Heating and Cooling Insights :: Archive » September 2013

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Knock Out This Fall Home Heating Checklist so You're Ready for the Springboro Cold

by Greg Leisgang on September 25, 2013

As the weather starts to turn chilly in Cincinnati and Springboro, several aspects of your home heating system deserve your attention before you can expect efficient performance all season long. Check the following items off your home heating checklist so you’re ready for the cold.… 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 »

Seal Air Leaks in Your Cincinnati Home and Give Your HVAC System an Assist

by Greg Leisgang on September 18, 2013

Air leaks throughout your Cincinnati area home are the definition of money for nothing. You've paid to heat or cool the air using your HVAC system, but if you have air leaks, you won't enjoy the benefits of a comfortable home even though you're paying for them. Taking action to seal air leaks in your home is the only way to solve this problem. Here are some tips to get you started.… read more »

Teach Kids About HVAC and Energy Savings to Develop Good Habits Early

by Greg Leisgang on September 16, 2013

Conserving energy here in West Chester is a household responsibility. If you want to do it right, you have to involve the whole household. Since everyone from adults to small children use appliances and equipment that consume energy, making sure everyone is working together can really pay off. Not only will you save energy and money on your utility bills, but you'll also be teaching your kids an excellent lesson that will follow them wherever they go.… read more »

Care for CO Detectors and Smoke Alarms: They're On the Job for You

by Greg Leisgang on September 11, 2013

Two of the most prominent dangers in any home are smoke and carbon monoxide (CO). In order to protect yourself and your family, you need to install and maintain CO detectors and smoke alarms. Both of these products continuously scan the air in your house to detect if there is any smoke or CO present; if so, they will sound a blaring alarm. However, they can only do this when operating correctly, which means you must take care of them.… read more »

A Programmable Thermostat Helps Schedule Comfort Along With Savings

by Greg Leisgang on September 9, 2013

Using a programmable thermostat is an easy way to lower your summer utility bill. These thermostats allow for several different temperature settings throughout the day, so you can set it to keep your home warmer when it’s unoccupied for reduced energy consumption. Most also allow separate schedules for weekdays and weekends. If it’s common for your house to be empty at least four hours at a time, you should consider installing a programmable thermostat. You can save 5 to 15 percent on annual energy costs by using one.… read more »

Duct Sealing Helps Keep the Cool Air Flowing All Summer Long

by Greg Leisgang on September 4, 2013

In all likelihood, you wouldn’t try to sip through a straw with a hole in it. Your cold drink would spill right through the hole. But that’s exactly what happens if there are holes or cracks in your ducts: The cool air spills right through, which is why duct sealing is the obvious remedy.… read more »

Does the Heat Pump Cooling System in Your Cincinnati Home Need Attention?

by Greg Leisgang on September 2, 2013

A heat pump cooling system works much like a standard air conditioner. But, unlike an A/C, heat pumps can reverse the direction of coolant to cool or heat your home. In the summer, heat pumps move warm air out of the house to cool it and in the winter, they reverse the process.… read more »

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