Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Newer Air Conditioners Are More Efficient

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

It doesn’t matter how much money you spent on your air conditioner 20+ years ago, all models produced today are going to run more efficiently. According to the EPA, replacing your old AC with a newer, more energy-efficient model, could reduce your utility bills by 20–40%. That’s a huge amount of savings, right?

Now, you’re probably asking yourself about what the big difference is between an old and new air conditioner, right? Well, components like a variable speed air handler, a thermal expansion valve, and other pieces can provide immense differences over time as you use your air conditioner. Certain types of air conditioners are getting better at high humidity, which also makes them more efficient. The bottom line is that there are much more efficient models out there to look into if you’re in the market for HVAC service in North Olmstead, OH. We can help explain a little bit why these models are more efficient if you keep reading!

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Central AC FAQ: Common Questions

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Central air conditioning is the most commonly installed, repaired, and maintained type of AC in the United States, and that’s for good reason. They’re a solid choice for cooling, even if we like to talk about ductless heat pumps and geothermal, we should give credit where credit is due. However, central air systems aren’t without their own set of misconceptions and questions that we sometimes get.

To make this a little bit easier for the both of us, we’d like to talk about the different questions we often hear about central air systems. When you’re thinking about purchasing air conditioning in North Olmstead, OH, a central air system is definitely a great idea if you’re ready for a new installation.

So, let’s get into some of our frequently asked questions, and perhaps we can shed some light on them for you.

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The Value of a Great AC Maintenance Plan

Monday, August 26th, 2019

When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, an air conditioning maintenance plan is well worth the cash. A lot of the time, homeowners think that if they’re just vigilant enough looking out for problems, their AC will last forever, but this is not a good mentality to have. Considering the lifespan of an AC unit, as well as looking out for signs of inefficiency and energy waste, an AC maintenance plan is becoming more widespread.

Not just that, but a yearly maintenance plan to check up on your AC could save you a ton of money in the long run. Inefficiency leads to higher energy bills which can run your budget through the roof. It’s also bad for the environment when everyone lets their air conditioners run as inefficiently as possible.

That’s why, if you’re looking for air conditioning maintenance in Avon, OH, we’ve listed our own AC maintenance plan below to help get you back on track.

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HVAC Repairs: 3 Signs That It’s Time

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Cold_Temperature_Work_Tool_Examining-meVigilance is key when it comes to a healthy heating system. If there are any strange noises, smells, leaks, or other phenomena occurring, you should always contact a professional to take a good look at your Avon, OH, HVAC system. Even with that disclaimer, it’s also helpful to know the signs that your system might need some serious repair.

Technicians often use a checklist to inspect specific components of your HVAC system to find problems. While you might not have a professionals’ checklist (unless you become a certified HVAC technician yourself), we can go over some of the more overt signs that there’s a serious problem with the machinery that controls the temperature of your home. This way you’ll know when to call the professionals.

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Fix Refrigerant Leaks Immediately!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

man-with-desk-fanDon’t let the title of this post mislead you. We are not suggesting that you should fix refrigerant leaks on your own immediately. Rather, we’re telling you that you need to contact a member of our team to fix them as soon as possible. Why? Because running an air conditioner that is low on refrigerant is going to put your system, your budget, and your comfort at serious risk. And this is definitely a job for HVAC professionals only.

When it comes to your air conditioning in Avon, OH, our team is absolutely the one that you want handling the repairs. What you need to do is learn how to recognize the signs of a potential refrigerant leak to begin with. Only then are you going to be able to respond to the threat in a timely fashion. Read on to learn more about what the refrigerant in your air conditioner actually does, as well as signs of trouble.

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AC Tip: Change That Filter!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

changing-filterIf you are serious about avoiding the need for air conditioning repair in Avon, OH, there are a few steps that you really need to take. You need to schedule your AC installation with trained professionals you can trust. That’s us. And you need to change your air filter regularly. That’s—well that’s actually up to you. Here’s why.

The air filter in your air conditioner plays a vital role in its overall performance. It also needs to be changed once every 1-3 months,  depending upon a few different factors. Yes, we’ll change your air filter when we tune up your system each year. And yes, you need to change it as needed the rest of the year! If you think that a dirty air filter can’t really be that big of a deal, then this is just the blog to set things straight.

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A Short Cycling Air Conditioner Is a Big Problem!

Monday, June 17th, 2019

technician-manifoldIt is truly amazing what some homeowners will convince themselves of if the alternative is simply dealing with a problem that they’d rather ignore. You may not know the term “short cycling,” but there’s a chance that you’ve encountered the problem yourself and that you’ve turned a blind eye to it. Unfortunately, doing so can have some pretty serious ramifications for your air conditioner in Westlake, OH. We’ll get into those problems and potential causes of short cycling below.

We’ll also offer up one explanation for the problem that can actually be resolved by the homeowners themselves. Typically, any problem with your air conditioner is going to demand professional attention. If the solution to the problem is not obvious, as in this one specific case, then it is time to call in a qualified technician. Ours are the ones that you want on your side when your AC goes south. We diagnose problems accurately the first time, and we fix them completely.

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What Goes Into a New Air Conditioning Installation?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

ac-installationHow hard could it be to install a new air conditioner? For a licensed and certified HVAC contractor, it’s nothing they’re unfamiliar with. For the average homeowner or handyman, however, there’s a lot that you can miss.

Here’s a quick and simple rundown of some key points in an AC installation:

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The Time Has Come: AC Maintenance

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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We’re well past winter, but not quite into summer just yet. But that’s a good thing, because right about now is the perfect time to get air conditioning maintenance!

Neglecting maintenance is just begging for problems. Not only does it lower your efficiency, but it also increases the chances of needing air conditioning repair in Avon, OH.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what you need to know about AC maintenance:

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5 Electrical Problems That Require Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

electricians-inspecting-circuit-breaker-panelYou discover one day that your air conditioner isn’t working. Uh oh.

If you’ve read our blog before, you’ll know that we like to cover common AC repair issues and their causes, and you may think to first look into those issues. However, even if you diligently change your air filter, check your evaporator coils for ice, and see no indication of a refrigerant leak, you might still have an AC repair problem you can’t locate. In that case, it could be a problem that’s much harder to spot: an electrical problem.

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