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3 Home Energy Myths That Are Costing You Money

AC repair and AC units myths and the truthMyth #1: When coming home to a hot house, turning the AC down to a temperature lower than the desired house temperature, will help cool the house faster.

Truth: The reality is that this won’t help your house cool (or heat up) any faster. Because your air handler is only going to move warm air out at a set speed, you can’t deliver cool air faster, no matter how low you put the thermostat setting.

Also remember that a risk you run—if you do set the thermostat extremely low—is that you can forget about the setting, and over-cool your house, or you might even freeze your thermostat if it gets too cold.

Myth #2: Leaving a ceiling fan on will cool a room, even if you are not in the room. 

Truth: It might seem obvious but ceiling fans work to circulate the air in the room to create a draft, and they do this through a motor that is powered by electricity.

Ceiling fans are just cooling people, and they are not cooling rooms. In fact, they are not doing anything to lower the temperature of any room. Since they take electricity to run, if anything, they are adding a slight bit of heat to the room.

Second, while the breeze may feel nice, assuming your AC is still running and you haven’t set the thermostat higher, it isn’t saving you any energy. With that said, ceiling fans add a nice breeze, but it’s important to know they aren’t doing any cooling to the room.

Myth #3: Buying or upgrading to a energy efficient AC system will automatically reduce your energy bill.

Truth: This is why you rely on the experts at Greater Comfort to walk through all the choices you have, including the cost savings associated with any kind of change, replacement/repair, or upgrade. Keep in mind that the size of the unit and the location of the installation all are going to impact the efficiency you end up seeing. That means that if a unit is improperly sized or installed, you can end up paying more than you should be paying.

The Department of Energy says that poor installation and improper sized equipment can waste as much as one-third of your energy consumption. That’s where we come in to make sure you receive the quality installation and service to see maximum savings.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill this Summer

Air Conditioning Repair Northern Kentucky

Summer brings family barbecues, trips to the pool, and rising temperatures.

Knowing the heat of summer is here, we uncover 4 ways you can be sure to beat the heat and avoid overpaying on your energy bill.

1. Start managing your windows.

You read that right: it is time to start managing your windows to take control of the summer heat. When possible, utilize energy-efficient window coverings that allow natural light to come in, but prevent solar heat gain in your home.

During the day, keep windows closed. If you then open them at night—that is, when it is a cool night—be sure to close them early in the morning. Last, place houseplants in front of your sunniest windows to help naturally absorb some of the sun’s rays coming in to your home.

2. Check your air conditioning & cooling system’s efficiency.

The Greater Comfort Heating & Cooling experts can help you consider and evaluate what it would mean to upgrade to a higher-efficiency unit. As much as 50 percent of people would be able to save money by switching to a high efficiency unit. 

We can also make sure you have installed and set up a programmable thermostat. This alone can save 10 percent on heating and cooling over the course of a year. Also, one of the fastest ways to save energy on home cooling is to clean and replace your cooling unit’s filters. In some cases, you need to change your filters as much as once every three months. 

3. Look at how you ventilate.

Ventilation is one of the least expensive ways to cool your home. Depending in your needs, natural ventilation, fans, and whole house fans are options. Natural ventilation will rely on wind to cool your home and is a fit for those who live in cooler climates. Fans, as you are aware, help you cool off in certain areas of your home.

Fans won’t cool your entire home by any means, but it is a great solution to help raise the thermostat but still let you be comfortable. Check to make sure that your fan is blowing wind downwards—not upwards, which wouldn’t do you any good! Last, whole house fans work to pull air in through your windows and exhaust it through the home’s attic and roof. Be sure to take advantage of your bathroom fans when you shower or when you cook. These help in removing the heat and humidity in your home.

4. Contact the Greater Comfort Heating & Cooling team. 

Common air conditioning problems include issues with your refrigerant, sensor, thermostat, drainage or even your filters—all of which we can identity and work to quickly fix. Ask us about how we can help your home performance in other ways, including:

  • Duct inspection & repair
  • Insulation upgrades
  • Vents you can close
  • Other thermostat-related issues you may be unaware of

Our maintenance program brings well-trained technicians to your home to find and fix any problems with your air conditioning system. It is our goal to work with you to fix any inefficiencies in your cooling system! We examine airflow, check for seal duct leakage in central systems, your coils, capacitors, compressor and refrigerant. As much as 5 to 15 percent of your efficiency can be lost if you do not maintain the A/C.



Quality A/C Repair in Cincinnati

A/C Repair in CincinnatiIf you need A/C Repair in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky or Southeast Indiana, you can count on Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning to help you get your A/C back up and running, providing you with cool comfort for your home or office.  This is the time of year when most A/C systems are running strong and if your system is suffering from age, neglect or extra use, we can help you get it running good again.

Technicians On Call

When you call Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning for your A/C repair in Cincinnati, you can count on a quick response and prompt efficient service.  Our technicians are factory trained on most systems and we have the right technician for your need.  This means a quicker service time and that we won’t just fix the symptom, we will solve the problem.

For over 25 years, we have been servicing the tri-state area.  We offer A/C repair service 24/7 to make sure you are never without cool air.

Service You Can Trust

At Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, we depend on our reputation to go before us.  We have great customers who tell their friends about our company and the service they had when they needed Cincinnati A/C repair.  We are dedicated to providing you with courteous technicians who not only know what they are doing but who care about their customers and making them comfortable.  You can depend on the service you receive from Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning.

Full Service A/C Repair In Cincinnati

Because we are a HVAC company, we carry many parts you might need for A/C repair in Cincinnati on our trucks.  This saves time with service calls and ordering.  When we do need something specific, we have the connections to ensure a quick turnaround.  We also carry many brands of A/C units and are able to design the best solution for your cooling needs.  This is important in the event you need a new A/C system.  We can design an energy efficient solution that will offer you and your home just the right capacity to deliver the cool air you need.

We understand not everyone who needs a new A/C unit or repairs, planned to spend money on their A/C.  To help accommodate our customers, we offer free estimates on new A/C Systems and financing should you need it.

We also offer regular A/C maintenance to help keep your system running smoothly all year long.  Having a technician who comes at regular intervals to maintain your A/C can save you money in repairs and keep your system working it’s best the longest.

Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help with all your A/C needs.  Give us a call  and let us help with your A/C repair in Cincinnati