Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 24, 2021

We have all heard jokes about the difference between humid heat and dry heat. While the humidity around Middletown may not be like the tropics, we have our share of elevated moisture. How does this affect your air conditioner and its ability to keep your home comfortable? WK Mechanical, Inc. has put together this guide to help you better understand the relationship between your AC and the humidity it confronts. Understanding Humidity If you have ever lived in two different climates that report having 100% humidity, you know there can be a big difference. Why is this, and

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Is It Time For An AC Upgrade? Questions to help you determine whether you should repair your AC or consider installing a new one.

May 22, 2021

The warm weather season is here! If you turn on your Air Conditioner only to find that it isn’t working as well as it used to, you may find yourself wondering if you should repair or bite the bullet and invest in a whole new system. We’ve compiled a list of questions designed to help you make the decision. If you answer all the questions below and are still confused, we encourage you to give us a call! We offer free consultations that will provide you with an honest assessment of your home. Together we can help you come up

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Shop Local! When it comes to choosing a company to service, repair or install your heating or cooling system there are many reasons to shop local!

May 11, 2021

When your air conditioner is not working properly and you find yourself in need of an HVAC professional to service or repair your system, you want to be sure you are working with a company you can trust. We know you have many choices and we would like to take a minute to let you know why we think you should… Shop Local & Do It The Right Way With WK! We are a family-owned and operated HVAC company that has been in business in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years. The owners

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We Are A NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractor. What You Get With WK!

May 3, 2021

  The New York Clean Heat Program is an amazing initiative offering significant rebates when you install an energy-efficient Heat Pump in your home or business. You can qualify for up to $14,000 in rebates when you participate but that is only one of the benefits of having a heat pump installed in your home! With a Heat Pump, your monthly utility bills will be about 30% lower, they require minimal maintenance, they are quiet, and they are cleaner, safer, and healthier than furnaces that burn fuel!

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How Does a Water Softener Work?

April 6, 2021

Hard water is a common problem in Hudson Valley homes. At WK Mechanical, Inc., we offer solutions for hard water to keep your water flowing properly. Here is how a hard water softener works. What Is Hard Water? When water is considered “hard,” it means it contains high levels of calcium and magnesium. While these minerals may be good for your body, they can wreak havoc on your pipes, appliances, and even your skin. The problem with hard water is that the minerals attach to the inside of your pipes. Over time, the minerals form colonies that can

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Make Sure You Change Your Air Filters!

April 5, 2021

We’ve all been there. We’ve snoozed the quarterly calendar reminder, or let it fall completely off our radar and stood in complete shock looking at the dirty filter resting when we finally get around to replacing it.   Though often overlooked, changing your air filter is a critical step in your HVAC system’s maintenance. It may seem unimportant, but a dirty air filter can actually impact you in more ways than you realize. Do it the Right Way Advice From WK: Changing your air filter every 30 – 90 days will ensure

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Why a Generator May Be a Great Investment for Homeowners

April 4, 2021

  You can lose power for a multitude of reasons including anything from a downed power line to a weather emergency. Whatever the reason, generators are a great thing to have when the power goes out! Purchasing a generator for your own home may seem a luxury, but let’s look at why a generator could benefit you.   Weather experts like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) agree that single and multi day severe weather instances are on the rise.

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Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

April 2, 2021

Warmer days are ahead, and if you are like us here at WK, you’re more than ready! Now is the perfect time to ensure that your HVAC system is ready too. It can be easy to slip into Spring, turn your heat off and assume that all systems are a go for those hot months ahead. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Now is the optimal time to prep your Air Conditioning system so that any issues that arise can be addressed prior to the onslaught of summer heat.   Below is a

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How a Heat Pump Works

March 18, 2021

Have you ever considered rethinking the way you heat and cool your home? Most of us just want to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Like Diane Keaton famously proclaimed when her well went dry in the 80’s classic, Baby Boom, “I just want to turn on the faucet and have running water. I don’t want to know where it’s coming from.” Like if you can relate.   It may be beneficial to rethink your options… Many people are taking advantage of the New York State clean heat program and opting

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How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

March 17, 2021

If you are looking for a new heating system for your Hudson Valley home, you may come across information about heat pumps. Before you make such a significant investment, you may be wondering if the energy savings are worthwhile. Read on to give context to your next heating upgrade. What Is a Heat Pump? The most important thing to understand about heat pumps is that they are not direct replacements for your furnace. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling. The unit is mounted outside your home and uses heat exchange to warm and cool air.

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