Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Mason’

Why Your Furnace Is Shutting Down Early

Monday, March 29th, 2021

cold-manWhen your furnace turns on to warm up your house, you expect it to run long enough to deliver an even distribution of heat throughout the rooms. If it starts to shut down early, the house will have cold spots. When a furnace behaves this way, it’s called short-cycling, and it’s a common problem we see in residential furnaces. In some cases, there’s a simple solution to short-cycling. Other times, you’ll need to call us for furnace repair in Mason, OH. When in doubt, always err on the safer side when it comes to a furnace and rely on professionals. 

Below are some of the possible sources of a furnace quitting before it gets the job done:

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Boiler Life Expectancy: What You Need to Know

Monday, February 15th, 2021

condensing-gas-boilerWhen you have a heating or cooling system installed in your home, you’d like to think it’s the last one you’ll ever need to purchase. Perhaps it will run forever and you’ll only need to have it repaired on occasion.

This isn’t reality, of course, and you know it. One day you’ll have to replace the boiler that warms your home through the winter. But how long can you expect that boiler to run efficiently and effectively?

We can help answer this question and give you some perspective on when a boiler replacement is the best option.

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Fiddling With the Thermostat All the Time? Could Be Trouble!

Monday, January 18th, 2021

thermostatA piece of advice we often give to people who ask about ways they can save on their heating during the summer is to know how to set their thermostat from maximum efficiency. It’s best to keep a thermostat at a steady setting during the day, usually around 68°F, and then lower it by 8°F during the evening, or when people are away. This saves more energy than moving the thermostat up and down as you alternatively feel hot and then cold. This creates too much stopping and starting for the heating system, which wastes energy. The thermostat is a switch, not a throttle, so pushing it up higher doesn’t get you faster heating, only a heating system that runs longer.

But what if you’re already setting the thermostat at a steady temperature, but one day find that you’re getting too hot or too cold, and you have to fiddle around with the thermostat regularly to get comfortable? This probably isn’t a “quirk.” It’s a warning that something isn’t going right somewhere in the HVAC system.

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4 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Getting Warm Enough

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

cold-man-and-woman-in-parkasAs the cold weather continues to deepen, you’ll rely on your central heating system more and more until it will run during most of the day. You expect your heater will keep your family comfortable—that’s why you installed it, after all. But you might find as the winter starts that the house isn’t warming up the way you expect it to. You set the thermostat at the standard temperature for comfort in the house, but people are complaining that it’s too cold and they’re starting to layer up their sweaters or even wearing parkas around the house.

What’s going on?

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Is a Furnace or a Dual Fuel System a Good Choice for New Heating?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

question-markWhen you look at the calendar and see the word October, you know the time is counting down until the first cold day of the season arrives. If you feel confident in your current furnace and you’ve already planned on scheduling heating maintenance (or have already got it done), then you won’t have much to worry about when the cold strikes.

But you may be in a situation where you believe your furnace needs to be replaced. You can go ahead and schedule Mason, OH, HVAC service to put in a new furnace. Or you might consider replacing the furnace with a dual fuel system, a popular way of enjoying a hybrid of electrical and gas heating in a house.

We’ll look at the pros and cons of choosing a furnace or dual fuel system. When you’re ready to make the final choice, call our technicians for an expert opinion and the work necessary to get your new heater prepared.

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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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Don’t Ignore Heating Repairs Because It’s Spring!

Monday, April 13th, 2020

heating-furnace-repair-technicianIf you’ve been through at least one spring in Ohio, you know that the season is never a guarantee the cold weather will vanish for good. Cold snaps can continue to happen even into June. You never know when you’ll need to have your furnace or boiler running again. This is why you shouldn’t shut down either for the season until the summer weather has well and truly arrived.

But you may still feel tempted to ignore the need for heating repair in Mason, OH because of the proximity of summer. The boiler is making some odd rumbling noises? “Oh well, it can wait until fall.” The furnace is turning on and off too rapidly? “Not a big deal, I won’t need it soon anyway.”

This kind of thinking can lead to trouble. Possibly even a dangerous situation if your home uses natural gas. Heating repairs need to be taken care of promptly, no matter the season.

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Understanding When Repairs Are Still Worthwhile for Your Furnace

Monday, February 17th, 2020

furnace-oldPeople enjoy a fresh start at the beginning of the year. You may be thinking that a new start is what you need for your home heating. You have an old furnace that you think isn’t living up to its old standards. It sounds like a good reason to have a new furnace installed, and there are many excellent options on the market for a high-efficiency heating unit.

But… can repairs keep the furnace going? If they can, are they worth the cost? Before you make a choice about either heating replacement or heating repair in Mason, OH, we want you to read more about the cost of getting a new furnace vs. the cost of repairing an old one.

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The Cracked Heat Exchanger—A Big Furnace Trouble

Monday, January 6th, 2020

furnace-oldFurnace manufacturers design their heating products for durability and dependability. But at the same time, furnaces are complex devices and they can suffer from a range of malfunctions during their service lives. These troubles can be kept to a minimum through regular heating maintenance, but nothing can prevent all possible problems. And no problem with a natural gas furnace is more concerning, and more in need of a speedy response, than a cracked heat exchanger.

Our technicians are experts at furnace repair in Mason, OH. We understand the seriousness of situations like a cracked heat exchanger. We’ll explain below why this issue is urgent, but remember that you need to call on licensed professionals only for a repair like this. It’s a matter of your family’s safety.

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Finding the Most Efficient Air Conditioning System for Your Home

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-wrenchIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, it’s important to rely on expert technicians for the installation. Air conditioning experts will make sure that your new system is properly and safely installed, and that it operates smoothly for a long time to come. It’s not worth it to trust installation to an amateur, who may be unable to make sure the electrical connections and refrigerant are set properly, which could result in major damages.

Before your new air conditioner is professionally installed, you’ll need to decide on the right unit for your home. We recommend consulting a technician for this too, and you’ll see why in today’s guide. If you’re going over your options, read on for more information and call our air conditioning technicians in Mason, OH.

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