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How to Eliminate Odors in Your Home

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

How is the air quality of your home?  Do you walk in your home and notice lingering odors? bad smell_s Getting rid of these odors means identifying the source and fixing the problem. 

Spraying air fresheners or lighting candles helps temporarily, but masking or covering up the odors in your home isn't going to last long. These methods only mask odors. They don’t get rid of them. They may even cause further contamination of your home from their chemical ingredients.

Improve Ventilation
Poor ventilation in your home can also cause unpleasant odors. Moisture condensation on the walls or windows and stuffy air are signs of poor ventilation. A qualified heating and cooling service technician can inspect your home comfort system to determine if this is the problem. The technician can also check your heating and cooling to be sure the equipment is working properly.

Purify the Air
Bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva and mold may also be the source of your home’s odor problem.

iWave is an air purifying device that installs in any duct air conditioning system. When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

iWave uses patented technology, called needle-point bi-polar ionization, to create equal amounts of positive and negative ions. When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor.

When the ions come in contact with viruses, bacteria or mold, they remove the hydrogen molecules – without them, the pathogens have no source of energy and will die. The ions also attach to allergens like pollen and other particles, causing them to band together until they are large enough to be caught by your ventilation system’s air filter.


Here are several everyday steps you can take to reduce the pollutants circulating in your home:  

1. Store household cleaners, paint solvents and chemical products in tightly sealed containers. 
2. Clean and vacuum at least once a week.
3. Regularly wash bed linens and stuffed toys.
4. Keep windows closed when pollen, pollution and humidity levels are high.
5. Make sure your home is properly ventilated. Modern homes are well insulated and sealed to conserve energy, which means airborne pollutants have no way to escape.
6. Schedule an Indoor Air Quality test to evaluate the air in your home for dust, pollen, chemicals and other pollutants.
7. Keep humidity levels within a healthy, comfortable range to prevent growth of mold and mildew.
8. Avoid using scented deodorizers and odor-masking air fresheners, which may cause toxic chemicals to be dispersed into your air.
9. Have your heating and cooling system regularly inspected to make sure it is clean and in good operating condition.
10. Choose furnishings that emit the smallest possible amount of chemical vapors.
11. Do not allow smoking inside your home and make sure all gas appliances are properly vented.   

Ohio Heating & Air has the knowledge, expertise and training to help you with all of your residential heating and air issues.  Regardless of the age of your system, we have affordable solutions for you and your family. From a whole house air purification system to humidity control, we can help you improve the air and comfort of your home. Call 614-863-6666 to learn more.

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Topics: Maintenance, Indoor Air Quality, Air Cleaner

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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Topics: Maintenance, Residential Heating, Furnaces

Fall Furnace Check List

Posted by Ohio Heating

Sep 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It's the first day of Fall.  Summer is officially over and it is time to think about your heating system before the cold weather hits. Now is the time to perform an annual furnace inspection so you’re not stuck in a cold house.  

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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.

Schedule Your Inspection Now!

 BBB_Angies

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Topics: Maintenance, Residential Heating, Furnaces

Custom Metal Fabrication Shop - Certified Welders

Posted by Ohio Heating

May 31, 2017 5:03:00 AM

Ohio Heating offers extensive installment, repair, and maintenance on all of your commercial and residential heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and boiler needs. Whether it is a whole system that needs replaced or just a part that has broken and needs to be fixed, Ohio Heating has a full service custom metal fabrication company that has the facility, equipment, skilled workforce, and engineering staff to meet the most demanding requirements.

Piping is an important component of HVAC systems as it is used to supply cooled, chilled water, and steam for heating and drains. Fabrication and installation of this piping is a highly specialized job involving precise measurements, exact bends, and expert welding.

Ohio Heating has a certified welders that has the required licensing and expertise to carry out all the piping associated with HVAC systems. Ohio Heating’s welding staff has the State of Ohio Pressure Piping & Gas Certification in order to help with any Gas, Steam, Water and Process Piping involved with the installation and maintenace of HVAC systems.

The welding staff at Ohio Heating are highly trained and skilled in a  variety of different welding methods including MIG and TIG welding on stainless steel.welding_pic

MIG Welding: MIG stands for “Metal Inert Gas” and is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool, joining the two base materials together. A shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun and protects the weld pool from contamination. MIG welding enables the welder to make most types of fabrication and maintenance/repair welds on material from 24-gage up to 1/2-in thick.

TIG Welding: TIG stands for “Tungsten Inert Gas” and is done by using a tungsten electrode to heat the metal you are welding and gas (most commonly Argon) to protect the weld puddle from airborne contaminants. TIG welding can be used on more metals and alloys than any other welding process that creates high quality, clean welds with no sparks, slag, or fumes.

The knowledge and training of the welding staff at Ohio Heating, combined with a complete custom metal fabrication shop gives them the resources and expertise to solve any problems and meet any requirements that come with a HVAC job. Custom HVAC ductwork and custom roof curbs are our specialty.

Ohio Heating has provided HVAC solutions blending the extensive knowledge of the industry, a fully trained and dedicated staff, and state-of-the-art technologically for many of the areas largest companies. Their knowledge of equipment technology in commercial and residential HVAC, boilers, building automation, commercial refrigeration, fabrication and food service equipment is second to none!

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Topics: Maintenance, Fabrication and Welding

Is It Time to Replace Your Old Air Conditioner?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Apr 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Is It Time to Replace Your Old Air Conditioner?

Is it time to stop patching your old system and invest in a new one?  Hot weather is ahead and you may be wondering if your cooling system is up to another steamy summer.

Here are 6 signs that your air conditioner may need to be replaced:AC_Oh_Heating.jpg

1. Your cooling equipment is more than 12 years old. You can expect a well-maintained  unit to last about 12-15 years. (If your AC maintenance has been lax, it may need to be replaced sooner.) After that point they may still be able to perform some cooling functions, but they will be slower, will use more energy and will most likely suffer from more frequent breakdowns.

2. Your A/C is not efficient. One of the best ways to know if it is time to replace your system is to compare your energy bills. Look at the energy use for the same time last year to see if there is a large spike or if your bills have continually climbed over the last several years. If you see a significant change, that could be a sign that it is time to invest in a new model. 

If your air conditioner has a low SEER rating, it can be expensive to operate. Newer models must have a SEER rating of at least 13. If your’s has a SEER rating that is below 13, you can save money on your energy bills by replacing it with a more efficient unit.

3. You're hearing excessive noise.  Units are specifically designed to run as quietly and as efficiently as possible. If your A/C has recently started making more noise than normal, it may be time to call in an expert to do a system check. You might have a problem with loose or disconnected parts, or the motor may be going bad. If you notice that the problem gets worse you may need to replace it.

4. You are experiencing frequent breakdowns. If you're calling a HVAC company often, you know that  air conditioner repair can be expensive. Investing more money in old equipment may not be the best move. New units can also save you money on your fuel bills and you may qualify for tax credits that are available for more efficient equipment.

5. Your A/C uses R 22 Freon. R 22 Freon is being phased out by the federal government. As a result, the costs of Freon are on the rise. If your equipment uses R 22 Freon, you’ll have to replace it eventually in order to switch over to the new refrigerant (R410A). If you’re having major problems with your unit, especially if they involve adding more Freon each season, you have a leak and it’s probably a good time to replace your unit. 

6. Your home isn’t comfortable. Have you noticed your home isn't as cool as it should be? Your unit may not be the correct size or it may mean your equipment is too getting old. 

As your cooling equipment gets older, the parts wear down and become much less energy efficient. These are a few warning signs that your unit is on the verge of a breakdown. So if you notice one or more of these symptoms, it may be time to consider replacing the old system.

Now is a great time to replace your old system. We've partnered with Bryant and the utilities to make buying new equipment more affordable than ever. Our Pre-Season Air Conditioning Sale can save up to $2,000 on qualifying equipment.

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Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning, We're a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer with  NATE certified technicians that can help you with any and all problems,questions, or concerns that you have about your heating and cooling system. We work on all makes Bryant_Factory_Authorized_Dealerand models.

We carry a full line of cooling equipment that is competitively priced and a great value for your dollar.

                           We sell, service and repair all makes and models.

                               Financing Available!

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Topics: Maintenance, Air Conditioners, ac repair

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