Mitsubishi Mini-Split Project Case Study

April 2, 2018

The residents of Dayton, OH and surrounding areas can now enjoy comfort in their homes all season round by using Mitsubishi mini-split systems. The system is eco-friendly, easy to install, and saves on energy bills. Gem City Catfé recently decided to convert a historic home into a cat café to include a cat lounge, an espresso bar, and an event area. Historic properties have many design challenges. The engineer designed a traditional HVAC system which uses sheet metal ductwork to move conditioned air to the required space. This was a problem for Gem City Catfé. The cost of installation was so high, so Butler offered an alternative solution of installing a ductless system made by the Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating. This reduced the install costs by half while still maintaining the historic property that Gem City Catfé fell in love with. The design also allowed for each space in the property to have a dedicated air handler. Since three spaces were meant for cats, it was necessary for those areas not to mix airstreams with the client areas. This design also made it possible for temperatures to be controlled differently in each area. A Hyperheat solution was also incorporated...

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Does Your AC Company Care About The Environment?

March 20, 2018

Not all heating and air conditioning companies have a focus on the environment. If you care about our environment and it matters to you about the products and services an AC Company provides, you need to ask questions related to “Going Green.” When going green with your heating and air conditioning unit you not only enhance your environment but you save tons of money in the future. Dayton, Ohio is the home for seasoned and experienced Butler Heating & Air Conditioning Company is servicing Miami Valley, Greater Dayton, Ohio, and over 30 surrounding counties. Area residents and business owners are fortunate to have Butler Heating & Air Conditioning Company working for you in Dayton and helping to enhance and protect your environment. The services offered by Butler Heating & Air Conditioning provide residents and business owners a full range of services. This company is an HVAC contractor who consistently searches for up-to-date innovative and affordable solutions for your heating and cooling needs. Butler Heating & Cooling hire the most skilled and trained furnace and air conditioning technicians available. These technicians can tear out existing heating and air conditioning systems, install new environmentally friendly methods that decrease your energy costs, repair...

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Heating & Cooling Solutions for Commercial Buildings

February 28, 2018

Air quality is a priority for the comfort of anyone working in a commercial building. A Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system can improve the quality of the air in a commercial building. If the heating or air conditioning system in your building needs maintenance or repair, or if you need a heating or AC system installation, then you need to find an experienced AC repair and installation company. If you’re located in the Greater Dayton, OH area, consider , who can help you improve the quality of the air in your building. They’re experts in heating and air conditioning solutions, and can help you with some of these issues: 1. Your Heating or AC System is Old Older heating or AC systems are more inclined to break down, meaning you should consider having a new heating or AC system installed for more reliability. Problems are even more likely if an older system is used consistently on a daily basis, including system failure. Get ahead of potential issues by having a new heating or AC system installed. Older heating or AC systems are also more likely to waste energy. 2. You Don’t Have a Maintenance Program Heating or AC systems that...

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How to Choose the Right Heating System

January 4, 2018

Space heating is one of the largest single components of home energy consumption in the US today. Choosing the right heating system enables you to save on energy costs and maximize your comfort. Here are some of the factors to consider while choosing the right heating system; Energy Source It is vital to consider the readily available fuel sources in your locality and their relative cost.  Choosing the right energy or fuel source is not only reliable but also cuts down your heating costs. For the residents of the greater Dayton area, our team of experts can help you determine the right energy source for your heating system. Efficiency The heating system’s efficiency should be a key consideration for any homeowner. The level of efficiency is judged by the systems ability to perform at an optimal level for longer.  The most common system efficiency ratings based on its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and Heating Season Performance Factor for electric heat pumps. The higher the rating of a system the higher its efficiency and will save you more money on heating costs. System’s cost The initial systems cost is essential, but it’s even more vital to consider the long-term costs...

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Whats the Difference Between a Boiler & a Furnace?

December 29, 2017

A lot of people use the word furnace when they are talking about a boiler, but a boiler and furnace are two different things. Both are used to heat a place, but the similarity ends there. What’s the Difference? The main difference between a furnace and a boiler is that a boiler uses hot water or steam to heat your building while a furnace uses warm air to produce heat. Boilers and furnaces also have different ways of sending heat through a house. How does a furnace work? A furnace heats up air, and then uses a blower to force the hot air through ducts. The warm air enters the home through vents or registers. It’s very common for older homes to be heated with a furnace. Older furnaces were often heated with coal and wood. Modern furnaces can run on electricity, gas, or propane. It’s also quite common for furnaces to share their ducts with air conditioners to avoid having to take up extra space. How does a boiler work? A traditional boiler heats up water that circulates around its combustion chamber. This hot water is then sent through small hot water pipes that heat baseboards, cast iron radiators, or radiant floor heating systems. The water returns back to...

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How to Bleed a Boiler

November 13, 2017

Do you randomly hear a bubbling noises when you use your central heating system kicks on? Does it feel as if you are losing heat when the boiler is hard at work? The likely issue is going to be air bubbles in your heat unit. You will need the bleed the boiler before it worsens and you require heating repair or an installation. Bleeding Because Of Bubbles Air bubbles in your heat unit are not unusual.  The air could remain from the last time you topped off your boiler. Other causes are leaks or poorly fitted ducts. Whatever the reason, your boiler needs to be bled to ensure the radiator works efficiently and prevents ducts from oxidizing. You will also notice a change of electricity bill once the unit’s maintenance comes to completion. Bleeding The Boiler If you attempt to drain the boiler on your own, you require several supplies. You need a radiator bleed-key or screwdriver, a tray to collect liquid, and a towel. You also have steps you must follow for your safety and without damaging your boiler. Set radiator to the maximum heat setting and ensure the boiler begins to circulate water. Leave the boiler at the setting for at least fifteen minutes....

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How Do Pets Affect Indoor Air Quality in Springboro?

October 26, 2017

It has been estimated that more than 70 percent of all households in the United States have a dog or a cat. While owning a pet can provide a wide range of health advantages, unfortunately, animals can also adversely have an effect on your home’s indoor air quality. A pet can introduce airborne irritants into your home and trigger allergy symptoms, even if your family isn’t allergic to your pet. Fall is the air, temperatures are changing and soon Springboro, OH AC units will be turned off and they will start preparing to turn on their furnace, both of which can be affected by pet dander. If you are a pet owner, it’s important to know that not only can your furry family member’s fur have an effect on the indoor air quality, but on the entire air conditioning and heating system, so here are a few tips on how to improve the air quality in your home. What Exactly is Pet Dander? First, it’s important to note that while pet dander and pet hair can generally create similar problems, they are not the same thing. Pet dander is microscopic flakes of skin that are produced by dogs, cats, and...

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Is Your Miami Valley Furnace High Efficiency?

September 19, 2017

Winters in Ohio can be brutal, especially on your heating bill! With a high-efficiency furnace, these costs can be alleviated significantly. But you don’t need to get a whole new unit to have an efficient furnace. Here are some ways that you can be sure your furnace is efficient: Schedule regular maintenance and tune-ups on your system. With Butler Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians are very thorough and check all aspects of your system. This includes checking for dirt and debris within your unit and the filter, inspecting for rust or corrosion on all mechanical components, and ensuring that it is working properly. We will also run tests for gas leaks and carbon monoxide. Have your home checked for leaks and drafts and have them professionally repaired. This could be letting unwanted cold air into your home and letting the warm air escape. If your unit is more than 10 years old you may want to consider an upgrade on your unit. Upgrading would allow for less expensive monthly bills and you can nix the costly repairs. We can help you find a system that suits all of your specific needs. If you are in need of furnace service...

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Keep Your Dayton Home Energy Efficient

August 16, 2017

Boosting your home’s energy efficiency overall is one of the best ways to save on cooling costs over the Ohio summer. We’re here to help you make sure that is doable, and to make sure you stay cool and comfortable in your home on the hottest summer days. Try the following:   · Having your air conditioner maintained on a regular basis. Professional maintenance will ensure the system is working at its peak performance and is as efficient as possible. For service for air conditioning Miami Valley locals trust, contact Butler Heating & AC.   · Insulate your home. Make sure your attic, walls, and floors have the recommended R-value for your area. Install low-E windows and fiberglass doors, and make sure windows have sufficient caulking around them and doors have quality weatherstripping around them for a good seal.   · Plant big, shady trees to block the sun from sides of your home that get hit with the most heat. Plant deciduous trees so that in the winter, they lose their leaves and let the sunlight through to warm your home.   · Try to avoid generating any additional heat in your home. Don’t keep all of the lights...

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Make the Smart Choice – Install a New Thermostat!

July 15, 2017

Summer is a good time to start making some changes that will increase the energy efficiency of your Ohio home. With a large portion of your energy budget going to heating and cooling, every little bit of savings helps. One of the easiest ways to do that is to install a programmable thermostat in your home. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature according to your schedule. In this case, you can keep the house warmer during the day when you’re at work and cooler in the morning and evening when you’re home.  If you’re ready for the next step for your home, consider a smart thermostat installation. Smart thermostats are synced to an online account that allows you to access the system through a computer or your smartphone. You can still create a temperature schedule for regular everyday use, but this access allows you to make changes instantly. Say, for example, your child becomes sick at school. Before you leave the office you can override the temperature schedule ensuring the house is comfortable when you and your child arrive home. Unlike regular programmable thermostats, smart thermostats collect data on your energy use, which can help you make even more changes...

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