressor, the occasional drip of water, and brief clicking as the unit powers down. When different sounds intrude or the AC starts becoming much louder than before, pay close attention—these sounds give you an idea of what’s wrong and when it’s time to call for a professional to fix it.

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