April 25, 2018

Are Smart Systems Superior Heating and Cooling Systems?

To say that technology has changed is a bit of an understatement. Look at the way it has affected our lives. In 1990, the internet wasn’t even a thing until computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web. Nowadays, we can’t seem to live without accessing the internet whether it be on our laptops, tablets, phones and even home devices that we talk to like Amazon’s Alexa. Technology is changing how we live day-to-day. Thanks to advancements in technology in every industry, you can check your refrigerator at home while you’re in the grocery store to see if you...

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April 20, 2018

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their...

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April 20, 2018

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and...

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April 15, 2018

Featured System: Mitsubishi Heating and Cooling Systems

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating, established in North America in 1980, is among the top manufacturers of climate control systems. Their goal is to be the number one provider for comfort without compromise and they do this by offering “personalized comfort while conserving energy and promoting environmental sustainability”, according to their website. No matter if you’re building a home, upgrading your current system or trying to bring comfort to a single room, Mitsubishi Electric has options that will fit your unique needs. Mitsubishi Systems Wall-, ceiling- or floor-mounted units work well in a single room that is too hot or...

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April 5, 2018

Why You Should Consider Regular A/C Maintenance

Do you invest thousands of dollars into a car with the plan to never change the oil? Probably not! Your air conditioning system is a major home investment so would you make this investment without having the plan to maintain it? You shouldn’t! Just as an oil change is pertinent to a car running well, A/C maintenance is pertinent to your air conditioner’s longevity.  In case you’re contemplating the maintenance, here are several reasons you should get regular maintenance. It will cut down on repairs Having your system serviced on a regular basis is sure to bring on fewer repairs. By...

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March 21, 2018

The Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Service

Being on the east coast, we are fortunate to experience all four seasons. That also means we rely heavily on our heat pump system. All too often, we take our systems for granted. Just as we expect our heat pump system to take care of us, it is our responsibility to take care of it. Preventive maintenance saves on repairs Just like the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”, most problems start off small and may even be unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Having a maintenance program in place not only catches these issues...

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March 16, 2018

The Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler

As an HVAC company, we get several calls a day from people who need their heating system repaired. One of the most common sources of confusion for someone who is not well versed in HVAC is, “is it a boiler or a furnace?”  That’s the million dollar question that so many can’t seem to keep straight.  We thought we’d help you differentiate the two so that next time you call for a repair, you know exactly what you’re talking about! Are you ready for the big shocker? A furnace heats air and a boiler heats water!  Simple, huh? Not quite!...

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March 8, 2018

Dave’s Mechanical Services is a Mitsubishi Ductless Company

Do you have a room that’s hard to heat in the winter? Are you planning to add an addition to your home? Or perhaps you are building new? A ductless system can fix a multitude of heating and cooling issues in the home so let’s talk about the benefits of working with a Mitsubishi Ductless company. What is ductless? A ductless system works like a regular HVAC system just without the ducts.  In a ducted system, the indoor unit is often in the attic or in a closet and the ducts carry the air through the indoor system where it...

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March 1, 2018

Things to Consider for Your Furnace Installation

When you have a furnace installed, be aware of these things. We’ll start from the beginning of the installation process and walk you through to completion highlighting each item to consider. Initial Contractor Contact The person coming to your door should be in a visibly labeled vehicle, have a business card or company identification ready and available. Your technician should be able to show their license and certifications. Angie’s List gives us a list of what to expect when talking certifications. The Better Business Bureau is a helpful website to visit when looking for customer reviews and the peace of mind of using an...

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January 31, 2018

HVAC Return on Investment

It’s no secret that replacing your HVAC unit is a big purchase for your home. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a return on that investment and recoup some of the cost? Well, you can! Here’s how… Energy Efficiency The best way to judge the energy efficiency of your new unit is by looking at the SEER rating. You’re probably wondering what exactly that is.  SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a metric used to measure how much cooling a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. The higher the SEER rating, the more...

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