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

How to Prevent Furnace Repair

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

heating-furnace-repair-technicianMost people never call in a contractor until something in the home breaks. And yet, when it comes to your heating system, many of the repairs you make within a year are largely preventable. The furnace is something you want to avoid repairing in the middle of the winter, when you need your heating system the most. Getting ahead of furnace repairs and maintenance early in the season will help you keep things under control later on.

Let our expert technicians help you understand why it’s important to keep a furnace well-maintained, and what you can do to prevent repairs. Follow these tips in order to make sure you’re safe and comfortable in colder weather.

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Which Heating Installation Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

natural-gas-burners-flame-furnaceThe chill of winter gives you an excuse to curl up in bed with a blanket for a little longer, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to keep warm. Of course, your home’s central heating system is the most effective way to cool off, assuming you have one that’s the right fit. Sizing, efficiency rating, style of heater, and more have an effect on whether you feel warm enough throughout the winter (and not just on lazy mornings spent in bed).

Let our heating experts help you locate the best heating installation for your home—before temperatures drop any more. Give yourself time to consider your options, if you can. Contact our team, and check out the guide below for a primer on the best heating installations for any home.

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3 Reasons to Replace an Older Thermostat

Monday, February 20th, 2017

thermostat-manual-dialThe thermostat is the only part of the heating and air conditioning systems you really interact with. So by now, you may have gotten used to the settings or perhaps the little peculiarities of the controls. Many people keep the same thermostat around for years, even after major heating repairs or even system replacements.

But if you have an older thermostat that has not been replaced for quite a while—perhaps not since before you moved in—it’s time to consider moving on. You can get a thermostat that is much easier to navigate or has far more options than you’re working with now.

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How to Tell It’s Time for a Heating System Upgrade

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Inside a Natural Gas FurnaceIt’s something you may try to put off for as long as you can. Having to replace an older heating system may not be the ideal situation to find yourself in, but it’s important to recognize it when it comes. If you continue to run a furnace or boiler on the verge of a breakdown, it may fail when you really need it, and it probably costs a lot to run anyway.

Take note and check your heating system, or ask your technician if heating replacement is the better option. Here are some common signs that it’s time to upgrade your heating system to a more efficient, reliable unit.

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Boiler Kettling: What Is It? Should I Be Worried?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Bang! Pop! Clank! We’ve heard homeowners describe a common boiler noise in many different ways, but it’s usually the same culprit: kettling.

Boiler kettling is something that has many causes and many solutions, but the fact remains that you should always have a professional heating technician provide the service it needs. This is the only person who knows just how to diagnose the issue and how to safely make repairs without causing further harm.

Still, it’s nice to know what may be the cause, and whether or not your home is in danger. Check out more on the basics of kettling in a boiler in the guide below.question-mark

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How to Lower Your Heating Bills

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Heating bills in Hamilton, OH can spiral out of control rather quickly. You can lower your heating bills, however, for a long time to come when you take the right steps to keep your heater running in the most efficient ways. Check out our tips, and call our experts to schedule an appointment today.

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3 Things to Know about Replacing an Older Furnace

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

We do not recommend keeping a furnace around for longer than about 15 years. Some can still run just fine after this point, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. After this time, furnaces struggle to work efficiently, and the safety switches may not work properly. If it’s just about time for your new furnace, we have advice that may help you know a little bit more about the transition.

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Should You Replace that Older Boiler Already?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

You expect your home’s boiler to last a long time. After all, boilers are not cheap—and that’s because they are made to be durable and to resist corrosion and other issues. The good news is that boilers do last longer than many other types of heating systems.

However, you should not assume a boiler will last much longer than 15-20 years. If your boiler is experiencing issues repairs may be possible. And a good technician will look for the most cost-effective solution first and foremost.

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4 Steps Toward More Efficient Heating

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Everybody wants to save some money, but life’s comforts and necessities come with a cost. Heating, for example, can account for nearly half of your monthly utilities!

These tips can help you save more money on heating over the years, although you may need to make an investment upfront. Call our friendly office staff for more information!

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3 Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

Monday, December 5th, 2016

If your furnace fails in the middle of winter, what will you do? Will you be able to bear the chilly temperatures that hit your home for more than a few hours? In most cases, a call to an emergency heating technician is necessary. But that means unexpected costs and a lot of stress that you were not prepared to deal with.

But when you schedule furnace maintenance each year, you may never have to worry about this possibility. In today’s blog, find out how furnace maintenance makes your life a lot easier.

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