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It's Time to Check Your Furnace

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 22, 2020 9:53:00 PM

It's the first day of Fall.  Unfortunately, summer is officially over and it is time to think about your furnace inspection-1heating system before the cold weather blows in. This is the perfect time to perform an annual furnace inspection to protect your family and your equipment in the coming months.  

Maintaining your system will result in:
  • Increased Efficiency
  • Quieter Operation
  • Fewer Opportunities for Breakdowns
  • Greater Peace of Mind    
Follow these steps to insure your equipment is ready for winter:
  • Begin with your air filter; these filters can collect dust and debris quickly, so it is important to replace your air filters every month. This task is simple and easy to do and it is key to keep your furnace clear of debris and running properly.
  • It is also a smart idea to start your furnace early. You do not want to learn that your furnace is not working when you actually need it. Since it’s been warm outside the past few months, something might have malfunctioned with your furnace. If your furnace is 15 years or older, you may want to consider replacing it. Older furnaces may only use 60% of the available heat to warm your house. Newer ones are 94% efficient and can save you money on your energy bill each month.
  • Cleaning your air ducts and vents are another mindless task that can make all the difference in the air flow of your home. Clean the vents and ducts around your home by removing the vent covers and by using the extension hose of your vacuum cleaner, all the debris should vanish.
  • Keeping all vents around your home is important for air flow and cost efficiency. It does not save you money if you close air vents in a selected few rooms that you are not using, this just makes the other open air vents work harder to circulate and warm up the rooms that the vents are closed in. If your home has floor vents, make sure that nothing is covering or blocking that vent from getting the air out.
  • Check your outdoor exhaust flue to see if there is anything in the way. You may find an animal nest or plant covering it. Also, many people store summer items next to their furnace which can be a safety hazard. If you have anything flammable such as a lawnmower, weed-eaters, or gas cans surrounding your furnace, you should promptly move it away from your furnace before you begin to run it.
  • This may sound like a no-brainer but make sure that your thermostat is set to its heating mode. Your furnace will not activate if you set your thermostat above room temperature and it is still on air conditioning mode.
  • It is also be a good idea to have a professional come out and tune up or check your furnace. You may find that you need another furnace or your old one fixed.

Maintaining your home's furnace helps extend the life or your equipment. So perform a furnace check early, before it’s too late!

At Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a full line of traditional gas furnaces, variable speed furnaces and heat pumps and humidifiers. We also have highly effective media air cleaners that help remove particles from the air measuring just 1/24,000 of an inch. 

Our sales, service and installation teams are specially-trained in the design and installation of heating systems. They can help you determine which system is right for your home. We also offer easy financing options to make easy to afford a new system.

 We sell and service all makes and models.

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Topics: Maintenance, Residential Heating, Furnaces

Be Ready in an Emergency

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 16, 2020 1:01:18 PM

September is National Preparedness Month. This observance recognizes the importance of family and community disaster planning.   disaster plan_s

The severity and frequency of natural and man-made disasters are on the rise. Disasters now directly affect over 200 million people annually. 

Do you have a plan? The best defense is to make a plan now to keep your family and pets safe in the future.

Developing an emergency plan begins with an understanding of what can happen. It is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area and how you can deal with them.

Get started with your plan by using the downloadable guide from FEMA Emergency Plan for Parents (PDF)  Don't wait. Plan now.

One of the most common effects of severe weather are power outages. Some may only be a few hours, while many last days. Be prepared when the power goes out by assembling a kit.

Include the following items, at a minimum:
  • Flashlights and fresh batteries
  • Battery-powered radios or televisions
  • Candles, matches, or lighters
  • Water for drinking and cooking
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable heater (oil or gas)*
  • Camping equipment (sleeping bags, camp stoves, lanterns)
  • Emergency blankets
  • Non-perishable food and a manual can opener
  • Manufacturers' instructions for power-operated equipment such as the garage door, generator
  • Important medicines you need to take. Better to locate them while the power is still on than fumbling around in the dark should the power go out.

Being prepared can make dealing with a disaster a little easier. The team at Ohio Heating & Air is here for you with emergency service available 24/7. 

* Caution: Some portable heaters can cause fires or other safety hazards when not used as specified by the manufacturer. Be sure to review the safety specifications of your specific model before using it during an outage.

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Topics: Emergency Plan, Emergency HVAC service

Common Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs Repaired

Posted by Ohio Heating

Aug 16, 2020 7:00:00 AM

There are many things that can go wrong with your A/C system, especially if you don’t have it regularly serviced. Knowing the warning signs before the problems escalate can save you money and headaches.

Warning Signs of AC Malfunction:


No Cold Air
Maintaining your equipment yearly, greatly improves the ability of your unit to cool your home. Lack of cool air can mean several things... the compressor has failed or the level of refrigerant is low are just a few. AC repair 66

Weak Air Flow
If the air vents for the system have weak little air blowing, the issue may be with the compressor. If some rooms in your home have cool air while other areas are warmer, the problem may be with the ductwork. 

Moisture Around the Unit
Unusual leaks and moisture around your air conditioning unit are a problem. A refrigerant leak can pose serious health risks to everyone in your home. Call an expert technician right away if you suspect that this is the issue.

If the area near your air conditioner has puddles of water, this is a sign that the drain tube that removes the condensation from your unit may be broken or blocked. This is not as serious as a refrigerant leak, but you still need a technician to perform the proper repair to avoid mold from growing.

Faulty Thermostat
The most common signs of a broken thermostat are: Thermostat display is off or is non-responsive, turning on the heat or AC does nothing, and the heat or AC will come on, but either stays on nonstop or cuts out before the temperature setting is reached.

Unfamiliar or Musty Odors
Foul or pungent odors emitting from the vents of your AC, usually indicate burned out wire insulation. Musty odors signal that there’s mold growth either in the ductwork or inside the unit itself. These are problems that need to be fixed right away to prevent health problems from developing.

Unusual Sounds From A/C System
An AC unit that is properly operating barely makes any sound. Strange or unusual noises from the unit means that there is something wrong. 

These are the major signals that your air conditioning system needs attention. It is advised that your A/C be serviced regularly for proper maintenance, not only to extend its life but also to ensure that it works properly and efficiently.

The only time that most people pay any attention to their air conditioner is when it isn't cooling. If your equipment isn't functioning properly, you need to call Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning for expert service and installation.

Our technicians are highly trained, NATE certified and fully licensed to repair, install and maintain all major brands of air conditioning systems. 

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Topics: ac repair, AC problems

Improve the Air in Your Commercial Space with UVGI

Posted by Ohio Heating

Jun 18, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Improving the quality of the indoor air in your commercial building is more important than ever before.  Many building managers and owners are considering UVGI as an option. 

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVGI is used in a variety of applications, such as air purification. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation 6-17 at 2.05.12 PM

UV-C light is weak at the Earth's surface since the ozone layer of the atmosphere blocks it. UVGI devices can produce strong enough UV-C light in circulating air or water systems to make them inhospitable environments to microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, molds, and other pathogens. UVGI can be coupled with a filtration system to sanitize air in your commercial space.

The application of UVGI for disinfection has been an accepted practice since the mid-20th century. It has been used primarily in medical sanitation and sterile work facilities. Increasingly, it has been employed to sterilize drinking and wastewater since the holding facilities are enclosed and can be circulated to ensure a higher exposure to the UV. In recent years, UVGI has found renewed application in air purifiers.

Every building can benefit from ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). Installing a UVGI system will result in significant energy and maintenance savings. These systems also improve indoor air quality for building occupants by reducing airborne biological contaminants and toxic VOCs.

At Ohio Heating, we offer practical solutions for all industrial, medical, retail, corporate, and hospitality applications.  

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Topics: Air Cleaner

Sanitize the Air You Breathe

Posted by Ohio Heating

Jun 17, 2020 11:04:27 AM

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Upgrade your home comfort by improving the quality of the air you breathe. Whole home air purifiers and filters treat 100% of the air flowing through your system before it circulates, to remove bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold from the air.

Tests have proven the iWave is an effective method of inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus. This 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.

iWave’s technology generates the same ions that nature creates with lightening, waterfalls, ocean waves, etc. Nature uses energy and shear to break apart molecules, naturally cleaning the air and producing a healthy environment. The only difference between the iWave’s technology and nature is that the iWave does it without developing harmful ozone.  iWave air at 10.49.02 AM

You’ll find iWave’s advanced technology provides the most effective air purification method.  Other common air purification technologies require ongoing maintenance with bulb/cell replacement every year or two, making the cost of ownership undesirable.

iWave air purifiers have no harmful byproducts, and most models require no ongoing maintenance and have no replacement parts.  In fact, with the iWave-R’s patent-pending self-cleaning design, you can enjoy years of maintenance-free performance.

Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is a company that is not only a leader in heating and air conditioning systems, but in providing our customers the highest quality of indoor air.  Our indoor air experts can diagnose and help you solve any indoor air quality issues you may have.  Our Nate certified technicians can help you find an air purification solution that is right for you and your budget. 

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