Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Cincinnati’

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 Outdated boilers ultimately end up costing you a lot of time and money on repairs.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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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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Here’s Why You Need to Hire a Professional HVAC Contractor

Monday, August 20th, 2018

HVAC-installerDIY enthusiasts take note—there are a lot of jobs out there that simply demand the level of skill and expertise that only trained professionals can deliver. Don’t take this as a challenge. We’ve only got your best interest in mind. Working with a professional HVAC contractor in Cincinnati, OH is the best way in which to ensure that your HVAC system continues to work at peak performance and efficiency levels.

We understand that you may be a bit skeptical, especially in this day and age when it seems like everything you need to know can be condensed into a 3-minute internet tutorial video. Chances are that the individuals behind such tutorials are not really qualified to be doling out that kind of instruction either, though. If you’re serious about getting the very best that your air conditioner and/or heating system has to offer, then keep reading to learn why working with a pro is always the way to go.

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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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