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

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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Consider an Air Purifier to Improve Your Quality of Life

Monday, December 18th, 2017

happy-family-IAQDuring the winter, we rightfully focus on our heating systems to keep our homes warm and our families healthy. But it’s not the only factor involved in maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in your home. Cold air means dry air, and that can foster dust and dirt spreading throughout your ducts and other spots in your home. Most heaters come with filters to help catch the dust, but they can get clogged easily and need to be replaced often.

An electronic air purifier, on the other hand, is the perfect way to get rid of excessive dust in your home. With the holidays here, now makes an excellent time to get one installed. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? We’ve placed a quick guideline below.

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Does Your Home Need a Humidifier?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

humidifier-for-the-homeWinter is on its way, and while we’re still enjoying relatively warm temperatures, they’re going to begin cooling off soon now. Cold air means dry air, and dry air can cause a lot of problems in your home. A whole-house humidifier makes an ideal way to keep your air comfortable this winter. The system works very simply and when used in conjunction with your heating system, it provides a number of significant benefits?

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How Does Air Conditioning Maintenance Help Your Home?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

central-air-conditioningWe often tout the benefits of air conditioning maintenance, which most people don’t think about very often. But here in the middle of summer, with temperatures high and your air conditioner needed every day, the benefits can be immeasurable. We recommend maintenance sessions once or twice a year, either at the very beginning or very end of cooling season. If you haven’t had maintenance scheduled for the last 12 months, we strongly recommend setting it up. It can pay huge dividends not only this summer, but for many summers to come.

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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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How to Choose a New Furnace

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_28529517_2-meWe’re still in the throes of winter here in Ohio, but spring starts in less than a month, and while cool weather will likely continue, we’re on the tail end of the need for our heating systems. If your furnace is on its last legs, you can probably set up a replacement in the off-season to get a new one put in. There are a number of advantages to doing so. Since you won’t need your heater and can arrange for the replacement according to your schedule, instead of rushing the way you would if an old heater breaks down for the last time in the middle of winter.

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Help! There’s No Heat Coming from My Furnace!

Monday, January 9th, 2017

You don’t need to be an expert to recognize the problem when you turn your furnace on and cool air emerges from your vents. Indeed, the air may actually be warm, just not as warm as you expect, which means the system will have to work harder to do its job and your bills will go up accordingly. The benefit of a lack of heat coming from your system is that you can tell right away that a problem exists. But Rocky River, OH winters get extremely cold, and you can’t afford to sit on a malfunctioning heating system for long. While you should never attempt repairs yourself, it helps to understand what might be causing the lack of heat, to get a better sense of the complexities involved. Possible causes can include the following:

But Rocky River, OH winters get extremely cold, and you can’t afford to sit on a malfunctioning heating system for long. While you should never attempt repairs yourself, it helps to understand what might be causing the lack of heat in order to get a better sense of the complexities involved. Possible causes can include the following:

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Do You Need a New Furnace?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Now is not an ideal time to experience problems with your furnace. With the weather already cold in Rocky River, OH, things are bound to get colder soon, waiting on a serious problem could only make things worse. And if you don’t think your furnace can make it to spring, you need to move on it now, before the need for a reliable heating system becomes too great to risk a day to install a new system.

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Causes of Low Air Flow in Your Heater

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Many homes in the Rocky River, OH area rely on forced-air furnaces to keep warm in the winter. They work by generated heat via a series of burners that warm the air through a heat exchanger, then blow the warmed air through your ducts with a fan. It’s a reliable and efficient system, but it can still run into trouble from time to time. Only a qualified repair technician can properly identify a problem with your heating system and make repairs, but certain common symptoms often crop up that will alert you to the problem. With forced-air furnaces, this includes a reduced flow of air through your ducts. Here’s a quick breakdown of why that happens and how it causes problems for your system.

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Improving Home Energy Efficiency This Fall

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Cool weather has arrived in Rocky River, OH, and with it comes increasing use of your heating system to stay warm. Hopefully, your heater is ready to go and can handle the long winter without a hitch. You can help it out a great deal by taking steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency. That way, the heater won’t have to work so hard to do its job: lowering your monthly bills and reducing the risk of a more serious breakdown to boot. In addition to common sense steps like setting your thermostat a little lower than you normally would and covering cracks in your door frame with weather stripping, you can look into the following additions to your home to help:

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