Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog

Do You Have Enough Air Filtration?

May 30th, 2016

Every air conditioning and heating system that heats up air and moves it through the vents should have an air filter. This filter serves two major purposes. It can clean the air of some of the allergens and irritants that fill it. But its major design purpose is to protect the air conditioning system from the potential damage of incoming debris.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

May 23rd, 2016

We want to make sure that every homeowner in the area has access to cleaner air, so that allergies, asthma, respiratory issues, and illness are no longer so much of a concern. When you decide to take control of your air quality, call the local HVAC contractors at Bartels Heating & Cooling in the Hamilton, OH area. We’re always happy to offer helpful advice.

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Refrigerant and AC Systems: What You Should Know

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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Why Does Water Sometimes Leak from AC Systems?

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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Why a Dual-Fuel Heat Pump Is the Perfect Heating and Cooling System for Hamilton, OH

May 2nd, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system and a new air conditioner, you’re in luck. You can get a system that combines the efficiency and convenience of a heat pump (a heating and cooling system in one) with the affordable heating of a furnace. The entire system works together to automatically toggle between the two systems to provide optimal heating and efficient cooling.

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A Bigger Air Conditioner Is Not a Better Option

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

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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Extreme Temperatures Test the Operation of Your Heating and AC Systems

April 11th, 2016

From time to time, we like to remind the homeowners in our community how important it is to schedule professional service for an AC or heating system when it needs it, and to schedule routine services as well. We’ve had some temperature swings and unpredictable weather patterns lately, and this can overwork your heater to the point that it can break down when you least expect it. And once the AC season begins, we don’t want your air conditioner to be unprepared! Here’s our advice for keeping your HVAC (heating and air conditioning) equipment in good shape for the worst weather.

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How Important Is It That I Change My Air Filter?

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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Is a Tankless Water Heater the Better Option?

March 28th, 2016

When you’re looking for a new hot water heater, you might find a lot of buzz online about tankless units. Tankless water heaters use on-demand technology to heat up water only when you need it. Unlike tank water heaters, which keep large reservoirs of water hot all throughout the day, tankless water heaters only need to heat up water in short bursts, as needed, which is what makes them such efficient systems. But does this really make them better?

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