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!

Reasons to Add Insulation This Summer

July 15th, 2014

Insulation is an often misunderstood concept. People associate it with keeping warm: when purchasing a jacket or coat for cold weather, shoppers look for an item with effective insulation. They also think the same way about the insulation in the walls and ceilings of their homes: they help keep the house cozy during the winter.

But insulation is both for keeping warm and for keeping cool. What insulation actually does is stop the movement of heat with a thermal barrier. In cold weather, house insulation traps heat indoors to help people stay warm. In hot weather, the insulation prevents heat from entering a home and raising the temperature to uncomfortable levels.

If you are finding it difficult to stay cool this summer in Delaware, OH, insulation may help you. Contact HHR Heating & Cooling Solutions today to find out more about what we can do to help your home stay cool during the summer.

Reasons That More Insulation Might Be Good for the Summer

If it seems that you have your air conditioner running all the time, yet you never feel comfortable enough, than the reason may be inefficient insulation allowing excess heat indoors. Not only is this bad news for your comfort, it is bad news for your air conditioning. The AC will work overtime trying to lower the indoor temperature while more heat pours. Adding insulation to the walls and attic will reduce the strain on your cooling system, and that means much lower bills for electricity. It also means an air conditioner that is less likely to suffer from malfunctions and breakdowns, and which will enjoy a much longer service life.

A specific area to focus on in your home when it comes to insulation is the attic. This region of a house will grow hotter than any other during the summer, since the sunlight beats down on the roof and the radiant energy raises the temperature to extreme levels, sometimes higher than 130°F! Without a thick barrier of insulation between the attic and the rest of the house, this heat will drift downward and can raise the indoor temperature 10°F or more—a significant amount that can mean the difference between whether the AC is kept on or off.

If you are planning to have new air conditioning installation this summer, your installers can perform a heat load calculation to see how well your home traps and releases heat. They can then tell you if you will benefit from more insulation. Call HHR Heating & Cooling Solutions today and let us advise you about air conditioning installation and our indoor air quality services in Delaware, OH.

How Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

July 10th, 2014

If you live in Upper Arlington, OH, you’ve probably dealt with your fair share of humidity. Humidity affects you because when there’s a lot of moisture in the air, it’s hard for your body to keep cool. When you need to escape the humidity outdoors, you go inside to enjoy the controlled environment of an air conditioned room. But did you know that humidity can also affect your air conditioner? If your AC can’t take the humidity either, you may eventually need to call a technician for air conditioning repair.

Your AC keeps you cool not just by blowing cool air into your home; it actually removes heat from the indoors and releases it outdoors. Refrigerant continuously cycles through the system, pulling heat from the air via the evaporator coil located inside of your home. Outside, the condenser coil helps to dissipate this heat into the air. The evaporator coil also works to reduce the humidity levels indoors. The evaporator pulls in moisture and it forms underneath the coil as condensation. It then drips into a condensate pan, which continuously drains via a drainage system.

However, if there is too much humidity in the home, your AC system might not be able to handle it, no matter how advanced it is. If your air conditioner has to work too hard, your system will not be able to handle the workload. It may overheat and break down, or else accumulated condensation might overflow into the air handler instead of draining. Condensate leaks are also a possibility. If these problems occur, you’ll need to call a technician for air conditioning repair.

One solution that can help you to avoid this issue is a whole-house dehumidifier. This works together with your indoor air handler to extract moisture from the air. You’ll feel cooler and your home will feel less stuffy. It will also increase the air quality of your home by reducing airborne allergens and the risk of mold and bacteria growth.

We can install a whole-house dehumidifier or provide air conditioning repair in Upper Arlington, OH, at HHR Heating & Cooling Solutions. Call us today!