Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fairfield’

How to Make Your Heating System More Efficient

Monday, November 13th, 2017

money-out-chimneyAs the temperatures outside drop, the cost of heating your home becomes higher and higher. This is to be expected, of course, as the furnace has to run for longer to keep you warm. However, at some point during your homeownership, you may find out that you pay much more than you should have to! Maybe a neighbor tells you that they pay way less than you do to heat a similarly sized home, or perhaps you’ve just realized you’re spending more than you did last year.

It might be possible to get your heating system running at a higher efficiency so that you can save more over time. Read our tips and speak to our team to learn more!

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Finding the Right Heating Technicians for Your Home

Monday, October 16th, 2017

This year, we were awarded contractor of the year!

In some parts of the country, heating systems are used so sparsely that they rarely have to deal with a technician at all. However, in our climate, heating systems suffer a lot of breakdowns. Calling in technicians can become a regular thing—especially if you don’t work with a quality company and end up having to call in someone else to fix their mistakes! It’s always better to find the right technician to work with the first time around, and to choose a company you’ll want to work with time and time again.

How can you find the right company for the job? While it might require a bit of trial and error, following our tips can help you find a contractor you feel safe and comfortable having in your home. For more information, or to schedule your HVAC service in Fairfield, OH, give Bartels Heating & Cooling a call!

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Don’t Skip This Step Before Running Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Air-Conditioner-Top-CondenserWe forget how vital air conditioners are until we are without any air conditioning on a hot summer day. Nobody wants to deal with a sudden air conditioning breakdown when they really need their systems to run. In order to help protect your air conditioner, there’s something we think you should do—or have done by a professional—before you use the system this season.

Don’t forget to clean the condenser coil, located inside the outdoor portion of your air conditioner. Today, we detail what makes this process so important, along with the tools professionals use to maintain an outdoor unit well before summertime.

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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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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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The Right Thermostat Setting for Heating Efficiency

Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s one of the great debates of many households: which temperature should you set the thermostat to when it’s cold out? It’s difficult to say, since each person may have a different preference, but we do have a few recommendations for better energy and fuel efficiency. If you want to save money on heating costs this year, talk to your family about implementing these changes.

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Make Sure that Your Heater Is Tuned Up for Cooler Weather

Monday, 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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How Dirty AC Coils Affect Your Cooling

Monday, 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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Is It Time for a Thermostat Upgrade?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Many people wait to change out their thermostats until they absolutely have to. They wait until the thermostat completely ceases to work, or until they can no longer read the display. But this means they are living with an inefficient, inconvenient thermostat for many years—decades in many cases we’ve seen.

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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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