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

Why You Should Always Install New AC Equipment

Monday, September 16th, 2019

ac-junkyardBuying used, or “previously owned,” makes sense in many avenues of daily life. For example, purchasing used books is a great investment. Used furniture is often a terrific bargain, and a smartly bought used car bought can provide many years of service.

But what about purchasing a used air conditioning system? This is a situation where buying used isn’t a bargain. In fact, it can cause many problems and is a money-waster, not a saver. When you call a professional contractor for air conditioning service in Middletown, OH to install a cooling system, they’ll always install a new system because they know the benefits.

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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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How Long Is an Air Conditioner Cycle?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

air-conditioning-grillA common problem we recommend our customers look for with their central air conditioning systems in West Chester, OH during the summer is short-cycling. This is when the AC becomes trapped in start-up mode and shuts down before completing a standard cooling cycle. Short-cycling does immense damage to an AC over time because of the increased stress. It also makes it harder for the system to evenly cool the home and creates large spikes in electrical bills.

But this leads to a good question: How long is a normal air conditioning cycle? The honest answer is “it depends.”

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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 It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner Yet?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

AC-technicianWhen it comes time to replace your air conditioner in Hamilton, OH, you obviously want the job done promptly. You also want it to be done correctly every step of the way, so that you can enjoy the very best performance that your new air conditioner has to offer. That means picking up the phone to schedule your AC installation with qualified professionals—just like the ones on our team! All of this does beg the question, though, of when to schedule an AC replacement.

The obvious answer is not always the right one, and in this case, “when it breaks down, of course” is definitely not the right answer. Don’t get us wrong. Sometimes an air conditioner will break down with very little warning, necessitating an unplanned replacement. That being said,  it is always in your best interest to get out ahead of your air conditioning replacement. So read on, keep the following information in mind, and remember to contact us when you think the time for an AC replacement is approaching.

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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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Why Should You Replace Your Air Conditioning System Now

Monday, April 27th, 2015

With warm temperatures on the way, Hamilton, OH residents are switching from winter to summer. Temperatures are comfortable now, but soon enough that thermometer is going to rise, and with it comes the humidity and uncomfortable conditions that make an air conditioning system an absolute necessity. If you’re considering a replacement system, now might be the best time to contact an expert, before the heat of summer really kicks in. Why should you replace your air conditioning system now? Here are three good reasons for you to consider.

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Upgrading Your Fairfield, OH Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Is your AC no longer operating as it once did? Do you have trouble keeping your home cool during the hotter months of the year? If you’re considering upgrading your Fairfield, OH air conditioning system, spring is a great time to do so. Not only do you eliminate the risk of a major breakdown when the heat and humidity are at their highest levels, but you also ensure that your AC will operate at a high level of energy efficiency this summer. Because it’s one of the major energy costs during the summer, your AC needs special attention. For more information about Fairfield, OH air conditioning services, call the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at some things to consider:

  • SEER rating: You may have already come across the acronym SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. It’s a national standard that seeks to estimate the ratio between electrical energy input and cooling output. All air conditioning units are given one when they are manufactured and it’s a fairly good indicator of how efficiently your air conditioning system will be. The higher the number the better the efficiency.
  • Ducts or no ducts? Upgrading your air conditioner is an opportunity to consider moving to a ductless mini split system. These systems do not use ducts to distribute cool air throughout your home; rather, multiple indoor air handlers are installed directly in your living space, typically high on a wall, or recessed in the ceiling. They are highly efficiency because of their design, and the fact that ducts can account for up to 30% of energy loss.
  • Heat pump: If you previously had a central air, consider a heat pump. They operate according to the same refrigerant cycle as an air conditioner, but they can also heat your home in the winter. They offer year-round comfort and are highly energy-efficient. They can also be combined with furnaces.

For more information about upgrading your air conditioning system in Fairfield, OH, call the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling today!

 

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