Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

New AC? What About a New Heat Pump?

July 1st, 2019

AC-technicianSummer didn’t get off to the fastest start this year, but the heat is certainly making its presence known now, isn’t it? Hopefully you already have a reliable and efficient AC in place, freshly tuned-up and ready to go. If you are on the cusp of an air conditioning replacement in Westlake, though, or if you have a new home that’s ready for the HVAC installation step, then we urge you to pause and consider your options carefully.

Yes, there is a lot to recommend the use of a standard split central air conditioning system. However, you’d be missing out if you didn’t at least consider the use of a heat pump in your home. Heat pumps have soared in popularity throughout the country, and trends show that this isn’t changing anytime soon. What is it that makes the heat pump such an attractive residential HVAC option? Well, you need only read the following post to learn more. 

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A Short Cycling Air Conditioner Is a Big Problem!

June 17th, 2019

technician-manifoldIt is truly amazing what some homeowners will convince themselves of if the alternative is simply dealing with a problem that they’d rather ignore. You may not know the term “short cycling,” but there’s a chance that you’ve encountered the problem yourself and that you’ve turned a blind eye to it. Unfortunately, doing so can have some pretty serious ramifications for your air conditioner in Westlake, OH. We’ll get into those problems and potential causes of short cycling below.

We’ll also offer up one explanation for the problem that can actually be resolved by the homeowners themselves. Typically, any problem with your air conditioner is going to demand professional attention. If the solution to the problem is not obvious, as in this one specific case, then it is time to call in a qualified technician. Ours are the ones that you want on your side when your AC goes south. We diagnose problems accurately the first time, and we fix them completely.

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What Goes Into a New Air Conditioning Installation?

June 3rd, 2019

ac-installationHow hard could it be to install a new air conditioner? For a licensed and certified HVAC contractor, it’s nothing they’re unfamiliar with. For the average homeowner or handyman, however, there’s a lot that you can miss.

Here’s a quick and simple rundown of some key points in an AC installation:

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The Time Has Come: AC Maintenance

May 20th, 2019

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We’re well past winter, but not quite into summer just yet. But that’s a good thing, because right about now is the perfect time to get air conditioning maintenance!

Neglecting maintenance is just begging for problems. Not only does it lower your efficiency, but it also increases the chances of needing air conditioning repair in Avon, OH.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what you need to know about AC maintenance:

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Geothermal Heating vs. Radiant Heating Systems

May 6th, 2019

technician-explaining-to-customerIn this showdown, we have two types of heating systems: the geothermal system and the radiant heating system.

Both of these systems are installed below your feet and provide unmatched heating power. However, the differences between the two will have you choosing sides. Either way, they’re both great systems that deserve a chance and can be installed by a qualified HVAC company in Fairview Park, OH.

Here are all the details:

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Air Filtration and Purification Explained

April 22nd, 2019

germicidal-lightWhile doing your online research, you might come across the fact that there are two approaches to cleaning the air in your home:

Air filtration and air purification.

While the methods are similar, and some of the products even have overlapping functions, they’re not quite the same. However, if you’re working with an HVAC expert in Avon, OH from the very start, you won’t need to worry too much about it. Your technician will be able to test the quality of your air and install the right systems for you.

However, we’re still happy to help explain the differences between them with a couple of examples.

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Here’s NOT How to Fix Your Furnace

April 8th, 2019

service-tech-at-furnaceWhen your furnace needs repairs, there’s really nothing you should do except call up a professional trained in furnace repair in Avon, OH. Since furnaces deal with heat and fire, it’s too risky to try and tackle the problem on your own. That’s why you need a certified and licensed professional from the beginning.

If you don’t believe us, we’ll list a few of the worst ways you could try to have your furnace fixed—and why they’re the worst.

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Troubleshooting Airflow Issues in Furnaces

March 25th, 2019

blue-question-markYour furnace has one job: to blow out hot air. So, if it’s not even doing that properly, then you have an issue on your hands.

Okay, maybe you didn’t need an HVAC technician to tell you that a broken furnace is a problem. We’ll take it a step further, then, by giving you some ideas on why it may not be working.

Of course, diagnosing a furnace isn’t something we can accurately do through a blog post. If at any point during your inspection you find yourself in over your head or are uncertain about what you’re doing, don’t hesitate to call us up for an expert opinion. We can walk you through some basic troubleshooting issues or offer to come over if necessary.

With that being said, airflow issues in furnaces might be caused by:

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How to Find the Right Air Filtration for Your Home

March 11th, 2019

air-filterIf you go online and start reading about indoor air quality, you’ll find countless articles and blogs about how your indoor air is swarming with dust, dirt, viruses, high and low humidity, particles… the list goes on. It’s enough to make you want to rush out and go buy an air filter immediately.

But there’s a problem with that. It’s the same as reading about all of your symptoms online and being convinced that you now have some sort of incurable illness. However, you wouldn’t want to go out and buy medicine for an illness that a doctor hasn’t diagnosed you with.

Likewise, we don’t think you should go spend money on air filtration systems until your home has been properly diagnosed by a qualified HVAC contractor. Here’s what you should do instead:

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Keep Your Furnace Safe and Operational With Maintenance

February 25th, 2019

technician-overlooking-gas-furnaceOne question we want to answer is whether there’s such a thing as too much maintenance. The answer is certainly “yes!”

To keep your heater or air conditioner in good shape, you only need to have it checked once a year. So, if your heater and AC are two separate systems (i.e. not a heat pump), then you’ll actually be scheduling maintenance two times in the year.

On this note, we want to talk specifically about why gas furnace maintenance is not the maintenance you want to skip. In addition to some operational issues, neglected maintenance can also bring about safety hazards.

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