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

Some Common Electric Problems That Affect ACs and Heat Pumps

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer or the biting cold of winter, your air conditioner or heat pump works tirelessly to keep your home livable. However, like any other mechanical system, AC and heat pumps are susceptible to various issues, especially electrical problems. 

At Bartel’s Heating & Cooling, we’ve encountered our fair share of electrical issues affecting ACs and heat pumps. In this post, we’ll highlight some common electric problems and explain why attempting DIY repairs could do more harm than good—always look to pros for air conditioning and heat pump repair.

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Options to Consider When You Need to Get a New AC

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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When your air conditioner starts showing signs of wear or has completely broken down, choosing the right replacement can feel overwhelming. At Bartels Heating & Cooling, we understand that every home has unique needs, and there are multiple cooling systems available to suit different preferences and budgets. In this blog post, we’ll explore several options you might consider when it’s time to get a new air conditioning unit, ranging from standard central air conditioners to innovative geothermal heat pumps.

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What Can I Do If the Compressor in My AC Fails?

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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When your air conditioning system completely fails, it’s sometimes the compressor that’s at the heart of the problem. As HVAC experts, we understand the frustration and discomfort a malfunctioning AC can cause. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the critical role of the compressor in your AC unit, why a failed compressor often requires replacing the entire system, and when it might be more beneficial to opt for AC repair in Hamilton that will instead replace only the compressor.

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It’s Already March—Time to Prep Your Air Conditioning System!

Monday, March 11th, 2024
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We can experience some chilly temperatures through the Spring in Ohio. But that doesn’t mean we can ignore the approach of warm weather. In fact, most of us are quite ready for it. But … is your air conditioning system ready for it?

The way to prepare your AC to handle another hot summer is to take the time during spring to have it given a professional tune-up and inspection. This regular maintenance is essential for an air conditioner to run its best and to ensure you don’t end up wasting money on inefficient performance. Below, we’ll look at the reasons you should always arrange for AC maintenance with our pros each spring by joining our maintenance program in Hamilton, OH.

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What Can Cause An AC to Leak Water?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

If you notice water pooling around your air conditioning unit, it’s a sign that something is amiss and you might need AC repair in Hamilton! Air conditioning water leaks can lead to damage to your property and potentially affect the performance of your cooling system.

Let’s take a look at seven of the common causes of AC water leaks.

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Get Your AC Maintenance Done If You Haven’t Already!

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Ensuring that your air conditioning system is in top condition becomes increasingly important in summer months. Regular AC maintenance in Hamilton, OH is important for keeping your unit running smoothly, efficiently, and reliably. If you haven’t already scheduled your AC maintenance, now is the perfect time to do so! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you need to schedule maintenance now.

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What Can Cause an AC’s Compressor to Fail?

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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In our previous blog entry, we discussed ways you can take some of the pressure off your air conditioning system in the sweltering heat and help it make it through the rest of the season. Today, we’ll get more specific and examine the essential part of the AC, the compressor. 

The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioning system since it’s responsible for circulating refrigerant and putting it under pressure so it carries out heat exchange. The compressor is also an expensive component: if it burns out, it’s more cost-effective to replace the entire AC rather than just the compressor. 

Keeping the importance of a healthy compressor in mind, let’s examine ways a compressor may end up failing. This knowledge can help you recognize the importance of regular maintenance and the need for speedy air conditioning repair in Mason, OH

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Helping Your AC Survive in a Heat Wave

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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The second half of this summer is going to be an extremely hot one, and we can expect some severe heat waves to hit our area. The central air conditioning system in your house will become a vital part of your life when the outdoor temperatures rise into the 90s and above. 

Can you depend on your air conditioning system to continue to work during heat waves? This is something you want to know right now because you don’t want to get trapped with a failed AC on one of the hottest days of the year. Our technicians offer 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH, but the hotter the day, the more emergencies we’ll have to deal with. We’ve put together some tips that will help you alleviate the strain on your AC during a heat wave so you won’t get trapped with an abruptly broken cooling system.

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your House

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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Your central air conditioning system has a basic job: to provide a comfortable level of cooling throughout your home. Although you can expect some differences in temperature from room to room based on factors like sunlight exposure, the AC should still be able to deliver a baseline of cooling to all the rooms connected to the ventilation system. 

When you begin to notice that some parts of the house are getting hotter than others when the AC is running, you’re dealing with an uneven cooling problem. This often warns that you need professional air conditioning repair in Hamilton, OH, or possibly even a replacement AC. We’ll examine the possible sources for your AC’s uneven cooling and what can be done about it.

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Should I Hear Clicking From My AC?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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On our blog, we sometimes talk about ways you can tell if you need air conditioning repair in West Chester, OH, such as strange behavior: short-cycling, a drop in airflow from the vents, the circuit breaker tripping, and unusual odors. Strange sounds from an air conditioner are one of the major warning signs we tell customers to look out for. These sounds include grinding, mechanical shrieking, bubbling, hissing, and rattling. Oh, and clicking.

Except clicking isn’t always a sign of a problem. Let’s get into clicking from your air conditioner and when it’s fine and when it’s not.

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