October is Fire Prevention Month!

October 2, 2020

October is Fire Prevention Month so we thought we would offer some fire prevention safety tips that you can do to keep your home and family protected. Fire Prevention Tips From Your Heating & Cooling Comfort Pros: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detectors are an important part of home fire safety.  In good working order, they help to keep your family safe from harm. You should have smoke detectors on every level of the home, including the basement.  It is also a good idea to have one outside every

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Just Bought a Home? Avoid HVAC Surprises On Your 1st Bill

September 20, 2020

Buying a home in or near Middletown, NY, is a big step in your life. Maybe you’ve dreamed of becoming a homeowner for a while. Perhaps you’ve already owned a home before, but you’ve decided to move here from another location or purchase a bigger home for your growing household. As you know, the closing process for real estate transactions have a lot of hidden costs. The last thing you need is another expensive surprise on your first utility bill. Heating and cooling accounts for about 50% of your home’s energy use. Use these five tips

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Autumn will be here before you know it, get your home ready!

August 21, 2020

Before we know it, beautiful fall colors will be decorating our trees and pumpkin spice will be everywhere!  We wanted to offer our thoughts on making sure your home is ready for the season that we all love…Fall. Fall Clean Up Tips From Your Heating & Cooling Comfort Pros: Take a minute and turn on your heaters.  Check for unusual noises or odors coming from your furnace. Check your boiler for leaks.  Take care of small leaks as soon as you become aware of them to avoid a small

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We won’t stop until you are comfortable!

August 14, 2020

When your HVAC system is not working, you may be spending some time at home that is uncomfortable.  We know how hard it is to relax when you are too hot or too cold and so we live to make sure our clients have an HVAC system that is in good working order.  One that will keep you cool during the hot summer months and warm during those long, cold winter nights. When you have an issue with your HVAC system and call for service, a repair or a consultation for a new system, you want to

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Summertime HVAC: Common Seasonal Problems

August 2, 2020

If your HVAC system is installed properly, they can have lifespans that seemingly go on forever. Good maintenance helps as well. However, there comes a time when you’ll run into issues. In particular, the unbearable summer heat is a common period for HVAC to break down. If your appliances aren’t working correctly, you’ll be in for a long and exhausting summer. Here are some common summertime problems for an HVAC system. 1. Overheating First, extreme heat can cause a wide variety of issues. When things are ridiculously hot, your appliances need to work overtime to get

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The Top 4 Advantages Of A Wi-Fi Thermostat

July 28, 2020

When the temperature is HOT outside, you want to be sure your family can stay cool inside without utility bills that are through the roof!  Installing a smart thermostat is a great step in that direction.  There are a number of advantages to upgrade to a Wi-Fi Thermostat, below are our top 4. Saves you money – For those skeptics that are wondering if you really can save money by installing a Wi-Fi thermostat, we can tell you that yes, it’s true!  Savings have been reported to be as high as 30%.

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Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold – How to find a temperature that is just right

July 28, 2020

During the summer months when the weather is HOT, many families will begin their annual feud over the thermostat. Homeowners who place a premium on comfort will lower the temperature on their central air conditioning to keep their home at their ideal cool temperature.  Other homeowners who worry about their utility bills will argue that if they keep the temperature set to a few degrees higher, you can save some money. So how do you come to an agreement that keeps everyone is happy?  Can you find a temperature that leaves your home not

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Should I Have My Thermostat Set To “Auto” or “On”?

July 12, 2020

Most people keep their thermostat set to “Auto” all day, every day, without even thinking about it. However, you may see the “On” setting and wonder, “should I be using that instead?” After all, they wouldn’t put it there if it wasn’t meant to be used. But turning your thermostat to “On” could be a mistake. Here’s why. What Are the Differences Between ‘Auto’ and ‘On’? When your thermostat is turned to “Auto,” the fan that blows the warmed or cooled air through your ducts only turns on when your furnace or air

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The Advantages of Installing a Ductless AC

June 26, 2020

You may have heard about Ductless AC and wonder how they compare to a traditional Air Conditioning unit.  In this blog we will tell you more about a ductless air conditioning system and layout the advantages so that you can make an informed decision when it comes time to upgrade your Air Conditioning System. Known by several names, a Ductless AC is sometimes referred to as a Heat Pump, A Mini-Split as well as a Ductless System.  The ductless unit will draw in the air that is already in the room through the heating or refrigerant coils

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 13, 2020

Old houses are challenging to heat and cool. Older homes also lack the infrastructure needed to accommodate a modern cooling system, which means you can’t always add updated units to cool old houses. However, you can rely on professional HVAC technicians at WK Mechanical, Inc. for information about cooling options for your residence. In the meantime, here’s a look at some tips for the best ways to cool older homes. 1. Use a Fan A fan is an efficient way to cool an older house. For only 2 to 5 cents per hour, you can make your

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