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

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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What to Do, and What NOT to Do, to Your Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Boilers are durable if anything. They’re some of the most long-lasting and durable systems on the market if that’s what you’re looking for. We recommend them for homeowners that are tired of forced-air heating and want a powerful system that will last them with minor repairs and maintenance over a couple of decades.

That being said, there’s a catch. Boilers are durable as long as you treat them well. Some boilers run into early replacements and extremely expensive repairs needs only after one or two years due to neglect. Sure, we offer boiler service in Westlake, OH for everything that you might need, but wouldn’t it be nice if we helped prevent the need for boiler service?

Today, we’re going to talk about the do’s and don’ts of boiler malfunctions. We’ll cover everything from what you should do to your boiler, to what you should never—under any circumstances—do to your boiler.

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Get Your Heater Repaired Soon!

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Hold your horses! We’re not trying to stress you out or raise your stress at all. We totally understand that there’s a lot more going on this winter than we ever would have thought six months ago. Things are hard, and we’re trying to bring a little bit of hope to homes that are stuck in a harsh winter with some good news.

Our team is ready and available to help with heating repairs. We’re not just trying to sell a service, we’re trying to inform the Strongsville community that neglected heater repairs can compound into much worse problems over time. When you call us for heater repair in Strongsville, OH sooner rather than later, we can address the root of the problem now and dramatically reduce the chance of something happening down the line.

Ready to be proactive and start taking care of your heater? We promise it will brighten up this dark winter and leave a bit of extra money in your pocket going forward.

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Our Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Heater

Monday, January 11th, 2021
Cooling and heating with duct work in basement

One of the hardest parts about being a heater owner is that you need to decide when you’re ready to have the system replaced or repaired. There’s no class in high school or accurate guides available these days that can tell you exactly the information you’re looking for, which is why we’re looking to change that.

We’re going to use a nifty point system to determine whether your heater should be repaired or replaced. If you score low enough on the point scale, then your heater is probably fine for a targeted repair and routine maintenance every year. If it scores high enough, then you might make a more cost-effective decision by investing in heater replacement in Westlake, OH.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. But who says we can’t be along with you every step of the way to ensure you make the best choice?

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Bangs, Booms, and Stuffy Smells: Avoid These Furnace Problems

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Furnaces aren’t unsafe systems inherently. Each and every one is built under EPA guidelines and with safety protocols in mind so they can safely and efficiently heat your home for a decade or more. Even the newer furnace models have advanced technology that makes them more robust and effective than ever. These facts don’t mean that a furnace can’t start showing dangerous signs of furnace repairs, however.

If you’re concerned about needing furnace repair in Strongsville, OH, then take a look at our guide below. We’re going to talk about several common signs we see that signal a furnace needs our help. From strange noises to bad odors, there are a ton of things that can clue you in on your furnace’s needs. You’re the first line of defense and it’s up to you to call us when you need our help!

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Getting the Best Contractor Money Can Buy

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Trust, savings, reliability … These are all important things to consider when you’re looking to hire a heating professional this winter. There’s nothing worse than your heater breaking down on the morning of your favorite holiday, only for you to dread picking up the phone and calling “that guy.”

Well, aside from our team always being available for 24/7 service, we’d like to make the argument that you should expect more from your HVAC provider. Every homeowner is different, and it’s important that you highlight what matters for you when dealing with a professional HVAC contractor in North Olmsted, OH.

Do you want to maximize savings? Do you want a team that gives you advice? How about a team that’s fast and effective, hands down? Keep reading as we talk about what to prioritize when it comes to your heating service.

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Heater Rebates and Tax Credits: What You Should Know

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Heaters are expensive. We all know this. Rarely are people just expected to purchase a heater upfront, brand-new, with cash in their pockets. Heck, we wouldn’t have a financing page if it were that easy! So, in the spirit of the season, we’re going to try and give back by helping you understand the benefits of tax credits, rebates, and how you can best take advantage of them.

What’s being offered federally? How about local or state tax credits? These are the questions you should be asking yourself, and you should be asking your HVAC contractor. A professional who really cares about you and your heater in Strongsville, OH will have those answers for you. It’s important to work together by pinpointing the most efficient system while saving you as much money as possible.

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How Exactly Does Your Gas Furnace Work?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

This might seem like a strange blog post topic, but bear with us. When furnaces are neglected, they often become dangerous. These systems rely on yearly maintenance, fast and effective repairs, and the vigilance of a homeowner who is ready to call for professional help when the need arises. Thus, it’s becoming more and more important to us that you start to know how your furnace works and what role you have to play in its lifespan.

If you need help with your gas furnace in Westlake, OH, then you can always call us. Or, if you think it’s time to replace your system with a new one, we can do that too. The first priority of this post is to inform you about how your gas furnace works, the ins and outs of a combustion heating system, and when to notice that yours isn’t working properly.

With this insight, you should be ready to let us know when you need help, or at least feel more comfortable each night knowing your system is working properly.

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