Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Tips For Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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What to Consider Before a New AC Installation

Monday, September 17th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWe are just about ready to put the pin in another long, hot summer season. You know what that means? Sure, it means that you should start thinking about your heating system, getting it tuned up, etc. However, it also means that you should take some time to reflect upon your experience with your air conditioning system this past season. We’re going to give you some tips about the sort of questions you may want to ask yourself.

You may be wondering why we are advocating for this type of assessment. Well, the answer is quite simple. You may come to realize that your air conditioner is not really going to cut it for another summer. That means that it may be time for an air conditioning installation before next summer starts. For now, let our Middletown, OH HVAC pros guide you through some pre-installation questions.

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End of the AC Season? Time for an Assessment

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-toolsAs our hot Midwestern summer winds down, you’re relying on your air conditioning less and you’ll be shifting your focus to heating soon. Although you might think it’s a little late in the summer for an air conditioner maintenance appointment, you shouldn’t just brush it aside until Spring. You need an AC tune-up. Cincinnati stays hot and muggy into the fall, getting a system assessment now will ensure that you’ll be cool in this lingering heat and it will give you an opportunity to fine-tune your heating system before temperatures cool off. If you need a professional team to assess your HVAC system in Cincinnati, OH have our team at Bartels Heating & Cooling do the job.

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Here’s Why You Need to Hire a Professional HVAC Contractor

Monday, August 20th, 2018

HVAC-installerDIY enthusiasts take note—there are a lot of jobs out there that simply demand the level of skill and expertise that only trained professionals can deliver. Don’t take this as a challenge. We’ve only got your best interest in mind. Working with a professional HVAC contractor in Cincinnati, OH is the best way in which to ensure that your HVAC system continues to work at peak performance and efficiency levels.

We understand that you may be a bit skeptical, especially in this day and age when it seems like everything you need to know can be condensed into a 3-minute internet tutorial video. Chances are that the individuals behind such tutorials are not really qualified to be doling out that kind of instruction either, though. If you’re serious about getting the very best that your air conditioner and/or heating system has to offer, then keep reading to learn why working with a pro is always the way to go.

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Have You Explored Your AC Options?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

thumbs-upHow is your air conditioner holding up so far this year? Is it starting to suggest that this may be its final year of service? Has it broken down on you, unexpectedly or otherwise? Do you think that you are just finally ready to invest in a more efficient and reliable system? Whatever your reasoning, regardless of whether you’re replacing your AC or investing in your very first system, you want to be sure to explore your options thoroughly.

There is no law stating that you’ve got to stick with what you’ve always known, and you certainly don’t want to pass up the chance to get the system of your dreams just because you are not aware of it and the benefits that it has to offer. So today, we are going to be giving you a primer on available AC systems, and why you may want to give each of them some thought. There is no single AC system that is a perfect fit for everyone. Our Lebanon, OH HVAC pros are here to help you find the one that’s perfect for you, though!

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Is Your AC Leaving Hot Spots in Your Home?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

man-with-fanThe whole point of using a whole-house cooling system is to cool your whole house with just one cooling system, right? That means cooling the entire house evenly. If your air conditioner is failing to do this, then it is failing in one of the most basic areas of its expectations. Do not allow your AC to come up short, and do not settle for anything less than a great performance from your system throughout your entire home.

There are a few different reasons as to why your air conditioner may fail to cool your entire house evenly. Whatever the cause of the problem, however, our West Chester, OH HVAC professionals are here to help. You shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to your comfort, even if it is an issue in “just” one area of your home. One is one too many, so contact us with any concerns that you may have!

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Simple Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency

Monday, July 9th, 2018

house-money-seesawWhile temperatures in our area may not quite as blistering as those in, say, Arizona, the fact remains that it gets plenty hot enough for you to be running your air conditioner in heavy rotation throughout the summer season. Much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, that comfort you’re after does come at a cost. While we cannot somehow procure you free air conditioning,  however, we do have some tips that should help you to enjoy more efficient and affordable air conditioning.

Now, we know what some of you may be thinking. Oh, great. Here comes the sales pitch. Quite the opposite, don’t you worry! We are not going to tell you that the only way to enjoy a more affordable AC performance is to replace your entire system with a high-efficiency AC. That is one great course of action if you can swing it, but today we’re looking at some very easy ways to boost AC instead!

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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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