Heating and Cooling Insights :: Archive » January 2013

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Furnace Filter Basics: Learn What You Need to Know About This Nifty Device

by Greg Leisgang on January 30, 2013

Checking and replacing the air filter in your furnace is a very simple task, but the benefits cannot be overstated. The air in your Cincinnati home contains particles including dust, bacteria, viruses, mold and pollen. Your air filter traps many of these particles, keeping your family healthier and helping to reduce allergies and asthma flare-ups. The filter also protects your furnace against dust buildup, which can damage your fan and heat exchanger and result in expensive repair bills. A clean filter will keep your system operating efficiently and keep your energy bills in check. These furnace filter basics will help you maintain good indoor air quality and protect your furnace from damage.… read more »

Why Dual-Fuel Heating Works in Greater Cincinnati Homes

by Greg Leisgang on January 28, 2013

Dual-fuel heating is a relatively new approach to conditioning homes in Cincinnati. It employs all of the energy efficiency of a heat pump and switches to a gas furnace when temperatures fall into the 30s or lower. This kind of system lets you extract the heat in the air using the heat pump and only uses fuel when the outdoor temperatures don't have enough heat to warm your home efficiently.… read more »

Change The Furnace Filter Regularly This Season To Maximize Efficiency

by Greg Leisgang on January 21, 2013

If you own a furnace, you’ve no doubt heard the advice: Change the furnace filter regularly, especially during the winter. Whether you heed this sound advice is another matter, so consider this dire but honest warning: The last thing you want to happen is for your furnace to shut down in the middle of a frigid Cincinnati winter. And that’s exactly what your furnace could do if the filter is choked with so much dust and debris that it stalls the motor.… read more »

Selecting Heat Pump Features That Boost Return

by Greg Leisgang on January 3, 2013

For homeowners in Butler County and Greater Cincinnati, selecting heat pump features that offer the most bang for your buck makes for a quicker return on investment, enhances home comfort, and provides efficient heating when the mercury dips below freezing.… read more »

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