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

Benefits of Geothermal Systems in Avon Lake

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A lot of homeowners are looking for more efficient ways to both heat and cool their homes in light of the continuous rise in energy and fuel prices. Still more homeowners are concerned with heating and cooling their homes in more environmentally friendly ways. In both instances, a lot of homeowners wind up coming to the same conclusion. They contact a local Avon Lake HVAC contractor such as Westland Heating and Air Conditioning to learn more about the benefits of a geothermal heating and cooling system installation in Avon Lake. If you are one of those homeowners looking to reduce the cost and environmental impact of operating your heating and cooling system, contact us today.

A geothermal heating and cooling system offers a variety of benefits over other heating and air conditioning systems, even traditional heat pumps. While a geothermal system does use a heat pump in its operation, this heat pump does not draw heat from the air around it. Rather, a geothermal loop system is buried on your property and that loop system circulates an antifreeze solution. This allows the system to draw heat from the ground or even a water supply on your property. The benefit to this is the fact that temperatures at this depth are much more constant than in the air, making a geothermal system more dependable and consistent than air source heat pumps.

The biggest benefit of a geothermal heating and cooling system may be the efficiency with which it works. It does not consume a fuel to heat or cool your home but rather uses just a bit of electricity in order to transfer ambient, preexisting heat into or out of your home. This greatly improved efficiency allows you to keep your home comfortable all year long, during the heating and cooling seasons, with just one convenient system. The best part is that it allows you to do so affordably.

If you want to learn more about the installation or operation of a geothermal heating and cooling system on your Avon Lake property, contact Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today. Our geothermal experts can answer any questions that you may have. Let us help you heat and cool your home more efficiently.

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Why You May Be Paying Too Much for Heating in Avon Lake

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Don’t let the high costs of energy dissuade you from keeping your Avon Lake, OH home as comfortable as possible come this heating season. Did the cost of heating your home last winter come as a shock? Are you hesitant to heat your home to the same degree this winter? If so, call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today. We have the products, services and supplies to help you heat your home more effectively and more efficiently this winter.

When it comes to reducing your home heating costs, efficiency is the name of the game. You deserve total comfort in your home, even when energy costs are high. By boosting efficiency you can heat your home to your heart’s content while keeping the process more affordable. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started and, as always, feel free to contact Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today for more help and advice on how to heat your Avon Lake home more efficiently.

The first step that you must take in order to heat your home more efficiently, allowing you the monetary savings you need to feel comfortable turning up the thermostat, is to call your professional heating service provider to schedule regular heater maintenance. A poorly maintained heater is not only one of the leading causes of damage to heating systems requiring costly, professional repair service; it is also one of the main contributors to inefficient heating. Failure to provide your home heating system with regular maintenance allows small problems and basic wear and tear the opportunity to cause serious damage to your system. Even minor issues can cause your heater to work less efficiently, costing you more money for less performance and heat output. Schedule heating maintenance today to get the journey to heating efficiency started.

Of course if you cannot keep the heat that your home heating system produces inside your home it is impossible to use that heat efficiently. Poor insulation and drafty doors or windows allow the heat that you have paid for to slip right through the cracks in your home, meaning that your heater will have to work harder and more continually to keep your home warm. Make sure that your heat is staying inside by having your insulation inspected and, if necessary, repaired or replaced. Also, affordable items such as window shrink wrap kits and weather stripping are great, do-it-yourself ways to boost energy efficiency.

These are just a couple of reasons that your Avon Lake, OH heating system may be costing you more than it should to keep your home comfortable. For a complete inspection and diagnosis of your heating system call the heating professionals at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today. We’ll help you lower the cost of comfort in your home.

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