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

Short-Cycling Can Cripple Your AC

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summers in Westlake, OH are hot and brutal, and any time your air conditioner can’t do the job, you need to address the problem very quickly. Otherwise, you could be left without adequate air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave, which is an active health concern as well as a serious blow to your household comfort levels.

One of the subtler signs of an air conditioning problem is short-cycling, when the system turns on and runs for a brief period, then turns off again, only to turn on again just a few minutes later, and so on. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can cause a great deal of damage to your system, and if you detect it, you should call in a repair service immediately.

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When Is Replacing Your AC Better Than Repairing It?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

As long as your air conditioner is still covered by its warranty, getting it repaired when it breaks down is a no-brainer. It’s when the warranty expires that you need to be concerned. Regular maintenance and care will help your air conditioner last for a while after the warranty gives out, but sooner or later you’re going to have to replace your system, and that may come after it has suffered a breakdown. There are a few general signs that replacement may be in order, as well as a convenient mathematical formula to help you make that determination. 

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Boost Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Hot days can be murder on your monthly bills, as you run your air conditioner constantly to hold back the heat and pay much higher monthly bills accordingly. Avon, OH is too warm in the summer to cut down on your AC usage—high heat can present an active danger to your health in many cases—but you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg just because you don’t want your home to feel like a Turkish bath.

Luckily, there are ways to boost your air conditioner‘s efficiency. Some of them you’re likely aware of: setting your temperature to 78°F instead of 75°F, for example, or dressing in lightweight clothes around the house. But if you’re a little more ambitious, there’s things you can do to lower those bills without skimping on a comfortable home. We’ve listed a few of them below.

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Dispelling Myths About Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Air conditioners are a staple of most homes here in Fairview Park, OH, and with summer coming our way, people will be using theirs more and more often. That’s why it can be difficult when myths and misconceptions about air conditioners result in wasted energy and increased strain on the systems. People may think they’re using their system wisely, but following the wrong path can force you to spend more than you should to keep your home cool this summer. Here are some common myths about your air conditioner that we’d like to dispel. 

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Should I Get My Air Conditioner Serviced Now?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

In short, yes. May is an ideal month to have your air conditioner serviced. Warm weather is nearly upon us, and it’s essential that every homeowner in Westlake, OH have a powerful, efficient, and reliable whole-house air conditioner. While you may not have turned yours on quite yet, heat and humidity are not too far around the corner. Whether you forgot entirely about AC maintenance until reading this post, or you’re waiting for the right moment, here are some benefits to having your system primed for summer: 

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