Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Avon’

How Valuable Is Boiler Maintenance?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Ah, boilers. Boiling water to heat a home is a process that goes back millennia. The ancient Romans used to boil water from the aqueducts and heat their homes with steam during the winter. Water is actually very efficient at holding heat and making us feel comfortable during the coldest winters. It’s considered “radiant heating,” because it radiates through walls and floors, making us feel warm to the core, instead of heating our home’s air.

However, boilers can only be reliable if they’re maintained properly. A neglected boiler will often be noisy, leave cold spots in your home, and likely run up your heating bill to a point that’s unacceptable. When it comes to heating systems, from boilers and furnaces, there’s no best system. Rather, the system that’s taken care of the most and that fits right in is going to be the one that runs the best.

So, let’s talk about why boiler maintenance in Avon, OH is so incredibly valuable.

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How Does an Electric Furnace Work?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

When we talk about furnaces, we’re either talking about gas furnaces or electric furnaces. We don’t really service oil furnaces anymore because they’re just not as effective or efficient as current models, and oil prices fluctuate too much for us to give you a good deal.

Gas furnaces are often the first choice for homeowners. Natural gas is plentiful, clean-burning, and it does a good job at keeping a home warm throughout our cold winters. But this often leads to electric furnaces in Avon Lake, OH getting a bad rap, which they don’t deserve! Electric furnaces are perfect choices for many homeowners in our area.

Today, we’re going to talk about why an electric furnace might be a good choice. From its lower initial purchase price to its incredibly efficient design, electric furnaces work wonders for homes that need to fight cold temperatures but are a little more off the grid than homes with access to natural gas.

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3 Boiler Problems to Avoid

Monday, January 24th, 2022

It’s becoming clear that homeowners are starting to prefer their boilers in a lot of heating situations. Why shouldn’t they? Boilers are extremely efficient, they’re durable, they’ll last longer than other conventional heating systems, and they’ll even provide you with radiant warmth. They’re exceptional when taken care of, which is why we want to help you take care of yours!

If you’re a boiler owner in our neck of the woods, then you’re probably surfing the web to find the best practices that will help your heating system reach 20 years or beyond. Today, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to talk about three common boiler problems that lead to boiler repair in Avon, OH, and we’ll discuss how they happen.

Don’t forget that if you’re ever frustrated or concerned with your boiler system, you can always call our team for support. We’ll be there no matter what the issue might be!

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It’s Time to Replace Your Oil Heater

Monday, December 13th, 2021

There have been a lot of changes to our energy and heating grid in the past twenty years. Now, when you tell homeowners that their heating system runs on oil, they might reasonably get upset about the implications of this kind of fuel source. Oil prices fluctuate drastically, and since here in the United States we import a lot of our oil, it can depend on international events and markets.

Basically, oil heating systems can be a hassle and there are a few great reasons why homeowners are starting to switch from oil-fueled boilers. Especially when looking for a new boiler system, a gas boiler installation in Avon, OH is reliable when done by a professional. We regularly work with homeowners to switch from their oil heating systems to natural gas systems.

Let’s talk about why a natural gas-powered boiler is a preferable choice in most situations.

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Heat Pumps Are the Systems of the Future

Monday, November 15th, 2021

You’ve probably started noticing the media coverage of heat pumps all over the news, both online and on TV. It’s real, and there are some pretty huge reasons why the media is starting to pick up on the fact that heat pumps might be the perfect comfort solution for many homeowners in America going forward.

When looking specifically at our climate, a heat pump installation in Avon, OH provides a unique set of advantages. This blog is dedicated to highlighting some of those advantages, as well as showing any homeowners who are on the market for a new heating and cooling system why heat pumps might be the system for them.

Remember, our team can always provide you with a comfort consultation to match your home with a system that’s right for your situation and budget. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get the attention you need.

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Solve Your Water Pressure Problems Today!

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Low water pressure is one of those elusive problems that can make homeowners scratch their heads again and again. Is it normal for your home to have low water pressure? Is it just certain appliances that are giving you water pressure problems? Or is there some kind of greater plumbing repair needed to relieve your water pressure problems?

Sometimes it can feel so overwhelming that you just want to shut down. We completely understand and we want to be clear that you’re not alone. Numerous issues could be causing low water pressure in your home, and if you’re struggling with this, then the first thing you should do is call us.

A certified plumber in Avon, OH can get to the bottom of your water pressure problems and fix them. Let’s work together to improve your water pressure, fix any potential leaks, and leave you feeling better.

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Water Pressure Problems?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Water pressure is something homeowners are often concerned about. It’s not just something limited to our area, it happens all over the world. We see water pressure complaints on TV, in books, in movies, and even in newspaper columns with unhappy tenants and landlords. That creates a problem because now we’ve got homeowners who believe water pressure problems are normal.

While water pressure fluctuations might be normal, and water pressure problems might be common, having poor water pressure in your home should not be a normal occurrence unless you live in a desert. Water heaters in Avon, OH have plenty of access to water, so the only thing stopping your home from achieving comfortable water pressure is either a problem or something with the layout of your home.

Don’t panic—we’ll talk about all of the problems that poor water pressure could signify, as well as what you can do about them.

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Springtime Is Sump Pump Season

Monday, April 5th, 2021

When spring rolls around, it’s easy to get swept up in the good vibes. Between the rising temperatures, the breezes that feel amazing, and the longer days, sometimes you’ve just got to take a walk and enjoy yourself. However, you know that’s not the only aspect of spring that we need to be ready for. There are also the infamous April showers.

When it rains here in Avon, it can absolutely pour. Having a go-to plumber in Avon, OH has never been more important because of the vicious storms we can get and the flooding that can occur. If you’ve got a home that lies beneath the water table, or that sees frequent flooding issues, then this is your yearly springtime PSA for sump pump service.

Sump pumps are the perfect tool to stop your home from getting constantly flooded every spring, and we’ll talk about exactly why this is.

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The Difference Between an Air Purifier and an Air Filter

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Air purification is becoming a necessity in our day and age. Homes are being built so airtightly to keep conditioned and heated air inside that little attention is being paid to the lack of fresh and clean air that can exist indoors. Luckily, ingenuity in the HVAC industry has lead to some pretty remarkable solutions for this problem, including the air purifier and air filter.

Today we’re going to talk about the difference that you can expect between an air filtration system and an air purifier in Avon, OH. They’re different in the goals they accomplish while they might both improve your home’s indoor air quality. Homeowners who are looking to study up on these systems before they make a purchase, pay attention!

Let’s talk about the benefits of each system, how they operate, and which system might be right for you.

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The Right Pick: Choosing a Gas or Electric Furnace

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Furnaces are the most common type of heater in the United States—that’s a fact. But. which kind of furnace is more common or well-suited for your home? Well, that’s a little bit more complicated of a question. Furnaces can either be powered by electricity or natural gas, and the decision you make is going to, hopefully, impact your home for the next 10–15 years. So, wouldn’t you want to make the right decision?

If you’re unprepared for the needs of your particular type of furnace, you could be seeing some expensive furnace repair in Avon, OH. One type of furnace might not be the type that fits your home, so it’s fairly important that you’ve got at least a little background on the different types of furnaces and which one fits your living situation.

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