Now is the time for a furnace clean and check from S&S Heating, Cooling and Sheet Metal

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S&S Heating, Cooling and Sheet Metal goes to great heights to service and install heating and A/C units, as seen here on top of a high-rise apartment building in Lakewood. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Laura Briedis

Keeping you comfy and cozy—and chill when you need it—S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal, Inc. has been installing and servicing HVAC systems for the past three decades.

“Though you can’t control the weather outside, we can help you control the climate inside,” says Mark Staron II, who is the second “S” in S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal, a company his parents, Mark Sr. and Gayle, founded in 1989. “And just as important nowadays, we can help improve your indoor air quality.”

Purifying the Air You Breathe
Air filters not only protect your heating and cooling system, but also remove particles from the air before they flow through the blower and into the rest of your home.

“We recommend using a media filter with a higher MERV rating, from 11 to 15, for the best air flow,” says Mark. “These media filters that are four inches thick only need to be changed once or twice a year, compared to the standard one-inch filters that need to be changed monthly and are not as effective.”

“We also offer hospital-grade HEPA filters, as well as the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner, which removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles and also helps eliminate odors and bacteria,” he adds.

Cleaning and Checking your Furnace
“The phone rings off the hook when people turn on their furnace for the first time and it doesn’t work,” says Mark. “But even if it seems to be working fine, it may not be operating at peak efficiency.”

With a dedicated staff of certified tune-up technicians, S&S recommends that homeowners get a tune-up every fall and spring.

“Think of a heating and cooling tune-up as if it were an oil change for your home,” says Mark. “You’d never think of going without one for your car or it wouldn’t operate properly. The same is true for your home.”

“This is a thorough two-hour service with a 30-plus item checklist,” he explains. “We don’t just look over your unit. We tune, clean, lubricate and make any necessary adjustments to keep your unit running at peak efficiency.”

Staying Warm this Winter
In Northeast Ohio, it seems like we only have two seasons—summer and winter—so there is not much time to prepare for the temperature swing.

“Everyone waits until it gets really cold outside to start thinking about their furnace,” says Mark. “But now is the ideal time to shop for a new furnace if you want to upgrade. “We help homeowners and business owners make an informed purchase by helping them sort through the maze of HVAC equipment on the market.”

“In addition to our best-selling Trane line, we offer Amana,” he says. “Amana offers a good warranty that goes above and beyond, as it will replace your entire unit and not just replace the heat exchanger if it cracks.”

S&S also installs Fujitsu ductless mini-splits. “This newer technology is popular in Europe and Asia and is gaining traction in the United States—and for good reason,” says Mark. “The units are ideal to heat and cool spaces that are otherwise not accessible to ductwork. And they are so quiet.”

S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal is located at 1353 Ridge Road in Hinckley. Call 440-237-3663 or visit for more information.