Start the New Year Right with a Maintenance Agreement

Posted by Ohio Heating

Jan 2, 2022 8:15:00 AM

Commercial buildings in Central Ohio include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to maintain safe, comfortable temperatures for employees, customers, and merchandise.

Your commercial HVAC system is designed to last for many years, but like all mechanical Commercial HVAC maintenance 2019-1 equipment, it needs to be maintained to maximize its life span and to operate efficiently.

As a property owner or building manager, it is important to monitor your commercial HVAC equipment.  Unusual noises, water or fuel leaks, and uneven comfort levels are all signs that your system needs a checkup.

Plan to service your furnace, boiler, or heat pump annually. Professional heating maintenance should include:
• Air Filter Replacement
• Cleaning the Equipment
• Checking the Thermostat 
• Checking the Exhaust Flue
• Checking Ductwork 
• Lubricating Moving Parts

The benefits of commercial HVAC maintenance include:
• Efficient Operation

• Lower Energy Costs
• Fewer Repairs
• Longer Lifespan of the Equipment
• Greater Comfort

Many commercial property owners believe that skipping maintenance saves money, but that isn't true. HVAC maintenance pays for itself in improved efficiency, longer equipment life and fewer costly repairs.

Start the new year right with a service contract from Ohio Heating & Air. It’s easy to ignore annual maintenance requirements until something goes wrong. Our team is skilled in commercial HVAC maintenance, helping you avoid emergency breakdowns and expensive repairs. We offer commercial maintenance plans designed to your unique needs that help reduce energy costs and equipment failures.


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How to Choose the Right Air Filter for Your HVAC System

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 28, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Do you know how to choose the right air filter for your HVAC system? Home air filters should be changed every month depending on how often you use your system. Many people wait until dust gathers and takes over their air filter, but you should not wait until that happens. It is important to keep a clean filter at all times for allergy reasons and energy efficiency.
Having a dirty air filter will increase your energy consumption.  commercial_air_filter

So how do you know which air filter is right for you? Air filters are categorized into three different types based on their material and purpose: standard mechanical air filters, electronic air filters, and pleated air filters.

Mechanical air filters are the most common type of air filters used in homes. The purpose of this filter is to trap dust particles and other debris using synthetic fibers in order for the debris to stop circulating in the air. The disposable fiberglass air filters come in two sizes: one and two inch thick filters. You may need to change these filters often because of the adhesive coating and mesh that filters the air coming in usually gets damaged when cleaning.

The next type of air filter is the electronic air filter. This air filter is the most expensive and best quality air filter, so you get what you pay for. The electronic air filter does best at trapping debris and dust in the air; it even goes as far as trapping smaller molecules such as smoke, mold, and pet odors.

There are also two sizes that this air filter comes in, just like the fiberglass filter. This air filter also lasts longer than other air filters; electronic air filters are good for up to six months and it is usually packaged with a pre-filter that traps larger air particles.

The electronic air filter works by charging the air with static energy that attracts dust particles and other debris. In order to be marketed as “allergy free”, electronic air filters need to be changed every three months. The down side of this air filter is that it is said that to produce dangerous ozone substances due to the ionizing properties of these types of filters.

The last type of air filter is the pleated air filter. These air filters remove around 35 to 40% of the dust particles in the air. Although they are not as good as the electronic air filters, they are better than the mechanical air filters because they have more fiber per square inch compared to the disposable fiberglass filters. This is because if there is more fiber in the air filter, it is more effective in trapping dirty air particles.

Air filters are put into these categories because of their MERV ratings. If you are planning to buy an air filter, check for the MERV rating first.

When it comes to conditioning your home, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning has the knowledge and resources to deliver comfort and safety in a home heating or air conditioning system. From small homes to large ones, we have become a trusted name in Columbus and Central Ohio. 

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Is Your Furnace Leaking Water?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 27, 2021 7:47:00 AM

If you have noticed that your furnace is leaking water, here is a list of the most common issues:  

There is a clogged drain. Condensation from air conditioning coils contains bacteria that can formfurnace repair ggl 21-1 slime and clog the drain.   


There is a condensation leak.  High-efficiency furnaces create condensation as they utilize cool exhaust and then blows it away from your unit. When the tubing is damaged, broken or not functioning correctly, this could be the cause of your leak.

Standard efficiency furnaces should not have condensation. A leak is particularly unusual and could indicate an improperly sized flue pipe. If this is the problem, then hot exhaust might be condensing in the pipe as it cools down.

To see if your furnace is high- or low-efficiency you can examine the vent pipe.  If the pipe is PVC (white plastic), then it’s a high-efficiency unit. If the pipe is metal it is a standard-efficiency furnace. 

The secondary heat exchanger is not functioning properly. The leak might be caused by the secondary heat exchanger. This repair can be expensive, so most customers decide to replace the furnace as opposed to repairing the exchanger.

There is a humidifier leak.  A humidifier that isn't working properly can cause water issues. If you’ve stayed on top of your annual HVAC maintenance, then this probably isn’t the issue because your service technician most likely would have noticed the problem. If you haven't had a furnace check in a while, schedule an appointment immediately. This type of leak could cause serious damage to your unit.

Internal drain system clog. A plug in the internal drain system that operates in both the air conditioning unit and the furnace, could be directing water into the furnace. 

Don’t ignore leaking water issues. Leaks can cause significant damage to your equipment, walls and flooring, and can also lead to harmful mold growth. 

It's important to inspect your furnace, heat pump or boiler system annually to insure it is safe and performing at its maximum level. Good preventive service keeps your equipment running at peak performance and reduces costly breakdowns. Schedule a furnace inspection now to insure your family's comfort and safety. Call 614-863-6666

When you need a furnace repaired, call Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning. Our highly trained technicians are NATE certified and fully bonded. Regardless of the make or model of your HVAC equipment, or whether or not it was installed by us, we can repair it for you.

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6 Signs Your Furnace Needs Replaced Not Repaired

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 19, 2021 10:10:00 AM

Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

The cold weather has arrived and you’ll want to make sure you furnace is functioning properly. Furnaces are a lot like cars, the older they get, the more you have to replace parts and fix them. At Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that sometimes fixing a broken furnace may not be the right action if your furnace is older. But how do you know when it’s time to stop fixing your furnace and invest in a new one?

Here are 6 signs to look for when it’s time to replace your furnace:      Ohio Heating Repair.png

  1. How old is your furnace? The average life span of a furnace in homes today is between 16 and 20 years old. So if your furnace is getting up there in age, you should consider investing in a new one. You don’t want to wait until the blistering cold weather to realize that your furnace has stopped working. This is something that should be considered before the winter hits. An easy way to see if your furnace is really old and needs replaced is that if it still has a pilot light. If this is the case, your furnace is probably over 25 years old.
  2. How high are your gas and electric bills? An older furnace is known to have caused people higher bills in the winter because of the lack of efficiency due to not being maintained properly. Newer furnaces are around 96% efficient, which pays for itself because older furnaces are only around 60% efficient.
  3. Have you repaired your furnace? If you have repaired your furnace more than once in the past two years, you can depend on the fact that there will be more. Since furnaces are a lot like cars, bits and pieces of them will need to keep being fixed and repaired unless you get a new one. Repairs can easily cost around $400 to $500 to keep your old furnace working.
  4. Are you comfortable with the temperature in your home? If you’re having thermostat wars with others in your home or if you feel that you are constantly changing the thermostat to keep yourself comfortable, it may be time for a change. This means that your furnace probably lacks the ability to evenly disperse the air throughout your home to keep you constantly comfortable.
  5. Check your burner flame. If your burner flame is yellow or is flickering, this may be a warning sign that poisonous carbon monoxide could be made by your furnace. Other signs include streaks of soot around the furnace, absence of an upward draft in the chimney, a lot of moisture on the windows, walls, or other surfaces that are cold.
  6. Is your furnace noisy? An obvious sign that your furnace is ready to be replaced is that if it is making weird noises. If you have heard any popping, banging, rattling, squealing noises, or if you hear the furnace blower running rapid, it’s time to get it checked out.

If one or more of these signs apply to your existing furnace, then it is probably time to get a new one. Buying a new heating system for your home can be confusing. Selecting just the right options and features can be difficult, but the team at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you make the right decision. 

Our sales, service and installation teams are specially-trained in the design and installation of heating systems and we can help you find the right equipment for your home and your budget and we have easy financing plans available.

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How to Eliminate Odors in Your Home

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

How is the air quality of your home?  Do you walk in your home and notice lingering odors? bad smell_s Getting rid of these odors means identifying the source and fixing the problem. 

Spraying air fresheners or lighting candles helps temporarily, but masking or covering up the odors in your home isn't going to last long. These methods only mask odors. They don’t get rid of them. They may even cause further contamination of your home from their chemical ingredients.

Improve Ventilation
Poor ventilation in your home can also cause unpleasant odors. Moisture condensation on the walls or windows and stuffy air are signs of poor ventilation. A qualified heating and cooling service technician can inspect your home comfort system to determine if this is the problem. The technician can also check your heating and cooling to be sure the equipment is working properly.

Purify the Air
Bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva and mold may also be the source of your home’s odor problem.

iWave is an air purifying device that installs in any duct air conditioning system. When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

iWave uses patented technology, called needle-point bi-polar ionization, to create equal amounts of positive and negative ions. When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor.

When the ions come in contact with viruses, bacteria or mold, they remove the hydrogen molecules – without them, the pathogens have no source of energy and will die. The ions also attach to allergens like pollen and other particles, causing them to band together until they are large enough to be caught by your ventilation system’s air filter.

Here are several everyday steps you can take to reduce the pollutants circulating in your home:  

1. Store household cleaners, paint solvents and chemical products in tightly sealed containers. 
2. Clean and vacuum at least once a week.
3. Regularly wash bed linens and stuffed toys.
4. Keep windows closed when pollen, pollution and humidity levels are high.
5. Make sure your home is properly ventilated. Modern homes are well insulated and sealed to conserve energy, which means airborne pollutants have no way to escape.
6. Schedule an Indoor Air Quality test to evaluate the air in your home for dust, pollen, chemicals and other pollutants.
7. Keep humidity levels within a healthy, comfortable range to prevent growth of mold and mildew.
8. Avoid using scented deodorizers and odor-masking air fresheners, which may cause toxic chemicals to be dispersed into your air.
9. Have your heating and cooling system regularly inspected to make sure it is clean and in good operating condition.
10. Choose furnishings that emit the smallest possible amount of chemical vapors.
11. Do not allow smoking inside your home and make sure all gas appliances are properly vented.   

Ohio Heating & Air has the knowledge, expertise and training to help you with all of your residential heating and air issues.  Regardless of the age of your system, we have affordable solutions for you and your family. From a whole house air purification system to humidity control, we can help you improve the air and comfort of your home. Call 614-863-6666 to learn more.

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