Why Is There Water Dripping from My AC?

June 20th, 2016

In a town with summers as hot as Rocky River, OH, anything out of the ordinary with your air conditioner needs to be carefully noted. That can include anything from odd noises to spikes in your bill, but should be dealt with quickly, since it usually signals a problem that can result in a breakdown if you’re not careful. Among the potential signs of trouble are sounds of dripping water or actual puddles forming around the base of the system. Initially, this may not be much cause for alarm—water drips from car air conditioners, after all, and that’s not usually a problem. In the home, however, it needs to be dealt with quickly by a professional service. Continue Reading

Watch Out for Low Air Flow

June 13th, 2016

With summer all but here in Westlake, OH, it pays to keep a close eye on your air conditioner for any signs of unusual activity. Generally speaking, if the system behaves unexpectedly for any reason, it usually signals some sort of a problem that could lead to a serious breakdown if you don’t address it. This can include both obvious signs of trouble and subtle ones, though the subtle ones require more careful attention to detail in order to catch. Continue Reading

How to Drain Your Water Heater

June 6th, 2016

We always recommend regular water heater maintenance for all homeowners in the Avon, OH area. Of all the appliances in your home, water heaters are the most vulnerable to neglect, since they do their jobs quietly and are usually tucked away in little-visited corners of the house. Annual maintenance can help you get a handle on any problems before they get out of control, and you can even take steps yourself to help out the process.

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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