Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog

Protect Your Home from a Carbon Monoxide Leak

October 3rd, 2016

Carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous substances that can be found in a home. And it comes from some of the appliances you use every day! Your gas stove, dryer, and heater can all produce carbon monoxide, but there should be a ventilation system in place to keep it out of your living area.

The furnace runs on and off throughout the day, and it’s key that you keep this part of your home well-maintained, so that you don’t have to worry about a potential leak. Learn more about how to safeguard your home below.

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Don’t Skip This Important Service This Season

September 26th, 2016

Heating maintenance (or a heating tune-up) is one of the most important services you can schedule for your home before the winter starts! We’re barely moving into fall, but that does not mean it’s too soon to start thinking about the performance of your heating system. Wait too long, and you may be too late!

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Save Money on Heating This Year

September 19th, 2016

Last year’s winter heating bills may have been a bit higher than you would’ve liked. This year, it’s time to do things differently. You can save money on your heating bills this year by taking a few simple steps that won’t make you feel uncomfortable. Just follow our tips!

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Our Guide to Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home

September 12th, 2016

If you’re looking into purchasing new heating equipment for your home or replacing a failing system, we’ve got you covered. Our technicians are here to help with all of your heating needs—big or small—which is why we’ve provided this guide to selecting your new furnace. Call our friendly team for more information!

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Make Sure that Your Heater Is Tuned Up for Cooler Weather

September 5th, 2016

We know that you might not be ready for cooler weather just yet. It’s not even fall! But the chill of winter can catch you by surprise. If you haven’t scheduled an appointment for a heating system tune-up yet, it’s time. It’s better to be prepared than to miss out.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacement

August 30th, 2016

Hot water is one of those comforts you need throughout the year, not just in the winter. Still, winter would be a terrible time for a water heater breakdown. There’s no way you want to take a cold shower in the winter. And, in some cases, pipes can even freeze.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Heater?

August 23rd, 2016

Heating season is right around the corner, whether we’re ready or not. And if your heating system is not ready, you can run into all sorts of problems come wintertime. Is your heater nearing the end of its life? Now is the time to schedule replacement, to avoid the rush of winter and make sure that your family is comfortable throughout the season.

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How Humidity Affects Your Air Conditioning System

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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Upgrade to Energy Efficient AC Equipment Today

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

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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