Schedule a Heating Maintenance Session before the Fall

July 27th, 2015

If you’re a homeowner in Westlake, OH, you probably haven’t given much thought to your heater in a few months. With summer in full swing, we’re focusing on keeping our homes cool instead of warm, and heating systems feel like the last thing on our minds. But we all know how quickly the heat of summer can give way to the chill of fall, and the sooner you can get a jump on heating season, the better. A heating maintenance session scheduled before the fall is an ideal way to help your winter go smoothly, and your heater perform at its very best. Continue Reading

What Does a Tankless Water Heater Do for Me?

July 20th, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may have heard about tankless models, which replace the big cylinders of the traditional model with a much smaller and sleeker unit. It can provide a number of advantages over the traditional model, enough to offset the larger start-up costs that are often involved. Here in Westlake, OH, you can talk to a qualified technician about what a tankless water heater can do for you. We’ve provided a quick breakdown of some of the advantages. Continue Reading

How Do Air Filtration Systems Help My Home?

July 13th, 2015

We live in Westlake, OH, with hot and muggy summers and freezing cold winters. That places a lot of emphasis on temperature control in your home, and to be sure, air conditioners and heaters are vital parts of your household. Whether you use a filter, a UV germicidal light, a humidifier, or dehumidifier, an air filtration system is a useful and even important addition to your home. If you don’t have one, you should consult with a trained technician about the best option for you, then arrange for an installation session.

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Is Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Right for Me?

July 6th, 2015

Air conditioners here in Westlake, OH usually follow the traditional forced-air model, with air being cooled in one centralized locale and distributed with a system of ducts. It’s a good system, but it is not the only one out there, and depending upon your home, you make want to look into an alternative. Specifically, ductless mini-split air conditioning provides a useful and popular alternative to the older models, and if you feel like a centralized system might not be for you, a ductless system can offer a number of benefits.

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How Does My Air Conditioner Use Refrigerant?

June 29th, 2015

Most people know that an air conditioner relies on refrigerant to run. Refrigerant is a common term that applies to a number of different chemical compounds. What most people mistakenly assume is that air conditioners consume refrigerant the way a car consumes gasoline or motor oil, and that problems with low refrigerant stem from this.

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Why Should I Worry about Air Conditioning Noise?

June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioners invariably generate noise, and most of us quickly become accustomed to the comforting sound of the motor firing up and fresh, cool air blowing into our homes. Here in Westlake, OH, we run our air conditioners almost every day in the summer, and the noise that they generate simply becomes part of the background.

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What’s Involved in Sizing a New Air Conditioner?

June 15th, 2015

Summer is a great time to install a new air conditioner, letting you get a jump on those high energy bills with a more advanced and efficient system. But before you pull the trigger, you need to take several important steps to ensure that you have the best unit for your home. Chief among these is sizing your air conditioner, which means determining that its power output is matched to the space it needs to cool. If it’s too powerful, it will short cycle (turning on and off too quickly) which wastes considerable amounts of energy, and if it’s not powerful enough, then it will constantly strain to do its job adequately. So what’s involved in sizing a new air conditioner? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most important considerations. Continue Reading

How Do UV Germicidal Lights Help My Home?

June 8th, 2015

It sounds irrational at first. “UV lights? The kind they use at rock concerts to make people’s t-shirts glow in the dark? How can that possibly help my home?” The truth is, UV germicidal lights make an invaluable addition to your home HVAC system, and with summer weather in Westlake, OH full of humidity (along with attendant germs and bacteria), they might just be the best investment in your home you’ll make. So how do germicidal lights help you? Here’s a quick breakdown: Continue Reading

How to Lower Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

June 1st, 2015

Westlake, OH residents know that a good air conditioner is often all that stands between them and the brutal heat waves of summer. We’re all accustomed to paying for that privilege, as higher temperatures mean more frequent use of an AC system and a comparative spike in monthly energy bills. But just because you have to pay more for all that use doesn’t mean you can’t cut down on costs without sacrificing your comfort. With a little help from a trained technician, you can lower those pesky bills and still ride out the heat and humidity with a cool and comfortable household. Continue Reading

3 Factors Involved in Sizing Your New Air Conditioner

May 25th, 2015

A new air conditioning system has to follow what we like to call the Goldilocks Rule: neither too large nor too small but just right. Most people know that an underpowered air conditioner won’t cool your home efficiently—a huge problem in cities like Westlake, OH, with its hot and humid summers—but it may surprise you to learn that overpowered systems can cause even more damage. If it’s too big, your system will short-cycle: turning on and off rapidly and wasting all kinds of energy as well as adding unnecessary wear and tear to your system. A trained professional can size your air conditioner properly, to ensure that it’s the right power levels for you. Here are 3 factors involved in sizing your new air conditioner. Continue Reading