Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

Indoor Air Quality Control That Really Works

Monday, March 6th, 2017

sick-woman-indoorsYour heating and air conditioning systems should (hopefully) have filters that help to block particles from coming through the vents. You may have heard that you should change your filters at least a few times a year, with some people urging filter replacements every month.

While changing your filter regularly is certainly important, is it really going to help with your most severe indoor air quality problems? Not necessarily. For indoor air quality control you can count on, you may need something a lot more powerful. Our technicians detail their suggestions below, but you can call our team to learn more.

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4 Steps Toward More Efficient Heating

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Everybody wants to save some money, but life’s comforts and necessities come with a cost. Heating, for example, can account for nearly half of your monthly utilities!

These tips can help you save more money on heating over the years, although you may need to make an investment upfront. Call our friendly office staff for more information!

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Can I Skip a Boiler Tune Up This Year?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

We get this question often, from homeowners who aren’t too certain this service is really necessary each year. Others think that, since their boiler is new, it shouldn’t have any problems yet. And others simply don’t want to pay for a service if they aren’t sure it’s necessary.

But annual boiler service is preventative. It’s not meant to solve any problems that are noticeable now, but to prevent issues from coming up when you need the heat to work the most—the middle of winter. And too many homeowners learn this the hard way.

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What Should You Do to Get Your Home Ready for Cooler Weather?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

As temperatures start to take a dive, you may begin to worry about whether or not your home is ready for the cold season ahead. Here at Bartels Heating & Cooling, we get ready for the heating season by keeping our trucks well-stocked and giving all of our technicians the training they need to repair and maintain heaters. And as a homeowner, there are ways you can prepare your home for the changing of the seasons as well.

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Save Money on Heating This Year

Monday, 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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Is It Time to Replace Your Heater?

Tuesday, 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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Can I Buy Used AC Equipment for Cheaper?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Operating your air conditioner in the hottest months is already costly at times, so we know you want to save money wherever you can on your cooling costs. Some people attempt to do this by shopping around for the cheapest AC system, something that we strongly recommend against. This can result in a greater cost overall—especially if the air conditioning equipment is already used.

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Refrigerant and AC Systems: What You Should Know

Monday, 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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Making Last-Minute Heating Repairs: Don’t Put It Off Until Next Season

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Your heating system is not functioning at its best. “Oh well,” you think, turning on the space heaters and lessening your heating system usage for the end of the season, “there’s always next season.” A lot of people have this same way of thinking about heating and cooling repairs. If it happens at the end of the season, you don’t really need the repair right away, right?

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What to Do About Your High Heating Costs

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

If you feel that your heating costs seem to be much too high these days, you might worry that the only way to save a few bucks is to shut off your heating system for a while. Of course, this will save you some money, but it isn’t exactly an ideal way to save on monthly costs. Find out more ways to save on heating without feeling uncomfortable in our guide.

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