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Employee Profile: Christian Wimmer

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Christian is Westland Heating & Air Conditioning’s newly promoted Comfort Consultant. Christian has been in the HVAC Industry since 1999. Christian was born and raised in Avon where he attended school through graduation. Christian lettered in Football and Basketball and continues to use the lessons he learned on the field and the court at home and in his career.

Here is Christian’s first-hand account of his experience in the HVAC Industry:

I started in the field as a helper, just an extra set of hands and a gopher (go get this or go get that). I learned right away that this business is not always a 9-5 day and sometimes a day could be 16 or more hours. I worked in many different capacities in all the years I’ve been with Westland; from helper to foreman in the install department, maintenance tech to lead service tech on equipment that’s more expensive than a lakefront mansion. Every day was different and an opportunity to learn something new, or teach something new to an up-and-coming tech. Our industry was changing when I entered it and hasn’t stopped to this day. It’s that reason that I really enjoy what I do and feel as though I was very lucky to start my career at Westland. I’ve been a part of many projects at Westland that I’ve said, “Nobody else could do this”. I’m thankful that Jeff Mitchell (the original owner) was the one who hired me and helped me along the way as I worked into different areas within the company. His tireless work ethic and endless knowledge of the industry showed me what it took to be successful in this business. He is still involved in the business as our Service manager, and is has been an incredible resource to me as I move into the Comfort Consultant role. To put it simply, Jeff is Westland’s Siri and Google rolled into one.

As I transition into my new role at Westland, I want to educate our clients and potential clients on proper system operation and help them understand their systems. There are many different options that range from simple Wi-Fi thermostats and efficiency systems, to the filters that will make your home “pet hair free” or “reduce your sick time”. Some of these options sound great, but can actually reduce system performance or eventually lead to costly repairs. Most homeowners are unaware of the products and services that can increase system performance or make their home more comfortable. I feel that my real life experience in the field, and time spent performing projects our clients are looking to have done, provides an assurance to the homeowner that they are in good hands with Westland.

My time away from work is spent with my family, my wife Kristina and our three kids, Madison, Seth and Fynnley; and our dogs Remington and Cole. Kristina has been the most important person in my career. She sacrifices a lot so I can put the time and energy into my work. Our two oldest, Maddie (16) and Seth (13), were the driving force in making HVAC a career and not just a job. Providing for them and giving them a solid foundation was and is one of my top priorities. Our youngest, Fynnley (22 months) gives me energy to keep advancing within the industry and learning every day. With the varying ages, our family is in constant motion and always going different directions. My favorite days are the ones we all are able to sit down together and eat dinner as a family. We enjoy camping and the outdoors together, whether it’s walking the dogs or a family game of horse. My son and I enjoy fishing and taking turns beating each other in intense games of basketball.

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How Do Air Filtration Systems Help My Home?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

We live in Westlake, OH, with hot and muggy summers and freezing cold winters. That places a lot of emphasis on temperature control in your home, and to be sure, air conditioners and heaters are vital parts of your household. Whether you use a filter, a UV germicidal light, a humidifier, or dehumidifier, an air filtration system is a useful and even important addition to your home. If you don’t have one, you should consult with a trained technician about the best option for you, then arrange for an installation session.

“How do air filtration system help my home?” you ask. The answers are simple.

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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at Westland Heating & Air Conditioning hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

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Tired of Constantly Repairing Your Air Conditioning System?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Consistency and efficiency are two of the most important qualities for your air conditioning system to have. If your AC is constantly in need of Avon Lake, OH air conditioning repair services, it can be incredibly frustrating and it can also leave your home uncomfortable. Westland Heating and Air Conditioning has years of experience working with all different kind of systems and we wanted to help our customers understand what might be causing their AC to break down so much.

Avon Lake, OH Air Conditioning Repair: Why Does My AC Break Down So Much?

There are a few things that could be causing your air conditioning system to break down frequently.

Lack of Maintenance

One of the most common causes of air conditioning problems is just a lack of basic maintenance. Like getting regular oil changes for your car, getting your air conditioning system regularly inspected and maintained by a professional is one of the best things that you can do for the consistent and efficient operation of your CA system. During regular maintenance visits, your AC technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean and tune up your system which will allow them to find any small or developing issues before they turn into larger problems.

The Air Filter

Another common cause of air conditioning issues is a clogged air filter. Your air conditioner uses a simple air filter to keep dust and dirt from getting into the mechanical parts. If it gets clogged it will restrict the flow of air through the system and cause your AC to have to work harder to pull air in. This could cause extra strain on the equipment and cause it to break down more frequently.

Age of the System

As your air conditioning system ages, it will start to develop problems that can’t be repaired or it will require such costly repairs that fixing it may not make much financial sense. If your air conditioner is old then you should expect to have more frequent repair issues with it.

Frequency of Use

The summer is a busy time for our air conditioner systems because we want to stay comfortable during the heat. All the use can cause problems to develop with your AC system.

When you need Avon Lake, OH air conditioning repair services just call the friendly professionals at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Memorial Day, which is observed on the final Monday of May every year, is an opportunity to honor and commemorate those military personnel who have fallen while serving their country. The day began in the aftermath of the American Civil War, when the country was damaged and in need of remembrance. Originally called Decoration Day, owing to the flowers that would decorate gravesites, its principal purpose has been to mourn those who have died during service; but it’s also a time to come together as a country and take stock of the way that our soldiers have shaped this country.

There is a national moment of silence and various events throughout the day. You may see volunteers putting flags up at your local cemetery or flowers decorating war memorials. It’s also a reprieve from our work schedule that should be enjoyed in tandem with remembrance. We wish you all the best this Memorial Day.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Be sure to bookmark the Westland Heating & Air Conditioning blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call Westland Heating & Air Conditioning for all your residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, new construction hvac, and water heater needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Monday, July 9th, 2012

iMarket Solutions has launched Westland Heating & Air Conditioning’s new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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