Crown Group Ohio Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Akron’

Why Do Water Pipes Sometimes Burst in the Winter?

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

Monday, 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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Water Leaking From the AC? Here’s Why…

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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We’ve written before about refrigerant leaks in air conditioners and why they’re a serious problem. But refrigerant isn’t the only thing that can leak from an air conditioner. You might notice water dripping from the indoor unit of your AC. If your immediate thought is that this isn’t right, you’re 100% correct. Water leaks from an air conditioner may not be as big a problem as refrigerant leaks, but they’re still a problem and it’s best to call us for air conditioning repair in Akron, OH to get it fixed.

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The Benefits of Having Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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Are you worried about your home’s indoor air quality? Have you noticed that your allergies are acting up, even when your home is meticulously dusted? Duct cleaning in Akron, OH is an effective way to enhance your home’s indoor air quality so that it’s providing a comfortable environment for your family. Here are a few of the benefits of having your ducts professionally cleaned.

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Possible Reasons Your Gas Furnace Won’t Stay On

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is Heating Maintenance Necessary Every Year? YES!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Why Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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We’ve written before about refrigerant leaks in an air conditioner. The short version: they’re bad news. If left unrepaired, loss of refrigerant in an air conditioner will cause a chain of problems, starting with a rise in humidity and a drop in efficiency, culminating in the grand spectacle of the compressor burning out and you needing to purchase a new air conditioning system. 

Fortunately, if you notice the signs of something going wrong with the AC and call us for air conditioning repair in Akron, OH, we can repair the trouble before it reaches these extremes. We’ll locate the leaks, seal them, and restore the lost refrigerant. 

Today, we would like to dig deeper into the refrigerant leak problem. Some people would like to know how leaks like this get started and if they can take steps to prevent them. Follow us below and we’ll examine the top reasons for refrigerant leaks.

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