Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

5 Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, August 21st, 2017

ac-condenser-moneyEfficiency is a hot topic in our line of work. People love the convenience of central air conditioning, but the cost of ownership is tough to offset. Thankfully, your local air conditioning and heating technicians know just what to do to make your air conditioner run more efficiently, reducing monthly costs.

Read on for some of our best tips for air conditioner efficiency, and call our team if it’s time for an air conditioning upgrade.

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Qualities to Look for in an HVAC Service Company

Monday, August 7th, 2017

contractor-ac-checklist-smileWhen you set out to hire an HVAC service company for an air conditioner or heater installation or repair, you don’t really know what to expect. You may find a company that advertises low prices, only to have them upcharge once they arrive for the job. You may expect a team to come at a certain time, only to have someone show up hours late and unprepared for the job.

Many people prioritize qualities of an HVAC service contractor that won’t necessarily back up their qualifications for the job. If you want to feel certain that your system is in good hands, look for these qualities as you search the web.

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Beat the Heat without Running Up Your Bills

Monday, July 24th, 2017

woman-fan-hotWouldn’t it be nice if you could simply blast the air conditioner all day in the summer, keeping the temperature as low as you’d like without worrying about the consequences? Of course, this isn’t realistic for most of us. Running the air conditioner nonstop can wear down the equipment, meaning you’ll end up replacing it sooner than expected. And you’ll notice in a short time how much this impacts your energy bills!

If you have central air conditioning, how can you reduce your bills without feeling discomfort throughout the hottest hours of the day? It’s possible; you just have to invest some time!

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC System?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

water-drip-dropWater leaking from a faucet or from underneath your sink is never ideal, but it’s something you may have come to expect from time to time as a homeowner. But water leaking from your air conditioner might come as a much bigger surprise. And it’s certainly not a welcome one; leaky air conditioners can damage whatever they are located near or above. We’ve heard of homeowners having to make hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair water damage in ceilings, walls, flooring, kitchen cabinets, and other structural elements.

You want to know how this happened, and we’ve got some answers below. Of course, the most important thing is that you shut off your air conditioner, attempt to mitigate the damage, and call a technician for repairs. In addition, call a technician for maintenance services once a year to prevent these types of problems!

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Run Constantly?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

working-on-outside-unit-ACThere’s something comforting about the sound of the air conditioner in your home starting up for its next cycle–unless it never stops. Your air conditioner should only run until it reaches the temperature on the thermostat. Of course, on a hotter day, it will take longer to do so. Still, an air conditioner that runs nonstop, day and night, is not going to do the job properly.

So what’s going on with your air conditioner? And can you solve the problem on your own? That depends, but you can learn more by reading on or contacting one of our experienced AC technicians.

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Finding the Most Efficient Air Conditioning System for Your Home

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-wrenchIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, it’s important to rely on expert technicians for the installation. Air conditioning experts will make sure that your new system is properly and safely installed, and that it operates smoothly for a long time to come. It’s not worth it to trust installation to an amateur, who may be unable to make sure the electrical connections and refrigerant are set properly, which could result in major damages.

Before your new air conditioner is professionally installed, you’ll need to decide on the right unit for your home. We recommend consulting a technician for this too, and you’ll see why in today’s guide. If you’re going over your options, read on for more information and call our air conditioning technicians in Mason, OH.

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Don’t Skip This Step Before Running Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Air-Conditioner-Top-CondenserWe forget how vital air conditioners are until we are without any air conditioning on a hot summer day. Nobody wants to deal with a sudden air conditioning breakdown when they really need their systems to run. In order to help protect your air conditioner, there’s something we think you should do—or have done by a professional—before you use the system this season.

Don’t forget to clean the condenser coil, located inside the outdoor portion of your air conditioner. Today, we detail what makes this process so important, along with the tools professionals use to maintain an outdoor unit well before summertime.

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Spring Reminder: Change the Air Filter and Get the AC Ready

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AC-filter-air-filtrationAs allergy season approaches, you might notice that the people in your household are sneezing and coughing a little more. Changing the air filter may help to alleviate allergy symptoms, which is part of why we recommend doing so each month or so. But did you know that this serves a different purpose when it comes to the state of your air conditioning system?

Changing the filter can actually help air flow through your air conditioner with ease and prevent sudden system failure. But that’s not the only step to take to prepare your air conditioner for spring. Read on to learn the importance of changing the air filter and what else you should do to get your AC ready for spring.

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Is It Too Early for Air Conditioning Service?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

AC-unit-flowerBelieve it or not, spring is here. That means beautiful scenery, better weather, and, unfortunately, air quality troubles. While we look forward to the weather soon to come, it’s easy to forget that it will soon be a lot warmer than we’d like to be when we try to get comfortable at home.

The air conditioning season is right around the corner. You cannot just assume that your air conditioner will work properly. And you’d probably rather not wait for a technician when your air conditioner is broken down in the middle of a hot, humid summer. Prevent that from happening by scheduling AC service this spring.

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How Humidity Affects Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The humidity in the air is not limited to the outdoors. If there’s a high amount of water vapor in the outdoor air, it’s probably carrying over to the indoors as well. And, if you don’t take care of it, the humidity could affect your air conditioner as well. Read about two common problems caused by high levels of moisture in the air in the guide below, then check out how you can maintain your system to prevent these issues.

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