Troubleshooting vs. Repair: Know the Difference When You’ve Got AC Problems

June 3rd, 2024
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We’ve seen countless instances where well-meaning homeowners take DIY AC repair into their own hands, only to end up causing more harm than good. While it’s commendable to want to solve problems on your own, it’s crucial to distinguish between troubleshooting and repair. Understanding the difference can save you time, money, and prevent potential hazards.

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Some Common Electric Problems That Affect ACs and Heat Pumps

May 20th, 2024
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Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer or the biting cold of winter, your air conditioner or heat pump works tirelessly to keep your home livable. However, like any other mechanical system, AC and heat pumps are susceptible to various issues, especially electrical problems. 

At Bartel’s Heating & Cooling, we’ve encountered our fair share of electrical issues affecting ACs and heat pumps. In this post, we’ll highlight some common electric problems and explain why attempting DIY repairs could do more harm than good—always look to pros for air conditioning and heat pump repair.

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Signs You Need Repairs for Your Geothermal Heat Pump

May 6th, 2024
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We know how important it is to keep your home comfortable year-round. One of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home is with a geothermal heat pump. These systems are designed to be energy-efficient and reliable, but like any complex system, they can encounter problems over time.

We’ll walk you through the warning signs that you may need geothermal heat pump repair. By recognizing these signs early and calling in a professional, you can keep your system running smoothly and efficiently.

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Options to Consider When You Need to Get a New AC

April 22nd, 2024
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When your air conditioner starts showing signs of wear or has completely broken down, choosing the right replacement can feel overwhelming. At Bartels Heating & Cooling, we understand that every home has unique needs, and there are multiple cooling systems available to suit different preferences and budgets. In this blog post, we’ll explore several options you might consider when it’s time to get a new air conditioning unit, ranging from standard central air conditioners to innovative geothermal heat pumps.

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What Can I Do If the Compressor in My AC Fails?

April 8th, 2024
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When your air conditioning system completely fails, it’s sometimes the compressor that’s at the heart of the problem. As HVAC experts, we understand the frustration and discomfort a malfunctioning AC can cause. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the critical role of the compressor in your AC unit, why a failed compressor often requires replacing the entire system, and when it might be more beneficial to opt for AC repair in Hamilton that will instead replace only the compressor.

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How a Refrigerant Leak Threatens Your Heat Pump

March 25th, 2024
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As your trusted local HVAC contractor, Bartels Heating & Cooling understands the importance of maintaining your heat pump for year-round comfort. Today, we’re addressing a critical issue that could compromise the efficiency and effectiveness of your heat pump: refrigerant leaks. When you run into this problem, it’s vital that you call us for heat pump repair as soon as possible.

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It’s Already March—Time to Prep Your Air Conditioning System!

March 11th, 2024
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We can experience some chilly temperatures through the Spring in Ohio. But that doesn’t mean we can ignore the approach of warm weather. In fact, most of us are quite ready for it. But … is your air conditioning system ready for it?

The way to prepare your AC to handle another hot summer is to take the time during spring to have it given a professional tune-up and inspection. This regular maintenance is essential for an air conditioner to run its best and to ensure you don’t end up wasting money on inefficient performance. Below, we’ll look at the reasons you should always arrange for AC maintenance with our pros each spring by joining our maintenance program in Hamilton, OH.

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The Limit Switch: A Key Mechanism for Furnace Safety and Regular Operation

February 26th, 2024
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We like to educate our customers about the basics of their HVAC systems. Just a bit of knowledge can go a long way in helping homeowners like you recognize potential problems in their comfort systems and understand the best way to save money through efficient operation. 

Today, we’re going to discuss a key part of a gas furnace (the heating system you most likely have). It’s the limit switch, which does several important jobs that keep a furnace running—and running safely and efficiently.

If you have issues with your furnace limit switch in Middletown or elsewhere in our service area, contact us right away to have the problem inspected and repaired.

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Why Electronic Ignition Replaced the Pilot Light in Furnaces

February 12th, 2024

When people think about gas furnaces, they often think of pilot lights—those small, steady burning flames that wait inside furnaces to ignite the burners. However, if you go to your home’s furnace right now and look for the pilot light, you probably won’t find one. The reason is that the standing pilot light has been mostly replaced with electronic ignitions systems.

Why did this change happen? Follow along below, and we’ll tell you the story of why electronic ignition is now the standard.

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Have You Thought About a Geothermal System for Your Home?

January 15th, 2024

As we navigate the challenges of climate change and strive for sustainable living, exploring alternative energy sources becomes important. If you have recently been looking for a heating installation in Middletown, OH, one such eco-friendly option gaining popularity is the geothermal system. 

Let’s take a moment to talk about this eco-friendly solution. We’ll take a look into the world of geothermal energy and discover why it might be the perfect fit for your home.

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