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

Reasons to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, September 7th, 2015

At this time of year, your whole home air conditioning system has been operating for quite a while. You may have taken some steps to help reduce your energy usage, but there is one fairly simple step many homeowners overlook: upgrading your thermostat. Its small size belies its power in your home, because your air conditioning system can’t operate without a working thermostat. Your thermostat is the control center for your AC, telling it when to turn on and off. But today’s thermostats have far more capabilities than this, and these capabilities can offer you some important benefits.

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Why Isn’t My Geothermal System Cooling?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The middle of August is no time to have a problem with your cooling system, but the truth is that the AC part of your HVAC system is more likely to break when it is working its hardest. But you don’t have to panic or worry when your geothermal system isn’t cooling as it should; all you have to do is pick up the phone and call the geothermal experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling and schedule a repair appointment for your geothermal system in Oxford, OH.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Keep Breaking Down? It May Be Time to Consider Replacement

Monday, August 10th, 2015

As we continue through the dog days of summer, we realize how important whole home cooling is to our everyday comfort. But if you have been struggling with your AC all summer long, especially when you need it most, it may be time to ask yourself if continuing to put money into your system is worthwhile, or if it’s time to invest in a new, reliable system. The air conditioning experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your air conditioner installation needs in Hamilton, OH – just give us a call!

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What Is Daytime Heat Gain?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The dog days of summer are definitely here, and like most homeowners, you are likely doing all you can to stay cool while keeping an eye on your energy usage. There are a number of factors that can affect your whole home cooling, and one of these factors is daytime heat gain. As you can probably guess, the term “daytime heat gain” refers to extra heat your home may take on throughout the day during the summer months. Some homes can see as much as 10 extra degrees in daytime heat gain, which is extra heat your AC is going to have to battle. What contributes to daytime heat gain? Let’s take a look.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, July 27th, 2015

There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to install a heat pump system: they are energy efficient, offer longer lifespans than other heating and cooling systems, and can both heat and cool your home. But for all the positives a heat pump system offers, like other heating and cooling systems, your heat pump won’t last forever. What are some of the signs to be aware of with your heat pump, in terms of replacement? Here are some to keep in mind:

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Have You Considered a Ductless AC for Your Home?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

If you are in the market for a new whole home air conditioning system, you may want to consider the installation of a ductless AC. There are a number of reasons why a ductless system can be a good fit for a lot of homes, as we’ll go over in more detail below, but for any whole home air conditioning system to work properly, it’s critical to hire a trained expert to do the work. This is where the professionals at Bartels Heating & Cooling come in. Since 1973, our NATE-certified experts have been helping customers in the West Chester, OH area with their air conditioning needs, and we can help with all of yours, including ductless cooling. Call us today and see how our specialists can help you stay cool all summer long.

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Looking to Keep Your AC Energy Efficient This Summer? Schedule a Maintenance Appointment

Monday, June 29th, 2015

We may have just passed the summer solstice, but things have been heating up for a while. Have you noticed that your air conditioner has been sluggish or underperforming? Then it may be time to schedule a maintenance appointment. It’s strongly recommended that every homeowner schedule air conditioning maintenance on a yearly basis, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t do it if you’ve passed the year mark. The experts at Bartels Heating and Cooling can help with all of your air conditioning needs, including professional preventative AC maintenance in West Chester, OH, so give us a call today!

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3 Common Reasons to Call for Air Conditioning Repair Help

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

While you should always leave all work needed for AC to a trained expert, especially repairs, it’s good to know what certain terms mean as well as some of the more common issues that can develop with your air conditioning system in Fairfield, OH. However, should you experience any problems with your air conditioner, be sure to call the experts you can count on: Bartels Heating & Cooling.

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3 Important Steps of Air Conditioner Installation

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Installing a whole-home air conditioning system is not like choosing a simple window unit. To ensure that your air conditioner provides you with the comfort you need for years to come, it’s important to take three important steps before purchasing and installing your new AC system. As always, the air conditioning experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling are here to help you with all of your AC needs in Oxford, DE – all you have to do is give us a call.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Remove Humidity?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

To the untrained eye, air conditioners cool your home by blowing cool air into it; the truth is that air conditioners remove the heat and humidity from your living spaces while blowing cool air into it. ACs are able to remove heat and humidity due to the refrigerant in the system. Refrigerant can absorb and release heat because it easily changes from a liquid to a gas and back again, allowing it to facilitate heat transfer. But humidity is moisture, and it is removed in a slightly different way. A typical sign of air conditioning issues is excess humidity, so if you are feeling cold and clammy inside your home in Hamilton, it’s time to give the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling a call.

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