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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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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. 

Schedule Your Inspection Now!


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.

Licensed and Fully Bonded

24/7 Emergency Service Available!

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

Learn How to Winterize Your Home

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 13, 2018 11:01:58 AM

Even if you can't afford major repairs, such as a new furnace or new windows, there are small things you can do to save lots of money on heating costs – and you can handle most of them yourself. If you are interested in a cost-efficient way to winterize your home safely, the following tips are for you.

Here are 7 tips to prepare your home for winter:

  1. Apply window film. If you're really set on reducing your heating bill and don't mind energy savings 22investing some money, you could have window film installed over your windows. You'll find the film in home improvement stores. During the winter, it can reduce heat loss through old windows by up to 40 percent.
  2. Close the fireplace dampers. Warm air can escape through the chimney.
  3. Add some blankets to your bed. For every 1 degree you set your thermostat back, you can save 1 to 3 percent on your annual heating costs.
  4. Some simple things you can do are easy tasks such as reversing the direction of your ceiling fans. This will circulate so that the hot air will go down and spread throughout your home. Also, making sure that your furniture is moved off of your vents so the air can reach the intended rooms. Pets also like to hang around the warm vents in the winter, so make sure they are not directly in the way of this.
  5. Don’t close the vents in rooms you are not using. Many people make this mistake. This will make your heater work harder to heat the house and it does not account for the room that the vent is closed in. Not only will this not save you on your heating bill, but it can also bring a discomforting temperature to other rooms in your home. If you have rooms you are not using, you may want to consider zoning.
  6. Have your furnace checked to make sure that it is running properly. It is best to do this before the extreme cold weather comes so you are not stuck in a cold house if it happens to be malfunctioning. Furnaces that are older than 15 years need to be replaced or reevaluated. Older furnaces are only 60% percent efficient while newer ones are around 96% efficient. This investment can save you hundreds on your bill.
  7. Replace and clean your furnace filters is very important for allergy and cleanliness purposes. Your home filters should be checked every three months to maintain the best kept home.

If you want to save money on your energy bills, use these 7 tips to see some return in your bills this winter. If you are interested in a new, more efficient furnace, contact Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning for a free estimate on the cost of a new furnace.  Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing furnace installation, service and repairs to residents in Columbus and Central Ohio for over 20 years.  Our NATE certified technicians are highly trained and can recommend the best heating system for your home and your budget. 

 

 

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Topics: Residential Heating, Furnaces, energy savings, Temperature Controls

What You Should Know About Choosing a New Furnace

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 21, 2018 10:22:37 AM

Fall is here and Winter is on the way. If you are thinking about a new furnace for your home, now it the time to replace that old one. Don't wait until it won't warm your house to start thinking about getting a new heating system.  choosing a new furnace

While being comfortable is important, you should also consider energy efficiency and cost as priorities as well. 

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 here in Central Ohio.  

Forced Air Furnace 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. 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. Also furnace selection is affected by the five different types that are available:

HERE ARE 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.    

But owning a new, 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 & Air Conditioning. 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 home 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 and temperature controls.

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.

We can provide complete services for you and your family. Whether for repair, maintenance,  installation or replacement, choose Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning. We have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs. We are also a Bryant factory authorized dealer. 

Thinking About Converting from Oil to Natural Gas?

We can help you. Thanks to technological advances, large domestic supplies of natural gas are increasing and projected to remain abundant for 100+ years. Compared to oil which is an imported commodity and in shrinking supply, the plentiful North American natural gas supplies keep cost low.

While home heating oil is subject to daily price volatility, our rates are set annually, and customers are paying the lowest rates now since 2004. And unlike oil delivery costs that are due when delivered, you pay for natural gas only when you use it. There’s never been a better time to make the switch and we can make it easy.

We make it easy to upgrade with financing options and low monthly payments.

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How to Choose a New Furnace

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 18, 2017 7:30:00 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.  If you start looking now, 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

While being comfortable is important, you should also consider energy efficiency and cost as priorities as well. Ohio Heating is a factory authorized dealer for Bryant, and carries other brand name, energy efficient furnaces. We also service manufacturers such as Carrier, Trane, Amana, Rheem, American Standard, Goodman and many more!

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. 
Schedule Your Inspection Now!

But owning a new, 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 home 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, choose Ohio Heating. We have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs.

Licensed and Fully Bonded

24/7 Emergency Service Available!

Easy Financing • Apply Online • Low Monthly Payments

Ohio Heating financing
 
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