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Best Cooling Services and Products in Cincinnati

Cooling Services and Products for the Greater Cincinnati Area

Living in the Cincinnati area during the summer months means you know how important it is to keep your air conditioning system in working order to stay comfortable. Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is your best choice for cooling repairs, A/C maintenance, and HVAC installation / replacement work.

We’re known as the experts in Cincinnati, providing our clients with air conditioners, air handlers, and heat pumps to keep them cool and comfortable all summer long. If you ever have a problem with the temperature in your home, we’re on call ready to help.

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Thomas & Galbraith Service Area

The Thomas & Galbraith team works throughout the following zip codes shown on the map. Don’t see your location on the map? Call us… we’re growing every day!

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When your air conditioning isn’t working, you need fast, experienced help to get it up and running again.

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides quick and professional air conditioning installation, maintenance, repair, and service for your entire HVAC system. We’re on call and ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Comfort Consultants can assist you in reviewing the many options available when it comes to repairing or replacing your air conditioning system. We’ll help you find the best option that meets your needs and budget. Our skilled A/C installation experts specialize in properly repairing or replacing air conditioners so that your unit functions at maximum efficiency and gives highest energy savings it can.

Types of Cooling Services for Cincinnati

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing services, repairs, and installs several types of cooling equipment, including:

  • Air Conditioners
  • Air Handlers
  • Heat Pumps

Before You Call Us, Try These Simple Tricks from Our Cooling Experts

Not all problems with an A/C system require a skilled technician to fix. Depending on the issue, you may be able to diagnose the problem and fix it without needing a professional. Follow the guide below when you think something’s wrong. If you would prefer to have our team take a look, we are happy to do so.

  • Ensure that there’s power going to the air conditioning unit.
    • Turn the fan to “ON” on the thermostat to test for power to A/C
    • If nothing happens, or the thermostat is showing a blank reading, reset the breakers at the electrical panel

 

  • Check for air coming out of your vents.
    • Check all return air grilles and registers to ensure they are not blocked by furniture or carpeting and are open and blowing air. 

 

  • Check your thermostat’s batteries
    • Does your thermostat operate on batteries? Many still do, even if they are also wired to the home. If the rest of your house has power, but your thermostat’s display is blank, change the batteries to see if that fixes the problem.

 

  • Check your air filters
    • Your air filter should be changed every few months. If it’s been a while since you changed your air filter, a clog could be causing your HVAC system to provide irregular temperature air. 

 

  • Is your A/C unit cycling on and off?
    • Is an air register blowing directly onto your thermostat?
    • Have you checked your air filter for clogs or debris?
    • Have you checked the refrigerant level?
    • If you’ve checked the above and still have a problem, your unit unit may be wrongly sized. Consult with an expert.

 

  • Make sure your power and gas are on
    • Are there could be power outages in your area?
    • Check your gas meter for a red tag or gas valve lock. Gas companies sometimes turn off gas service if they detect a leak. 

 

  • Make sure the outside unit doesn’t have obstructions
    • Leaves, grass, and debris can get stuck in or on the unit and block airflow to your home. Try to keep a three-foot radius of clear space around the unit so it has enough room to provide clear air flow to your home.

 

  • Check your thermostat temperature.
    • The temperature setting on your thermostat should be set lower than the current indoor temperature.
    • Make sure the thermostat is set to the cool position.

 

  • If you have an air handler, check the following:
    • Check the panel switch to make sure it hasn’t come loose or broken. The panel switch ensure power to the air handler gets cut off if the panel is loose or removed.
    • Check for water in the secondary pan. If it’s flooded with water you have a clogged condensation line that will need to be unclogged before your system operates normally again.

 

  • Check your condensate lines
    • Condensate lines can become blocked by dirt or debris. If you think your line might be blocked, try blowing compressed air into the line. This should dislodge any obstructions. Next pour a solution of half-bleach and half-water through the line to get rid of any mold that may have grown. 

 

  • Is your air conditioner freezing up?
    • Check to see if your filter needs to be replaced. A dirty air filters can cause your system to freeze up due to dust and dirt blocking the airflow. 
    • If it’s not the filter, check the coils for dirt and check vents for obstructions.
    • A broken air handler fan or a low refrigerant charge could also be the culprit.

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Cooling and A/C Terminology to Know

You’ll have an easier time making informed decisions about your A/C system if you understand the words and acronyms used by HVAC industry experts. Some common terms are listed below.

Air Handler
An air handler is the part of an HVAC system that regulates and circulates air. The air handler is usually located in a large metal container with a blower and heating or cooling elements.

Air Flow
The direction of the distribution of air.

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency)
An AFUE measurement tells you efficiently your system utilizes fuel. The more efficient your air conditioner is, the more cool air you will get per unit of fuel.

Boot
The boot is a transition piece that connects a duct to a grille or register. It’s made of sheet metal.

Checking the charge
This refers to the pressure of the refrigerant in your system. A technician puts gauges on the system in order to measure the pressure and see if you have the right amount of refrigerant.

Coil
A coil is a part that air blows over in the unit. It can increase or decrease temperature via heat transfer.

Compressor
The compressor raises the temperature and pressure of the refrigerant in your system. It is located in the outside part of your A/C unit , and is responsible for most of the noise your unit makes. 

Fan Coil Unit
A fan coil unit heats or cools a room without connecting to ductwork using a coil and a fan. Indoor air moves across the coil and is heated or cooled before being pushed back out into the room.

Geothermal heat pump
Sometimes called a ground source heat pump or GSHP, geothermal heat pumps pull heat from or dump heat back into the ground or a body of water in order to cool or heat a home. 

Grille
Non-operable cover you see in return vents in your home.

Heat Pump
A typical heat pump dumps or pulls heat to or from the outside air into your home. They can provide warm or cool air to keep your home comfortable all year long.

Refrigerant
Refrigerant is a chemical used in air conditioners that expands and vaporizes to produce a cooling effect on the air. You may have heard it referred to as freon. Air conditioners in most homes use either R-22, which began a phase-out in 2010, or R-410a.

Split system
A split system air conditioner has a box with the condensing unit located outside the home and another box inside the home that has the air handler and evaporator coil. The two units are connected by the refrigerant lines.

Zoning
Zoning is a way of controlling the temperature in different rooms in a home separately. It’s usually done with either separate controls for each space, or by opening and closing dampers within ducts in each zone.

 

Make Your Choice Based on Comfort, Not Budget

Your HVAC system plays a huge role in how you feel at home every day and night. Of course it also accounts for half of your home’s energy use each month. A reliable, energy-efficient heating and cooling system for your home can give you peace of mind, but you may not have planned for the expense of a new system, or may be unsure if you should just keep repairing your older less-efficient system. Consumer financing can help you make a new air conditioning system fit into your budget without breaking your bank. When you upgrade to a higher-efficiency system, each dollar you spend moving up to a can produce energy savings and comfort that you’ll appreciate for many years. 

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