I hope that your 4th of July weekend was spent with friends, family and neighbors and was filled with laughter as well as smiles. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for whatever plans you had in store and with any luck you now have a bit of a summer glow. I’d like to take a moment to honor the reason behind our celebration of 4th of July and thank each and every veteran and their family for the unbelievable service and sacrifice you have given to our country. Every Jennings truck sports the red, white and blue of our flag and we are proud to have the freedom to do business in this great country. Continue reading
Put away the snow blower and get out the gardening tools! April is here and it’s great to see kids outside playing and folks out exercising (some run- I walk…fast). This rough winter will make the bloom of spring that much sweeter!
As warmer weather sets in be sure to get your cooling system ready for summer. A preseason air conditioning check will ensure that your system is ready for the humid days ahead. Your air conditioner transfers indoor heat to the outside by removing warm air from your home as it’s drawn across the coils in your AC unit, resulting in the cool, comfortable temperature you’ve come to expect. For this transfer to be efficient, the coils in your outdoor unit need to be professionally cleaned. Don’t wait until the hot weather is here to call for your air conditioning check. Call now and take advantage of our preseason special! Continue reading
We are proud to announce that Jennings Heating has won the coveted Angies List 2013 Super Service Award by maintaining an “A” rating with our customers and meeting strict standards of operational excellence thanks to our dedicated employees. Only one out of 20 companies are honored with this award and we would like to thank YOU for recognizing our efforts to guarantee your satisfaction! In addition, Jennings Heating continues to maintain an A+ Rating with The Better Business Bureau as your peace of mind is our goal.
“The Farmer’s Almanac” has predicted that this would be a cold winter and I must say I don’t know how they know these things, but they were right! These are some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in years. Continue reading
The holidays are just around the corner, filled with friends, family, hot wassail, loads of turkey and perhaps the not so welcome winter chill. Forecasters are predicting a frigid winter this year for the Great Lakes region, which includes our great state of Ohio. When preparing your winter “to do” list you might want to add the following items (not so much fun as prudent):
- Check the batteries in your Carbon Monoxide Detector – This little plug-in device can literally be a life saver. Carbon monoxide can occur from any fuel burning appliance in the home, including furnace, hot water tank, stove, fireplace and even the car in an attached garage.
- Have your furnace cleaned and checked – A properly tuned system can reduce your home’s operating costs up to 10% during the winter season. Continue reading
Well, we are half way through the summer and we finally have caught a break from the heat and humidity. June through the middle of July was hot and wet and the garden (and weeds) took off! Our warmest day was July 17th (95 degrees). The average daily high was 88 degrees. With the cool down here at the beginning of August, we can enjoy the Ohio weather. When it’s good it’s great!
With all that rain last month, a number of our customers have had flooded basements and several have even been flooded out twice! Many wet basements had damaged furnaces and hot water tanks. Continue reading
Rain and Heat, everything we need to make the garden grow as well as the weeds! All the humidity makes the temperature feel warmer than it would seem otherwise. A properly sized air conditioner will pull gallons of water out of your home on just such a day. If you notice any water on the floor around your furnace it may be caused by a leaking coil or plugged drain and you would want to call for service. When you hear water dripping out of the small black or white plastic drain line and into the floor drain, that’s a good thing and it means your air conditioning system is removing the moisture as it was designed to do.
We have customers stop into our showroom and” kick the tires” on the new air conditioners. The very High efficiency units with a high SEER rating (16 SEER and up) have an option for 2-Stage cooling. This allows the air conditioner to run at a lower speed lengthening the run time during these “muggy days” which really reduces the humidity level in your home. The very highly efficient new systems can be equipped with a “SYNC” which allows the Air conditioner to communicate with the Thermostat and Air handler/furnace to adjust the system speed, maximizing comfort by lowering humidity as well as noise.
Looks like the warm weather is upon us and about time! USA Today’s Temperature Forecast’s is for a Warm June, let’s hope so.
We have $200.00 off special on our retractable awnings. With the flip of a switch the awning will extend out to make that deck or patio usable even during the sunny part of the day, flip the switch again and retract the awning when the wind kicks up. The awnings can be ordered in many colors and patterns. Feel free to stop into showroom and give the retractable awning a spin or give Carol a call to have Pete stop by for a free estimate.
Now might be a good time to check your attic insulation. During the summer months, late in the day even as the sun goes down the house can become warmer due to the heat buildup in the attic. Additional insulation or an attic ventilator can make a big difference. Give us a call to receive a quote on an attic ventilator or insulation. Continue reading
Time to spring into action! Yes it is time to change the oil in the lawnmower, get new mulch and have your air conditioner tuned up! Our Air Conditioner Tune-up special is in full swing for just $89.00. An air conditioner tune up can reduce your operating costs as well as extend the life of your unit. When your Jennings Heating technician arrives for your air conditioner tune-up, please feel free to ask him any questions you may have regarding your unit’s maintenance or operation. Our goal is to keep your air conditioning system at optimum performance for your comfort and energy efficiency. So call now to schedule your tune-up ! It’s the cool thing to do.
Some Cooling Tips
- Try cooking out when you know it will be hot, your oven can generate more BTU’s of heat than your Air Conditioner can cool.
- Turn off coffee pots when not brewing (use a thermos after its brewed)
- Use the dishwasher later after it has cooled down outside as they generate heat and humidity. Continue reading
Caring for your home comfort systems.
Two of the most important things you can do to care for your whole house air conditioner is: change your filters at least twice a year and schedule a preseason air conditioning tune-up. Filters should be changed at least once in the spring and once in the fall. If your filters become plugged it increases the amount of energy required to operate your furnace and air conditioner. Plugged or dirty filters can damage your Air Conditioning System and shorten its life. A preseason air conditioning tune-up will keep your system working to maximum efficiency reducing energy bills. A well maintained air conditioning system can last as long as 15 to 20 years.
Some other energy saving tips for the Cooling Season:
- Pull drapes to block out some of the sun’s radiant heat when you know it will be a warm day, especially on the south and west side of your home.
- Set your thermostat for the desired indoor temperature earlier in the day when the weatherman is predicting 88 degrees or more. A properly sized air conditioner will cool and dehumidify, but if the house is allowed to reach 80+ degrees inside before the air conditioner is turned on, it may take many hours for the system to catch up. Continue reading
Spring is approaching, the birds are coming back, and each morning their singing lets us know we made it through the long dark! Don’s running his Air Conditioning Service Special so you can be ready when the weather breaks. Because a home heats and cools differently you will want to adjust your air registers once cooling season arrives. Hot air rises so your home needs more air flow to the upper levels during cooling season to offset the additional heat rising to the 2nd floor. In a 2-story home it is not uncommon for there to be several degrees difference between 1st and 2nd floors, however if the temperature difference is more like 7 or 8 degrees, a balancing should be done to drive more cold air to the 2nd floor. This can be done using the balancing dampers found in most homes (located in the round pipes in the basement), when the metal tab is parallel to the pipe there is greater air flow as you move the tab to perpendicular the air flow is cut down. If your home doesn’t have these dampers than you can try opening and closing the registers by adjusting the small tab on the register. So, increase air flow to the first floor at the beginning of cold weather, and conversely increase air flow to the 2nd floor in warm weather.