We Fix Systems Other HVAC Companies Declare “Broken Beyond Repair”

Have you ever been in a situation where your HVAC contractor says, “Well, I think that will have to be replaced,” and you’re not sure you believe him? You’re right to be wary! Unfortunately, some heating and cooling companies are just out to make a buck, and that makes them willing to tell customers a component is broken beyond repair, even when it’s not.

United Heating and Plumbing is a different kind of HVAC company. We are committed to providing you with honest, accurate heating and air conditioning service. We strive to repair malfunctioning components, not just sell you a new unit. We have 25+ years’ experience supplying effective diagnostics and precision repair workmanship, and we put that expertise to work on every job. In fact, we’re occasionally called in for a second opinion when another HVAC contractor has recommended the unit be replaced rather than repaired. Most of the time, we’re able to fix the problem without replacing the system, saving you a lot of hassle and a lot of money.

United Heating and Plumbing has the HVAC repair expertise to tackle complicated projects, and the integrity and honesty to tell you the truth about your air conditioner or heating unit’s true condition. We’re not here to trick you into buying an expensive new unit. We’re standing by to provide the heating and air conditioning repair solutions you can trust. Call now to get started!

Let Us Answer Your Questions About Geothermal HVAC

With more and more homeowners trying to be energy conscious, geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly popular. However, many people are still unfamiliar with this newer type of heating and cooling technology. We’d love to answer your questions to help you better understand geothermal heating and air conditioning technology and what it can mean for your property! Q: Is geothermal just a heating solution? A: Geothermal systems can provide both heating and cooling for your property. Some can also be configured to preheat water as well, reducing the amount of energy consumed by your hot water heater. Q: How does a geothermal HVAC system work? A: Geothermal heating and cooling systems utilize heat pumps to transfer heat. Because ground temperatures are relatively constant, the soil is cooler than the outside air during the summer and warmer than the outside air during the winter; geothermal heat pumps leverage this temperature difference to keep your property comfortable. They work to move heat out of your building and into the ground in summer and out of the ground and into the building in the winter. Q: What benefits does geothermal heating and cooling provide? A: Geothermal HVAC reduces your need to burn fossil fuels for heat and decreases your energy consumption for air conditioning as well. This both reduces your utility costs and decreases your impact on the environment. Geothermal systems offer resource conservation and energy-efficient benefits to help you go green. Geothermal HVAC systems can be quite complex, depending on your needs, so we understand if you still have questions. That’s why we’re here! United Heating & Plumbing LLC offers free estimates for your convenience, so give us a call to learn more about how a geothermal heating and cooling system can meet your needs.

Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat This Winter

When the weather turns cold, there’s an old wives’ tale we hear time and time again. Folks tell us, “Did you know that programmable thermostats don’t actually save you money?” Well, we want to dispel this rumor once and for all: That’s simply not true! Programmable thermostats do offer energy—and money—savings. Here’s how. A programmable thermostat allows you to create a schedule that automatically adjusts the temperature setting in your home. That provides huge convenience, like turning up the heat in the morning before you get out of bed. But it also enables you to easily set your thermostat lower when you’re out of the house. Set up the schedule once, and your programmable thermostat can keep your house toasty warm in the morning when you’re getting ready, turn down the heat for the 8 to 10 hours you’re out of the house for work, and have the heat kick back on in time for your space to be cozy before you walk back in the front door at the end of the day. This strategy can save you up to 10% on your annual heating and cooling costs, according to Energy.gov. So the next time someone tries to convince you a programmable thermostat is a waste of money, you’ll know the real deal. You can save, and save big, by installing a programmable thermostat! At United Heating & Plumbing LLC, we want to make sure our customers can keep their homes comfortable this winter without spending an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer helpful tips like saving with a programmable thermostat. If you’re ready to make the upgrade for your home, we can provide thermostat installation and more. Call now for your free estimate.

Specializing in Energy-Efficient Heating Systems Since 1998

You want to keep your home cozy this winter, but you don’t want to spend a fortune doing so. That’s where an energy-efficient furnace comes in. By optimizing heat production and minimizing the fuel used, an energy-efficient furnace helps you keep your space warm for less. At United Heating & Plumbing LLC, we specialize in installing energy-efficient heating systems. Serving the Cincinnati area since 1998, we’ve installed thousands of furnaces designed to help local property owners maximize their indoor comfort while minimizing both costs and energy consumption. Over the years, we’ve installed a broad range of different furnaces, from mid-efficiency units (80% AFUE) to super-efficient 98% AFUE units. We’re here to help you get the new furnace you need for long-term savings and comfort. Furnace efficiency is often measured using AFUE. This stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. This number essentially measures how well the system generates heat, compared with the energy potential of the fuel it consumes. For example, a furnace with an AFUE of 85% means that of the energy in the fuel, 85% becomes the heat in your house and the remaining 15% is lost (up the chimney, etc.). When it comes to furnaces, a higher AFUE translates into a more efficient system. The United Heating & Plumbing LLC team can help you understand different furnace ratings and assist you in getting the right system for your home. We’ve worked with York’s 98% AFUE system (the highest efficiency furnace available in today’s market) as well as a variety of other high-efficiency furnaces, and we’re happy to discuss all the details with you to ensure your needs are matched with the right furnace. When you’re ready to upgrade to a new, efficient furnace, we’re standing by to help. Call now to get started.

Concerned About High Energy Bills? Call Our HVAC Contractors

If your heating and cooling bills are higher than you’d like, you don’t have to suffer through hot summers and cold winters without sufficient temperature regulation. There are a few reasonable steps you can take to lower those utility costs without compromising your comfort and safety. One of the things United Heating & Plumbing does for our customers is offer advice on making the most of your HVAC systems. Our recommendations might include:  Setting your thermostat correctly to minimize temperature costs Improving ventilation in your attic to naturally cool your home Running routine maintenance on your heating and cooling systems And more Chances are, no matter how careful you are with your HVAC systems, there are ways you could improve your building’s energy efficiency. Our HVAC contractors are standing by to assist you with repairs and replacements, as well as giving you money-saving tips. Today’s heating and cooling components are technologically advanced enough that you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy a pleasant indoor environment. With United Heating & Plumbing on your side, your HVAC units are in capable hands. If you live in the greater Cincinnati area, call or e-mail us now to learn more!

Geothermal: Nature’s answer to your HVAC needs.

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ClimateMaster Geothermal

If this is the year treat your family to comfort, you might consider Geothermal HVAC. Perhaps you want a lower utility bill. Maybe you want to be a good steward of the earth’s resources. Whatever your motivations, you owe it to yourself to investigate whether Geothermal HVAC will meet your heating and cooling needs.

Whether it’s HVAC Cincinnati or HVAC Dayton, United is able to meet your needs. We install and service ClimateMaster systems; the industry leader. http://www.climatemaster.com

A new ClimateMaster unit harnesses the earth’s energy to both heat and cool your home. It’s a win-win; both your heating and air needs are met.  Estimates are always free, so it’s a no-brainer when choosing to start your education. We’ll answer as many questions as you may have, and we’re bound to have a few of our own. It’s a favorite subject for us, and we’re eager to talk about it.

Whatever your needs, we can help you through the process to determine what system, or type of system, is best suited for your heating and air conditioning needs. And we’ll be frank, Geothermal might not be the best choice; we’ve learned there are a variety of factors that help determine whether Geothermal makes sense for you.

We invite you to check us out also. We’ve had the good fortune to develop excellent relationships and so when looking for Cincinnati plumbers or Dayton Plumbers, Google Local Business or Yelp reviews will give you some piece of mind.

United us a small family owned and operated HVAC and Plumbing firm serving SW Ohio, both the Cincinnati and Dayton markets. We’ve been installing Geothermal Heat Pumps, among our other services, for approximately 20 years. We take customer service quite seriously, train our techs with the same seriousness and strive to make the world a better place, one home at a time.



Which is the best furnace?

Which is the best Furnace? That’s a question HVAC people are asked with some regularity. Despite the flaming that “brand wars” produce, our 25 years of experience has produced an observation that may surprise you—–and perhaps disappoint you if you were looking for a pat, “Brand X.”

Unlike a radio or toaster, for example, a furnace is not a “plug and play” device. There are many variables that are crucial if the furnace is to be safe, provide reliable comfort and reasonable utility bills. That requires not simply knowledge and experience, but conscientiousness as well.

Done correctly, it is our experienced opinion that most any furnace on the market today will give you two decades + of reliable service. So, if you’re in need of heating and cooling services your primary focus should be on the people who are putting it in. As far as heating and cooling is concerned, in other words, the quality of the installation is more critical than the name on the front.

Sure, an HVAC professional will often have a “Coke vs Pepsi” preference, (and we’re no different) but we OFTEN see a homeowner give both credit and criticism to a brand the brand simply doesn’t deserve. In other words, the issues we see —-good or bad—-are most always attributable to the way it was installed.

So, choose your installing HVAC contractor carefully. And, you’re likely going to have questions as to the types of options your family needs. A good heating and cooling provider will walk you through that process and produce the best system for your needs; whatever brand you end up with. (we primarily (but not exclusively) sell York furnaces, not because they’re the best necessarily, but because they’re committed to excellent service. That is a value we share and support. www.york.com)