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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.

Ohio Heating financing

 

 

 

 

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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!

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

How to Choose a New Furnace

Posted by Ohio Heating

Nov 6, 2017 9:57:30 AM

LivingRoomSales-2.jpgWinter is on the way and if you are thinking about a new heating system for your home, now it the time to replace that old one. Don't wait until your furnace won't warm your home to start thinking about getting a new heating system

While being comfortable is important, you should also consider energy efficiency and cost as priorities as well. Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is a Bryant factory authorized dealer. 

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 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 also can help you convert your oil or electric heating to natural gas.  

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 have easy financing and low monthly payments.

Licensed and Fully Bonded!

24/7 Emergency Service Available!   

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 Contact Us Now!
 
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Topics: Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Replacing Your Furnace, variable speed furnace

Is Having an Annual Furnace Inspection a Waste of Money?

Posted by Jane Peters

Sep 9, 2017 8:06:00 AM

Before the cold winter weather hits Columbus and Central OH, experts agree that having a professional heating contractor perform an annual furnace inspection to detect any problems, is essential to keep your heating system in good running order and ac_repair_cartoonprevent it from leaving you and your family shivering when you need it the most.

An annual furnace inspection of your heating system will prolong the life of your equipment, reduce energy costs and decrease health risks for you and your loved ones.

Manufacturers  such as Bryant, agree your equipment should be serviced annually for both your heating system and your cooling system. Like any piece of equipment, tuning it and checking for any problems is highly recommended. 

Why You Need Your Heating System Checked

Most causes of breakdowns in the dead of winter are due to the lack of maintenance. Your furnace, boiler or heat pump can stop working when you need it the most.

An equipment inspection can also be a health precaution. It may reveal carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect because it is odorless. This dangerous gas can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea and even death if undetected. In the US, many people are taken to emergency rooms due to exposure and it can sometimes result in death.

Regular heating system maintenance will result in greater fuel efficiency and maximum output. You can see savings on your energy bills from a well maintained system.

Your heating and cooling system is complex. Be sure you hire the right professional. You want to hire a company that is licensed and bonded to be sure you are dealing with a company that is qualified and intent on providing you expert service. 

As a homeowner, you can help keep your system running at maximum efficiency by changing the air filter on a regular basis.  According to Energy Star,  a clogged air filter will restrict air flow, which can also negatively affect your health through exposure to environmental contaminates.

Good preventive service keeps your equipment running at peak performance and minimizes breakdowns. Schedule your furnace check-up now with Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning to insure your family's comfort and safety. We're the leader in furnace maintenance in Columbus OH.

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Topics: Furnaces, Replacing Your Furnace, Furnace maintenence, Furnace Safety, furnance

What Type of Furnace is Best for Your Home?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Feb 10, 2017 10:44:27 AM

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Do You Know What Type of Furnace is Best for Your Home?

If you are thinking about a new heating system for your home, now it the time to replace that old one. Don't wait until your furnace
stops working to start thinking about a new heating system.  Do a little research and understand the different types of furnaces available.

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:

THERE 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. 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.

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

We also can help you convert your oil or electric heating to natural gas.  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 Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can make it easy to convert your furnace to natural gas. 

We have easy financing and low monthly payments. 

Licensed and Fully Bonded!

        24/7 Emergency Service Available!   

 Call us for reliable furnace repair and heat pump repair!
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