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

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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Refrigerant Phaseout 2020: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The term “Freon” has become a household name in most areas of the country. That’s not a coincidence: this type of refrigerant has been associated with air conditioners for decades. The problem is, as we’ve grown more environmentally conscious in the last 10 to 20 years, we’ve realized that Freon is an incredibly toxic, ozone-depleting material that has escalated the degradation of the environment.

While there are some tradeoffs for this if the material provides useful for HVAC in Westlake, OH, the difference here is that there is an alternative refrigerant that functions just as well (often better) called R-410A that is thousands of magnitudes less harmful to the environment than Freon. Legislation was passed to limit the amount of Freon used, and as of January 1st of this year, production and import of R-22 (Freon’s industry name) has been completely halted.

So what does this mean for you? Keep reading and we’ll tell you.

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Central AC FAQ: Common Questions

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Central air conditioning is the most commonly installed, repaired, and maintained type of AC in the United States, and that’s for good reason. They’re a solid choice for cooling, even if we like to talk about ductless heat pumps and geothermal, we should give credit where credit is due. However, central air systems aren’t without their own set of misconceptions and questions that we sometimes get.

To make this a little bit easier for the both of us, we’d like to talk about the different questions we often hear about central air systems. When you’re thinking about purchasing air conditioning in North Olmstead, OH, a central air system is definitely a great idea if you’re ready for a new installation.

So, let’s get into some of our frequently asked questions, and perhaps we can shed some light on them for you.

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The Value of a Great AC Maintenance Plan

Monday, August 26th, 2019

When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, an air conditioning maintenance plan is well worth the cash. A lot of the time, homeowners think that if they’re just vigilant enough looking out for problems, their AC will last forever, but this is not a good mentality to have. Considering the lifespan of an AC unit, as well as looking out for signs of inefficiency and energy waste, an AC maintenance plan is becoming more widespread.

Not just that, but a yearly maintenance plan to check up on your AC could save you a ton of money in the long run. Inefficiency leads to higher energy bills which can run your budget through the roof. It’s also bad for the environment when everyone lets their air conditioners run as inefficiently as possible.

That’s why, if you’re looking for air conditioning maintenance in Avon, OH, we’ve listed our own AC maintenance plan below to help get you back on track.

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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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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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An HVAC Contractor Can Install the Right System

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

hvac-technicianThere are several options and configurations out there to consider for your heating and cooling system. Many homeowners, eager to install their system, might settle for a standard system that fulfills the bare minimums. However, if they take the time to research all their options sooner instead of later, they might be able to save some time and money.

A thorough conversation with an HVAC contractor should help you get everything right the first time. To help you out, we’ve listed some points to consider or bring up while speaking with an HVAC contractor in Rocky River, OH.

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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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