Cincinnati Heating & Cooling Insights :: Air Conditioners

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

by Greg Leisgang 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?

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

Save Money on a New Air Conditioner With These Tips

by Greg Leisgang 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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

When to Choose Central Air Conditioning Over Window Units

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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

by Greg Leisgang 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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

Schedule Seasonal Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner Now

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

Air Conditioner Warranty -- Is Your System Protected?

by Greg Leisgang 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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

Use These Guidelines For Winterizing Your Air Conditioner

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

Upgrading Your Cooling Equipment? HVAC Lingo You Should Know

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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

by Greg Leisgang 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?

by Greg Leisgang 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 »

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