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

Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 28th, 2016

As you may have guessed, tankless water heaters eschew the big cylindrical tanks most of us associate with water heaters. They serve as an alternative to the traditional models, and for the right household, they can offer a number of tangible benefits. If you’re looking to replace your water heater here in Westlake, OH, you might want to consider your options with an alternative, like a tankless system.

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Why Are Lime Deposits a Problem for Your Water Heater?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Lime deposits are a common problem here in Avon, OH, and no doubt you’ve had to deal with them before now. They’re actually calcium deposits caused by hard water (or water with a high mineral content), and if you’ve ever experienced that gross white build-up on your faucet or shower head, you’ve definitely made its acquaintance. Hard water in the home can be dealt with with a little elbow grease or a water softening system for your entire home. But lime deposits can show up in your water heater as well, and when they do, they can be very hard to get rid of.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Decision for You?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Heat pumps form an alternative to traditional heating and air conditioning systems, using the principles of air conditioning to warm your home in the winter as well as cooling it in the summer. We don’t see as many heat pumps here in Bay Village, OH, as we do boilers or forced-air furnaces. But heat pumps have come a long way in the past few years, and depending on your circumstances, a new one might be a great fit for your home. Here’s a rundown on how they work:

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Causes of Low Air Flow in Your Heater

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Many homes in the Rocky River, OH area rely on forced-air furnaces to keep warm in the winter. They work by generated heat via a series of burners that warm the air through a heat exchanger, then blow the warmed air through your ducts with a fan. It’s a reliable and efficient system, but it can still run into trouble from time to time. Only a qualified repair technician can properly identify a problem with your heating system and make repairs, but certain common symptoms often crop up that will alert you to the problem. With forced-air furnaces, this includes a reduced flow of air through your ducts. Here’s a quick breakdown of why that happens and how it causes problems for your system.

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