July 6th, 2017
Christian is Westland Heating & Air Conditioning’s newly promoted Comfort Consultant. Christian has been in the HVAC Industry since 1999. Christian was born and raised in Avon where he attended school through graduation. Christian lettered in Football and Basketball and continues to use the lessons he learned on the field and the court at home and in his career.
Here is Christian’s first-hand account of his experience in the HVAC Industry:
I started in the field as a helper, just an extra set of hands and a gopher (go get this or go get that). I learned right away that this business is not always a 9-5 day and sometimes a day could be 16 or more hours. I worked in many different capacities in all the years I’ve been with Westland; from helper to foreman in the install department, maintenance tech to lead service tech on equipment that’s more expensive than a lakefront mansion. Every day was different and an opportunity to learn something new, or teach something new to an up-and-coming tech. Our industry was changing when I entered it and hasn’t stopped to this day. It’s that reason that I really enjoy what I do and feel as though I was very lucky to start my career at Westland. I’ve been a part of many projects at Westland that I’ve said, “Nobody else could do this”. I’m thankful that Jeff Mitchell (the original owner) was the one who hired me and helped me along the way as I worked into different areas within the company. His tireless work ethic and endless knowledge of the industry showed me what it took to be successful in this business. He is still involved in the business as our Service manager, and is has been an incredible resource to me as I move into the Comfort Consultant role. To put it simply, Jeff is Westland’s Siri and Google rolled into one.
As I transition into my new role at Westland, I want to educate our clients and potential clients on proper system operation and help them understand their systems. There are many different options that range from simple Wi-Fi thermostats and efficiency systems, to the filters that will make your home “pet hair free” or “reduce your sick time”. Some of these options sound great, but can actually reduce system performance or eventually lead to costly repairs. Most homeowners are unaware of the products and services that can increase system performance or make their home more comfortable. I feel that my real life experience in the field, and time spent performing projects our clients are looking to have done, provides an assurance to the homeowner that they are in good hands with Westland.
My time away from work is spent with my family, my wife Kristina and our three kids, Madison, Seth and Fynnley; and our dogs Remington and Cole. Kristina has been the most important person in my career. She sacrifices a lot so I can put the time and energy into my work. Our two oldest, Maddie (16) and Seth (13), were the driving force in making HVAC a career and not just a job. Providing for them and giving them a solid foundation was and is one of my top priorities. Our youngest, Fynnley (22 months) gives me energy to keep advancing within the industry and learning every day. With the varying ages, our family is in constant motion and always going different directions. My favorite days are the ones we all are able to sit down together and eat dinner as a family. We enjoy camping and the outdoors together, whether it’s walking the dogs or a family game of horse. My son and I enjoy fishing and taking turns beating each other in intense games of basketball.
July 16th, 2018
What makes a commercial HVAC company a good one? It’s when they understand the needs of a business. Most HVAC companies are fully equipped to perform residential services, but it doesn’t mean that they know commercial HVAC. Commercial HVAC requires different systems, methods, and strategies for cooling or heating your building with the utmost efficiency.
Here are a few services and products that a good commercial HVAC company in North Ridgeville, OH should be proud to offer.
July 2nd, 2018
There are several options and configurations out there to consider for your heating and cooling system. Many homeowners, eager to install their system, might settle for a standard system that fulfills the bare minimums. However, if they take the time to research all their options sooner instead of later, they might be able to save some time and money.
A thorough conversation with an HVAC contractor should help you get everything right the first time. To help you out, we’ve listed some points to consider or bring up while speaking with an HVAC contractor in Rocky River, OH.
June 18th, 2018
Some equipment you only use part of the year, such as a lawn mower or a snow blower. Otherwise, it’s out of sight and out of mind. That is until you need to mow your yard or clear a driveway. Then you worry about all the things that might go wrong in your time of need. The same is true for your AC system. For much of the year in Ohio, it’s on the backburner. When summer arrives, however, be on the lookout for these common signs of AC trouble.
June 4th, 2018
Maybe you’ve heard about refrigerant, you’re in need of recharging yours, or you’re simply looking to expand your knowledge about how your air conditioner works. Whatever the reason, it’s always a good thing to know how the major systems around your home operate, especially when they’re so vital to your day-to-day comfort. To learn more about this important component to your household electronics keep reading. We’ll go over all the pros and cons for you, and discuss how we can make your life better by cooling things off.
May 21st, 2018
A quality HVAC system is the lifeblood of your home. You count on it functioning day after day, season to season, and continuously all year long. It protects you from the elements and, with the right indoor air quality additions, filters the air your family breathes. It is reliable and efficient without creating unexpected spikes in energy costs.
Partnering with a knowledgeable, trustworthy HVAC company is paramount to the enjoyment and longevity of your most personal investment: your home. You want to make sure that you don’t rush into this partnership and you take the time to find a contractor who will do the best work for you.
April 23rd, 2018
The coming of spring usually sees homeowners using their heaters less and less often until they finally turn them off until next fall. Now is the ideal time to schedule repairs on any problems you may have. Doing so can save you effort when the weather starts to cool again at the end of summer, as well as ensuring that your furnace is ready to go on the first day you need it. It can be easy to keep the system running in the face of an obvious problem, but with winter now behind us, any lingering issues with your furnace should probably be dealt with.
April 9th, 2018
Spring is on the way and that means summer won’t be too far behind. When it comes to your air conditioner, you’re going to need to keep it in good condition, and ensure that it will respond in the middle of our patented heat waves. That starts now with a spring AC tune-up. And with the deal we have going now, there’s never been a better time to schedule a tune-up today.
March 26th, 2018
We’re reaching the end of heating season, even though there are still plenty of cool days left before the weather really starts to warm up. This is the right time of the year to schedule a maintenance session for your heating system and give the technician a chance to look it over for any damage that may have been incurred over the winter. This is especially the case for older heating systems, which suffer more from the wear and tear, but it can serve as a preventive measure for new systems as well.
March 12th, 2018
We’re coming to the end of winter. Your heating system is likely going to get a bit of a break after months and months of daily use. This is the time of year that breakdowns become the most common, as heating systems continue to see regular use and the strain finally catches up with them.
If your system undergoes a sudden breakdown or similar serious problems, a licensed repair service can be dispatched to get it fixed promptly. But we believe that an ounce of prevention can beat a pound of curse. Regular heating maintenance can prevent repairs before they start, as well as giving you an early jump on any issues that need addressing. Now is an ideal time to schedule heating maintenance—in the spring, right as heating season ends. And if you can set a regular annual date for heating maintenance, it can benefit your system a great deal.
February 26th, 2018
We tend to see more furnace breakdowns and similar repair issues late in the season. Months of daily use have increased the strain on your heating system, and the chances of a breakdown or repair call tend to go up. Enterprising do-it-yourself-ers may be tempted to try repairing a heating problem themselves, or even just “patch” the issue until the spring when you don’t need your furnace to run. This is always a huge mistake. Furnace repairs require professional training and licensing to deal with. More specifically, the professional technician brings a number of components to the table that even the most talent layman can hope to match.