Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Cincinnati’

What Conditions Cause Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseDuring the summer season, most homeowners think first and foremost of their air conditioning systems when it comes to keeping their homes comfortable. In the winter, that focus obviously shifts over to the heating system that they use to warm up their homes for comfortable living.  While maintaining comfortable temperatures is important, however, it really is just a part of the picture.  There is one influencing factor that is both very important to comfort all year long, as well as frequently overlooked.

That factor is indoor air quality. Now, you may assume that the air in your home is at least of a higher quality than the air outside. However,  that is not true. You may also think that there is not really much that you can do in order to improve indoor air quality. That too is wrong, though. With the use of devices such as air purifiers in Cincinnati, OH, you really can boost the quality of the air that surrounds you at home.

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Fixing an AC Water Leak

Monday, June 11th, 2018

red-thermometerA heating system like a gas furnace or an old oil boiler creates new heat by combusting fuel. An air conditioner, on the other hand, doesn’t create new “coolness”. That coolness that you feel as the AC circulates cooled air throughout your home is actually the lack of heat. How does an air conditioner remove heat from the air in your home? Through the evaporation of refrigerant.

At no point in the process does an air conditioner (with the exception of an evaporative cooler) use water in its operation. So how is it that you’ve noticed water leaking from your air conditioner? Are you seeing things that aren’t there? Fortunately, no. It is entirely possible for water to be “leaking” from your AC. However,  it is not really a “leak” in the terms that you’re thinking of. Read on to learn more about this phenomenon, its causes, and when to schedule air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH.

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These Systems Provide Cooling and Heating in One!

Monday, April 30th, 2018

ductless-blowerWe are in a bit of swing season as far as weather goes right now. Things are certainly starting to warm up, and even nighttime temperatures are feeling milder. That means that now is definitely the time to replace your air conditioning system if you think you need a new one before the heat of summer really hits. While you’re at it, have you considered replacing your heater as well?

No, we are not trying to double our profits by convincing you to purchase 2 new systems. Quite the contrary, actually. Today, we want to talk to you about unique heat pump systems that are actually able to provide you with effective cooling and dependable, efficient heating—all in one package! Consider the following two options, and be sure to give our Cincinnati, OH HVAC professionals a call with any questions that you may have.

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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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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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How to Get Healthier Air from Your Heater

Monday, January 8th, 2018

sick-woman-indoorsEvery forced-air heating system, like a furnace, has a filter (or it should). When you run your heater, it first sucks in air from around the home and then heats it before blowing air back out to the rooms. Any dust or debris in the air could get sucked in and forced out with it, but the furnace helps to prevent this and protect your heater from damage that could be caused by that incoming debris.

However, this doesn’t mean that air coming out of the vents is always healthy. With winter comes viruses, bacteria, and other potential causes of illness that are airborne, so you should consider taking additional steps to protect your indoor air quality. Here are our suggestions.

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4 Common HVAC (Heating & AC) Misconceptions

Monday, November 27th, 2017

thermostat-manual-dialHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may not be the simplest of systems in a home, but you know enough to get by. You know how to use your thermostat—for the most part—and how to save some energy while you use it. For example, you should shut the vents in a room you’re not using so you don’t waste it…right? Most HVAC experts would tell you that one’s not quite right.

Homeowners mean well, but many of the things they think they believe about air conditioning and heating systems are just common misconceptions. We want to help clear up the idea of closing up vents and other common myths in today’s guide.

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Feed the Town in December and Get a Discount!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Bartels Heating & Cooling is participating in this year’s Feed the Town initiative in Cincinnati. We want to help folks give back while getting the services they need to stay comfortable all season long.

Simply drop off some non-perishable food with the Bartel’s Heating & Cooling team. We’ll give you $5 off any service call!

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