Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for January, 2016

Keep Your Air Clean for Newborns

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you’re preparing to welcome a new addition to your family, life is likely pretty crazy for you right now. There are all kinds of preparations to be done, as well as health concerns for mother and child alike. In particular, you should look into ways to improve your indoor air quality, cutting down on dirt, germs and other contaminants in the baby’s new home. Here in Westlake, OH, you can call upon professional services to install or repair such devices for you, helping you to keep your air clean for newborns in your home. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of your options.

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3 Additional Upgrades to Consider When Replacing Your Heater

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Winter is here in Westlake, OH and ideally, you won’t need to seriously think about replacing an old heating system until the spring. Sometimes that just isn’t possible, however. Either your heater suffers a catastrophic breakdown, the upteenth repair is just one step too far, or you’d like to take advantage of the monthly savings of a new unit now, while winter is still going strong. Whatever the case, you’re getting a new heater! If you’ve made the commitment to purchase one, you also might want to consider a few other upgrades, which you can add on the cost of installation, and which can make your new heating unit perform that much better.

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Detecting a Leak in Your Boiler

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Boilers rely on the power of heater water—steam—to provide heat for your home. It’s a simple and reliable system and has served many residents of Westlake, OH quite well for many years. One of the biggest repair calls involving boilers comes from leaks: a fitting between the pipes or sometimes the pipe themselves becoming corroded enough to let the water slip out. Leaks can be very hard to spot, especially with pinhole leaks where the water escapes slowly as steam and rarely leaves telltale puddles. But they need to be addressed because they run the risk of damaging your home, as well as preventing your boiler from properly doing its job. A good plumbing service can correct the problem, but first you need to determine if your boiler actually has a leak. Here are some simple tips to help you do that.

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3 Advantages to Modular Commercial HVAC Systems

Monday, January 4th, 2016

If you own a business or work as an office manager here in Westlake, OH, you know that commercial HVAC systems have unique aspects to better enable them to meet the specified needs of the space. Commercial buildings aren’t the same as residential buildings, and while the principles of heating and air conditioning are unchanged, the methods used to deliver them need to reflect that. Many businesses opt to use modular units for their HVAC needs: multiple units, usually mounted on the roof, which each combine to deliver the heating and cooling for your building. You may ask yourself what the advantages of such a format are. We’ve provided three of them below.

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