Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fairfield’

Managing AC Temperature in Your Home the Best Way

Monday, August 17th, 2020

setting-the-thermostatYou could call this post “Summer Thermostat Best Practices,” although maybe that sounds a bit too business-like. Just think of this post as your short, simple guide to undo some bad habits many homeowners get into when it comes to setting the thermostat.

Have you ever done this? It’s a hot day, and you feel more flushed and sweaty than usual in your house. You go to the thermostat, notice it can go down to 60°F, and think, “I’ll crank this thing and get the maximum cool air from it,” then drop the thermostat setting to that lowest level. A short time later, it’s gotten too cold in the house, so you move the thermostat back up to where it was.

No shame in admitting if you do this. Now please, don’t do it again. This is not only a way to waste power, but it doesn’t reflect how the thermostat works or how your house becomes hot.

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What Can a Professional HVAC Contractor Do That Amateurs Can’t?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

hand-holding-wrenchIf you’re asking this question, you may be on the verge of making a big mistake: hiring a non-professional to fix your AC or install a new one rather than calling a Fairfield, OH, HVAC contractor with proper licensing and credentials—i.e. professionals.

We know why you’re tempted. Amateurs can talk big. They make promises at cut-rate prices, and it sounds like you’ll get a great deal. Hey, they’ve got a truck! And the name of the business is on its side! Maybe they even have a website. It’s going to be fine … right?

Nope, it’s not. Amateur work has serious consequences, because amateurs can’t do what the pros can:

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Is There a Difference in the Heat From a Furnace and a Heat Pump?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

heating-cooling-ventThis is a debate homeowners often face when making a major update to their HVAC system that will replace both the old air conditioning system and the old furnace: should they replace the AC and furnace with another AC and furnace, or should they instead put in a heat pump to handle both heating and cooling?

A quick glance at that question may seem like the answer is simple: a heat pump. If it does both jobs, why not save the time and put in the single unit? But the answer isn’t simple. Heat pumps are more expensive than a standard AC, and they may not be right for all homes. Many people have heard that heat pumps simply can’t stack up when it comes to home heating compared to a furnace, and that they just don’t feel warm enough.

We’re going to look closer at the question of the heat from a furnace vs. a heat pump and provide some answers. The best way to get the detailed answers you need for your home and family is to call our Fairfield, OH, HVAC experts. They’ll guide you to the right system for your needs.

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I Have Air Filters, But My Air Doesn’t Seem Any Cleaner

Monday, November 25th, 2019

woman-blowing-noseYou’re concerned about the indoor air quality in your house, and that’s a good place to start. IAQ in homes is often remarkably poor, four or five times worse than that outdoors. But if you have air filters to improve the air quality, why aren’t you noticing any positive results? If you’re still experiencing the same dusty air, the same number of allergens, the same coughing fits, etc., then something must be wrong—but what?

There are several possible answers to why you aren’t getting the results you want. We’ll look at the most common of them.

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Heat Loss, Heat Gain, And Your Home’s Thermostat

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

thermostat-manual-dialWhen you think about cooling down your house with an air conditioner, do you imagine the AC blowing cool that pushes the hot air outside? It doesn’t quite work like that. The air conditioner actually turns the warm air in the house into cool air by drawing the thermal energy out of along the cooling coils, then blowing this cooled air into the rooms of the house.

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What’s That Sound?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

woman-ears-covering-handsWhen you turn on your furnace on a cold winter day, you don’t expect to hear a symphony of strange sounds. In fact, the only sound you should ever hear coming from your furnace is the gentle sound of air whooshing through the vents. Therefore, if you are noticing any bizarre, out of the ordinary noises coming from your system, it is definitely time to schedule your repairs with an HVAC contractor in Fairfield, OH.

There are a number of concerning sounds that you may hear from your furnace at some point during its service life. If you would like to find out what some of these sounds mean, then keep reading below! We have provided a quick guide to odd noises. 

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Quick Guide: Selecting a New Heater

Monday, February 4th, 2019

service-technicianIf you are in the market for a new heater this winter, you’ve come to the right place! Of course, the middle of an Ohio winter might not seem like an ideal time for a heater replacement or installation, but you certainly don’t want to waste any more time than you have to with an unreliable system.

We understand that selecting a new heater can seem like an overwhelming to-do, however, it doesn’t have to be so scary! Hiring an expert from an HVAC company in Fairfield, OH can lessen your worries. A professional HVAC technician can walk you through every step of the decision-making process to help you select a heater that is both efficient and effective. To help you out even more, we have provided a quick guide for selecting a new heater! Keep reading below!

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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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How to Make Your Heating System More Efficient

Monday, November 13th, 2017

money-out-chimneyAs the temperatures outside drop, the cost of heating your home becomes higher and higher. This is to be expected, of course, as the furnace has to run for longer to keep you warm. However, at some point during your homeownership, you may find out that you pay much more than you should have to! Maybe a neighbor tells you that they pay way less than you do to heat a similarly sized home, or perhaps you’ve just realized you’re spending more than you did last year.

It might be possible to get your heating system running at a higher efficiency so that you can save more over time. Read our tips and speak to our team to learn more!

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Finding the Right Heating Technicians for Your Home

Monday, October 16th, 2017

This year, we were awarded contractor of the year!

In some parts of the country, heating systems are used so sparsely that they rarely have to deal with a technician at all. However, in our climate, heating systems suffer a lot of breakdowns. Calling in technicians can become a regular thing—especially if you don’t work with a quality company and end up having to call in someone else to fix their mistakes! It’s always better to find the right technician to work with the first time around, and to choose a company you’ll want to work with time and time again.

How can you find the right company for the job? While it might require a bit of trial and error, following our tips can help you find a contractor you feel safe and comfortable having in your home. For more information, or to schedule your HVAC service in Fairfield, OH, give Bartels Heating & Cooling a call!

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