Money Saving HVAC Tips for Summer!

June 26th, 2015

If you are looking to save on utility costs this summer there are many steps you can take. Taking time for vacation and fun in the sun is a must, and you need just enough cash to do so. Here at HHR Heating and Cooling we’ve compiled a few ways you can cut back on energy costs starting with your HVAC system. Here’s how!

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  1. Zone control – If you haven’t tried a zone control system yet you may be missing out on a ton of savings. Being able to control temperatures more effectively in particular areas of the home can keep you from racking up bills.
  2. Go Ductless – Many ductless systems have SEER ratings that reach over 20 providing more energy efficient air as opposed to its competitors of central duct systems and units.. Energy loss is less frequent since air doesn’t have to travel through ducts and your home air is conditioned more efficiently.
  3.  Turn it off – If you are going away for a number of days turn off your AC. This may seem common but many have the misconception that leaving air on to avoid having to re-condition the air is a better option. That is only the case if you are leaving the house for several minutes and hours; so if you’re heading out of town be sure to shut it down.

If you are unsure if your system is providing you maximum energy savings this summer call in an HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions expert today!

Why You Aren’t Staying Cool!

May 26th, 2015

During the summer months the last thing you may be wishing for is an increase in body temperature. Often times the culprits that cause your indoor temperature to stay high even in the midst of operating an Air Conditioner go unnoticed. Here are a few helpful ways you can help optimize your AC’s performance and reac throughout the home.

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1. Use drapes or curtains to ward off extra sunlight and create shade. Extra heat means extra work for your AC unit.

2. Avoid using other appliances with heat. Baking at the peak of the day, drying clothes and more can counteract your AC’s performance.

3. Seal off windows and doors. The outside air seeping in through windows and doors can bring in unwanted heat. Be sure to seal both windows and doors properly.

4. Reduce the humidity. If your home air is humid with your AC running try adding a dehumidifier to the space to reduce moisture in the air. This will help your body cool off more easily and create a better quality of air for your AC unit to penetrate.

 

If you are in need of a new AC unit or a thorough inspection call HHR Heating and Cooling of Columbus and Central Ohio today at 614-392-2715.

Make Your Home More Comfortable and Safe with HVAC Care!

April 30th, 2015

Despite common misconceptions that inside air is much cleaner than the air outdoors, or that you can merely “hide” from unsafe air conditions; in many ways this may not be the case. In fact you could be possibly breathing in worse air inside the home due to improper cleaning, maintenance and inspections of the home and HVAC systems. If you haven’t had a duct cleaning, filter change or HVAC inspection in a while here are a few things to consider that may make scheduling an appointment with HHR an immediate task.

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  1. Eliminate harmful and annoying odors – Humidity and improper air conditioning/filtration can cause constantly foul odors in the home. Routine maintenance and duct cleanings can keep your systems running smoothly and put you at ease with the air quality in your home.
  2. Keep allergies under control – That’s right! Many small allergy triggers go unseen and can trigger respiratory discomfort and stress. Despite the change of seasons take charge of what goes into your lungs by conditioning, humidifying and cleaning your air with proper maintenance.
  3. 3. Maximize comfort – A proper inspection and cleaning can help eliminate problems from things like pet dander and dust. Air flow can also be increased and help to efficiently and effectively cool your home this summer!

If it is time for an HVAC inspection or system maintenance in your home be sure to call HHR Heating and Cooling of Columbus Ohio for all of your HVAC needs!

Jumpstart Your HVAC Spring Cleanup!

March 11th, 2015

Why wait until spring hits and temperatures begin to rise before you begin to inspect and clean your HVAC systems. Here at HHR Heating and Cooling we believe precaution is proper protocol. So if you haven’t had a look at your systems since winter began yet you are amped up for spring it may be time to take a look at your units. Here are a few actions you can take.Furnace - HHR Heating and Cooling Central Ohio

  1. Clean and filter your units – Swap out filters and remove any debris and fragments from your indoor and outdoor systems that may cause a potential problem. If you are uncomfortable doing so feel free to call our HVAC professionals and schedule your maintenance appointment.
  1. Give it a go – Crank up your unit and check for sound and performance woes. If you feel that your unit isn’t up to par it may be best to have a second look by the HHR team.
  1. Budget for upgrades – If you are pretty sure it’s time for an upgraded unit calculate a budget that best suits your finances. Once you are set give us a call or schedule a consultation to review the best options for systems within your family budget. Your home and family will appreciate it.

Spring calls for daunting tasks to prepare for the warm months ahead so don’t make your HVAC needs one of them. Call the HVAC experts at HHR Heating and Cooling today at (614) 392-2715. Serving Columbus and all of Central Ohio!

Five Reasons to Love HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions!

February 1st, 2015

When it comes to choosing the right company for your HVAC needs be sure to choose someone you can trust. Here at HHR we enjoy connecting with our customers and catering to their specific needs. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner here are a few cool reasons why you’ll love HHR!Youll Love HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions of  Columbus Ohio

 

 

  1. Customer is boss! – Here at HHR we believe it is the customers who keep our business afloat. We make it our mission to treat our customers with top priority and show them our appreciation through quality service.
  2. 24 Hour Emergency Service – That’s right we offer round the clock service to our dedicated customers for their unique HVAC needs. We make contacting our service professionals easy so that your problems are fixed at a moment’s notice.
  3. Valuable knowledge – HHR’s owners have over 25 years of combined experience in HVAC. All staff are thoroughly trained and equipped to properly care for your HVAC systems.
  4. Expanded reach – We enjoy serving not only Columbus, Ohio but all of Central Ohio. For maintenance, service and brand new installation we travel through all of Central Ohio to provide the best customer service.
  5. Budget friendly – We like to work with all of our customers on providing the best products and services within their budget. By offering financing and deals and specials to our loyal customers we can give back what we have gained through loyal partnerships.

 

Feel free to call or stop by HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions of Columbus, OH for all of your HVAC needs. Thank you for your continued support!

Is Your Electric Heater Really Saving You Money?

January 8th, 2015

With winter finally set in and temperatures dropping you may be tempted to stack up on electric heaters to ward of higher energy bills. While electric heaters have been said to be a much more efficient way of heating the home and cutting down on utility costs lets target some key points as to why it may not be the best choice for your wallet.heating

  1. Advertisement states 100% efficient –  Though this may hold true in efficiency when doing what it is intended to do as an electric heater; this pitch does not pass the test when adding variable factors like room size or BTU’s (British Thermal Units). Many 100% efficient electric appliances only produce few BTU’s and the cost per BTU can sky rocket your energy bill.
  2.  Compare pricing – If you’re choosing to heat a fairly small desk space or an office space go for it; but it may pay well to analyze how much more you will be saving by layering up or notching up the heat 3-4 degrees. As opposed to buying a $300 electric home heater and paying its electrical costs, you can save by managing and using your electric fireplace or well working furnace to your advantage. It is said that a portable electric heater will cost over 50% more to heat up a room than a natural gas furnace. Do the math!
  3. Air flow and reach – While a fairly costly electric heater in (some) cases may do a well enough job at heating the room think about the rest of the home. With proper ventilation and air flow in the home, adjusting the temperature a few notches will set the overall house to a comfortable temperature and save you money in the long run. Schedule a good duct cleaning or have them professionally inspected for efficiency before spending on a portable heater with very little reach.

If you are still not convinced that your electric heater may be causing a rise in your bills try comparing a month with using them to a month without use and implementing small adjustments. If you are seeking proper maintenance, cleaning and inspection of your furnace or air ducts call HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions of Central, Ohio today and get a head start on efficiency and savings!

HHR’s HVAC Resolutions 2015!

December 17th, 2014

hhr2015If you’ve already began setting goals and making resolutions for the New Year, don’t forget to think of your home! Here at HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions we’ve set aside a few more resolutions to add to your 2015 list.

Monthly filter checks: Learn to check your filters or ask one of our professionals to inspect your filters for proper performance of your HVAC equipment.

Annual tune-up: Be sure to schedule your annual tune up of your HVAC systems if you haven’t already. Create an annual calendar reminder for getting your systems tuned up and inspected.

Replace inoperable systems: It may be time to finally change out and replace systems you’ve been holding dear to. This expense will save you money in the long run and is a problem solved if you’ve been having constant fusses with any of your HVAC systems.

Breathe easy: Get rid of pollutants in the air and breathe easier by implementing our resolutions. Filtering, cleaning and ridding your home of all worn out appliances and parts will allow for more breathable and livable indoor settings.

Taking care of your HVAC system this year can be rewarding and is extremely important. Contact HHR Heating and Cooling Solutions today for any questions or concerns with your HVAC system. Serving all of Central Ohio. Happy New Year!

Energy Savings Tips for Winter!

December 1st, 2014

 With money being spent on holiday gifts, family meals and end of the year purchases saving may seem like an uphill battle. Here at HHR Heating and Cooling we know that having efficiently working HVAC systems will not only keep you warm this winter but add some well appreciated saving to your bank account. Here are a few energy saving tips to help save some money on your heating bills this winter! HVAC winter savings

  1. Seal Drafty Windows: About 10 to 25 percent of your home’s heat can escape through drafty windows. If you’re feeling a draft, consider sealing or even replacing your windows. If this is a holiday hassle due to time, or budget; try weather-stripping to help ward off the chill.
  2.    Adjusting your thermostat for optimal savings: Ensure the temperature is set to where everyone in the home can feel comfortable. Increase or decrease the temperature one degree at a time and try it for an entire week. A one-degree adjustment for a period of eight-hours will help cut your fuel bill costs. Over a short amount of time, you may be able to adjust three to four degrees comfortably and save yourself a chunk of money. 68 degrees should be well enough for your winter temperature settings, if not consider paying attention to tips one and three.
  3.   Maintain your Heating System: It is very important that you maintain your heating system for optimal performance and efficiency. To care for and extend the life of your system be sure to get a yearly tune up, filter systems and ducts regularly, and check for an aging system. Our HHR team provides thorough maintenance and inspection.

By implementing these few tips you can be well on your way to saving more money throughout the holidays. If you are ready to warm things up around your home, call us today to send one of our experts to service any Central, Ohio location for proper maintenance and inspection of HVAC systems in your home!

What’s the Buzz?

November 26th, 2014

repairIs your furnace making a weird noise, blowing cool air, or simply not working?  A buzzing furnace can be nothing but a simple fix or spell out an even bigger problem. Routine maintenance is very important even if you aren’t currently having an issue with your furnace.

At the time of year where cold weather is sneaking in and everyone is turning on their furnaces, inspections are a must. When furnaces aren’t fully inspected you run the risk of several problems including breakdowns, inefficiency, electricity and gas over usage, or far worse the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important to properly care for your furnace to analyze unseen risks, clean parts, and gear up to prevent major mishaps.

Here are a few signs that may tell you it’s time for some furnace repair or maintenance

  1. An increase in gas and or electricity bills
  2. Your burner flame is blue instead of yellow (signs of carbon monoxide)
  3. You haven’t had a furnace repair in the last two years
  4. There’s a frequent need to adjust your thermostat
  5. Banging, thumping, squeaking and rattling noises

Here at HHR we analyze and inspect all areas of your furnace during routine inspections and maintenance. Don’t wait for a breakdown to happen just before the holidays, call us today about scheduling maintenance and inspection to save money and hassle this holiday season!

Why Go Ductless for Your AC?

July 21st, 2014

Looking for an air conditioning system for your ductless home or room addition can be stressful. Ductwork installation is a big job and may be difficult or impossible in some older homes. On the other hand, window air conditioning units and fans just don’t have the cooling power of some larger central air conditioning systems.

If you need a system that cools your home without the hassle of ductwork installation, a ductless mini split system may be right for you. The condenser unit of a ductless mini split system is just like the outside unit of a central split system, but it connects to individual air handlers mounted directly onto the wall, eliminating the need for ducts. A conduit links the two units via a small hole drilled into the wall.

Usually, multiple indoor air handlers are positioned in various areas to provide even cooling throughout the home. Typically, each outdoor unit can accommodate up to four indoor units. While the air handlers may be somewhat large, they can be installed out of view, mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling.

Each air handler is controlled with its own thermostat, and you can usually control every unit with a master thermostat as well. Thus, your family members will be more comfortable. Often, family members have different temperature needs, and installing a ductless system allows everyone the ability to choose the temperature in each zone. This can also help you to save money. If the bedrooms are unoccupied during the daytime, for example, you may choose to raise the temperature to reduce energy consumption.

In fact, ductless air conditioning saves you money in other ways as well. Many ductless mini splits have higher SEERs (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios) than some central air conditioning systems. Furthermore, ducted systems often waste energy. Ducts are prone to leaks, which means that many homeowners receive limited cooling and spend money cooling an unused area of the home such as the attic.

A window air conditioner cannot give you the performance and efficiency of a ductless mini split. When you decide to go ductless, call HHR Heating & Cooling Solutions for air conditioning installation in Dublin, OH today!