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Heat Loss, Heat Gain, And Your Home’s Thermostat

July 22nd, 2019

thermostat-manual-dialWhen you think about cooling down your house with an air conditioner, do you imagine the AC blowing cool that pushes the hot air outside? It doesn’t quite work like that. The air conditioner actually turns the warm air in the house into cool air by drawing the thermal energy out of along the cooling coils, then blowing this cooled air into the rooms of the house.

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Thermostats

July 8th, 2019

Nest-ThermostatYou may expect an HVAC contractor in Cincinnati, OH, to tell you that you need a brand new HVAC system if you are serious about getting the most efficient and effective performance possible from your air conditioner. That is not always the case, though. Sure, there are instances in which a full system replacement may be necessary. However, there are also plenty of instances in which upgrading a single component can be the fix you’re looking for.

This is frequently the case with thermostats. Specifically, for those homeowners still using outdated manual thermostats or very basic digital models. There is a whole world of advanced thermostat technology out there just waiting for you, so what are you waiting for? Using a smart thermostat is a simple but incredibly effective way to start getting more from your HVAC systems. They require professional installation with compatible systems, though, so be sure to work with a member of our team.

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Don’t Ignore a Faulty Ductless System

June 24th, 2019

ducltess-mini-split-in-roomDuctless mini splits are excellent ways to enjoy year-round cooling and heating without the many inconveniences that ductwork creates. The majority of homes have ducts for central comfort, and they bring plenty of disadvantages:

  • Loss of efficiency because of heat gain through the duct walls in hot weather and heat loss in the cold weather—especially unconditioned places like an attic.
  • Ducts collect dust and other debris that reduces performance and also lowers indoor air quality.
  • Ducts are susceptible to developing leaks, which seriously impair HVAC system performance and waste energy.

Escaping from all these problems is one reason many homeowners elect to have a ductless system installed rather than a standard ducted one. But this doesn’t mean that ductless mini splits are completely free from trouble. We recommend you watch for signs of faults in a ductless system and call for HVAC service in Cincinnati, OH as soon as you suspect something is wrong.

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Are Heat Pumps Really That Great?

June 10th, 2019

cool-house-hot-houseYou probably landed on this blog post because you’re currently thinking about replacing your old AC before the summer heat starts. You’ve heard about heat pumps and how they are an excellent option for an HVAC replacement since they work as both cooling and heating systems. But are heat pumps really good options for you to consider? Are they really as fantastic as you hear?

The answer is “Yes, but …” We’ll explain more below.

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We Are Your 2019 President’s Award Winners!

May 29th, 2019

Our team here at Bartels Heating & Cooling, Inc. is proud to announce that we’ve received the 2019 President’s Award from Carrier for quality and leadership excellence!

What does this mean?

This means that we’ve been recognized by Carrier Corporation, a leader in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, for our commitment to quality, leadership, and excellence in the HVAC industry.

The award is given out each year to a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer who demonstrates technical expertise while serving as leaders for the Carrier brand. The winning dealerships are committed to service excellence and providing exceptional customer care.

Of course, we couldn’t have done it without you, our valued customers, so we’d like to say thank you! We’d also like to give a special shoutout to our wonderful technicians, who’ve allowed us to grow into the company we are today.

Thank you for all the support, and we look forward to working with you!

For all your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs, contact the team at Bartels Heating & Cooling, Inc. today! 

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Tips For Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

May 27th, 2019

When temperatures skyrocket, our first instinct is to run our air conditioners at full blast. Though the relief is almost instantaneous (or at least it should be), this is quite problematic. Running your air conditioner at full capacity or at its lowest temperature setting can make a real dent in your wallet. Before you know it, you’ll be seeing high energy bills and increased wear and tear on the system. So, what do you do?

It is quite possible that you can keep your home nice and cool this summer without relying solely on your AC, and below, we are going to tell you how! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! 

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Wait!! Does Your AC Need Repairs?

May 13th, 2019

ac-condenser-moneyWith summer well on its way, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is equipped to take on the heat! Summer temperatures will leave you yearning for the cooling relief that only your air conditioner can provide, so of course, it makes sense to take care of any repairs before the season actually begins!

There are quite a few signs that suggest you are in need of professional air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH, and below, we’ve listed some of these signs for you. Remember, it is in your best interest to schedule repairs at the first sign of a problem, so if any of the following apply to you, make sure you pick up the phone and call!

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Make Sure Your AC Is Ready for Summer!

April 29th, 2019

service-timeIt’s time to get those summer gears grinding, and if that means you still have to schedule your air conditioning services, don’t wait any longer! Temperatures are rising, and before you know it, summer will be here in full-force. Picnics, barbeques, tanning, and eating ice cream are likely at the top of your priority list, but scheduling your AC tune-up is just as important!

Scheduling your air conditioning tune-up now is an important step in ensuring that your system is equipped to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. In fact, there are many reasons to get ahead and have your services done now, and below, we’ve listed some of these reasons for you. So in case you are not yet convinced, keep on reading! 

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Here Are Your Most Common Heat Pump Repairs

April 15th, 2019

air-conditioning-condenser-wrenchMany homeowners across the country are opting to have heat pumps installed in their homes, and if you are one of those homeowners, you are well aware of the benefits: heat pumps are efficient, effective, and quite versatile. In fact, heat pumps are one of the few HVAC systems in the market that allow for both summertime cooling and wintertime heating, making them a convenient and cost-effective choice. But, no matter how great your system is, it is going to require repairs at some point. And when this happens, you are going to need a team of expert HVAC contractors in Hamilton, OH to service your system.

If you own a heat pump, it is important that you schedule your repairs at the first sign of a problem to prevent it from growing worse. That is why it is important to be aware of some of the most common repairs that your system may experience. So below, we have outlined a few of them for you. Keep reading to find out more!  

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What’s That Sound?

April 1st, 2019

woman-ears-covering-handsWhen you turn on your furnace on a cold winter day, you don’t expect to hear a symphony of strange sounds. In fact, the only sound you should ever hear coming from your furnace is the gentle sound of air whooshing through the vents. Therefore, if you are noticing any bizarre, out of the ordinary noises coming from your system, it is definitely time to schedule your repairs with an HVAC contractor in Fairfield, OH.

There are a number of concerning sounds that you may hear from your furnace at some point during its service life. If you would like to find out what some of these sounds mean, then keep reading below! We have provided a quick guide to odd noises. 

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