Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for November, 2015

Choosing Between a Tank and a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Tips for Heating a Smaller Space

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Our whole-home heating specialists are often faced with the task of helping homeowners find a single-room solution for a space without any ducts. If you’re having the same issue, we’ve put together some of our best advice of what to install without going through the hassle of installing ductwork.

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Is Your Furnace Safe to Operate?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Furnaces built today are quite safe when installed by professionals, but it’s possible that your furnace is not in the best shape it can be. Modern furnaces have various safety controls that prevent gas leaks and fire hazards. However, if you don’t maintain the furnace properly, it’s tough to know that your heater is performing at its best, or that it is completely safe to operate. How can you ensure that your heater is not at risk of a gas leak, fire hazard, or carbon monoxide leak?

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How a Water Softener Protects Your Plumbing

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

You may have heard someone complain about the effects of “hard water” before. Some people claim that if the water they use to wash their hair is what’s known as hard water, it makes their hair feel dry and brittle. Others claim it dries out the skin, while some say it makes a difference in the quality of their cooking.

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