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

Why Does My Electric Furnace Keep Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, September 18th, 2023

An electric furnace is an important component of your home’s heating system. This becomes even more true during the cold winter months when temperatures plummet for long durations of time. If you find that your electric furnace in Westlake, OH, keeps tripping the circuit breaker it can be a frustrating issue as you try to diagnose the cause for the problem. Understanding the reasons behind this recurring issue is important to make sure your home remains warm and safe throughout the system’s operational lifespan.

Let’s take a look at some common causes for an electric furnace repeatedly tripping the circuit breaker and how you can address them.

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Yes, Electric Furnaces Need Regular Maintenance as Well

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Many people today in Westlake, OH, choose an electric forced air furnace heating system over their gas or oil counterparts. Electric furnaces often stand out for their efficiency, cleanliness and relatively low maintenance requirements. Like all complex machinery, they do still require some maintenance from time to time. Let’s take a look at why electric furnaces need consistent upkeep.

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Is Upgrading to a High-Efficiency AC Worth It?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

This year the world experienced some of the highest temperatures on record. As summer temperatures soar in Westlake, OH, having an efficient and reliable air conditioning system becomes a top priority for homeowners seeking comfort and relief from the heat.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your system, you might be searching for air conditioner installation near you online. While deliberating upgrading you may also be wondering if investing in a high-efficiency model is worth it?

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of high-efficiency air conditioners and help you determine if upgrading is the right choice for your home and budget.

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The Problems From Damaged Air Conditioner Fins

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Air conditioner fins may seem like a minor component of your cooling system, but they play a crucial role in its overall performance and efficiency. This is especially true during the Westlake, OH, summer months. Fins help dissipate heat and facilitate the transfer of cool air. However, they can become damaged due to various reasons, leading to problems that can affect the functionality and longevity of your air conditioner.

What are some of the problems that can arise from damaged air conditioner fins? Let’s take a look.

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3 Tips to Protect Your Pipes From Freezing

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Now that temperatures are starting to sink and we’re enjoying all of the fall festivities, we need to talk about our plumbing systems. Mainly, why you might want to consult with a plumber in Westlake, OH to ensure your pipes don’t freeze this winter.

Frozen pipes are an insidious problem. They can be disruptive, messy, and cause your home to waste a lot of water. Luckily, they can be avoided with a few DIY steps and some help from your friendly, local plumber!

This blog post is dedicated to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures ahead and making sure that you don’t become the victim of a frozen pipe. From pipe insulation, to calling a professional to have your plumbing system inspected for exposed pipes, we’re going to detail all of our solutions and be as informative as possible.

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Get Ready for Spring With a Sump Pump!

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Here at Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we’re on a mission to make sure that homeowners stay safe and protected from flash floods. They’re a problem in many areas of the country and they can be extremely bad in the spring. When the snow and ice melt, and the temperatures rapidly warm up, water can become a major issue for the basements of homes all throughout our area.

Consider investing in a sump pump in Westlake, OH! This nifty piece of technology can simply drain out the water that would otherwise flood your basement and send it somewhere gravity can remove it. If you’re new to the world of sump pumps, or perhaps you’re a veteran to this kind of plumbing technology, we’d like you to keep reading to learn why you might want a sump pump this spring!

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Insulate Your Pipes to Protect Them

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Temperatures are dropping, and soon they’ll be hitting record low levels. Every year it seems like we are hitting new record lows while we stay indoors with our heating systems to fight against the heat. Before we get into anything, we’d just like to reassure you that we’re here for you! The team at Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing can provide you with high-quality services for your heating system that will ensure you stay warm this winter, guaranteed.

However, today we’re not talking about your heater. We’re talking about your pipes. Frozen pipes are one of the worst things to experience during the wintertime. They can rupture and break (since water expands when it turns into ice) and then when it warms up again and thaws, it can leak and destroy your property. Let’s talk about frozen pipes in Westlake, OH, and how you can best avoid them.

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Everything to Know About Galvanized Steel Pipes

Monday, October 18th, 2021

To many homeowners, there are two types of pipe materials: lead pipes, and everything else. While we agree that lead pipes can pose a safety hazard to a much higher degree than other pipe materials like galvanized steel, older homes aren’t in the clear yet.

Galvanized steel pipes were used in homes before the 1960s when it became clear that they could corrode in ways that were destructive to homes. Galvanized steel pipes are sturdy but they can lose their structural integrity and lead to all sorts of problems. Also, galvanized steel pipes usually still contain lead, which means as they corrode you could have the same effect that you would with entirely lead pipes.

As your go-to local plumber in Westlake, OH, we’re going to talk about galvanized steel pipes, the pros and cons of having this plumbing material in your home, and why yours might need to be replaced.

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Time to Get That Furnace Tuned-Up

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Sometimes we wish we lived in a climate where heaters were not necessary. It can be dreamy to imagine living in the tropics with fresh fruits and coconut water all year long, but unfortunately, that’s just not realistic for a lot of us. And plus—we love having access to all four seasons and the fun events that come with them, so it’s worth the price of a heating system.

As we jump into October, it’s becoming clear that heating season is upon us. We need to be ready for the steady drop in temperature that we’re about to experience. Our team provides furnace maintenance in Westlake for homeowners who would like to start the season off strong.

However, if you’re looking for a few extra ways to improve your comfort and keep your system in good shape, then keep reading! We’re going to go over some additional practices homeowners should do to prepare for the winter.

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Westland HVAC & Plumbing’s Very Own Dan Bigley Achieves 25 Years of Service with Westland!

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Westlake, OH. – August 2nd , 2021 – This month, Westland wants to give a very big congratulations to Dan Bigley as he reaches his 25-year work anniversary! Dan has been with Westland since 1996, applying due to knowing Zack and knowing that his dad was looking for help; not thinking that he would make a career out of it! Dan first started working on residential replacements, new home system installations, and duct cleaning – becoming a lead installer after a few short years. Once Westland started doing more new commercial construction, Dan moved into that department and ran those projects for a few years. In 2007, he moved into the Project Manager role and has been running multiple new construction jobs a year since!

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