Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

3 Ways to Save on a Furnace

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Furnaces are still, and probably will be for some time, the most common way to heat a home. Now that winter is over and the warm temperatures are coming back, we want to make sure that you take a second to enjoy the weather and congratulate yourself. You did it! Our winters can be brutal and it’s an accomplishment to make it through winter within a budget.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the good stuff. Your heating system might be off the hook for now, but you’re going to need it in just a few months. Hot temperatures are on their way, but they’re only temporary. The cold will be back and we need to be prepared!

Today, we’d like to talk about how homeowners can save on upgrading their furnaces. Our team has numerous strategies and incentives that can help homeowners with their next furnace installation in Strongsville, OH.

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How Does an Electric Furnace Work?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

When we talk about furnaces, we’re either talking about gas furnaces or electric furnaces. We don’t really service oil furnaces anymore because they’re just not as effective or efficient as current models, and oil prices fluctuate too much for us to give you a good deal.

Gas furnaces are often the first choice for homeowners. Natural gas is plentiful, clean-burning, and it does a good job at keeping a home warm throughout our cold winters. But this often leads to electric furnaces in Avon Lake, OH getting a bad rap, which they don’t deserve! Electric furnaces are perfect choices for many homeowners in our area.

Today, we’re going to talk about why an electric furnace might be a good choice. From its lower initial purchase price to its incredibly efficient design, electric furnaces work wonders for homes that need to fight cold temperatures but are a little more off the grid than homes with access to natural gas.

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Let’s Talk About Common Heating Terms

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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Do you sometimes feel like your favorite HVAC technician is speaking a different language than you? While yes, they could be, since it’s common to have multi-lingual speakers on an HVAC team, we’re not really talking about that kind of language. We’re talking about the language of HVAC!

When you run into a problem and you call a professional for help, it can be downright discouraging when they’re talking about things you’ve never heard before. It feels like being in school again and you forgot to do the homework so you don’t understand what’s being taught in the class. It’s so frustrating!

So, today we’ve devised a tool to help you avoid this scenario. We’re going to talk about some handy terms you can keep on hand so the next time you call for heating repair in Rocky River, OH, you know exactly what your technician is talking about.

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3 Boiler Problems to Avoid

Monday, January 24th, 2022

It’s becoming clear that homeowners are starting to prefer their boilers in a lot of heating situations. Why shouldn’t they? Boilers are extremely efficient, they’re durable, they’ll last longer than other conventional heating systems, and they’ll even provide you with radiant warmth. They’re exceptional when taken care of, which is why we want to help you take care of yours!

If you’re a boiler owner in our neck of the woods, then you’re probably surfing the web to find the best practices that will help your heating system reach 20 years or beyond. Today, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to talk about three common boiler problems that lead to boiler repair in Avon, OH, and we’ll discuss how they happen.

Don’t forget that if you’re ever frustrated or concerned with your boiler system, you can always call our team for support. We’ll be there no matter what the issue might be!

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A Booming Furnace: Grime on Your Burners

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Happy holidays! We hope you’re almost through tying up your work’s loose ends so you can enjoy some quality time with your family. Whether it’s being snuggled up together to watch a movie, or you’re excited to try out that new recipe for the whole family, we want to wish you a wonderful season’s greetings from the team at Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. You deserve it!

All of these plans for the holidays usually include having proper heat in your home, and we’d like to focus this blog post on some valuable advice when it comes to the stability of your gas furnace. Have you noticed it make a booming sound every now and again? Maybe the booming sound is getting more frequent?

If so, then you might be dealing with a grime build-up problem that requires professional furnace repair in Strongsville, OH. Read on to learn more!

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It’s Time to Replace Your Oil Heater

Monday, December 13th, 2021

There have been a lot of changes to our energy and heating grid in the past twenty years. Now, when you tell homeowners that their heating system runs on oil, they might reasonably get upset about the implications of this kind of fuel source. Oil prices fluctuate drastically, and since here in the United States we import a lot of our oil, it can depend on international events and markets.

Basically, oil heating systems can be a hassle and there are a few great reasons why homeowners are starting to switch from oil-fueled boilers. Especially when looking for a new boiler system, a gas boiler installation in Avon, OH is reliable when done by a professional. We regularly work with homeowners to switch from their oil heating systems to natural gas systems.

Let’s talk about why a natural gas-powered boiler is a preferable choice in most situations.

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Heat Pumps Are the Systems of the Future

Monday, November 15th, 2021

You’ve probably started noticing the media coverage of heat pumps all over the news, both online and on TV. It’s real, and there are some pretty huge reasons why the media is starting to pick up on the fact that heat pumps might be the perfect comfort solution for many homeowners in America going forward.

When looking specifically at our climate, a heat pump installation in Avon, OH provides a unique set of advantages. This blog is dedicated to highlighting some of those advantages, as well as showing any homeowners who are on the market for a new heating and cooling system why heat pumps might be the system for them.

Remember, our team can always provide you with a comfort consultation to match your home with a system that’s right for your situation and budget. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get the attention you need.

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Time to Get That Furnace Tuned-Up

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Sometimes we wish we lived in a climate where heaters were not necessary. It can be dreamy to imagine living in the tropics with fresh fruits and coconut water all year long, but unfortunately, that’s just not realistic for a lot of us. And plus—we love having access to all four seasons and the fun events that come with them, so it’s worth the price of a heating system.

As we jump into October, it’s becoming clear that heating season is upon us. We need to be ready for the steady drop in temperature that we’re about to experience. Our team provides furnace maintenance in Westlake for homeowners who would like to start the season off strong.

However, if you’re looking for a few extra ways to improve your comfort and keep your system in good shape, then keep reading! We’re going to go over some additional practices homeowners should do to prepare for the winter.

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5 HVAC Industry Furnace Secrets

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Furnaces are incredible machines when it comes to heating our homes. They’re not like they were in the old days, constantly rupturing and causing fires. Now, they’re as safe as ever and operate with incredible efficiency. Some furnace models are reaching that golden 1:1 ratio of fuel consumed to energy produced, which was previously thought of as impossible.

However, many manufacturers produce heat pumps and other types of heating systems. Sometimes, less reputable HVAC providers and these manufacturers will steer homeowners into buying more expensive heating systems because they’ll make more money, so they cover up some of the most interesting aspects about furnaces.

We’re going to break that tradition today by telling you about some industry secrets that could help you avoid furnace repair in Rocky River, OH. From best practices to the way the technology operates, you might be able to put this new knowledge to good use!

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A Furnace Should NEVER Do This

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

If your furnace has been doing some peculiar things this winter, then you might be in a bit of a pickle. On one hand, you can’t just forget that your heater is making noise or doing something wrong. But on the other hand, you really don’t know if it’s worth calling for professional help.

We’re not just going to tell you to call for help all the time. That’s not really a reasonable expectation for homeowners, and it would be tough on us. What we will advise you to do is call for furnace repair in Strongsville, OH when you think there’s something wrong with your heater.

Whether it’s a noise, a smell, or higher heating bills, there are plenty of noticeable signs of problems. Let’s discuss some things your furnace should never, under any circumstance, do. Once you know what a furnace is not supposed to do, it becomes easier to know when to call us for help!

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