Category Archives: HVAC Equipment

Happy Boxing Day!

I’m married to a British woman so we “celebrate” Boxing Day. I’ve yet to google its origins but my friends and family in England usually sit around in their sweats and eat leftovers and play games. I figure this is a tradition worth keeping!

The term “Boxing Day”, for some reason, always reminded me of when my dad would bring home a furnace box or two and we’d make forts and castles out of them.

So it’s not quite the same but it brings to mind when my daughter was younger and got more fun out of the boxes than the gift within.

Ahh Christmas. Family, fun, food and warm wishes. Continue reading

Tuesday tip!

Right before I go to the dentist is when my teeth are brushed and flossed like in a pro!

Yes before. I feel like I have some sort of accountability to my dental hygienist and I’ll let him down if I show up with an average clean mouth.

Weird.

We get that too on Heating tuneup and cleanings. People wait till the day before we arrive to change the air filter. It’s kind of funny because we pull the filter and it’s brilliant clean. And as we pass the garbage can the old filthy filter is poking its nasty head up saying “I’m still heeeere”. Continue reading

Hows your air?

CarrierAd31Years ago, we were always certain to use the word “Heating” along with “Air Conditioning” to make sure no one ever would assume that we didn’t do heating systems also.

Then we got a clever marketing idea.

Hauser Air wants to know; Hows Your Air?!

Now “air” means so much more than heating and air conditioning. We have learned about the indoor air quality in our homes and why we get sick. The EPA has an entire page dedicated with amazing facts and figures about air quality. For instance; Indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution! That’s kind of scary if you suffer from asthma or allergies. Continue reading

You can’t get no…?

Out shopping for a tv yesterday I was surprised how similar in awesomeness televisions are today (are they still called that?). They all have really cool apps with wifi and amazing graphics. It seems we must be getting close to a pinnacle. So while talking to a store employee he basically said that they are all one as bad as another and just pick one.

But internally I was struggling with which one will I be 100% satisfied with?

Sounds elusive doesn’t it? We offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, and yet I think people just pass by that point when they see it on our brochures and proposals. 100% satisfaction guarantee may be the single most important we make though. It’s not a gimmick or marketing ploy. We mean it and back it up in writing with a legal document. We are so confident that you will be comfortable – not only with your Carrier heating and cooling products, but with Hauser Air, your Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer – that we back it up in writing with a 100% satisfaction guarantee: If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your Carrier equipment within one year of the installation date, we will correct the problem or remove the equipment and refund your purchase price. Continue reading

Repairing Versus Replacing Your Old Air Conditioning Unit

When your air conditioning breaks down, the first thought that probably runs through your mind is: Will I be able to get it fixed, or will I have to purchase a new system?

It is usually less expensive to repair the unit than replace it. However, there are a few factors to consider before deciding whether to repair or replace. For example: the age of your air conditioning system. Remember that your air conditioning unit has an estimated service life of 10 to 15 years. Fixing an air conditioning unit that should otherwise be replaced, may just be a temporary solution and can cost you more money in the end.

Here are several factors to consider before making a decision: Continue reading

It’s an old stereotype: women always complain about being cold and men about feeling hot.

I hear this the most when I meet with families to talk about their in home comfort choices. It’s the same in my home. Every night, I’m in shorts and a tshirt and my wife is dying of hypothermia. Thermostat is set at 71º btw.

So, what can we do?!

Well, more often than not, I grab my iPhone, tap the thermostat app and turn it up a couple degrees (while she’s looking). A few minutes later (wife not looking) back down to money saving degree. No getting up to the thermostat any more. I’m on my comfy couch or in bed already, it’s 2013! I have an app for that!

We do still have a thermostat on the wall (Honeywell Prestige) but I wonder why? I think in the near future we will just install a few (wireless) temperature sensors around the house and use apps to control the heating and air conditioning. An app on the phone, ipad, tv and oh yeah… computer. Continue reading

People with fuel oil heating must be rich!

I just read this article about oil for heating being taxed higher in Connecticut. So that’s not close to home but it brings up talking about fuel oil.

If you heat with fuel oil you must be rich. To afford that kind of heat is incredible. You’re not rich? then perhaps you haven’t seen the savings that new heat pump system offers.

We run operating cost scenarios, a lot, for customers switching to a high efficiency Heat Pump system and see real word, conservative (modest ranch homes), savings of well over $1200 a year! You can see why one might assume you’re rich if you’re throwing away $1200 a year. Continue reading

Vintage

I like clean vintage stuff. I think a lot of people do.

For Valentines day I took my bride for a walk at the antique mall. We thought it was romantic to hold hands and walk. It was warm and fun to look at old stuff.

I like reminiscing about old toys and magazines. I’m always looking for classic bicycle stuff and of course hvac stuff.

The other day I was in a customer’s house and all her furniture is 40-50 years old. It was very well maintained and though vintage, it was new looking and even “in style” again.

You know what was old and not very attractive? The furnace. Even if that old furnace or air conditioner looks good or “vintage cool” it probably isn’t worth the utility payment to keep around. I know that loud, dirty, expensive machine feels like it’s become a part of the family, but now it’s time to go! Continue reading

I got an interesting email today

Dear Hauser Air, This email was sent automatically because your “Office Show Room” system settings have been updated.
…the email said.

Really? So whats that all about then?

Technology!
We had a training meeting at the office today for our technicians.The trainer, a Carrier expert, had a look at our thermostat settings and showed some of our technicians some extra features.

Offended
This thermostat is actually offended if I call it “just a thermostat”. Because it so much more. It truly is a modern marvel of technology. The Infinity Control by Carrier is a learning, diagnosing, smart comfort command center (my words). Continue reading

Humidity

It’s 65º in Cincinnati and 80% humidity outside according to my sensor. Yet I have received more than a few calls today about humidifiers! Fair enough, they were calling from conversations last week about not having enough humidity when it was cold.

You see, the average home, in the cold of winter, is recycling air through the furnace and burning the humidity out of the air. Some homes indoor relative humidity drops to 10% or less (that’s dry, like the Sahara dessert dry!). Carrier says that’s the average humidity in an un-humidified home.

We installed a humidifier in our home for multiple reasons. Continue reading