Heating and Cooling Insights :: Service

HVAC Repair Is Best Handled by a Trustworthy Contractor — Finding the Right Pro for You

by Greg Leisgang on May 8, 2014

Whether you're in need of immediate HVAC repair or want quotes for new HVAC equipment, finding a trustworthy contractor is critical. You need someone who is qualified, reliable and up-to-date with current industry standards in terms of HVAC efficiency, whole-house comfort and indoor air quality.… read more »

Go With HVAC Professionals Who Are Licensed, Bonded and Insured

by Greg Leisgang on May 2, 2014

When the HVAC technician arrives at your West Chester home for a system repair, service or estimate, you should have the reassurance the company represented is honest, professional and possesses long-standing ties to the community. Confirm these attributes by verifying they have proper licensing, bonding and insurance.… read more »

Annual A/C Maintenance Can Help Homeowners Avoid Excessive Air Conditioning Service

by Greg Leisgang on April 28, 2014

How often do you have your A/C checked? If you're following industry recommendations, you'll have an air conditioning service check your system at least once a year. This annual A/C maintenance will help you avoid problems later on.… read more »

HVAC System Maintenance Includes Routine Air Filter Replacement — Here’s Why

by Greg Leisgang on April 17, 2014

HVAC manufacturers recommend air filter replacement as a regularly scheduled activity. Heating and air conditioning technicians make the same recommendation. But why is it so important?… read more »

6 Reasons to Consider an Annual Service Agreement for Your HVAC System

by Greg Leisgang on March 20, 2014

Although you probably don't think about your HVAC system other than when you need to turn it on, you likely count on it to keep your home feeling comfortable throughout the year. If your system isn't well taken care of, the risk of a break down in the middle of a bone-chilling storm or a scorching hot day is greatly increased.… read more »

Prevent Unnecessary HVAC Repair With a Maintenance Agreement

by Greg Leisgang on February 13, 2014

Maintenance agreements are a cost effective way to to prevent unnecessary HVAC repair and extend the lifetime of your system.… read more »

Trust Your Sharonville Heating and Air Conditioning Needs to NATE-Certified Experts

by Greg Leisgang on October 30, 2013

Much of your comfort at home depends on your heating and air conditioning system. To maintain that comfort, it's wise to allow only highly skilled, experienced technicians to care for the system in your Sharonville home. Looking for NATE certification is one easy way to find those technicians.… read more »

Not Using That Whole-House Humidifier This Summer? How to Close It Properly

by Greg Leisgang on July 31, 2013

During the humid cooling months, it makes sense to close down your whole-house humidifier. It also gives you an opportunity to inspect your system for wear and ensure that your humidifier is in good shape for the coming Cincinnati winter.… read more »

When Your HVAC Tech Arrives for A/C Preventive Maintenance, Here's What to Expect

by Greg Leisgang on July 24, 2013

A/C preventive maintenance helps tackle future problems with your air conditioner head on and reduces unplanned expenses. When your HVAC contractor visits your home to perform your system’s annual checkup, he or she has many areas to address to ensure that you'll cash in on the benefits of system maintenance.… read more »

Keep Your Cincinnati Home Running Smoothly -- Identify Common A/C Problems

by Greg Leisgang on June 3, 2013

Regardless of the age of the air conditioner in your West Chester area home, you may experience problems with your system this summer, especially if you haven't scheduled preventive maintenance at the beginning of each cooling season. Here are some of the most common A/C problems.… read more »

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance Should Be Performed Annually in Butler County and Greater Cincinnati

by Greg Leisgang on July 26, 2012

Ductless mini-split systems are a great way for Cincinnati homes lacking existing ducts to have a zoned heating and cooling system. A type of heat-pump system, ductless mini splits are well known for their efficiency. In order to perform, however, they must be regularly maintained.… read more »

Choosing An HVAC Contractor: Certifications And Expertise Weed Out The Rest From The Best

by Greg Leisgang on June 25, 2012

Choosing an HVAC contractor in Greater Cincinnati does not have to be a matter of blind luck. You want the best for your home and your family, and you can have the best -- by choosing an HVAC contractor that is a certified expert in the field.… 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 »

Upgrading HVAC Equiment in Cincinnati: Seven Tips To Put That Extra Cash To Good Use

by Greg Leisgang on May 16, 2012

Maybe you weren't holding the winning numbers in Mega Millions, but you may feel as though you hit the jackpot if you use the extra cash you have to upgrade your HVAC system… read more »

Furnace Replacement: Use These 8 Signs To Help You Decide

by Greg Leisgang on March 28, 2012

Knowing when to replace your furnace is a lot like knowing when to replace an old car. The warning signs are almost always there; recognizing what they are and then formulating an action plan will help you avert a "panic purchase."… read more »

Hiring an HVAC Contractor in Cincinnati? 5 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

by Greg Leisgang on March 7, 2012

If you own a home in Cincinnati, then you probably also own a contractor story that you've told time and time again. And it may not have the most pleasant story line. But this year, when it comes to hiring an HVAC contractor, your story will follow a decidedly sensible course and feature a happy ending. This time, you won't replicate past mistakes because you will:… read more »

Preventive Maintenance Provides Optimal Efficiency, Comfort: Check Out Available Coverage In Greater Cincinnati Area

by Greg Leisgang on February 15, 2012

It's a basic truism that a moving part requires regular maintenance to keep it running in peak condition. So when you think of your furnace, with multiple moving parts working in tandem with other components, preventive maintenance should be at the top of your winter to-do list.… read more »

Furnace Troubleshooting Tips For Greater Cincinnati Homeowners

by Greg Leisgang on January 2, 2012

No one looks forward to furnace repair. In fact, most homeowners want to try everything they can before calling in an HVAC technician. With that in mind, here are a few furnace troubleshooting tips for Greater Cincinnati homeowners.… read more »

Wondering Why All The Hype About Preventive Maintenance? Why It's A Valuable Service To Have Done

by Greg Leisgang on November 3, 2011

With the vital role that your Cincinnati area home heating system plays in your family’s day-to-day comfort, it is important not to neglect the simple preventive maintenance that will help keep it performing optimally. Maintenance also helps equipment to run more efficiently, and it saves you money.… 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 »

Good Questions Get Good Answers: Use These To Hire A Heating & Cooling Contractor

by Greg Leisgang on September 19, 2011

Hiring a good heating and cooling contractor is not as simple as calling the first one listed in the Greater Cincinnati Area phone book. You wouldn't trust your car to just any mechanic, so why would you let just any technician work on your valuable home comfort system?… read more »

Now Is The Time To Schedule That Fall Tuneup

by Greg Leisgang on September 7, 2011

We tend to take our heating and cooling systems for granted. We use them every day, and many of us don't think about maintaining them until they break down. Then we realize how vital they are to our comfort (and sometimes our safety). Getting a tuneup now can avert major repairs and breakdowns later, not to mention the associated costs and hassle.… 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 »

The Cooling Season In Cincinnati May Be Near The End, But Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

by Greg Leisgang on August 18, 2011

What’s the best way to ensure your cooling equipment makes it through to next summer in the Greater Cincinnati area? Preventive maintenance. Maintenance tunes up your equipment after the worst of the summer heat and conditions it to work as efficiently as possible for the duration of the season. It’s the best way to prevent expensive repairs -- or an even more expensive breakdown.… 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 »

Preventive Maintenance: What You Can Do -- And What To Leave To The Professionals

by Greg Leisgang on July 27, 2011

With air conditioning and heating representing about 40 percent of energy use in the average Cincinnati home, it’s important to keep your HVAC equipment operating efficiently. Nothing gets the job done like preventive maintenance. While there are some maintenance tasks you can perform yourself, sometimes it’s a good idea to call in a pro.… read more »

When Choosing An HVAC Contractor Use NATE And ACCA As Your Guide

by Greg Leisgang on July 11, 2011

A decision as important as choosing an HVAC contractor in the Greater Cincinnati area requires some research. While referrals from friends and relatives and references from contractors' customers can help guide the initial process, the technicians you hire should be able to demonstrate they are experts in heating and cooling installation and maintenance. Contractor affiliations with two particular industry organizations, NATE and ACCA, help to demonstrate just that.… read more »

Welcome To Tri-County Heating & Cooling's New Home Comfort Blog!

by Greg Leisgang on June 28, 2011

At Tri-County, one of the things we like best about our jobs as HVAC professionals is conversing with our customers. It's gratifying to share our knowledge and use our experience to help solve problems. That's why we've decided to start our new blog, focused on the concerns of local residents here in Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area of Ohio.… read more »

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