Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for March, 2020

Is There a Difference in the Heat From a Furnace and a Heat Pump?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

heating-cooling-ventThis is a debate homeowners often face when making a major update to their HVAC system that will replace both the old air conditioning system and the old furnace: should they replace the AC and furnace with another AC and furnace, or should they instead put in a heat pump to handle both heating and cooling?

A quick glance at that question may seem like the answer is simple: a heat pump. If it does both jobs, why not save the time and put in the single unit? But the answer isn’t simple. Heat pumps are more expensive than a standard AC, and they may not be right for all homes. Many people have heard that heat pumps simply can’t stack up when it comes to home heating compared to a furnace, and that they just don’t feel warm enough.

We’re going to look closer at the question of the heat from a furnace vs. a heat pump and provide some answers. The best way to get the detailed answers you need for your home and family is to call our Fairfield, OH, HVAC experts. They’ll guide you to the right system for your needs.

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A Message from Bartels Heating and Cooling to Our Customers

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Here at Bartels Heating and Cooling, we care about the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are using the guidance from public health officials.  This is a fluid situation and Bartels will continue to take necessary measures to help protect our employees, their families and our customers.

Bartels Heating and Cooling is currently taking all service calls, maintenance visits, and installation work. We realize that the services we provide are necessary for the health and comfort of your family and assure you that we will be here to provide those services when needed.

Per public health officials, we have instructed our employees to not initiate physical contact with customers.  In addition, we will continue to utilize preventative measures as we have in the past such as wearing shoe covers, using clorox wipes, wearing gloves, etc.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it changes on a daily or even hourly basis.  Bartels heating and Cooling will continue making changes to our routine as required.  In the meantime, stand ready and willing to serve you in every way we can.

Paul Reid
President
Bartels Heating and Cooling

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How Long Will My Furnace Last?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Furnace-standardAt the end of each winter, you’ll want to assess your furnace and ask yourself if it is getting close to—or even reached—the end of its service life. If you think the furnace is too old, the spring and summer is a good time to have the new installation work done, since you won’t need to have the furnace keeping your home warm.

One of the key pieces of knowledge in deciding if a furnace needs a replacement is how old it is. But what does that age tell you? How long can you expect a furnace to last? The answer isn’t straightforward, since other factors come into play.

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March Is a Great Time to Enroll in Our Maintenance Plan

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

service-timeSpring starts in late March, although that doesn’t mean we automatically receive warmer weather. This is a fickle month where temperatures can swing from extremes, and the heating system warming your home will still need to run on the regular.

But March is also a good month to make plans for the coming warmer weather. You can get your air conditioning system in shape early by arranging for professionals to inspect the AC and give it a proper tune-up.

The easiest way to have quality air conditioning maintenance in Oxford, OH and the surrounding areas is to call Bartels Heating & Cooling and ask about our maintenance plan.

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