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

Upgrade to Energy Efficient AC Equipment Today

Monday, August 8th, 2016

We don’t want you to compromise on your home comfort. That’s why we install energy-efficient comfort equipment that helps you to save money over the years and offers a level of performance beyond what you would expect. It’s also why we offer financing option. We hope that local homeowners don’t feel stuck with inefficient HVAC equipment, so read on to learn how you can save with high-efficiency AC units.

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How Dirty AC Coils Affect Your Cooling

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Wondering why your air conditioner is not operating very efficiently in the middle of the summer? There could be a number of reasons for low efficiency and poor performance from your cooling system, but one of the most common is actually something that’s relatively easy to fix. Learn about how dirty AC coils make your air conditioner run less efficiently—and what these coils are meant to do—below.

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Is It Time for a Thermostat Upgrade?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Many people wait to change out their thermostats until they absolutely have to. They wait until the thermostat completely ceases to work, or until they can no longer read the display. But this means they are living with an inefficient, inconvenient thermostat for many years—decades in many cases we’ve seen.

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Get the New Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control Thermostat

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Are you ready to make home comfort a whole lot easier, more comfortable, and more efficient? Save money, reduce the hassle, and make climate control simple with the help of smart technology. A smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature in your home from wherever you are, right from your smart phone.

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Prevent Water Leaks from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 11th, 2016

One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to schedule routine maintenance each and every year. Routine maintenance visits help to prevent major problems with your air conditioner, since you get an inspection and tune-up from a technician trained to recognize problems quickly.

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3 Signs You Should Schedule AC Repair Right Now

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Not sure if that problem with your air conditioner is really that big of a deal? It could get a lot worse if you let the issue go on for too long. But you don’t want to spend the money if you don’t have to! To help you out, we provide a few signs here that your air conditioner should be serviced as soon as possible.

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Can I Buy Used AC Equipment for Cheaper?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Operating your air conditioner in the hottest months is already costly at times, so we know you want to save money wherever you can on your cooling costs. Some people attempt to do this by shopping around for the cheapest AC system, something that we strongly recommend against. This can result in a greater cost overall—especially if the air conditioning equipment is already used.

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Efficiency Matters with a New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When you’re shopping around for a new AC installation, you may feel tempted to look for the cheapest system you can find. Unfortunately, this may mean you have to pay more to operate your air conditioner later on, at a higher cost to you overall.

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Why Does My New AC Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If you’ve just upgraded your air conditioner, you expect it to run smoothly and efficiently. And rightfully so. Today’s air conditioning systems are so much more efficient than they were 15 years ago or even a decade ago, and any upgrade should result in a higher efficiency level than for a system that was running slowly after many years of use.

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Refrigerant and AC Systems: What You Should Know

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Central air conditioners need refrigerant, a chemical blend, in order to move heat around. Heat transfer is essential to the cooling process, because cool air cannot be made without first removing heat. These are the very basics of refrigerant, and there’s not too much more you really need to know about how the refrigeration process works (unless you really want to know or you’re training to be a technician).

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