Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for December, 2015

The Dangers of Using a Space Heater

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Many homeowners have the one room or space in their home that just doesn’t ever seem to warm up during the winter months. It can be annoying and frustrating to deal with a problem like this, as you don’t want to raise the temperature throughout your entire home just to warm up this one spot. A solution for many dealing with this issue is to purchase and use a space heater, but this is ill-advised for a few reasons that we’ll outline below.

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What Is Kettling?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It may sound quaint – “kettling” – but it’s actually indicative of a fairly serious problem with your boiler. Our experts have come across the problem of kettling multiple times, so if you hear your boiler making a sound like a tea kettle just before it reaches its full boiling point, it is time to give us a call.

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Some Basics about Electronic Ignition

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you have a relatively new furnace or boiler heating system (updated within the last 5 years), then your heater ignites using electronic ignition. This is because standing pilots tend to waste a lot of fuel, so mandates were put in place several years ago for manufacturers to equip combustion heating systems with electronic ignition components rather than a standing pilot. There are two types of electronic ignition, as we’ll outline below, and it’s important to know which type you have so that you can inform your Bartels Heating & Cooling technician should an ignition problem develop with your heater.

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What Is the Benefit of Using a Hybrid Heating System?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The cold weather is here and homeowners are using their heating systems full time once again. If you are looking at replacing your heating system in the near future, you may want to give consideration to a hybrid heating system. A hybrid heating system provides you with all the benefits a heat pump HVAC system has to offer in addition to a back-up gas furnace. Why choose this kind of system for your home in Fairfield, OH? We’ll explain more below.

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