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

4 Benefits of a Ductless System

Monday, January 7th, 2019

homeowner-enjoys-comfort-of-ductless-mini-split-systemDid you know that there is a singular alternative to owning both an air conditioner and a heater? For many homeowners, a ductless system, also known as a ductless mini-split, is becoming a preferred option. These systems are great for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So, if you are in the market for a new heater this winter, consider going ductless!

We understand that choosing the right HVAC system for your home can seem like a daunting task, as there are many great options to choose from. We advise speaking with a trained professional before making any final decisions. Not all homes are candidates for a ductless system, so you must be aware of your individual circumstances before you purchase a new system. Our experienced technicians here at Bartel’s Heating & Cooling can help you determine whether or not a ductless system in Hamilton, OH  is a worthwhile investment for your home comfort. To learn more about the many benefits of installing a ductless system, keep reading below. 

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Is it Time for a New Boiler?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

boilerKnowing the right time to upgrade your boiler system can be a huge benefit to you and your home. Outdated boilers ultimately end up costing you a lot of time and money on repairs. Plus, they are often inefficient. Sure, deciding where to put your money can be a daunting task: do you repair the boiler you already own or do you invest in a new one? Here at Bartels Heating & Cooling, our technicians are ready to guide you through every step of the decision-making process. So if you are looking for heater installation in Cincinnati, OH, give us a call.

If you feel that it is time for a replacement, don’t hesitate to schedule a visit from an HVAC technician. Winters here in Ohio can get quite cold, and we want you to be cozy all winter long. Below we have provided a list of signs that indicate it’s time for a new boiler. 

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Dirty Filters Cause Heating Problems

Monday, December 10th, 2018

man-with-filterWe all expect our heaters to provide us with the heat we desire, especially during the winter season. Fairfield temperatures are quite brisk this time of year, so it’s best that you prepare, as we have a long winter ahead of us. One way to do this is by taking the time to think about your air filter. Air filters need regular changing to keep your furnace running efficiently. They need to be changed more than just once a year by a trained HVAC technician.

Many homeowners tend to minimize the importance of changing their air filters, so it may only get changed during their annual maintenance visit. However, it is recommended that an air filter is changed once every 1-3 months. Failure to do so can negatively affect the overall function of your furnace. Thankfully, you can schedule an appointment with Bartels Heating & Cooling. We offer heating services in Fairfield, OH!

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When to Call in Heating Repair Technicians

Monday, November 12th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWhile we’d love to sell you a heater that will function properly 100% of the time, the fact of the matter is that there is no heater capable of 100% reliability. You will run into problems with your home heating system at some point. When you do, the professionals on our team are here for you. We may not be able to outfit your home with a 100% reliable heater, but we can get your heater back online promptly.

Among our many HVAC system services in Hamilton, OH, is exceptional heating repairs. When problems develop with your system, contact us right away in order to minimize any adverse effects. To do so, of course, you need to learn to recognize signs of trouble early on. Here are a few red flags to be on the lookout for. If you notice them, give us a call for heating repairs that you can count on.

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Is a Furnace the Way to Go?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

furnaceMaybe. We apologize if that is not quite as satisfactory of an answer as you were hoping for, but it is the best we can give right off the bat. Before we can really advise you about which heating system is best suited for your home, your personal user preferences, and your budget, we need to know more about factors. With that in mind, however, we do want to share some information that should help you to better understand just why furnaces are so popular among homeowners.

It is not a coincidence that furnaces remain the most popular of all home heating systems, after all. Does this mean that they are perfect for every home and every homeowner? No, of course not. But the furnace just might be the perfect fit for your home heating needs. Just remember that you’ll need to schedule professional furnace services if you want to get the most from your system, including the occasional furnace repair in Cincinnati, OH.

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Tips for Enjoying Efficient Heating

Monday, October 15th, 2018

cold-manIf you came here looking for tips about how you can heat your home for free, you will need to find yourself a less trustworthy and fact-based blog to do so. The fact of the matter is that you have to pay in order to heat your home, regardless of what type of heating system that you use to do so. This doesn’t mean that you should have to overpay in order to enjoy consistent and reliable heating in your residence, however. That is why we’re going to share some tips for more efficient heating in Cincinnati, OH, today.

Some of these tips are simple. Others require a bit more thought about what you can invest in your heating equipment. As always, though, our team is here to walk you through any questions that you may have. We are not here to line our pockets by upselling you on anything that you do not need. We are here to ensure that you are able to enjoy truly exceptional heating with a reasonable price tag in your home, no matter how cold it may get outside.

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Why Furnaces Need Annual Tune-Ups

Monday, October 1st, 2018

natural-gas-burners-flame-furnaceFurnace maintenance is a simple service that makes a huge difference. One appointment scheduled with a professional could be the difference between you staying warm throughout our cold weather and being left out in the cold. Fall is the perfect time to pay attention to your furnace. If you wait until temperatures fall, you risk having to address serious issues when you need your heating system the most.

Scheduling an annual furnace tune-up is essential to every home even if you don’t have persistent problems with your heating. If you’re looking for professional furnace maintenance in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, our team at Bartels Heating & Cooling is the right team for the job.

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Here’s What Happens When You Don’t Change the Air Filter

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

furnace-technicianEven the best furnaces from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry are not going to function with 100% reliability. Furnaces are, like all other heaters, mechanical systems. They suffer wear and tear that will cause problems down the road, even when a routine maintenance schedule is adhered to. Routine maintenance is certainly the best way in which to avoid the need for furnace repair in Cincinnati, OH, but problems are still a matter of when, and not if.

While the majority of heating maintenance tasks do need to be handled by trained professionals exclusively, there is actually one item that you can check off the list yourself. That is changing the air filter in your furnace. Yes, your maintenance technician will do this when tuning up your system. However, this is something that really has to happen more than once a year, so that won’t really cut it. These filters are cheap and easy to replace, so don’t let a dirty filter cause problems for your system.

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A Guide to the Most Efficient Heaters

Monday, March 19th, 2018

heater-radiator-womanIt’s always a good idea to replace an older heating system as soon as you learn a repair is no longer an option. You might think it makes sense to wait until next winter or until the system breaks down altogether, but this is not ideal. You might end up rushing to find a good system, which can result in a shoddy installation, or you may have to deal with a complete heating system breakdown when you need it most!

We’re here to help you learn the basics of efficient heating installations, so that you can start on the process ASAP and know where to begin when you call local technicians. When you need a new heating system in Middletown, OH, you have a lot of options, but our recommendations for efficiency are listed below.

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Three Reasons Your Furnace Is Failing

Monday, March 5th, 2018

furnace-heater-repairYou assumed you had a few good years left with your heating system, but it’s suddenly showing signs that it’s giving out. Unfortunately, you may have to replace it, but you want to know…what went wrong?

It’s not always an easy answer. But we give you a general idea of what could be amiss with your furnace in today’s guide.

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