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Is a Heat Pump a Good Fit for Your Home?

August 7th, 2017

heat-pump-air-conditioningWe 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.

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How to Tell if You Need a New Air Conditioner

July 24th, 2017

cut-ac-billsSummer 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.

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Why Are Rooftop Units Used in Commercial HVAC Systems?

July 10th, 2017

commercial-hvac-systemsCommercial 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.

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Zone Control Systems Save You a Great Deal

June 26th, 2017

happy-family-summerSummer 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.

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How Do Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners Work?

June 12th, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningMost 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?

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Why Are Air Conditioning Power Levels So Vital?

May 29th, 2017

 

air-conditioner-serviceAir conditioners are a vital part of daily life in the summertime, and without one, your home is going to feel like an oven. We get a lot of air conditioner replacement calls this time of year: giving homeowners a chance to get rid of old, failing air conditioners before the hot weather starts. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, congratulations! Now is the best time to exchange your worn system for a newer and more efficient one.

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Causes of Frost on Your AC Coils

May 15th, 2017

frost-ac-coilsIf you’ve examined your air conditioner this spring, you might have noticed frost or ice forming on the evaporator coils. It might like seem like a huge concern, and indeed it’s a reasonably common condition. Unfortunately, it signals a larger problem that you should deal with before the summer comes. The longer it’s allowed to continue, the more damage it causes your air conditioner.

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Does Your Home Have a Dehumidifier?

May 1st, 2017

With the temperatures getting higher every day here in central Ohio, homeowners are rightfully paying a lot of attention to their air conditioners. Summer heat waves demand a serious response, and air conditioners are essential to keep your home comfortable (and safe in many cases). But temperature is not the only factor in making your home feel uncomfortable. High humidity levels can be just as harmful and destructive, and while air conditioners can handle some of that by default, they’re not set up for such duties.

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3 Ways to Improve Household Energy Efficiency

April 17th, 2017

family-on-couchSummers in central Ohio are hot, muggy and decidedly unpleasant. A reliable air conditioner is your best defense against the high temperatures, and can keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. Naturally, you’re going to pay more in high energy bills for running the air conditioner more often. This necessity can unfortunately hide the fact that you may be paying more than you should.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

April 3rd, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and that means the high temperatures and higher humidity of summer are just a few short weeks away. Your air conditioner will be called upon to perform every single day to keep your home comfortable, and if you have an older system, you may be worried about its ability to last until the fall. The last thing you want is to suffer an air conditioning breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, forcing you to rush a replacement session with no time to waste.

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