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

Problems with a Lack of Air Flow in Your Furnace

Monday, December 28th, 2015

As winter continues into 2016, your heater is going to be called upon more and more often to do the job. Westlake, OH has some long, cold months ahead of it, and the sooner you can spot any issues with your heating system, the better you’ll be able to respond. One of the most common signs of a problem with your furnace is the lack of air flow moving through your vents. It can be caused by anything from blockage in the vents to a damaged fan motor, and it doesn’t seem like a big deal, at least in the surface. In reality, however, it can create a huge number of problems, many of which can result in major repair bills. The problem needs to be addressed promptly.

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3 Reasons to Install a Garage Heater

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Here in Westlake, OH, winter has arrived in force, bringing with it the usual cocktail of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Our heating systems are seeing more use than ever, but with good maintenance and careful use, you should be able to enjoy their benefits all winter long. Having said that, you may wish to consider adding a heater to the one place in your home that you would not normally think requires it: your garage.

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3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Tankless water heaters represent a radical departure from traditional tank models, and not every home can benefit from their use. They work best in Westlake, OH homes with comparatively small numbers of residents, although multiple units can be installed to handle larger workloads. If your circumstances fit that, however, or you own a vacation home where tank models can sometimes be problematic, then you might want to seriously consider the benefits of tankless water heaters. We’ve laid out three of the most important ones to think about.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Over?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We have a fair number of heat pumps in Westlake, OH homes, which combine the function of a heater and an air conditioner into one unit. They work by circulating refrigerant through a series of valves and coils, just like an air conditioner. The only difference is that the cycle can be “reversed,” which vents warm air inside your home and cool air outside. (The opposite of what most air conditioners do.) But what happens if that reversal won’t take place? What if your heat pump won’t switch over and keeps pumping out cool air instead of the warm air you need? You should call in a qualified repair technician the moment you do, but it pays to understand what some of the possible causes might be.

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