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

The Benefits of Commercial Rooftop AC

Monday, July 17th, 2017

commercial-hvac-systemsCommercial air conditioners are as important as residential models during our hot and muggy Ohio summers. Indeed, in some ways, they might be even more important, since most people spent the heat of the day in an office, a retail store, a school building, or similar structure that requires commercial air conditioning. That system also needs to perform as expected day in and day out. When it doesn’t, you need a good service to take care of the issue quickly and effectively, without disruption.

In most cases, modular rooftop air conditioning units make the ideal means of delivering cool air to your commercial space (as well as warm air in the winter in most cases). Modular units involve a series of identical HVAC units, each able to deliver a certain amount of cooling power. Why place them on the roof and why use modular units instead of a single AC? There are a number of good reasons, all of which provide key benefits to your office or business.

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3 Qualities to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

Monday, April 24th, 2017

central-air-conditioningIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, now is the time to buy. Spring is here, but the weather is still comparatively cool, giving you weeks to plan for an installation before the first high temperatures of summer hits. That lets you determine the exact type of air conditioner you need, as well as scheduling the installation at a date that fits with your schedule, instead of having to rearrange everything in the wake of an unexpected breakdown.

Your technician can be invaluable during this process: helping you determine the right system for your home and the kinds of traits you’ll need for your new air conditioner. More specifically, there are 3 qualities to look for in a new system that you should consider carefully.

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Time to Check the Status of Your A/C

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Ohio summers, in their own way, are as brutal as Ohio winters, with high temperatures and higher humidity levels turning our homes into ovens for months at a time. Your air conditioner will be put to use on a daily basis, and if it’s not up for the challenge, you could be looking at a sudden breakdown just when you need the system working the most. Now is the time to check the status of your A/C. That way, if there are problems in need of repair—or if your system’s race has been run and you need a new system installed—you can do so before the temperatures get too high.

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What’s Involved in Sizing a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Summer is a great time to install a new air conditioner, letting you get a jump on those high energy bills with a more advanced and efficient system. But before you pull the trigger, you need to take several important steps to ensure that you have the best unit for your home. Chief among these is sizing your air conditioner, which means determining that its power output is matched to the space it needs to cool. If it’s too powerful, it will short cycle (turning on and off too quickly) which wastes considerable amounts of energy, and if it’s not powerful enough, then it will constantly strain to do its job adequately. So what’s involved in sizing a new air conditioner? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most important considerations.

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3 Factors Involved in Sizing Your New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A new air conditioning system has to follow what we like to call the Goldilocks Rule: neither too large nor too small but just right. Most people know that an underpowered air conditioner won’t cool your home efficiently—a huge problem in cities like Westlake, OH, with its hot and humid summers—but it may surprise you to learn that overpowered systems can cause even more damage. If it’s too big, your system will short-cycle: turning on and off rapidly and wasting all kinds of energy as well as adding unnecessary wear and tear to your system. A trained professional can size your air conditioner properly, to ensure that it’s the right power levels for you. Here are 3 factors involved in sizing your new air conditioner.

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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to determine whether or not your air conditioner can survive another hot season. The question is: do you know when your old system is ready to be replaced? If you try and get through another summer with an air conditioner that isn’t able to cope with it, you may find yourself with a broken system in the middle of a hot day. So, in order to avoid that unpleasant possibility, have a look at these 3 signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Substitute for Air Conditioning Installation?

Friday, June 6th, 2014

When it comes to air conditioning installation in Avon, OH, residents can’t afford to take chances. Summer heat comes in a close second to summer humidity around here, and a good air conditioner will be your best friend when the mercury starts to rise. If you’re planning to install a new air conditioner, you may want to think about a heat pump as a viable alternative. These are units designed to both heat and cool your home, depending on the need and the season. Is a heat pump a good substitute for air conditioning installation? That depends on your circumstances, but in many cases it can be.

Both heat pumps and more traditional air conditioners rely on the same basic system. Refrigerant gas moves through a series of valves and coils that pressurize it, convert it to liquid state (releasing heat into the nearby air), and then evaporate the liquid (pulling heat from the air which can then be blown into your home via a fan) before starting the cycle again. The only difference is that traditional air conditioners simply vent the hot air outside of your home. Heat pumps are designed to use that hot air to warm your home in the winter, while still using the cool air to bring temperatures down in the summer.

Heat pumps cost a little more to install than traditional air conditioners and their efficiency tends to drop when temperatures get particularly cold. But that last issue can usually be solved by purchasing a hybrid unit. More importantly, because they don’t need natural gas or other fuel to produce their heat, the pump cost less to run from month to month than other forms of air conditioning. And because they combine heating and cooling into one unit, they make home comfort a lot simpler to achieve.

Only you can decide if a heat pump is a good substitute for air conditioning installation, but the experts at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning can help. When it comes to air conditioning installation, Avon OH residents can rest easy in our hands, so pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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Professional Chillers Installation and Repair

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Chillers form an important part of a commercial HVAC system. They remove heat from liquid vapor using a compressor, an evaporator, a condenser, and a metering device. The cooled liquid then circulates through a heat exchanger to cool down air for an air conditioner, or to cool down equipment.

The work of the four different components in a chiller mean they are devices that require highly trained and professional work to install and repair them. When you need this level of service for your commercial chillers in North Olmsted, OH, make sure you only work with qualified technicians to help you with your chiller installation and repair.

Contact Westland Heating and Air Conditioning. Homeowners and business owners alike have trusted our work for over 25 years.

Installing and repairing chillers

If you need a new chiller, you can have it integrated into your existing HVAC system, which will require the installers to help you select the chiller model that will match up with your system’s requirements for cooling. You can also choose to have a new chiller installed as part of a full installation of a new HVAC system in North Olmsted.

Repairs for chillers go far beyond those required for any residential HVAC system because they contain numerous subsystems, which means that necessary repairs often combine knowledge of many different types of HVAC systems. Chillers can require electrical work, refrigerant leak sealing, water leak sealing, plumbing fixes, and compressor repairs—all on a larger scale than that for any residential unit. For service on a chiller, you need technicians with specialized training and experience.

You can help avoid expensive repairs for a chiller with routine maintenance checks. We recommend you have professional maintenance done on your system once a year to see if it requires any parts replacements and to have a technician perform adjustments, lubrications, and any necessary minor repairs.

If you need repair for chillers in North Olmsted, OH, look to the commercial HVAC services of Westland Heating and Air Conditioning. We have experience with the complex technology involved to deliver the repairs you need. We also perform full installation for new chillers, and carry an excellent line of products so you’ll get the chiller you need. Our maintenance program will help keep your system up and running.

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