Late summer is often when the worst heat strikes. It also is when humidity tends to rise and make the heat feel far worse, as well as cause a spectrum of other problems (mold growth, wood warping). If you are experiencing terrible humidity this end of summer, possibly worse than you’ve run into before, there are a few services you can look into to help with the problem. Below we’ll go over some of what may help you with getting humidity down to comfortable levels (approximately 45% relative humidity).
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Spring starts in late March, although that doesn’t mean we automatically receive warmer weather. This is a fickle month where temperatures can swing from extremes, and the heating system warming your home will still need to run on the regular.
But March is also a good month to make plans for the coming warmer weather. You can get your air conditioning system in shape early by arranging for professionals to inspect the AC and give it a proper tune-up.
The easiest way to have quality air conditioning maintenance in Oxford, OH and the surrounding areas is to call Bartels Heating & Cooling and ask about our maintenance plan.
If you’re asking this question, you already know that your central air conditioning system has an air filter. We hope you also know that this filter must be changed routinely so it won’t become excessively clogged. We recommend changing the filter for a clean one every one to three months to prevent the blower in the HVAC system from straining too hard and wasting energy.
There are plenty of instances where “sounds too good to be true” will be applicable. This is not so with the heat pump. We understand your skepticism if you are not too familiar with these systems, but the fact is that you actually can use a heat pump to both cool your home effectively and to heat it with great energy efficiency. In today’s post, we’ll explore how it is that the heat pump is able to pull off this feat.
The underlying concept of how the heat pump heats and cools is actually quite simple. Don’t let that fool you into believing that the system itself or the services that it requires are simple, though. If you do decide to use a heat pump in Oxford, OH, you are going to need professional installation, maintenance, and, occasionally, repair services. When you do, remember that you can always count on our technicians to do the job—any job—right the first time.
Your heating and air conditioning systems should (hopefully) have filters that help to block particles from coming through the vents. You may have heard that you should change your filters at least a few times a year, with some people urging filter replacements every month.
While changing your filter regularly is certainly important, is it really going to help with your most severe indoor air quality problems? Not necessarily. For indoor air quality control you can count on, you may need something a lot more powerful. Our technicians detail their suggestions below, but you can call our team to learn more.
Everybody wants to save some money, but life’s comforts and necessities come with a cost. Heating, for example, can account for nearly half of your monthly utilities!
We get this question often, from homeowners who aren’t too certain this service is really necessary each year. Others think that, since their boiler is new, it shouldn’t have any problems yet. And others simply don’t want to pay for a service if they aren’t sure it’s necessary.
But annual boiler service is preventative. It’s not meant to solve any problems that are noticeable now, but to prevent issues from coming up when you need the heat to work the most—the middle of winter. And too many homeowners learn this the hard way.
As temperatures start to take a dive, you may begin to worry about whether or not your home is ready for the cold season ahead. Here at Bartels Heating & Cooling, we get ready for the heating season by keeping our trucks well-stocked and giving all of our technicians the training they need to repair and maintain heaters. And as a homeowner, there are ways you can prepare your home for the changing of the seasons as well.
Last year’s winter heating bills may have been a bit higher than you would’ve liked. This year, it’s time to do things differently. You can save money on your heating bills this year by taking a few simple steps that won’t make you feel uncomfortable. Just follow our tips!
Heating season is right around the corner, whether we’re ready or not. And if your heating system is not ready, you can run into all sorts of problems come wintertime. Is your heater nearing the end of its life? Now is the time to schedule replacement, to avoid the rush of winter and make sure that your family is comfortable throughout the season.