3 Repair Issues with Radiant Heating

November 23rd, 2015

Radiant heating systems offer a number of advantages over traditional heaters. They warm the people and furnishings in your home directly though coils or tubes planted beneath the floorboards, eliminating the muck of boilers, and the drafts and cold spots of forced-air furnaces. They’re also more energy efficient, which can help you save significant amounts of money on monthly bills depending on how often you run your heater. With winter on its way here in Westlake, OH, that’s apt to be quite a bit. Radiant heating systems also tend to suffer from fewer breakdowns than other systems, though they do occur from time to time, and when they do, you want someone properly trained to fix it. Here are 3 repair issues with radiant heating that you should watch out for. Continue Reading

3 Indications of Problems with Your Heater

November 16th, 2015

A problem with your heating system can do more than just leave your home cold on a winter’s day. If left unaddressed, it could cascade into larger problems, and cost you money in wasted energy and higher monthly bills. The sooner you can spot a problem with your system the better, and once you do, Westlake, OH has the perfect service to call in and make things right. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary with your heating system indicates a problem. In particular, here are 3 indications of problems with your heater that you should watch for. Continue Reading

Causes of Short Cycling in Your Heater

November 9th, 2015

Westlake, OH is at the peak of autumn, when fall colors are out and Saturdays echo with the sounds of football. It also means that people are firing up their furnaces and heaters to keep their homes warm for the next few months, and prudent homeowners would be wise to look for signs of trouble early in the season, before the snows start to fall. Continue Reading

Install a Humidifier This Winter

November 2nd, 2015

Winters in Westlake, OH mean cold air, but they also mean dry air, as falling temperatures pulls the moisture from our homes. The solution may be a whole-house humidifier, installed in your ducts and blowing vaporized moisture through the air. There are a number of benefits to doing so, and now is the time to act before the first snow starts falling. That way you can enjoy the benefits of the humidifier all winter. How does the system work and what kind of advantages does it provide? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

Benefits of a Boiler over a Forced-Air Furnace

October 26th, 2015

Many homes in the Westlake, OH area rely on forced-air furnaces for heating each winter. They’re an attractive option because they work in conjunction with the ducts from your air conditioner, and provide reliable heat by blowing warm air through your home. But older boiler systems—which provide comfort through radiant heat and/or via the use of steam heat—make a viable alternative. Boilers can run on gas, oil, or electricity, but the guiding principle behind them remains the same, and that can provide a number of benefits over a forced-air furnace. We’ve included a brief list of them below. Continue Reading

Why Should I Schedule Fall Maintenance on My HVAC System?

October 19th, 2015

Autumn makes an ideal season to get both your heater and your air conditioner serviced from a qualified professional. The weather here in Westlake, OH has gotten cool, but still not cold enough to demand your heater run every day. A routine maintenance service session can help your air conditioner wind down while ensuring that your heater is ready to go. But there’s more than that, and if you’re interested in getting the most out of your system, you should schedule a session at least once or twice a year. Why? We’ve laid out some of the most compelling reasons below. Continue Reading

Install UV Germicidal Lights This Winter

October 12th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Westlake, OH, and winter won’t be too far behind. Now makes an excellent time to invest in some upgrades to your home, in order to better handle the cold months and enhance your family’s quality of life overall. Homeowners normally think about heat-related improvements such as insulation and heat recovery ventilators. But germ control, specifically with a UV germicidal light, can be a surprisingly potent addition to your arsenal. Installing UV germicidal lights this winter makes a lot of sense and with the help of a professional on your side, you can do so quickly and easily. Here’s how they can benefit you. Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Furnace Blowing Warm Air?

October 5th, 2015

Fall has arrived here in Westlake, OH, and with the turning leaves and cooler weather comes an increased need for your heating system. It can be quite a shock to turn on your heater for the first time in months, only to find that the air isn’t as hot as you recall, or worse—that there’s no hot air at all. The good news is that a lack of hot air can usually be traced to a specific problem that trained technicians knows how to identify and correct. The bad news is that you need to move on such a problem now, before the weather gets any colder and you’ll need your heater to keep your household warm and safe. Here are a few causes of a lack of warm air that you should watch out for. Continue Reading

3 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

September 28th, 2015

Water heater repairs have a way of sneaking up on people, mostly because water heaters are placed in out-of-the-way parts of the house and tend to do their jobs very quietly. Our weather in Westlake, OH can wreak plenty of havoc on other parts of the house without having to add the water heater to the mix. But like any other appliance, water heaters can suffer wear and tear over time, and if yours hasn’t been serviced in a while then all of those years of work may come back to bite you. You can help your cause out by watching for signs that your water heater needs repairs, then summoning trained help quickly when you do. Here are 3 of them that bear particular mention. Continue Reading

How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Off-Season

September 21st, 2015

Football season has started, and while that doesn’t mean the end of warm days here in Westlake, OH, it does mean that your air conditioner will start seeing a lot less use until it’s finally done for the winter. That makes this the perfect time to get your air conditioner ready for the off-season. A few bits of preparation can save you a great deal of heartache over the winter, and when spring comes again, your system will be ready to go without a hitch. Here are a few steps on getting ready for the off-season. Continue Reading