Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for June, 2015

How Does My Air Conditioner Use Refrigerant?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Most people know that an air conditioner relies on refrigerant to run. Refrigerant is a common term that applies to a number of different chemical compounds. What most people mistakenly assume is that air conditioners consume refrigerant the way a car consumes gasoline or motor oil, and that problems with low refrigerant stem from this.

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Why Should I Worry about Air Conditioning Noise?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioners invariably generate noise, and most of us quickly become accustomed to the comforting sound of the motor firing up and fresh, cool air blowing into our homes. Here in Westlake, OH, we run our air conditioners almost every day in the summer, and the noise that they generate simply becomes part of the background.

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What’s Involved in Sizing a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Summer is a great time to install a new air conditioner, letting you get a jump on those high energy bills with a more advanced and efficient system. But before you pull the trigger, you need to take several important steps to ensure that you have the best unit for your home. Chief among these is sizing your air conditioner, which means determining that its power output is matched to the space it needs to cool. If it’s too powerful, it will short cycle (turning on and off too quickly) which wastes considerable amounts of energy, and if it’s not powerful enough, then it will constantly strain to do its job adequately. So what’s involved in sizing a new air conditioner? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most important considerations.

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How Do UV Germicidal Lights Help My Home?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

It sounds irrational at first. “UV lights? The kind they use at rock concerts to make people’s t-shirts glow in the dark? How can that possibly help my home?” The truth is, UV germicidal lights make an invaluable addition to your home HVAC system, and with summer weather in Westlake, OH full of humidity (along with attendant germs and bacteria), they might just be the best investment in your home you’ll make. So how do germicidal lights help you? Here’s a quick breakdown:

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How to Lower Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Westlake, OH residents know that a good air conditioner is often all that stands between them and the brutal heat waves of summer. We’re all accustomed to paying for that privilege, as higher temperatures mean more frequent use of an AC system and a comparative spike in monthly energy bills. But just because you have to pay more for all that use doesn’t mean you can’t cut down on costs without sacrificing your comfort. With a little help from a trained technician, you can lower those pesky bills and still ride out the heat and humidity with a cool and comfortable household.

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