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Five Reasons You Need an AC Tune-Up

Posted on June 7th, 2018

Five Reasons You Need an AC Tune-Up

Regular air conditioning system tune-ups are an important part of keeping your system running smoothly. However, check-ups are often forgotten or viewed as an unnecessary expense. Here’s five reasons you should take check-ups seriously:

Minimize Costly Maintenance

Regular AC check-ups can help you avoid costly maintenance. Typically, when you avoid being proactive about potential problems with your system, problems simply build up until they are catastrophic. The big problems will add up to expensive repair costs and this may occur when you are not prepared for the expense.

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Avoid Inconvenience

You probably don’t want to be stuck in the extreme heat without air conditioning, but that is a likely result without proper check-ups. Contractors do their best to make service calls as soon as possible. However, during extreme heat, the number of service calls increases and you might be stuck without air longer than expected.

Reduce Utility Bills

Regular AC check-ups can help reduce your utility bills by checking the efficiency of your system. Just because your system seems to be working fine, does not mean it is working at optimum levels. A small investment in a check-up can pay for itself in the money you save on your monthly cooling bills.

Reduce Allergens

Problems with in your AC can compromise the air quality in your home. You want to make sure your air filters are doing their job and there are no problems with clogged ductwork. Not only can both affect the performance of your system, but they can increase household allergens.

Improve Household Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance and problems in your AC can put your family at risk. Regular check-ups can prevent electrical problems or fires that can occur if your AC malfunctions or the possibility of dust and debris catching fire.

Don’t neglect routine AC maintenance. Call Western Heating & Air Conditioning at (801) 224-8899 or visit TimeForComfort.com. Schedule an appointment for your next service appointment.


Posted on March 29th, 2018

10 things that make us different

 

When you are researching a contractor to work on your heating and cooling equipment, we know that you have a choice. That’s why we have chosen to be different, and to offer exceptional value at an affordable price. Besides being named best in the valley for the last three years, here are ten reasons that we hope you will trust us to maintain and care for your heating and cooling equipment.

 
1 – Exceeding Expectations. We go above and beyond to give our customers the best experience with Western. Our technicians look for extra ways to serve you and your family.

2 – Integrity and Trust. Our company is built on these values. We are always honest and we work hard to do the right thing. We never compromise our integrity.

3 – Happy Customers. Don’t take our word for it – we have over 1,000 online reviews from happy customers. Visit WesternHeatingAir.com to read them!

4 – Monument Savings Club. Our Monument Savings Club members are like family! They receive VIP service, discounted repairs, regular maintenance which extends the life of their system, and our very best pricing. Join the club and save!

5 – Old Fashioned Values. We conduct business by always adhering to our company’s mission and values.

6 – National Best Practices. We belong to national best practice organizations to make sure we continually improve our service for our customers.

7 – Local and National Awards. We have won the Best of Utah Valley for three years straight, along with several national awards, including the Service World Woman of the Year award in 2016.

8 – Exceptional Value, Fair Price. Our pricing is fair and we go above and beyond to provide exceptional value for our customers. We take time to educate customers on their equipment and provide energy saving tips.

9 – Treat You Like Family. Our customers are like family – and family deserves the best!

10 – Available 24 Hours. We are available 24 hours a day to help with your heating and cooling needs. Call us day or night at 801-375-COOL and our friendly office staff will address your needs.

 

Have you experienced service from Western Heating & Air Conditioning?  If you haven’t yet, don’t hesitate!

Schedule a Pre-Season A/C Tune-Up online or call us today!

 


Posted on November 9th, 2017

3 Reasons You Might Want A Humidifier This Winter

The winters here in Utah are very dry. Maintaining the ideal indoor humidity level is important to ensuring that your home isn’t growing mold or mildew.  Not only is this hard on your home, but it can also cause a myriad of health problems for those living in your home.

Why is having a humidifier important? These three reasons might surprise you.

The TOP 3 Reasons to Install a Whole Home Humidifier Today:

1. Improve your health.

dry-skinOur bodies are made up of between 60 and 65% of water. When the humidity levels in our home are below 40% that causes our bodies to work harder to retain moisture. Often times we end up with chronic dry coughs, stuffy noses, very dry and cracking skin, headaches from dehydration, and a multitude of other unpleasant symptoms. Our nasal passages dry out, leaving us more susceptible to colds and sinus infections.

2. Protect the wood in your home.

Warped FloorMany homeowners do not realize what the proper humidity levels are for a home. Ideal humidity levels should be between 45 and 65%. With each winter the loss of moisture to a home, dries out wood and can actually cause walls to shift. It is also damaging to any other wood materials or items in the home.

3. Maintain correct humidity levels.

If too much humidity is happening in your home, it can cause mold and mildew to grow. We definitely don’t want that! Humidifiers are also known for reducing dust and dust mites in your home, keeping those with dust allergies happy and requiring you to dust less. There’s also nothing worse than being shocked just from walking across the room. Humidifiers help to eliminate that from happening by maintaining the proper humidity levels.

 

Don’t let the cold dry air harm your home and family this year. Give us a call and we’ll come assess your home and humidity levels to see if a humidifier is a good investment.

Need tips to know what to do if you have high or low humidity?  CLICK HERE to learn more!

Choose to protect your family and home this winter by installing a Whole Home Humidifier today with $50 off! Click here to learn more, or give us a call at 801-375-COOL to set up an appointment.


Posted on August 31st, 2017

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Is Your Home Connected?

We are so fortunate to live in a time where we have the technology and ability to automate our homes. But it can be a pain to control your devices when they each have a different app that you must log into. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all connected on one system that you can access and control directly from your smart phone, anywhere?

Well now you can have that and more with the NEW Western Connected Home App!

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Western Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping customers experience a whole new level of comfort for over 20 years. Let us help you experience a peace of mind and convenience with a connected home. 

CALL 801-375-COOL to learn more or visit www.timeforcomfort.com. 


Posted on July 28th, 2017

The Effects of High Temperatures on Your AC

In Utah, we have had one of the hottest summers with severe heat waves.  With streaks of hot weather averaging above 90 degrees since the beginning of June, you are probably already feeling some of the effects of the extreme heat.

Not only will you feel the effects when you take the kids to the park, but your air conditioner will experience it while you’re cooling off at home.

Air conditioners are a type of “heat pump”. That means they transfer heat from one place to another (from inside your house to outside). Normally, heat travels from a hotter area to cooler area so it naturally enters your home on a hot day. The air conditioner works to remove this heat and discharges it to the air outside.

The hotter the outdoor temperature, the harder your AC has to work. One of the effects of high heat is a drop in efficiency.

Your air conditioner efficiency drops when it has to work harder to cool your home, costing you money as your electricity consumption rises.

Since your air conditioner has to work harder and longer, it’s inevitable that the lifespan of the unit will be reduced. Moving parts like the fan motor and compressor components burn out quicker and your AC needs more thorough maintenance to reduce and postpone total failure.

To help improve your air conditioner’s performance locate your outdoor air conditioner in a shady area, preferably with trees nearby, and that will allow it to run at a cooler temperature than the surrounding air. Setting the temperature inside your home to a slightly higher temperature, like 76°F (24°C) instead of the usual 72°F (22°C), will allow your unit to work less. If it’s still too warm, combine your air conditioner with other means of cooling, like a standing fan or ice packs.

If your unit is close to its end of life, consider replacing it sooner. You will have the benefit of a unit that’s more efficient and will reduce the risk of sudden failure on the hottest day.

Keep your AC in the best shape
Give us a call at Western Heating & Air Conditioning if you need us to assess whether your air conditioner can handle the heat this summer. Utah’s Most Wanted Techs are ready to help keep you cool during the worst of heat waves that are yet to come.

Visit us online at www.TimeForComfort.com or give us a call at 801-921-5250.

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Posted on June 20th, 2017

We are Celebrating HVAC Tech Day!

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        On June 22nd, we celebrate HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Tech Day, showing appreciation for those awesome technicians with the special skills to keep our indoor conditions just right. These men and women come in late at night, on weekends and holidays to climb on your roof, into your crawlspace and attic to install and keep your HVAC systems going.

        They maintain equipment like furnaces, fans and air-conditioners. They install and maintain ductwork, refrigerant piping, hot water piping, controls, thermostats and combustion venting for our systems to work.

Why should you celebrate HVAC technicians? 

– They help keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Sometimes we tend to take our comfort for granted as long as everything is working well. But nevertheless, when things go array we always have technicians to help keep our equipment in check.

– They make sure you’re getting the right ventilation
Heating and cooling equipment are not the only systems critical to indoor air quality. HVAC technicians also maintain equipment that gives you the right amount of fresh air to keep your family healthy.

– They keep you safe
When things go wrong with HVAC systems, it’s more than just discomfort. Carbon monoxide leaks, electrical fire, explosion hazards and gas leaks can all put you at risk. Keeping your equipment in top shape is another way HVAC technicians help protect you from disasters.

– They save you energy
When your equipment is new, energy use is low as efficiencies are higher. As your home and HVAC equipment age, you need the right maintenance to minimize power and gas usage. HVAC technicians keep your energy consumption low by maintenance and upgrades to your systems.

– They save you money
When you use less electricity and gas, your bills go down, allowing you to keep more of your hard-earned cash. Not only do HVAC technicians help lower your bills, but their maintenance of your equipment postpones the time before you need to replace it. This saves money in the long run and allows you the opportunity to upgrade after enjoying the full lifespan of your HVAC equipment.

We’re here to serve you!

As we celebrate HVAC Tech Day, we hope you will take time to thank your technician for the hard work and dedication to serving their community. In return, we’d like to thank you for your support and letting us serve you. Give Utah’s Most Wanted Techs from Western Heating & Air Conditioning a call if you need anything done to your HVAC System and we’ll be happy to help.

Visit www.TimeForComfort.com or call 801-921-5250.

 


Posted on June 6th, 2017

Why AC Units Leak

A leaking air conditioner is a red flag that something’s wrong with your system. Besides the inconvenience of having to clean water from the ground, leaking AC units can cause water damage, mold, and even a fire if the moisture gets near electrical equipment.

So why does it happen? Here are some possible reasons:  AC

Frozen evaporator coils
If the evaporator coils form ice on them, this build-up can melt and overflow from your drain pan. There are three main causes of a frozen coil:

  1. Dirty filter: If your filter has a build-up of dust, it will slow the airflow through the coil, causing it to get too cold and form ice on the surface. Luckily, this one’s an easy fix. Simply clean or replace your filter and keep monitoring to make sure it never gets too dirty.
  2. Low pressure in refrigerant lines: If there is not enough refrigerant, the pressure will be too low, reducing the coil’s ability to remove heat from the air, which causes it to freeze. Low refrigerant can damage your compressor so turn off your unit and call a professional immediately. You might be leaking refrigerant.
  3. Fan problems: Your filter might be clean but the air flowing through your coil still isn’t enough. If you notice low airflow through the vents in addition to the frozen coil, your fan is likely the cause. Shut off your unit and call a professional to repair this problem.

Condensate problems
Air conditioners do more than cool the air. They remove humidity as well, which forms condensate that has to be removed. Usually it happens without an issue but if your condensate is building up and overflowing, you might have condensate drainage problems. Here are three main reasons why:

  1. Blocked condensate drain: as with all drains, a blockage will cause a backup. Clear the drain if you can or call a technician to clean or replace the line if needed.
  2. Damaged drain pan: your drain pan might be cracked and leaking condensate. While you can temporarily repair a crack with sealant, it’s best to replace the drain pan completely.
  3. Broken condensate pump: depending on where your unit it, you might have a pump to remove condensate. If this pump is broken, water will build up and overflow. You’ll need to replace your pump to solve this problem.

Utah’s Most Wanted Techs at Western Heating & Air Conditioning are trained and ready to help you detect and identify the cause of the leak in your air conditioner. Our goal is to fix it right the first time, and help you experience a whole new level of cool comfort in your home. Give us a call at 801-921-5250 or schedule an appointment online at www.TimeForComfort.com

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Posted on May 22nd, 2017

NOMINATE SOMEONE TO WIN A BRAND NEW AC UNIT

EXPIRES MAY 31ST, 2017
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We have teamed up with FM100.3 again to bring comfort to someone special! This time we are giving away a brand new Air Conditioning system to a homeowner in Utah or Salt Lake County whom you feel stands out for something they have done, or something special that sets them apart as a neighbor, friend, etc. If they win, they will be named the “Coolest House on the Block” by FM100.3 and Western Heating and Air. Our techs will come and install a brand new AC unit to help keep them cool all summer long!

To nominate someone by May 31st, 2017  GO HERE

 


 

Are you spending too much money on your heating and cooling systems and services? Don’t miss out – Join our Monument Club today for excellent service maintenance and special savings!

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Posted on May 17th, 2017

Case Study: A/C Tune-Up

 

Western Heating & Air Conditioning provides solutions to your HVAC problems.  See how we helped this customer cool his home again.

CUSTOMER’S CHALLENGE:

Russell and his family live in Provo and noticed that they couldn’t feel as much cold air coming through their vents and figured it was just a problem with their blower filter being clogged.  Like most people, they put the issue aside and forgot about it.  Thankfully they are Monument Club Members, so Western gave them a call reminding them that it was time for their routine tune-up at a discounted price.

WESTERN’S SOLUTION: 

One of Western’s Most Wanted Technicians, Adam, was sent to visit Russell for a tune-up.  Adam first checked the outside A/C unit before going inside to make sure the unit itself was working properly.  From the outside, Adam saw that the A/C looked clean and damage free.  It wasn’t until he unscrewed the cover to see how dirty and cluttered it was inside the A/C unit.

AC case studyThere were cobwebs, leaves, and dirt everywhere.  After a 30 point Precision Tune-Up, Adam found that the A/C was working properly.  Like every tune-up Western does, Adam took the time to properly clean and clear out the inside of the A/C unit to prevent it from potential break downs or issues in the future.

FINAL RESULTS: 

Adam spoke with Russell and let him know that his diagnosis of the issue was that the system just needed to be cleaned and serviced.  He also mentioned that there was nothing wrong with the A/C unit besides that it was dirty on the inside, which could cause several problems in a few years since his A/C was 10 years old.  Adam helped switch the filter in Russell’s vents and had the A/C blowing cold air again.  Russell was glad he got a tune-up to rejuvenate his A/C and keep it in great shape and that Adam showed him how to keep his A/C clean so that it’d extend the life of the unit.

REMEMBER THIS:

1)  A/C units have an average 15 year lifetime.  Around this time different parts begin to wear and the unit can break down.  If your A/C is routinely maintained then you may be able to extend the life for several additional years.  That’s why we’ve provided the Monument Club for customers so we can keep track of their A/C for them!

2)  A/C units are easy to clean!  Adam has said that anyone can simply screw the cover off their unit, check what’s inside, and clean it out. Simply, all you need to do is to remove any debris, hose the outside and inside, and if any of the outside fins are bent, grab a butter knife and straighten them out!  There is a lot more to a tune-up than that, but those 3 things are basic things that homeowners can do.

3)  Every A/C is different, so be sure to call Western Heating & Air Conditioning today to have a technician come out to give your A/C tune-up to keep it running great.  It could save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars down the road to take a few minutes to clean and service your A/C unit.

 

Call 801-375-COOL or visit our website at timeforcomfort.com!

 


Posted on May 7th, 2017

The Best of Utah Valley Contest Results Are In!

2017 best of Utah Valley magazineBest Of Utah Valley 2017 RibbonFirst off we want to give a big THANK YOU to our loyal followers who voted for us in both The Best of Utah Valley Magazine and The Daily Herald’s Best of Utah Valley contests! It was fun to watch the votes pouring in. We appreciate you all so much!

We got the results back and we are happy to say we placed in the Top Three in both contests for the Best HVAC company! 

When we first began almost a decade ago, we weren’t sure exactly how things would turn out. Would we be able to compete with all of the other HVAC companies in Utah County and still keep with our small town, family values? We made a commitment to never place monetary goals over the needs of our customers. We have worked hard to keep our honest reputation, and based on our customer’s feedback, we feel we have been able to hold true to our commitment.

Placing in the top three for Best of Utah Valley means a lot to us and our team. It shows our dedication to honest, hard work and a customer focused mindset has paid off, and that YES we can compete with the big guys! We couldn’t however, do it without all of you. Thank you again for your support and for taking the time out of your busy day to vote for us. Here’s to being number one next year :)!

To show how much we appreciate you, we are offering all our customers a special offer on A/C tune-ups this spring, called our Spring Rejuvenation Tune-Up!

To schedule yours, just call our office at 801-375-COOL or Schedule Online. Happy Spring!

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Attention Monument Club Members: One of our Most Wanted Techs will be servicing your A/C unit shortly! Not a Monument Club member? Click here to join and save today!

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Posted on August 4th, 2016

Summers can be pretty hot here in Utah and homeowners know it can be expensive to keep your home cool. If you own a home with an attic, temperatures can get as high as 150°F up there in the summer. That intense heat leaks into the home below to raise your cost of cooling. While your air conditioning thermostat may be set in the 70s for your comfort down below, the temperature at your ceiling may measure in the 90s. You’ll be paying for the air conditioner to cool down the ceiling as well as your living space.

One simple trick that can help reduce ceiling temperatures and lower your energy costs is to install an attic fan. This can reduce attic temperatures by as much 50°-60°F. Studies have shown that this can reduce your air conditioning bill by as much as 30%! It also helps prevent your floors from warping and the rafters and shingles on your home from deterioration.

Most attic fans run on conventional household electricity. Yet some homes can be fitted with a solar-powered attic fan that costs virtually nothing to operate. A solar attic fan is an ideal way to experience the savings and comfort made possible by solar energy. An existing electrical attic fan can be changed out to a solar-powered unit without much trouble, and with considerable energy savings.

Whether you prefer a conventional electrical fan or a solar-powered unit, if you want to protect your home while lowering your energy bill, give us a call at 801-375-COOL or click here to schedule an appointment. We’ll evaluate your circumstances and offer the options that best suit your needs and your budget.


Posted on April 19th, 2016

AC Maintenance and AC Repair When you are looking for ways to cut costs in your home, you may not immediately think about AC maintenance. However, keeping up regular maintenance of your cooling system not only will make your system more efficient, but it also can significantly lessen your chances of having to bear the brunt of a costly air conditioner repair. Here are just some of the benefits you will enjoy by investing in professional AC maintenance.

Lengthen Your System’s Lifespan

AC systems that have been given regular maintenance can last much longer than cooling systems that haven’t. Routine maintenance usually means a regular change out of air filters, cleaning, and monitoring of the system itself. Any problem that arises can be caught and repaired quickly rather than manifesting into a larger, more expensive repair. A typical AC system can last 15, even 20 years with optimal maintenance. Without annual maintenance at the minimum, you may be replacing your system much sooner.

Cleaner Air, Less Repair

Part of regular maintenance means you are changing out and cleaning your system on a regular basis. This can have a profound effect on the air quality in your home. It also can prevent gunk and buildup from clogging up your AC system and making it less efficient. One of the most common repairs we see is due to an AC system being loud and not as effective as cooling the house. Many times, this is because of a clogged filter. With a regular change out of your AC filters, your family will breathe clean, healthy air and your AC system will need less repair.

If you are interested in regular professional maintenance for your cooling system, contact Western Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us to schedule our HVAC professionals today!


Posted on April 4th, 2016

Springtime is here!

And that means our technicians are starting to get busy doing routine maintenance to prepare furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps for their transition to summertime operation. Sometimes home owners look over their shoulders and think, “Hey, that’s simple. I’ll save money by doing it myself next time.” Many tasks become second nature when you perform them day after day like our technicians do but it’s easy to overlook things when you tackle a project once a year.

For example, let’s just take one of multiple tasks involved in our annual clean and check procedures for our AC maintenance. It’s important to clean the outdoor condensing unit that’s been exposed to the elements all winter long. Dirt, leaves and other debris usually accumulate around the condensing coils and this can severely hamper performance. This isn’t rocket science, but unless you have the proper tools you may end up doing more harm than good.

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First, the grille cover needs to be removed with a screw driver. Once the grilled cover is removed, the dirt and debris needs to be cleaned from the condensing coils. When cleaning the coil fins, you have to be careful not to bend them. The coil fins are delicate and cleaning them requires a soft brush, spray gun and shop vacuum.

If we find bent coils, they should be straightened out with a special tool called a fin comb. These come in varieties that include single, multiple or interchangeable heads having different fin comb sizes and counts. Straightening the bent fins requires matching the teeth count of the comb to the fins per inch of the coil. Then we carefully draw the comb across the bent coil fins.

We also lubricate the fan bearings and motor. This requires removing the protective side grille and the top panel that protects the fan and motor of the condensing unit, without disturbing any wiring connections. Then we locate the fan motor oil ports above the fan and place a few drops of lightweight household oil into each port.

Finally, after putting everything back together we use a mechanic’s level to make sure the condenser is level for proper operation. If it’s seriously out-of-level, you may need to replace the concrete slab block the unit sets upon. An experienced pro makes all of these steps seem routine and simple but when you don’t do them day after day, it’s easy to omit steps. Give us a call instead and we’ll take out the guess work for you.


Posted on October 26th, 2015

Home Humidity Orem UTWhen you are experiencing humidity outside, you may wonder what is the ideal humidity level for your home. Maintaining the ideal level is important to ensuring that your home isn’t growing mold or mildew in darker areas of your home. Indoor humidity levels should be between 30-50 percent. The ideal level should be right around 45 percent. Here is what you need to know about how to maintain an ideal level of humidity in your home.

How to Measure Humidity

If you think there may be too much or too little humidity in your home, you can call a professional to test your home’s level using a hygrometer. If you are suffering from cracked skin, dry throats, or dry skin, you may not have enough. If you notice that your walls and ceilings are stained or wallpaper is starting to peel, you may have too much humidity.

Low Humidity: What Should I Do?

If you have low humidity in your home, you need to take a few steps to increasing the amount of moisture in the air. Using a humidifier can help increase the humidity in your home. Humidifiers must be kept clean and filters should be changed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. The majority of humidifiers are evaporative humidifiers that work by water soaking a wicking filter that absorbs the water. A fan then blows through the air and evaporates the water.

High Humidity: What Should You Do?

If the humidity is too high, you can decrease it in a few ways. There are exhaust fans you can install to decrease the humidity. This can be expensive but is very effective. You can also purchase a dehumidifier, which is very similar to an air conditioner. Make sure to empty the water from your dehumidifier regularly.

For more information about humidity in your home, contact Western Heating & Air. We are happy to assist you with improving your indoor air environment.


Posted on October 12th, 2015

When you are looking for a heating and cooling company that puts your needs first, call Western Heating & Air Conditioning. We are a modern company with traditional old-fashioned values regarding customer service. With more than 20 years of experience in heating and cooling repair, maintenance, and installation, we are the best choice in Utah County! When you want quality service in a flash, give our office a call today. We are happy to assist you with your heating and cooling issue.

Our New Video

While we could write a lot about our heating and cooling services, sometimes a video is the only way to do it justice. We are happy to present our new video that describes why you should hire us for your next repair or installation. No job is too big or too small for Western Heating & Air Conditioning. For questions about our services or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is standing by ready for your call.

For more information about our heating and cooling services, contact Western Heating & Air Conditioning today! Fill out our online contact form today to schedule your appointment with us.


Posted on August 27th, 2015

Air Conditioner MaintenanceWe were thinking we’d tell you, reader, the fun facts about ductless air conditioners. Sure, they may not seem like “fun” facts, but since this is what we do for a living, we think they’re kind of neat. Let’s talk about how those ductless wonders work!

How They Work

So, get this. Ductless air conditioners work on two sides of a wall. There is an inside component that is mounted and delivers cool, wonderful air to a room. As such, there is also an outdoor unit. That unit is consuming the moisture created by the refrigerant cooling process. This entire system is also called – not surprisingly – a mini-split system.

The Cost of the Mini-Split System

It can run into the lower thousands of dollars to get a ductless air conditioner. However, this pays off in the long run. That’s because, in investing in this unit, you’re completely free of paying for duct work. No ducts needed? No duct work! And that job, installing and insulating duct work, can sometimes be pricey.

Worth It?

We at Western say it’s absolutely worth it. You’re investing in a more energy-efficient cooling system, you’re saving the cost of duct work, and you’re getting a newer technology on the market today. These units replace the traditional window AC unit, so they even make your home more secure with no open windows. Call the Western team for more fun facts about this technology!


Posted on July 22nd, 2015

AC Check Up Tips Orem UTRegular air conditioning system check-ups are an important part of keeping your system running smoothly. However, check-ups are often forgotten or viewed as an unnecessary expense. Here’s five reasons you should take check-ups seriously:

Minimize Costly Maintenance

Regular AC check-ups can help you avoid costly maintenance. Typically, when you avoid being proactive about potential problems with your system, problems simply build up until they are catastrophic. The big problems will add up to expensive repair costs and this may occur when you are not prepared for the expense.

Avoid Inconvenience

You probably don’t want to be stuck in the extreme heat without air conditioning, but that is a likely result without proper check-ups. Contractors do their best to make service calls as soon as possible. However, during extreme heat, the number of service calls increases and you might be stuck without air longer than expected.

Reduce Utility Bills

Regular AC check-ups can help reduce your utility bills by checking the efficiency of your system. Just because your system seems to be working fine, does not mean it is working at optimum levels. A small investment in a check-up can pay for itself in the money you save on your monthly cooling bills.

Reduce Allergens

Problems with in your AC can compromise the air quality in your home. You want to make sure your air filters are doing their job and there are no problems with clogged ductwork. Not only can both affect the performance of your system, but they can increase household allergens.

Improve Household Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance and problems in your AC can put your family at risk. Regular check-ups can prevent electrical problems or fires that can occur if your AC malfunctions or the possibility of dust and debris catching fire.

Call Now!

Don’t neglect routine AC maintenance. Call Western Heating & Air Conditioning at (801) 224-8899. Schedule an appointment for your next service appointment.


Posted on July 22nd, 2015

HVAC System SizeAs soon as you hear a noise or your air conditioning system starts to act strangely, you probably begin to panic. Before you hit the panic button, there may be simple fixes you should consider before you call the professionals.

Clogged Condenser

Your outside unit can easily become clogged or blocked with debris or objects. Check outside to make sure nothing is around the unit that may be the problem. You may want to look to see if the fan is running and no debris has fallen inside, which can stop the fan from working. Regularly keep leaves and dirt from collecting in the unit to prevent this small problem from causing a major catastrophe.

You Need To Change The Filter

It is easy to forget to change your air filter every month. You may wonder why your AC is not cooling effectively and stays on for extended amount of time. Try changing your filter to see if this simple fix makes a difference. Do not rely on the calendar to know when you need to change the filter. If your filter is dirty at three weeks, you still need to change the filter.

Bad Thermostat

The problem may not be your AC, but the thermostat, which is one of several common AC problems. Your system may cut on and off frequently, stay on too long or not stay on long enough, purely because your thermostat and system are not communicating effectively. The thermostat may not be accurately detecting the temperature inside your home, which will cause problems. A new thermostat is an inexpensive and quick fix, and could be the underlying problem.

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When simple fixes don’t work, it’s time to call in the professionals. Give Western Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (801) 224-8899. Schedule an appointment so we can help you with all your heating and air conditioning needs.


Posted on June 19th, 2015

AC Repairing Orem UTThe summer months can be challenging, but your AC unit can be the best way to keep you cool when the weather outside is scorching hot. You may feel that the air inside your home isn’t as cool as you’d like it to be. This could motivate you to seek the assistance of an HVAC professional. However, does your AC actually need repairing or is this something you can fix on your own time? Knowing things you can check without calling for a repair are ideal to know in this situation.

Check the Breakers

It’s not uncommon for the breaker in your home to trip and need resetting. If this happens, it can prevent your AC from coming on, and this will instantly cause your home to be uncomfortable.

Before you call on a repairman, simply check the breakers to ensure it hasn’t tripped, because this is something you can fix yourself.

Check the Thermostat

It’s important to look at the thermostat on your unit if the AC suddenly goes out of service. Be sure to check the batteries to ensure these are still working properly.

Consider replacing the batteries before calling a professional to look at your AC unit because this could fix the issue entirely.

Check the Filter

If you have a filter that is dirty or clogged it may need replacing. One sign that indicates this should be done is if the air in your home isn’t getting as cool as it should.

Doing this one thing could also reduce your energy costs as much as 5% or more annually.

Let Us Help!

At Western Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here to help if you can’t resolve your AC problem by yourself. Be sure to give us a call at (385)312-9472 today if you want to schedule an appointment!


Posted on May 20th, 2015

Cooling Technician Orem UTWhen the heat of summer hits, the first thing on your mind may be finding a place to cool off. There are numerous places in Orem, UT that will allow you to have fun and enjoy the day regardless of the outside temperature. Knowing what some of these places are will help you make the most of your time outdoors when the weather is hot.

Go to a Hotel

If you want to have a mini vacation and enjoy the indoor and outdoor pool, you may want to spend a day or two at a hotel. This will allow you to make the most of any of the amenities and find a number of ways to cool down in the process.

Some of the higher scale hotels in Orem, UT may even have an indoor waterpark for you to enjoy.

Visit Provo Beach

This is an indoor water entertainment center that offers fun for your entire family to enjoy. There is 50,000 square feet of space for you and your family to make the most of when you visit this ideal place to cool down.

You can expect to enjoy 12 different attractions that are sure to help you stay entertained and get the most out of your time at this location.

Rent a Boat

If you like being on the water, you may want to rent a boat to make the most of your summer in Orem, UT. This will .help you enjoy a number of water sports while doing so and is sure to turn any ordinary day into an extraordinary one.

One place you can enjoy your boat is on Utah Lake State Park. This area will provide you with the ideal area to cool down!

Let us Help!

At Western Heating and Air Conditioning, we know what it takes to keep you comfortable indoors at home. Being able to rely on your air conditioner at all times is by far the best way to get a needed break from the heat. Be sure to visit our website and let us know any AC need you may have!


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