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Have You Been Switching Back and Forth From Heat to AC?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 19, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Many homeowners find it difficult to regulate the temperature in their homes during the Fall. You switching back & forth probably woke up this morning with a nip in the air, but temperatures are supposed to warm up  this afternoon.

During the day air conditioner may need to run, but find it may be too cool for sleeping. Many people switch back and forth between the heating and air conditioning system when spring brings warm days and cool nights.

But will this damage your HVAC system? Generally, switching back and forth between heating and air conditioning modes won't cause any problems.

However, sometimes switching back and forth can cause your system to shut off. If you "short-cycle" the air conditioner, it can cause the fuse or circuit breaker to trip for the outdoor condensing unit.

This is a mistake many people make. When the unit is in the cooling mode and the thermostat is calling for cooling, the outdoor unit is on. If you adjust your set point temperature higher to shut it off and then immediately dial the setpoint temperature lower it would call for cooling again and cause the compressor to lock-up.

The reverse is also true. Should the cooling unit finish a cycle and shut down and you immediately go to the thermostat and set it lower, the equipment will attempt to come back on but the compressor will probably lock-up because  the pressure has not equalized in the system.

When a compressor locks up during high pressure start-up conditions, it will draw a very high amp rate.This can cause a breaker or fuse to blow. Some units have built-in "Anti Short-Cycle" timers. Some digital thermostats have built-in time delays to prevent this from happening.

If your system shuts off, first try checking the fuses or breakers. You should also check the outdoor disconnect for your unit. Some have a separate breaker.

You should get in the habit of letting your thermostat set in the OFF position for at least 5 minutes after it shuts down, before starting another cycle. This allows the refrigerant pressure in the system to equalize.

Should your system shut down and you have checked the breakers or your fuses and that isn't the issue, you should then call a repairman. The problem may be more complex. 

We recommend regular HVAC maintenance to help prolong the life of your equipment. Our Fall Furnace tune up can prevent minor issues from becoming major ones. Should you need a new air conditioner or furnace, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you decide which system will work best for you and your budget.

Our technicians are skilled professionals you can trust. They are given continuing education to guarantee they have the knowledge and training to provide our customers the best service available. All are NATE certified and they will evaluate your current heating and cooling system and recommend the best cooling options for your home.

We service and repair all makes and models of air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, ductless systems and more.

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Topics: HVAC systems, A/C, heating, AC tune up, Ohio Heating & Cooling

Does Switching Back and Forth From Heat to AC Damage Your HVAC System?

Posted by Ohio Heating

May 1, 2021 6:16:11 AM

You probably woke up this morning with a nip in the air, but temperatures are supposed to warm up this afternoon. This time of year many homeowners find it difficult to regulate the temperature in their homes.

During the day air conditioner may need to run, but find it may be too cool for sleeping. Many people switch back and forth between the heating and air conditioning system when spring brings warm days and cool nights. Ohio Heating Central Ohio .png

But will this damage your HVAC system? Generally, switching back and forth between heating and air conditioning modes won't cause any problems. However, sometimes switching back and forth can cause your system to shut off.  If you "short-cycle" the air conditioner, it can cause the fuse or circuit breaker to trip for the outdoor condensing unit.

This is a mistake many people make. When the unit is in the cooling mode and the thermostat is calling for cooling, the outdoor unit is on. If you adjust your set point temperature higher to shut it off and then immediately dial the setpoint temperature lower it would call for cooling again and cause the compressor to lock-up.

The reverse is also true. Should the cooling unit finish a cycle and shut down and you immediately go to the thermostat and set it lower, the equipment will attempt to come back on but the compressor will probably lock-up because  the pressure has not equalized in the system.

When a compressor locks up during high pressure start-up conditions, it will draw a very high amp rate.This can cause a breaker or fuse to blow. Some units have built-in "Anti Short-Cycle" timers. Some digital thermostats have built-in time delays to prevent this from happening.

If your system shuts off, first try checking the fuses or breakers. You should also check the outdoor disconnect for your unit. Some have a separate breaker.

You should get in the habit of letting your thermostat set in the OFF position for at least 5 minutes after it shuts down, before starting another cycle. This allows the refrigerant pressure in the system to equalize.

Should your system shut down and you have checked the breakers or your fuses and that isn't the issue, you should then call a repairman. The problem may be more complex. 

We recommend regular HVAC maintenance to help prolong the life of your equipment. Our Spring AC tune up or our Fall Furnace tune up can prevent minor issues from becoming major ones. Should you need a new air conditioner or furnace, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you decide which system will work best for you and your budget.

Our technicians are skilled professionals you can trust. They are given continuing education to guarantee they have the knowledge and training to provide our customers the best service available. All are NATE certified and they will evaluate your current heating and cooling system and recommend the best cooling options for your home.

We service and repair all makes and models of air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, ductless systems and more.

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Topics: HVAC systems, A/C, heating, AC tune up, Ohio Heating & Cooling

Replace that Old HVAC With Easy Financing Options

Posted by Ohio Heating

Apr 14, 2021 1:12:00 PM

If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old and you are making frequent repairs, it may be time to upgrade. Don't wait until the system dies. Takeeasy financing_s a proactive approach and have its performance evaluated by a professional.

Replacing an old, inefficient system with an Energy Star-rated model can save you about $200 per year on your utility bill, plus make your house much more comfortable.

Replacing your HVAC system before it actually fails will ensure that you have time to price and research your options. Think you can't afford to replace that old system? We have options for you. Ohio Heating & Air makes keeping your home comfortable easy.

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Topics: HVAC systems, Financing, System Upgrade

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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Topics: Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, NATE certified, HVAC systems, HVAC contractor

Considering a Ductless HVAC System?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Apr 18, 2020 2:48:48 PM

Do you know the advantages of a ductless system?

A dustless system or mini split system, is often referred to as a split system, multi-split system, or Ductlesssplit-ductless systems. They are like standard air-source heat pumps.  They have two main components, the outdoor compressor/condenser and the indoor air-handling unit. 

A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units. These ductless HVAC systems, can replace window units, space heaters, and electric baseboard heaters, while providing heat and air conditioning at a much higher efficiency.

If you have a space that is hard to heat or cool and normal duct work or equipment just won't fit, you should consider a mini split system.  They are ideal for  converted garage spaces or attic bedrooms.  Perhaps you have a  multi-use commercial building that needs individual room controls. These are a great alternative when you don't have room for more traditional heating systems.

Energy Efficiency

The biggest advantage to a ductless HVAC system is the energy efficiency. Ductless systems use less energy than traditional ones. They have no ducts, so the system will only lose less than 5% of its cooling compared to traditional cooling systems which may lose up to 40%. This means that your utility bill will ultimately be lower.

The small size of this equipment and its zoning feature will improve energy efficiency. The ductless cooling and heating systems abide by ENERGY STAR guidelines, and this makes the systems more efficient than the minimum federal standards established by the U.S. federal government.

Improve Your Air Quality

The split ductless system can improve your indoor air quality. It has multi-stage filtration, instead of ducts, which can significantly reduce dust, pollen, and allergens in your home.

Easy Installation

Traditional cooling and heating systems with ducts can take days to be installed and can cause disruption. Split systems can be installed and will be ready to operate in a lot less time. 

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 commercial and residential HVAC services. Whether for repair, maintenance, installation or replacement, choose Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning.  We're proud to be a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer. 

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Topics: HVAC systems, ductless system, mini split system, Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer

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