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

Keep your Water Heater Running with Annual Maintenance

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Appliances like your water heater rarely cause trouble until the problem is severe. By the time you realize something’s wrong, it’s too late to take little measures, and you may even have to replace your water heater entirely rather than settle for less expensive repairs. In Rocky River, OH you can call in a service that conducts annual maintenance checks, designed not only to detect repair issues early and schedule a session to correct them before they cause much damage, but to help your system avoid wear and tear to boot. What, specifically, does a maintenance visit do for your water heater? Read on for the answers.

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Is a Ductless System a Good Fit for My Home?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heater or air conditioner here in Westlake, OH, you may have taken a look at a ductless system. They stand in marked contrast to traditional centralized systems, which generate the hot or cool air in one spot, then use a system of ducts to move the air through your home. Ductless systems, on the other hand, use a number of multiple separate units spaced throughout your home, each one charged with heating or cooling one room or section. They cost more to install than regular centralized systems and not every home in the area can benefit from them. For those that can, however, they can prove to be the answer to a whole lot of problems.

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3 Common Malfunctions in a Heat Pump

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Heat pumps used to be fairly uncommon here in Westlake, OH, since they didn’t work especially well in cold weather. Recent advances have changed all of that, however, and residents are discovering the benefits of a heater and an air conditioning system rolled into one unit. Heat pumps are reliable and dependable, but like any other system, they suffer from occasional malfunctions. A qualified technician can correct the issue quickly and properly, but it helps if you know what some of the more common ones are. Here’s a list of 3 you should look out for.

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3 Benefits of Geothermal Heating

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Geothermal heating is an ingenious method to heat and cool your home. The system involves coils planted below the ground, which circulate a heat-exchanging liquid. Once you get more than a few feet below ground, the temperature never changes, no matter how hot or cool it may be on the surface. That allows the liquid to bleed heat off from your home in the summer or pull heat in from the ground in the winter, providing an all-in-one heater and air conditioner for your Westlake, OH, home. Geothermal heating systems represent a significant up-front investment, since installing it takes money. It also requires a fair-sized property to properly implement. But what do you get in return. Here are 3 benefits of geothermal heating that you should consider.

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Beware of Trapped Heat in Your Furnace

Monday, February 1st, 2016

A furnace is designed to generate hot air, then push it through your ducts with a blower to gradually warm your house. It’s a very effective system—working in conjunction with the same ducts that your air conditioner uses—and it can be run very inexpensively to keep your Westlake, OH home warm during the winter. But as with any major system in your home, you need to keep a careful eye on it to cut any significant problems off at the pass. In particular, you need to watch out for hot air that becomes trapped in your furnace for one reason or another. It may not sound like much, but it can have a devastating effect on your system as a whole.

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