Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Middletown’

Signs an AC Compressor Is in Trouble

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitIf we could choose one component of an air conditioning system as the most important, it would be the compressor. All parts of an air conditioner are vital for it to operate well, and malfunctions in any of them are a reason to call for air conditioning service in Middletown, OH from our professionals. We’d choose the compressor as the most important because it’s a) the heart of the AC and the reason it can change from a large fan system to a cooling system and b) expensive to replace; it’s usually more cost-effective to replace the entire AC system rather than just the compressor.

Compressor troubles are common reasons for AC failure, so we’ve provided a guide below to the signs you may have a compressor that needs our help. The sooner you move on a suspected problem, the more likely we can rescue the compressor from complete failure.

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Your Boiler Isn’t Keeping Up—Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

large-boilerIf you feel colder in your house than normal this winter to the point that you’re putting on heavy layers of clothing, nudging up the thermostat to much higher temperatures, and listening to family members complain about their rooms feeling like iceboxes, the trouble may be a heating system that’s struggling to keep up.

In this post we’re going to look at boiler systems specifically: why might a boiler start falling behind at its job? We’ll look at the more common reasons so you’ll know when to call for heating repair in Middletown, OH from our experts. Not all local contractors service boilers. We do!

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It’s December, But Not Too Late to Tune-Up Your Heating System!

Monday, December 9th, 2019

couple-in-pajamas-winterDecember is Winter. The actual season doesn’t officially start until the solstice on 20–21, but winter weather doesn’t run on a strict calendar anyway.

However, just because December has arrived doesn’t mean you missed the window to schedule annual maintenance for your heating system. Your furnace, boiler, or other heater hasn’t put in the main portion of its job yet, and it needs to have a full inspection and tune-up from professionals before then. Although it’s simpler to have the job done in early fall, it’s much better to have it done a bit later than to skip it altogether.

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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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What to Consider Before a New AC Installation

Monday, September 17th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWe are just about ready to put the pin in another long, hot summer season. You know what that means? Sure, it means that you should start thinking about your heating system, getting it tuned up, etc. However, it also means that you should take some time to reflect upon your experience with your air conditioning system this past season. We’re going to give you some tips about the sort of questions you may want to ask yourself.

You may be wondering why we are advocating for this type of assessment. Well, the answer is quite simple. You may come to realize that your air conditioner is not really going to cut it for another summer. That means that it may be time for an air conditioning installation before next summer starts. For now, let our Middletown, OH HVAC pros guide you through some pre-installation questions.

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Simple Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency

Monday, July 9th, 2018

house-money-seesawWhile temperatures in our area may not quite as blistering as those in, say, Arizona, the fact remains that it gets plenty hot enough for you to be running your air conditioner in heavy rotation throughout the summer season. Much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, that comfort you’re after does come at a cost. While we cannot somehow procure you free air conditioning,  however, we do have some tips that should help you to enjoy more efficient and affordable air conditioning.

Now, we know what some of you may be thinking. Oh, great. Here comes the sales pitch. Quite the opposite, don’t you worry! We are not going to tell you that the only way to enjoy a more affordable AC performance is to replace your entire system with a high-efficiency AC. That is one great course of action if you can swing it, but today we’re looking at some very easy ways to boost AC instead!

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AC Tip: Even Small Refrigerant Leaks Are Big Trouble

Monday, May 28th, 2018

AC-toolsWe always make a point of stressing that, really, there is no such thing as a “minor” problem with one’s air conditioning system. Sure, there are those problems that are not quite emergencies, but the fact of the matter is that even relatively “minor” problems with your air conditioner are going to do real damage to your system if given the time. The fact that this damage is not instantaneous does not mean that it’s not worth fixing the problem immediately.

Now, that being said, there are also those problems that absolutely must be dealt with as swiftly as possible. This is certainly the case when it comes to refrigerant leaks with your air conditioning system. A refrigerant may not render your air conditioner inoperable as soon as it develops. Ignore the problem long enough,  though, and the results can be so damaging that you may need to replace your system entirely. Read on to learn more about why refrigerant leaks demand immediate AC repair in Middletown, OH.

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A Guide to the Most Efficient Heaters

Monday, March 19th, 2018

heater-radiator-womanIt’s always a good idea to replace an older heating system as soon as you learn a repair is no longer an option. You might think it makes sense to wait until next winter or until the system breaks down altogether, but this is not ideal. You might end up rushing to find a good system, which can result in a shoddy installation, or you may have to deal with a complete heating system breakdown when you need it most!

We’re here to help you learn the basics of efficient heating installations, so that you can start on the process ASAP and know where to begin when you call local technicians. When you need a new heating system in Middletown, OH, you have a lot of options, but our recommendations for efficiency are listed below.

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Four Easy Ways to Save Money on Heating

Monday, February 19th, 2018

natural-gas-furnace-burnerWith all of these storms lately, you’re probably spending a lot of time indoors with the heater on. Your heating system is a great comfort—at least until you get your monthly bill. We know that heating your home can cost quite a bit, but there are some simple things you can do to lower those bills without so much shivering.

Think the only way to save money on heating is to shut off your system altogether? Sure, this is an easy step to take, but the advice we have below isn’t that much more difficult. Here are 4 easy ways to keep bills low without missing out on comfort.

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