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

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,...

Are All Air Conditioner Filters the Same?

Posted on June 6, 2017

Heating and cooling systems incorporate an air filter to clean the incoming air before it is conditioned and distributed throughout the home. In many HVAC systems, the air filter has two distinct jobs. The first is to protect the HVAC system. Dust and other particles can easily cause component wear and can adhere parts like the blower fan or evaporator, reducing system efficiency. The second job to remove dust, pollen, pet dander other pollutants from the air, which improves indoor air quality and can reduce the symptoms of conditions like asthma and allergies. Some air filters are designed mainly to protect...

How Do Energy Monitoring Devices Work?

Posted on May 15, 2017

Is your energy bill sky high and you want to find out why? You can find out which appliances in your home or business are using more than their fair share of electricity with energy monitoring. Energy monitors record the electricity use in your home or building and let you see firsthand exactly how much is energy each appliance is using. Several kinds of energy monitors are on the market and they all work in slightly different ways. Two popular kinds are: Individual-device monitors: These monitors gauge the real-time electrical use of individual appliances and other electrical devices. Whole-house monitors:...

Is Air Conditioner Maintenance Necessary?

Posted on April 12, 2017

As a homeowner, it's important to perform certain routine maintenance for various systems and areas of your home. Just like you would periodically change the oil and rotate the tires of your car, there are many responsibilities that come with owning a home. There's never a shortage of things to do when it comes to home maintenance. From gutters to appliances, the list of things-to-do is always full.  Many homeowners may be tempted to skip some tasks to try and save time and/or money. But should the routine maintenance for your air conditioner be on the skip list? For homeowners, the biggest...

Why Is My House Drafty?

Posted on March 14, 2017

With Cincinnati’s sweltering summers and frigid winters, drafts don’t only make you uncomfortable inside your home. Drafts suck your energy dollars right through the cracks and crevices you didn’t even know you had. You might think old doors and windows are the culprit, but hidden problems with your insulation and ductwork are probably to blame for costly air leakage. At National Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ll identify air leaks and offer affordable solutions to keep your conditioned air where it should be—inside your home. What Is an Energy Audit? Don’t worry about the negative reaction you get when you hear...

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