A Handy AC Glossary for Homeowners

June 1st, 2021

It doesn’t feel good to read a whole blog post about your air conditioner, only for it to barely make sense because of the inclusion of industry-specific words you’ve never heard before.

We understand how frustrating that can be. That’s why we want to give you a basic tutorial on how to read certain terms that have to do with your AC. After reading this, when you’re confronted with a strange blog post or an amateur trying to tell you that you need air conditioning repair in Strongsville, OH because your “AC is short cycling,” you’ll know they’re not kidding around.

We’ll go over some of the most common phrases and terms we use in the HVAC world. Feel free to call our team if you’ve got any more burning questions about your air conditioner or some other terms you might have come across online.

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Our AC Maintenance FAQ

May 17th, 2021

“What is air conditioning maintenance? Why would I need to purchase AC maintenance when my system is doing just fine? Why does AC maintenance cost so much?”

Don’t worry, we’re used to these types of questions, and we welcome them with open arms. Maintenance isn’t something that every homeowner is familiar with, so we understand why so many people either think it’s a scam or don’t buy into the necessity of it. While we understand why people think this way, we want to align our customers’ expectations with reality.

Yes, an air conditioning tune-up in Rocky River, OH is absolutely vital for your system. To provide more context as to why it’s vital and how it is performed, keep reading our AC maintenance FAQ to get the answers you need from a trustworthy source.

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Water Pressure Problems?

May 3rd, 2021

Water pressure is something homeowners are often concerned about. It’s not just something limited to our area, it happens all over the world. We see water pressure complaints on TV, in books, in movies, and even in newspaper columns with unhappy tenants and landlords. That creates a problem because now we’ve got homeowners who believe water pressure problems are normal.

While water pressure fluctuations might be normal, and water pressure problems might be common, having poor water pressure in your home should not be a normal occurrence unless you live in a desert. Water heaters in Avon, OH have plenty of access to water, so the only thing stopping your home from achieving comfortable water pressure is either a problem or something with the layout of your home.

Don’t panic—we’ll talk about all of the problems that poor water pressure could signify, as well as what you can do about them.

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3 Plumbing Woes to Watch Out For

April 19th, 2021

As your local neighborhood plumbers, we see a lot of bad situations. From overflowing toilets, to clogged drains, to entire sewage systems being backed up, we’ve seen it all. The problem is that homeowners often don’t know they’re in for a sticky situation until the problem reveals itself to them. There’s not a lot of correct information throughout the internet when it comes to plumbing problems, so we’re here to correct that one blog post at a time.

Let’s focus on three plumbing woes that can turn your day sour at any given moment. The more you know about specific problems and when to call for a plumber in Westlake, OH, the more likely you are to avoid them. Information is the key to success in this industry, and we’re here to provide it for you.

From clogged drains to overflowing toilets, we’re the team to call to get your plumbing system back on track.

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Springtime Is Sump Pump Season

April 5th, 2021

When spring rolls around, it’s easy to get swept up in the good vibes. Between the rising temperatures, the breezes that feel amazing, and the longer days, sometimes you’ve just got to take a walk and enjoy yourself. However, you know that’s not the only aspect of spring that we need to be ready for. There are also the infamous April showers.

When it rains here in Avon, it can absolutely pour. Having a go-to plumber in Avon, OH has never been more important because of the vicious storms we can get and the flooding that can occur. If you’ve got a home that lies beneath the water table, or that sees frequent flooding issues, then this is your yearly springtime PSA for sump pump service.

Sump pumps are the perfect tool to stop your home from getting constantly flooded every spring, and we’ll talk about exactly why this is.

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5 HVAC Industry Furnace Secrets

March 22nd, 2021

Furnaces are incredible machines when it comes to heating our homes. They’re not like they were in the old days, constantly rupturing and causing fires. Now, they’re as safe as ever and operate with incredible efficiency. Some furnace models are reaching that golden 1:1 ratio of fuel consumed to energy produced, which was previously thought of as impossible.

However, many manufacturers produce heat pumps and other types of heating systems. Sometimes, less reputable HVAC providers and these manufacturers will steer homeowners into buying more expensive heating systems because they’ll make more money, so they cover up some of the most interesting aspects about furnaces.

We’re going to break that tradition today by telling you about some industry secrets that could help you avoid furnace repair in Rocky River, OH. From best practices to the way the technology operates, you might be able to put this new knowledge to good use!

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What’s in Your Air?

March 8th, 2021

You might scoff at the idea of describing your indoor air quality to a professional technician, but it’s not that far-fetched. Those odors that you smell every day, the constant sneezing you have to endure, and the cooking smoke that never tends to leave your kitchen after cooking a steak, all relate to your indoor air quality in some way. The best part about this is that we can help.

Air quality doesn’t have to be stagnant. You don’t have to just “get used” to sneezing in your home, or smelling strange odors in certain areas of the house. Scientifically, these odors are caused by particles in your air, and there’s a source to them. An air purifier in Avon, OH can target the source of odors and eliminate them.

Don’t believe us? Well, let’s start by describing what’s in your air so we can get to stopping the problem at its root.

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Westland HVAC Announces NEW Plumbing Division with Acquisition of David Frey Plumbing, LLC.

February 22nd, 2021

Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2021

Westlake, Ohio – Westland Heating & Air Conditioning, Northeast Ohio’s 5-star rated HVAC company, announced its acquisition of David Frey Plumbing, LLC. The addition of David Frey Plumbing, LLC., a locally owned and family-operated plumbing company, expands Westland’s current service offering to now include plumbing. Westland will operate under its new name, Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing moving forward. This merger will present current and new customers with a “one-stop-shop” opportunity to solve all their HVAC and plumbing needs in one call.

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A Furnace Should NEVER Do This

February 22nd, 2021

If your furnace has been doing some peculiar things this winter, then you might be in a bit of a pickle. On one hand, you can’t just forget that your heater is making noise or doing something wrong. But on the other hand, you really don’t know if it’s worth calling for professional help.

We’re not just going to tell you to call for help all the time. That’s not really a reasonable expectation for homeowners, and it would be tough on us. What we will advise you to do is call for furnace repair in Strongsville, OH when you think there’s something wrong with your heater.

Whether it’s a noise, a smell, or higher heating bills, there are plenty of noticeable signs of problems. Let’s discuss some things your furnace should never, under any circumstance, do. Once you know what a furnace is not supposed to do, it becomes easier to know when to call us for help!

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What to Do, and What NOT to Do, to Your Boiler

February 8th, 2021

Boilers are durable if anything. They’re some of the most long-lasting and durable systems on the market if that’s what you’re looking for. We recommend them for homeowners that are tired of forced-air heating and want a powerful system that will last them with minor repairs and maintenance over a couple of decades.

That being said, there’s a catch. Boilers are durable as long as you treat them well. Some boilers run into early replacements and extremely expensive repairs needs only after one or two years due to neglect. Sure, we offer boiler service in Westlake, OH for everything that you might need, but wouldn’t it be nice if we helped prevent the need for boiler service?

Today, we’re going to talk about the do’s and don’ts of boiler malfunctions. We’ll cover everything from what you should do to your boiler, to what you should never—under any circumstances—do to your boiler.

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