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Correctly Sizing Your New AC is Critical

Posted by Ohio Heating

May 6, 2020 8:25:08 AM

Is it time to upgrade your old AC? When considering new equipment to cool your home, you need to choose a unit that is the right size. 

Correctly sizing your new air conditioner is critical in improving the comfort of your home.  

Many people assume that the bigger the unit the AC tune up specialcooler their home will be. This isn't true. If an air conditioner that is too large is installed, you could have a problem. Over-sized equipment is actually less effective and also wastes energy and money.

Air conditioners remove heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

When the air passes over the evaporator coil which is very cold, the temperature drops about 20 degrees. In Columbus and Central Ohio, where we have high relative humidity levels, the evaporator coil doesn't just cool the air but also acts as a dehumidifier. This happens when the air hits the coil and the temperature of the coil is below the dew point of the air.

This causes water vapor to condense on the coil. With a cooling unit that is too large, water vapor condenses on the coil but you don't get enough condensation on it for the water to start dripping down into the pan below the coil. If this happens the water isn't drained to the outside. Then your home has a damp clammy feeling.

An AC that is too big can also be more expensive to buy and to operate. It will start and stop more often, thus shortening the lifespan of the equipment.

When a cooling system is over sized, it starts up and shuts down a lot more because it runs for only a short time to meet the thermostat set point. All those starts and stops mean you'll probably be repairing it more often and replacing it sooner.

Buying the correct size equipment for your home will not only save you money on the initial purchase, but also on save you money on energy costs and equipment repairs. Deciding what size is right for your home can be difficult, but the experienced team at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the system that is perfect for your home.

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. Our techs are NATE certified and factory trained to provide you with expert repairs and installations.

With Bryant as our marque line of equipment, we are able to offer competitive prices on custom systems. Bryant has awarded us their highest certification as a Bryant factory authorized dealer.  Bryant_Factory_logo_crop-8

 

We make it easy to afford a new air conditioner with our easy financing options. 

Contact Us Now!

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*Subject to qualifying credit approval.Plan 3128. 84 payments. Beginning with 1st transaction, 12 month promo period with no payments required followed by 84 amortized payments based on the balance at the end of promo. Interest charged to account is waived if entire purchase balance is paid before the end of promo period. No prepayment penalty. APR stated in your loan agreement fixed for life of loan.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, A/C

Do You Know What Size AC Equipment is Right for Your Home?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Aug 7, 2019 11:43:03 AM

Hot weather is here and many of our customers are having issues with their air conditioning equipment. Depending on the age and the cost to repair an old air conditioning system, you may be thinking of an AC replacement. 

Do you know what size AC unit should you buy for your home?

Choosing the right size unit is very important. Many people think that the bigger the unit the woman confused_scooler their home will be. However, if an air conditioner that is too large is installed, thinking it will provide better cooling, you could have a problem. Over-sized equipment is actually less effective and also wastes energy and money.

Air conditioners remove heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

When the air passes over the evaporator coil which is very cold, the temperature drops about 20 degrees. In Columbus and Central Ohio, where we have high relative humidity levels, the evaporator coil doesn't just cool the air but also acts as a dehumidifier. This happens when the air hits the coil and the temperature of the coil is below the dew point of the air.

This causes water vapor to condense on the coil. With a cooling unit that is too large, water vapor condenses on the coil but you don't get enough condensation on it for the water to start dripping down into the pan below the coil. If this happens the water isn't drained to the outside. Then your home has a damp clammy feeling.

An AC that is too big can also be more expensive to buy and to operate. It will start and stop more often, thus shortening the lifespan of the equipment.

When a cooling system is over sized, it starts up and shuts down a lot more because it runs for only a short time to meet the thermostat set point. All those starts and stops mean you'll probably be repairing it more often and replacing it sooner.

Buying the correct size equipment for your home will not only save you money on the initial purchase, but also on save you money on energy costs and equipment repairs. Deciding what size is right for your home can be difficult, but the experienced team at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the system that is perfect for your home.

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. Our techs are NATE certified and factory trained to provide you with expert repairs and installations.

With Bryant as our marque line of equipment, we are able to offer competitive prices on custom systems. Bryant has awarded us their highest certification as a Bryant factory authorized dealer.  Bryant_Factory_logo_crop-8

 

We make it easy to afford a new air conditioner with our easy financing options. 

Contact Us Now!

easy financing-608065-edited

*Subject to qualifying credit approval.Plan 3128. 84 payments. Beginning with 1st transaction, 12 month promo period with no payments required followed by 84 amortized payments based on the balance at the end of promo. Interest charged to account is waived if entire purchase balance is paid before the end of promo period. No prepayment penalty. APR stated in your loan agreement fixed for life of loan.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, A/C

Do You Know What Size AC Unit to Buy?

Posted by Ohio Heating

May 20, 2019 9:19:00 AM

This is the time of year to get ready for the hot summer days ahead. You may have already tried your old air conditioning unit and found it woman confused_swasn't working at its peak performance. Depending on the age and the cost to repair an old air conditioning system, you may be thinking of an AC replacement. 

Do you know what size AC unit should you buy for your home?

Many people think that the bigger the unit the cooler your home will be. But if you buy an air conditioner that is too large, thinking it will provide better cooling, you could be wrong. Over sized equipment is actually less effective and wastes energy and money.

Air conditioners perform two jobs when they run. They remove both heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

When the air passes over the evaporator coil which is very cold, the temperature drops about 20 degrees. In Columbus and Central Ohio, where we have high relative humidity levels, the evaporator coil doesn't just cool the air but also acts as a dehumidifier. This happens when the air hits the coil and the temperature of the coil is below the dew point of the air.

This causes water vapor to condense on the coil. With a cooling unit that is too large, water vapor condenses on the coil but you don't get enough condensation on it for the water to start dripping down into the pan below the coil. If this happens the water isn't drained to the outside. Then your home has a damp clammy feeling.

A unit that is too big can also be more expensive to buy and to operate. An air conditioner that is too large will start and stop more often. This shortens the life span of the equipment.

When a cooling system is over sized, it starts up and shuts down a lot more because it runs for only a short time to meet the thermostat set point. All those starts and stops mean you'll probably be repairing it more often and replacing it sooner.

Buying the correct size equipment for your home will not only save you money on the initial purchase, but also on save you money on energy costs and equipment repairs. Deciding what size is right for your home can be difficult, but the experienced team at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the system that is perfect for your home.

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.

With Bryant as our marque line of equipment, we are able to offer competitive prices on custom systems. Bryant has awarded us their highest certification as a Bryant factory authorized dealer.  Bryant_Factory_logo_crop-8

Whether a basic system or a high end, energy efficient system with zone control, we have an intelligent indoor climate solution for you and your budget.

Choose Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning for repair, maintenance, installation or replacement of your cooling system. We have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs. 

We make it easy to afford a new air conditioner with our easy financing options. 

Contact Us Now!

easy financing-608065-edited

*Subject to qualifying credit approval.Plan 3128. 84 payments. Beginning with 1st transaction, 12 month promo period with no payments required followed by 84 amortized payments based on the balance at the end of promo. Interest charged to account is waived if entire purchase balance is paid before the end of promo period. No prepayment penalty. APR stated in your loan agreement fixed for life of loan.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, A/C

Does Rain Hurt Your Air Conditioner?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Jun 15, 2018 8:01:00 AM

The past few weeks have been very wet in Central Ohio. With all the rain we've had this summer, our customers keep asking us if all this rain will hurt their air conditioning units. The answer is NO! Rain will not cause any Oh Heating rain-428502-editedsignificant damage to your unit. Your A/C will not need to be protected from normal rainfall. 

You can safely run your air conditioner during a rain storm. Central air conditioners are made up of two separate devices: an evaporator coil which is located inside your furnace, and the compressor unit which is located outside your house..

The compressor is exposed to the elements and is designed to withstand the elements (rain, hail, windstorms). The electrical connections and components are sealed to be impervious to the indirect moisture posed by rainfall.

The only time your cooling system is at risk is if there is a  flood. Your compressor is not built to be submerged in water.  This is why most units sit on a raised platform.

Flooding is an extreme circumstance. If storms result in flooding and you have standing water around your unit, you should stop using the system, and turn off power at your home's electrical panel to prevent damage.

It is perfectly safe to use your air conditioner when it is raining outside, and doing so will help to dry out the humid air in your home. Unless there is an issue with your A/C unit, it should work in all conditions.

If you have concerns about your air conditioner, or any other HVAC issues in the Columbus area, contact the professionals at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning today.

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you and your family cool during hot summer months. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your cooling system, but when it’s time to purchase a new cooling system, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you decide which system will work best for you.

Our NATE certified technicians will evaluate your current heating and cooling system and recommend the best air conditioner options for your home and your budget. We carry a full line of cooling equipment that is competitively priced and a great value for your dollar. Complete customer satisfaction is our top priority!

We service and repair all makes and models.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, A/C

What Size AC Unit Should You Buy?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Apr 22, 2018 2:44:53 PM

This is the time of year to get ready for the hot summer days ahead. You may have already tried your old air conditioning unit and found it what size AC-908653-editedwasn't working at its peak performance. Depending on the age and the cost to repair an old air conditioning system, you may be thinking of an AC replacement. 

Do you know what size AC unit should you buy for your home?

Many people think that the bigger the unit the cooler your home will be. But if you buy an air conditioner that is too large, thinking it will provide better cooling, you could be wrong. Over sized equipment is actually less effective and wastes energy and money.

Air conditioners perform two jobs when they run. They remove both heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

When the air passes over the evaporator coil which is very cold, the temperature drops about 20 degrees. In Columbus and Central Ohio, where we have high relative humidity levels, the evaporator coil doesn't just cool the air but also acts as a dehumidifier. This happens when the air hits the coil and the temperature of the coil is below the dew point of the air.

This causes water vapor to condense on the coil. With a cooling unit that is too large, water vapor condenses on the coil but you don't get enough condensation on it for the water to start dripping down into the pan below the coil. If this happens the water isn't drained to the outside. Then your home has a damp clammy feeling.

A unit that is too big can also be more expensive to buy and to operate. An air conditioner that is too large will start and stop more often. This shortens the life span of the equipment.

When a cooling system is over sized, it starts up and shuts down a lot more because it runs for only a short time to meet the thermostat set point. All those starts and stops mean you'll probably be repairing it more often and replacing it sooner.

Buying the correct size equipment for your home will not only save you money on the initial purchase, but also on save you money on energy costs and equipment repairs. Deciding what size is right for your home can be difficult, but the experienced team at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the system that is perfect for your home.

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.

With Bryant as our marque line of equipment, we are able to offer competitive prices on custom systems. Bryant has awarded us their highest certification as a Bryant factory authorized dealer.  Bryant_Factory_logo_crop-8

Whether a basic system or a high end, energy efficient system with zone control, we have an intelligent indoor climate solution for you and your budget.

Choose Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning for repair, maintenance, installation or replacement of your cooling system. We have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs. 

We make it easy to afford a new air conditioner with our easy financing options. 

Contact Us Now!

easy financing-608065-edited

*Subject to qualifying credit approval.Plan 3128. 84 payments. Beginning with 1st transaction, 12 month promo period with no payments required followed by 84 amortized payments based on the balance at the end of promo. Interest charged to account is waived if entire purchase balance is paid before the end of promo period. No prepayment penalty. APR stated in your loan agreement fixed for life of loan.

easy financing

 
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Topics: Air Conditioners, Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, A/C

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