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

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Posted on January 26, 2018

You’re not getting the same benefits your furnace used to provide when it was running effectively: this time around, you’re paying more for your utility bill, your furnace is struggling to keep your house warm, or you’re noticing signs of wear and tear—resulting in a noisy furnace or a furnace that cycles too frequently. What should you do—repair or replace it? At National Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re sharing furnace repair and replacement tips to help you decide how to best save on heating while getting the most out of your furnace this season! Determine How Old Your Furnace Is...

Help, My Boiler Is Making Weird Noises!

Posted on December 19, 2017

Fixing Noisy Boilers with National Heating and Air Conditioning When a boiler is upset, you’re sure to know about it. Have you recently heard loud, disparaging clunking noises or anxiety-inducing banging or gurgling sounds from your boiler? With a little advice about how boilers work, you can be on your way to relaxing again in a warm and quiet home. At National Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide boiler repair, maintenance and installation to solve all of your heating and cooling needs in Cincinnati, Ohio and nearby. If your boiler is giving you trouble, contact us today at 513-399-5757! Our...

How to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly Through the Holidays

Posted on November 25, 2017

The holiday season is a busy time of year, when the focus is on family and friends, and budgets are often stretched thin due to gift giving and entertaining. It can be a fine balancing act as homeowners attempt to stay warm and cozy while keeping energy bills in check, but with a little ingenuity and some great tips from National Heating and Air Conditioning, you can have it all. Save Energy This Winter Use the following strategies to reduce your energy usage during the holiday season and to help your HVAC system run smoothly: Schedule annual maintenance – If you haven't already...

What Is the Best HVAC System for Cincinnati Homes?

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Whether you're looking to replace your aging HVAC equipment, or need to select an HVAC system for your new Cincinnati home, National Heating and Air Conditioning can help. With more options to choose from than ever before it can be difficult to know which type of HVAC system is best for your home—but the key to your satisfaction is learning more about each one and basing your final decision on a number of important factors. Furnace Features and Benefits A new, high-efficiency furnace is a great addition to any home. The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of a furnace represents the percentage...

How to Stay Warm Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on October 29, 2017

As the temperatures drop around the Cincinnati area, homeowners head indoors towards a cozy fire, fuzzy slippers, and hot cocoa. In an effort to stay warm this winter, you may find yourself reaching for the thermostat—an action that can result in inflated energy costs and a much lighter wallet. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can stay warm without breaking the bank. Read more below! Seal Air Leaks Air leaks can account for between 25 and 40 percent of your total energy costs, wasting money and fuel in addition to reducing comfort. Air leakage can occur from gaps and...

What Are the Benefits of a Home Energy Audit?

Posted on October 9, 2017

Your home is not only the biggest financial investment you're ever likely to make, but it's also an investment in the comfort and safety of your family. While no home is perfect, some could use a little more help than others, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency. A home energy audit is the perfect solution to your energy woes, helping to identify areas of waste or concern with recommendations on how to improve the efficiency of your Cincinnati home. What Is a Home Energy Audit? A professional home energy audit is carried out by a certified energy advisor who evaluates the...

How Do Boilers Work?

Posted on September 27, 2017

A boiler is a versatile appliance which can be used to heat your premises and hot water for bathing, laundry, cleaning, and more. While the appliances themselves have been around for hundreds of years the technology has come a long way, and where they were once most commonly found in older homes and commercial applications, boilers have a number of benefits that make them a viable alternative to forced air systems in buildings of all ages. For boiler services in Cincinnati, contact us online now! How Does a Boiler Work? A boiler is classified as a hydronic system, which heats and pumps...

Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy

Posted on August 22, 2017

Geothermal energy was once a rarity, but it’s growing in popularity today as more homeowners look for less traditional ways to heat and cool their homes for less. If you’re interested in trading in your furnace and air conditioner for a geothermal heat pump, first consider the advantages and disadvantages of this eco-friendly HVAC system. Advantages of Geothermal Energy Highly efficient heating and cooling: Because geothermal energy is all about moving heat rather than creating it, the equipment can operate at 300 to 500 percent efficiency. This means that for every unit of electricity a geothermal heat pump consumes, it...

Why Is Air Sealing Important?

Posted on July 31, 2017

Many homes in the Cincinnati area have air leaks from things like drafty windows or poorly-installed dryer vents. Even if they are minor, once all the small leaks are added together, it can be like leaving a large window open. These air leaks can allow conditioned air to escape and outside air to come inside, along with all the pollutants it may carry. Not only is this bad for your heating and cooling costs, but it can also affect your indoor air quality and your overall comfort. Finding Air Leaks Air leaks can be found throughout the average home, especially...

What Air Conditioner Temperature Is Best?

Posted on June 13, 2017

Cincinnati is well-known for its hot and humid summers, but a reliable air conditioning system can make those summers much more enjoyable. The average air conditioning system, however, uses a significant amount of electricity, which can be quite costly over the cooling season. By choosing a thermostat temperature that balances comfort and energy usage, you can minimize your utility costs while enjoying the cool air after a long day outside or at work. Choosing the Best Temperature for Your Air Conditioner For many people, a temperature setting from 72 to 78 degrees is optimal, but that depends on several factors,...

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