Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Reasons Your AC Is Already Having Trouble

Monday, May 25th, 2020

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedYou’ve turned on your air conditioner at least once this season, and you can expect it to remain running during most days for the near future. That can make it extra worrying if the AC already appears to be having problems. This happens sometimes: an air conditioner begins the summer seasons a few steps behind. It may be a minor issue—or the air conditioning system may soon be many steps behind and in danger of failing when you need it the most.

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Why Skipping AC Maintenance Can Cost You

Monday, May 11th, 2020

ac-with-maintenance-toolsWhen we say that scheduling AC maintenance is mandatory, we don’t mean that there is some type of city regulation that will issue you a fine if you don’t have it done. It’s mandatory if you want the best service and longest system life for your central air conditioner. That’s important, especially when you consider how rough the summer can be, and how much you’ll rely on your home cooling system to keep your family comfortable and healthy.

But how bad can it be? you may ask. What’s the real cost of skipping spring maintenance now and then?

The answer: Pretty bad and pretty high. We’ll go into what can happen if you don’t schedule this vital air conditioning service in Cincinnati, OH each spring.

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March Is a Great Time to Enroll in Our Maintenance Plan

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

service-timeSpring starts in late March, although that doesn’t mean we automatically receive warmer weather. This is a fickle month where temperatures can swing from extremes, and the heating system warming your home will still need to run on the regular.

But March is also a good month to make plans for the coming warmer weather. You can get your air conditioning system in shape early by arranging for professionals to inspect the AC and give it a proper tune-up.

The easiest way to have quality air conditioning maintenance in Oxford, OH and the surrounding areas is to call Bartels Heating & Cooling and ask about our maintenance plan.

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Does a Failed Compressor Mean I Need to Get a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

old-ac-unitOf the different ways a central AC system might malfunction, nothing is more terrifying than news of a dead compressor. It’s like being told the engine of a car is shot. But while someone who has a classic car may feel it’s worth it to put in a new engine, there’s no such thing as a “classic” air conditioning system! Nobody collects them, nobody holds vintage air conditioning shows. When the compressor dies, an owner must face the question whether it’s more cost-effective to replace the whole AC than just replacing the compressor.

And … is it? The answer is more complicated than “yes” or “no.”

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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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Service Your Air Conditioner Already? Experts Say Yes!

Monday, April 16th, 2018

service-timeWe get it. Life is hectic, you’ve got a lot going on, and it seems impossible to stay on top of everything. These are perfectly relatable issues, but the fact remains that certain priorities really cannot be shifted to the back burner. Our Cincinnati, OH HVAC professionals are here to tell you that failure to keep up with the services that your AC needs can have some pretty serious consequences.

You need a dependable, effective, and efficient performance from your air conditioner throughout the summer season. You shouldn’t settle for just one or two of those attributes. If you push your luck and your air conditioner itself further than you should, though, you’ll be lucky to enjoy any of them! Here are a few tips regarding why prompt AC service practices are in your best interest.

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Join a Maintenance Plan and Start Saving Now!

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Pink-piggy-bank-handThink of the last time you had to call in a technician for heating repair or air conditioning repair. Chances are, it was an urgent call. It may have been a hassle to call in a technician and wait for repairs in an uncomfortable house. But the worst part of an urgent heating or AC repair call is the unexpected cost.

A maintenance visit can help to keep some of the costs associated with HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) repairs to a minimum. And this isn’t the only way you’ll save! When you join a maintenance plan with a qualified HVAC contractor, you can save big.

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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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What You Can Expect During Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Spring has arrived, and with it comes a chance to perform some routine maintenance on your air conditioning system. Maintenance will help your system function more efficiently – saving you money on monthly cooling costs – as well as helping spot potentially big problems while they’re still small. Air conditioning maintenance in West Chester, OH is a fairly common service, though you could benefit by knowing exactly what a session entails. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect during air conditioning maintenance.

  • Clean components. A maintenance tune-up will include cleaning the dirt off of interior components, including the condenser and evaporator coils. The last one is very important because dirty coils can impact the unit’s ability to cool the air.
  • Recharge refrigerant levels. The refrigerant needs to be at a set level in order for the air conditioner to work. Checking the refrigerant level is a standard step, although a separate repair service may be required if there’s a leak in the system.
  • Check the drains. Drain pans in the air conditioner catch condensate and drain it out of the system. If the drain lines get clogged or the pan is misaligned, it could leak water onto sensitive electronic components. The technician will check the drain system and ensure that everything is in good condition.
  • A general inspection. This includes checking the fan, fan motors, electrical wiring, refrigerant tubing, blower system, ductwork and compressor for any signs of trouble or damage. If an issue is spotted, you have it fixed before it affects your cooling.
  • Running the air conditioner. As a final step, the technician will run the air conditioner for 15-20 minute to ensure that anything is running smoothly.

Air conditioning maintenance in West Chester, OH can be performed by the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling. You want your air conditioner to perform at its peak this summer. Give us a call today and let us help you make that happen!

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3 Great Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance: A Fairfield, OH Air Conditioning Tip

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

As the heat of summer quickly approaches, many homes are starting to run their AC systems a lot more. We all want to stay comfortable in our homes and we need our air conditioners to run well in order to make that happen. We often get asked about how homeowners can get more consistent performance from their AC and potentially avoid repairs. Scheduling preventive maintenance is a great way to potentially make that happen. As you run your air conditioning system it will naturally start to degrade and develop problems. Those problems will likely turn into more costly and larger repair issues without the intervention of a professional. Here at Bartels Heating & Cooling, we offer complete services for all different types and brands of AC systems in Fairfield, OH. Check out a few of the benefits of getting regular  air conditioning maintenance.

  • Potentially reduce repair – One of the most attractive potential benefits to regular AC maintenance is that it could reduce the instances of repair. During regular maintenance, the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling will thoroughly inspect every aspect of your home’s AC system. We will look for those small problems and fix them before they cause any further damage.
  • Extended life – Air conditioning system can actually be severely damaged by small problems that are allowed to fester and linger. By getting regular air conditioning maintenance you could be able to extend the life of your air conditioning system by fixing those issues early.
  • Increased efficiency – The small problems that your air conditioning system develops over time can cause it to have to work harder to cool your home—which reduces its efficiency. By finding the repairing those problems you could be able to return some of that lost efficiency to your air conditioning system.

For all your Fairfield, OH air conditioning repair, installation and maintenance service you need, call Bartels Heating & Cooling. We can fix any problem that your air conditioner might be having and we are dedicated to your complete satisfaction.

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