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 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. Turn off...

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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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Installing a New AC in Your Dayton Home

June 16, 2017

If you’re in need of Dayton AC Installation, Butler Heating and Air Conditioning has the solution for you! We know that it’s a big decision and a big investment to purchase a new air conditioning system. We’ll walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get the very best results. One of the first steps that should be taken when getting a new cooling system, is determining the size required. The square footage and the level of insulation and efficiency of your home will be considered. Once you know the recommended size system for your space, the next step is to start looking at units that are in your price range. Next, we need to consider the level of energy efficiency you would like to achieve with your new system. The more energy efficient it is, the more it will likely cost upfront and the more it will save you every month on cooling bills. Often, the additional upfront cost of a more efficient system is balanced out by the reduction in monthly energy costs. We at Butler Heating & AC want you to feel comfortable with the decision you make for your home, and that’s why we’ll...

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5 Summer Preparation Tips for Your Dayton AC

May 14, 2017

Summertime is near in Dayton, and the weather is set to warm up. Are you ready for those sunny days ahead of you? Your AC unit is going to be working overtime to keep you cool but it’s important that you make sure it’s running smoothly. Preparing for summer can make your air conditioning service experience much more pleasant and it’s pretty easy too. At , our top priority is your experience with your air conditioning unit and make sure you’re ready for a summer. We believe proper Miami Valley air conditioning service is key in keeping your home comfortable. Below are 5 ways you can make sure your AC works to the best of its ability this summer. The first thing you can do to make sure your AC unit is in peak condition is to replace your air filters. Over time, filters can start to collect dust and grime which will lead to decreased airflow. Regular air filter replacements are a great way to make sure your Dayton air conditioning unit lasts longer and works better. Another tip is to keep your evaporator and condenser coils clean. After a period of time, dirt can start to overrun your...

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Preparing Your Tool Box: 14 Tools That Every Homeowner Should Own

April 14, 2017

With the right set of tools, any homeowner can be ready for almost anything life throws their way. Regardless of whether or not you’re handy when it comes to building or repair, having a set of basic tools will help ensure that you’re ready for the basic upkeep that is required of every homeowner. If you’re a first time homeowner and are looking for a list of essential tools, this is a comprehensive list that will help save you time and money with basic housework and furniture assembly. Essential tools that all homeowners should have Claw Hammer – From a simple nail in the wall to hang a picture to major renovations, the claw hammer is an absolute must for all homeowners. Almost every project requires a hammer to some extent and thus no toolbox is complete without a claw hammer. Screwdriver Set – As screws come in all shapes and sizes, it helps to have a set of screwdrivers that is ready for any job. Make sure to get a set of tiny screwdrivers for devices such as remotes and smoke detectors. A set will also include your standard phillips head screwdriver as well as a flathead screwdriver so...

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Become a Home Improvement Expert by Reading These 5 Blogs

March 15, 2017

Looking for inspiration for your next home improvement project as well as solid DIY advice? It’s hard to sift through all the options that pop up when you do a simple web search for “home improvement,” so we’ve put together a list of the very best and most informative home improvement blogs online today. Top Home Improvement Blogs The home improvement blogs below will help you arm yourself with the right knowledge and tools to start fixing up your home. From garden advice to living room makeovers to total home renovations, these blogs have got all your home improvement needs covered.   One Project Closer This blog is run by a group of talented people who are all equally passionate about home improvement. What they all bring to the table is somewhat different, but blends together to create a comprehensive home improvement info hub. This site seriously has anything and everything you could ever need if you are looking to take on a home improvement project. There are project guides (think bathroom, flooring, lawn, and plumbing), an entire section dedicated to tools that is organized by brand, a section featuring coupons from stores like Lowe’s, Sears, and Home Depot, and...

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5 Fun Hobbies That Will Make You Better at DIY

February 27, 2017

Do you love to DIY? Do-it-yourself culture is taking over the U.S., and many homeowners find that DIY home improvement projects are not only a great way to save money but also give their home a personal touch. There are a few ways that you can hone your skills to become better at DIY home improvement projects. One of those ways is to pick up a hobby that allows you to learn and practice skills that lend well to home improvement. Below, we’ll discuss just a few fun hobbies that you can start learning today to take your DIY projects to the next level. Hobbies to Help You Master DIY Want to become better at DIY home projects, but not sure where to start? You can try out some of these fun hobbies that can give you an upper hand while working on various projects around your home: If you love learning new things about home improvement, home maintenance, DIY, HVAC, and just general home repair, be sure to check back on our blog regularly. Each month, we update it with new articles with helpful tips and tricks for rocking your home improvement projects.

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