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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Drain Cleaning: It’s Not Just for Unclogging!

January 17th, 2022
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You can’t avoid washing dishes, showering, or going to the toilet. As a matter of fact, these appliances take a lot: from dirt, hair, wastes, and grime. Unfortunately, all these appliances have a plumbing breaking point. So when the drains are not properly attended on a regular basis, expect clogging to happen. That’s why drain cleaning as a regular service is an essential practice that helps to prevent the issues of slow drainage and clogs.

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Possible Reasons Your Gas Furnace Won’t Stay On

January 10th, 2022
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What good is a gas furnace during an Ohio winter if it won’t stay on long enough to heat a house? Not much, and if this is happening in your home, you may need to call our technicians for heating repair in Akron, OH. Although there might be a simple troubleshooting step you can take to solve the problem, anything more advanced must be left to our trained professionals. Amateur work on a gas furnace is potentially dangerous!

Let’s get down to business and see why your furnace is struggling to stay on… 

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Frozen Pipes: What to Do About Them, How to Prevent Them

December 27th, 2021
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A frozen pipe can not only bring a home to a standstill and cut off water flow to tap and appliances, but it also threatens to cause the pipe to burst. Handling frozen pipes is one of the major plumbing services in Akron, OH we offer during the season, and we’re available 24/7 when you’ve got plumbing trouble like this. 

If you want to know what to do about a frozen pipe in your house, this post can help. If you want to prevent frozen pipes in the future, this post can help even more, so stick around… 

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Setting the Thermostat for Best Heating This Winter

December 13th, 2021
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People often misunderstand how thermostats for home HVAC systems work. They’ll adjust the settings up and down on a whim based on their current comfort, assuming the heater or AC will just shift to accommodate. But using a thermostat this way is almost guaranteed to deliver… 

  1. Less comfort
  2. Higher bills
  3. An HVAC system that needs too many repairs and fails early

Setting the thermostat to help you save money and enjoy comfort this winter isn’t some tricky artform—it’s only a set of best practices you can easily follow once you know how the thermostat and the heating system work together. 

Below, we’re going to pass on our wisdom as HVAC experts to help you have great heating in Akron, OH this winter.

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What Are Slab Leaks? Are They Major Problems?

November 15th, 2021
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One of the most important jobs that plumbers do for homes is to locate hidden leaks. Leaking pipes not only waste water, but can also cause significant damage to building material and lead to the growth of dangerous molds. Unfortunately, many homes experience hidden leaks, and these leaks often remain disguised for too long.

And no type of hidden leak is trickier or more potentially damaging than the slab leak. So to answer the second part of the question in the post title first, yes, slab leaks are major problems. You’ll need the help of expert plumbers with the best tools to locate and repair them. 

Now we’ll go deeper into what slab leaks actually are … as well as how you might tell if your plumbing in Green, OH has them.

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Do I Need to Worry About the Safety of My Gas Furnace?

November 1st, 2021
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Some homeowners feel nervous about using natural gas in their homes, even though natural gas is one of the most widespread energy sources for residential buildings. Natural gas does present potential safety hazards, such as uncontrolled combustion and exposure to toxic carbon monoxide, which is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels like natural gas. But when it comes to natural gas appliances, proper precautions and safety measures can reduce possible dangers to extremely low probabilities.

This applies to the gas furnace in your home. To directly answer the question in the title, you don’t need to worry about your gas furnace’s safety as long as you pay the proper attention to the services necessary to keep it working safely.

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Why the Indoor Air Quality of Homes Is Often Bad

October 18th, 2021
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Poor indoor air quality is a serious problem across the country according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA estimates that the air quality inside buildings is, on average, worse than the air outdoors. Low indoor air quality is linked to numerous health complications such as dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, and headaches. Some indoor contaminants can lead to long-term effects and serious illnesses. Unfortunately, the trouble today is worse than in previous decades, which is why many homeowners seek out the help of HVAC professionals to improve the air in their homes. 

This may sound odd to you since most people think of unhealthy air as something occurring outside. But modern homes have big trouble with maintaining healthy indoor air quality, and below we’ll talk about why. 

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What Causes a Slow Drain and What You Can Do About One?

October 4th, 2021
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In some ways, a slow drain can be a more insidious problem than a full clog. Why? Well, ask yourself which one of the two is most likely to get you to call a plumber to fix it. A clog is hard to ignore and can bring parts of your life to a halt. A slow drain is easier to ignore and “tolerate,” so you may let one continue—until eventually you have a clog, or possibly an even worse problem on your hands.

When a drain starts to only slowly pull water from a sink, or shower, or bathtub, it’s sending a warning sign something is wrong. Don’t wait on this, hoping it will somehow get better (it won’t). Instead, call us for plumbing service in Uniontown, OH. We fix the slow drain and prevent larger problems that might be looming. 

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Is Heating Maintenance Necessary Every Year? YES!

September 20th, 2021
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Is it that time of year already? 

Yes, it’s fall—or will be when you read this. That doesn’t mean an instant change in the weather, but it means the change is coming. Time to schedule the most important heating service in Akron, OH of all: an annual maintenance inspection and tune-up.

“Does it have to be annual?” you might ask. “I didn’t have any troubles with my heating system last year, so can I just skip it this time?”

The heater needs this service each year. In fact, you want your heating system to have it annually, even if you don’t know it right now. Below, we’ll explain why regular heating maintenance is both necessary and hugely beneficial.

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What Parts Make a Heat Pump Different From an AC?

September 6th, 2021
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The heat pump is a nifty invention based on a simple principle: What if you could cause an air conditioning system to run in reverse, so instead of removing heat from the indoor air and blowing it outside, it would remove heat from the outside air and blow it indoors. Presto! The air conditioner changes from cooling to heating. 

Although it may be a simple concept, heat pumps need to have several special components built into them to allow them to shift from cooling a home to heating it. Below we’re going to look at the parts of a heat pump that make it different from an AC, the parts that let it work as both an air conditioner and a heater.

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