Authors :: Greg Leisgang

With a focus on technology to help improve the HVAC industry, Greg Leisgang has been a leader that has helped “raise the bar” on business processes and services to the betterment of all HVAC dealerships and customers nationwide. His commitment to keep up with the latest information and incorporate the most advanced tools — and his willingness to share it all with others — has earned him recognition and the utmost respect from his peers.

JonLe Heating – Cooling was founded by Greg’s father, John Leisgang, and initially concentrated on the installation of lower-end brand HVAC products in the higher volume Residential New Construction (RNC) market. John felt that the name John Leisgang Heating & Cooling was too long to place on the company trucks and signs, so he named the company JonLe Heating – Cooling.

Greg grew up in the HVAC business working for his father. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1975, and after graduation began working fulltime in the family business. He slowly helped turn JonLe from a 100% RNC company to a 50% RNC / 50% Add-On Replacement (AOR) company with a strong sales emphasis on higher-end product offerings. This is when JonLe became associated with HVAC products by Carrier. Greg was also instrumental with growing the service end of the business, as well as streamlining processes and operations.

In 1987, Greg became president of the company. Since that time, JonLe Heating – Cooling has won numerous awards, including ACCA Quality Contractor of the Year in 1993 and the coveted Carrier Distinguished Dealer Award in 1996. One of the key reasons for these awards was Greg’s pioneering use of computers throughout the company. This included everything from dispatching trucks for quicker service response times, to inventorying all products and parts down to the smallest pipe nipple.

Greg has been very active in the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). He was president of the local Cincinnati chapter in 1990, has served on numerous ACCA task teams, and has been on the National Board of Directors since 1998. He’s held a position on the executive committee since 2000 and was elected the ACCA National 2004-2005 Senior Vice Chairman. He then assumed the top elected position in March of 2005 and currently resides on the board as Past ACCA National Chairman.

Through the years, Greg has been highly involved in many Carrier Corp. leadership roles. He was part of the original Carrier Dealer Advisory Group and has participated on a number of Carrier Product Partners in Development (PID) groups. He has been very influential while working with all past Carrier Corp. presidents since 1987, and has developed close personal relationships with them all.

Greg is highly involved with many charitable organizations in the Greater Cincinnati Area and is an avid supporter of his beloved University of Cincinnati Bearcats and Elder High School Purple Panthers. He may be considered a “gadget-head” to some, and is known to enjoy a competitive round of golf, but it’s his dedication to his wife, love for his “girls” and family, and commitment to the HVAC industry as a whole that set him apart. Greg is the type of dealer – and person – Carrier is proud to showcase with this Dealer Hall of Fame induction.

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5 tasks to keep a heat pump running efficiently

Posted on March 20, 2015

When it comes to a residential heat pump, homeowners can expect one to last 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance. Learning how to maintain your home's heat pump isn't difficult and will save you money now and in the future.… read more »

How dry is your home this winter? Portable vs. Whole-house Humidifiers

Posted on January 21, 2015

Is a lack of whole-house humidification causing problems for your household? Low humidity can cause uncomfortable health issues like dry sinuses, allergy flare-ups and itchy skin. Dry air also has a damaging effect on your home's structure and furnishings, causing cracked trim and floorboards, furniture that may fall apart as solvents dry, or cracks that emerge in protective coatings or the wood itself.… read more »

Is is it normal for my furnace to blow cold air?

Posted on November 14, 2014

When your furnace blows cold air, it may be normal, or it could signal that you need the services of a HVAC professional to get to the root of the problem. However, you may be able to solve the problem yourself by checking these things first:… read more »

6 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Heating and Cooling System for the Fall

Posted on August 25, 2014

Don't be spoiled by the mild summer, you still need to prepare your HVAC system for the coming cold weather.… read more »

Keep Pollen Out of Your Cincinnati Home and Its HVAC System

Posted on June 26, 2014

Pollen gets everywhere in summer. You find it on your car and the outside of your home's windows. If you look hard enough, you can find it on almost every surface inside your home as well. When it comes to keeping pollen out of a home's HVAC system, Cincinnati homeowners need to take action to keep summertime allergies under control.… read more »

Invest in an Energy Audit Before the Heat of Summer to Ensure HVAC Efficiency

Posted on June 17, 2014

One of the best ways to manage ongoing HVAC costs in Cincinnati is to have a professional energy audit. Licensed HVAC contractors can pinpoint the areas of your home that contribute to high cooling and heating costs. The two culprits that contribute to high costs are air infiltration and inadequate insulation.… read more »

9 Tips to Make Hiring an HVAC Contractor for Your Cincinnati Home Easier

Posted on June 12, 2014

Finding an HVAC contractor in Cincinnati who you can rely on and trust can take a little time and research. But in the long run, it's worth the work since your heating and cooling equipment is essential to you and your family's well-being.… read more »

Energy-Saving Tips to Maximize Your Cincinnati Heating and Cooling System Performance

Posted on June 10, 2014

The heating and cooling system in is likely the biggest energy consumer in your Cincinnati home. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that the average household spends nearly half of their energy budgets keeping their homes comfortable. These tips will help you maximize the performance of your home and HVAC system and help prevent a need for emergency heating and cooling services.… read more »

Deciding Between Air Conditioning Repair or Replacement? Consider Ducts and Insulation Too

Posted on June 5, 2014

If you're concerned that your cooling system isn't up to the challenge of keeping you comfortable this summer, now's the right time to investigate your options. When deciding between air conditioning repair and replacement in your Cincinnati home, keep these considerations in mind:… read more »

What Does the SEER on an Air Conditioner Really Tell a Cincinnati Homeowner?

Posted on June 3, 2014

A new central air conditioner in Cincinnati has to meet the current minimum seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 13. This standard, established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2006, offers a significant improvement over the old standard of 10 SEER. The DOE establishes minimum efficiency ratings to reduce energy consumption of HVAC equipment that benefits everyone in lower energy costs and fewer carbon emissions.… read more »

Heating and Cooling: Why the Heat Pump May Be Blowing Cold Air

Posted on May 30, 2014

When you invest in a new heating and air system, you expect year-round comfort in your Cincinnati home. If you find that your heat pump is blowing cold air, consider the possible reasons.… read more »

Keep That Air Conditioning Indoors With the Help of Adequate Weatherstripping

Posted on May 28, 2014

Keeping your Cincinnati area home sealed against air leaks is just as important during cooling season when you run the furnace in winter. The expensive air conditioning Cincinnati residents enjoy will drift right out through the tiny cracks and holes throughout a home lacking weatherstripping.… read more »

How You Can Help Your HVAC System Handle Pet Allergies and Household Dust

Posted on May 26, 2014

Are you tired of sneezing the day away in your home? Maybe you're allergic to a beloved pet you don't want to part with, or perhaps there's just too much dust floating around. The great news about indoor allergens is that they can be filtered out by a system installed by an HVAC Cincinnati professional. Read on to learn how your HVAC system can work to improve indoor air quality.… read more »

How an Air Purifier Works to Improve Your Cincinnati Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Posted on May 22, 2014

In a single day, the average human inhales approximately 3,400 gallons of air – air that's teeming with a wide variety of airborne pathogens and pollutants. From fabric fibers and pet dander to mold spores and viruses, heavy indoor air pollution poses a threat to not just your overall home comfort, but also to those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory ailments.… read more »

How Insulation and Air Conditioning Go Hand in Hand for a Comfortable Home

Posted on May 20, 2014

When you're looking for ways to save on air conditioning your Cincinnati home, adding insulation may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it's a good place to start. Just as insulation keeps warm air inside in winter, it also keeps cool air inside in summer.… read more »

Cincinnati Air Conditioner Replacement — Do Your Homework Before Making the Leap

Posted on May 6, 2014

When you feel the time is right to replace your Cincinnati-area home’s central air conditioner, you will save money, time and frustration by doing a little air conditioner research before buying. Proper sizing, high efficiency and effective accessories are all important variables when searching for the air conditioner Cincinnati homeowners want.… read more »

Help the Air Conditioning in Your Cincinnati Home by Adding Ceiling Fans to the Equation

Posted on May 2, 2014

If you're like many homeowners, you feel a sense of relief when the spring season arrives. But don't get too used to the milder temperatures. The summer heat will be here before you know it, and instead of flipping on your heater, it's the air conditioner in your Cincinnati home that will be doing the work. One effective way to help reduce your dependency on air conditioning is to use ceiling fans. Find out how ceiling fans and an air conditioning system can work together to keep your home feeling nice and cool.… read more »

How a Geothermal Heat Pump Handles HVAC Needs in Cincinnati Homes

Posted on April 30, 2014

Homeowners who want the most efficient HVAC system in Cincinnati can turn to geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). These systems provide both heating and cooling at a lower cost than other kinds of conditioning units. They work by harvesting and depositing heat underground, where temperatures change little throughout the year, unlike above ground, where temperature swings are wide.… read more »

Can Electrostatic Air Filters Help Your Cincinnati Home’s Air Conditioner Perform Better?

Posted on April 28, 2014

The central air conditioner Cincinnati residents rely on to make summer enjoyable needs clean air to operate efficiently. Electrostatic air filters are one good filtration option. They work by using special materials that generate static electricity, for free, to attract and remove airborne pollutants.… read more »

Boost Heat Pump Performance in Your Cincinnati Home With These 5 Tips

Posted on April 25, 2014

With an efficient heat pump, Cincinnati homeowners can have year-round comfort. But without proper maintenance and use, even the best heat pump can be less efficient than it should be. Boosting your heat pump's performance will help reduce energy bills all year round.… read more »

5 Benefits of Staying on Top of Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance in Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on April 24, 2014

The milder weather of spring typically comes with decreased energy costs since you don't need to rely on your HVAC system as often. But before you know it, the summer will be here, and with it, the need to turn on the air conditioner to keep your Cincinnati home comfortable.… read more »

Air Conditioning Maintenance for Your Cincinnati Home Is a Must — What It Entails

Posted on April 23, 2014

After a long, frigid winter in the greater Cincinnati area, many residents are planning for the warmer weather ahead. While preparing your home for the spring and summer seasons, it's important to remember to inspect and maintain your home cooling system. Even if you cleaned the A/C system at the end of last season, be sure to follow these tips to ensure that the air conditioner is running efficiently.… read more »

Looking for HVAC Service in Cincinnati? Only Hire a Trustworthy Contractor

Posted on April 21, 2014

Spring is the season to schedule HVAC maintenance or to research A/C replacements. If that's the case for your Cincinnati home, make sure you find a trustworthy contractor. Building a solid relationship with a qualified HVAC technician you can trust ensures your HVAC system runs as efficiently as possible. You'll benefit from whole-house comfort and healthy indoor air.… read more »

Help the HVAC System in Your Cincinnati Home Keep Your IAQ High With These Tips

Posted on April 16, 2014

Your Cincinnati area home, like most homes, has poorer air quality inside than outside. This isn't your fault; outside air is constantly mixed, filtered by plants and refreshed. Indoor air is recirculated and cleaned using the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But the HVAC system Cincinnati homeowners rely on can improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) if you follow a few helpful suggestions.… read more »

How to Keep Energy Vampires at Bay and Improve Efficiency in Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on April 14, 2014

When it comes to energy efficiency, Cincinnati residents are pretty diligent. They tend to think efficiency when it comes to heating and cooling their homes. However, even the most efficient Cincinnati home can suffer from energy vampires.… read more »

Licensed and Insured: 2 Traits Every Cincinnati HVAC Service Tech Should Have

Posted on April 8, 2014

When they require HVAC service, Cincinnati homeowners should look for contractors who are reliable, trustworthy and experienced. Whether you need repair work performed or you want to replace the outdated HVAC equipment in your home, always ask for references and check a company's history with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). To ensure top-notch service, one key question to ask each contractor is if they're licensed and insured.… read more »

Do You Know How Old Your Home Furnace Is? If Not, Here’s How to Figure Out Its Age

Posted on March 26, 2014

The age of your furnace can impact its reliability and how much you spend to heat your home. It may be time to invest in new equipment if your heating system is 15 to 20 years old. If you're not sure of its exact age, and you can't find a manufacture date on the outside of the unit, there are some other ways to figure it out.… read more »

7 Geothermal Myths to Help You Better Understand This Heating and Cooling System

Posted on March 25, 2014

While most homes still use traditional HVAC systems, heating and cooling Cincinnati area homes with geothermal energy has become increasingly more feasible due to the evolution of the technology, reductions in overall cost and available tax incentives for using renewable energy technologies. Though the systems are far more popular, some myths persist that may dissuade a homeowner from installing a geothermal system. Here are seven of the most common misperceptions and the truth about them:… read more »

Energy Star Most Efficient Label: How Can it Impact Your Cincinnati HVAC System?

Posted on March 24, 2014

For many years now, consumers have relied upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program to help them find products that are guaranteed energy savers. While you've likely heard of this program, you may not know what it means when products have been awarded the Energy Star Most Efficient label.… read more »

Applying Caulk Correctly Can Really Impact Furnace Efficiency

Posted on March 23, 2014

If you've ever been in an old, drafty building, you know that air leaks aren't your friends. But even if you can't detect air leaks by feeling them blow over your skin, they still have noticeable effects on your home comfort and your home furnace. Air leaks mean you're losing some of your heating and cooling energy to the outside world, and no homeowner wants to pay to heat or cool all of Cincinnati.… read more »

Cincinnati Homeowner's HVAC Guide to Whole-House Humidifiers

Posted on March 21, 2014

Dry indoor air during the wintertime heating months can become exhausting, uncomfortable and troublesome. It can affect home comfort, health and even property. Use this guide to help you find the right Cincinnati HVAC humidification solution.… read more »

5 Boiler Issues That Mean You Need to Call in Your Trusted HVAC Professionals

Posted on March 20, 2014

If your main heating system has a boiler, you may not think about it very often. Boilers can have a very long life with few issues. However, eventually, you may start having problems with it.… read more »

5 Simple Tips to Help You Cut Heating Costs in Your Greater Cincinnati Home

Posted on March 17, 2014

This winter has been brutal, and that means excessively high utility bills for many Ohio homeowners. There are multiple steps you can take to reduce energy consumption in every room of the house. The following tips will help you cut utility costs in the future:… read more »

Heat Pump Maintenance: What’s Necessary and Why It’s Important

Posted on March 14, 2014

When it comes to a residential heat pump, Cincinnati homeowners can expect one to last 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance. Learning how to maintain your home's heat pump isn't difficult and will save you money now and in the future.… read more »

Heat Pump Maintenance: What’s Necessary and Why It’s Important

Posted on March 14, 2014

When it comes to a residential heat pump, Cincinnati homeowners can expect one to last 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance. Learning how to maintain your home's heat pump isn't difficult and will save you money now and in the future.… read more »

Choosing the Right Furnace Filter Starts With Understanding Your Options

Posted on March 12, 2014

Air filters have two purposes: keeping debris out of the furnace and cleaning your home's air. How well it does those two jobs depends on the kind of air filter you select. Choosing the right furnace filter begins with knowing the options.… read more »

Reduce Home Heat Loss From Your Cincinnati HVAC System

Posted on March 10, 2014

Home heat loss not only makes your living space uncomfortable, but is also wastes your hard-earned money. When your home is an energy drainer, your HVAC system also has to work harder to condition your air, which can lead to expensive repair jobs and a shorter life span for your system. What's more, all that energy waste puts greater strain on the environment. Since the winter can be brutal, keeping your Cincinnati HVAC system, and your home as a whole, working as efficiently as possible is vital. Luckily, by following some relatively simple steps, you can start reducing your home's heat loss today.… read more »

Supplemental Furnace Equipment for the Heating System of Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on March 7, 2014

As you consider a new heating system for your Cincinnati home, give some thought to choosing one that offers variable-speed operation. These furnaces adjust the amount of fuel the furnace uses based on the heating requirements of your home instead of running at top speed in every situation. Variable-speed fuel delivery and fan speed is an upgrade, but you'll recover the investment in lower heating bills and increased comfort.… read more »

Is Furnace Replacement Necessary? Telltale Signs to Help You Decide

Posted on March 5, 2014

Replacing the furnace in your Cincinnati home represents a major investment, but having a reliable heating system is vital to your comfort and safety. New furnaces can provide 20 or more years of reliable service and a significant improvement in energy efficiency compared to older units. If you choose Energy Star-rated equipment, you could see additional energy savings of up to 15 percent, depending on the fuel type.… read more »

Heat Pump Freezing Up? Heating Troubleshooting Tips for Cincinnati Homeowners

Posted on March 3, 2014

Your heat pump is the key to heating your Cincinnati home efficiently, so if you see that it's freezing up, it's an understandable cause for concern. It's completely normal to see a light coating of frost on the coil of a heat pump's outdoor unit, or even some ice.… read more »

Troubleshooting Furnace Ignition Problems in your Cincinnati Home

Posted on February 27, 2014

One of the most common calls an HVAC professional receives is that the furnace won’t ignite. If this is the case in your Cincinnati home, use this guide to see if you can identify the issue at hand and, try to get your heating online again so you may save a service call.… read more »

Furnace Blowing Cold Air? There's No Need to Panic

Posted on February 26, 2014

When your furnace blows cold air, it may be normal, or it could signal that you need the services of a HVAC professional to get to the root of the problem. However, you may be able to solve the problem yourself by checking these things first:… read more »

How Does a Forced Air Furnace Work to Heat Your Cincinnati Home?

Posted on February 25, 2014

It's very likely that the heating system in your home is a forced-air furnace, and for good reason. These systems offer efficient heating, are easy to install and maintain, and in some cases, offer versatility.… read more »

It's Never Too Late for a Furnace Inspection

Posted on February 24, 2014

It's never too late to schedule your furnace inspection, and enjoy reduced utility bills, lowered repair bills and improved whole-home comfort and indoor air quality.… read more »

Want to Optimize Furnace AFUE? Improve the Efficiency of Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on February 21, 2014

Your furnace's AFUE is not set in stone. It is representative of the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency your furnace or boiler can achieve, assuming the conditions are right and that your HVAC equipment is inspected and maintained on a regular basis.… read more »

Heating Your Cincinnati Home Can Be Tough If Your Ducts Aren't Properly Sealed

Posted on February 20, 2014

Like many across America, homeowners in Cincinnati are always looking for ways to improve their home's heating efficiency and lower monthly bills. A vital component to making this happen is ensuring air ducts are properly sealed and in top working condition at all times. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your Cincinnati home's heating system this winter.… read more »

Considering a Boiler for Your Cincinnati Home?

Posted on February 19, 2014

Boilers offer quiet, efficient heating, perfect for the cold winters in Cincinnati. Homes heated with boilers push hot water through radiators, in-floor radiant tubing, or baseboard units to heat every room in your home. It distributes heat evenly without the noise or drafts caused by forced air systems.… read more »

How Long Will Your Furnace Last?

Posted on February 18, 2014

A furnace is like any other piece of mechanical equipment; its average lifespan is dependent on a variety of factors, including maintenance, environment, and operating conditions. On average, a high-quality, well-maintained furnace will last about 25 years.… read more »

Taking a Vacation? Don't Forget to Secure Your Cincinnati Home and HVAC System Before You Go

Posted on February 17, 2014

Going on vacation can be an exciting ordeal, whether it's a weekend getaway for you and your special someone or a family vacation with your spouse and kids. But no matter how excited you are, it's important that you take certain precautions so that your HVAC system isn't working too hard.… read more »

Heating and Cooling Issues With Your Geothermal Heat Pump? Common Concerns in Cincinnati

Posted on February 14, 2014

Geothermal heat pumps are popular systems for heating and cooling Cincinnati homes. Now's a good time to check your geothermal system for potential problems.… read more »

When Shopping for an HVAC Upgrade for Your Cincinnati Home, Go With Energy Star

Posted on February 13, 2014

Cincinnati is no stranger to temperature extremes, which means energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is an especially good investment in our region. A good way to find such equipment is by looking for models that have been certified by the Energy Star program.… read more »

Look to Improve the Air Quality of Your Cincinnati Home With an Air Purifier

Posted on December 26, 2013

Did you know that the average American breathes over 3,400 gallons of air each day? And with that, it's also important to know that the average home’s indoor air hosts a multitude of airborne pollutants. If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your Cincinnati air quality indoors, consider an air purifier.… read more »

Heating Your Cincinnati Home With a Condensing Boiler -- How It Works

Posted on December 24, 2013

Winter is right around the corner, which means heating Cincinnati homes may become pricier. One way to possibly cut down on heating costs is to use a condensing boiler to heat your home. Condensing boilers use water vapor in the system to preheat the water that's coming into the system, which then works to heat the home. Since the water is preheated, the boiler uses less gas to get the water to a specific temperature.… read more »

Before the Furnace Dries Out the Air in Your Cincinnati Home, Look Into a Humidifier

Posted on December 19, 2013

Your furnace in Cincinnati tends to dry the air, which can create an unhealthy environment for your and your home. A central humidification system can help you avoid the damaging static electricity, skin and respiratory irritations and damage to your home's wooden objects.… read more »

Ductwork Obstructions: How They Impact the HVAC System of a Cincinnati Home

Posted on December 17, 2013

Ductwork is meant to provide an efficient route for your HVAC system to distribute heated or cooled air from the furnace and air conditioner throughout the rest of the home. However, there are a number of different ductwork obstructions that can develop and cause the entire system to function inefficiently.… read more »

Cincinnati Homeowners Get Peace of Mind With an HVAC Preventive Service Agreement

Posted on December 13, 2013

Cold, snowy winters make preventative HVAC service in Cincinnati an absolute must. Here are a few reasons that preventive maintenance agreements will give you peace of mind… read more »

How a Heat Pump Can Tackle the Heating and Air Needs of Cincinnati Homeowners

Posted on December 11, 2013

When it's time to replace your current HVAC system, consider a heat pump for heating and air in Cincinnati.… read more »

Whole-House Ventilation Is an Important Aspect of Cincinnati HVAC Systems

Posted on December 5, 2013

Whole-house ventilation systems provide homeowners with a controlled, reliable source of ventilation throughout the home. Cincinnati HVAC technicians can help you decide which type of system is right for your home.… read more »

Frozen Heat Pump? Your Technician Should Diagnose Coil Issues

Posted on December 3, 2013

It may not be uncommon for your heat pump to frost over during the cold season, especially if you live in greater Cincinnati. That said, a heat pump shouldn't completely freeze.… read more »

Ignoring Air Filter Replacement Wreaks Havoc on HVAC Systems in Cincinnati Homes

Posted on November 28, 2013

The HVAC air filter prevents dust from entering your system, helps maintain optimum airflow and traps pollutants in your home's air to help keep it clean. A dirty filter has some dire consequences, including:… read more »

HEPA Filtration Pulls the Smallest Particles from the Air of Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on November 25, 2013

If someone in your home suffers from any kind of respiratory distress, consider a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system that removes particles as small as 0.3 microns.… read more »

Load Calculations Come Before Furnace Replacement for Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on November 20, 2013

If you're looking at replacing the furnace in your Cincinnati home, you'll want to make sure you use a contractor who will put in the effort necessary to ensure you have a correctly sized furnace. This means performing load calculations after energy efficient upgrades have been made.… read more »

A Variable Speed Furnace Maximizes Comfort in Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on November 18, 2013

In contrast to standard furnaces that always supply warm air to your home at the same rate, a variable speed furnace can change the rate at which air flows through your home's ductwork. This has a number of benefits that can improve the comfort of your Cincinnati home in a variety of ways.… read more »

Keep Control of Your Heating and Air Conditioning With a Programmable Thermostat

Posted on November 13, 2013

Are you trying to come up with ways to save money on your Cincinnati heating and air conditioning? One easy way to save money year-round while keeping your home at comfortable temperatures is with a programmable thermostat.… read more »

With a High-Efficiency Furnace, Homeowners Must Regularly Care for Sidewall Venting

Posted on November 11, 2013

Wintertime here in the greater Cincinnati area can get mighty uncomfortable and worrisome if your high-efficiency condensing furnace goes out or begins operating unsafely. Less serious, but still no fun, is when your heating system starts running less efficiently and your energy bills go up. One of the most important ways to avoid these problems is proper maintenance, including basic sidewall vent upkeep.… read more »

Adding UV Lights to Your Cincinnati Home's Ductwork Enhances Indoor Air Quality

Posted on November 7, 2013

Each time you leave your greater Cincinnati area home, you're exposed to any number of pollutants in the air. What may surprise you, though, is that the air inside your home may be between two and five times worse than what you’re breathing outdoors. Heating and cooling specialists in Cincinnati can help, however, by adding UV lights to your home's ductwork.… read more »

NATE Certification Ensures Your Heating and Air Are in the Hands of Cincinnati's Best

Posted on November 5, 2013

When it comes to heating and air, Cincinnati has no shortage of contractors, but if you want to hire the best, insist on NATE certification. The HVAC industry has come to recognize, rely on and respect this method of certification as the gold standard of excellence since its inception in 1997.… read more »

What Do AFUE Ratings Have to Do With Your Cincinnati Home's Furnace?

Posted on October 31, 2013

Most Cincinnati homes are heated by a furnace. This machine converts a fuel source into heat energy and warms the air through a network of ducts. You know your furnace works to keep you warm all winter long, but do you know what AFUE ratings have to do with your Cincinnati home’s furnace?… read more »

Improve Your HVAC Results and Cincinnati Home With a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Posted on October 29, 2013

One of the best methods to achieve lower HVAC bills in your Cincinnati home is to seal it up nice and tight. The only problem with a tightly sealed home is that pollution and moisture generated indoors get stuck there. This leads to poor indoor air quality and worsened allergy and asthma symptoms. The solution to this problem is a heat recovery ventilator.… read more »

What to Look for to Ensure a Quality Air Duct Cleaning in Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on October 22, 2013

After having air duct cleaning performed in your Cincinnati home, how do you know it was worth it? The trick is to arm yourself with this post-cleaning consumer checklist before you schedule air duct cleaning. Show the technician your list before work begins so he knows what you expect. Then, after the cleaning is complete, ask the technician to show you that each item on the checklist has been achieved.… read more »

Cincinnati HVAC Service This Time of Year Should Focus on Furnace Inspections

Posted on October 17, 2013

Fall is the time to schedule HVAC service for your furnace. As a Cincinnati homeowner, you have a cold winter ahead of you, and you want to make sure everything is in proper working order before the first frost hits.… read more »

Caulk: Helping Keep Heating and Cooling in Your Cincinnati Home Year-Round

Posted on October 15, 2013

One of the largest factors that negatively impacts efficient Cincinnati heating and cooling is a leaky home. Every home has an outer envelope comprised of the ceiling, floor, exterior walls, windows and doors. The points where these come together create the potential for leaks. Caulk is your best friend if your goal is to keep heated and cooled air inside year round.… read more »

Is Your Cincinnati Home In Need of Furnace Repair or Replacement? 7 Helpful Tips

Posted on October 8, 2013

If your furnace is on the blink, the natural response is to schedule a furnace repair. However, there comes a time in every furnace’s life when it’s time for a replacement. How do you tell when the time has come to stop putting money toward repairs and invest in a replacement for your Cincinnati home instead? Use these seven helpful tips to decide.… read more »

Make an Impact on Your Cincinnati Home's Heating and Cooling Costs With These Tips

Posted on October 3, 2013

Cincinnati heating and cooling costs can blow the budget of a frugal homeowner. The following tips can help you reduce your Cincinnati heating and cooling costs.… read more »

Ductless Mini Splits: Get Better Performance With These Tips

Posted on October 1, 2013

With more people seeking cost effective alternatives to the traditional furnace and A/C combo for their homes, heat pump-based systems have become increasingly popular. Homeowners living in areas with cooler climates, like Cincinnati, can now enjoy the benefits of a heat pump approach by installing a ductless mini-split system.… read more »

Is Closing Vents Beneficial for Your Cincinnati Home's Heating and Cooling?

Posted on September 27, 2013

Heating and cooling Cincinnati homes can be a burden on your budget. Homeowners often try to find ways to reduce these costs. One common method is to close the vents in rooms that are not being used. A thorough review of this practice indicates that this can actually raise the cost of heating and cooling your home.… read more »

Furnace Problems on Start-Up? Resolve Them With Expert Help

Posted on September 24, 2013

Furnace problems always seem to arise when you least expect it. It may stubbornly rebuke your thermostat setting or spew a yellow flame instead of a blue one. Or it may be making cranky noises that you’ve never heard before.… read more »

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Cincinnati: Finish Off the Cooling Season With These Tasks

Posted on September 19, 2013

We all know that when the weather begins to heat up in Cincinnati, air conditioner maintenance is essential to help maintain the comfort level of our home. What many homeowners often overlook, however, is that taking care of your air conditioner is important as the cooling season winds down as well.… read more »

8 Home Energy Saving Tips to Prepare for Cold Weather Ahead

Posted on September 17, 2013

Now that summer's coming to a close and fall is here, it's a good idea to prepare for the cold weather ahead. Here are eight home energy saving tips that can help ensure that your Cincinnati home is comfortable and energy efficient in the months to come.… read more »

Need a Furnace Replacement This Year? Start Your Homework Now

Posted on September 12, 2013

Though the cold Cincinnati winters may still feel far away during these warmer nights, now is the ideal time to start preparing for a furnace replacement. Replacing a furnace represents a large expense, one most homeowners only make a few times in their lives. Because it's a rare purchase, it makes sense to do your homework to get the best system for your home, your money and your future. So before the cold fronts blow in, let's examine what you need to know in order to make a good decision.… read more »

Federal Tax Credits Can Help if Your Furnace or A/C Won't Last Another Season

Posted on September 10, 2013

Every now and then, incentives pop up that can help you financially when you need to replace major appliances, like your air conditioner or furnace. Until the end of 2013, federal tax credits are available to help you do just that. The credits expire at the end of 2013, but there's still time to replace an ailing cooling or heating system.… read more »

Run Through This Home Heating Checklist to Get a Jump on Cold Weather

Posted on September 5, 2013

As the warmer days melt into a cool and comfortable fall, homeowners throughout greater Cincinnati should begin preparing for the transition to cooler temperatures. Make sure your home heating system is ready for the cold weather. This home heating checklist will help you get a jump on cold weather before it hits the Cincy area.… read more »

Home Humidity: Stay Comfortable by Striking a Balance Any Time of Year

Posted on September 3, 2013

Your home comfort depends on many factors, but one that’s often overlooked is home humidity. The amount of moisture in your home’s indoor air can have a tremendous effect on overall comfort and temperature. So what can you do to make sure your home has the right amount of humidity?… read more »

Make Your Cincinnati Area Home Efficient -- Seal Air Leaks Before It Gets Too Hot

Posted on August 29, 2013

Learn how to seal air leaks in your Cincinnati area home and enjoy a cooler residence during summer heat waves and a warmer home as the seasons change. Sealing air leaks will also help you save money on energy bills and contribute to a greener planet, as your air conditioner won't have to work as hard.… read more »

A Thermal Expansion Valve in Your New A/C Can Lead to Energy Savings and Reduced Expense

Posted on August 27, 2013

All air conditioners have a device intended to control the flow of refrigerant, but not all of these devices were created equal. A thermal expansion valve (TXV) can be more energy efficient than other options.… read more »

Think a High-Efficiency Air Filter Doesn't Make a Difference? Think Again

Posted on August 20, 2013

A critically important factor affecting the indoor air quality of your greater Cincinnati area home is the selection and maintenance of your HVAC system's air filter. Choosing the most appropriate type of air filter, ensuring that it's sized and fitted correctly and maintaining it at regular intervals will not only improve your indoor air quality, but also your HVAC system performance, longevity and operating efficiency.… read more »

Before You Turn That Thermostat Down, Turn on Your Ceiling Fan to Cool Off

Posted on July 30, 2013

During the hot days of summer, you may be tempted to turn down the thermostat and crank up your A/C, but wait. You can save more money and feel cool more quickly with an energy-efficient ceiling fan.… read more »

The R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout and How It Affects the A/C in Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on July 25, 2013

Do you know what's going on with the R-22 refrigerant phaseout? With plans to ban this once-popular cooling agent well underway, it's important for homeowners to understand why R-22 is being replaced and what its implications are. To get you up to speed, here's a quick guide to the R-22 phaseout and how you can prepare for the future.… read more »

Energy Smart Saver Health Check: Getting the Most From Your HVAC System

Posted on July 23, 2013

Did you know that by ignoring routine maintenance and system evaluations such as an Energy Smart Saver Health Check, you could be wasting both energy and money? This Health Check helps you get the most out of your HVAC system by ensuring its smooth operation and identifying potential problems before they can cause unexpected repairs.… read more »

Save Money on a New Air Conditioner With These Tips

Posted on July 16, 2013

Summers in the greater Cincinnati area require an effective cooling system; it's more of a necessity than a luxury. When it’s time to buy a new air conditioner, you may see nothing but dollar signs. Reduce stress and stretch the value of your dollar by following these tips.… read more »

Common A/C Problems You May Encounter This Summer in Ohio

Posted on July 11, 2013

Summer can be a busy time for HVAC contractors, dealing with common A/C problems that can develop from worn out or improperly maintained A/C components. If your A/C stops working, it may only be due to a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. These can be reset after letting the air conditioner cool down for five minutes or so. Find out about other common problems.… read more »

Is Your Geothermal Heat Pump Acting Up? A Few Troubleshooting Tips

Posted on July 9, 2013

Heating and cooling systems in the greater Cincinnati area take a real beating throughout the year. They're counted on to provide warmth and comfort all winter long and also for cooling during the hottest summer months. Over the years, your geothermal heat pump may begin to need more repairs or even replacement. But before calling in help from the professionals, here are some things that you can do to troubleshoot your system and decide if you need backup.… read more »

Benefits of Scheduling Annual Heating and Cooling Service

Posted on July 5, 2013

Although it might seems inconvenient, the benefits of scheduling annual service for your Cincinnati heating and cooling equipment can save you from having to make a much more urgent call during extreme weather. Not only does routine maintenance ensure that these important systems continue functioning throughout the year, but it also ensures that they function in a manner that maximizes their efficiency.… read more »

High-Efficiency Air Conditioning in Cincinnati: The Role of the Scroll Compressor

Posted on July 2, 2013

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner or heat pump that can deliver high-efficiency air conditioning? While several factors contribute to air conditioning efficiency, one of the most prominent is the compressor. When shopping for your next A/C or heat pump, don't settle for anything other than a scroll compressor. Here's why.… read more »

Living in Cincinnati: Sizing Your New Air Conditioner

Posted on June 27, 2013

Sizing your new air conditioner is an important part of the system upgrade process, second only to selecting a reputable and experienced contractor to perform the sizing calculations accurately and to install the unit. There’s a lot at stake with a system upgrade — home comfort, energy bills and operating costs — and the choices and calculations you and your contractor make are choices you’ll live with for many years.… read more »

10 HVAC Terms Every Greater Cincinnati Homeowner Should Know

Posted on June 20, 2013

There are many choices available when it comes time to chose the right HVAC unit for your Greater Cincinnati home or business. Each product has information using HVAC terms that can cause more confusion than clarity.… read more »

Ensure Your Family's Cincinnati Home Comfort by Correctly Sizing a Heat Pump

Posted on June 18, 2013

As a Greater Cincinnati homeowner, you want to make sure your HVAC equipment is the appropriate size to meet the needs of your home, and this includes sizing a heat pump. A heat pump that's too large can lead to excessive waste, while one that's too small will cause the unit to work harder to heat and cool your home adequately.… read more »

When to Choose Central Air Conditioning Over Window Units

Posted on June 13, 2013

If you rent a room or small apartment in Greater Cincinnati, a window A/C unit may be all you need. However, if you're looking to cool an entire household, you'll likely want to choose central air conditioning. The following factors can make this decision easier.… read more »

Hiring an HVAC Contractor in Cincinnati Made Easy With 9 Important Tips

Posted on June 11, 2013

When it comes time for the repair, replacement or annual maintenance of your HVAC equipment, finding the right person for the job is crucial. Read on for our comprehensive guide on what to look for when hiring an HVAC contractor for your Greater Cincinnati area home.… read more »

Learn the Lifetime Costs of Your New Cooling System

Posted on June 6, 2013

Bargain shopping in Greater Cincinnati can be fun, but it doesn't always save money in the long run and seldom delivers the best overall deal. Learn the lifetime costs of your new cooling system, and you may prove to yourself that a high-efficiency upgrade pays more in the long term in lower operating costs, as opposed to just replacing your old system with a model with similar features.… read more »

Buying a New Air Conditioner? Why You Should Consider a Green System

Posted on June 4, 2013

Buying a new air conditioner and making your Greater Cincinnati area home greener haven’t always gone hand in hand, but you have amazing new options currently on the market. Technology in the eco-friendly home industry has made impressive strides, and now you can buy green and hybrid air conditioning units that are environmentally friendly and cost efficient.… read more »

Which Home Ventilation System Is Best for your Cincinnati Home?

Posted on May 30, 2013

Cincinnati springtime allergens are a reminder for many homeowners of the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ), but the truth is that more than half of U.S. homes — especially tightly sealed homes — suffer the effects of poor IAQ, which may include biological contaminants, auto emissions and more. If you’re ahead of the curve regarding good IAQ, you may be contemplating which whole house ventilation system is better for the Cincinnati area weather: an HRV or ERV?… read more »

Considering an A/C Replacement Soon? Get the Straight Facts

Posted on May 28, 2013

If your air conditioner has given up its last breath of coolness, and you're faced with an unwelcome but necessary purchase of a new A/C unit, stay calm. It's time to get started on making the decision of what your A/C replacement should be and where you should get it in Cincinnati. Here are some straight facts on what you should consider before committing to a purchase.… read more »

Changing the A/C Filter: One Task You Shouldn’t Forget

Posted on May 21, 2013

Did you know that forgetting to replace your air conditioner’s filter regularly could lead to some serious consequences? It’s true. By not changing the A/C filter as needed, you’re risking a complete system breakdown. A clogged, dirty air filter is hard on your A/C system, and it causes other problems in your greater Cincinnati home. Changing out the air filter takes only a few moments, and it’s well worth your time.… read more »

Installing a New Cooling System? Perform a Load Calculation First

Posted on May 14, 2013

With a Cincinnati summer just around the corner, you may be considering installing a new cooling system. But before you get distracted by all of the new, high-efficiency features, it's wise to go back to the basics and have a professional conduct a load calculation to determine your home's exact cooling and dehumidification requirements.… read more »

Cincinnati Air Cleaner Options Defined: Make a Wise Choice

Posted on May 9, 2013

Living in Cincinnati, perhaps you or someone in your household suffers from conditions like asthma, allergies or any other bronchial challenges, you should consider the following air cleaner options to help provide better air quality in your home.… read more »

Forging Ahead With a Geothermal Retrofit? 3 Tips

Posted on May 7, 2013

When it comes to alternate ways to heat and cool your Cincinnati home, many local homeowners are turning to geothermal energy. Harnessing the power of the earth certainly sounds great, but are you ready for a geothermal retrofit? If you're planning on such an upgrade for your greater Cincinnati home, learn more about three tips you should follow.… read more »

Schedule Seasonal Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner Now

Posted on April 30, 2013

With another beautiful Cincinnati summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about seasonal maintenance for your air conditioner. By scheduling professional services today, you can ensure that your cooling equipment will be ready to run at peak efficiency when the hot weather arrives.… read more »

Upgrade HVAC Equipment and Qualify for Energy Tax Credits

Posted on April 11, 2013

If your house is like many homes in the greater Cincinnati area, there are several projects you could do to reduce your utility bills. Fortunately, 2013 is a good year to get started. The federal legislation to avoid the "fiscal cliff" extended the energy tax credits that originally expired in 2011 to the end of 2013.… read more »

Without Spring Heat Pump Maintenance, You’ll Compromise Your Investment

Posted on April 4, 2013

During the mild temperatures of spring in Cincinnati, you probably won’t be using your heat pump as often for either heating or cooling, making it the perfect time to do some routine heat pump maintenance and have your heat pump serviced by a professional.… read more »

Forgot to Schedule Annual Service for Your Furnace? Do It Now

Posted on April 2, 2013

Annual service for your furnace is of prime importance in your home. Keeping your system working in peak form minimizes costly repairs, saves money in operating costs and gives you the peace of mind that your system is operating safely. The cost may even be offset by the energy savings.… read more »

A Cracked Heat Exchanger Compromises Indoor Safety

Posted on March 26, 2013

The heat exchanger is the heart of your heating system. It moves the warm air from the furnace inside while venting the exhaust outside. A cracked heat exchanger can be a serious problem. Carbon monoxide detectors are very important and should always be kept in working order.… read more »

Troubleshooting Boiler Problems: Use This Handy Guide

Posted on March 21, 2013

In most circumstances, a boiler will generally account for approximately 60 percent of your household energy costs. They have a phenomenal amount of work to do throughout the year and deserve regular preventive maintenance. Without regular attention, they can have unexpected issues. Troubleshooting boiler problems can help.… read more »

A Forced-Air Furnace Utilizes These Components to Comfortably Heat Your Cincinnati Home

Posted on March 14, 2013

You all know what your furnace does. It pumps warm air into your home to make you feel comfortable during the cold periods of the year. While you may know what the furnace does, most do not know what components are used to heat your home. A forced-air furnace system has several components that make it possible to heat your home to a comfortable temperature.… read more »

Here's How to Troubleshoot Heat Pump Issues

Posted on March 7, 2013

The heat pump that tackles your HVAC needs is comprised of several parts, including an evaporator, condenser, heat exchanger, compressor, copper pipes and a control circuit. These interworking parts are not infallible, so it helps to know how to troubleshoot heat pump issues.… read more »

Change the Furnace Filter—It's Not Too Late

Posted on February 28, 2013

One of the easiest ways to lower your heating bill in Cincinnati is to change the furnace filter on a regular basis. The filter traps airborne particulates and, over time, dust collects on and inside it, slowing the airflow through your blower. Less air going through the furnace slows the heating process, drives your energy bills up and contributes to premature wear and tear on the furnace.… read more »

Learn the Value of HVAC Tax Credits

Posted on February 26, 2013

In January 2013, Congress approved a bill to reinstate tax credits for certain small businesses. These tax breaks originally expired in 2011; however, they're now valid until December 31, 2013. The bill is of particular interest to Cincinnati homeowners, as HVAC tax credits are now available for the installation of qualified energy-efficient appliances.… read more »

Installing a Furnace? The First Step Is Choosing a Heating Contractor

Posted on February 19, 2013

You have a lot on your plate if you're in the market to buy and install a new furnace. Not only do you have to make sure that you choose the right equipment for your Cincinnati home, but you also have to find the best professionals that will take care of installing a furnace with your comfort in mind.… read more »

Use This Buyer's Guide When Selecting A Heat Pump in Cincinnati

Posted on February 7, 2013

If you’re shopping for a heat pump in Cincinnati, you should make an educated decision instead of selecting a heat pump based on price alone. The following factors will help ensure that you get the most from your new equipment for many seasons to come.… read more »

Safety When Running a Gas Furnace Is a Must

Posted on January 29, 2013

A gas furnace is a safe and cost-effective way to heat your Cincinnati area home, but as with any appliance that involves combustion inside the home, certain safety precautions should be taken to protect your home and family during the heating season. Follow these tips to ensure safety when running a gas furnace.… read more »

Condensing Furnaces Promote Better Use Of Energy

Posted on January 22, 2013

If you're looking for an energy-efficient furnace for your greater Cincinnati home, look no further than a high-efficiency condensing furnace.… read more »

A Dual-Fuel Heating System Ensures Optimal Efficiency Over The Entire Cincinnati Winter Season

Posted on January 10, 2013

Because Cincinnati winters are cold and often harsh, homeowners must employ the use of a highly efficient heating system. A dual-fuel heating system may be one of the best, and more efficient, ways to heat your home. It offers the best of both worlds, since it uses a heat pump when the weather is milder, but switches to a gas-powered furnace when the temperatures fall below freezing.… read more »

New Furnace Efficiency Standards Lead To Several Benefits

Posted on December 26, 2012

In October of 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) released new minimum furnace efficiency standards for the U.S., effective May 1, 2013. At that time, the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) for newly installed, non-weatherized (indoor) residential gas furnaces will increase from 78 to 90 percent for the 30 states in the northern region of the U.S., which includes Ohio. For all other states, the new standard will increase from 78 to 80 percent.… read more »

Furnace Smells: Don't Ignore These Potentially Dangerous Signs

Posted on December 18, 2012

Most homeowners are aware that having fully operational carbon monoxide detectors is imperative for their well-being, since this dangerous gas has no odor. Mechanical problems requiring immediate professional attention can often be detected by unusual furnace smells, none of which should be ignored. Here are some of the odors that should have you reaching for the telephone as quickly as possible.… read more »

Why Furnace Preventive Maintenance Is A Must In Greater Cincinnati

Posted on November 27, 2012

Cincinnati winter weather is just around the corner. Are you confident that your furnace is in tip-top shape to keep you warm all season long? If you've had your annual preventive maintenance done, you probably are confident that your furnace will keep you warm and cozy. If you haven't scheduled your preventive maintenance, now is the time. That simple but crucial measure will help you catch small problems before they become big issues -- and big repair bills -- and help keep your furnace running at optimal efficiency throughout the heating season.… read more »

A How-To Guide For Buying A Boiler For Your Greater Cincinnati Home

Posted on November 8, 2012

With cold weather heading our way in Cincinnati, consider buying a boiler to replace your aging or inefficient heating system. However, you should educate yourself about a few key factors before making such a major investment.… read more »

Wondering If You Should Repair Or Replace Your Furnace? Get Expert Advice

Posted on October 23, 2012

The decision to repair or replace your furnace is one that certainly takes some consideration. After all, a new investment may seem intimidating because of the initial price tag, but just how long should you hold on to an ailing, outdated system?… read more »

Zoning System Benefits: Did You Know It Will Extend The Life Of Your HVAC System?

Posted on September 27, 2012

While most discussions of zoning system benefits focus on energy savings, one of the primary advantages of using a zoning system is that it helps extend the life of your HVAC equipment. Such a system saves you money in two key ways: It helps you avoid costly repairs and extend the time period between having to replace heating and cooling equipment.… read more »

Duct Testing: 2 Methods That Get Big Results

Posted on September 25, 2012

Your Cincinnati home's ductwork plays an important role in the overall energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Leaky ducts can waste a significant amount of heated or cooled air produced by your HVAC equipment. Air leaks not only waste energy, but they may also reduce the quality of the air in your home.… read more »

Notice These Boiler Problems? Get Expert Help In Cincinnati Right Away

Posted on September 20, 2012

If your home has a boiler heating system, it's important to keep it well maintained and functioning properly to ensure that you and your family stay comfortable during the Cincinnati winter. Any signs of boiler problems require the attention of a qualified service professional to diagnose the problem and make needed repairs or adjustments.… read more »

Sizing Your Geothermal Heating And Cooling System

Posted on September 18, 2012

Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system can work wonders in reducing your utility bills in Cincinnati -- but only if it is properly sized for your home. The process of sizing your geothermal heating and cooling system is not something that you should do yourself. It is a complicated process that is best left to a professional.… read more »

Have You Scheduled Pre-Season Preventive Maintenance Yet? Heating Season Is Sooner Than You Think

Posted on September 11, 2012

It’s easy to forget to schedule pre-season preventive maintenance when fall rolls around. But before you know it, it’ll be time to turn on your heating system. Is yours ready to perform?… read more »

Sizing Ducts: The First Step Toward Installing Your New Air Conditioner

Posted on September 5, 2012

A central air conditioning system may be one of the most complex systems in your home, and sizing ducts in your home is critical to getting peak performance from it. HVAC professionals use several tools to determine the right size of equipment, including ducts, for your Cincinnati home. If the air conditioner itself is too large or the ducts are poorly designed, you'll lose efficiency.… read more »

Geothermal Heating And Cooling: Straight Facts From The Experts On Its Benefits

Posted on August 21, 2012

If you're looking for the most energy efficient way to condition your Greater Cincinnati home, consider geothermal heating and cooling. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), homes with this kind of conditioning save significantly on summer energy bills and even more during the winter heating season.… read more »

Air Conditioner Warranty -- Is Your System Protected?

Posted on August 9, 2012

An air conditioner is a significant purchase in terms of cost and value to your Greater Cincinnati home. That's why it's important to protect your system with an air conditioner warranty.… read more »

With Two-Stage Cooling, Your Home Will Be The Envy Of Cincinnati

Posted on August 2, 2012

If you are considering upgrading to a new air conditioner, you have probably already discovered how many different energy-efficient features there are on the market today. Of these various features, one of the most helpful is a two-stage cooling system. With this type of cooling system, your Cincinnati home and your bank account will both feel more comfortable.… read more »

Installing An Air-Source Heat Pump This Year? Make The Most Of Your Investment With These 3 Tips

Posted on July 27, 2012

So you’re interested in an air-source heat pump? This piece of HVAC equipment can make an incredibly efficient addition to your Greater Cincinnati home. When properly installed and operated, an air-source heat pump can accomplish 150 to 300 percent heating efficiency, thanks to the fact that it moves heat with electricity rather than generating it from a combustible fuel source… read more »

A/C Operating Tips To Cut Costs While Ramping Up Comfort During Cincinnati Summers

Posted on July 25, 2012

If you think you might be at cross purposes by wanting to stay cool and cut your cooling costs, think again. All you have to know are some A/C operating tips to help you cut costs while you ramp up comfort.… read more »

Repair Or Replace Air Conditioning? With JonLe's Expert Advice, You'll Know What To Do

Posted on July 19, 2012

Is it time or repair or replace air conditioning? You might assume that it’s best to keep repairing your air conditioner until it wears out and it’s beyond repair. However, there are many reasons -- and benefits to you -- for replacing rather than repairing your system.… read more »

Choosing A Heating And Air Conditioning Contractor in Cincinnati: JonLe's Expertise Speaks For Itself

Posted on July 12, 2012

When you think about all the qualities that are important to you when choosing a heating and air conditioning contractor, your list may quickly spill onto multiple pages. Whether it’s longevity, strong ties to the community, expertise and credentials or a long list of awards, at JonLe Heating & Cooling we say, "Set the bar as high as you like because our expertise and qualifications speak for themselves."… read more »

Air Conditioning Service In Cincinnati: Don't Overlook The Quality Of Your Replacement System Installation

Posted on July 10, 2012

You’ve made a good decision to replace your outdated air conditioning system with a new, more energy-efficient system. To ensure the greatest amount of savings, a reputable air conditioning service in Cincinnati will properly install the equipment and be glad to answer any questions you may have about the quality of the installation.… read more »

Looking For An Air Conditioner Upgrade? Basic Terms To Grow Your Understanding

Posted on June 25, 2012

If you are like many homeowners in Greater Cincinnati, you would probably like to cut your energy usage and save money on utility bills. If so, one good place to start is with an air conditioner upgrade.… read more »

If The Refrigerant Charge Is Incorrect, Your Air Conditioner's Performance Will Suffer

Posted on June 14, 2012

If you want your air conditioner to operate at its greatest potential for efficiency, you should have it inspected yearly. A comprehensive inspection and tune-up will include testing the system's refrigerant charge and airflow.… read more »

Is High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Worth The Investment? Only If You Want To Hold Onto More Dollars

Posted on June 7, 2012

As you review the glossy brochures and compare prices, it’s perfectly understandable that you might wonder: Is high-efficiency air conditioning worth the investment? The short answer? Yes -- if, that is, you want to hold onto more dollars.… read more »

Buying A New Air Conditioner Soon? Must-Have Features No Homeowner Can Live Without

Posted on May 30, 2012

Central air conditioners provide Greater Cincinnati homeowners with the best option for keeping their home comfortable all summer long… read more »

Cincinnati Air Conditioning Check-up: 
Service Your Home’s Cooling System Now!

Posted on May 24, 2012

Don’t assume that because your home air conditioner has been sitting there quietly awaiting action all winter that it will be ready to function when you hit the “cool” button this summer. Imagine switching your air conditioning to “on” that first 90 degree day and nothing happens! Your house feels like a sauna and the air conditioning doesn’t work.… read more »

Need To Upgrade Heating Equipment? A Central A/C System Will Influence Your Choice

Posted on May 17, 2012

A heating system is a long-term investment. You need to do all your homework to ensure that you have the right unit for your home. It will serve you for many years. Of course you'll look for an energy-efficient system, one with a high AFUE rating and the Energy Star label… read more »

Changing Air Filters: The No 1 Priority No Cincinnati Homeowner Should Ignore

Posted on May 8, 2012

One of the most important aspects of maintaining your HVAC system is changing the air filter. This task may take all of five minutes, but it is one of those do-it-yourself jobs that you may neglect. This is a big mistake, as a clean filter is one of the best ways to ensure air quality, fuel efficiency and furnace longevity.… read more »

A Cincinnati Homeowner's Complete Guide To HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Posted on April 12, 2012

When selecting HVAC equipment, especially whole-house equipment such as air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces, you'll often find a huge variation in price among models and brands. So how can you tell what you are getting for your money or if the extra cost will reap some benefit? Understanding HVAC efficiency ratings can help.… read more »

Making The Switch To Geothermal Heating And Cooling? 3 Must-Have Tips

Posted on April 6, 2012

If you were the kid at the science fair who literally dug the earth—or even someone who identified with this type of earth-loving scientist—you may have grown up to become an advocate for geothermal heating and cooling systems. If you’re about to make the switch, ponder these enticing possibilities.… read more »

7 Tips To Improving Home Energy Efficiency -- Year-Round

Posted on March 27, 2012

Taken individually or together, these tips will help increase home energy efficiency:… read more »

How To Hire An HVAC Contractor In Cincinnati Who Will Get The Job Done -- Well

Posted on March 20, 2012

Maybe you've received a recommendation from a trusted friend. Or maybe you just copied the phone number from the truck you saw parked next door. Many people have used these means when they don't know how to hire an HVAC contractor themselves.… read more »

Heat-Pump Thermostat -- You Could Compromise Efficiency If You Break These 3 Rules

Posted on March 13, 2012

In climates such as the Greater Cincinnati area, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient solution to heat your home in winter and cool it in the summer. To maximize the energy savings, keep these three rules in mind when using your heat-pump thermostat.… read more »

A Variable-Speed Furnace Blower: The Zen Of Home Comfort And Savings

Posted on February 14, 2012

If your Cincinnati household has an older furnace, you've got a one-speed furnace blower and you're probably paying more than necessary on your monthly energy bills. That's a great reason to consider a new unit with a variable-speed furnace blower motor. But there are other reasons as well. Besides saving on utility bills, variable-speed blower motors help delay replacement costs too. New heating systems with variable-speed blowers will last many years longer than single-speed units, since they aren't forced to work more than necessary, as older one-speed systems must do often.… read more »

A Furnace Replacement Checklist For Cincinnati To Ensure System-To-Home Synergy

Posted on January 24, 2012

If you suspect that your furnace needs to be replaced, consider the useful furnace replacement checklist below to ensure system-to-home synergy. Ideally, you should look into furnace replacement before operating your furnace becomes dangerous, or costs you more money than necessary. Here are 8 warning signs that generally indicate that you need to shop for a new furnace:… read more »

Heat-Pump Performance Impacted By 3 Factors

Posted on January 12, 2012

A heat pump offers one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool homes in the Greater Cincinnati area, but only when the whole system is operating as it should. Heat-pump performance depends on the ductwork, refrigerant levels and the blower that distributes the air through the house. When in peak condition, these three factors contribute to maximum efficiency.… read more »

Change Your Air Filter Regularly Throughout The Cincinnati Winter Season

Posted on January 10, 2012

Dirty air filters can create many problems with your heating and cooling system's efficiency. And the dirtier your filters are, the more money and energy will be wasted. When you change your air filter regularly, you avoid these problems, and save energy and money throughout the year.… read more »

Can You Upgrade Furnace Motor Efficiency? You Bet!

Posted on December 29, 2011

You can improve the overall efficiency of your heating system by upgrading furnace motor efficiency, and see significantly higher savings, as well as comfort. And with colder weather settling in, it's important to take advantage of opportunities to save on heating costs. When upgrading your heating system, consider furnace motor efficiency.… read more »

Understand These Three Home Heating Systems To Increase Energy Savings

Posted on December 20, 2011

Your Greater Cincinnati home heating systems contain three components: The furnace, ductwork and thermostat. These three components work together to keep your home warm during the winter. The key to energy efficiency and cost savings at home is understanding how the systems work, and implementing small changes that will greatly affect your energy consumption.… read more »

Does Your Greater Cincinnati Home's Heating Load Get An A+ Mark?

Posted on December 8, 2011

Reducing your home's heating load helps to get your home ready for the cold Cincinnati winter weather. Heating load is the amount of heated air your home requires to maintain comfort, so if it's high, your heating system has to compensate; if it's low, you keep your energy budget under control, while ensuring maximum comfort.… read more »

Use These Furnace Troubleshooting Steps Before You Call An Expert, And Avoid An Unnecessary And Embarrassing Service Call

Posted on December 6, 2011

There are few things more embarrassing than having a professional come to your house to fix a furnace problem, have them flip a switch and then hand you an invoice. You can save yourself a great deal of hassle and money by using some simple furnace troubleshooting steps that help solve some of the more common furnace problems.… read more »

Wondering Why All The Hype About Preventive Maintenance? Why It's An Essential Service For Your System's Health

Posted on November 7, 2011

Winter is hovering just around the corner here in southwestern Ohio, making this the perfect time of year to start preparing your home for the cold weather ahead. One item that should be at the top of your fall to-do list is having your home's heating system serviced by an HVAC specialist. Staying on top of preventive maintenance by scheduling regular service visits is one of the best ways to get the most out of your heating (and cooling) equipment. In fact, regular tune-ups can provide a number of benefits, including the following:… read more »

Use These Guidelines For Winterizing Your Air Conditioner

Posted on November 4, 2011

In the fall, along with the other steps you take to winterize your home, you should also take certain precautions to prepare your air conditioner for the cold weather ahead. Properly winterizing your air conditioner using the following simple tips can protect it from potential damage, helping to ensure that it starts up smoothly again next spring.… read more »

What's The Predicted Life Span Of A Heat-Pump System?

Posted on October 26, 2011

Heat pumps are a very efficient heating solution, one that definitely warrants attention when shopping for a new heating system. One of the most important factors to consider when looking is the predicted longevity of the… read more »

Replacing HVAC Systems? Air-Source Heat-Pump Options For All Seasons

Posted on October 21, 2011

Cincinnati has a climate with four distinct seasons. This means that both your heating and cooling systems need to operate efficiently and without breaking down. If you need to replace your HVAC systems, rather than going through the hassle of upgrading both your air conditioner and furnace, consider installing one heat-pump system for efficient heating and cooling year-round… read more »

With This Buyer's Guide, You Can Select A Furnace That Is Consistent With The Special Heating Demands Of Your Home

Posted on October 20, 2011

Just like you, your home is unique. It may look like a dozen other homes in the Greater Cincinnati area, but it is one-of-a-kind. Therefore, your home should be heated based on its unique needs. Blindly making a new furnace purchase can be a disservice to your wallet and your family.… read more »

Furnace Filter Efficiency: Factors To Evaluate

Posted on October 6, 2011

To properly evaluate the efficiency of your furnace filter, you need to understand the factors that influence how filters are rated and what the ratings mean.… read more »

Evaluate Your Greater Cincinnati Home's Energy Efficiency To Make Changes That Impact Your Checking Account

Posted on September 29, 2011

When you invest in home improvements, you want to be sure you are getting the most value for your money and implementing changes that will make a measurable difference, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. Before you make decisions about which home improvements to do, consider getting an energy evaluation so you will be fully informed.… read more »

Upgrading Your Cooling Equipment? HVAC Lingo You Should Know

Posted on September 22, 2011

If your air conditioner hasn't been quite up to the task this Cincinnati summer, it may be time for an upgrade. Before you decide which new equipment is right for your home, it may be useful to understand a few key air conditioning concepts.… read more »

Boilers And AFUE: Synergy Defined

Posted on September 15, 2011

If you use a boiler to heat your Greater Cincinnati home, take a moment to consider its age. If you have a boiler that's 16 to 20 years old, or older, you may be wise to look into replacing it. Maybe you hesitate to spend the money, particularly if yours is still working adequately.… read more »

Air Leaks Mean Big Energy Losses

Posted on September 8, 2011

Air leaks are one of the great thieves of indoor conditioned air. And they should be addressed because air leaks add to energy costs. We all know that well-caulked windows and weatherstripping around doors reduce leaks. But there are some other areas that homeowners can neglect when it comes to outside air invading our homes.… read more »

Waiting To Schedule A Fall Tune-Up? Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Winter

Posted on August 31, 2011

Professional preventative maintenance should be done at least once a year, and twice if possible. One of the best times for a furnace tune-up is just before fall. Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your equipment and keeps it running efficiently.… read more »

Are Heating And Cooling Needs Established By Degree Days? Find Out How To Assess Efficiency

Posted on August 29, 2011

During a hot Cincinnati summer, your air-conditioning system has to work harder on days when the average temperature is higher. The same is true in winter; the colder it is outside, the longer your heating system has to run to achieve the desired temperature inside your home. The difference between the average outdoor temperature and the desired indoor temperature is used to calculate degree days.… read more »

Going Out Of Town? Tips To Follow When You're Away

Posted on August 25, 2011

Are you planning to escape Cincinnati for one last summer getaway? There are a lot of preparation activities you need to do before you go, but have you thought about your heating and cooling system?… read more »

Fall Allergy Guide To Cleaner Air

Posted on August 23, 2011

As fall approaches, so do seasonal allergies and their symptoms. To make it worse for sufferers, some allergens -- such as pollen and mold -- can find their way into your home and settle there. If your home has poor indoor air quality, there are some things you can do to make Greater Cincinnati's allergy season more survivable...… read more »

Summer Allergy Season In Cincinnati Is Here: How To Manage Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted on August 19, 2011

For many people, summertime in Cincinnati means allergy season. If you suffer from summer allergies, you know how uncomfortable it is to have itchy, watery eyes and respiratory issues. However, you're not helpless against invading allergens. Take appropriate indoor air-quality measures can go a long way toward allergy relief.… read more »

Summer Is In High Gear: Use These Operational Tips To Boost Your Air-Conditioning System

Posted on August 12, 2011

It's summertime in Cincinnati! As much as you may be enjoying the warmer temperatures, you are probably not enjoying the higher utility bill that comes with running your air conditioning system more frequently. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help keep costs low, without sacrificing home comfort.… read more »

Why Should I Have Annual Service Performed On My Heating And Cooling Equipment?

Posted on July 28, 2011

Your heating and cooling equipment is a significant investment, and the best way to get the most for your money is to keep it in good shape. To that end, professional maintenance is an investment that pays off -- by warding off costly repairs and reducing energy waste -- and helps ensure that you experience uninterrupted home comfort.… read more »

Wisdom Dictates Regular Air Filter Changes; Common Sense Tells You Why

Posted on July 20, 2011

Proper maintenance of your Greater Cincinnati area home's heating and cooling system is essential to its efficient operation. That includes regular replacement or cleaning of your air filters, which trap airborne particles. Clogged air filters can't do their job, leaving those pollutants in the air for you to breathe, and may cause problems for your HVAC system.… read more »

Are You Lining Up An HVAC Contractor in Greater Cincinnati? You'll Want To Ask If The Technicians Are NATE Certified

Posted on July 11, 2011

You probably do some research before hiring a mechanic to fix your car. Do you do the same when you look for an HVAC contractor? If not, you should. Your heating and cooling equipment is a significant investment that should be protected. When you hire a NATE-certified technician, you know you're hiring something with the skills and expertise to help keep your heating and cooling system operating effectively and efficiently.… read more »

Has Your Air Conditioning System Conked Out? Here's What To Do Next

Posted on July 5, 2011

It's summer in Cincinnati, and that means your air conditioning system is working hard. In fact, it may be working so hard that it will decide to take an unexpected break. If this happens to you, don't panic. Instead, consider these questions and answers:… read more »

Welcome To JonLe Heating & Cooling's New Home Comfort Blog!

Posted on June 30, 2011

Here in the Greater Cincinnati area, our home heating and cooling systems get a year-round workout. Local residents need to know how to keep their energy bills in line while creating a comfortable environment at home. That's why we've started our new blog -- to provide important, timely home comfort information for homeowners.… read more »

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