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

Your Furnace Should Never Make These Noises

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

There are sounds all around us. Many people actually enjoy the ambient noises of machines, like a laundry system or television that’s on. There are even whole businesses and websites devoted to providing ambient sounds for people who are trying to work, read, sleep, or even do chores around the house. We’re not saying that noises are bad, only that certain noises are.

For instance, the grinding that comes from your car when it needs maintenance is not a good noise to hear. Or the sound of an alarm going off in a home gives people anxiety. These are sounds that warn us something is not right and needs to be fixed.

So, let’s talk about the sounds that your furnace might make, and why they’re good reasons to quickly call for heater repair in Rocky River, OH. Then, we can work hard to get your heating system fixed up and ready to go.

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Your Furnace Is Safer Than You Think!

Monday, December 26th, 2022

When comparing gas-burning appliances and electrical appliances, safety is one of the core considerations. It makes sense! Electrical systems just don’t rely on combustion and they don’t run the risk of expelling fumes like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, smoke, and gas. These are just unfortunate realities of heating homes in our area.

However, before that becomes the sole reason for choosing an electrical heating system, we’d like our customers to hear us out. Gas furnaces are actually incredibly safe and efficient, to the point where they can run for a decade or more without as much as a safety hiccup.

Hard to believe, right? Well, it starts to make a lot of sense when you take a look under the hood of a gas furnace. Instead of doing that and risking furnace repair in Strongsville, OH, we’re going to go through some unique safety mechanisms in this blog that might make you feel safer this winter season.

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3 Things to Check As Temperatures Drop

Monday, November 14th, 2022

While things might have been a bit warmer this year than other years, it’s becoming quite clear that winter is coming. The freezing cold temperatures are right around the corner, which means that homeowners can make some adjustments now to ensure their furnaces are in good condition.

This blog post is going to focus on three particular things that you can do to improve the quality, efficiency, and longevity of your heating system. And yes, one of those things might be heater repair in Parma, OH, since a malfunctioning heating system is only going to make things worse if it’s not fixed by a professional.

But don’t worry, there are other things that we recommend homeowners do in preparation for the coldest temperatures of the year. And, hopefully, by the time the holiday season arrives, you’ll be warm and cozy without a worry to distract you from the important things in life.

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It’s Heater Maintenance Month!

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Welcome to October! For many people, this month takes the trophy as the best month of the year. With sweet treats and apple cider, horror movies playing on repeat, and some of the coolest costumes you might ever see, this has to be the most exciting month of the year. For everyone who thinks like that, welcome to another spooky season!

However, one way we’d like to haunt our customers is by providing a friendly reminder that heater maintenance in Rocky River, OH is a great service that will go a long way if it’s invested in now. Heater maintenance is one of the most valuable services you can purchase, improving your heater’s efficiency and also helping to make it perform more effectively. If you’re looking to keep your home warm and cozy this fall, this service should be at the top of the list!

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How Valuable Is Boiler Maintenance?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Ah, boilers. Boiling water to heat a home is a process that goes back millennia. The ancient Romans used to boil water from the aqueducts and heat their homes with steam during the winter. Water is actually very efficient at holding heat and making us feel comfortable during the coldest winters. It’s considered “radiant heating,” because it radiates through walls and floors, making us feel warm to the core, instead of heating our home’s air.

However, boilers can only be reliable if they’re maintained properly. A neglected boiler will often be noisy, leave cold spots in your home, and likely run up your heating bill to a point that’s unacceptable. When it comes to heating systems, from boilers and furnaces, there’s no best system. Rather, the system that’s taken care of the most and that fits right in is going to be the one that runs the best.

So, let’s talk about why boiler maintenance in Avon, OH is so incredibly valuable.

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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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