Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for August, 2021

It Isn’t Too Early to Think About HVAC Maintenance for Winter

Monday, August 16th, 2021

dont-forget-post-itAs we’re writing this post, the temperature outside in West Chester is 82°F. Prime summer weather. Nobody wants to think about their home’s heating system at a time like this. The idea of turning on a furnace during a balmy summer day seems crazy. 

But we’re not asking you to turn on your furnace right now, only give some consideration to when you will need to have it turn on. This is the middle of August, and the official start of fall is a bit more than a month away. Fall is when we recommend our customers arrange for winter-prep HVAC maintenance. It’s not too early to start planning, since the best time to catch our technicians for this service is during the fall lull. 

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Warning Signs You May Need Commercial AC Repairs

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

air-conditiong-units-on-roofThe signs of air conditioning problems in a house aren’t often difficult to spot. Residential ACs are smaller and handle cooling limited areas, so when anything goes wrong, it will result in quick changes in indoor temperature and humidity. Even if the trouble with the home’s AC isn’t causing temperature changes yet, it’s easy to notice something going wrong with a unit when half of its components are sitting in the house itself.

Commercial spaces face a different situation with air conditioning systems on the fritz. Commercial ACs are larger, more powerful, and modular, and may start to fail in specific areas of a business rather than the whole working space at the same time. Because commercial ACs units are usually housed entirely on the roof in packaged units (in other words, they don’t have major components housed inside the building), it can be tricky to pick up on faults right away. 

How can you tell the early signs of a faulty commercial air conditioning system so you know to call for repairs? Below we’ll go over three major signs to look for. 

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