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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Save Money with a Heat Pump

March 16, 2021

As we continue to analyze what we spend our money on, more and more people are wondering if switching to a Heat Pump is a smart move for them long term. Most of us have been heating and cooling our homes with traditional heating equipment and AC with hardly a thought that there might be other options out there. It’s easy to get caught up in the: if it ain’t broke, why fix it? mentality when it comes to our utilities. It is important, however, to take time to analyze new options, emerging trends and weigh the benefits of a

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WK Mechanical is a Proud Participant in The NYS Clean Heat Program

February 18, 2021

Clean Heat Program WK Mechanical, Inc. is proud to be a participant in the NYS Clean Heat Program. This is a program for residents and business owners in the state of New York to save money on their utility bills. WK Mechanical, Inc. is proud to be a participating contractor in this program. Here’s what you need to know about how it works, what system qualifies, how you can benefit and what you should do if you want to participate in this money-saving program. About the NYS Clean Heat Program The goal of the NYS Clean Heat

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How can I save money on energy bills in the winter?

January 21, 2021

Living in Middletown, NY, means that winters are long and cold. Your home’s heating system will have to work hard in order to maintain a comfortable and consistent indoor temperature. If you’re dealing with utility bills that seem to get higher every month, you might be wondering what you can do other than putting on another sweater or bundling up in a pile of blankets. Fortunately, there are ways to lower your energy bills without having to sacrifice your comfort. Seal Gaps and Cracks Most doors and windows have small gaps and cracks that facilitate unwanted

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7 Ways to Reduce Wear and Tear on Your HVAC System

December 23, 2020

Homeowners in Middletown regularly rely on their HVAC system to keep their home toasty warm during frigid temperatures and nice and cool in the hot summer months. Although maintaining the ideal environment inside your home is a top priority, the hard work performed by your HVAC system can result in wear and tear over time. Fortunately, there are several things you can do on a regular basis to protect the longevity of your HVAC system. Use the following seven tips to minimize wear and tear on your heating and cooling unit and to reduce the risk

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