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Featured System: Mitsubishi Heating and Cooling Systems

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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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Why You Should Consider Regular A/C Maintenance

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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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The Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Service

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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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The Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler

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  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…

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Dave’s Mechanical Services is a Mitsubishi Ductless Company

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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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Things to Consider for Your Furnace Installation

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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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HVAC Return on Investment

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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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Why A Humidifier Is Essential During the Winter Season

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During the winter, most of us are familiar with dry hands and chapped lips from the dry, cold air. While we often experience these unpleasant side effects from being outside, many people experience them from the dry air in their home as well. The winter months bring cold, dry air that causes a lack of relative humidity in your home. A lack of relative humidity can cause a myriad of issues for anyone occupying your home. That’s why a whole-house humidifier is a winter must-have. With a humidifier, you can: Reduce Airborne Viruses With today’s world of viruses and disease,…

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Featured System: Lennox Heating and Cooling Systems

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Lennox is a home comfort product manufacturer that was incorporated in 1948 and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau since 1998. They have an extensive line of products for residential and commercial consumers and are known to have some of the quietest and most efficient air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces you can buy. For residential consumers, they have helped to take the guesswork out of the decision making by offering a product selector on their website for those needing heating, cooling or entire system solutions for their home. In three (3) short steps, you’ll have their…

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The Benefits of Radiant Systems

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When the winter months are upon us, heat is a non-negotiable expense as we want to do everything we can to keep our homes comfortable and warm. There are several different heating systems a home-owner or landlord can have like forced-air ducts, steam radiators, and baseboard heat to name a few.  Radiant systems are another system that many eco- and cost-conscious consumers are seeing as a more favorable option to effectively supply heat throughout their home. What are radiant systems? A radiant system supplies heat directly through the floor, walls or ceiling of a house by heating adjacent air indirectly….

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