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Bigger Isn't Always Better with AC Equipment

Posted by Ohio Heating

May 31, 2020 8:31:00 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 to achieve maximum comfort and energy efficiency. 

Choosing a unit that is too big can cause problems.  

Many people assume that the bigger the unit the zoned HVAC systems 1cooler 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. 

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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

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

Tips for Hiring a HVAC Contractor

Posted by Ohio Heating

Apr 28, 2020 8:13:35 AM

If you are considering a new heating and cooling system for your home, hiring a qualified and AC tune up specialdependable HVAC contractor is essential.

Only hire a licensed and bonded contractor. Getting the best price on your new equipment is important, but choosing an unlicensed contractor who offers a "money-saving" deal can cause a lot of expensive problems down the line.

Some of the issues you may face with an unlicensed contractor are untrustworthy diagnoses, unreliable repairs, improper installations and shoddy craftsmanship. Unlicensed personnel pose an increased risk for safety hazards, which could put your family in jeopardy.

Serious problems can occur when working with contractors who work outside of the laws and regulations designed to protect both you and the environment.

At Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning, you know you are getting a great price on your new system, but it will be sized properly and expertly installed.

We constantly work to educate and train our technicians. We employ NATE certified technicians, licensed plumbers and gas fitters, as well as licensed sheet metal workers.

  • We are a fully licensed HVAC contractor and also fully bonded
  • Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer
  • Nate Certified Techs
  • Competitive Prices
  • Easy Financing Options
  • Expert Installation

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Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to be a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer. It is not only a privilege, it is a designation that eliminates the guess work of finding the right heating and cooling contractor for you and your family.   

To be awarded this endorsement, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning had to demonstrate a track record of superior customer service and high levels of technical expertise along with the appropriate industry insurance and licensing. Only HVAC dealers who meet Bryant's high standards are considered for this designation.

Our techs also have the North American Technician Excellence certification (NATE certification). NATE-3-1Service technicians must undergo extensive training and pass vigorous industry exams in all facets of HVAC in order to attain this industry-recognized certification. 

When one of our techs steps into your home or place of business, you are getting a professional who has demonstrated exceptional levels of knowledge in HVAC.  

Although it can be tempting to choose your contractor based solely on pricing, it pays to be savvy BBB_Angies-2about who you hire to work in your home. Many of our customers call us after researching sites such as Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau, where we have the highest ratings.

Don’t get burned by some “fly-by-night” self-described HVAC Contractor. Come to the experts, call Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning at 614.863.6666.

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What You Need to Know About Buying a New Furnace

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 25, 2019 7:22:26 AM

Don't wait until the dead of winter when your furnace stops working or the heating costs are sky-high to start thinking about a new heating system for your home.  Now is the time to begin your search, as you'll have a better chance of finding the best furnace for the comfort of your family and you won't be under pressure to make a quick decision.Heating system .png

Three things to consider are comfort, energy efficiency and cost. 

Although electric and oil furnaces are still available, forced air furnaces that utilize propane or natural gas, are generally the most efficient and economical heating systems. A forced air furnace's energy efficiency is measured according to how efficiently each unit produces heat.

This measurement is known as the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency or AFUE. AFUE is determined by comparing the amount of fuel consumed to the amount of heat created. For example, an AFUE of 80% means that 80 cents of each dollar is being converted into effective heat, while 20 cents is essentially wasted.

The amount of heat that is required to properly and efficiently heat your home to a comfortable level is measured by the term “BTU’s”. BTU’s, or British Thermal Units, can be defined as the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one (1) degree Fahrenheit. Though proper sizing and selection of a furnace for your home is based on many factors, the AFUE and BTU considerations are among the most important. In addition, furnace selection is affected by the five different types available:

FIVE TYPES OF FURNACES 

Single-Stage
Single Stage Furnaces have one fan speed, and are available with an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of both 80% and 95%. These furnaces operate at 100% BTU Capacity at all times. These are the most common furnaces, but generally the least efficient and loudest on terms of operation.

Two-Stage Furnace
Two-Stage Furnaces have 2 fan speeds, and are available with an AFUE of both 80% and 92% (or greater) These furnaces operate at 60% BTU Capacity, and progress to 100% as necessary. Two-Stage Furnaces provide a more uniform heat distribution, and are generally a bit quieter than Single Stage Furnaces.

Two-Stage Variable Speed Furnace
Two-Stage Variable Speed Furnaces are available with an AFUE of both 80% and 95% (or greater) These furnaces operate at 60% BTU Capacity, and progress to 100% as necessary via a variable speed motor. Two-Stage Variable Speed Furnaces are much quieter than Single Stage or Two Stage Furnaces. When additional equipment is added to a furnace, 2 Stage Variable Speed Furnaces are the recommended choices for 2 and 3 story homes, and furnaces that also include Air Purification Systems or Heat Pumps.

Three-Stage Variable Speed Furnace
Three Stage Variable Speed Furnaces are available with an AFUE of both 80% and 95% (or greater) These furnaces operate at 60% BTU Capacity, and progress to 100% as necessary via a variable speed motor. Three-Stage Variable Speed Furnaces are much quieter than Single Stage or Two Stage Furnaces. When additional equipment is added to a furnace, Three-Stage Variable Speed Furnaces are the recommended choices for maximum efficiency in 2 and 3 story homes, and furnaces that also include Air Purification Systems or Heat Pumps.

Modulating Variable Speed Furnace
Modulating Variable Speed Furnaces are the very best furnace available in terms of operating efficiency, even distribution of heat, quiet operation, and comfort level. This type of furnace is also the preferred choice when additional equipment of any type is added to the furnace heating system. The range of AFUE levels varies from 80% to 98%

Besides AFUE standards, one very important thing to consider when purchasing a furnace is your family’s safety. Many problems can arise from faulty furnace parts and deterioration over time, so finding the highest quality furnace to begin with can save you time, money, and the headaches of worrying about it breaking down or malfunctioning at an inopportune time. 

Your first step is to have a reputable company come in to tune up your furnace, assess its condition, and determine its efficiency. Look at some your old fuel bills from last winter to be able to calculate how much you can save with a new unit. 

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Buying a new, energy efficient furnace may not even be the most important part. The furnace installation is critical. It has to be sized properly for your home and installed correctly by a capable, experienced company such as Ohio Heating. (All our techs are NATE certified and factory trained.) Otherwise you won't see the fuel savings you expect.

When replacing your furnace, don't forget about the the other important factors in your system.  If the air ducts are leaky, your insulation is minimal, and the weatherstripping around doors and windows is letting all that warm air leak out, your nice new furnace won't deliver the energy savings you had hoped for.

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 system. From small homes to large ones, we have become a trusted name in Columbus and Central Ohio.  We also sell and service humidifiers, air cleaners, heat pumps, and temperature controls.

We are a factory authorized Bryant dealer. With Bryant as our marque line of equipment, we are able to offer competitive prices on custom systems. Whether a basic system or a high end, energy efficient system with zone control, we have an intelligent indoor climate solution for you.

Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can provide complete services for you and your family. Whether for repair, maintenance,  installation or replacement, we have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs.

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Topics: Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Replacing Your Furnace

Converting Your Furnace to Natural Gas Can Save You Money

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 18, 2019 7:06:26 AM

There are many areas in Central Ohio where natural gas has not available for heating or cooking, but that is changing in many rural communities. This is good news for homeowners as a natural gas furnace is the most economical choice available right now. natural gas.png

Thanks to advances in technology, large supplies of domestic natural gas are increasing and projected to remain abundant for 100+ years.

Compared to oil which is an imported commodity and shrinking in supply, North American natural gas supplies are keeping costs low.

While home heating oil is subject to daily price volatility, natural gas rates are set annually, and customers are paying the lowest rates since 2004. Unlike oil delivery costs that are due when delivered, you pay for natural gas only when you use it.

Natural gas offers families comfort, convenience, and versatility. 

Comfort. A natural gas furnace provides a high temperature heat, like an oil furnace. But unlike an oil furnace which degrades in efficiency as soot builds up on heat transfer areas, a natural gas furnace maintains its efficiency, is easier to maintain and repair, and can last 20 years.

Convenience. Because it’s piped directly to your home, natural gas is always there when you need it. No more wasting time to schedule oil deliveries, no more worries about flow problems, priming, sludge, or soot on your home’s walls, windows and draperies.

Versatility. When you have a natural gas furnace in your home, you can add highly desirable appliances like a gas range, gas fireplace, gas tankless or tank water heater, gas dryer, or gas outdoor grill.  A recent survey concluded that 75 percent of recent home buyers prefer cooking with natural gas. A gas range and other gas appliances are an investment that can pay additional dividends when it’s time to sell your home.


Cleaner & Greener. Natural gas is cleaner, greener, and has a lower risk. Homes with natural gas heat produce an estimated 42 percent less greenhouse gases than oil-heated homes, up to 42 percent less carbon dioxide and up to 99.9 percent less sulfur dioxide.

Lower Risk. How old is your underground oil tank? Many older homes with oil furnaces are fueled by an oil tank installed underground when the home was originally built. Over time these can degrade and potentially leak oil into the soil on your or your neighbor’s property. Heating with a natural gas furnace eliminates your risk of a leaking oil tank, a very expensive environmental headache and cleanup.

There’s never been a better time to make the switch. If your home does not already have natural gas, you will need to connect to the gas main. Typically this involves burying a pipe from your house to the street. You may also need to run new piping inside your house. We do not recommend running natural gas through copper piping. If you currently have copper piping to run propane, you may need to swap out your copper piping

Converting your existing oil-burning furnace or boiler to natural gas is not cheap, but if you need to replace an older oil furnace anyway, natural gas can make sense. Check to see if your water heater currently burns fuel oil. If so, you will need to switch your water heater to natural gas. While this will increase your up-front costs, natural gas water heaters are much cheaper to buy than oil-fired water heaters.

Are you thinking about converting your furnace to natural gas? Do you need gas installed at your residence?

Step One – Check Availability

Verify natural gas availability in your area.

Step Two – Call Ohio Heating.

Ohio Heating & Air conditioning can help you improve the comfort of your home. We are licensed and bonded HVAC contractors that are qualified to service, install, or replace natural gas equipment and interior gas lines. We are available to help you decide if natural gas is the right decision for you and your family. Give us a call at 614.863.6666.

We carry a full line of residential HVAC equipment that is competitively priced and a great value for your dollar. Our service technicians are the most qualified available anywhere, specializing in heating and air conditioning service, repair, maintenance and installation of your equipment. We are a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer.


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Topics: Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Natural gas conversion, gas furnace, residential HVAC equipment, converting your furnace to natural gas

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