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

Watch Out for Cracked Heat Exchangers

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Most homes in the Westlake, OH area used forced-air furnaces to keep warm in the winter. These are efficient and reliable means of generating heat, usually feeding gas into burners that the system uses to warm the air. With fall officially here, you’re likely using your furnace on a regular basis, making this an ideal time to check it for problems. And furnace problems don’t come any bigger than cracked heat exchangers, which represent a direct danger to your home.

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Protect Yourself from Winter Colds with UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Winter is coming to Avon, OH, and that means that colds and flu germs will be on their way as well. Cold air means dry air, which dries out our sinuses and makes our bodies more vulnerable to illness. This is of particular concern to homes with family members vulnerable to illness, such as infants, older family members, or those suffering from conditions such as asthma. Before the temperatures get too cold this year, consider protecting your household with the installation of a UV germicidal light system in the ducts. You’d be surprised how much of a difference it will make.

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Schedule Regular Maintenance for Your Water Heater

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Winter is on its way, and with temperatures dropping rapidly here in Bay Village, OH, it’s time to give your various home appliances a good hard look to make sure they’re ready for cold weather. This is especially true for your water heater, which needs to provide hot water for bathing and cleaning no matter how cold it gets outside. It can be hard to spot problems with a water heater, since it’s usually parked in an out-of-the-way spot like the basement or garage, and rarely shows signs of an issue until its far too late. Regular maintenance for your water heater, conducted by a trained technician, could be the perfect way to get it ready for the winter.

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Improving Home Energy Efficiency This Fall

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Cool weather has arrived in Rocky River, OH, and with it comes increasing use of your heating system to stay warm. Hopefully, your heater is ready to go and can handle the long winter without a hitch. You can help it out a great deal by taking steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency. That way, the heater won’t have to work so hard to do its job: lowering your monthly bills and reducing the risk of a more serious breakdown to boot. In addition to common sense steps like setting your thermostat a little lower than you normally would and covering cracks in your door frame with weather stripping, you can look into the following additions to your home to help:

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Radiant Heating Systems May Be a Good Fit for You

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall has arrived here in Westlake, OH and winter won’t be too far behind. Households interested in a new heating system would do well to make plans now, when the weather hasn’t gotten too cold and you can schedule a new installation without requiring the use of a heater. And if a centralized system doesn’t appeal to you, you might want to consider an alternative form of heating. 

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