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

The Ultimate Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, November 18th, 2019

We’d all feel a lot safer at night if we knew for certain that our gas furnaces were working at peak efficiency and were as healthy as can be. While that can’t always be the case, using a safety checklist for your furnace could be the closest you can come. If you’ve ever stayed awake at night hearing your furnace make odd noises, or brooding over the fact that you haven’t scheduled furnace maintenance in years, then you might want to take a good look at your heating system.

Essentially, gas furnaces are safe systems. Regardless of whatever rumors you might have heard, most gas furnaces are incredibly safe to use and can provide efficient and effective heating with only a little yearly maintenance required. But it’s generally a good idea to be aware that there is a combustion process happening in your home, and that you know it’s all happening in good condition. Otherwise, you might need to call some professionals for furnace repair in Westlake, OH.

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which Is Right for Your Home?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Unfortunately, there isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question. If you are looking for a straightforward answer, we’re sorry to disappoint you. That’s because HVAC in Westlake, OH isn’t clear-cut; our winters are cold and our summers are warm. Living in a climate like ours isn’t easy for heating or cooling because the temperatures can vary so greatly.

Since Ohio is right on that line between moderate and extreme cold during the winter, we’d like to take a second to talk about the heating options available and what they mean for you and your home. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you’re probably used to seeing both furnaces and heat pumps advertised in the Westlake area.

So, let’s break down each type of heater with some pros and cons, and make sure you’re informed when it comes to deciding the system that’s right for you.

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Should I Get My Air Conditioner Serviced Now?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

In short, yes. May is an ideal month to have your air conditioner serviced. Warm weather is nearly upon us, and it’s essential that every homeowner in Westlake, OH have a powerful, efficient, and reliable whole-house air conditioner. While you may not have turned yours on quite yet, heat and humidity are not too far around the corner. Whether you forgot entirely about AC maintenance until reading this post, or you’re waiting for the right moment, here are some benefits to having your system primed for summer: 

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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance This Spring

Monday, April 27th, 2015

A lot of people will avoid calling an HVAC professional to take a look at their air conditioning system unless something is wrong. The motivating belief behind this is that calling an HVAC technician to come look at your system for “no reason” is a waste of money. While you probably won’t see much benefit from weekly or monthly inspections, you absolutely should have your air conditioning system inspected at least once a year. Read on to find out why preventive maintenance is so important, and why you should schedule yours this spring.

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Westlake, OH Water Heaters: Tank or Tankless

Monday, February 25th, 2013

There is a lot of debate among homeowners and even many industry experts about which are better, tank or tankless water heaters. At Westland HVAC we believe that there is no such thing as one water heater option that is necessarily better than the other. We do understand, though, that there is always a model that is best for your specific home and personal hot water needs. Working with a water heater expert to choose your new water heater in Westlake, OH is the best way to ensure that you get the best water heater for your home. Here is some information to get you started.

Many homeowners choose to stand by their tried and true storage tank water heaters. A tank water heater is very dependable, as it stores a reservoir of hot water at the ready at all times. Of course, this means that that water must be continually heated, as some standby heat loss is inevitable. This is heat loss that occurs while the water is waiting to be used. Modern water heaters are very efficient, and you can buy jackets to further insulate your water heater’s tank. If standby energy loss is something you really wish to avoid, though, you may want to consider a tankless water heater installation in Westlake, OH.

Tankless water heaters completely eliminate the issue of standby heat loss by completely eliminating the need for a storage tank. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, meaning that only the amount of water you need at that moment is heated. Cold water passes through the device, is heated nearly instantaneously, and sent to its destination. These tankless water heaters take up little space and are highly efficient. When asked to do multiple tasks, though, such as heat water for a shower and a load of dishes, water flow may suffer. This can be resolved by utilizing more than one tankless water heater.

For more information about tank and tankless water heaters or to schedule water heater installation in Westlake, OH call Westland HVAC. Our professional technicians can help you find the right water heater for your home. Contact us today to schedule service.

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