Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner?

May 2nd, 2016

We know that the weather might not be as warm as it usually is once you start to think about your air conditioner. But if your air conditioner is almost to its breaking point (or if it finally broke down at the end of the last season) it’s time for you to replace it.

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What You Should Know about the Drainage System in Your Air Conditioner

April 25th, 2016

Your air conditioning system is not hooked up to your plumbing system—unless you have an evaporative cooler (which most people in our area do not). So why would water develop in an air conditioner? What happens to the water it produces? And why do some people have to deal with leaky air conditioners that damage their property? Learn the answers to these questions below!

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There’s No Air Blowing from My Home’s Air Vents

April 18th, 2016

Every now and again, we like to address some of the most common repair calls we receive from customers in our service area. This is one that any homeowner may come across, whether it’s an air conditioning system or a heater that’s affected: there’s no air coming from the vents. Here’s what you should know about this all-too-common issue.

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Spring Cleaning and Your Air Quality

April 11th, 2016

When you think of spring cleaning, you think of dusting hard-to-reach places, vacuuming in corners, and sorting through closets and storage spaces. All of this cleaning can make you feel a lot better about clutter and the surfaces in your home, but it can make matters a lot worse when it comes to your air quality. When you’re kicking up all that dust and debris during spring cleaning, you may want to think about spring cleaning your air as well. And the best way to do so is by calling a professional HVAC technician for a new indoor air quality installation.

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Is It Time to Replace My Heating System?

April 4th, 2016

Last month we discussed the importance and benefits of replacing your heater with a high-efficiency system: it will last longer, use less energy, and save you money. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your system? With winter slowly but surely coming to an end, now is the time to consider this. Whatever type of heating system you have, there is going to come a time when repairs aren’t enough. We’ve shared some indicators below that it may be time for a new heating system.

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What Does the AFUE Mean for My New Heater?

March 28th, 2016

AFUE is an acronym for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and it measures how efficiently your furnace can utilize its fuel. Essentially, the more efficient your furnace is, the more heat you will get per unit of fuel. When it comes to getting a new heater, it’s essential to learn how to properly read AFUE ratings.

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How Video Cameras Are Used to Clean the Drains

March 21st, 2016

When you have a major drain clog, it’s understandable that you would want the drains cleaned out quickly. You have trouble using your sink, shower, toilet, and all of the most important fixtures in your home. But you also want to make sure that the plumbers do a thorough job, and that they get the drains completely cleared so that you don’t just have more problems in the near future. The best way to do this is with drain cleaning, and drain cleaning is always better when paired with a video camera inspection.

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3 Ways to Save Money with a Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat

March 14th, 2016

Most of us are attached to some sort of device—phone, tablet, or computer—for a good chunk of the day, in part because it’s replaced so many of the manual items that we once relied on. Maps have been replaced by an application, tablets take the place of books, and text messages are a lot easier than sticky notes.

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Replace Your Heater with a High Efficiency System

March 7th, 2016

When your heating system finally fails, you want to get it replaced fairly quickly. But we think you should take a little time to consider the benefits of choosing a high-efficiency heater, rather than going for a fast and inexpensive option. Your high-efficiency furnace, heat pump, or hydronic system can last longer, use less energy, and save you more in the long run. Learn more below.

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Do You Have Hard Water? Know the Signs

February 29th, 2016

You may have heard someone complain about the effects of hard water before. Maybe they were upset about the streaks hard water leaves behind on the shower door. Maybe they believed that the quality of the water actually affected the taste of their food. The fact is that hard water takes on many characteristics, but the worst symptom is the one you can’t see.

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