Now is the best time to schedule your precision furnace tune-up from S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal

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From servicing massive furnace units, such as this one in an apartment building on Lakewood’s Gold Coast, to cleaning and checking a homeowner’s units, the S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal, Inc. service technicians are highly skilled. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Laura Briedis

Are you ready to shake, shiver and chatter? After this summer’s stretch of record-high temperatures, cold weather is probably not on your radar—yet. But S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal, Inc. is already prepping for the temperature plunge so you won’t be left in the cold.

“With the unpredictable weather in Northeast Ohio, the only thing you can be sure of is that there is no escaping the cold,” 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 it seems like we only have two seasons here—summer and winter—so there is not much time between to ready for the temperature swing.”

To get you prepared, this locally owned company services, repairs and installs all types of heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, boiler and steam, as well as tank and tankless water heaters.

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, the real question to ask is, is it operating at peak efficiency?”

With a dedicated staff of certified tune-up technicians, S&S recommends that homeowners get a precision 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 at Home and Work
“Everyone waits until it gets really cold outside to start thinking about their furnaces,” 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 now 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 Heating & Cooling helps you save money by offering high-efficiency products and services to help reduce energy consumption—which is especially important for large commercial buildings since those bills can quickly escalate.

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 12000 Edgewater Apartments in Lakewood. (Serendipitously, a paraglider over Lake Erie appeared in the background during our photo shoot.)

“We offer commercial leasing to make rooftop units more affordable for small businesses,” adds Mark.

The company also has a mobile metal shop, in which the installers can fabricate ductwork from a precision installation trailer that is driven to the jobsite. Not many heating and cooling companies boast the ability to custom design and build their own ductwork.

“With all of the high-tech touches nowadays, we still take pride in old-fashioned customer service,” comments Mark. “We always do right by our customers and it shows in all of our Google 5-Star reviews.”

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