Cut Summer AC Bills with Timely Maintenance

May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceEven though it’s still spring, temperatures have already mad it necessary for most of us to run our air conditioners on a regular basis. Soon enough, we’ll have to run them every day just to keep our households comfortable in the face of another hot and muggy summer. Now is the time to schedule maintenance from a trained technician to give your system a close look and make sure it’s ready for the hot weather to come. Doing so could save you a lot of money and heartache over the next few months. Continue Reading

How Can Ductless Mini-Split Systems Help Your Home?

May 8th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitsMost homes in our area use centralized air conditioning systems, which generate the cool air in one location and then blow it through the house via a system of ducts. They are a safe and efficient means of conditioning the air in your home. But they’re not right for every home, nor are they the only type of system available. Ductless mini splits, in particular, use a fundamentally different means to cool a home, and depending upon the unique nature of your situation, they might be an excellent fit. Continue Reading

Does Your Air Conditioner Still Use R22?

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-serviceIf you have an older air conditioner, it may still use an outdated form of refrigerant known as R22. R22 is no longer manufactured due to the problems it causes the ozone layer, but older air conditioners may still be making use of it. That can prove to be a problem, since recharging the refrigerant will cost more and more. If your system uses R22, it might be a good time to think about a replacement A/C. Installing a new system now can avoid any problems with continuing to use your old system over the summer. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

April 10th, 2017

cincinnati-air-conditioningWarm weather has returned to the Cincinnati area, and soon another hot summer will be upon us. Inevitably you’ll need to pay more each month for air conditioning than you did in the winter and spring. But just because your bills take a spike in the hot weather doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay more than you absolutely have to for proper cooling. By improving your home’s energy efficiency, you can keep those bills from climbing higher than is necessary. Now is the time to consider improving that efficiency, before the summer hits and the temperatures rise. Here are 3 suggestions to help you out. Continue Reading

Beware of High Humidity in Your Home

March 27th, 2017

Anyone who’s lived through an Ohio summer knows how muggy and humid the atmosphere can get here in the summer. Cool weather still prevails in the early spring, but it will be warm before you know it, and with that high heat will come equally high levels of humidity. This can be a serious concern, not only for your household comfort levels, but for your air conditioner which will labor under unnecessary strain when humidity levels rise. The good news is that a whole-house dehumidifier makes an easy solution to the problem, and can be installed before the summer begins in earnest. Continue Reading

Spring Is Here: Time to Evaluate Your Heating System

March 13th, 2017

A Carney furnace tune-up will give you peace of mind!

It’s been a rough and tumble winter here in the Upper Midwest. Yet spring is slowly but surely arriving. With it will come a greatly reduced need for your heating system, and with it a need to get that system evaluated and checked. Doing so now gives you the maximum amount of time to handle any issues before next fall, and if significant problems arise, you can get them addressed well before you have serious need of your heater again. Here are a few tips to help you out. Continue Reading

Do You Need a New Air Conditioner?

February 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-cincinnati-ohWe’re still in the midst of winter here in southern Ohio, but spring will be here before you know it, and with it comes higher temperatures and an increased need for your air conditioning system. If yours is older and was having trouble last summer, now is the time to seriously think about a replacement. If you need to put your old air conditioner out to pasture, late winter and early spring gives you time to consider your options and find the right new system for you. Continue Reading

Cut Down on Winter Colds with a UV Air Purifier

February 13th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782Winter colds are always a problem in the Cincinnati area, for a number of reasons, and individual homeowners often find themselves playing defense when trying to prevent their family from coming down with them. The bad news is that the conditions that create colds will be with us every winter. The good news is that you can take preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs in your home with the addition of a UV air purifier. Here’s a breakdown on how it all works. Continue Reading

What Do Dual Fuel Systems Do for You?

January 30th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_30040516Heating systems are extremely important in the Indian Hill, OH area for obvious reasons. Our winters are quite brutal and you need a quality heater to make your home an inviting place. You may be in the market for a new one: hopefully in the spring, in which case early planning is smart, but possibly because an older heater has finally given up the ghost and you need a new one installed immediately to keep your home livable. Continue Reading

Why Consider a Boiler?

January 16th, 2017

In the heart of winter, a prudent homeowner must eventually consider replacing an aging heating system. Ideally, you’ll be able to wait until spring to perform the replacement, but you’ll want to start planning now. Sometimes, you might not have the luxury of time, as when an older heating system suddenly fails and you have to scramble to get a new one in. Either way, you might want to consider replacing your forced-air furnace with a boiler. Though not right for every situation, boilers offer a number of advantages over furnaces, and you should give them proper consideration while mulling over your options. Continue Reading