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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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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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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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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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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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 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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