Boilers provides heat via boiling water and then dispensing it throughout your home through various radiators or baseboard heaters. Generally fueled by gas or oil. A Furnace creates heat via coils instead of using water. A motorized blower allows the air to flow over the coils and to flow through your duct work. Propane, natural gas and electricity can all be used as a power source. Alternative furnace options include oil, geothermal and solar -powered. A Heat Pump, using electricity, moves (pumps) the air throughout the home via the duct work, instead of actually generating it. By taking the “heat/air” from a cooler room and moving it a warmer one is how you keep a warm space warm and a cool space cool. Every type of heater is given an AFUE rating that allows you to know how much fuel is converted to heat. (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the heater unit is! Fred’s Home Service can help you determine which of these heat option best fits your lifestyle and budget!
Did you know that in 1902 the first modern air conditioning system was developed by a young electrical engineer, Willis H. Carrier, to solve a humidity problem at a New York Publishing Company. Just image what humidity can do to the paper and layered inking techniques used back then. Carrier treated the air inside the plant by having it blow across chilled pipes. The air then cooled as it passed over the cold pipes, and since cool air does not carry as much moisture as warm air, this process reduced the humidity in the building and corrected the moisture content of the paper. This method of reducing the humidity in the plant also had the side benefit of reducing the overall air temperature hence a new technology was born. Ever since then the processes of air conditioning have continued to be improved on and made available to mainstream residential consumers and housing. But as with anything, even the best of the best, they all still need routine maintenance and care. Maintenance catches small problems before they become a costly and complete breakdown. Fred’s Home Services can provide even the most budget conscious family a cost effective maintenance schedule. And when it is time to replace your whole house system, Fred can help you make the wisest choice for your household needs.
Do you have a leaky faucet that you have been putting off? Now your toilet is running too. Maybe you noticed that you garbage disposal just isn’t working like it use too. These are all direct invitations from your home to you asking for a plumber to be called in. As your local plumbing repair specialists, we are experienced in all phases of your plumbing repair needs. Let us inspect all your household plumbing components to be assured things are working properly. We take pride in serving our Cleveland neighbors with integrity and excellent customer service.
To Tank or not to Tank? Your Classic storage water heater tanks are quick to install with a low initial cost. Your average 4 person family usually works well with a 40 gallon tank. You may have to wait your turn to take that hot soak in the tub if there is a heavy use of the dishwasher and washing machines at a certain part of the day. A storage tank will ultimately run out if hot water if too many appliances and fixtures are in use. A Tank less Heater system has a pretty steep initial costs but it is a more efficient way to keep regular utility expenses low by using less natural gas. Since the gas used to heat the water only when it is in use, this reduces your monthly utility expense. If space is an issue, a Tank less system may be the way to go as these are typically hung on the wall and are much smaller in size. They are built to ensure a constant flow of hot water each and every time it is needed. Life expectancy of a Tank less system is about 25 year's vs a 10 year average for a Storage tank system. Fred’s Home Services can provide you with a full assessment of which system might be right for you and your family’s needs.
Ductwork is an important component of your home’s overall comfort system. Studies have shown that heating and cooling systems can lose up to 30% of their efficiency due to leaky duct work. Improperly installed or un-insulated sheet metal ducts can drain homes of their warmth and allow unwanted household noises to spread through the duct system between rooms. The right duct work installation can increase energy efficiency, provide you with a quieter environment and added comfort within your whole home. Allowing you to get the maximum enjoyment out of your Cleveland home all year round.
Are you looking to change from electric to a new energy efficient natural gas appliances? Buying or selling a home, looking for peace of mind that you are gas-leak free? Not all main gas line leaks are a repair covered by your natural gas provider. Whatever your needs are, for total comfort and safety reasons, give Fred’s Home Service a call for a trustworthy, complete installation.
At some point in our lives for a variety of reason and/or causes, the need for an adjustment to our homes indoor air quality and humidity plays an even bigger part in our families comfort level and health. A correct filtration system can combat allergy aggravating particles such as pollen, molds and pet dander. Air purification systems continue to remove and destroy any contaminants before they can be recirculated into your home. By maintaining the correct humidity, in both the summer and the winter can help in minimizing the potential for mold and other pollutants from building up in your home. Fred’s Home Services can help you create a healthier, cleaner home for you and your family.
Have you enjoyed the Individual Climate Control that most cars offer these days? That ability for dual temperature control has added to the comfort of driving and family road trips. Now you can add that ability of dual climate control the enjoyment and comfort of your our entire home. You like it hot and they like it cold. With a Zoning System, everyone gets what they want. You do not have to add a new furnace or air conditioning unit and we use your current ductwork system. Start enjoying a new level of comfort throughout your entire home. With Fred’s Home Services, you can start enjoying every area in your Northeast Ohio home, year round, not just the room with the thermostat!