When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Napoleon homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Downey PHCE has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Ohio company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 419-823-3002 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Ohio home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in Napoleon are notorious for having ductwork problems, and Downey PHCE has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 419-823-3002. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at Downey PHCE will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.
Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.
Our team has experience with Napoleon commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.
When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your Ohio cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call Downey PHCE at 419-823-3002 today.
Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.
During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.
During a frigid Ohio winter when temperatures drop near freezing, your home or small commercial building needs the strong heat output that only a boiler can provide. From heating water for baseboard heaters to supplying heat for radiant floors, boilers are the true workhorse of America’s heating systems. We are proud that Downey PHCE is one of the Napoleon area’s leading boiler installers and service companies.
We love maintaining old boilers. Some of the older boilers we take care of have been in service for nearly 30 years, and with our professional boiler maintenance agreement plans, as a boiler owner, you can expect your boiler to work for decades. When it is time to upgrade to a new boiler, we are there to help select the right-sized boiler with the power and efficiency you need.
Do you have an old boiler in need of tuning and professional maintenance? Maybe you are ready to replace the old cast iron boiler with a high-efficiency condensing hot water heater. We are ready to help, just call us at 419-823-3002. Request boiler service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Napoleon who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Downey PHCE we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Ohio home, call our team at 419-823-3002. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
If you are looking for electrical services to repair or enhance your Napoleon home, you will want to turn to a professional. Our team at Downey PHCE provides a wide range of electrical services including lighting, circuit breaker work, smart device installation and upgrades, generators, or other wiring upgrades or repairs. Consider these details:
- Lighting. Whether you are considering upgrading your outdoor lighting for aesthetic or security reasons or changing up your inside lighting for practical ones, a professional electrician can make sure the work is performed correctly and safely.
- Circuit breaker work. If you are a homeowner in Ohio, you may need circuit breaker panel service. Our trained electricians can install new breaker panels, upgrade current service, repair problems, or provide regular maintenance for this important electrical component of your home.
- Advanced technology. Considering integrating smart home technology into your home? This often requires adjustments of current electrical systems. For example, USB wall outlets as well as adjustable, voice-controlled lighting options are becoming more and more popular today.
- Generators. Installing generators that will automatically turn on when you lose power in your home can bring peace of mind. By choosing reliable electrical service, you can ensure the safety and well-being of your family in the case of power interruptions.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Ohio is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Napoleon homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Downey PHCE services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 419-823-3002 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Over the last decade, the efficiencies of heating and air conditioning equipment have reached unprecedented levels. Along with the improvements in operating efficiencies have come heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment that are also easier to use and last longer than previous variants of the equipment.
One excellent example is the advancement of geothermal or ground source heat pumps. Although geothermal systems have been around for several decades, only in the last 10 years have these systems been recognized for their efficiency and longevity. Downey PHCE has seen an astounding increase in geothermal installations in Napoleon.
Geothermal heat pumps reject and absorb heat from the ground instead of the air like a conventional heat pump. There is no outdoor condensing unit with a geothermal heat pump, making it the perfect system for Ohio homes and small commercial buildings located near the ocean or factories where the air quickly corrodes outdoor condensers.
Is a geothermal heat pump right for your home? Call us at 419-823-3002. We would be happy to explain how geothermal heat pumps work and how they can make your heating and cooling system better. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Ohio, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Napoleon homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Downey PHCE can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 419-823-3002 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
It was not that long ago the only things in your home you could control remotely were the garage door and the TV. Times have changed dramatically, and it seems we can remotely control every device we own from our car to our refrigerator and our air conditioning unit.
Control of these systems is more than just convenience and cool factor. Turning off energy-consuming appliances when not in use can save you a lot of money and reduce wear and tear on the equipment.
Ohio is seeing an explosion in home automation devices and Downey PHCE has responded by hiring the Napoleon area’s best and most experienced professionals in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) home automation. Our professional team has been connecting heating and air systems to smartphone apps for years, reducing energy bills and giving homeowners control over their houses like never before.
It is time for you to get the control over your home that others are already experiencing. Call us at 419-823-3002 and we can perform a full survey of your home's systems and bring home automation to you. Request home automation service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at Downey PHCE is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in Napoleon.
Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some Ohio homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.
Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.
If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call Downey PHCE at 419-823-3002. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.
It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.
Turn to our trained professionals at Downey PHCE a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your Napoleon home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:
- More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
- Reduced energy bills
- Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
- Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment
When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.
Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in Ohio.
Homeownership comes with its advantages and its challenges. One of the most stressful things about owning a Napoleon home is dealing with plumbing problems. When problems inevitably arise, you could have a minor inconvenience or a major emergency on your hands.
Our team at Downey PHCE provides comprehensive plumbing services to come to your rescue. Whether you are struggling with a dripping faucet or dealing with a broken water line, turn to our trained professionals for assistance.
We have experience with unclogging sinks and toilets, repairing leaks, and a myriad of other plumbing issues that can come up. Failing to address plumbing problems promptly can mean more expensive water damage down the road.
If you are building a new Ohio home or planning an addition to your current one, you may need to install a new plumbing system and fixtures. It is important to understand the intricacies of installing plumbing properly in order to create an efficient and reliable system. If you are adding to your current system, you will want to be sure your new plumbing is correctly integrated into your system.
Even if your plumbing system is functioning well, it is always a smart idea to have a professional perform a regular inspection to check for leaks, sewer line issues, and more. Routine maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of major problems later.
When you need more information about plumbing services, call Downey PHCE at 419-823-3002. Our experts would be happy to help with installation, repair, or maintenance. Request plumbing service online today.
One thing many people dread when getting out of bed on a cold winter morning is stepping onto an icy cold floor. If you choose to install radiant floor heating in your Ohio home, you will no longer need to face that prospect.
Radiant floor heating can be electric-based or water-based, but the idea of both is the same. A network under the floors of your home heats up, providing the warmth your entire house requires. Our team at Downey PHCE is well-versed in radiant floor heating systems and can share more details.
Radiant floor heating provides many advantages over conventional heating systems. This system is very energy efficient because the network under your floors only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit in order to provide a comfortable, even room temperature.
Conventional radiators need to run at around 150 degrees to bring the surrounding room to a comfortable temperature. These systems are easy to run and maintain and give you more design freedom in your Napoleon home.
Although energy costs may be reduced, the installation cost of radiant floor heating may be higher than conventional heating systems. In addition, installation time can be longer since the system must be installed under your home’s flooring. In some homes, the height of the floor can be an issue as well.
If you are ready to learn more about radiant floor heating, call Downey PHCE at 419-823-3002. Our professionals can share detailed features, costs, and installation data. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Most Napoleon homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.
Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your Ohio home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.
Our Downey PHCE professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.
When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.