Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

3 Steps to Help Retire Your AC This Year

Monday, September 21st, 2020

It can be sad to say goodbye. Our air conditioners did an excellent job of keeping us cool, or perhaps they struggled a little bit. Either way, we’re going to need to retire them soon. As temperatures drop, you’ll need a heating solution for your home’s HVAC in Westlake, OH that can get the job done. While our next few blog posts will be talking about heating needs, we’re still going to mention a last few bits of advice about air conditioners before we say goodbye to them.

The truth is that most homeowners don’t retire their air conditioners the right way. When they pull them out at the start of summer the following year, they’re often surprised by problems that were either already there before, or the product of neglect during the winter. So let’s talk about what we can do to better help our cooling systems hibernate while we get ready for fall.

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Here Are Your AC Options

Monday, September 7th, 2020

When considering a new AC installation or a replacement, you’re going to need to know what’s out there. You don’t want to just replace your old air conditioner with another old, out-dated model, do you?

No, don’t worry. We’re not here to upsell you on the latest and greatest AC gadget you don’t need. What we’re here to talk about are reliable, effective cooling methods that not enough homeowners know about. From a heat pump installation to a central AC installation in Strongsville, OH, there are options out there that you’re better off knowing more about.

Do you think the subject of air conditioning is boring? Well, we’d beg to differ! We promise the information we’re about to get into has everything to do with saving you money and keeping that extra few bucks in your pocket for your next vacation.

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4 AC Noises You Should NEVER Ignore

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Let’s say you’re sleeping soundly one night and you hear a bump. If you had a long day or you’re having some great dreams, it’s usually a good idea to ignore it and go back to sleep. While horror movies might have us think that everything that goes “bump in the night” is bad, that’s not usually the case for any homeowners out there.

However, the real horror story are the noises you might hear in the night coming from your AC that signal big problems. When these type of noises occur, regardless of if they’re during the day or at night, they typically require AC repair in Strongsville, OH. When they’re ignored, unlike other noises that might come up in our home, they tend to become more expensive to fix and can lead to your air conditioner breaking down!

How about we avoid a breakdown and talk about what these noises mean and why you shouldn’t ignore them!

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Assess the Condition of Your AC

Monday, July 27th, 2020

How is your air conditioner doing? No, we’re not asking you to go outside and physically ask your outdoor AC cabinet how it’s doing. It’s not going to give you any answers. We’re talking about the condition of its mechanical components and the cooling power it produces. Is it working to your standards?

Too many homeowners think that their air conditioner works, and that’s all they need to know. Not many people like to think about how their air conditioner is working, or more specifically if it’s working well enough. How long does it take for your home to cool off? How high are your energy bills? Does it cool your home without making strange noises or causing a ruckus?

Be sure to keep reading as we prompt you to pay closer attention to your air conditioning in Strongsville, OH. We’ll get to the bottom of whether or not your AC is in good condition.

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AC Repair FAQ

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Air conditioners need to be repaired at least a few times during their service lives. The only problem is that in order for a professional to perform sensible repairs that are needed for your AC, you’ll need to call us when you suspect a problem. This is probably the most important, and often neglected, part of the process.

In order to mitigate that issue, we’ve included a brief FAQ centered on repair issues and when to call a professional for help. Ideally, we’d ask that you call us even if you’re not sure if there’s a problem or not, but most homeowners want a more specific response than that—so here you go!

AC repairs in Westlake, OH aren’t to be scoffed at. Don’t let heatwaves take you by surprise and cause a small issue in your AC to get much worse. Call us today!

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The Time Has Come: AC Maintenance

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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We’re well past winter, but not quite into summer just yet. But that’s a good thing, because right about now is the perfect time to get air conditioning maintenance!

Neglecting maintenance is just begging for problems. Not only does it lower your efficiency, but it also increases the chances of needing air conditioning repair in Avon, OH.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what you need to know about AC maintenance:

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3 Common Ductless System Problems

Monday, July 30th, 2018

ductless-ac-blowing-cool-airIf you’re not familiar with ductless heat pumps, the main thing you need to know is that they can both heat or cool your rooms and that they’re very efficient. If you read enough about the benefits of ductless systems, you’d think they were pure magic and ran on miracles.

That’s not to say we don’t love ductless heat pumps. But we also don’t want to pretend they don’t have their own share of troubles. In fact, if you’re the owner of a ductless system, we’re happy you’re here. To help you get the most out of your ductless system and for as long as possible, we’ve listed three common ductless AC system problems.

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How to Identify if Your Air Conditioning System Needs Repairs

Monday, April 20th, 2015

As spring begins to wind down and summer gets closer, it’s important to make sure that your air conditioning system is prepared for the hot season. Part of those preparations includes getting your system the repairs that it needs to keep up with increased demand. Air conditioner problems are progressive in nature. The longer they are left to develop, the worse they are going to get. A quick response to repair needs is key to keeping your air conditioning system in good condition. With that in mind, here are a couple of the best ways to identify if your air conditioning system needs repairs.  

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My Air Conditioning is Running but There’s No Cold Air

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A lot of different problems may develop with your air conditioning system. No matter what goes wrong, though, it is always important that you schedule professional repair services promptly. Even the most minor issues can lead to serious problems with your AC if you wait long enough to address them. One of the most common air conditioning problems that we encounter is an air conditioning system that will not blow cold air, despite the fact that the system is running. If you experience this issue, there are a number of potential causes. Whatever the root of the problem, the Rocky River, OH air conditioning repair technicians at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning have the solutions you need. Contact us today to learn more.

One common reason that many air conditioning units fail to produce cold air due to a low refrigerant charge. The refrigerant in your system acts as the heat transfer liquid, and if there is too little of it then the system can ice up and cause operational problems. If you notice the buildup of any ice on the refrigerant lines or the coils of your system, low refrigerant may be to blame. A professional air conditioning technician will have to evaluate your system, check for leaks, and recharge your refrigerant levels.

The reason that low refrigerant levels are such a serious issue, aside from the operational problems that they lead to, is the fact that your AC does not consume refrigerant in the way that your car does gasoline. If your refrigerant levels drop, it is most often the result of a leak in the system somewhere. This means that you cannot simply add refrigerant and expect your system to operate properly again.

It is also possible that your air filter is very dirty. Air filters must be cleaned off regularly to ensure that the proper amount of airflow is allowed for throughout the system. It is also possible, when air filters are very dirty, for dust and debris to build up on different components of your system. This can hinder the operation of your AC and may make the cooling cycle ineffective. If you need help locating and changing your air filter, just give us a call.

Never hesitate to contact a professional technician when it comes to problems with your air conditioning in Rocky River, OH. We are always happy to help you get the most efficient and effective performance possible from your air conditioning system. When you work with Westland Heating and Air Conditioning, you can count on the outstanding performance of your air conditioning system.

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