Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog

5 Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

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

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

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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Which Water Heater Is the Right Fit for Your Home?

July 10th, 2017

water-heater-tankEven though it’s warm right now, there’s one heating system most of us cannot imagine life without at any time of year—the water heater. When you find you need a new water heater, it can be a stressful time, as you don’t want to be without hot water for long but you also have the opportunity to shop around and find the unit that is truly the best fit for your home.

The best way to find a water heater that works for your household is to consult a trained plumber. However, we want to help you get started by outlining some of the basics of new water heater installation.

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC System?

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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Ed Reid Is Contractor of the Year!

June 21st, 2017

We’re proud to announce that Ed Reid, president of Bartels Heating & Cooling, has been named Contractor of the Year by the ACCO (Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio)! The ACCO awards this honor once a year to someone with a proven track record of hard work and service in the HVACR industry and for the ACCO.

Edward R. Reid has been working at Bartels Heating & Cooling since 1983 and became president of the company in 1997, when founder Thomas A. Bartels retired. Ed has continued our traditions and values, ensuring our customers get the best possible service and equipment that meets their every need. We are so proud of his achievements and value all he’s done for our company!

For all your air conditioning needs in Hamilton, OH, reach out to our friendly award-winning team!

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

June 12th, 2017

sick-woman-indoorsIn our industry, the term “indoor air quality” can have a lot of different meanings. Poor indoor air quality can affect a home in a lot of different ways. Excess humidity can make you uncomfortable, particularly in warm weather, and a lack of humidity can dry out your skin and even the furniture in your home. Poor ventilation makes the air feel stale, and leaks in the ductwork could raise your bills.

However, probably the biggest concern with your indoor air quality is health. The health of your family matters most of all, but you may be unclear of the impact of your home’s air. We have some information below. For a customized indoor air quality product for your whole home, reach out to our award-winning team!

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Run Constantly?

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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Is Your Air Conditioner Making Your Allergies Worse?

May 15th, 2017

AC-filter-air-filtrationHopefully, you know by now that your central air conditioner has a filter that you should be changing regularly. (And if you don’t, check out our blog for more information.) A clean air filter helps your air conditioner run properly, but it won’t necessarily filter out the allergens that make you sick. The standard air filter is designed for the purpose of protecting an air conditioner. It should provide some level of filtration, but it may not be what you need.

Is your air conditioner making your air quality worse? We’ll investigate that issue here, and let you know what you can do to get allergies under control, starting with your indoor air quality.

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Finding the Most Efficient Air Conditioning System for Your Home

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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