Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for June, 2018

What Conditions Cause Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseDuring the summer season, most homeowners think first and foremost of their air conditioning systems when it comes to keeping their homes comfortable. In the winter, that focus obviously shifts over to the heating system that they use to warm up their homes for comfortable living.  While maintaining comfortable temperatures is important, however, it really is just a part of the picture.  There is one influencing factor that is both very important to comfort all year long, as well as frequently overlooked.

That factor is indoor air quality. Now, you may assume that the air in your home is at least of a higher quality than the air outside. However,  that is not true. You may also think that there is not really much that you can do in order to improve indoor air quality. That too is wrong, though. With the use of devices such as air purifiers in Cincinnati, OH, you really can boost the quality of the air that surrounds you at home.

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Fixing an AC Water Leak

Monday, June 11th, 2018

red-thermometerA heating system like a gas furnace or an old oil boiler creates new heat by combusting fuel. An air conditioner, on the other hand, doesn’t create new “coolness”. That coolness that you feel as the AC circulates cooled air throughout your home is actually the lack of heat. How does an air conditioner remove heat from the air in your home? Through the evaporation of refrigerant.

At no point in the process does an air conditioner (with the exception of an evaporative cooler) use water in its operation. So how is it that you’ve noticed water leaking from your air conditioner? Are you seeing things that aren’t there? Fortunately, no. It is entirely possible for water to be “leaking” from your AC. However,  it is not really a “leak” in the terms that you’re thinking of. Read on to learn more about this phenomenon, its causes, and when to schedule air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH.

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