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

5 Electrical Problems That Require Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

electricians-inspecting-circuit-breaker-panelYou discover one day that your air conditioner isn’t working. Uh oh.

If you’ve read our blog before, you’ll know that we like to cover common AC repair issues and their causes, and you may think to first look into those issues. However, even if you diligently change your air filter, check your evaporator coils for ice, and see no indication of a refrigerant leak, you might still have an AC repair problem you can’t locate. In that case, it could be a problem that’s much harder to spot: an electrical problem.

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Beat the Heat with a Spring AC Tune-Up!

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Spring is on the way and that means summer won’t be too far behind. When it comes to your air conditioner, you’re going to need to keep it in good condition, and ensure that it will respond in the middle of our patented heat waves. That starts now with a spring AC tune-up. And with the deal we have going now, there’s never been a better time to schedule a tune-up today.

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3 Desired Quality Air Conditioning Repair Services

Monday, November 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioning repairs are more common this time of year than you’d think. With warm weather likely gone until spring, you have lots of time to get any problems with your air conditioner fixed. Many homeowners were forced to run their systems during the hot weather even though they may have evinced problems: anything from a comparative lack of cooling power to an odd noise that just won’t go away. Those problems will need to be addressed before you need your air conditioner again in the spring.

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Fall or Spring: What’s the Best Time for Air Conditioning Repair?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWith the coming of autumn comes cooler temperatures. And with that, your air conditioning is likely going to be put out to pasture until the spring comes around once more. We rarely have need for air conditioners during the cold winter months here in Ohio, and indeed you should never even turn your air conditioner on if the temperature drops below 65°F. (It could cause a lot of damage.) If you’re facing an air conditioning repair issue, the question becomes when to schedule it. Should you do it as soon as possible and get it out of the way? Or wait until spring? The answer depends on you.

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Repair or Replace? How to Choose for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 19th, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementLate spring and early summer are the ideal time to give your air conditioner a close look and determine whether it can handle the upcoming months of high heat. This is especially true if it runs into trouble in the next few weeks and you need to make an assessment about whether it’s worth it to repair the system or simply have it replaced. Air conditioners are expensive and the decision to repair or replace a unit is never an easy one. At the end of the day, only the individual homeowner can make that decision. Usually, however, there are a few tell-tale signs that can help you determine whether you should get a given problem fixed, or if replacing the entire unit might be a better use of your money. The more you understand about them, the better choices you can make about what’s best for your home.

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How to Improve the Longevity of Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 8th, 2017

air-conditioners-outdoorsAir conditioners all come with a warranty, covering the individual components in the event one or more of them breaks down. In most cases, you won’t need to start looking for a new air conditioner until after the warranty expires. But by taking steps early in your air conditioner’s life, you can extend its longevity well past the warranty expiration date—by many years in some cases. Your mileage may vary but early action is key. The more you do over time to keep your air conditioner working at maximum efficiency, the longer it will last.

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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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Is Your AC Capacitor Wearing Out?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Avon, OH is reaching the end of another long, hot summer, and hopefully, your household air conditioner has come through it with no problems or concerns. Now, however, is the right time to pay close attention to your system. All that use over the past few months may have really punished older or more worn components, causing them to breakdown with just a few more weeks of hot weather to go. The capacitors, in particular, are cause for concern, since they are vital to the basic functions of the air conditioner itself. They’re built to last, but they also shoulder a heavy load through the summer, and when they start to fail, you need to get them replaced as quickly as possible.

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What Does SEER Stand For?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you’ve examined your air conditioner, you may have noticed a label detailing its SEER rating, and wondered what it means. The term stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it’s a way of measuring the system’s efficiency. That can have a huge impact on your system, especially with our hot summers here in Westlake, OH. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, it pays to understand what the SEER rating means and why it matters so much to you.

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What Causes Low Air Flow in Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

When most people think of air conditioner troubles, they assume it’s a lack of cool air or an inability to turn on entirely. Both of those are huge problems to be sure, especially in the middle of our steamy Westlake, OH summers. But equally as problematic is a system that turns on and produces plenty of cool air, but can’t blow that air into your home effectively. As with a lack of cool air, the issue forces your system to work harder than it has to, which both raises the cost of your monthly bills and increases the risk of a breakdown due to increased strain. So what causes low air flow in your air conditioner? Here are some possible causes.

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