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Finding the Most Efficient Air Conditioning System for Your Home

Monday, 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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Efficiency Matters with a New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When you’re shopping around for a new AC installation, you may feel tempted to look for the cheapest system you can find. Unfortunately, this may mean you have to pay more to operate your air conditioner later on, at a higher cost to you overall.

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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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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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3 Important Steps of Air Conditioner Installation

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Installing a whole-home air conditioning system is not like choosing a simple window unit. To ensure that your air conditioner provides you with the comfort you need for years to come, it’s important to take three important steps before purchasing and installing your new AC system. As always, the air conditioning experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling are here to help you with all of your AC needs in Oxford, DE – all you have to do is give us a call.

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Options to Consider With Your New Air Conditioner

Friday, June 27th, 2014

If you need air conditioning installation service  in West Chester, there are a lot of factors involved that can make the process seem overwhelming. Your new AC should be a high-performance system that doesn’t cost you a fortune on your energy bill. We’ve made it easier by detailing some options you may consider, including information about energy efficiency and about whether to choose a central AC or a ductless mini split system.

Energy Efficient Systems

One of the most important options to consider with your new system is its energy efficiency. Whatever system you choose, it’s important to have an energy efficient system to help cut down on your energy bill. Look for a system with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating and the ENERGY STAR label. An HVAC specialist can tell you which systems are the most energy efficient and will help you find more ways to increase energy efficiency for the life of your system, such as yearly professional maintenance. Energy efficient options are available for both central AC systems and ductless mini splits, detailed below.

Central Air Conditioning

The most common form of AC you see in homes is central air conditioning. An outdoor compressor/condenser unit works with an indoor evaporator to move the heat from inside your home back outdoors, and the system uses the ductwork to circulate cool air. With regular maintenance and a high SEER rating, a central AC system can run smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

Ductless Mini Split Systems

A ductless mini split system is a great option when the structure of your home makes ductwork installation difficult. Similar to central AC, ductless systems require an outdoor unit and indoor unit. However, this system uses multiple indoor units so you can adjust the temperature in each area of your home. A mini split does not use ducts to blow air; instead, technicians mount compact indoor air handlers onto the wall or suspend them from the ceiling, so they don’t have to interfere with the interior design of your home.

For quality, professional air conditioning installation in West Chester, Bartels Heating & Cooling wants to help you find the air conditioning that’s right for your needs. Give us a call today to schedule your next service with us.

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Fairfield Air Conditioning Installation: 3 Factors to Consider When Sizing A New Air Conditioner

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Installing a new air conditioner can be a great thing for your home and family, but if your new AC isn’t sized properly, it can be the opposite. Many factors need to be calculated when determining what size of air conditioner is really the best for your property, so it’s best to work with an experienced professional to ensure that your air conditioning installation service in Fairfield will give you the cooling you need and want for your home.

Factors to Consider

There is one important question to answer when sizing a new air conditioning system: how much cooling do you really need? The answer lies in calculating a number of factors together in order to get the correct answer, and it’s a calculation that is best done with your Bartel’s Heating & Cooling expert.

Here are 3 important factors to consider when sizing for a new AC:

  • Levels of insulation throughout your home – just as insulation is important for keeping heat in your home during winter, it is just as important in keeping the warm air outside during summer. Knowing exactly how your home is insulated, and at what R-level, is a big part of the cooling calculation, and one that should not be missed or overlooked.
  • Floor plan design – the floor plan design of your home doesn’t just describe the layout, it also indicates how air will flow through the property. For air conditioning, there is a big difference between floor plans that are open versus floor plans that have multiple, walled rooms. For instance, you can have two homes that are both 2,000 square feet in size, but if one has an open floor plan, the cool air is going to move very differently through it as compared to the one that doesn’t.
  • Daily heat gain – every home takes on heat throughout the day, but does so at different rates and temperatures. Different factors go into heat gain, such as the orientation of your property, types of windows, natural and indoor shading, etc. Heat gain can raise the temperature in a home anywhere from 10-15 degrees during the summer months, so knowing how many degrees your home gains during the day is an important factor to know before purchasing your new air conditioner.

Make the Calculation Correctly with an Expert

Bartel’s Heating & Cooling has been conducted air conditioning installation in Fairfield since 1973. Our technicians understand how important it is to calculate correctly for the right-sized air conditioner for your property. If you are ready to install a new AC but aren’t sure what size to purchase, call Bartel’s Heating & Cooling today and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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Stages of Air Conditioning Installation in Hamilton

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Air conditioning installation in Hamilton, OH is not a light undertaking, but eventually, it’s necessary. Sooner or later, even the most well-maintained system breaks down, requiring a new system to take its place. Every installation process is different and a reliable service company can set up a plan that works for your unique circumstances. It may help you to understand the general stages of air conditioning installation in Hamilton, however. That way, you won’t be caught by surprise and you can discuss the specifics with your technician from a more knowledgeable perspective. We’ve provided a quick breakdown below:

  • The technician arrives at your home and conducts measurements to determine the proper power load for your air conditioner, balanced against such factors as square footage, insulation in your attic and sunlight exposure.
  • The technician makes calculations to determine the square footage needed for your need system, as well as the location of electrical wiring, vents, drain lines and other auxiliary components that need to line up.
  • The technician brings in any equipment needed to remove your old system and install the new one.
  • The technician shuts off power to your home and methodically disconnects your system from electrical connections, drain lines, the duct system and other components which your new system might need.
  • The technician removes your old system with care, ensuring that no other part of your home is disrupted.
  • The technician places the new unit in position, then methodically attaches all of the lines, hoses and electrical connections.
  • The technician turns on the power, and runs your new air conditioner for 15-20 minutes while checking for potential problems. Only when he is satisfied that everything is as it should be does he turn off the unit and complete the installation.

The experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling can explain all of the stages of air conditioning installation in Hamilton to you, as well as performing the operation with courtesy and care. We value your satisfaction as a customer and we won’t rest until you are completely satisfied with your new AC unit. Pick up the phone and call us today for a consultation. You’ll be glad you did!

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Components of Your Home that Can Affect Your New Air Conditioner

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Ohio summers bring the heat, and one of the best ways to beat the heat is the installation of a whole-house air conditioning system. Air conditioners have come a long way in the last decade, providing cool air more efficiently while also reducing the amount of greenhouse gases emitted. But an air conditioning system purchase is a big one no matter how you look at it, and ensuring you’ve gotten an air conditioner that fits your home is one of our specialties at Bartel’s Heating & Cooling.

Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Your Air Conditioner

In order to ensure that you are purchasing an air conditioner that satisfies the amount of cooling you’ll need for your home, your Fairfield air conditioning installation will require a calculation that involves several components. Some of these components are:

  • Orientation (the direction your property faces) – orientation can affect the daily heat gain of your property
  • Insulation levels – just as insulation is important for holding in heat during winter, it does the same for the cool air during summer
  • Any existing ductwork – older ductwork can be in need of repair or possible replacement to help mitigate potential air loss with a new system
  • Floor plans – an open floor plan has a very different indoor air flow from a multi-room floor plan, something that can affect how your home cools
  • Square footage – how much area needs to be cooled
  • Daytime heat gain – your home will gain heat throughout the day from sunlight and rising temperatures; it is important to know exactly how much heat your home gains in order to determine how much cooling it needs to counteract the heat gain

Why Are These Factors Important?

Each of these factors helps to answer the question, “how much cooling does my property need?” Every home has its own answer to this question, even if one home has the same square footage as another. These factors are also important in helping to determine how much energy efficiency you want in your air conditioner, and what type of air conditioning system you want (i.e., traditional split system, ductless, etc.)

As you can see, multiple components need to be factored in to any new air conditioning installation. For over 40 years, Bartel’s Heating & Cooling has conducted multiple Fairfield air conditioning installations, helping our customers attain the right air conditioner for their property. Not sure about what air conditioner is right for you? Call Bartel’s Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment for an estimate with one of our experts.

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West Chester, OH Air Conditioning Options

Monday, April 29th, 2013

If you’re in the market for a new West Chester, OH air conditioning system, then you may find yourself overwhelmed by the various options. There have been recent technological advances in energy efficiency and performance that give homeowners a much wider range of cooling systems to select from. The most important aspect of the process, however, is selecting the right AC contractor. Only pro installation can ensure that you get the most out of your AC, whatever brand or type it is. For superior West Chester, OH air conditioning installation, contact the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at several of your air conditioning options. While not all systems may be right for your home and budget, it’s important to know what’s out there so you can make an informed decision.

  • Central air: This is by far the most popular type of AC in the US. It is tried and tested, and many customers are pleased to have a central split air conditioning system. The basic layout of this system is an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air handler/evaporator. A refrigerant circulates throughout the coils, cools the warm air removed from your home, and dissipates this thermal energy outside. This type of forced air distribution system uses an extensive system of ductwork and registers to extract and send air throughout your home.
  • Ductless mini split: A ductless mini split uses a similar type of outdoor compressor/condenser unit as central air. However, as its name suggests, it doesn’t use ductwork. Instead, the air handler/evaporator coil is either designed to sit right inside your home, high on the wall or recessed in the ceiling. Because of their lack of ducts, they tend to be highly energy efficient, and they also offer built-in zone control; you can typically assign up to 4 different air handler units for every outdoor unit and put them throughout your home.
  • Heat pump: A heat pump is more or less a similar type of setup as central air, with one major difference: it can also heat your home during the cold. 

For more information about your West Chester, OH air conditioning options, call the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling today! 

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