How To Save Money on Your Heating Bills

September 15, 2021

You would love to cut your heating bills this winter, but you might be wondering what kinds of strategies are going to be the most useful. What techniques should you use to cut your costs by hundreds of dollars? While many different types of techniques work, what’s going to be best for each house might vary from one person to the next. There are, however, some techniques that everyone should look into using. Check out some of these money-saving tips. Keep Your House a Little Cool and a Little Humid Most people don’t like cold and

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Stormy Weather Leads To Power Outages…Be Prepared With An Automatic Standby Generator!

August 31, 2021

Hurricane season is in full swing! Between Henri last month and Ida this week, our area is seeing a fair amount of rain. Stormy weather, such as a hurricane or tropical storm brings heavy rains and wind can lead to power outages. A power outage is a minor inconvenience for some but can be life-threatening for others. There are several advantages to installing an Automatic Standby Generator, so we think it makes sense to do your research and take steps to weather any storm that comes your way! Below are our top reasons to consider installing a generator at your

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A Vote For The Best Our Community Has To Offer! Vote for WK Mechanical

August 30, 2021

Each year The Times Herald-Record holds Community Choice Awards called The Readers’ Choice that allows you – our community – to vote and recognize the best businesses our community has to offer. There are dozens of categories to vote in including Best HVAC in the Hudson Valley – a category that we are honored to have been named among the finalists. Our multi-generational, family-owned, and operated HVAC company has been in business in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years and we are so proud to be recognized in this way by our loyal

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Summer Cooling Misconceptions to Avoid

August 18, 2021

The sweltering July heat in New York’s Hudson Valley can send you reaching for the thermostat for extra relief. When the heat and humidity are unusually oppressive at the height of summer, you might seek new tips and tricks on how to increase your indoor comfort level while keeping energy costs manageable. When you implement these ideas, however, it is crucial to be aware of some common myths about summer cooling. These misconceptions can be counterproductive and should be avoided at all costs. Lower the Thermostat for Faster Cooling The most common myth about cooling is

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Leave it to the Professionals!

August 4, 2021

  There is nothing quite like relaxing at the end of a long day in your favorite chair, with your favorite beverage in a room that is the perfect temperature! It’s certainly disappointing to come home to find that your air conditioner isn’t working. If you are handy, you may be tempted to see what is going on and then grab your toolbox and attempt to fix the problem yourself. While it is certainly possible to make a repair on your own, we would like to persuade you to leave it to the professionals! Below are

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Family Owned & Operated Since 1945

August 1, 2021

The story of WK Mechanical began in 1945 when Mr. Whiteford and Mr. Keagy established Whiteford Keagy (WK), an appliance repair shop that also provided heating and air conditioning services in the Hudson Valley. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, in 1976 Ron Conforti and his two partners established WARP – 10 (Worldwide Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Plumbing). The company began with 10 employees but grew over the years to a large Heating and Cooling Mechanical Company servicing the 5 boroughs of New York. In the early 1980s, the company changed their name to Conforti Mechanical as they began focusing

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Which Thermostat Setting Should I Choose?

July 29, 2021

If you’re confused about which thermostat setting to select, your first decision is whether you want to heat or cool your indoor air. Next, you’ll be choosing a temperature setting and an operational setting. Certain settings are more energy-efficient to run and can support the never-ending quest for lower utility costs. Other settings can help you keep your equipment in good condition for a longer period of time. In this article, you’ll find guidelines that address the different setting choices you have available. This general information will get you started. However, it’s important to read through the

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Stay Cool this Summer – our top tips to get you ready for an awesome Summer!

July 1, 2021

  Welcome Summer! We want to help you stay cool and have an amazing Summer, one that is as free of stress as possible. No one wants to wake up to an AC that is no longer working or have battles with your thermostat in order to keep your home cool. Below are our top tips to keep you cool all summer long!   The change of seasons is the perfect reminder to change your air filter! Filters that are dirty or clogged with dust and debris restrict airflow

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 7, 2021

The high temperatures during the summer session are unbearable, especially when you have to spend the day in a house. Typically, preparing your air conditioning unit before the summer season sets in will help you avoid any system failure or inadequate cooling. A properly maintained AC unit will help you enjoy a comfortable and relaxing time at your home during the summer season. Be sure to check your cooling system once you realize any issues with its cooling efficiency. Hiring an air conditioning professional might be a better option when preparing your air conditioning for summer. However,

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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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