Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for June, 2021

Types of Pollutants an Air Purifier Can Manage

Monday, June 21st, 2021

virus-cellsThere are several different types of indoor air quality solutions for homes, but the two most common are air filters and air purifiers. Air filters are effective at stopping larger particles moving through the HVAC system, such as dust, lint, and dander. Higher-strength filters can trap even smaller particles, but the stronger the filter, the more resistance it places against airflow. Most residential HVAC systems can’t tolerate filters this powerful, and this is where air purifiers are especially beneficial. 

Air purifiers don’t trap airborne contaminants in a mesh, but instead, create ionization fields or use UV lights to remove them. They can trap many of the pollutants that will slip through air filters, which is why we often recommend a combination of air filters with an air purifier in Cincinnati, OH for our clients.

If you’re curious about how effective an air purifier can be, below we’ll look at the kinds of pollutants it can mitigate in your home. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and not all air purifiers affect the same range of pollutants—please always rely on professionals when it comes to selecting and installing air purifiers.

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Important Info for Our Customers About Current HVAC Equipment Shortages

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

outdoor-ac-unitThe HVAC and home services industry is currently facing challenges due to a shortage of equipment from manufacturers. Disruptions in the supply chain because of various factors have affected most brands, and manufacturers have increased equipment costs to contractors like us by 6–10%. All this is happening during an extremely busy season for air conditioning contractors when many people are looking to catch up on services they may have skipped during the pandemic. Many contractors are running into low available inventory and facing difficulties meeting the needs of their customers at this busy time.

What This Means for You

We want you to know that we’re dedicated to providing the best services for our customers in the Hamilton, OH area so they can keep their homes comfortable around the year. Because of equipment shortages, we encourage you to plan ahead for your summer comfort needs and schedule early for services such as repairs or new equipment installation. That way we can provide timely service with the best products.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to meet the needs of all our customers. Reach out to us today if you have any questions or if you wish to schedule service.

Call Bartels Heating & Cooling “For a Comfortable Way of Life”!

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Heat Gain—And How You Can Slow It Down in Your House This Summer

Monday, June 7th, 2021

sunshineWhat’s the biggest enemy of your indoor comfort during the summer? If you said “heat,” you’re mostly right. But the heat itself is only part of the problem when it comes to maintaining indoor comfort. The heat getting inside your house, which is called heat gain, is a major reason for discomfort and one that often gets overlooked. As long as the temperature inside your home is lower than the temperature outside it, heat will continue to move indoors. This can make it harder for you to stay comfortable, even with a good air conditioning system. 

In this post, we’re going to look at the heat gain problem and the best ways you can slow it down for better and more inexpensive summer cooling. 

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