Hauser Air service manager, Jim Webster, has the answer!
This month’s question: “Why should I get an air conditioning tune-up?” is answered by our service manager, Jim Webster.
Jim’s answer: It depends on your needs and concerns. I like to look at my options using a pros and cons list, so I will provide that as follows…
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Every year at about this time, you probably receive several direct mail pieces from every different Cincinnati area heating and cooling company telling you to schedule a furnace tune-up or a coupon for one. But what many companies fail to tell you (and the reason most of those offers are ignored) is exactly why a furnace maintenance is essential.
Cold weather is coming, so it’s very important to think about scheduling your furnace inspection. An annual inspection ensures that your furnace will work when you need it and prevents costly emergency repairs and health risks in your home.
Having your furnace inspected or “tuned up” gives a technician an opportunity to check for possible issues and correct them before they turn into problems (or emergencies). Here are seven reasons why you should schedule your furnace inspection now.
1. If your A/C is not cooling enough, the easiest and most important thing you can do on your own is: check /change your filter. If this does not remedy the problem, Call for service. Note: there is a possibility that your A/C system may be doing all it can do during extreme heat conditions.
2. Air Conditioners must have a filter. The filter will be located inside your home either with the equipment or behind a grille inside your home perhaps a hallway. It is very important that the filter is changed or cleaned regularly in order to filter the air properly and prevent the indoor coil from getting dirty. 1″ filters=change every month; 2″ filters=change every 2 months; 4-5″ filters=change every 6-12 months. Filters will get dirtier faster if: there are multiple pets, there is a dusty outdoor environment such as dirt roads, fields, construction, etc; if carpets are infrequently vacuumed. We sell all types of filters and offer special savings on buying three. You can call the office to order yours at: (513) 777-7979. We recommend to keep them on hand to change. Continue reading
Heating your home with electric heat is one of the most costly heating system on the market. High monthly utility bills can now be a thing of the past.
Ductless Heat Pumps are the most efficient heating and air conditioning system on the market. They are quiet, comfortable, and can help cut your homes heating bill up to 60%. With utility incentives and tax credits that can help pay for your homes upgrades, a Ductless Heating & Air Conditioning system is the perfect solution for you and your home.
A ductless heating and cooling systems consists of an outdoor unit, with one or more indoor air handling units typically mounted high on a wall or ceiling with individual remotes that control your system. Ductless units have the advantage of being zone systems which enable you to heat and cool the areas you want, which reduces your utility bills, savings up to 60%. Perfect for replacing electric heat, new construction, adding a room, or those hard to heat or cool areas such as an upstairs. Ductless Heat Pumps have a variable speed compressor, providing more efficient operation to match the heating and cooling needs of your house and ultra quiet fan which allows to have more even temperatures throughout your home. Continue reading
When it comes to environmentally friendly HVAC systems, geothermal heat pumps are a promising and increasingly popular option. Baby boomer customers are attracted to the energy savings geothermal HVAC systems offer. Millennials consider going geothermal because it’s better for the planet. In fact, geothermal is expected to supply 10 to 20 percent of the world’s energy by 2050. Geothermal HVAC and power systems use Earth temperature for heat exchange. While some areas of the country experiences extreme climates, temperatures underground remain constant.
Geothermal heat pumps are considered a form of high efficiency heat pump. These systems rely on heat transfers between the air and the ground to provide heating and cooling to homes and buildings. Two other forms of geothermal systems are direct use geothermal and deep and enhanced geothermal. Direct use geothermal systems are common in regions with volcanic or tectonic activity that results in naturally heated groundwater. In these systems, hot water is pumped to use in its current state or in heat exchangers to condition the air in the building. Continue reading
Peace of mind wherever you go: At the first signs of leaks, freezes, or excess humidity, The Lyric™ Wi-Fi Leak & Freeze Detector can alert your smartphone.
Leaks and frozen pipes can cause serious damage to your home. With Lyric Water Leak and Freeze detectors, you can get early warning. By catching it early, you may be able to avoid expensive repairs and loss of treasured items. They can be placed near trouble spots like the sump pump, water heater, washer and under sinks. Each can be individually named and registered in the Lyric App and easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network. If a leak is detected or pipe begins to freeze, the Lyric App on your phone will alert you wherever you are. Continue reading
Relocating to Cincinnati and need a helpful guide to assist you in your move?
The Greater Cincinnati Relocation & Newcomer Guide is full of the information you want and need! Flip through its pages to learn how to live a happy life in Cincinnati, from day one.
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The best part? Exclusive deals from Hauser Air! That’s right. Hauser Air appears in The Greater Cincinnati Relocation & Newcomer Guide as a friendly local heating and air provider. We are here to help fresh Cincinnatians to feel comfortable in their new homes. Welcome to Cincinnati, from Hauser Air! Continue reading
YES! Especially in the winter. Here are just 7 important reasons why:
In the warmer seasons, it’s not always the heat that gets intolerable, it’s the humidity! In the search for a comfortable indoor temperature, though, humidity is often the component which is neglected. The fact is, the amount of moisture in the air is just as important to the temperature as it is to your health. ALL year around.
Using a humidifier when it’s cold outside is not only one of the better ways to regulate your home’s temperature, it’s a great way to promote improved health for you and your family. It can even lend benefits to your house itself, as well as the plants, animals and humans that inhabitants. Consider these seven reasons when trying to decide if adding a humidifier is important for your home.
Just a note for this coming week of frigid temps, furnaces are designed to be efficient for the majority of the year. We size furnaces to heat your home to 72-75° on 0° day. That way it’s not oversized for majority of the winter.
So, when it’s -15°, your furnace or heat pump is gonna be RUNNING!
And may not keep up. It probably isn’t broken. But it should keep it pretty warm still. Continue reading