Short-Cycling Can Cripple Your AC

May 30th, 2016

Summers in Westlake, OH are hot and brutal, and any time your air conditioner can’t do the job, you need to address the problem very quickly. Otherwise, you could be left without adequate air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave, which is an active health concern as well as a serious blow to your household comfort levels.

One of the subtler signs of an air conditioning problem is short-cycling, when the system turns on and runs for a brief period, then turns off again, only to turn on again just a few minutes later, and so on. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can cause a great deal of damage to your system, and if you detect it, you should call in a repair service immediately. Continue Reading

When Is Replacing Your AC Better Than Repairing It?

May 23rd, 2016

As long as your air conditioner is still covered by its warranty, getting it repaired when it breaks down is a no-brainer. It’s when the warranty expires that you need to be concerned. Regular maintenance and care will help your air conditioner last for a while after the warranty gives out, but sooner or later you’re going to have to replace your system, and that may come after it has suffered a breakdown. There are a few general signs that replacement may be in order, as well as a convenient mathematical formula to help you make that determination.  Continue Reading

Boost Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

May 16th, 2016

Hot days can be murder on your monthly bills, as you run your air conditioner constantly to hold back the heat and pay much higher monthly bills accordingly. Avon, OH is too warm in the summer to cut down on your AC usage—high heat can present an active danger to your health in many cases—but you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg just because you don’t want your home to feel like a Turkish bath.

Luckily, there are ways to boost your air conditioner‘s efficiency. Some of them you’re likely aware of: setting your temperature to 78°F instead of 75°F, for example, or dressing in lightweight clothes around the house. But if you’re a little more ambitious, there’s things you can do to lower those bills without skimping on a comfortable home. We’ve listed a few of them below. Continue Reading

Dispelling Myths About Your Air Conditioner

May 9th, 2016

Air conditioners are a staple of most homes here in Fairview Park, OH, and with summer coming our way, people will be using theirs more and more often. That’s why it can be difficult when myths and misconceptions about air conditioners result in wasted energy and increased strain on the systems. People may think they’re using their system wisely, but following the wrong path can force you to spend more than you should to keep your home cool this summer. Here are some common myths about your air conditioner that we’d like to dispel.  Continue Reading

Should I Get My Air Conditioner Serviced Now?

May 2nd, 2016

In short, yes. May is an ideal month to have your air conditioner serviced. Warm weather is nearly upon us, and it’s essential that every homeowner in Westlake, OH have a powerful, efficient, and reliable whole-house air conditioner. While you may not have turned yours on quite yet, heat and humidity are not too far around the corner. Whether you forgot entirely about AC maintenance until reading this post, or you’re waiting for the right moment, here are some benefits to having your system primed for summer:  Continue Reading

Consider the Benefits of a Heat Pump

April 25th, 2016

Avon, OH suffers from cold winters and hot summers, and with spring currently in full bloom, now is a good time to considering installing a new heating and air conditioning system in your home. Heat pumps used to be a casual consideration at best: a combined heater and air conditioner that sometimes struggled during the cold fronts in the winter. But recent advances have improved its versatility considerably, and today it has become a smart choice for homeowners looking to improve their HVAC system’s efficiency. Continue Reading

Look into a Dehumidifier This Summer

April 18th, 2016

Westlake, OH routinely deals with high temperatures in the summer, which is why we put so much emphasis on making sure your air conditioner stays running. But there’s more to Ohio summers than just high temperatures. Humidity enters into the equation too, and while an air conditioner can indirectly address the problem, it’s not set up to do so. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, could be just what the doctor ordered. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works and why we recommend installing one. Continue Reading

How do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

April 11th, 2016

Fairview Park, OH residents always keep an eye on their home temperature levels, and trust their HVAC system to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But you can use that system in other ways as well as with addition of indoor air quality devices. For example, take a look at UV germicidal lights, which can be placed in the apex of your heating and cooling system where the conditioned air is blown into your ducts. Such a system could make for a happier and healthier household. Here’s how. Continue Reading

Common Early Season Air Conditioning Problems

April 4th, 2016

Temperatures are just starting to warm up here in the Bay Village, OH area, and residents will begin slowly switching away from their heaters and towards their air conditioners in the next few weeks. It’s not uncommon for problems to arise almost immediately, not because of something recent, but from the simple fact that your air conditioner has likely sat unused for a number of months: letting a small problem grow bigger. We recommend annual maintenance sessions for your air conditioner every spring for just this reason. Here’s a brief list of some common early season air conditioning problems to look out for. Continue Reading

Suffering from Allergies? Consider an Indoor Air Cleaner

March 28th, 2016

Spring in Rocky River, OH means warming temperatures, blooming flowers, and a brand new season of Indians baseball. But it also means that allergies are on their way, and if you or a member of your family suffer from them, spring can get a whole lot less pleasant very quickly. Your heating and air conditioning system likely has a filter to help screen allergens out of the air. But if you want to really make your home a haven for those suffering from allergies, you might consider an indoor air cleaner of some variety. Here’s a short list of what they can do for you. Continue Reading