Heating and Cooling Insights :: Air Conditioners

Avoid Costly Air Conditioning Service With Professional A/C Maintenance

by Greg Leisgang on June 26, 2014

The heat of a West Chester summer takes a lot out of an air conditioner. By investing in air conditioning service early in the cooling season, you'll gain the peace of mind of knowing your system can handle the hottest weather without springing any costly surprises on you.… read more »

How the SEER Helps Knowledgable Homeowners Upgrade an Air Conditioner

by Greg Leisgang on June 19, 2014

A shrewd homeowner approaches a home improvement project as a long-term investment—as an asset rather than a liability. It's wise to have all the facts, such as efficiency ratings and performance features for an air conditioner replacement, so that the asset doesn’t become a liability. Read on to see how SEER factors into your A/C shopping.… read more »

Maximize Air Conditioning by Changing the Direction of the Ceiling Fans

by Greg Leisgang on May 13, 2014

Spring is here and summer is going to follow quickly. That means warm air and the need to cool your home. If you have ceiling fans, they can help you maximize your air conditioning by lowering the temperature. However, that will only work if you have the fan going in the right direction.… read more »

Air Conditioners Need Replacement on Occasion, But Be Sure to Do Your Homework First

by Greg Leisgang on April 24, 2014

Replacing air conditioners gives homeowners a good opportunity to install a system that will save energy and improve comfort. Choosing a system with the most efficiency your budget can handle and one that's sized exactly for your home will help manage energy costs and lengthen the system's life.… read more »

End-of-Season Air Conditioner Care: Button Up the System as Cold Weather Approaches Fairfield

by Greg Leisgang on September 23, 2013

With summer just a memory and the colder months of winter waiting just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about winterizing your air conditioner. While temperatures might not be pleasant enough in Fairfield, OH just yet to completely shut down your A/C system, it’s a good idea to start planning the steps you'll take to ensure that your air conditioner is in great shape when the weather starts warming up again next spring.… read more »

Tips to Keep a High Efficiency A/C Operating at its Best

by Greg Leisgang on August 12, 2013

Keeping your high efficiency A/C performing at its best requires attention throughout the summer from you and a licensed HVAC contractor. These systems earn their ratings under ideal testing conditions. Replicating that environment for your own air conditioner involves four steps.… read more »

West Chester Area Homes Can Benefit From This Advanced A/C Technology

by Greg Leisgang on July 15, 2013

What type of advanced A/C technology do you look for in a new air conditioning system? The feature that should top your list is a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER. This rating indicates how efficient an air conditioner is at removing heat from your home. Look for 15 SEER or higher for the best energy efficiency possible.… read more »

Caring for Your Air Conditioner: Compressors 101

by Greg Leisgang on June 26, 2013

Caring for your air conditioner is one of the tasks Cincinnati area homeowners should keep up with, because without regular care, your A/C can fail.… read more »

A/C Replacement Coming Soon? Do Your Homework Now

by Greg Leisgang on June 17, 2013

Summer in Cincinnati is arriving; is your A/C on its way out? Picking an A/C replacement can be a difficult decision. If your air conditioner isn't performing as effectively as it has in years past, now's the time to do your homework before you choose a replacement.… read more »

Replacing Your Air Conditioner? Take Advantage of Energy Tax Credits

by Greg Leisgang on June 5, 2013

Are you considering buying a new air conditioner? In early 2013, the federal government made upgrading your HVAC system more appealing with the extension of 25C tax credits for highly-efficient water heating and HVAC equipment, including newly installed air conditioning units.… read more »

Prepping Your Air Conditioner for a Cincinnati Summer

by Greg Leisgang on May 20, 2013

Springtime is the right time for prepping your air conditioner for summer in Cincinnati. You’ll be ready for any early hot spells and you’ll beat the rush for summer air conditioner service. Get your air conditioner ready by adding "check A/C" to your springtime to-do list, and follow this simple guide to home comfort and cool savings.… read more »

One of the Perks of Replacing Your Air Conditioner? A New Warranty

by Greg Leisgang on May 13, 2013

Replacing your air conditioner can be a pretty big decision, but often a necessary one. If you've had your air conditioner for 10 years or more, it might be time to invest in a new one — and one major benefit: a new warranty.… read more »

First Step in Air Conditioner Replacement: A Load Calculation

by Greg Leisgang on April 22, 2013

The first step in replacing your central air conditioner should always be a load calculation. The calculation determines the precise size for the A/C equipment and it takes into account many variables about your home's ability to resist heat gain.… read more »

Replacing your Cincinnati Air Conditioner: What's Involved

by Greg Leisgang on April 15, 2013

While the idea of air conditioner replacement might seem like a simple task when you're working with nothing but a wall unit, central HVAC units that provide both heating and cooling measures for your entire home require a bit more research and investment.… read more »

Selecting An End-Of-Season Air Conditioner? Know How To Navigate Cincinnati Area Industry Lingo

by Greg Leisgang on September 19, 2012

When selecting an end-of-season air conditioner, learn to speak the language. An understanding of industry terms will help put you at ease when speaking with your technician about this purchase. Replacing your air conditioner now will give you a comfortable start when temperatures rise again. And with a better understanding of A/C terminology, you'll be in a better position to make the best choice and increase return on investment.… read more »

How To Reduce Air Conditioner Noise When Selecting A New System

by Greg Leisgang on August 29, 2012

When selecting a new air conditioner for your Greater Cincinnati area home, many people focus almost solely on how efficiently the unit will cool a room. This is obviously important, but there is a second primary factor that must be considered when purchasing a new unit: air conditioner noise.… read more »

Refrigerant Charge And Airflow: 2 Checks Maintenance Should Include

by Greg Leisgang on August 27, 2012

Though you may not think about it much, the refrigerant charge and airflow of your air conditioner are essential to your home comfort. As a Cincinnati homeowner, there are measures that you can take to keep your equipment running efficiently; however, annual preventive maintenance is also a must. As your HVAC technician services your air conditioner, make sure that checking refrigerant charge and airflow is at the top of the list.… read more »

Wondering How To Fix A Leaky Air Conditioner? Get Expert Advice

by Greg Leisgang on August 15, 2012

Considering all the heat advisories the Cincinnati area has experienced this summer, your air conditioner is probably working very hard. And that means it's producing a lot of condensation because of all the moisture it's removing from the air. This could spell trouble if your air conditioner is leaky, as all that extra moisture could cause water to drip down a wall or pool on a floor. Before a small problem becomes a big issue, call your A/C technician for expert advice. He can get to the root of the problem and correct it. Here are some preventive measures that you can take yourself.… read more »

Air Conditioner Terms Every Cincinnati Homeowner Should Know When Upgrading

by Greg Leisgang on July 9, 2012

The world of air conditioning has its own language. So it's helpful for Cincinnati homeowners to acquaint themselves with relevant terminology when upgrading their air conditioners. Here are a few basic terms that will help you in the process.… read more »

High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Offers Long-Term Value in the Greater Cincinnati area

by Greg Leisgang on July 3, 2012

Healthy humans can generally survive in Cincinnati without air conditioning, but what a relief it is to walk inside to cool air on a hot summer day! So, why not provide your family with the comfort of high-efficiency air conditioning that pays for itself in lower energy bills and is also good for the earth’s environment?… read more »

How To Know If It's Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner

by Greg Leisgang on June 27, 2012

Owning a home in Greater Cincinnati occasionally involves making tough decisions, such as when to replace your air conditioner. All mechanical equipment has a service life, but you can use these tips to help you decide if it's time to upgrade your air conditioner.… read more »

Upgrading? Look For These 5 Air Conditioning Features To Boost Comfort during Cincinnati summers

by Greg Leisgang on June 13, 2012

So you're in the market for a new air conditioning system. All you may really care about is that you feel a rush of cool air when you turn on the system. But also consider these five features which can save you money, while boosting your comfort.… read more »

Cincinnati Air Conditioner Maintenance: Tasks Your Cooling Technician--And You--Can Do

by Greg Leisgang on May 31, 2012

It's ideal to make sure your A/C is ready for the cooling season by scheduling air conditioner maintenance, designed to keep your system healthy and running efficiently, before the Cincinnati summer weather heats up… read more »

Buying HVAC Equipment Online? Think Twice -- And Use An Expert From Cincinnati Instead

by Greg Leisgang on April 5, 2012

It's been said that nothing can trigger buyer's regret, if not buyer's remorse, more than big-ticket items like houses, cars and appliances. So if you're considering buying HVAC equipment online, think twice and turn to a local expert in Greater Cincinnati instead.… read more »

Steps To Calculate HVAC Return On Investment

by Greg Leisgang on December 14, 2011

Whether you’re talking furnaces, air conditioners or heat pumps, HVAC upgrades should be treated as long-term investments. As such, HVAC return on investment should be a serious consideration in the decision-making process when comparing potential upgrades.… read more »

Use These Steps For Winterizing Your Air Conditioner

by Greg Leisgang on October 5, 2011

Winter is on the way, and homeowners living in climates like Cincinnati, where the weather gets cold, should prepare now for those cooler temperatures. Getting your air conditioner ready to do battle with Mother Nature will help breeze through the season without much difficulty.… read more »

The Repair Or Replace Dilemma: Let Tri-County Heating & Cooling Help You Decide

by Greg Leisgang on September 26, 2011

If your heating and cooling equipment has broken down, you are faced with a dilemma. You need to decide whether to pay for repairs or for a whole-system replacement. It can be a difficult decision: You don't want to make a large investment in a new system you don't need.… read more »

Size Your Air-Conditioning System First, And You'll Get Efficient Results Later

by Greg Leisgang on August 29, 2011

So you’re upgrading to a high-efficiency air-conditioning system? Congratulations! You’ll save money, energy and help the environment. But first, make sure that your new equipment is properly sized and installed to get the most out of its performance.… read more »

Upgrading Your Cooling Equipment? HVAC Concepts You Should Know

by Greg Leisgang on August 2, 2011

If you’re investing in an upgrade to your HVAC equipment, understanding some basic HVAC concepts and terms can help you get the best deal for your energy dollar. Here are a few common parts and other terms that could help you out.… read more »

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