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6 Signs Your Furnace Needs Replaced Not Repaired

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 19, 2021 10:10:00 AM

Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

The cold weather has arrived and you’ll want to make sure you furnace is functioning properly. Furnaces are a lot like cars, the older they get, the more you have to replace parts and fix them. At Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that sometimes fixing a broken furnace may not be the right action if your furnace is older. But how do you know when it’s time to stop fixing your furnace and invest in a new one?

Here are 6 signs to look for when it’s time to replace your furnace:      Ohio Heating Repair.png

  1. How old is your furnace? The average life span of a furnace in homes today is between 16 and 20 years old. So if your furnace is getting up there in age, you should consider investing in a new one. You don’t want to wait until the blistering cold weather to realize that your furnace has stopped working. This is something that should be considered before the winter hits. An easy way to see if your furnace is really old and needs replaced is that if it still has a pilot light. If this is the case, your furnace is probably over 25 years old.
  2. How high are your gas and electric bills? An older furnace is known to have caused people higher bills in the winter because of the lack of efficiency due to not being maintained properly. Newer furnaces are around 96% efficient, which pays for itself because older furnaces are only around 60% efficient.
  3. Have you repaired your furnace? If you have repaired your furnace more than once in the past two years, you can depend on the fact that there will be more. Since furnaces are a lot like cars, bits and pieces of them will need to keep being fixed and repaired unless you get a new one. Repairs can easily cost around $400 to $500 to keep your old furnace working.
  4. Are you comfortable with the temperature in your home? If you’re having thermostat wars with others in your home or if you feel that you are constantly changing the thermostat to keep yourself comfortable, it may be time for a change. This means that your furnace probably lacks the ability to evenly disperse the air throughout your home to keep you constantly comfortable.
  5. Check your burner flame. If your burner flame is yellow or is flickering, this may be a warning sign that poisonous carbon monoxide could be made by your furnace. Other signs include streaks of soot around the furnace, absence of an upward draft in the chimney, a lot of moisture on the windows, walls, or other surfaces that are cold.
  6. Is your furnace noisy? An obvious sign that your furnace is ready to be replaced is that if it is making weird noises. If you have heard any popping, banging, rattling, squealing noises, or if you hear the furnace blower running rapid, it’s time to get it checked out.

If one or more of these signs apply to your existing furnace, then it is probably time to get a new one. Buying a new heating system for your home can be confusing. Selecting just the right options and features can be difficult, but the team at Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can help you make the right decision. 

Our sales, service and installation teams are specially-trained in the design and installation of heating systems and we can help you find the right equipment for your home and your budget and we have easy financing plans available.

We repair and service all makes and models.  

Easy Financing 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: Residential Heating, Furnaces, Replacing Your Furnace

Tips for Buying a New Furnace

Posted by Ohio Heating

Nov 27, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Will your heating system last another season? Waiting until the dead of winter when your furnace stops working to start thinking about a new heating system for your home is not a good idea.choosing a new furnace Begin your research now, so you'll have a better opportunity to find the best furnace for your home and your budget and avoid the pressure of making a quick decision.

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 “BTUs”. BTUs, 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 in 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. It is important to find a high quality furnace to save you time, money, and the headaches of worrying about breakdowns or malfunctions 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 of your old fuel bills from last winter to be able to calculate how much you can save with a new high-efficiency 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.

Licensed and Fully Bonded

24/7 Emergency Service Available!

Easy Financing • Apply Online • Low Monthly Payments

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Ohio Heating financing
 *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

What Type Furnace is Best? Single-Stage, Two-Stage or Variable Capacity?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Nov 18, 2020 11:01:49 AM

What type of furnace is right for you?  A single-stage, two-stage or variable capacity gas furnace are the most popular choices. The gas valve type of a furnace actually determines how eff furnace ad many stages it has. For peak performance, the morestages a furnace runs on, the better temperature balance and air filtration you have in your home. 

A single-stage gas furnace has a gas valve that opens at 100% capacity. If it is a 100,000 BTU per hour furnace, it is always at the 100,000 BTU rate.

These furnaces are the least expensive, are very dependable and are less costly to repair. Their biggest drawback is that they are not very energy efficient. Most have single-speed blower motors, so they blow at full speed all the time and tend to be noisier than two-stage or variable capacity equipment.

A two-stage gas furnace has valves that can open at either about 70% or 100%. This means that the 100,000 BTU furnace can operate at 70,000 BTUs per hour or at 100,000 BTUs per hour. These types are usually moderately priced, fairly dependable and repair costs are about average. Efficiency is low to high depending on the model and how often you run the equipment at 100%.

This equipment runs at the low stage most of the time, which is 65% or 70% depending on the furnace model. With this equipment, there are longer cycles and fewer temperature swings of one to two degrees. Most have multi-speed or variable-speed blowers. They operate at a low speed until the furnace is hot and then speed up.

A variable capacity furnace (also called a modulating furnace) has gas valves that modulate between about 40% and 100% capacity. A modulating 100,000 BTU furnace can operate at any heating level between 40,000 and 100,000 BTUs. These furnaces are more expensive but have a very high efficiency rating. They run at the lowest capacity necessary to maintain balanced temperatures in your home. All have variable-speed blowers, which means there is rarely any cool air coming from the ducts or any change in temperature. They are also the quietest furnaces.

Which type is best for you? When choosing a new furnace for your home cost is always important. There are three ways to look at cost.

  1. Initial price: The cost of buying a gas furnace and installation
  2. Operating cost: The energy cost for running the furnace (determined by its efficiency)
  3. Repair costs

In Central Ohio, a high-efficiency gas furnace can pay for itself in less than 10 years, sometimes less than five years in some cases. You need to decide whether it is worth it to pay more for the added climate control of a two-stage or modulating furnace.

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 & Air Conditioning 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.

Easy Financing • Apply Online • Low Monthly Payments*

Ohio Heating financing

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

Our Technicians are:

  1. NATE Certified                                         NATE-3-1
  2. Bryant Factory Authorized
  3. Licensed and Bonded
  4. Experienced on all Makes and Models

Contact Us Now!

* 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. Interest Rate stated in your loan agreement fixed for life of loan. No Interest if paid in full during the promotion period

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Topics: Replacing Your Furnace, choosing a new heating system

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!

Easy Financing • Apply Online • Low Monthly Payments

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Ohio Heating financing
 *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

What is the Difference in a Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable Capacity Furnace?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Aug 29, 2019 7:41:00 AM

Do you know the differences between single-stage, two-stage and variable capacity gas furnaces?  How many stages a furnace has is determined by its gas valve type. The more stages a furnace runs on, the better temperature balance and air filtration you have in your home. furnace Bryant 22

A single-stage gas furnace has a gas valve that opens at 100% capacity. If it is a 100,000 BTU per hour furnace, it is always at the 100,000 BTU rate. These furnaces are the least expensive, are very dependable and are less costly to repair. Their biggest drawback is that they are not very energy efficient. Most have single-speed blower motors, so they blow at full speed all the time and tend to be noisier than two-stage or variable capacity equipment.

A two-stage gas furnace has valves that can open at either about 70% or 100%. This means that the 100,000 BTU furnace can operate at 70,000 BTUs per hour or at 100,000 BTUs per hour. These types are usually moderately priced, fairly dependable and repair costs are about average. Efficiency is low to high depending on the model and how often you run the equipment at 100%. This equipment runs at the low stage most of the time, which is 65% or 70% depending on the furnace model. With this equipment, there are longer cycles and fewer temperature swings of one to two degrees. Most have multi-speed or variable-speed blowers. They operate at a low speed until the furnace is hot and then speed up.

A variable capacity furnace (also called a modulating furnace) has gas valves that modulate between about 40% and 100% capacity. A modulating 100,000 BTU furnace can operate at any heating level between 40,000 and 100,000 BTUs. These furnaces are more expensive but have a very high efficiency rating. They run at the lowest capacity necessary to maintain balanced temperatures in your home. All have variable-speed blowers, which means there is rarely any cool air coming from the ducts or any change in temperature. They are also the quietest furnaces.

Which type is best for you? When choosing a new furnace for your home cost is always important. There are three ways to look at cost.

  1. Initial price: The cost of buying a gas furnace and installation
  2. Operating cost: The energy cost for running the furnace (determined by its efficiency)            3. Repair costs

In Central Ohio, a high-efficiency gas furnace can pay for itself in less than 10 years, sometimes less than five years in some cases. You need to decide whether it is worth it to pay more for the added climate control of a two-stage or modulating furnace.

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 & Air Conditioning 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.

Easy Financing • Apply Online • Low Monthly Payments*

Ohio Heating financing

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

Our Technicians are:

  1. NATE Certified
  2. Bryant Factory Authorized
  3. Licensed and Bonded
  4. Experienced on all Makes and Models

Contact Us Now!

* 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. Interest Rate stated in your loan agreement fixed for life of loan. No Interest if paid in full during the promotion period

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Topics: Replacing Your Furnace, choosing a new heating system

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