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

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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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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Choosing the Right AC Unit for Your Home

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes, and in order to choose the right one, you’re going to have to do a little bit of research. From central air conditioners, to ductless mini splits, to even heat pumps, you’ve got a wide selection to choose from if you’re in the market. The only problem is, unless you’re familiar with the HVAC industry, you’re probably confused as to what the differences are between them.

You’re not the only one! Homeowners everywhere get confused when signing up for AC system installation in Westlake, particularly because air conditioners are so different these days. Different models have different functions, different SEER ratings, and cool homes using different technology.

So today we’re going to dive into the three main types of air conditioners we offer and talk about what separates them.

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Fix Refrigerant Leaks Immediately!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

man-with-desk-fanDon’t let the title of this post mislead you. We are not suggesting that you should fix refrigerant leaks on your own immediately. Rather, we’re telling you that you need to contact a member of our team to fix them as soon as possible. Why? Because running an air conditioner that is low on refrigerant is going to put your system, your budget, and your comfort at serious risk. And this is definitely a job for HVAC professionals only.

When it comes to your air conditioning in Avon, OH, our team is absolutely the one that you want handling the repairs. What you need to do is learn how to recognize the signs of a potential refrigerant leak to begin with. Only then are you going to be able to respond to the threat in a timely fashion. Read on to learn more about what the refrigerant in your air conditioner actually does, as well as signs of trouble.

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AC Tip: Change That Filter!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

changing-filterIf you are serious about avoiding the need for air conditioning repair in Avon, OH, there are a few steps that you really need to take. You need to schedule your AC installation with trained professionals you can trust. That’s us. And you need to change your air filter regularly. That’s—well that’s actually up to you. Here’s why.

The air filter in your air conditioner plays a vital role in its overall performance. It also needs to be changed once every 1-3 months,  depending upon a few different factors. Yes, we’ll change your air filter when we tune up your system each year. And yes, you need to change it as needed the rest of the year! If you think that a dirty air filter can’t really be that big of a deal, then this is just the blog to set things straight.

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New AC? What About a New Heat Pump?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

AC-technicianSummer didn’t get off to the fastest start this year, but the heat is certainly making its presence known now, isn’t it? Hopefully you already have a reliable and efficient AC in place, freshly tuned-up and ready to go. If you are on the cusp of an air conditioning replacement in Westlake, though, or if you have a new home that’s ready for the HVAC installation step, then we urge you to pause and consider your options carefully.

Yes, there is a lot to recommend the use of a standard split central air conditioning system. However, you’d be missing out if you didn’t at least consider the use of a heat pump in your home. Heat pumps have soared in popularity throughout the country, and trends show that this isn’t changing anytime soon. What is it that makes the heat pump such an attractive residential HVAC option? Well, you need only read the following post to learn more. 

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A Short Cycling Air Conditioner Is a Big Problem!

Monday, June 17th, 2019

technician-manifoldIt is truly amazing what some homeowners will convince themselves of if the alternative is simply dealing with a problem that they’d rather ignore. You may not know the term “short cycling,” but there’s a chance that you’ve encountered the problem yourself and that you’ve turned a blind eye to it. Unfortunately, doing so can have some pretty serious ramifications for your air conditioner in Westlake, OH. We’ll get into those problems and potential causes of short cycling below.

We’ll also offer up one explanation for the problem that can actually be resolved by the homeowners themselves. Typically, any problem with your air conditioner is going to demand professional attention. If the solution to the problem is not obvious, as in this one specific case, then it is time to call in a qualified technician. Ours are the ones that you want on your side when your AC goes south. We diagnose problems accurately the first time, and we fix them completely.

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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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