Ductless mini-split installation has more to consider than many people realize. Knowing what goes into the process can help you to better assess whether a ductless unit is the right fit for you.
If you’re looking for a quiet, reliable furnace that is easier on your budget, the Trane XV80 might be the system for you. In this video, we’ll break down the XV80’s features and go over who might benefit most from this furnace.
At Fire & Ice, we believe it’s important for you to weigh all your options. To help, we created a list of the best Trane dealers in Columbus, Ohio.
Cold weather means dry air. Prevent health issues, home damage and high utility bills with a whole-home humidifier.
In this video, we discuss installation and benefits of line set protection, which provides added value and peace of mind for your home air conditioner and heat pump installations.
At Fire & Ice, we believe in doing the job right or not doing it at all. Taking the time to understand your comfort concerns is one way we make sure you get the right system for you.
Ductless mini-splits are great solutions for increasing your comfort level in areas of your home that can’t be reached by your current HVAC system. Many have asked, what do they cost? In this video we’ll break down the cost of a ductless system.
What are some of the best practices for HVAC companies? And what does it mean for you, the homeowner, in terms of quality and attention you’ll receive from a heating and cooling company?
Did you know there is a startup process for your newly installed equipment? This process is called commissioning. In fact, there's a decent chance your HVAC system wasn't commissioned when it was originally installed.
If your furnace has a pilot light, chances are you’re going to need to re-light it at some point. In this article, we discuss why that happens and offer safety and maintenance tips.
If you’re looking to replace your air conditioner, you’re likely wondering how much the replacement will cost you. In this article, we break down the factors that affect the cost of an A/C to help you make the best decision for your home.
Prices don’t stay the same in life, and HVAC is no different. But knowing why costs will change can help you plan for your next heating and cooling project.
Did you know that your furnace does more than heat your home? Some parts of your furnace even run in summer. Meet the furnace: one of the most active HVAC systems in your home.
Your complete guide to residential furnaces. We cover furnace facts, gas vs. electric furnaces, brands, common myths, installation and maintenance best practices, and more to help you find the best furnace option for your home.
How do you know if you need a permit? Why do you need an inspection? Without either, your HVAC contractor can cost you.
Thermostats come in many varieties in the modern world. How do you know which is the best choice for you?
Your furnace and a pile of blankets aren’t the only ways to beat winter’s chill. In this article, we discuss how you can improve comfort by focusing on humidity, air circulation and more.
How do you know which furnace is right for you? There are multiple factors that can help you make the right choice. In this article, we discuss how your home, preferences and budget affect your options.
It's important to receive regular maintenance on your furnace or air conditioner to get the most out of your HVAC system. In this video, we'll hear from our maintenance coordinator on what you can expect to get the most use and savings out of your heating and cooling system.
What are HVAC companies NOT doing that they should be? And how do you find the good contractors among the bad ones? We show you what to watch out for.
We celebrate the career of Arne Jacobsen, a longtime Fire & Ice employee, and speak with him about his career in HVAC as he enters retirement.
Regardless if you are replacing just a furnace or a full system, you need to make sure your entire system is compatible with both the outdoor and the indoor unit. In this video, we will compare single-stage, two-stage and variable speed furnaces and show you the benefits that each stage has to offer.
SEER ratings describe an air conditioner or heat pump’s efficiency and performance. We walk you through what a good SEER rating looks like and how you and your home can benefit.
What are the pros and cons of a gas furnace vs. an electric furnace? We break down installation, maintenance, cost and efficiency questions.
The Airex Pro is a Positive Seal System for outdoor HVAC units and is an innovative solution to the problems created by poor air conditioner installation and ugly, inefficient line sets.
Do-it-yourself solutions are often tempting, but come with safety and financial risks for those who aren’t prepared. We run through when and why you should avoid DIY HVAC solutions.
Nitrogen based brazing is a technique used during installation that prevents contaminants from entering your HVAC system. In this video, our installation manager demonstrates using nitrogen during the brazing process and explains why we use nitrogen on every installation.
We break down each aspect of pricing for a furnace replacement, and give you ranges of pricing for equipment and installation to better set your budget and make the best decision for your home.
Air conditioner installation is complicated, and ideally each installation is unique and tailored to a home’s needs. This doesn’t happen a lot of the time, so let’s learn what to look for.
Will you lose money because of an old air conditioner or furnace when you sell your home? And what should you be looking for in an HVAC system as you prepare to purchase a new home?
Whole house humidifiers come in a variety of types: bypass, power and steam humidifiers all work slightly differently in providing your home with moisture to maintain humidity levels. What’s the difference, and which is the best type for you?
We look at the problems associated with poorly heated and cooled upper levels of homes, and discuss solutions to the problem.
When it comes to cooling your home, a SEER rating measures the efficiency of your air conditioner. This rating could mean that you will use less energy and save you money. In this video, we’ll tell you what a SEER rating means and how it can save you money on your utilities.
What are the signs of a bad furnace installation? We run through what to look for and how to avoid it.
At Fire & Ice, we want our customers to be as informed as possible, even about our competitors, so we’ve compiled a list of companies with solid reputations to help any homeowner choose a company that’s right for them.
When your furnace breaks down, it important to get it fixed properly and we want to make sure you know everything involved in the repair process.
Is your gas or electric furnace efficient? How can you tell? And how much will you benefit from a new furnace installation?
Does your heating and cooling company care about you? Or are you just a number? More importantly, how can you know? Talk is cheap; find out what really matters.
What are the differences between packaged and split heating and cooling systems? And when should you consider a packaged system instead of a traditional residential split system?
What’s the ideal humidity level for your house? And how can you maintain this humidity level throughout the year?
Fire & Ice Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to be partners with Fortis College. As a member of the Board of their HVAC-R program, we work closely with Fortis to help develop new technicians.
When it comes to heating your home, an HSPF rating measures the efficiency of your heat pump. This rating could mean that you will use less energy and save you money. In this video, we’ll tell you what an HSPF rating means and how it can save you money on your utilities.
Furnace filters come in many varieties, and each type can vary in effectiveness. Filter type can have a huge impact on your personal health and the health of your HVAC system.
The Reme Halo Air Purifier has been tested on COVID-19 and found to be 99.9% effectiveness at neutralizing the virus. We dig into exactly what this means and what you can do to benefit from this breakthrough.
We look at the different types of home additions and each heating & cooling solution for them, to assess the pros and cons of each.
Purchasing a new heating and cooling system is a big investment and we want to make sure you know everything involved in the installation process. In this video, we'll go over the entire process from the initial estimate to the quality inspection at the end.
How long will your furnace last? And what can you do to ensure it lasts as long as possible? We walk through all the steps needed to protect your HVAC investment.
Today, we are going to break down the Carrier Infinity 98 Gas Furnace and see why it’s one of the most reliable furnaces on the market. In this video, we’ll go over the features of the Infinity Series 98 and talk about who would get the most benefit from this system.
We walk through air conditioner weather concerns and how colder weather affects A/C installation, repair, service and operation.
Commissioning air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps when they’re installed is important to ensure long-term efficiency and system health.
Purchasing a new heating system is a big investment and we want to make sure you know everything involved in the installation process. In this video, we'll go over the entire process from the estimate, the installation and the quality inspection at the end.
How does a furnace work? We walk through the heating cycle from start to finish to give you a comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanics of heating your home.
What’s the difference between a single-stage, two-stage and variable-speed furnace? And which is best for you as you search for a new furnace?
Home thermostats offer a multitude of options and features. What’s involved in their installation and operation, and how can you pick the best thermostat for you?
We talk through a typical furnace installation from start to finish, including best practices for HVAC companies installing a furnace unit.
Switching from an electric furnace to a gas furnace, or vice versa, can be beneficial for many residential homes. We detail the reasons for each in this article.
In today’s world, there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to heating and cooling your home. So in this video, we’re going to cover 10 myths about heating your home and find out which ones are true and which ones are a bust!
Ever wonder what happens to your HVAC equipment once it’s removed? There are methods for safe and ethical removal of equipment and refrigerants.
When it comes to heating your home, comfort and efficiency should be the top priorities. If you’re looking to replace your current system, it’s important to know your options in finding reliable heating throughout your entire home.
Columbus, OH features many great home shows throughout the year. Find out what it takes to get the most from your experience and complete your next home improvement project with confidence.
The furnace install process starts long before the professional installation team arrives with a new furnace at your home. Find out what it all entails.
Will a new electric, oil, propane or gas furnace save you money? And what factors go into the answer? We walk through each in this article.
Did you know that heating your home accounts for roughly 45% of energy bills paid by U.S. homeowners? As the temperature drops, it’s important to know how your HVAC system is heating your home.
If you want to keep your HVAC systems operating at peak efficiency, make sure to change your furnace filters regularly.
As an advisory board member for Columbus State’s HVAC program, we take a look at the mutual benefits that occur from being partnered with them.
When it comes to heating your home, an AFUE rating measures the efficiency of your furnace. This rating could mean that you will use less energy and save you money. In this video, we’ll tell you what an AFUE rating means and how it can save you money on your utilities.
We walk through some considerations for homeowners looking to replace their air conditioner or furnace in the near future, including financial and comfort impact.
Most people only replace 1 to 2 HVAC systems in their lifetime. Are you confident in your decision and how much do you know about what goes into installing a new system? In this video, we’ll answer your questions and tell you what to expect during the installation process for a new HVAC system.
Fire & Ice is proud to support local HVAC training programs with instruction, supplies and support as we strive to improve the skill of our employees and the quality of our service.
SEER, AFUE and HSPF are a few of the acronyms thrown around in the HVAC industry, but they directly relate to a system’s efficiency, comfort and performance.
Sometimes being a homeowner isn’t always as perfect as you thought it would be. Problems arise and sometimes those problems include your furnace. In this video, we’ll talk about the most common furnace problems we see and tell you how to fix them.
Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer due to its odorless nature and danger when it concentrates at high levels. Know the steps to take in order to minimize your risk.
Today, Josh quickly outlines Carrier's Infinity Series features and the type of performance you can expect from an Infinity Series furnace.
Your ductwork is the circulatory system of your HVAC system. Proper sizing, cleaning, care and maintenance of home ductwork is important to maintain efficiency and comfort.
Thermostats are the central controls of your HVAC system. They can also control smart-home technology and provide diagnostics on the health of your HVAC equipment.
Tuning up your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace is necessary to ensure efficient operation and comfortable airflow. We walk through routine tune-up steps and common questions in this article.
In this video we’re going to talk about the cost of a heat pump because this question is one of the most common questions we receive from customers. We will break down the options and show you a range of prices that could work for you.
Air conditioner and furnace maintenance and repair can be complicated. We’re here to make things easier with common questions, and answers for each.
As a team, we have answered thousands of questions about the heating and cooling industry over the years. So we’ve compiled 7 of the most common questions we are asked by customers about Fire & Ice.
What are the benefits of HVAC maintenance plans, and how should you compare plans? We discuss some considerations for making a sound long-term decision.
The 2020 Columbus Fall Home & Garden Show has moved online due to COVID. However, it offers the same interactive opportunities as a live show, and Fire & Ice is excited to attend.
Picking a multi-family HVAC contractor can be a hassle. We’re here to make things hassle-free with benefits and incentives you won’t find anywhere else.
Knowing the influential factors will help you make a wise decision on a heat pump system that will keep you comfortable, operate properly, and be within your budget.
Most homeowners know what HVAC stands for (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) but very few people understand everything that goes into a full HVAC system.
Finding the right multi-family HVAC services partner can be tough. We’re here to help guide you through that process.
We sift through the latest studies and expert information to find fact, fiction, and best practices for protecting yourself during a pandemic using filtration technology.
At Fire & Ice, “Your Trust is Our Business.” Find out what makes us stand out from the competition, and why it means peace of mind for you as a homeowner.
Coronavirus has dominated recent world news, and it has caused a number of questions regarding the use of HVAC equipment in helping to mitigate the risk of infection.
Without proper ductwork, your HVAC system won’t have the ability to breath properly and provide your home with adequate heating and cool. Learn the costs in the modification process.
Regardless if you are replacing just an air conditioner or a full system, you need to make sure your units match or rate in terms of single-stage, two-stage or variable speed. What does that mean and what’s the difference between each stage?
The Trane XV20i comes as an air conditioner or heat pump, and both represent the latest in sophisticated comfort technology.
You might find yourself in a situation where you need to replace your current furnace system. After talking with thousands of clients, we’ve found that cost is one of the most common factors in the installation process.
The Trane XC95M Furnace is one of the most sophisticated pieces of HVAC equipment on the market due to its efficiency, reliability and variety of comfort options.
So you’re an individual that is interested in replacing your current heating or cooling system but you don’t know where to start? In this video, our team will answer the most commonly asked questions that we receive during our first appointment.
The average homeowner purchases only 1 or 2 HVAC systems in their lifetime. So, how do you protect your investment and how do you get the most out of your heating and cooling system? By the end of this video, you'll know what a maintenance agreement is and which plan is right for you!
If you’re interested in a new heating and cooling system then you can receive a free estimate by a residential sales professional. This video will tell you what to expect during the estimate process and how to prepare for your upcoming appointment.
Heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality and other HVAC topics are ones that are commonly misunderstood due to several persistent myths.
At Fire & Ice we use a Manual J Load Calculation to determine the exact size of the system that is best for your home.
One of the most common questions we receive from customers is “how much does an air conditioner” cost. In this video we will break down the options and show you a range of prices that could work for you.
Have you ever had wet stains on your walls, musty odors or a clammy feel to the air in your home? Well one reason for this could be the level of humidity in the air.
A mini-split is a solution for your heating and cooling needs that does not require the use of ductwork.
We bust some heating myths to help you prepare for winter to get the most out of your furnace, heat pump and other HVAC equipment.
Your HVAC system requires maintenance in order to work properly and efficiently year round. As a team, we have answered thousands of questions regarding the maintenance process over the years. So we’ve compiled 7 of the most common questions we are asked by customers.
When we talk about indoor air quality, we are talking about the levels of health, safety and comfort of air in your home. One way you can improve the quality of air in your home is by using an air purifier.
One of the most common questions that we receive from customers is “What’s the best way to cool my home?” Depending on your specific cooling needs, it comes down to either an air conditioner or a heat pump.
Air conditioners are a staple in modern homes, but many homeowners misunderstand several common concepts regarding air conditioning equipment.
When we talk about indoor air quality, we are talking about the levels of health, safety and comfort of air in your home. One way you can improve the quality of air in your home is by using a humidifier.
Low humidity levels can create a host of problems for homes, which a whole-home humidifier can assist with. Find out the types and costs of these units.
Air conditioners and furnaces can be replaced on their own or together, and there are pros and cons to pairing them when upgrading your HVAC system.
Humidity affects every aspect of our comfort in the home, at all times of year. Learn about HVAC solutions to humidity control problems, and which products are right for you and your home.
Air filters and air purifiers can be an important part of your indoor air quality, which in turn affects the health of you, your HVAC equipment and your family.
Does your home occasionally smell like dirty socks? The smell has a name, and it’s caused by mold and bacteria in your HVAC system, and can be removed and prevented with the right steps.
The weather can be cruel to your home, and it can also affect the installation or performance of your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace. We walk through some common weather concerns in HVAC.
What does it mean when we talk about a complete HVAC system? We break down the components, equipment and processes of HVAC systems to give you the full view.
It’s tempting to wait to repair or replace an HVAC system that’s running, but the risks can be immense. We look at each of them in this article on the costs of delaying HVAC service.
What are the differences between one-stage, two-stage and variable-speed ACs? We break down the differences and compare the benefits of each system.
Confused by all the different HVAC options available? Are you not sure what the difference is between an air conditioner and heat pump, or a furnace and an air handler? Time to change that. We walk through the differences of each, and compare the costs and benefits for homes.
R22 is a refrigerant used in many air conditioners, and its production and import has been banned by the federal government. What does this mean for you as a homeowner?
Is your A/C or Heat Pump making noise? We walk through what you can do to assess and fix the situation along with your HVAC service partner.
Your indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to increased comfort, reduced heating and cooling costs, and better health for you and your family. Find out which IAQ products are right for you.
When does an aesthetic aspect of your system affect performance, and when does it only affect looks? We cover how to manage both performance and beauty in your air conditioning system.
A new air conditioner or furnace is a large investment. How do you make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase? Let us show you what to expect and consider as you choose a new system.
Getting the right size for your HVAC equipment is crucial for a comfortable home. We walk through the detailed process to calculate sizing, and how you benefit from this process.
What to expect at your HVAC estimate has changed, and knowing what to expect can better prepare you to make the best decision for your home.
Get the most out of your next meeting with an HVAC professional with these 10 tips for an in-home appointment.
Ductless mini-splits can be a great solution for your home heating and cooling needs. We break down the costs and help you understand what contributes to this pricing.
Your top HVAC questions answered, including those on installation, maintenance, brand, getting an estimate, and cost of a new air conditioner or furnace.
Ductless mini-split systems offer an attractive alternative to traditional A/C and furnaces for many homeowners. This article breaks down pros and cons of each.
Ductless mini-split systems can be a flexible solution for heating and cooling your home. Learn everything you need to know to decide if one is right for you.
Looking to finance a new HVAC system? Let us take you through everything you need to consider to find a system and financing plan to meet your needs and budget.
High moisture levels create perfect conditions for mold growth, allergens, and musty odors. A properly sized Whole House Dehumidifier can be a beneficial product to control harmful high humidity issues.
The decision to repair or replace your air conditioner isn’t always easy. In this article, we discuss various considerations that will help you make the right call for your home.
An in-depth air conditioner installation process guide. Learn how installation procedures dramatically affect the lifespan and effectiveness of your air conditioner.
What are the top things to look for when choosing a company to replace your existing heating and/or air conditioning system?
The Reme Halo air purification system is a whole-home solution to improve your air quality. It can help those who suffer from allergies, home odors or mold, and those looking to stop the spread of illness.
Josh talks about the Trane Cleaneffects, and why it is an excellent, and top recommended choice of ours when looking to add a media filter to your home.
What is a good air cleaner for your home? We recommend Aprilaire's Whole-House Air Cleaner as one of our top picks to improve the air quality in your home.
Josh talks about the savings and health benefits that a whole-house humidifier from Aprilaire can bring.
A Carrier mini-split may be the perfect option for your home. Mini-Splits excel at keeping all those hard to cool or heat rooms comfortable all year-round.
What is a mini-split? Josh gives an overview of the Trane Ductless Mini-Split units and why they may a good fit for your home.
Josh shares the features of the Trane XV20i air conditioner and heat-pump, and why it's one of the best picks for ultimate humidity removal and comfort.
We teamed up with Wells Fargo to provide a convenient way to pay for your home projects. Subject to approved credit.
Josh talks about how you can reduce common allergy triggers from particulates such as pollen, mold spores, dander, and dust.
Today, Josh quickly outlines Carrier's Infinity Series features and the type of performance you can expect from an Infinity Series air conditioner from Carrier.
Trane's Comfort Link Control is a powerful command center for home comfort and control, a truly advanced way to control your home, even when you’re not there.
We will cover the benefits of having an Aprilaire whole-house dehumidifier in your home and the health and savings advantages you can expect.
Josh talks about the Aprilaire dehumidifier and how it can help get rid of that sticky, cold clammy feeling and musty smells.
Let's talk about the benefits of a whole-house humidifier. Maintaining the right level of humidity can make all the difference in how comfortable you feel in your home.
We understand your concerns as we have them also. Implemented in February, are steps we are taking to combat the spread of the virus.
In simple terms, an electrical power surge is a spike in voltage either coming into your Columbus, OH home or created within the home’s electrical system.
Any fuel-burning device creates carbon monoxide which is why they must be inspected regularly and have any problems fixed immediately.
Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning has identified some common problems and heating system repairs and ways to keep them from happening to you.
Dry air can cause the membranes to become ineffective. Additionally, many viruses tend to spread more easily and live longer without proper humidification.
Come out and explore the Home & Garden Show February 22 - March 1, 2020. You can find us at the Ohio Expo Center, booth 144 in the Bricker Building.
Heat pumps have become more viable for places like Columbus, OH but on the coldest days a heat pump may have a difficult time keeping your home comfortable.
Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning warns that if you are not using power surge protectors in your Columbus, OH home, you are in a high-tech gamble.
Learn what you can expect from your estimate. Our process provides you with the best experience and product options for your home.
As warm weather approaches, it is important to check your air conditioning system to make sure that it will be able to cool your home down over the summer.
If you’ve got an air conditioning service or a repair coming up, there are a few ways to prepare so that the visit goes as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
The Department of Energy announced a new mandate to make furnaces more energy efficient. Fire & Ice explains what this means for Columbus, OH homeowners.
You do not have to put up with unhealthy indoor air quality in your Columbus, OH home. Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning offers many solutions to help.
Fire & Ice shares the importance of reducing dust mites in your home and strategies to improve seasonal indoor air quality.
If you have an old furnace or air conditioner the only way you’re going to cut utility bills dramatically is to upgrade to newer and more efficient units.
In simple terms a power surge is a spike in voltage either coming into your Columbus, OH home or within the home’s electrical system.
Trane demonstrates their unstoppable nature and helps consumers understand what makes Trane’s products one of the most reliable brands in the category.
The Out N About team took a visit to our newly built facility with our state-of-the-art training center.
For all-electric homes, Trane’s new air handler design is truly a breakthrough in technology that provides unmatched features for comfort and efficiency. Quiet, versatile and built to last, see why this unique design is the best in the industry.
Experience the ease of service and repair made possible by this highly sophisticated onboard diagnostic feature. Our service department can know if there is a problem before you do.
Trane’s spine fin technology has the lowest refrigerant leak rate in the industry, providing reliability and efficiency from your air conditioner for years to come.
With Trane’s top of the line TruComfort System, you can breathe easy and enjoy an indoor climate specially designed just for you.
Good Day Marketplace spent a few minutes with Fire & Ice to discover the importance of seasonal HVAC maintenance.
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