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Our team of local AC technicians is fast, friendly, and professional, and our rates are affordable. We proudly serve all of Greater Columbus, Greater Dayton, Greater Cincinnati, and surrounding areas. If your air conditioner needs refrigerant, defrosted, or repaired, call Five Star Home Services.
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4 Home Cooling Tips for Ohio Homeowners
During the hot months of summer, a lot of Ohio homeowners look for ways to beat the heat. In the following, our home cooling heroes offer several tips to help you keep your home cool and save you money on your home cooling costs when it gets hot outside.
Blocking Heat From Reaching the Home
There are several ways to prevent direct sunlight from heating up your home during the summer. These tips help to keep you cool while lowering air conditioning usage: Keep blinds and drapes closed from mid-morning through the early evening. Seal potential air leaks around windows and doors to keep cool air inside. Install a plastic film that you can stick to your windows and use to block the heat while allowing light through. Plant trees around the outside of the home, especially on the southern and western facing sides.
Fans help keep the air flowing. They create a breeze that makes your home feel cooler. Using fans during mild weather and during the night, instead of an air conditioner at times, can save you up to 50% on cooling costs. Additionally, keeping fans running can make it easier to adjust the thermostat up a few degrees to reduce energy use. During the summer, ceiling fan blades should move constantly in a counterclockwise direction so the air they blow pushes air down toward the floor. Be sure to turn off these fans when leaving a room to save electricity. Although fans don’t cool homes; they make you feel cooler.
Central Air Conditioners
Central air conditioners are an easy, but more expensive way to keep a home cool. They are best used with other cooling methods. While using a central air conditioner, it’s not good to set the thermostat lower than the desired temperature. This doesn’t cool the place faster. The recommended temperature setting for saving money is 78 degrees. Raising the temperature five to seven degrees for eight hours can reduce your home’s electric bill by as much as ten percent. Using a smart thermostat, Wi-Fi thermostat or programmable thermostat makes it easier to program desired temperatures at certain times of the day and saves you money on cooling costs while you’re away.
Get the right size unit
To maximize energy efficiency, make sure to purchase the right size air conditioner for the area you want to cool. When it comes to A/C, bigger does not always equal better. If you install an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need, it can end up costing you more to run the unit. It can also cost you more money to purchase and install. If your air conditioning system is too big, it will cycle off and on more frequently. This causes the indoor temperature to fluctuate more, reduces the amount of moisture that gets removed, and creates a less comfortable climate. It’s also harder on equipment and makes shortens its lifespan.
Buy Today, Pay Over Time
If you're in need of a new water heater, furnace, air conditioner, electrical panel, toilet, or something else, and you're wondering how you're going to come up with the money, we encourage you to check out our amazing in-house financing options. We can set up a monthly installment plan that works for your budget.
Air Conditioner & Heat Pump Services in Central & Southwest Ohio
Once the weather in Ohio starts to get hot and humid, homeowners need to make sure their cooling systems are prepared for those so-called “dog days” of summer that lay ahead. Whether your air conditioner or heat pump is on its last leg and needs repaired, or you’re looking for an honest AC technician to come over and perform seasonal maintenance, we at Five Star Home Services can help. We offer all types of air conditioning services, including A/C repair, A/C maintenance, A/C installation and A/C replacement. We also offer affordable heat pump repair, heat pump tune-ups, and heat pump installation. We proudly service Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Northern Kentucky, and Dayton, OH with our Five Star cooling services!
Ohio Heat Pump Services
Heat pumps are convenient and efficient; they are one of the only HVAC systems on the market today that heat your home when it’s cold outside and cool your home when it’s hot out. This makes them a convenient and cost-effective system to use year-round. If you already have a heat pump and need an honest, reputable, competitively priced heat pump repair technician, give our trusted team at Five Star Home Services a call today! We have an outstanding team of friendly, NATE-certified technicians who are some of the best HVAC repair experts in the area, and we offer emergency repair services.
Heat Pump Repair
Don’t go another day without a working heat pump. We repair all makes, models, and ages.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pumps need yearly maintenance to heat and cool your home properly.
Heat Pump Installation
We have a selection of heat pumps for all budgets, home sizes, and existing HVAC systems.
HVAC Installation You Can Trust
When you need to replace an HVAC system, you need an HVAC expert. Five Star Home Services offers full HVAC system replacement and HVAC installation at the most competitive prices in Greater Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and surrounding areas. We install all the top-quality brands of HVAC equipment, and we offer free in-home consultations and free estimates. All of our work is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We proudly carry equipment from top names such as Amana®, Goodman®, Honeywell®, and much more.
The Gold Standard in HVAC Services Since 1972
Five Star Home Services has been in the HVAC business since 1972, and there's not a furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, or air quality problem we can't resolve. We don’t stop when your HVAC system does. As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, we make ourselves available after-hours on weekends, and on holidays for emergency HVAC repairs. That's right, 24/7, 365! We can repair all brands and types of heating and cooling equipment, such as Amana, Trane, Rheem, Honeywell, Goodman, Comfortmaker, Carrier, and many more. Our team of local HVAC technicians are fast, friendly, professional. We proudly serve all of Greater Columbus, Greater Dayton, Greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas, and we're continuing to grow! If your home needs heat or cool air restored, give us a call. Our services include AC repair, AC installation, furnace repair, furnace installation, heat pump repair, heat pump installation, zoned systems, preventative maintenance, heating, and cooling system tune-ups, air purification systems, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air filtration, ventilation, ductwork installation, air duct modifications, furnace safety checks and much more.
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