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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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Topics: hvac maintenance, commercial HVAC

What Does it Mean if Your AC Unit is Leaking Water?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Jun 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your HVAC system can produce a lot of water in a day...up to 20 gallons. Because of this, many of the service requests we receive at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning are for AC repair due to leaking water caused by condensation. Leaks can occur if the condensate drain is blocked or clogged, the air filter is dirty, and or if there is a hole in the drain pan. 

The drain line of your air conditioner can fill with dust particles and bacteria. This can result in mold and mildew growingBryant AC 1109 in the condensation drain. Mold in the condensate drain system is especially dangerous.  A mold colony can disperse spores into the airflow in the supply ducts, and contaminate your entire home. People with allergies and other respiratory conditions are especially prone to suffer when this occurs. 

Over time the drain will become blocked. The result is flooding of the overflow pan and possible water damage inside your home. During the colder months when your  air conditioning system is not in use, especially for non-heat pump systems that perform cooling only, condensate and accumulated dust and debris that rests in the drain trap can convert to a dried blockage.

To help prevent the buildup and blockage of the condensate drain line, there are a few various methods of cleaning an air conditioner drain line. The two most popular methods are pouring white vinegar or chlorine bleach in the drain line to clear clogs. We don't recommend you pour chlorine bleach into a drain line. The strong vapors can cause premature oxidation and degrade your pipes.

Residential condensate drain lines are most often constructed of PVC. Chlorine bleach can quickly eat away at the PVC as well as the glue and cement that joins the line to the fittings and the condensate pan. Pouring bleach into a condensate drain will flush the drain pipe and its contents to the outside of the home. This can damage plants, lawns and anything it drips or spills on.

If the blockage does not clear after flushing with vinegar, a wet-vac or air compressor can be used to help clear the clog. Be extra careful. Damage can occur to your system if not carried out properly. Should you damage the PVC pipe, it could lead to water damage.

Flushing your system with vinegar or using an air compressor cannot solve the problem for every homeowner.  Air conditioning systems are not all installed the same way. Often gaining access to the condensate line can be very difficult and an experienced technician is needed. 

Preventing condensate blockage depends on how well your system is cared for and how often you replace the filter. Regular service and HVAC maintenance is always recommended every six months for optimal performance and to extend the life of your equipment. If you need help, give us a call. We can help you maintain your cooling system.

Maintaining your cooling system will result in:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Quieter Operation
  • Fewer Opportunities for Breakdowns
  • Greater Peace of Mind                                        

Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you keep your system in optimal condition. Just give us a call to schedule AC maintenance check today!

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Topics: ac repair, hvac maintenance, condensate drain, AC maintenance

What Does it Mean When Your AC Unit is Leaking Water?

Posted by Ohio Heating

May 28, 2019 11:43:21 AM

Is your central air conditioner leaking water? Did you know that your AC system can produce a lot of water in a day...as much as 20 gallons. We get many service requests at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning for AC repairs due to leaking water caused by condensation. Leaks can occur if the condensate drain is blocked or clogged, the air filter is dirty, and or if there is a hole in the drain pan. 

The drain line of your air conditioner can fill with dust particles and bacteria. This can result in mold and mildew growing in the condensation drain. AC repair 2019Mold in the condensate drain system is especially dangerous.  A mold colony can disperse spores into the airflow in the supply ducts, and contaminate your entire home. People with allergies and other respiratory conditions are especially prone to suffer when this occurs.

Over time the drain will become blocked. The result is flooding of the overflow pan and possible water damage inside your home. During the colder months when your  air conditioning system is not in use, especially for non-heat pump systems that perform cooling only, condensate and accumulated dust and debris that rests in the drain trap can convert to a dried blockage.

To help prevent the buildup and blockage of the condensate drain line, there are a few various methods of cleaning an air conditioner drain line. The two most popular methods are pouring white vinegar or chlorine bleach in the drain line to clear clogs. We don't recommend you pour chlorine bleach into a drain line. The strong vapors can cause premature oxidation and degrade your pipes.

Residential condensate drain lines are most often constructed of PVC. Chlorine bleach can quickly eat away at the PVC as well as the glue and cement that joins the line to the fittings and the condensate pan. Pouring bleach into a condensate drain will flush the drain pipe and its contents to the outside of the home. This can damage plants, lawns and anything it drips or spills on.

If the blockage does not clear after flushing with vinegar, a wet-vac or air compressor can be used to help clear the clog. Be extra careful. Damage can occur to your system if not carried out properly. Should you damage the PVC pipe, it could lead to water damage.

Flushing your system with vinegar or using an air compressor cannot solve the problem for every homeowner.  Air conditioning systems are not all installed the same way. Often gaining access to the condensate line can be very difficult and an experienced technician is needed. 

Preventing condensate blockage depends on how well your system is cared for and how often you replace the filter. Regular service and HVAC maintenance is always recommended every six months for optimal performance and to extend the life of your equipment. If you need help, give us a call. We can help you maintain your cooling system.

Maintaining your cooling system will result in:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Quieter Operation
  • Fewer Opportunities for Breakdowns
  • Greater Peace of Mind                                        

Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you keep your system in optimal condition. Just give us a call to schedule AC maintenance check today!

Schedule Your Appointment Now!

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Topics: ac repair, hvac maintenance, condensate drain, AC maintenance

How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

Posted by Ohio Heating

Apr 28, 2016 10:10:31 AM

The days are getting longer and warmer.  It won't be long before you'll be using your central air conditioner full time. Beore all the hot, humid weather hits, you may want to perform a few maintenance tasks to be sure your equipment is readyac_units.jpg

Regular maintenance of your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs is essential.  At Ohio Heating & Cooling we have several HVAC maintenance plans that can keep your system running at peak performance. Our Pre-Season Check-Up  It will help prevent costly repairs and save you money on your energy bills. Now is the best time to schedule your checkup  before the high temperatures of summer hit. 

Equipment Check List:

  • Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
  • Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
  • Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.

Air Conditioner Maintenance Check List:

  • Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system's ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15 percent.

Most importantly, you should inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure.

Call Ohio Heating & Cooling today to schedule your checkup for your system and for a limited time, we have a special price for our Spring Maintenance Check Up. 

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Our technicians are all highly trained and Nate certified.  We can provide complete services for you and your family. Whether for an air conditioner repair job, maintenance, installation or replacement, choose Ohio Heating & Cooling.

We have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs. Complete customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We can deliver the quality and comfort your family deserves.  

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air conditioner repair, hvac maintenance, air conditioner maintenance

3 Things You to Do Now to Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter

Posted by Ohio Heating

Nov 14, 2015 7:17:00 AM

Cold weather is on the way and you want to be sure that your heating system is ready! Here are the 3 Oh_Heat_service_jpgmost important steps you need to take now.

1. Inspect your home’s air filter

Air filters are one of the most important elements of your  furnace's efficiency.  Dirty air filters can cause many problems including:

  • A furnace breakdown
  • Poor airflow
  • Higher fuel bills

Hold it up your filter to a light. If you can’t see light coming through it, it’s time to get a new one. If it’s a simple disposable air filter, just replace it with a like-size new one.

Keep a record of when you change your filters.  This will help track how often this task needs to be done. You can also check the filter packaging to see how long the manufacturer expects the new filter to last. 

2. Double check your thermostat.

One of the easiest tasks that homeowners can do is take a look at the thermostat. 

  • Make sure it is set to Heat and not Cool, and that the temperature setting is above the current indoor temperature
  • If you can’t remember the last time you changed your thermostat’s battery, now is the ideal time to do so
  • When first switching over to your heat setting, turn your thermostat up a few extra degrees to make sure that it is running.

3. Open up your air vents.

Many people think  that they can save money by shutting the vents (supply registers) in rooms that aren’t being used.  This can actually increase the pressure in your furnace, making it work harder to heat your home.

We have a heating solution for your  home that won't break your budget.  We offer a full line of traditional gas furnaces, oil furnaces, variable speed furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps.  

Buying a new heating system for your home can be confusing.  Selecting just the right options and features can be difficult.  Our highly trained team at Ohio Heating and Cooling can help you make the right decision.

Our sales, service and installation teams are specially-trained in the design and installation of heating systems. They can help you determine the right system for your home and your budget.  

Ohio Heating and Cooling has the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Service technicians must undergo extensive training and pass vigorous industry exams in all facets of HVAC in order to attain this industry-recognized certification.  

When an Ohio Heating and Cooling technician steps into your home, you know you are getting a technician who has demonstrated exceptional levels of knowledge in HVAC.

We repair and service all makes and models.

Financing is available.

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Topics: Air Filters, NATE certified, hvac maintenance

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