HVAC Equipment and Service

HVAC represents Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is the common term employed to read more.

Find the label on the outside of the element of your home comfort system for a manufacture date. Equipment less than five years old may have a warranty, but also may not read more.

Yes. Noisy heating and cooling equipmentcontribute to sound pollution.Even though no financial savings are tied to a quieter home environment, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Sharonville home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things, such as the unit, and read more

A Service Call fee is a charge for the cost associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and share expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a read more

A popping noise is a typically sign of an under-sized duct design. It may be caused by greater air flow than the duct work is able to manage. Have a qualified company analyze your home's ventilation system for proper design and provide a written recommendation. Improper duct work layout can create several ventilation and air quality problems, including read more

The answer is, most likely yes. Here's why.

Matched System Design: All air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units are precisely created to work with a matched indoor unit for peak efficiency and performance. The effect of this matched equipment is a coordinated, top-performance team that ensures dependability and efficiency. Air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units may "work" with indoor units other than those for which they have been precisely fabricated; however, the result would be a definite compromise in system performance.

Design Advances: Through the years, indoor blower coil units have undergone many design advances — especially in the areas of air handling performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. The latest outdoor unit will also comprise the read more

Similar to a value menu at many restaurants, charging a flat rate cost instead of an hourly fee provides more value for our customers because all costs are included, the read more.

You probably wouldn't purchase a brand-new car and expect to not once have to put air in the tires, change the oil and investigate any abnormal noises. Your home comfort system is read more

There are many things that can prompt your HVAC system to freeze up; most of them usually need to be corrected by a professional technician. Ensuring the air filter is clean or replaced and confirming the airflow is not restricted are about the only read more

If you are changing your Sharonville area home air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, it is an excellent time to also install a new zoning system to solve hot and cold spots or special temperature needs in the read more

Saving Energy at Home

With energy costs going up, there are a few steps you can take to help cut down the expenses of heating and cooling your home. HVAC equipment usually utlizies more energy than any other appliance in the home. This inevitably shows up every month on the energy bill, but it's important to remember that energy costs can be controlled in several ways.

Maintenance: One way to control energy costs is to schedule annual maintenance to make sure your furnace and air conditioner is running properly and efficiently. Operating dirty heating or cooling equipment can result in unnecessary loss of efficiency and may even damage the unit.

High Efficiency: If you are in the market for a new home comfort system, consider investing in a high-efficiency system. They are designed to help reduce your energy costs as well as help conserve natural resources. When selecting a new home comfort system, pay close attention to the SEER rating of the air conditioner and the AFUE of the furnace. The higher the SEER or AFUE, the higher the efficiency and savings.

Zoning: Zoning can drastically lower your heating costs. Zoning divides your home into separate comfort areas, which are heated or cooled based on the occupancy of the rooms. That means a zoning system allows each room in your home to potentially have its own temperature setting. With a zoning system, you no longer pay to heat or cool rooms of your home that are rarely used, and your family gets the exact temperature you want in highly occupied rooms.

Programmable Thermostats: Programmable thermostats can make a significant difference in energy consumption. Since you can proactively set a schedule for the days and times that the home is occupied, these thermostats are able to deliver exact comfort, efficiency and energy savings. For example, if you're going to be away, you can set the whole house at an energy-saving temperature to avoid heating or cooling an empty house and conserving energy in the process.

Indoor Air Quality

No, HVAC air filters vary by quality and size, and some have features that others don't. Mostly we recommend using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing up with your installed equipment, but you might be tempted to try some other filter type for convenience or to remove read more.

No doubt about it. Exposure to air pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, making indoor air quality (IAQ) extremely important. Many common household items contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compounds found in read more

The best method of detection is to use a carbon monoxide detector in your home. A carbon monoxide detector looks a bit like a smoke alarm. It monitors the air for carbon monoxide and read more/p>

You may have tried to eliminate indoor odors by spraying air fresheners or lighting candles. Unfortunately, these tactics only mask the odors, they don't get rid of them. These remedies may in fact negatively affect indoor air quality from read more

A great way to choose the correct humidifier is by having a home health report performed by Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Every home is different, and every family is different. So, every humidification need is also different. There are some important factors read more

Every person and every home entails a different comfort need. The threshold of irritancy and triggers that affect people’s health and comfort combine to determine the proper solutions. High threshold levels may require simple read more

According to studies commissioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all read more

Depending on the type you choose and the size of your indoor area, a humidifier may use from 1.5 to 12 gallons per day when the furnace is operating. The amount that will be read more

How often to change your air filters can depend on a few things:

  • the type of air filter you are using
  • the overall indoor air quality
  • how many pets are in the home
  • the number of people occupying the home, and
  • the level of air pollution and construction around the home

For basic 1"-3" air filters, manufacturers usually read more

Yes. Carbon monoxide is an invisible threat to health and safety in the home. Though more commonly associated with fireplaces and vehicle emissions, carbon monoxide poisoning read more

With central heating, people are confined indoors with unusually dry air during a long period each year. Humidifiers help [[to keep comfortable levels of moisture|create the ideal humidity level and comfort|the right comfort level of read more

When we breathe it, carbon monoxide combines with with the red blood cells in the blood and displaces the oxygen our bodies need to survive. Carbon monoxide combines with the red blood cells over 200 times more easily than oxygen and creates a read more

Allergies and asthma are two health issues that could be helped with cleaner indoor air. When airborne irritants are removed, allergy and asthma sufferers often find relief from their symptoms. Even healthy people who may read more

Unfortunately, the symptoms of carboxyhemoglobin saturation are easily overlooked because they are often flu-like. With mild exposure, most commonly you may experience headaches, fatigue and read more

Prevention is the most important step. Taking proper safety steps will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Because vehicles are a major cause of carbon monoxide poisoning, always take your car out of the garage to let it warm up. Never leave it read more

Many everyday household items may contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compounds found in carpeting, furniture, upholstery and drapery fabric constantly emit gases or fumes. Other sources of pollutants are cleaning agents, paint and read more

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is generated by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, natural gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, coal and charcoal. It is caused by read more

Indoor Air Quality is a term used to explain the level or amount of air pollution that exists inside a house or building, particularly occupied areas or rooms. Exposure to air pollutants can be up to read more

Installing a humidifier is usually an easy job if you are also replacing your furnace. But you can also have a humidifier fitted to your read more

We suggest that a home's humidity level be between 30 and 60 percent. However, during extremely cold weather, a home loses humidity to the outdoors and the level may drop to as low as 10 percent. When humidity levels drop, it is ideal to have a whole-home humidifier to help ensure that the proper level of moisture is distributed throughout the house. Not having enough moisture in the air can cause dryness in the membranes of the read more

Dry air contributes to making your throat feel dry or aggravate respiratory ailments. During extremely cold weather, your home rapidly loses its humidity to the outdoors. Humidity levels could [[drop to as low as 10 percent|even go down as low as read more