HVAC Learning Center

The most comprehensive library of residential HVAC information on the internet.

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A Review of Trane's Top Thermostats

In the market for a new thermostat? Trane’s models come with many variations, so how do you know which is the best choice for you?

9 min read
9/27/2021
Trane XR17 Heat Pump Review

The Trane XR17 two-stage electric heat pump offers the heating and cooling reliability you expect from Trane and the energy efficiency you deserve. We discuss features, benefits, and cost.

9 min read
9/24/2021
Trane XR16 Air Conditioner Video Review (Features, Benefits and Cost)

Are you looking for an air conditioner that’s low-cost, reliable and can help reduce your energy bills? If the answer is yes, then let me introduce you to the Trane XR16. In this video, we’ll go over the features and cost of the Trane XR16 and see who might benefit most from this system.

5 min view
9/24/2021
How much does an electric furnace cost?

Electric furnaces are one of the best solutions for heating your home when access to alternative fuels isn’t available. Many of our customers have asked how much they cost? In this video we’ll go over the options and price ranges for electric furnaces that could work for you.

6 min view
9/20/2021
What Is a Dual Fuel HVAC System?

Can a dual fuel HVAC system save you money? Will it address your comfort concerns? We look at the pros and cons of it.

9 min read
9/15/2021
Trane XV20i Heat Pump Review (Benefits, Cost)

The Trane XV20i heat pump is the top of the line when it comes to heating and cooling comfort. This HVAC investment can benefit you and your family for years or even decades.

9 min read
9/15/2021
Mock Fentanyl Lab at Fire & Ice Helps First Responders

For a few hours on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, a full-scale fentanyl lab was uncovered at Fire & Ice. The make-believe scenario was staged and run by a broad coalition of Central Ohio agencies and departments in order to better understand how to prepare for disasters.

3 min read
9/23/2021
Trane XR16 Air Conditioner Review (Features, Cost)

The Trane XR16 air conditioner is a low-cost, reliable unit that can be the perfect cooling solution for budget-minded, energy-conscious homeowners. We’ll examine its features and benefits.

9 min read
9/24/2021
What's an electric furnace and how does it work?

Did you know that nearly 45% of your utility bill goes directly to heating and cooling your home? When the temperature starts to dip it’s important to know where your money goes. In this video we’ll tell you everything you need to know about an electric furnace and how it works.

7 min view
9/18/2021
Worthington, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Worthington, Ohio.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Dublin, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Dublin, Ohio.

5 min view
9/23/2021
Westerville, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Westerville, Ohio.

5 min view
9/18/2021
Columbus, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Central Ohio.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Best HVAC Companies in Worthington, Ohio

At Fire & Ice, we want our customers to be as informed as possible, so we’ve compiled a list of Worthington HVAC companies with good reputations to help you choose one that’s right for you.

4 min read
8/27/2021
Trane XR14 Air Conditioner Video Review (Features, Benefits and Cost)

Are you looking for an air conditioner that will be reliable, straightforward and easy on your budget? If the answer is yes, then let me introduce you to the Trane XR14 air conditioner. In this video, we’ll break down the XR14’s features, the cost and see who might benefit most from this system.

5 min view
9/24/2021
How Often Should Furnace Filters Be Changed?

Furnace filters do a lot of good, but are seldom replaced when they should be. Dirty filters can lead to expensive repairs and bad indoor air. When should they be replaced?

11 min read
7/30/2021
The Trane XR80 Furnace - Features

Though it’s not being manufactured anymore, the Trane XR80 furnace is a low-cost, reliable furnace that can be the perfect heating solution for budget-conscious homeowners. We’ll examine its features and common signs that it requires maintenance.

8 min read
8/13/2021
What Is an Electric Furnace and How Does It Work?

What is an electric furnace and how does it work? We compare electric furnaces to gas furnaces, talk about efficiency, fan types, sizing, capacity, and factors that can lengthen or shorten a furnace’s life.

15 min read
9/20/2021
What is Static Pressure?

Static pressure. It might sound harmless, but it affects the entirety of your HVAC system. In this video we’ll discuss what it is and how to avoid it.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Which System Is Right For You?

We look at the pros and cons of furnaces and heat pumps. If you’re a homeowner trying to make a decision to buy/replace one or the other, we examine the factors that might come into that decision.

10 min read
7/8/2021
Trane XL18i Air Conditioner Review

The Trane XL18i features a two-stage compressor, up to 18 SEER rating, Trane’s Weatherguard top, and a host of features that make it ideal for many homes.

6 min read
8/17/2021
How Long Will My Furnace Last?

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.

8 min read
7/6/2021
What is a furnace filter?

If you are like most homeowners in Central Ohio you’ve had to change your furnace filter at least once this year. Furnace filters are one of those things that everyone has but rarely talks about. Let’s change that.

7 min view
9/18/2021
Trane XL16i Air Conditioner Review

Are you looking for a reliable, efficient air conditioner that fits most budgets? Let me introduce you to the Trane XL16i. In this video, we’ll cover the features, benefits, and cost of the Trane XL16i air conditioner.

6 min view
9/24/2021
Top 8 HVAC Trade Schools in Central Ohio

If you’re looking to pursue a career as an HVAC technician in Central Ohio, you probably want to know the best schools, and what sort of degree they offer. In this article, we talk about HVAC career opportunities, and run down the eight local trade schools where students can gain or further their education.

8 min read
6/29/2021
Trane XL18i Air Conditioner Review

Are you looking for an air conditioner that can boost your comfort, reduce your energy bills, and fall within most medium-sized budgets? If the answer is yes, let me introduce you to the Trane XL18i air conditioner. In this video we’ll go over its features, explore the costs and see who will benefit most from this system.

6 min view
9/24/2021
Trane XR13 Air Conditioner Review

Are you looking for a reliable, straightforward, air conditioner that is easy on your budget? If the answer is yes, then the Trane XR13 air conditioner might be for you. In this video, we’ll break down the XR13’s features and go over who might benefit most from this system.

5 min view
9/24/2021
The Complete Guide to Home Furnaces

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.

26 min read
6/25/2021
What Is a Furnace and How Does It Work?

We answer the question of what is a furnace. We go over the basics of how furnaces work, and compare and contrast the different types of furnaces. From low-efficiency to high-efficiency, different blower types and gas vs. electric, we break down the mechanics and characteristics.

11 min read
6/24/2021
Trane XV18 Air Conditioner Review

At Fire & Ice, we've installed thousands of air conditioners here in Central Ohio over the years and one of our most popular models is the Trane XV18 air conditioner. In this video, we’ll go over its features, explore the costs, and see who will benefit the most from this air conditioner.

6 min view
9/24/2021
What is Ductwork and Why is it Important?

When you think of an HVAC system does ductwork come to mind? Or does a furnace or air conditioner only come to mind? In this video we’re going to discuss ductwork and why it’s important.

7 min view
9/18/2021
How a Humidifier Works (benefits and various types)

A whole-home humidifier works in conjunction with your furnace. It adds moisture to the circulated air, and is especially useful in the winter months, when the relative humidity outside drops below 30%. Its use has health benefits as well as house benefits.

5 min read
6/18/2021
Top Questions Regarding Payment and Working with Fire & Ice

We understand that choosing to purchase a new HVAC system can be a big decision and a significant investment. In this video we’ll go over our commonly asked questions when it comes to paying for your HVAC service and what to expect from Fire & Ice.

7 min view
9/18/2021
Labor & Manufacturing Shortages Affecting HVAC

The pandemic has put global pressures on manufacturing and shipping, and it is affecting the HVAC industry. In this video we’ll go over the key factors that are causing delays and how we’re working to overcome them so that you get the service you need.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Best HVAC Companies in Westerville, OH

At Fire & Ice, we want our customers to be as informed as possible, even about our competitors. So we’ve compiled a list of Westerville, OH companies with good reputations to help homeowners choose one that’s right for them.

3 min read
8/27/2021
Fire & Ice Stories | Mary-Ann's Dehumidifier

Mary-Ann was having issues breathing with the high humidity in her home. After she was given a dehumidifier by her son, her quality of life improved and she was able to live comfortably in her home.

2 min view
9/18/2021
Fire & Ice Stories | Kevin’s New HVAC System

When Kevin’s old air conditioning unit was struggling to cool his two story condo he knew it was time to consider upgrading his HVAC system. Listen to Kevin’s story and learn how Fire & Ice exceeded his expectations.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Aprilaire E100 Whole Home Dehumidifier Review

Do you struggle with indoor humidity? Let me introduce you to the Aprilaire E100 Whole Home Dehumidifier. In this video we’ll go over its features, explore the costs, and see who will benefit the most from this dehumidifier.

7 min view
9/18/2021
Trane XR14 Heat Pump Review

Are you looking for a reliable, straightforward, heat pump that is easy on your budget? If the answer is yes, then the Trane XR14 heat pump might be for you. In this video, we’ll break down the XR14’s features and go over who might benefit most from this system.

6 min view
9/24/2021
Labor and Manufacturing Shortages in HVAC

Labor and manufacturing shortages, combined with delays in the supply chain, have affected numerous industries, including HVAC. Fortunately, solutions exist for both contractors and homeowners.

7 min read
6/9/2021
Trane XL18i Heat Pump Review

If you’re looking for a heat pump that will increase your comfort, help lower your utility bills, and fall within most medium sized budgets, the Trane XL18i might be for you. In this video, we’ll cover the features, benefits, and cost of the Trane XL18i heat pump.

7 min view
9/24/2021
Trane XL16i Heat Pump Review

Are you looking for a reliable, efficient heat pump that fits most budgets? Let us introduce the Trane XL16i. In this video, we’ll cover the features, benefits, and cost of the Trane XL16i heat pump.

7 min view
9/24/2021
Trane XV18 Heat Pump Review

If you’re looking for a heat pump that’s efficient, intuitive, and can provide year-round comfort in your home, then let me introduce you to the Trane XV18 heat pump. In this video, we’ll go over its features, explore the costs, and see who will benefit the most from this heat pump.

8 min view
9/24/2021
Best HVAC Contractors in Dublin, OH

At Fire & Ice, we want our customers to be as informed as possible, even about our competitors, so we’ve compiled a list of Dublin, OH companies with solid reputations to help any homeowner choose one that’s right for them.

3 min read
8/27/2021
Trane XV20i Heat Pump Review

If you’re looking for the most efficient, consistent heat pump that will deliver ultimate comfort all year-long, then let me introduce you to the Trane XV20i. In this video, we’ll go over its features, explore the costs, and see who will benefit the most from this heat pump.

8 min view
9/24/2021
Trane XL18i Heat Pump Review

Efficient. Comfortable. Deluxe. The Trane XL18i heat pump offers enhanced comfort at a lower cost.

7 min read
9/2/2021
Trane S8X2 Furnace Review

If you are looking for a furnace that will reliably heat your home and won’t cost you a lot of money along the way, then Trane S8X2 may be the furnace for you. In this video, we’ll break down the Trane S8X2’s features and go over who might benefit most from this gas furnace.

5 min view
9/24/2021
Trane S9X1 Furnace Review

Are you looking for a reliable, straightforward, high-efficiency gas furnace that can lower your utility bills and be easy on your budget? If the answer is yes, then the Trane S9X1 just might be the furnace for you. In this video, we’ll break down the S9X1’s features and go over who might benefit most from this furnace.

6 min view
9/24/2021
Furnace Troubleshooting: Common Heating Problems & Repairs

If your furnace isn’t running, you don’t have time to wade through HVAC jargon. Let’s break down common heating problems that can shut down your furnace, cause it to turn on and off, and affect its heating output.

10 min read
4/6/2021
Elon Musk, Tesla and the Future of HVAC

Elon Musk has stated that Tesla hopes to enter HVAC and produce high-efficiency heat pumps with a host of innovative benefits for residential homeowners.

7 min read
4/6/2021
How Much Does a Furnace Repair Cost in 2021?

Furnace repairs can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Let’s talk about how much a furnace repair should cost and common issues that lead to furnace breakdowns.

6 min read
8/9/2021
Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier Benefits

Maintaining the right level of humidity can make all the difference in how comfortable you feel in your home. A humidifier will also reduce the incidence of respiratory infections and symptoms related to allergies and asthma by minimizing the formation of bacteria and viruses, fungi, and dust mites.

5 min view
9/18/2021
Trane S9V2 Furnace Review

If you’re looking for a high-efficiency, yet affordable gas furnace, the Trane S9V2 could be the furnace for you. In this video we’ll discuss the features and benefits of the Trane S9V2 and see who would get the most benefit from this system.

5 min view
9/24/2021
Ductless Mini-Split Installation From Start to Finish

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.

8 min read
2/23/2021
Trane XV80 Furnace Review

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.

5 min view
9/24/2021
The Importance of Line Set Protection

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
How Much Does a Ductless Mini-Split Cost?

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.

6 min view
9/18/2021
What is HVAC Commissioning and Why is it Important?

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.

13 min view
9/18/2021
HVAC Maintenance - The Fire & Ice Experience

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Single-Stage, Two-Stage and Modulating Furnaces

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.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Brazing with Nitrogen for HVAC Installation

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.

2 min view
9/18/2021
How Much Does a New Furnace Replacement Cost in 2021?

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.

9 min read
6/15/2021
How Does a Whole-House Humidifier Work?

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?

7 min read
12/24/2020
What’s a Seer Rating? - Buying a New Air Conditioner

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Best HVAC Contractors in Columbus, Ohio in 2021

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.

2 min read
8/27/2021
Packaged vs. Split HVAC Systems

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?

6 min read
12/7/2020
Fire & Ice and Fortis College: Columbus, OH HVAC-R

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.

7 min read
12/1/2020
What Is a HSPF Rating? Buying a New Heat Pump

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Heat Pump Installation: The Fire & Ice Experience

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
Carrier Infinity Series 98 Furnace Review

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
The Importance of Commissioning in HVAC

Commissioning air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps when they’re installed is important to ensure long-term efficiency and system health.

8 min read
11/18/2020
How Does a Furnace Work?

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.

8 min read
2/15/2021
Furnace Installation: The Fire & Ice Experience

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
10 Myths About Heating Your Home

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!

8 min view
9/18/2021
4 Ways To Heat Your Home This Winter

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.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Your Guide to Columbus Home Shows

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.

8 min read
10/22/2020
How Long Does A Furnace Installation Take?

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.

5 min read
2/12/2021
Will A New Furnace Save Me Money?

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.

7 min read
2/12/2021
How Does A Gas Furnace Work?

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
What's an AFUE Rating?

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
What To Expect During HVAC Installation

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
Common Furnace Problems In Your Home

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Carbon Monoxide in Your Home: Risks & Prevention

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.

8 min read
1/14/2021
The Carrier Infinity Furnace

Today, Josh quickly outlines Carrier's Infinity Series features and the type of performance you can expect from an Infinity Series furnace.

1 min view
9/18/2021
HVAC Tune-ups: Why You Need One & What’s Included

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.

8 min read
9/23/2020
How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?

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.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Your HVAC Maintenance Questions Answered

Air conditioner and furnace maintenance and repair can be complicated. We’re here to make things easier with common questions, and answers for each.

7 min read
9/18/2020
Top Questions Regarding Fire & Ice

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
What's an HVAC System?

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
N95 Masks, HEPA Filters & COVID

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.

6 min read
6/15/2021
The Fire & Ice Difference

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.

6 min read
6/25/2021
Cost of HVAC Ductwork Modification

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.

9 min read
6/25/2021
What's Single-Stage, Two-Stage and Variable Speed Cooling?

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?

5 min view
9/18/2021
How Much Does A Furnace Cost?

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.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Top Questions Regarding HVAC Installation

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.

5 min view
9/18/2021
Protect Your HVAC Investment with a Maintenance Plan

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!

4 min view
9/18/2021
What To Expect During An Estimate for HVAC Installation

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.

3 min view
9/18/2021
Common HVAC Myths Busted

Heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality and other HVAC topics are ones that are commonly misunderstood due to several persistent myths.

7 min read
9/4/2020
How Much Does An Air Conditioner Cost?

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Dehumidifiers and Indoor Air Quality

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Top Questions Regarding HVAC Maintenance

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.

4 min view
9/18/2021
Air Purifiers and Indoor Air Quality

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.

3 min view
9/18/2021
Is a Whole-Home Humidifier Right For Me?

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.

6 min read
9/20/2021
Dirty Sock Syndrome: Causes & Solutions

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.

8 min read
9/4/2020
HVAC Installation and the Weather

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.

8 min read
9/8/2020
What Is an HVAC System and How Does It Work?

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.

7 min read
7/19/2021
Cost of Waiting to Repair or Replace HVAC Equipment

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.

9 min read
9/3/2020
The R22 Ban: How It Affects You

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?

7 min read
7/22/2020
IAQ and You: Indoor Air Quality HVAC Products

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.

7 min read
6/15/2021
Your Top HVAC Questions Answered

Your top HVAC questions answered, including those on installation, maintenance, brand, getting an estimate, and cost of a new air conditioner or furnace.

8 min read
1/14/2021
HVAC Financing: A Complete Buyer’s Guide

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.

10 min read
6/25/2021
Is a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Right for Me?

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.

7 min read
8/18/2020
Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

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.

12 min read
9/14/2020
Trane's Comfort Link Control

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.

4/4/2020
Coronavirus: The Steps We Are Taking

We understand your concerns as we have them also. Implemented in February, are steps we are taking to combat the spread of the virus.

2 min read
7/14/2020
Common Furnace Problems and Repairs

Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning has identified some common problems and heating system repairs and ways to keep them from happening to you.

2 min read
9/23/2020
Six Problems Caused By Dry Air

Dry air can cause the membranes to become ineffective. Additionally, many viruses tend to spread more easily and live longer without proper humidification.

2 min read
7/14/2020
How Power Surge Protectors Work

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.

2 min read
7/14/2020
Preparing for your AC Service Visit

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.

1 min read
7/14/2020
New Furnace Mandates: Are You Prepared?

The Department of Energy announced a new mandate to make furnaces more energy efficient. Fire & Ice explains what this means for Columbus, OH homeowners.

2 min read
7/14/2020
What Is an Electrical Power Surge?

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.

2 min read
7/14/2020
How to Decrease Dust Mites

Fire & Ice shares the importance of reducing dust mites in your home and strategies to improve seasonal indoor air quality.

3 min read
9/24/2021
Trane's Relentless Testing

Trane demonstrates their unstoppable nature and helps consumers understand what makes Trane’s products one of the most reliable brands in the category.

4/4/2020
Trane's Hyperion Air Handler

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.

1/11/2021
Experience Nexia Diagnostics

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.

11/6/2020
Trane's Spine Fin Technology

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.

4/4/2020
A Review of Trane's Top Thermostats

In the market for a new thermostat? Trane’s models come with many variations, so how do you know which is the best choice for you?

9 min read
9/27/2021
Trane XR17 Heat Pump Review

The Trane XR17 two-stage electric heat pump offers the heating and cooling reliability you expect from Trane and the energy efficiency you deserve. We discuss features, benefits, and cost.

9 min read
9/24/2021
Trane XR16 Air Conditioner Video Review (Features, Benefits and Cost)

Are you looking for an air conditioner that’s low-cost, reliable and can help reduce your energy bills? If the answer is yes, then let me introduce you to the Trane XR16. In this video, we’ll go over the features and cost of the Trane XR16 and see who might benefit most from this system.

5 min view
9/24/2021
How much does an electric furnace cost?

Electric furnaces are one of the best solutions for heating your home when access to alternative fuels isn’t available. Many of our customers have asked how much they cost? In this video we’ll go over the options and price ranges for electric furnaces that could work for you.

6 min view
9/20/2021
What Is a Dual Fuel HVAC System?

Can a dual fuel HVAC system save you money? Will it address your comfort concerns? We look at the pros and cons of it.

9 min read
9/15/2021
Trane XV20i Heat Pump Review (Benefits, Cost)

The Trane XV20i heat pump is the top of the line when it comes to heating and cooling comfort. This HVAC investment can benefit you and your family for years or even decades.

9 min read
9/15/2021
Mock Fentanyl Lab at Fire & Ice Helps First Responders

For a few hours on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, a full-scale fentanyl lab was uncovered at Fire & Ice. The make-believe scenario was staged and run by a broad coalition of Central Ohio agencies and departments in order to better understand how to prepare for disasters.

3 min read
9/23/2021
Trane XR16 Air Conditioner Review (Features, Cost)

The Trane XR16 air conditioner is a low-cost, reliable unit that can be the perfect cooling solution for budget-minded, energy-conscious homeowners. We’ll examine its features and benefits.

9 min read
9/24/2021
What's an electric furnace and how does it work?

Did you know that nearly 45% of your utility bill goes directly to heating and cooling your home? When the temperature starts to dip it’s important to know where your money goes. In this video we’ll tell you everything you need to know about an electric furnace and how it works.

7 min view
9/18/2021
Worthington, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Worthington, Ohio.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Dublin, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Dublin, Ohio.

5 min view
9/23/2021
Westerville, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Westerville, Ohio.

5 min view
9/18/2021
Columbus, Ohio's Best HVAC Contractors

If you’re watching this video, you’re looking for an HVAC professional that has a good reputation, that is trustworthy, and is going to do the job right to service, repair or install a heating and cooling system in your home. In this video we’ll discuss the best heating and air conditioning companies in Central Ohio.

6 min view
9/18/2021
Best HVAC Companies in Worthington, Ohio

At Fire & Ice, we want our customers to be as informed as possible, so we’ve compiled a list of Worthington HVAC companies with good reputations to help you choose one that’s right for you.

4 min read
8/27/2021

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