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How to Save Money on High Summer Electricity Bills

By Viccarone
May 31, 2019 Category • Air Conditioning, A/C Maintenance

Air conditioning bills can really increase during the summer months! We all like to be cool and comfortable in our homes, but this comes at a price. However, there are many ways you can save on air conditioning during summertime! Helpful Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill in the Summer: Preventative Maintenance Maintenance is key when it comes to keeping your air conditioning bills down. Having dirty coils inside your unit can drastically impact effectiveness, and increase cost in the summer. Before the summer begins, you schould schedule a preventative maintenance appointment to make sure your air conditioning is ready for summer. Doing this before summer starts is really important, because once summer begins, you definitely dont want to have anything wrong with your air conditioning. Its the worst when its the middle of summer, 90 degrees outside, and the air conditioning kicks! Air Conditioning Drains Make sure that air conditioning drain lines are clear and flowing well,

A 2019 Regulation Change Discontinues R22: How it Could Affect Your AC Unit

By Viccarone
April 22, 2019 Category • A/C Maintenance

There are generally two types of air conditioners that we use today: R22 and R410-A. Refrigerant is what makes air cold so that you can enjoy cool air inside your home, but a lot goes on to make that air cold, and you can experience problems with your HVAC unit if just one thing were to go wrong. If you are having problems with your unit, like the refrigerant is failing, it is essential to know what refrigerant you are using so that you can determine what to do to fix or replace your air conditioner. R22 R22 refrigerant is also known as Freon, the older of the two refrigerants. R22 uses mineral oil for self-lubrication, allowing it to remain cold over long periods of time. It does not absorb much heat, meaning it has a good chance of compressor burnout from overheating. This refrigerant is also a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) which is detrimental to the O-zone. R410-A R410-A refrigerant is also known as Puron. Unlike R22, this is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) which does

Nest Thermostats with Viccarone Heating

By Viccarone
March 20, 2019 Category • General

Today marks the first day of spring! Which means pretty soon youll be enjoying sunny days and warmer weather. Youll also turn off the heat in your home in favor of the air conditioning to ward off the high temperatures and humidity. Now is the time to make sure your HVAC system is working to optimal performance and find an easy and cost-effective solution to keep your home comfortable and safe all year. The Importance of A/C Service Taking the time to have your air conditioning unit serviced now will ensure everything is working as it should when you need it. Waiting until those peak hot weeks in the summer to realize your A/C service isnt working can end up being unbearable. Regular maintenance ensures your system is ready when you need it, prevents unexpected breakdowns and can extend the life of your equipment. At Viccarone Heating Air Conditioning, our technicians will give your air conditioning system a full tune-up, compressor service and more to make sure everything is in good

The Importance of Conducting a Visual Inspection of Your Home's Venting System

By Viccarone
November 06, 2018 Category • Venting

As a premier heating and cooling provider in both Ohio and Illinois, some of the calls we receive most often are from homeowners who have noticed a condensation issue within the walls, when an appliance has stopped working properly or their furnace is not venting efficiently during the winter months. When your ventilation gets to the point of causing condensation on your walls, its unfortunate that the likelihood of damage to the appliance or structure of the home has occurred as well. Viccarone Heating and Air Conditioning would like to help homeowners prevent these problems, and the often expensive repairs that result, with a guide on how to conduct a visual ventilation system inspection. How to Conduct a Visual Ventilation System Inspection Visual inspection of all ventilation systems in your home should be conducted semi-annually for the most protection. If you notice any warning signs, contact us right away. Our technicians are available to help fix the ventilation system and protect

Furnace and Winter Preparation

By Viccarone
October 10, 2017 Category • Furnace, Heating

Sept. 22 marked the first day of fall this year, which means that in Ohio and Illinois, winter is already on its way. You probably have a list of preparations you need to undergo before the snow gets here, but dont forget a crucial item: your furnace, which needs winter preparation just like your windows need weather stripping. Part of the reason is that the extreme winter weather places more stress on the furnace, as you are likely to use it more heavily during colder months to heat your home when you need to the most. However, its also important to get your furnace checked and cleaned to catch any problems before they develop into serious issues, which is not only inconvenient but also dangerous if they occur during a power outage or severe cold snap. Cleaning your Furnace First, you should have the furnace thoroughly cleaned, checking several important elements: thermostat operation, safety controls, ignition and flame, indoor blower and combustion fan motor. Secondly, the flame

Why Custom Metal Cutting Matters to You Today

By Viccarone
September 19, 2017 Category • Custom Metal Cutting

What are the benefits of custom metal cutting offered by Viccarone Heating and Air Conditioning? Let us explain. Check it out. Exactly What You Need Your project has its own unique twists, turns, and issues. Viccarones custom metal cutting gives you the flexibility to address those idiosyncrasies. Plasma cutting allows for the formation of complex shapes as well as special projects and custom needs. No shape is too difficult and no problem too great for Viccarone Heating and Cooling. With the ability to create parts of various thicknesses (up to one inch) on various bare metals, the versatility of plasma cutting gets the job done - exactly the way you need it. Excellent Precision and Quality No matter the type of sheet metal required for your project, our custom metal cutting delivers precision and quality. CNC Programmable logic relays the message to the cutting tools to produce cuts to your exact specifications. Plus, no messy lubes, oils or solvent-based liquids are needed for

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