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

Ductless AC vs. Centralized AC

Monday, June 27th, 2016

With summer here in Avon, OH, now is the time to replace an old air conditioning system with a new one. The sooner you get your old system up and running, the more you can enjoy the enhanced savings and similar benefits that a new AC entails. While many people rightfully focus solely on traditional centralized air conditioning systems, you might want to consider the possibilities of a ductless mini-split system. Centralized systems cool their air in a single place, then use the ducts to move it through your home. Ductless systems, on the other hand, uses multiple units spaced throughout your home, each one charged with cooling a single room or section. Which one works best for your home? That depends on your specific needs.

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Why Is There Water Dripping from My AC?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

In a town with summers as hot as Rocky River, OH, anything out of the ordinary with your air conditioner needs to be carefully noted. That can include anything from odd noises to spikes in your bill, but should be dealt with quickly, since it usually signals a problem that can result in a breakdown if you’re not careful. Among the potential signs of trouble are sounds of dripping water or actual puddles forming around the base of the system. Initially, this may not be much cause for alarm—water drips from car air conditioners, after all, and that’s not usually a problem. In the home, however, it needs to be dealt with quickly by a professional service.

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Watch Out for Low Air Flow

Monday, June 13th, 2016

With summer all but here in Westlake, OH, it pays to keep a close eye on your air conditioner for any signs of unusual activity. Generally speaking, if the system behaves unexpectedly for any reason, it usually signals some sort of a problem that could lead to a serious breakdown if you don’t address it. This can include both obvious signs of trouble and subtle ones, though the subtle ones require more careful attention to detail in order to catch.

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How to Drain Your Water Heater

Monday, June 6th, 2016

We always recommend regular water heater maintenance for all homeowners in the Avon, OH area. Of all the appliances in your home, water heaters are the most vulnerable to neglect, since they do their jobs quietly and are usually tucked away in little-visited corners of the house. Annual maintenance can help you get a handle on any problems before they get out of control, and you can even take steps yourself to help out the process.

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