5 Gas Furnace Safety Tips

February 10th, 2020

Gas furnaces are inherently built in a safe manner. However, we’d be lying if we didn’t mention that there are a few problems that can arise with furnace neglect that can eventually turn into safety issues. These systems run on the combustion of flammable gas, and like any fire in your home, there is always a safety risk if the system is not maintained appropriately

That’s why we’ve chosen to discuss a few safety tips that come with your gas furnace in order to ensure you stay safe and happy. These five tips won’t keep your system completely clear of all problems, however, and you’re going to need to contact professionals for furnace repair in North Ridgeville, OH if you suspect anything more serious happening in your furnace.

So, let’s get started!

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Problems with Your Heat Exchanger?

January 27th, 2020

We’re going to talk a bit today about what a heat exchanger is, the problems that can arise in a heat exchanger, and how these problems can be dangerous if left alone. Don’t panic—this can be safely and easily addressed when you call an HVAC professional to fix the furnace.

The truth is, gas furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous devices. But through neglect and disrepair, they can quickly become a huge problem when it comes to safety.

A problem with your heat exchanger requires heater repair in Fairview Park, OH or perhaps the immediate need for a heater replacement. This will vary from situation to situation. Luckily, our professionals are trained and certified in furnace care to the point where they can provide you the options you need when the time comes.

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Refrigerant Phaseout 2020: Everything You Need to Know

January 13th, 2020

The term “Freon” has become a household name in most areas of the country. That’s not a coincidence: this type of refrigerant has been associated with air conditioners for decades. The problem is, as we’ve grown more environmentally conscious in the last 10 to 20 years, we’ve realized that Freon is an incredibly toxic, ozone-depleting material that has escalated the degradation of the environment.

While there are some tradeoffs for this if the material provides useful for HVAC in Westlake, OH, the difference here is that there is an alternative refrigerant that functions just as well (often better) called R-410A that is thousands of magnitudes less harmful to the environment than Freon. Legislation was passed to limit the amount of Freon used, and as of January 1st of this year, production and import of R-22 (Freon’s industry name) has been completely halted.

So what does this mean for you? Keep reading and we’ll tell you.

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Could You Use an Air Filtration System?

December 30th, 2019

So many homeowners think they don’t need an air filter or air purifier, but we don’t think they’re as right as they assume. Sure, your home might be an exception to the rule, but don’t count out an air filtration system just because you don’t know about the benefits it could provide.

The truth is, our homes are full of systems that produce toxic byproducts that enter our air. From wood-burning fireplaces, to stoves and ovens, even with our pets that are constantly shedding, our houses can become bogged down with thousands of contaminants and particulates that can become irritating and dangerous for our health. If this has become an increasing concern for you and your family, like it has for so many homeowners across the country, make sure to look into purchasing an air filtration system in Westlake, OH to combat the problem of poor air quality.

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Faces of HVAC in Cleveland, OH

December 19th, 2019

Well, did you hear the news?

Westland has been named the face of HVAC in Cleveland, OH! We are so honored to have received recognition for the “2020 Face of HVAC” achievement and cannot wait to see what 2020 brings for Westland!

This is what they had to say:

“The Faces of Heating & Cooling

Zack Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell, Christian Wimmer

Westland Heating & Air Conditioning

Westland Heating & Air Conditioning has been dedicated to maximizing the comfort and minimizing the bills of Cleveland-area customers for more than 30 years. Founded by Jeff and Debbie Mitchell, the Westlake company combines old-fashion service with cutting edge technology. Now in its second generation of ownership, president Zack Mitchell, Jeff’s son, has applied this work ethic and drive to grow the company into what it is today. Meanwhile, Christian Wimmer illustrates the Westland mission by assessing customers’ HVAC systems and recommending the best, most efficient solutions to keep them comfortable.”

We feel so grateful to be awarded this mention in Cleveland Magazine. With that mention, we’d like to reiterate that if there is anyone out there this holiday season that thinks heating or cooling solutions are too unaffordable or difficult to deal with, we urge you to disagree. We’ve been providing affordable and effective solutions with friendly service for decades now, and we’re not stopping any time soon.

Read the full article here!

Have a wonderful holiday season from the team at Westland!

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Check Out Our Expanded Residential Service Areas

December 17th, 2019

Are you in need of residential HVAC service but you were previously outside of our service area? Perhaps you used to live in Westlake but now you live in Strongsville or Middleburg? Well, it’s time to rejoice because we’ve expanded our residential services to fit into some new service areas!

If you’re in one of the following locations, give us a call today:

  • North Ridgeville
  • Fairview Park
  • North Olmsted
  • Berea
  • Strongsville
  • Middleburg Hts.

You must be thinking that these are a lot of towns to cover so suddenly, right? Well, previously we were only able to provide commercial services to these locations, but now we’re fully equipped to provide help to all the homeowners in those areas as well! For anyone who has been looking for quality heating and air conditioning services from a company that’s been a trusted provider for the Northern Ohio Region for more than 30 years, look no further! Our trucks are fueled and ready to go, just give us a call and we’ll head over to help you with your comfort needs.

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3 Signs Your Furnace Is About to Go

December 16th, 2019

Heater repairs are inevitable, especially in a climate that gets cold like ours. While our southern neighbors might be able to boil some water and bundle up with blankets, having a heater that’s not working in our area isn’t an option. So we’re writing today in hopes that we keep some of our customers in the area vigilant to the problems that can come with a furnace and how the average homeowner can notice those problems.

Not every furnace issue is going to put your home at risk, but some of them will and the difference can mean the world. Gas furnace repair in North Olmstead, OH isn’t just necessary because of how cold it can be, but it’s also necessary because a poorly running furnace can be a safety hazard when it has been neglected.

Let’s take a look at your furnace and see if there’s anything that requires professional attention.

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The Right Pick: Choosing a Gas or Electric Furnace

December 2nd, 2019

Furnaces are the most common type of heater in the United States—that’s a fact. But. which kind of furnace is more common or well-suited for your home? Well, that’s a little bit more complicated of a question. Furnaces can either be powered by electricity or natural gas, and the decision you make is going to, hopefully, impact your home for the next 10–15 years. So, wouldn’t you want to make the right decision?

If you’re unprepared for the needs of your particular type of furnace, you could be seeing some expensive furnace repair in Avon, OH. One type of furnace might not be the type that fits your home, so it’s fairly important that you’ve got at least a little background on the different types of furnaces and which one fits your living situation.

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The Ultimate Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

November 18th, 2019

We’d all feel a lot safer at night if we knew for certain that our gas furnaces were working at peak efficiency and were as healthy as can be. While that can’t always be the case, using a safety checklist for your furnace could be the closest you can come. If you’ve ever stayed awake at night hearing your furnace make odd noises, or brooding over the fact that you haven’t scheduled furnace maintenance in years, then you might want to take a good look at your heating system.

Essentially, gas furnaces are safe systems. Regardless of whatever rumors you might have heard, most gas furnaces are incredibly safe to use and can provide efficient and effective heating with only a little yearly maintenance required. But it’s generally a good idea to be aware that there is a combustion process happening in your home, and that you know it’s all happening in good condition. Otherwise, you might need to call some professionals for furnace repair in Westlake, OH.

Let us help you out!

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The Age-Old Argument: Repair or Replace?

November 4th, 2019

To repair, or not to repair. That is the question! There might never be a perfect answer to this question, but with the experts on the case, we can give you as thorough a solution as possible.

If you go a few months with a busted furnace, paying cost after cost for frequent repairs, you’re eventually going to spend more than a replacement would cost. That’s bad news for your wallet! That’s why we’ve got some guidelines to follow if you’ve been pondering the age-old question of whether or not to repair or replace your aging heater. Furnace repair in North Olmstead, OH can be expensive, so it’s incredibly important to make sure if it’s worth it or not!

Don’t hesitate any longer. Let’s work together and get to the bottom of this question.

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