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

3 Signs Your Furnace Is About to Go

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Heater repairs are inevitable, especially in a climate that gets cold like ours. While our southern neighbors might be able to boil some water and bundle up with blankets, having a heater that’s not working in our area isn’t an option. So we’re writing today in hopes that we keep some of our customers in the area vigilant to the problems that can come with a furnace and how the average homeowner can notice those problems.

Not every furnace issue is going to put your home at risk, but some of them will and the difference can mean the world. Gas furnace repair in North Olmstead, OH isn’t just necessary because of how cold it can be, but it’s also necessary because a poorly running furnace can be a safety hazard when it has been neglected.

Let’s take a look at your furnace and see if there’s anything that requires professional attention.

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The Right Pick: Choosing a Gas or Electric Furnace

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Furnaces are the most common type of heater in the United States—that’s a fact. But. which kind of furnace is more common or well-suited for your home? Well, that’s a little bit more complicated of a question. Furnaces can either be powered by electricity or natural gas, and the decision you make is going to, hopefully, impact your home for the next 10–15 years. So, wouldn’t you want to make the right decision?

If you’re unprepared for the needs of your particular type of furnace, you could be seeing some expensive furnace repair in Avon, OH. One type of furnace might not be the type that fits your home, so it’s fairly important that you’ve got at least a little background on the different types of furnaces and which one fits your living situation.

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The Ultimate Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, November 18th, 2019

We’d all feel a lot safer at night if we knew for certain that our gas furnaces were working at peak efficiency and were as healthy as can be. While that can’t always be the case, using a safety checklist for your furnace could be the closest you can come. If you’ve ever stayed awake at night hearing your furnace make odd noises, or brooding over the fact that you haven’t scheduled furnace maintenance in years, then you might want to take a good look at your heating system.

Essentially, gas furnaces are safe systems. Regardless of whatever rumors you might have heard, most gas furnaces are incredibly safe to use and can provide efficient and effective heating with only a little yearly maintenance required. But it’s generally a good idea to be aware that there is a combustion process happening in your home, and that you know it’s all happening in good condition. Otherwise, you might need to call some professionals for furnace repair in Westlake, OH.

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The Age-Old Argument: Repair or Replace?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

To repair, or not to repair. That is the question! There might never be a perfect answer to this question, but with the experts on the case, we can give you as thorough a solution as possible.

If you go a few months with a busted furnace, paying cost after cost for frequent repairs, you’re eventually going to spend more than a replacement would cost. That’s bad news for your wallet! That’s why we’ve got some guidelines to follow if you’ve been pondering the age-old question of whether or not to repair or replace your aging heater. Furnace repair in North Olmstead, OH can be expensive, so it’s incredibly important to make sure if it’s worth it or not!

Don’t hesitate any longer. Let’s work together and get to the bottom of this question.

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which Is Right for Your Home?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Unfortunately, there isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question. If you are looking for a straightforward answer, we’re sorry to disappoint you. That’s because HVAC in Westlake, OH isn’t clear-cut; our winters are cold and our summers are warm. Living in a climate like ours isn’t easy for heating or cooling because the temperatures can vary so greatly.

Since Ohio is right on that line between moderate and extreme cold during the winter, we’d like to take a second to talk about the heating options available and what they mean for you and your home. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you’re probably used to seeing both furnaces and heat pumps advertised in the Westlake area.

So, let’s break down each type of heater with some pros and cons, and make sure you’re informed when it comes to deciding the system that’s right for you.

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Noises Your Boiler Should NOT Be Making

Monday, October 7th, 2019

One lesson you learn very early on in the HVAC industry is that every heating or cooling system has its own noises it makes. This exists on a spectrum, from normal noises of the heating or cooling process, to the noises that spell disaster to every homeowner who hears them.

There’s a misconception that boilers don’t make as much noise as other heating systems like furnaces or heat pumps, but that’s just not true. Sure they might run quieter since they’re not a forced-air system, but they still make noises when they’re having issues and you should still be on the lookout for those issues. Whether it’s banging, shrieking, or grinding, your boiler could be warning you that you need some work on your HVAC in Avon, OH. These problems can be costing you money on your heating bill that could only get worse the longer you ignore them!

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Geothermal Heating vs. Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, May 6th, 2019

technician-explaining-to-customerIn this showdown, we have two types of heating systems: the geothermal system and the radiant heating system.

Both of these systems are installed below your feet and provide unmatched heating power. However, the differences between the two will have you choosing sides. Either way, they’re both great systems that deserve a chance and can be installed by a qualified HVAC company in Fairview Park, OH.

Here are all the details:

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Here’s NOT How to Fix Your Furnace

Monday, April 8th, 2019

service-tech-at-furnaceWhen your furnace needs repairs, there’s really nothing you should do except call up a professional trained in furnace repair in Avon, OH. Since furnaces deal with heat and fire, it’s too risky to try and tackle the problem on your own. That’s why you need a certified and licensed professional from the beginning.

If you don’t believe us, we’ll list a few of the worst ways you could try to have your furnace fixed—and why they’re the worst.

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Troubleshooting Airflow Issues in Furnaces

Monday, March 25th, 2019

blue-question-markYour furnace has one job: to blow out hot air. So, if it’s not even doing that properly, then you have an issue on your hands.

Okay, maybe you didn’t need an HVAC technician to tell you that a broken furnace is a problem. We’ll take it a step further, then, by giving you some ideas on why it may not be working.

Of course, diagnosing a furnace isn’t something we can accurately do through a blog post. If at any point during your inspection you find yourself in over your head or are uncertain about what you’re doing, don’t hesitate to call us up for an expert opinion. We can walk you through some basic troubleshooting issues or offer to come over if necessary.

With that being said, airflow issues in furnaces might be caused by:

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Keep Your Furnace Safe and Operational With Maintenance

Monday, February 25th, 2019

technician-overlooking-gas-furnaceOne question we want to answer is whether there’s such a thing as too much maintenance. The answer is certainly “yes!”

To keep your heater or air conditioner in good shape, you only need to have it checked once a year. So, if your heater and AC are two separate systems (i.e. not a heat pump), then you’ll actually be scheduling maintenance two times in the year.

On this note, we want to talk specifically about why gas furnace maintenance is not the maintenance you want to skip. In addition to some operational issues, neglected maintenance can also bring about safety hazards.

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