Why a Whole House Standby Generator is a Must for Your Home

With the marked vulnerability of the existing electrical grid and storm systems descending upon us more frequently than ever before, how will you keep the essential systems and appliances on in your home should the power fail?

A whole house standby generator might just be the difference between weathering the storm safely and being caught unprepared. We’ve compiled a list of just some of the reasons why a whole house standby generator should be on your home’s shopping list.

  • A whole house generator will provide emergency power to your home medical devices such as Monitors and C-PAP Machines around the clock.
  • It is estimated that 15 million customers are affected by a major power outage annually. A home standby generator will ensure that you aren’t a statistic when the next storm hits.
  • Power outages cost money from food loss, hotel stays, mold remediation and basement flooding to cleaning, refinishing wet floors and furnace or AC repair. A standby generator will keep the lights and major systems on (including the sump pump!) and save you money.
  • A generator provides your family with peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to weather another power outage in the dark without heat, AC or kitchen appliances for cooking and storing food.
  • With Briggs & Stratton’s Symphony Power Management system, which is included in Jennings’ Briggs & Stratton Fortress line, you are able to direct backup power anywhere in your house, giving you the ability to prioritize up to 8 high wattage appliances (refrigerators, heating and cooling systems, ovens, medical devices, etc.) for uninterrupted whole-house power during an outage.
  • Jennings’ Briggs & Stratton Fortress generators run on gas or propane, making the unit even more efficient, which saves you money.

Don’t wait for the next storm or power failure. Contact Jennings Heating and Cooling to request a free, comprehensive quote for the installation of a Briggs & Stratton whole-house backup generator for your home. You’ll have peace-of-mind knowing that your home and property are protected.

Top 5 Reasons to Get an Annual Furnace Clean & Check

winter-670314Some homeowners may be tempted to skip the recommended annual clean and check for their heating system in hopes of saving some cash before the holiday season. While this may seem like a worthwhile gamble, yearly furnace maintenance is an absolute must if you want to ensure that your unit is operating safely, effectively and efficiently.

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How Much Will it Cost to Replace My Heating and Cooling System?

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You’ve known for a while that your heating and cooling system is approaching the end of its expected lifetime, but the loud “woosh” you now hear when your furnace kicks on or the fact that your AC seems to constantly run (a costly problem) are telltale signs that can’t be ignored-it’s time to replace your system. The question is-how much will it cost?

It’s important to ask this question well before an immediate need for a replacement so that, if necessary, you are able to budget in advance for this major appliance-especially since it’s one that you can’t afford to live without! The cost of a new system depends on the answer to this question; what home comfort needs or expectations do you want the new system to meet? Continue reading

10 Most Common HVAC Problems

While some HVAC issues are simply a matter of cleaning coils and filters, something that you can do yourself, many of the 10 most common heating and cooling system problems will develop into much bigger concerns if not serviced early. Most of these can be avoided with regular preventive maintenance calls. It is wise to have your system checked annually to prevent outages during extreme weather.

Get Answers to the 10 Most Common HVAC Problems

1) LACK OF MAINTENANCE
Regularly scheduled maintenance by a licensed service contractor is a MUST to keep your system in proper working order. Many of the most common furnace problems can be avoided with proper maintenance by a certified service contractor. You have likely invested thousands of dollars in your home heating system. Why not protect that investment? If you neglect to perform regular maintenance you will most likely experience unexpected costly breakdowns, increased energy cost, poor performance and frustration. Continue reading

Fall Home Comfort System Prep List

FallFor many, fall is a favorite time of year- the warm tones of the changing leaves, the pastime of family and friends gathered to cheer on beloved football teams and crisp, cool evenings. It’s also a good time to prepare for the frigid temperatures that will follow this much-anticipated pleasant weather the next few months bring.

In order to prep your home for the dropping temperatures, consider performing the following fall checklist

  • Program your thermostat to automatically turn down at night, perhaps scheduling the temperature to be set back a couple of degrees half an hour after you typically go to bed and turn back up half an hour before you get up in the morning. These adjustments can save between 5-7 percent on heating costs. Jennings offers several energy saving thermostats as well as remote access thermostats which can be monitored on your smart phone via an app. To view some of the available smart thermostats click here.
  • Call for Jennings’ furnace clean and check. Servicing your furnace will typically pay for itself in energy savings throughout the winter, as well as extend the life of your comfort system. Continue reading

Why Should I Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace?

No one wants to spend money, well, unless it’s free to you, and you get to spend it on fun things, other than that, no one wants to spend money. So why consider upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace? Why spend that money? A high-efficiency furnace can offer increased reliability and cost-effective service. A high-efficiency furnace is a fantastic appliance that makes your home more comfortable, improves your home’s value, and saves you money on your bills every month. Continue reading

Show Your Home a Little Love This February with a New Hot Water Tank!

hot-water-tap-designvedWell, we’ve made it to February and that means spring is just 6 weeks away! Though this month is filled with gifts of chocolate, candy hearts and roses, you may want to consider showing your home a little love with a brand new hot water tank. The reason? The Department of Energy (DOE) has passed a mandate to increase hot water tank efficiencies as part of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act, which will go into effect starting this April. According to the DOE, the mandate will apply to residential water heaters, pool heaters and direct heating equipment (such as gas fireplaces). Read more about the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act here.

The Act will require all manufacturers to increase hot water tank efficiency in hopes of conserving energy and saving consumers money over time. Though marginally more efficient, the new mandated water tanks will increase in physical size, require additional help to set in place and will ultimately cost more from the manufacturer. As these requirements will add substantially to water heater replacement prices, you may want to take advantage of our Hot Water Tank Special before the mandate takes effect! Continue reading

Jennings Wishes You a Very Merry (and Cozy) Christmas!

December NewsletterI hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent feasting on delicious food and enjoying time with loved ones. Now that we’ve ushered in December, amidst the hanging of twinkling lights, sending cards and decorating the tree, we embrace the hopeful spirit of the Christmas season and all that it brings.

A recent holiday tradition for my family has been to visit a national treasure right here in our own backyard-Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. This sprawling 1900s estate is the nation’s 6th largest Historic Home open to the public. During the holiday season, the mansion is decorated with various Christmas themes and features a light show that is sure to make for a great evening with the family. Share some of your favorite holiday traditions with us on our Facebook page; we’d love to hear from you!

In all the busyness of the season, there are several “housekeeping” items that you won’t want to forget as they will help keep your house warm this winter: Continue reading

Take Advantage of Our Preseason Prices Before the Last Leaf Falls!

FullSizeRender (1)This has been a most colorful fall and I hope you’ve had an opportunity to get out and enjoy the splendor! With just weeks before Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to take stock of how fortunate we are and all that we have to be thankful for. Whatever your family tradition may be, take time to give thanks for all that you hold dear, and with Veteran’s Day approaching, this includes thanking our service men and women for all that they have sacrificed and endured to provide us with the freedoms we have today.

Just as you may have much to give thanks for, there are those around us who are in need this holiday season. To help meet the needs of our community, Carol Sweitzer in our Customer Service department is once again heading up Jennings’ annual canned food drive. Give a donation of three cans of food to our technician when he visits your home for a service call anytime before November 19th and receive a one-time $5 discount off of your bill. Your canned food donations are supplied to the Akron Canton Food Bank through the WKDD collection station and help to provide a filling Thanksgiving dinner for those who might not otherwise have it. Last year we managed to collect 661 cans of food and our target this year is 800 cans. Please help us reach our goal and donate your canned goods!

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October Home Comfort Tips & Treats

JACK_PUMPKIN Fall is certainly in the air-leaves are beginning to change, mornings are crisp and cool, and everywhere you go the flavors and colors of fall are bursting at the seams. The changing of seasons brings something new to enjoy, so be sure to get out with family and friends to take part in the festivities! Speaking of change, we have made some updates to our website that you may find interesting, including this month’s specials and coupons. When you get a chance, check them out here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customers, for letting us know how we are doing. Whenever I look at our employees and think of how long I have known these hard working individuals, I always remind them that they are the “Jennings Heating” that our customers see. This year you let us know that you saw great things as we received an A+ rating from both Angie’s List and Better Business Bureau. Thanks for your vote of confidence. We don’t often receive complaints, but when we do we take the opportunity to train and improve, so please continue to let us know how we’re doing.

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