How Valuable Is Boiler Maintenance?

September 19th, 2022

Ah, boilers. Boiling water to heat a home is a process that goes back millennia. The ancient Romans used to boil water from the aqueducts and heat their homes with steam during the winter. Water is actually very efficient at holding heat and making us feel comfortable during the coldest winters. It’s considered “radiant heating,” because it radiates through walls and floors, making us feel warm to the core, instead of heating our home’s air.

However, boilers can only be reliable if they’re maintained properly. A neglected boiler will often be noisy, leave cold spots in your home, and likely run up your heating bill to a point that’s unacceptable. When it comes to heating systems, from boilers and furnaces, there’s no best system. Rather, the system that’s taken care of the most and that fits right in is going to be the one that runs the best.

So, let’s talk about why boiler maintenance in Avon, OH is so incredibly valuable.

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Everything to Know About Tankless Technology

September 5th, 2022

Have you ever heard of a tankless water heater? Perhaps you saw an ad for one a few weeks ago, or one of your neighbors mentioned their system during a summer barbeque. It’s not really important how you found out about them, the good news is that you’ve been let in on an industry secret.

Tanks aren’t actually required when it comes to heating the water in your home. In fact, tanks can be energy inefficient when compared to tankless water heating systems.

We’re not joking around, this is serious. If you’ve ever been frustrated with the way your water heater has worked in your home, or if you’ve cursed at the pipes as you’ve run out of hot water in the middle of a shower, then this blog post is for you. A tankless water heating system might be the best next choice for a water heater installation in Strongsville, OH.

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Get Rid of FOG to Avoid a Clog

August 22nd, 2022

When we say the word “FOG” on a plumbing blog, we’re not talking about the weather phenomenon. What we’re talking about is an acronym that stands for fats, oils, and grease, and it’s used by plumbers all over the world who maintain drains and sewer systems. There’s a very good reason for this acronym that we’ll get into in a bit, but the moral of the story is that you should only flush water and other liquids down your drain—not materials that are only sometimes liquids.

This blog post is going to be all about the science behind fats, oils, and greases, and why that can be especially devastating for your plumbing system. Then, we’ll briefly cover how you can just call our team for drain cleaning in Parma, OH so you can keep your plumbing system in good shape for the future.

Mix best practices with professional service and you’ll be set up for success.

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AC Maintenance Is Still a Good Summertime Choice

August 8th, 2022

We talk a lot in the spring about air conditioning maintenance. It’s one of the most convenient seasons for that service, and it’s also something that we deem necessary for every air conditioning unit around. However, this year was a complicated one, and we’re not surprised that a lot of customers might not have been able to afford or invest in AC maintenance at that point. That’s why we’d like to talk to all those customers who might think it’s too late for maintenance: it’s not!

Air conditioning in Parma, OH requires yearly maintenance in order for the technology to operate at peak performance. When systems are neglected, it becomes easier for the unit to run into problems, run inefficiently, or generally surprise you with issues that you weren’t aware of.

So, let’s talk about a few reasons why air conditioning maintenance can actually be great right now, and how it’s never too late to invest in such a valuable service.

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Why an AC Might Blow Warm Air

July 25th, 2022

Stress can come quickly in a situation where an AC is blowing lukewarm or warm air from the air vents. Especially if temperatures are hot (which they are and probably will be for a while), you need your AC to start working properly if your home is going to remain comfortable.

First of all, we just want to reassure our customers that things are going to be okay. You can always call our team and explain to us exactly what the problem is, and we’ll diagnose it and repair it. You don’t need to do more than this when you’re in need of air conditioning repair in Berea, OH.

However, while you’re waiting for professional help, or if you need to know more about exactly what might be happening, then we urge you to keep reading. Lukewarm air coming from the vents is always a problem, and it’s one we urge customers to get fixed quickly.

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Stay Cool and Collected This July

July 11th, 2022

Temperatures are getting up there, and come August they’ll be reaching record-breaking heights. It’s probably no secret that you’re now relying on your air conditioner more than ever, so it probably sounds a bit counterintuitive for an HVAC team to write a blog about other ways to stay comfortable and cool. Well, we actually believe that there are more ways you can help your AC keep you cool, and even if your air conditioner breaks down, you should still remain safe and comfortable.

First of all, if your AC runs into any trouble, you can always call our team for air conditioning repair in Berea, OH. We’ll diagnose the issue and fix it quickly so you can get back to your regular schedule.

However, in the meantime, you need to keep yourself and your family comfortable while the fix is performed. Here are a few tips to help you stay cool!

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We Sponsored the Climb for Clean Air!

June 29th, 2022

Back in May, we sponsored an event called the “Fight for Air Climb,” which raised over $100K for the American Lung Association! Many of us on our team, as well as our customers, know at least some of the 1.7 million Ohioans who are currently living with lung disease. We are so proud of everyone who took part in this event, and we’re excited to sponsor more in the future!

This was the second consecutive year of the Cleveland Fight for Air Climb. Participants climbed the Progressive Field’s 1,190 stadium stairs to raise awareness and money for fighting lung disease. The funds went to research, education, and advocacy.

Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing is a proud sponsor of this year’s #UltimateClimb. We support the American Lung Association and their mission to promote lung health and clean, breathable air.

Stayed tuned for more sponsorships and announcements, and we’ll see you next year!

Don’t forget to call Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing for all of your comfort needs.

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3 Different Types of AC Installations

June 27th, 2022

Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide on an AC installation in Berea, OH. We totally understand: unless you’re fully immersed in this kind of industry and technology, it can seem like we’re speaking gibberish when all you really want is a cool home for a low price. Well, we’re going to try to bridge that gap today by doing a bit of an exposé on AC installations that we provide.

We’ll talk about tried and tested central air conditioners that can always do the trick for a homeowner on a budget. We’ll discuss the importance of a heat pump and why that might be a great choice. But we’ll also go into detail about ductless systems, and help homeowners without air ducts jump into this industry by investing in one of the most efficient and effective systems on the market.

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Why Your Toilet Needs to Be Bolted Down

June 13th, 2022

This might sound like a niche problem, right? As long as your toilet flushes, doesn’t leak, and just works in general, then who cares if it’s securely bolted to the floor? We understand this sentiment, and we don’t want to tell any homeowners how they should live their lives.

However, an unbolted or unsecured toilet can not only be a safety hazard, but it could potentially lead to leaks and other issues down the line. There’s a good reason why every home inspection when purchasing a new house includes checking the toilet’s seal on the floor. This is a vital part of your bathroom, and we urge homeowners not to forget about it.

If you’ve recently noticed that your toilet is starting to wobble, or that the seal is starting to wear down, then don’t hesitate to call our team for toilet plumbing in Strongsville, OH. We’ve got your back!

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Can Your AC Dehumidify Your Home?

May 16th, 2022

This is a complicated question, and one we’re excited to answer today. While yes, an air conditioner can remove the moisture in the atmosphere of your home, that’s not its primary job. It’s mainly supposed to cool the air in your house, and as a byproduct, it also deals with some of the humidity. This leads us to a core problem that we need to address today.

Is it good for your air conditioner to work so hard at removing moisture from your home? This is where we would say no. We want you to have the best air conditioning in Berea, OH, which means delineating some of the work to another system if possible. By running your air conditioner with a dehumidifier, you could have better temperature and comfort control in your home, while also alleviating the burden on your AC!

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