How To Choose the Right Central Air System for Your Home

carrierSelecting the right central air system for your home may seem daunting. After hearing terms such as “SEER rating”, “tonnage”, “zoning” and “variable speed,” you may feel overwhelmed and not quite sure where to start. Let us help you take the guesswork out of the equation and walk you through the process of choosing the system that’s right for your home with the checklist below.

Choose the Right Contractor

First and foremost, make sure that you choose the best contractor for the job. You will want to select someone who is trustworthy and credible-after all, you will be welcoming them into your home! Start by searching out local contractors in your area using a simple internet search. From there, check out any available reviews and testimonials. What are customers saying about them? Take note of how they rate on Yelp, Google, Facebook, etc. You will also want to search out whether or not they are part of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in your area and, if so, what their BBB rating is. Continue reading

How Much Will it Cost to Replace My Heating and Cooling System?

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You’ve known for a while that your heating and cooling system is approaching the end of its expected lifetime, but the loud “woosh” you now hear when your furnace kicks on or the fact that your AC seems to constantly run (a costly problem) are telltale signs that can’t be ignored-it’s time to replace your system. The question is-how much will it cost?

It’s important to ask this question well before an immediate need for a replacement so that, if necessary, you are able to budget in advance for this major appliance-especially since it’s one that you can’t afford to live without! The cost of a new system depends on the answer to this question; what home comfort needs or expectations do you want the new system to meet? Continue reading

10 Most Common HVAC Problems

While some HVAC issues are simply a matter of cleaning coils and filters, something that you can do yourself, many of the 10 most common heating and cooling system problems will develop into much bigger concerns if not serviced early. Most of these can be avoided with regular preventive maintenance calls. It is wise to have your system checked annually to prevent outages during extreme weather.

Get Answers to the 10 Most Common HVAC Problems

1) LACK OF MAINTENANCE
Regularly scheduled maintenance by a licensed service contractor is a MUST to keep your system in proper working order. Many of the most common furnace problems can be avoided with proper maintenance by a certified service contractor. You have likely invested thousands of dollars in your home heating system. Why not protect that investment? If you neglect to perform regular maintenance you will most likely experience unexpected costly breakdowns, increased energy cost, poor performance and frustration. Continue reading

How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last?

Even though you are attentive to your ventilation and air conditioning systems with proper maintenance and care, they probably won’t last more than about 15 years to 20 Years. Heat pumps average a little less due to year round use. Thermostats typically last the duration of the system, but because to new “Smart Stats” can save on operating costs it would pay to upgrade to an energy saving thermostat if your current one is not programmable. These numbers seem consistent regardless of the climate you live in. Continue reading

5 Most Common Air Conditioner Problems

Air conditioning manufacturers usually make durable, resilient, high-quality products. These units transfer the heat from your home to the warm, outside environment. With over 2/3 of American homes having air conditioning, it becomes a huge inconvenience when the air conditioner is not working well.

Most problems with air conditioning units can be resolved in advance with regular maintenance. If you are having problems with your air conditioner not running or not cooling enough, check these 5 most common air conditioner problems before calling for service. Continue reading

We’re Havin’ a Heat Wave…and it Feels Tropical

Summer SunshineCan you say humid? Wow! Rubber City feels more like a tropical rain forest than well, Akron, Ohio. As I’m sure you know, humidity is the opposite of comfort during these hot summer months. Even a relatively temperate day can feel muggy, and those with allergies or respiratory issues can find the outdoors challenging. Not only can humidity make the outdoors challenging, but it can certainly cause problems inside your home as well. You may be familiar with the damp, mildew odor found in basements when humidity is at a peak. Walls and ductwork can get stained where moisture has built up over many summers and there are times when a portable dehumidifier just doesn’t do the trick.

Jennings Heating and Cooling offers several solutions to this age-old problem. If your existing air conditioner is approximately more than 15 years old, you may want to consider replacing the system with a new high efficiency air conditioner that has a built in dehumidification function. These newer cooling and dehumidification units have the capability to set not only the desired temperature, but the humidity setting that is most comfortable for your family as well. If you’re thinking that you might need to upgrade your unit, you may want to consider taking advantage of our $1000 off a heating and air conditioning system as this special is only available through the end of August.

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Central Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

There are some simple things you can do yourself if you have a problem with your central air conditioning system. Listed below are some troubleshooting ideas for central air conditioning problems and solutions from Jennings Heating and Cooling Co., Inc.

A word of warning—some problems are not simple fixes, and you can create a worse problem by trying to fix it yourself. It may end up costing more in the end if you damage something while trying the repair.  Continue reading

Comparing Types of Home Cooling Systems

Thinking about how hot your home will be this summer? Can you fry an egg on the windowsill? At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we don’t want to charge you an arm and a leg for an installation, but we don’t want you to get something that is so expensive to use that you turn it off in sweltering heat to save the electric bill either.

It’s time to evaluate your options for home cooling systems for comfort, looks, and economy as we start comparing types of home cooling systems.

How do I Compare Different Styles of Home Cooling Systems?

Air conditioners come in a variety of styles, efficiency ratings, and prices. Which brand is the best?

comparing-type-of-cooling-systemsAt Jennings, we use the SEER ratings to determine the efficiency of the different units. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit is. The federal minimum is 13, and the current highest SEER rating number is 23. A unit rated 23 will use less energy to run than a 13 will.

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October Home Comfort Tips & Treats

JACK_PUMPKIN Fall is certainly in the air-leaves are beginning to change, mornings are crisp and cool, and everywhere you go the flavors and colors of fall are bursting at the seams. The changing of seasons brings something new to enjoy, so be sure to get out with family and friends to take part in the festivities! Speaking of change, we have made some updates to our website that you may find interesting, including this month’s specials and coupons. When you get a chance, check them out here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customers, for letting us know how we are doing. Whenever I look at our employees and think of how long I have known these hard working individuals, I always remind them that they are the “Jennings Heating” that our customers see. This year you let us know that you saw great things as we received an A+ rating from both Angie’s List and Better Business Bureau. Thanks for your vote of confidence. We don’t often receive complaints, but when we do we take the opportunity to train and improve, so please continue to let us know how we’re doing.

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How to Optimize Your Home’s Comfort While Soaking Up the Last Rays of Summer

10563257_sAugust has begun, which means fitting as much summer into the next month as possible before kids go back to school and the weather begins to cool. Though this month can sometimes feel like a long goodbye as Ohioans hang on to every drop of sun we can, it also welcomes the beginning of football season, and that’s something to look forward to. No matter who you root for, whether it be a local high school, college ball or your favorite NFL team, August brings the first glimpse of hope for what the upcoming season may hold.

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