A Homeowner’s Guide to Space Heater Safety for the Whole Family

October 12, 2021

Whether you’ve put a new addition on your home or you find that one of your rooms isn’t getting as warm as you’d like it to be, you may want to supplement your heat with a space heater. These can be great to help target heating specific rooms of your home. However, space heaters are one of the biggest causes of house fires out there. If you’re planning on using a space heater to heat your home, there are some safety rules that you’ll want to follow. Ensure the Heater Is Safety Certified When you

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Everything You Need to Know About Safely Relighting a Pilot Light

September 20, 2021

At one time, all gas furnaces had pilot lights. Now, however, most modern furnaces have entirely electric ignition switches. If the furnace in your Ohio home still has a pilot light, you want to know how to relight it. This is a skill that will allow you to troubleshoot safely and successfully one of the most common furnace problems. Why Do Pilot Lights Go Out? There are many reasons why furnace pilot lights go out. Sometimes furnaces are housed in drafty basement areas or other low-lying parts of the property. If someone has recently slammed

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Finding the Right AC System for Your Home

August 18, 2021

Choosing the right type of AC unit for your home is among the most significant decisions you will make to keep your home comfortable. As a new homeowner, you likely are in a dilemma about which AC unit to go for. There’s no need to worry because we at Buckeye Heating & Cooling have your back. We have been attending to the heating and cooling needs of Worthington, Ohio, residents, and those living in the surrounding areas, since 1948. Here is our expert advice on the eight types of AC units that you can choose for your home. Central Air

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 19, 2021

The last thing you wish to experience is an AC unit breakdown in the summer months. The humidity and soaring heat can make your home an uncomfortable place to be in on a hot summer day. It is essential to understand the most common AC system issues to help you avoid downtime with your cooling system. If you notice any problems with your air conditioning during the summer, be sure to contact Buckeye Heating & Cooling. We have experienced technicians to help you fix your AC issue right away. Here are the most common AC problems during

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 9, 2021

The most frustrating thing that can happen during summer to any homeowner is the breakdown of the air conditioning unit. Luckily you can resolve some AC issues by simply resetting it. A power outage may disrupt your AC functioning and, it might fail to kick on immediately even after power return. You set your thermostat on the cooling mode, but the AC isn’t blowing in cool enough air. In such cases, resetting your unit should be your first course of action. You don’t have to call a technician every time your unit stops working. Here are some

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 15, 2021

Humidity and air conditioners don’t mix well. Just ask anyone who has had to service or replace their AC unit after too many Ohio summers with humid temperatures. Hot, muggy air can damage air conditioners over time and can contribute to other issues within a home as well. That’s why homeowners need to ensure that humidity levels within their homes stay within an appropriate range. Too little humidity, as well as too much, can wreak havoc on AC units. Here are the many ways that humidity causes problems for your air conditioner and how that can also

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

Modern AC units feature two-stage compressors that make them very efficient. Further, they sport noise-dampening technology that keeps noise levels less than 55dB. This means that if your unit starts making unusually loud noises, something is amiss. The noises might mean your system needs a simple tune-up. However, when you ignore them, the simple issues can become exacerbated and turn into major issues that require you to replace the unit. You need to listen to the kind of noise the unit makes in order to make an accurate diagnosis. The information below will help you decide

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 15, 2021

A gas leak can pose a hazard. It can cause fires and may pose contamination risks for occupants of your Worthington, Ohio, home. So when you detect a gas leak, you may be alarmed. Here are some essential facts about gas leaks and how to tell if it is time to call for professional help. Gas Odors From Regular Emissions If you have not run your furnace in a long time, it is normal for small quantities of gas to escape during cycling. Dust and debris may accumulate on the heat exchanger and other parts of

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 4, 2021

Scheduling routine maintenance for your HVAC system has far-reaching implications on its efficiency. Even so, it’s often convenient for homeowners to put off this vital process unless something is wrong with the system. When was the last time you considered regular servicing for your HVAC system? Your HVAC system worked just fine last season. We get it. But this doesn’t mean that maintenance should only be essential when your HVAC has underlying issues. So how often should you consider HVAC maintenance? Find out the answer in this article. What

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How Does a High Efficient Furnace Work?

January 21, 2021

You know a furnace does not last forever, and you fear yours may be on its last leg. Before you find yourself without heat, it is time to consider what will take its place. You have heard about high-efficiency condensing furnaces, and that they can save you money. But what is the difference, and is it worth the investment? How a Normal Forced Air Furnace Works To understand how the newer high-efficiency condensing furnaces work, you need to understand a bit about traditional furnaces. These traditional units are known as forced air systems simply

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