Category: Air Conditioner

See Ya Later Hot & Cold Spots: Temperature Zoning

temperature zoning Mason, OHDon’t settle for an uncomfortable home. From Mason to Cincinnati, Hermann Services has several air conditioning services that can keep your home at a more even temperature. Hot and cool spots in your home don’t necessarily mean that your air conditioner is inefficient and needs repair. It could just be that your heating and cooling system just needs a few adjustments and improvements.

Temperature zoning can help solve some of your issues, especially if your home has multiple levels and rooms with large windows and/or tall ceilings. It can also help you save money on efficiency costs. By zoning your home’s system, your air conditioner or furnace will only be adjusting temperature in certain areas of your home, which means it doesn’t have to work as hard.  So here’s how to get started:

Separate Your Home Into Zones

A technician will come to your home and separate it by zones. Each zone will get its own thermostat that can keep the entire zone at a steady temperature. Zones are usually separated by floor and by areas that are used the most and the least. Depending on the age of your home and your air conditioning system your technician may need to install some new ductwork or dampers into your existing ductwork.

Adjust Your Dampers

The dampers in your ductwork can also keep temperature zoning more efficient. By closing or opening these dampers in the different zones of your home, you can drastically change the amount and flow of air coming into different areas of your home. In the summer, we suggest opening the dampers on the upper floors of your home to allow more cool air to circulate there. You can also close the dampers in the basement somewhat since lower floors tend to stay cooler since heat rises.

Call Hermann Services in the Cincinnati area today at, 513-737-8423, and be on your way to a more comfortable home.

Switch to a High Efficiency AC System Just in Time for Summer

Home AC Repair ServicesBefore the Cincinnati summer gets too hot, you should consider switching to a high efficiency air conditioner. You don’t want to get caught without a working AC system in the heat of the season. So, Herrmann Services has a few things you should know about high efficiency air conditioning systems before you decide.

Energy Costs Dwindle

Since your air conditioner is the biggest consumer of energy in your home, it means it is probably one of most expensive pieces of equipment in your home when it comes to energy bills. Newer, high efficiency systems can help lower your energy costs, though. They come in a variety of options and prices. We suggest choosing one with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, or SEER. A rating of 12 or greater is usually sufficient to see more savings.

If you think your air conditioner isn’t working as efficiently as it could be, call the experts at Herrmann Services. We specialize in air conditioning repair in Loveland, OH, and all over the greater Cincinnati area.

Less Maintenance Required

High efficiency air conditioners also have a track record for requiring less maintenance and repairs, which also saves you money down the road. Since they are more efficient at running, high efficiency systems tend to take on less stress, giving them a longer operating life, as well.

Be More Comfortable in Your Home

The more efficient your system is, the better it will be at keeping your home comfortable. High efficiency AC systems allow for more consistent airflow and fewer temperature swings. This means you’ll be comfortable in your home, no matter what room you are in.

To keep your air conditioning in tiptop shape this season, call the experts at Herrmann Services 513-206-8537. Our talented team can take care of your air conditioning repair in Kenwood, OH, and many of our other services areas.

Why a Late Season Furnace Tune-Up Is Good for Your Air Conditioner Too

Furnace Tune-Up from Herrmann Services can save you moneyYou may think that you missed your opportunity to have a furnace tune-up this year. Winter is almost over, and you may be thinking, “What good would it do me now?” Well, the truth is… a lot of good. Your cooling system is usually combined with your central heating system because they share the same ductwork for distributing conditioned air throughout your home.  Because your furnace and air conditioner work hand in hand as part of the same system, when you have your furnace tuned-up, your entire system will work better.

The Basic Components of an Air Conditioning System

We know not everyone is an air conditioner or furnace expert (and it’s a good thing because we wouldn’t be in business if they were). So just to help you understand how your air conditioner and furnace work, here’s a little breakdown of the basic components:

  • A condensing unit (the outdoor section) and the evaporator coil
  • A matching indoor air handler or gas (natural or propane) furnace with coil
  • Ductwork to transfer the cooled air throughout the home

When your air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace (sometimes called an air handler because it works with your air conditioner as well), you get maximum efficiency and your system will have a longer life.

A Clean Furnace Is a Happy Furnace

A Herrmann Services furnace tune-up is complete. When we perform a furnace tune-up, we clean and check your blower motor, electrical connections, control boards and more. These parts affect how efficiently your entire system runs. Your air conditioner depends on these parts working properly as much as your furnace does. And when your system is running more efficiently, you’ll save money on energy bills as well. Did you know that 40% of all breakdowns are caused by dirt buildup? Simply having us clean your system will help avoid many problems.

Our Late Season Furnace Tune-Up includes:

  • Check the furnace exhaust flue for proper draft.
  • Check/adjust furnace for proper gas pressure at the operating valve.
  • Check/adjust the heating burners for signs of wear and proper operation.
  • Check/adjust thermostat for accurate control of your system.
  • Check the furnace filter for dirt and wear.
  • Check the furnace blower motor and oil to protect against premature failure.
  • Check for any carbon monoxide leakage.
  • Check the humidifier for proper operation and to maintain a satisfactory comfort level.
  • Check the heat exchanger for cracks.
  • Check all mechanical parts for signs of wear.
  • Check/adjust the blower belt.
  • Check the pilot assembly.
  • Check all safety devices for proper operation.
  • Check the exhaust blower assembly.

You’ll save even more when you join our Herrmann Services Family Plan Club. You never have to remember to schedule a tune-up and you’ll also get discounts on repairs, priority service, and no emergency trip fees when you have to call after hours for service. Let Herrmann Services take care of your heating and cooling needs.

We take the employ the same great detail when we perform our air conditioner tune-ups. Click this link for a detailed description of our air conditioner tune-up checklist. Call Herrmann today for a late season furnace tune-up and go into spring with a cleaner, more efficient system and fewer breakdowns.