Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog

What Does This Noise from My Heater Mean?

February 1st, 2016

Hearing a noise from your home heating system can be startling. You’re enjoying a nice relaxing night indoors, when all of a sudden a pop or a bang or a slight rattle catches you off guard. What could this noise mean? And do you have to call a technician, or can it wait?

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4 Ways to Prevent Drains from Clogging

January 18th, 2016

A clogged drain is one of the most annoying problems a homeowner has to deal with, and also one of the most frequent plumbing issues. Here’s how you can prevent your drains from ever clogging in the first place.

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6 Ways to Upgrade Your Heating System

January 11th, 2016

Is your heating system running just the way you want it to? Or could you use an upgrade for your comfort, your health, or your system’s efficiency? We’ve got some recommendations on how you can upgrade your heating system and feel much more comfortable throughout the years.

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5 Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes

January 4th, 2016

Frozen pipes have the potential to turn into a costly problem. Water expands when it freezes, and even the sturdiest of pipes can break under the pressure. If you live in a cold area, avoid steep plumbing replacement costs and all the added hassle by taking the right steps to prevent pipes from freezing in the first place. Call our technicians for more helpful tips.

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Save on Heating Costs

December 28th, 2015

New Year’s celebrations are a time to set goals that you believe you can reach in 2016. Unfortunately, too many people give up on their resolutions because they are not always so easy to achieve. Saving money is a common resolution for many people going into the new year, but assuming you’ll find success on the stock market might not be a reasonable expectation. Reasonable goals include things like skipping that morning coffee, cancelling an unused gym membership (we won’t tell), and finding ways to cut down on heating costs.

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HVAC Holiday Gift Guide: Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostats

December 21st, 2015

We know that calling an HVAC company for a holiday gift for your loved ones probably isn’t at the top of your list of ideas. But just wait until you hear about the features of a professionally-installed Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. These thermostats can help your loved ones to save time, hassle and money, all from an app on their smartphone! We list these benefits below.

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Which Type of Sump Pump Should You Have in Your Home?

December 14th, 2015

If you’ve ever experienced flooding in your home, you know that preventive action is the only way to go. No homeowner wants to deal with the mess that results from a flood or the potential health troubles that can arise if mold has a chance to develop.

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Upgrade Your Heater to Prevent Illness this Season

December 7th, 2015

As the weather changes, our bodies become more susceptible to illnesses like the common cold or even the flu. Eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and staying warm can help to prevent illness to an extent. But upgrading your HVAC system can do even more, since the quality of the air you breathe has so much to do with your health. A technician can help you to upgrade your heating system and stay healthy in the following ways.

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Choosing Between a Tank and a Tankless Water Heater

November 30th, 2015

It’s tough to choose between different options for large systems like hot water heaters because the decision you make can affect your home for years and even decades to come. We’d like to help make the process a little easier by telling you a bit about the pros and cons of tank and tankless hot water heaters. But for the most part, it’s easiest to decide after you consult a specialist who can help you assess your needs and make an informed selection.

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AFUE Ratings and Your Heater: A Guide to Installation and Replacement

November 23rd, 2015

Here at Air Mechanical, Inc., we know that installing a new furnace can be a difficult decision with a lot of new terminology to decipher. Choosing a system may mean learning a little bit about heat loads and sizing, but we recommend you let a technician figure out those parts for you. After you get the right size and decide on a brand, you can choose whether or not to have variable speed settings or other optional features. And if you don’t choose a system with a high AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating, your monthly bills could suffer.

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