Pro Tips

Water Heater Replacement: Is It That Time?

April 11, 2013 Mike Behr
People tend to take their home's water heater for granted, yet it's one of the more important appliances in the home. Knowing when to replace your water heater does not have to be a mystery. Here are five signs that can help you decide if it's time for a water heater replacement.
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High Heating Bills? Read Your Gas Statement, Find Ways to Save

April 9, 2013 Mike Behr
If you're like most homeowners, you have a tendency to pay for your heating bills without actually reading the fine print. Unfortunately, this bad habit could be costing you money. By taking the time to understand how to interpret your heating bills, you'll be able to make positive changes that will lower your spending.
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With A High-Efficiency Furnace, Venting Concerns Are Valid: Learn Proper Care

April 4, 2013 Mike Behr
High-efficiency furnaces are effective at conserving energy and , you'll extend its effective life span and prevent problems along the way.
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A Boiler Troubleshooting Guide For Mid-Ohioans

April 2, 2013 Mike Behr
Boiler problems are unfortunately common, Boiler troubleshooting guideJoe Behr Plumbing & Heating for expert assistance. We provide top-notch HVAC and plumbing servicBoiler problems are unfortunately common, especially in winter, here in the Mid-Ohio area. A handy boiler troubleshooting guide is definitely in order for local residents who use boilers for heating their home and its water.
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The Electronically Commutated Motor Promotes Peak Efficiency

March 28, 2013 Mike Behr
If your furnace or other forced-ar heating or cooling equipment is older than 10 years, it's probably operating on a permanent-split capacitor (PSC) blower motor. Though this type of motor has been a standard in HVAC equipment for many years, the more efficient electronically commutated motor (ECM) is fast becoming the energy standard.
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Buying A Heat Pump? Here's What You Need To Know

March 26, 2013 Mike Behr
When you're ready to upgrade your home’s heating and cooling system, you'll want to give careful consideration to selecting the right heat pump
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A Red-Tagged Furnace Requires A Costly Repair: Use A Reputable Expert For Diagnosis

March 21, 2013 Mike Behr
Hearing that you have a red-tagged furnace is never good news, since it almost always means either an expensive repair or a furnace replacement.
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A Frozen Heat Pump Coil Isn't Normal, So Get Help

March 19, 2013 Mike Behr
A frozen heat pump coil is never normal. If your heat pump coils are covered in a layer of ice, this can be a sign of a serious problem in your system.
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Access 2013 Energy Tax Credits, And Don't Overlook Savings When Upgrading!

March 14, 2013 Mike Behr
While a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner will be more energy-efficient than your old one and will help you save on your energy bills, there are also generous federal energy tax credits available, some of which have been extended due to recent congressional action.
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Understanding Whole-House Humidifier Technology

March 12, 2013 Mike Behr
A whole-house humidifier is a simple yet innovative home-comfort system, engineered to utilize the natural processes of gravity and water evaporation to humidify your home.
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With Regular Humidifier Maintenance, You'll Ensure Consistent Operation

March 7, 2013 Mike Behr
Your whole-house humidifier works hard during the cold Mid-Ohio winter to help ensure that your family stays healthy throughout the heating season, prevent the wood in your home from drying out and keeping static electricity from zapping your electronics.
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Will A Dual-Fuel Heating System Work In Mid-Ohio's Climate?

March 5, 2013 Mike Behr
If you'd like to take a bite out of your winter utility bills, consider a dual-fuel heating system.
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