Frequently Asked Questions

The experts at A New Image Heating & Cooling offer expert solutions and advice. Contact us to discuss your needs and schedule service in Warrensville Heights, OH, or the Greater Cleveland Area.

If your hot water runs out faster than usual, there could be several reasons. The most common culprits include:

  • Sediment buildup
  • A damaged heating element
  • An increase in your hot water demand
  • Too much hot water at once
  • Wrong water heater temperature setting
  • Broken dip tube

At A New Image Heating & Cooling, we provide water heater installation, repair, and maintenance services, so you never have to worry about running out of hot water too fast.

Manufacturers typically rate furnace filters using the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). MERV ratings range from 1 to 16. Higher-rated filters remove more particles from the air than their lower-rated counterparts. However, a higher-rated filter allows less air to flow through and can force your furnace to work harder than it should or even malfunction.

To prevent overworking or damaging your furnace, check if your furnace has a maximum MERV rating.

While both heat pump and furnace have their own pros and cons, the right heating solution for your home largely depends on your situation. A heat pump might offer better energy efficiency than a furnace if you live in a mild climate.

Since heat pumps struggle to keep up in cold temperatures, a furnace will perform more efficiently in an area that gets very cold during the winter.

Your heater may start to smell like burning plastic for one or more of the following reasons:

  • A plastic item may have fallen into the heater
  • A malfunctioning heat exchanger
  • Electrical issues
  • Dislodged pieces

If you notice any burning plastic smell from your heater, contact us immediately to investigate the issue and find a prompt solution.

If the air coming out of your AC smells like vinegar, the culprit could be an electric motor that’s emitting ozone. Other possible reasons could be a clogged condensate pan, a malfunctioning filter, excess condensation on the coils, or mold in the ductwork.

If your AC smells like gas or rotten eggs, you likely have a natural gas leak in your home that needs immediate attention.

A New Image Heating & Cooling provides expert answers to frequently asked questions about heating and cooling systems in Warrensville Heights, OH, and the Greater Cleveland Area. Call (216)-896-9500 to discuss your needs.