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

Why Does Water Sometimes Leak from AC Systems?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. Water leakage from AC systems is a common problem, and it’s one of the most common reasons homeowners call us for urgent repairs. There’s nothing quite as scary as having water leak into your home from the ceiling or from the walls, and you need this problem fixed quickly.

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A Bigger Air Conditioner Is Not a Better Option

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When you’re searching for a new air conditioner, there are a lot of different factors to check out on the label. You might notice an ENERGY STAR seal, the governmental seal of approval that this system uses as little energy as possible without suffering in performance and cooling output. You might also find the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), a number noting the specific efficiency rating of a system. And you should be able to find out the size of the air conditioner, in tons or BTUs per hour.

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Tune Up Your AC System before It Gets Any Warmer

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When you turn on your air conditioning system for the first time this spring, it might seem as though everything is working just fine. In the spring, when temperatures outside are mild, your air conditioner does a fine job of changing the temperature of the air. But you cannot guarantee that it will continue to work as well when temperatures spike.

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How Important Is It That I Change My Air Filter?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Your HVAC system’s air filter is likely not something you think about very often. There are many things about your air conditioner that should be left to a professional to inspect, service, and repair. However, your air filter is not one of these things. Changing your air filter is one task that not only can you do on your own, you should be doing on a regular basis. Doing so is vital to your cooling system’s performance and efficiency.

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You May Need to Schedule AC Service Sooner than You Think

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Temperatures are on the rise, though they may seem pretty mild right now (except for quite a bit of rainfall lately). And since outdoor temperatures are perfectly fine right now, few people think about what will happen once temperatures heat up and their old air conditioning systems are back in action.

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Reasons to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, September 7th, 2015

At this time of year, your whole home air conditioning system has been operating for quite a while. You may have taken some steps to help reduce your energy usage, but there is one fairly simple step many homeowners overlook: upgrading your thermostat. Its small size belies its power in your home, because your air conditioning system can’t operate without a working thermostat. Your thermostat is the control center for your AC, telling it when to turn on and off. But today’s thermostats have far more capabilities than this, and these capabilities can offer you some important benefits.

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Why Isn’t My Geothermal System Cooling?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The middle of August is no time to have a problem with your cooling system, but the truth is that the AC part of your HVAC system is more likely to break when it is working its hardest. But you don’t have to panic or worry when your geothermal system isn’t cooling as it should; all you have to do is pick up the phone and call the geothermal experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling and schedule a repair appointment for your geothermal system in Oxford, OH.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Keep Breaking Down? It May Be Time to Consider Replacement

Monday, August 10th, 2015

As we continue through the dog days of summer, we realize how important whole home cooling is to our everyday comfort. But if you have been struggling with your AC all summer long, especially when you need it most, it may be time to ask yourself if continuing to put money into your system is worthwhile, or if it’s time to invest in a new, reliable system. The air conditioning experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your air conditioner installation needs in Hamilton, OH – just give us a call!

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What Is Daytime Heat Gain?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The dog days of summer are definitely here, and like most homeowners, you are likely doing all you can to stay cool while keeping an eye on your energy usage. There are a number of factors that can affect your whole home cooling, and one of these factors is daytime heat gain. As you can probably guess, the term “daytime heat gain” refers to extra heat your home may take on throughout the day during the summer months. Some homes can see as much as 10 extra degrees in daytime heat gain, which is extra heat your AC is going to have to battle. What contributes to daytime heat gain? Let’s take a look.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, July 27th, 2015

There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to install a heat pump system: they are energy efficient, offer longer lifespans than other heating and cooling systems, and can both heat and cool your home. But for all the positives a heat pump system offers, like other heating and cooling systems, your heat pump won’t last forever. What are some of the signs to be aware of with your heat pump, in terms of replacement? Here are some to keep in mind:

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