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What Are the Benefits of Keeping Your Equipment Maintained?

  • We catch potential issues and breakdowns BEFORE they happen
  • Documented maintenance will validate manufacturer warranties
  • Peace of mind when verifying safe operation of your equipment
  • One year warranty on all repairs
  • 30 day operation guarantee. If your units breaks down with 30 days of your tune-up you do NOT pay any trip charges.

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Ask us about our amazing tune-up offers!
Receive a one time heating season tune-up for only $69!

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VIP plan for $16/month OR $192/yr.
If you schedule your tune-up in August or September!


Why Become a VIP Member for only $16/month?

  • 15% OFF ALL Repairs
  • $500.00 off a New Heating and Cooling System
  • Summer and Winter Tune-ups
  • Booking Reminders
  • Priority Service
  • Fully Transferable Membership
  • Manufacturer Warranty Compliance
  • Documented Service
  • 24hr Priority Service on all Repairs
  • No Contracts

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It’s Time for Your Heating Season Tune-up!

Your furnace is responsible for heating your home. The most commonly used heating system, furnaces burn fuel or electricity to heat air, then push it to rooms throughout your home through your ductwork. Your furnace is probably located in your basement, attic, closet or crawlspace.

During the cold winter months, your furnace is the key to your home’s comfort, so it needs to be cared for with preventative maintenance. And maintaining your furnace with regular tune-ups can extend your unit’s lifespan, maximize its efficiency, prevent breakdowns, eliminate safety hazards, and lower your heating costs.

It’s best to schedule your annual furnace tune-up at the beginning of the fall, when you’re making the switch from air conditioner to furnace season. Doing so will ensure optimum performance before temperatures drop. Read the following Q&A to learn more about how an annual furnace tune-up will save you time and money.

What services does a furnace tune-up include?

A furnace tune-up is a checklist of tasks that your HVAC technician performs to ensure your unit is operating properly. While exact services vary from company to company, your tune-up prepares your furnace to run in winter weather. Hauser Air’s furnace tune-up includes the following services:

  • Clean blower compartment
  • Clean and adjust burners
  • Inspect and tighten wiring and connections
  • Inspect the heat exchanger
  • Inspect the gas pressure and flame operation
  • Inspect igniter and pilot light
  • Look at and vacuum indoor filter
  • Check ductwork and connections for proper airflow

Are annual furnace tune-ups really necessary?

In short, yes. Nobody wants to wake up shivering in the middle of the night to discover their furnace isn’t working, and furnace tune-ups pinpoint minor problems before they require major repairs. If you’re on the fence about whether to schedule your annual tune-up, remember that the cost of a tune-up doesn’t compare to the emergency rates your HVAC technician will charge to fix your unit on a cold Sunday night. Investing in preventative maintenance upfront will save you extra energy, repair and re-installation costs caused by furnace neglect.

Does my older furnace need a tune-up or does it need to be replaced?

A well maintained furnace can last 15 to 20 years — so if you’re not the furnace’s first owner, you might have to do a little research to figure out its age. But there are other telltale signs, besides age, that your unit might need to be replaced. If you’ve noticed that your furnace requires increasingly frequent repairs or that your energy bills keep climbing, it may be time to replace your furnace. Your furnace blower may be cycling on and off more often than it used to. Other red flags include uneven heating in different rooms of the house, rattling or banging sounds while running, or debris coming from your vents. If you’re not sure whether you need a replacement, our HVAC technicians can take a look at your system and talk to you about repair and replacement options if needed.

How long does a furnace tune-up take?

You can expect the inspection process to take up to an hour, depending on the configuration of your system. Upon completion, your service technician should present their checklist and share any professional recommendations about your system.

Will a furnace tune-up validate my warranty?

Yes! If your furnace is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it’s important to schedule your furnace tune-up. Most furnace manufacturers recommend annual maintenance by a qualified HVAC technician, and won’t cover damage caused by improper maintenance. If you have a home warranty, regular furnace tune-ups may be included in your plan.

Is there anything I can do in-between tune-ups to optimize my furnace’s performance?

Yes! Here are some suggestions:

  • First, you should make sure to store flammable items, such as paint, gasoline or cleaning products, away from your furnace.
  • Always make sure to change furnace filters regularly, every 1 to 6 months depending on the filter.
  • And make sure to set your thermostat from air conditioning mode to heating mode. Your furnace works hard to keep your house comfortable, so consider using a programmable thermostat to help give your furnace a rest by running at cooler temperatures while you’re at work or asleep.

Regular use takes its toll on your HVAC system. You can protect your home’s HVAC system and improve your family’s comfort year-round with an VIP Service agreement, which includes 2 regularly scheduled tune-ups. Our VIP Plan offers preferred pricing on HVAC service repair and installation, a one-year warranty on labor and parts, priority emergency service, and more! Call us today at 513-777-7979 or 937-368-7979 to schedule!

Cooling Season Tips

Air Conditioning season is upon us! As the Service Manager of Hauser Air, I would like to provide you with some tips to make sure your cooling system stays functional and efficient, while answering some common questions.

Here are some quick tips to help your cooling system perform at its best this season:

    • Have a set date for checking and changing your air filter. A dirty filter can cause a multitude of damages both to the system and your home. To learn more about changing your filter, please check out our short video: Why Change Your Furnace Filter?.
    • Schedule regular maintenance. This will ensure you maintain your manufacturer supplied warranty as well as keep the unit running efficiently. According to Energystar.gov, cooling your home accounts for 13% of the energy used by your household. Air Conditioning and Heat pump units have fine fins and coils that need to be cleaned yearly, preferably before the cooling season. Cleaning your cooling unit allows it to run more efficiently, in turn saving your family money this summer.

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  • Have an understanding of the type of system you have, so you can understand the most effective way to manage your thermostat to keep you comfortable and save money. An example of this is if you have a geothermal heat pump. The most effective and efficient way to set your thermostat is to “set it and forget it”. Programming it with an away setting to ‘save you money’ on a geothermal unit, will cost you more in the long run. The amount of energy it takes to recuperate the few degrees you set it back while you were away, will most often cost you more than just leaving it. If you are not sure what type of system you have, give your local contractor a call so they can help.

Here are common questions we hear from our customers during cooling season:

Q: My second floor is hot in the summer no matter what I set the thermostat to?

A: We see this issue quite a bit! Heat rises, and the second floor is always hotter than the first. Having a professional look at the duct work (if it is visible and not behind drywall) can be helpful. Most often we use technology to solve this issue. Some of these solutions include: zoning systems, multi stage Air Conditioners, mini splits, humidification control and whole home dehumidifiers. There are a variety of solutions we could find for this issue. The best solution is to have your heating and cooling contractor out to properly assess your issue and give you the options for your home.

Q: Should I get my air ducts cleaned?

A: Duct cleaning can really improve airflow and indoor air quality. We do recommend cleaning your duct work every few years, or as needed.

Q: What is the average lifespan of an Air Conditioner?

A: This could vary greatly depending on equipment installation quality, maintenance and brand. The Department of Energy states the average lifespan of an Air Conditioner is 15-20 years. At Hauser Air, we look at the lifespan of your cooling unit in terms of hours used, and try to equate that runtime to something people understand, like vehicle mileage. We often hear, “my unit is only 10 years old” or “I just bought my AC unit 8 years ago”, and this calculation helps show our customers how hard their air conditioners or heat pump has worked for them over its lifetime.

Here’s how we figure it:

  • The average cooling hours in Cincinnati, OH are 600 hrs/year
  • The average speed you drive your automobile is 40 miles per hour
  • If you take the age of your Air conditioner or heat pump and multiply it by the cooling hours, then multiply that number by your average speed, you will get the average miles your unit has “driven”

Here’s the equation for a 10 year old Air conditioner:
10 yrs x 600 hrs = 6,000 hrs of run time
6,000 x 40 mph = 240,000 miles “driven”

As you can see from this equation, that is A LOT of run time on your cooling equipment. If this was a vehicle with 240,000 miles on it, I’m sure you would have traded it in by now. Air conditioners are very durable and work extremely hard over their lifetime.

At the end of the day

Your HVAC technician is a valuable resource, so take advantage of their visit to ask all your A/C questions.

Sincerely,
Jim Webster
Hauser Air Service Manager