Western Heating & Cooling Blog

High Humidity Is Coming—Be Ready for It

April 9th, 2018

dehumidifier-servicesAs spring turns to summer, the temperature in our area goes up, which necessitates the use of an air conditioner. But humidity levels rise as well, and there your air conditioner can’t always do the job. It’s set up for temperature control, not humidity control, and the added strain can increase both monthly costs and the chances of a serious breakdown in your system.

A whole-house dehumidifier makes a much better option for homes that struggle with high humidity: solving issues that air conditioners can’t and helping your HVAC system do its job without spending an arm and a leg. How does it work? Read on for the answers.

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Is a UV Air Purifier a Good Fit for Your Home?

March 26th, 2018

UV-air-purifiersSpring is here and summer won’t be too far behind. In addition to high temperatures, that will bring a lot of humidity to our community. That in turn means a lot of germs, mold, and bacteria spores, which can create a number of problems for your home. There are ways to fight it, and one of the most effective may be a UV air purifier, which can be installed in your existing heating and air conditioning system. If you’re looking for some home improvement options and want your air to be healthier and cleaner, it makes an excellent choice.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring?

March 12th, 2018

air-c opnditioning-emergency-repairSpring will be here in just a few short days, and with it comes rising temperatures and increased humidity. Soon enough, it’s going to be summer, but you’ll likely have need of your home’s air conditioner well before then. The last thing you want is to experience a problem the first time you turn your system on, or ignore signs of wear and tear only to face a breakdown later in the summer.

The good news is that our team is ready with swift and effective air conditioning repair. But we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and rather than fixing a problem that has already come to light, we prefer to stop it when it’s still small and manageable. That means scheduling a maintenance session for your air conditioner this spring, before the weather gets too hot. Doing so can provide some huge benefits to your system.

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What to Look for in a New Furnace

February 26th, 2018

new-heating-systemWe’re in the last few weeks of winter, and if your furnace is starting to feel the weight, it may be time to think about installing a new one before next winter rolls around. Doing so can provide a number of benefits, including more efficient operation and all the bells and whistles your existing unit might not be able to handle. And now is the perfect time to start planning for the installation, giving you plenty of time to set a schedule once the weather warms up and your furnace is no longer needed.

Proper planning means nailing down a few specifics as far as what you need in a furnace and what kind of options are available. Specifics vary widely based on your unique needs, but there are some details that every furnace needs to have. The sooner you establish what you need on those fronts, the better.

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If You Need a New AC, Now Is The Time

February 12th, 2018

Winter is still here and cool temperatures will likely be with us for some time. But warm weather will arrive before you know it and when it does, you’re going to need your air conditioner to perform on a daily basis. If you have an older AC or a unit that hasn’t performed as well as you might like this past summer, now is the time to take a long, hard look at it and decide if you need a new one.

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HVAC Contractor Services Are Essential to Building Construction

January 29th, 2018

commercial-hvac-systemWe’re in the middle of winter, and new construction projects don’t usually begin until the spring. Cold weather, snow, and other issues make starting new projects impractical during this time of year. Planning, however, is an entirely different matter. It’s not bound by the weather and the more steps you can take before ground breaks on a new project, the easier things will go when there’s real money on the line.

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The Difference between Gas Furnace Repair and Electric Furnace Repair

January 15th, 2018

gas-electric-furnaceFurnaces are a common means of keeping homes warm in our part of the world: they’re inexpensive to operate and very effective, which leaves few downsides. Furnaces are divided into two basic categories: gas furnaces which use burners fueled by natural gas pipes into the home, and electric furnaces which use warmers powered by your home’s electrical grid.

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3 Things to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

January 1st, 2018

commercial-hvac-systemBuilding projects usually wait until spring to begin, when milder weather presents fewer problems, and the construction can take place without delays. But now is the time when new projects are being assembled, and if you are engaging in new construction, you want an experienced HVAC contractor on your side.

Heating and air conditioning are essential parts of any building and an experienced contractor on your side means that a new HVAC system can be installed with minimal fuss and difficulty.  But what should you look for in a quality HVAC contractor? Beyond a reliable track record and affiliations from quality companies like Mitsubishi, here are three specific qualities that merit mention.

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Heating Repair Services Can Help Replace Your Heater as Well

December 18th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesCold weather has arrived, and with temperatures dropping by the day, you need your heating system to perform reliably when the snow starts to fall. As your heating system gets older, it’s going to require more and more attention to do its job. We recommend regular maintenance sessions for your system, which can help it last long after the warranty has expired. But sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace an older system. And that situation often comes when your older system suffers a breakdown.

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Don’t Hesitate When It Comes to Heating Repair

December 4th, 2017

heating-system-repairsOur heating systems usually kick into gear sometime in the fall, and heater use steadily increases as temperatures drop and we move towards winter. Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to overlook potential problems with our heating system. We all have pressing concerns with work and family, and problems with your heating system rarely result in a shutdown immediately (though that happens too). But just because the heater seems to be running doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem, and if there is, you need to get it treated as quickly as possible.

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