October 16th, 2017
Fall is an excellent time to assess the state of your air conditioner, and if you need a new one, this is an ideal point in the year to start planning it. The weather has cooled and you likely won’t need your air conditioner again until next spring. And if your centralized air conditioner isn’t doing the job the way you’d like — or worse, if your home simply can’t support the system of ducts required for centralized air.
October 2nd, 2017
We’ve officially entered fall, and with the turning of the season comes a drastically reduced need for your air conditioner. That makes now an excellent time to schedule a servicing session for your air conditioner before you set it aside until next season. Doing so now will help your system be ready to go by the time you need it in the spring.
September 18th, 2017
Autumn will officially be here in just a few weeks, and that means cooler temperatures and the inevitable arrival of our first snowfall. Air conditioners will see less and less use in the coming weeks as your furnace or similar heating system tackles the load of keeping your home comfortable. In most cases, the heating system has sat unused for several months, and if you haven’t had it looked at by a technician recently — even if it functioned just fine last year — then unforeseen problems can bite you just when you need the system the most. If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance session for it in 12 months or more, now is the ideal time to do so. It could save you a great deal of cost and consternation.
September 4th, 2017
With the end of summer comes the need to check your air conditioner for any problems that may have developed during the long, hot months. Summer temperatures are always high in our neck of the woods, which means your unit has likely been running on a daily basis for quite a while. Even if a breakdown hasn’t occurred, you may have noticed problems with its running that will need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
August 21st, 2017
Summer means high temperatures, and that means your air conditioner will be working overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. Many times, this is far more than a luxury. Without reliable air conditioning, your house could be far too warm for comfort, and in some cases may even represent a health risk for sensitive members of your family. That makes your air conditioner as important as your water or electricity.
August 7th, 2017
We live in a part of the world with both blazing hot summers and icy cold winters. That means you need a means of keeping your home both cool and warm. Most of the time, that involves two distinct devices: an air conditioner to cool your home when it gets hot and a furnace or similar heater to warm the house when it gets cold. In some cases, however, your particular home may benefit from a heat pump, which combines both features into one. It can save you a great deal of money, particularly during our cold Ohio winters.
July 24th, 2017
Summer is perhaps the worst time for your air conditioner to break down. Ohio can be absolutely brutal this time of year and going without your system for even a few hours can turn your home into an oven. The good news is that the right professional service can move quickly to repair or replace a failing air conditioner before too much time goes by. But when are repairs appropriate, and when do you need to replace an older system? That can be a tough question to answer, especially when you’re trying to get the system up and running again in the middle of a heat wave. In the end, only the homeowner can decide whether repairs are the best option or whether the faulty air conditioner should be replaced with a new one. However, we do have a few guidelines that can help make that decision easier.
July 10th, 2017
Commercial HVAC systems differ from residential systems in a number of ways. They need to cool more space in most cases, and many have specific cooling needs that must be met for your business to function (keeping computer systems from overheating, for example). Those needs require specialized care and attention, and you should always use an installation and repair service with experience in commercial systems to treat yours the right way.
June 26th, 2017
Summer is on the way, and with it comes the inevitable spike in air conditioning bills. There are a number of ways the average homeowner can save money on those bills, using both small means and large. Small means include things like setting the thermostat a little higher than you normally would, or opening up the house at night and running the fan instead of the AC. But if you’d like to take a larger step than that, consider the benefits of a zone control system in your centralized air conditioner. It’s an upgrade to your existing system, rather than a full-bore replacement, and for an initial fee, it can improve the efficiency of your system a great deal. Here’s how it works.
June 12th, 2017
Most of us are used to the traditional centralized air conditioners used in most homes, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re effective and dependable, and for most homes they do the job admirably. But what about homes that can’t support a centralized system, or for whom a centralized system is more trouble than its worth? For such homes, we recommend ductless mini-split air conditioners, which take a very different approach to the challenge of keeping your home cool. How do they work? And more importantly, are they right for your home?