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

Benefits of a Boiler over a Forced-Air Furnace

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Many homes in the Westlake, OH area rely on forced-air furnaces for heating each winter. They’re an attractive option because they work in conjunction with the ducts from your air conditioner, and provide reliable heat by blowing warm air through your home. But older boiler systems—which provide comfort through radiant heat and/or via the use of steam heat—make a viable alternative. Boilers can run on gas, oil, or electricity, but the guiding principle behind them remains the same, and that can provide a number of benefits over a forced-air furnace. We’ve included a brief list of them below.

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Why Should I Schedule Fall Maintenance on My HVAC System?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Autumn makes an ideal season to get both your heater and your air conditioner serviced from a qualified professional. The weather here in Westlake, OH has gotten cool, but still not cold enough to demand your heater run every day. A routine maintenance service session can help your air conditioner wind down while ensuring that your heater is ready to go. But there’s more than that, and if you’re interested in getting the most out of your system, you should schedule a session at least once or twice a year. Why? We’ve laid out some of the most compelling reasons below.

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Install UV Germicidal Lights This Winter

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Westlake, OH, and winter won’t be too far behind. Now makes an excellent time to invest in some upgrades to your home, in order to better handle the cold months and enhance your family’s quality of life overall. Homeowners normally think about heat-related improvements such as insulation and heat recovery ventilators. But germ control, specifically with a UV germicidal light, can be a surprisingly potent addition to your arsenal. Installing UV germicidal lights this winter makes a lot of sense and with the help of a professional on your side, you can do so quickly and easily. Here’s how they can benefit you.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Blowing Warm Air?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Fall has arrived here in Westlake, OH, and with the turning leaves and cooler weather comes an increased need for your heating system. It can be quite a shock to turn on your heater for the first time in months, only to find that the air isn’t as hot as you recall, or worse—that there’s no hot air at all. The good news is that a lack of hot air can usually be traced to a specific problem that trained technicians knows how to identify and correct. The bad news is that you need to move on such a problem now, before the weather gets any colder and you’ll need your heater to keep your household warm and safe. Here are a few causes of a lack of warm air that you should watch out for.

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