HVAC Learning Center

A comprehensive section focused on answering your questions, providing detailed information, and tips that will improve buyer education when it comes to your home's HVAC system.

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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.

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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
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
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.

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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
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
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
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.

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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.

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How Long Does a 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
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.

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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.

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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
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!

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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.

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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
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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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.

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How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost to Replace?

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.

8 min read
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.

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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
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
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
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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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
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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trane Cleaneffects Overview With Josh

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.

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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.

April 3rd, 2020
Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifier

Josh talks about the Aprilaire dehumidifier and how it can help get rid of that sticky, cold clammy feeling and musty smells.

March 26th, 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
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
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
What To Expect At Your Estimate

Learn what you can expect from your estimate. Our process provides you with the best experience and product options for your home.

December 27th, 2019
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
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
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
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
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.

June 6th, 2018
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.

February 15th, 2018
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.

February 15th, 2018
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.

February 15th, 2018
Trane's TruComfort Technology

With Trane’s top of the line TruComfort System, you can breathe easy and enjoy an indoor climate specially designed just for you.

February 15th, 2018
Meet Fire & Ice - Yelp Edition

Yelp took a few minutes to learn more about Fire & Ice, the services we provide, and our company philosophies.

February 15th, 2018

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