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

4 Unique Advantages of an Air Scrubber

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Air scrubbers are a nifty tool to take advantage of when trying to improve your indoor air quality. Many homeowners can’t even imagine living their lives without one! From eliminating odors to keeping your home safe, an Air Scrubber does its fair share of the heavy lifting when it comes to the health and well-being of your home.

We’re going to discuss in this blog post some of the lesser-known advantages of an Air Scrubber. If you might have been brought to this blog post by knowing that an Air Scrubber makes you healthier, then you may not know some of the other fun facts we’ll be talking about.

By using technology developed by NASA, the Air Scrubber by Aerus can detect harmful particles in the air and neutralize them by actively purifying your home. If this sounds like it’s too good to be true, we implore you to read on and learn about the hidden benefits of this amazing technology.

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The Benefits of Professional Heat Pump Installation

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Heat pumps are exceptional pieces of technology, but if you think you can install your heat pump on your own then you’re gravely mistaken. These units are complex and use lines of refrigerant and other components that need to be sized accordingly and installed with the steady hand of a professional. That’s why we’d like to talk more in detail about what kinds of benefits you can expect from heat pump installation that’s performed by a professional technician.

Professional heat pump installation isn’t just for peace of mind, it can also help you avoid expensive repairs down the road. In some bad cases, a poor amateur heat pump installation could lead to the need for a replacement in only a couple of years.

Let’s work on mitigating these problems and avoiding some of them altogether with professional installation services.

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AC Repair FAQ

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Air conditioners need to be repaired at least a few times during their service lives. The only problem is that in order for a professional to perform sensible repairs that are needed for your AC, you’ll need to call us when you suspect a problem. This is probably the most important, and often neglected, part of the process.

In order to mitigate that issue, we’ve included a brief FAQ centered on repair issues and when to call a professional for help. Ideally, we’d ask that you call us even if you’re not sure if there’s a problem or not, but most homeowners want a more specific response than that—so here you go!

AC repairs in Westlake, OH aren’t to be scoffed at. Don’t let heatwaves take you by surprise and cause a small issue in your AC to get much worse. Call us today!

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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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Protect Your Home with a UV Germicidal Light

Monday, May 4th, 2020

By staying inside more these days, it’s become increasingly apparent to so many of us that indoor air quality is of the utmost importance. Keeping your air fresh, clean, and odorless is vital when you’re working from home or just trying to enjoy yourself.

That’s why investing in a germicidal UV light air purifier can be a great solution for homeowners who are starting to pay more attention to their indoor air quality. Keeping yourself safe from bacteria, viruses, and mold spores is one of the highest priorities you should have—and these types of technology are tested and proven to help air remain clean.

Still unconvinced? Below we’ve outlined some of the benefits that this type of system can produce. UV germicidal lights in Westlake are available to homeowners who want them, and we’d like to make the case that it could help you and your home.

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The Science Behind Humidity

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Homeowners know a lot about temperature control and the seasonal changes in their area, but they know much less about humidity than we’d like. Humidity is one of the largest contributors to comfort issues and frustration with a poorly performing air conditioner. That’s why we’d like to take time today to talk about humidity and where it fits on the grand scale of comfort and temperature.

Are you dealing with poor humidity in your home? Could you use a whole-home dehumidifier? Whether or not you know the answer to that question off the top of your head, we can help figure this out by providing some details about what exactly humidity does and how it can affect your comfort.

Trust us, once you know a little bit more about humidity, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about what your home could use to combat humidity problems.

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What Can an Air Filtration System Do for You?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

While we sit at home and wait for this pandemic to finally be over, it can be easy to get lost in a wide web of online searches for ways to improve your indoor air quality. So, in light of the news and everyone wondering now about ways to make their indoor air quality better, we’ve decided to dedicate a blog post to the effect that an air filtration system can have on your home.

No, we’re not just talking about the filter on your air conditioner or heating system. We’re talking about a separate piece of machinery that is devoted entirely to filtering out bad particles and letting you breathe the clean air you desperately want. Luckily, there are teams like ours that provide indoor air quality services in Westlake for homeowners who want this upgrade sooner rather than later.

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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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Could You Use an Air Filtration System?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

So many homeowners think they don’t need an air filter or air purifier, but we don’t think they’re as right as they assume. Sure, your home might be an exception to the rule, but don’t count out an air filtration system just because you don’t know about the benefits it could provide.

The truth is, our homes are full of systems that produce toxic byproducts that enter our air. From wood-burning fireplaces, to stoves and ovens, even with our pets that are constantly shedding, our houses can become bogged down with thousands of contaminants and particulates that can become irritating and dangerous for our health. If this has become an increasing concern for you and your family, like it has for so many homeowners across the country, make sure to look into purchasing an air filtration system in Westlake, OH to combat the problem of poor air quality.

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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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