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Cooling the third floor

By Jim Forquer Jr.
April 08, 2016 Category • Cooling

Question: I live in a dormer type home (the ceiling is the roof pitch of the house) in Cuyahoga Falls. I have air conditioning, but it is still very hot up there all summer. Is there anything I can do with my current air conditioner to make the upstairs cooler? Answer: A dormer is one of the hardest types of homes to condition, particularly in the summer. Unfortunately there is not a whole lot you can do with your current air conditioner in that type of home. We run into so many of these homes (particularly in Cuyahoga Falls) and they all have to deal with this. The first floor is always great but that upstairs dormer is so hot. At the very least, try to damper off some of the supply registers downstairs and make sure every supply register upstairs is wide open. My guess is you have already done this! Be sure not to close off too much downstairs as you will risk freezing up your system. The most ideal option would be to look into a ductless HVAC system. This relatively new technology

Filter Changes

By Jim Forquer Jr.
March 04, 2016 Category • Filter, HVAC, A/C, Furnace

When it comes to maintaining your home, people often forget about two unseen and often unheard appliances; your furnace and air conditioner. Besides it being important to maintain those pieces of equipment at least once a year, it is extremely important to change your filter at least once a month (depending on the type of filter or type of air cleaning equipment that is attached to your HVAC system). Most filter systems are located to the right or left of the furnace, attached to the return air trunk. The air in the return air trunk is pulled from various areas of the home down through the large trunk and passes through the filter just before entering back into the furnace. It is very important to know the type of filter you have in place in order to know how often it should be changed. On average, if you have a 1 thick filter, it should be changed once a month. It could need changed more if you have pets, or if there is something that creates more dust or dirt in the air. Keeping a

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