Tips, tricks and home energy saving advice from the professionals at National Heating and Air Conditioning Company...

Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

Posted on February 17, 2017

Air duct cleaning is often advertised these days—but would the service do your Cincinnati home any good? There are certainly HVAC companies that try to sell air duct cleaning services to every customer, but in some cases it’s an unnecessary add-on. The fact is that not all homes will benefit from cleaning air ducts. So how do you know if you should hire professional duct cleaners? At National Heating and Air Conditioning, we're here to help you decide if duct cleaning is right for you. How Do Air Ducts Function? Air ducts are the large conduits within walls and under floors that...

How Can I Prevent Ice Dams from Forming?

Posted on January 25, 2017

When the weather gets cold, turning up the thermostat is a natural reaction. Your HVAC system helps keep the interior of your Cincinnati home comfortable in any weather. With the interior temperature spiking upwards and the temperature outside dropping, any precipitation could spell bad news in the form of ice dams. What Are Ice Dams? When your roof is covered with snow and the roof warms up under the snow, it can cause a layer of ice to form as the snow melts and refreezes. You get a wall of ice around the edge of your roof, preventing melt-off from...

What’s the Most Cost Effective Type of Heating: Propane, Electric, or Geothermal Heat Pumps?

Posted on December 27, 2016

Heat pumps can be a great way to heat your home. There are several types available—including electric, propane, and geothermal—and it can be difficult to determine which will be the most cost-effective for your home. This overview will describe the benefits of each, helping you select the best option for your needs. At National Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer maintenance, repair, and installation services for all types of heat pumps. We have been serving the Cincinnati area since 1930! Contact our team at 513-399-5757 today to learn more about our heat pump services! Electric Heat Pumps Electric heat pumps...

Why Is Water Dripping from My Vents?

Posted on December 15, 2016

Water leaks are a major concern for any homeowner—left alone, they can cause significant structural damage and encourage the growth of mold. Even a minor leak, such as water dripping from the vents, can have consequences, and it is best to repair the problem immediately. There are several possible situations that could cause water leaks at the vents, and this guide can help you find the cause. At National Heating & Air Conditioning, we have over 80 years of experience in the HVAC industry and we can help our customers in the Cincinnati area solve any type of HVAC problem....

Are Your Pets Responsible for Your High Energy Bills?

Posted on November 21, 2016

Pets are an important part of any family. However, if you have pets, you may find that your energy bills are higher than they should be. Could your pets be responsible? Potentially, yes! It may be time to take a look at your furnace filter to see if higher energy bills could be due to your pets. Pet Hair and Your Furnace Filter When your furnace runs, the air flows through the furnace filter. The filter captures gunk and debris, including some that you can't even see, so that it does not flow back into your home. Some of that...

Why You Should Have Your Furnace Inspected Before Winter Arrives

Posted on October 24, 2016

The cold winds of winter are beginning to creep up on us here in Cincinnati! But we’ve got a few weeks left to us, and now is the perfect time to ensure your furnace system is up to snuff and ready to roll with a professional furnace inspection. A proper inspection is critical to ensure your home is equipped with the quality heating it needs to fight off the worst of our frigid winter season. And to meet that need, the experts at National Heating and Air Conditioning provide top-class and comprehensive inspection and maintenance services in Cincinnati! Why Is a...

Costs of the Most Common HVAC Emergencies

Posted on September 23, 2016

Heating and air conditioning repairs tend to sneak up on you. Unfortunately, they are some of the most necessary repairs needed when things go wrong. They aren't something most people put aside money for, yet it can be expensive when something breaks down. Let's take a look at how much the most common HVAC emergencies will cost you. Average HVAC Repair Costs As you read these, keep in mind that cost will vary from one place to another. These, however, represent the average amount of money you can expect to pay out if you are facing an emergency repair. Air...

Can Insulating the Attic Increase My Home’s Resale Value?

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Looking to increasing the resale value of their homes, people often think of the obvious—and often costly—improvements such as an outside deck, improved kitchen design, and new siding. These are all good at increasing resale value, but there is something you can do that costs less and is often an even bigger selling point—insulating your attic. Benefits of Attic Insulation Installation in Cincinnati Attic insulation isn't something that makes your home look better and it isn't something potential buyers will even know about unless they ask or you mention it. Why, then, is it beneficial for resale value? Heat rises. That is a...

What Is a Home Energy Audit?

Posted on August 28, 2016

A home energy audit is a holistic approach to building performance improvements which determines the best, most cost-effective upgrades for your home. This process allows you to find out: Which areas of your home use too much energy Where you can make improvements to your energy efficiency The best, most cost-effective upgrades for your home What Does a Home Energy Audit Identify? Home energy audits are essentially comprehensive energy efficiency evaluations. They focus on a few key areas in your home, which we’ll discuss in detail below: Insulation During a home energy audit, we look at your home’s building envelope...

What Is Home Automation?

Posted on August 22, 2016

First, it was smart cars that talked to you, then it was smartphones that do just about every task imaginable, and now it is smart houses. While we haven't quite gotten to the level of the Jetsons, the things that make up our everyday world are becoming more able to do things that scientists only dreamed about twenty years ago. Home automation is now becoming a widespread phenomenon. The Connected Home Imagine placing a small device in each room of your home that allows you to use your phone to control the temperature wherever you happen to be. This is...

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