WK Mechanical, Inc. has been a trusted choice for heating and cooling in Newburgh, NY since 1945. No matter the season, you can count on us for all your HVAC and indoor air quality (IAQ) needs. Our NATE-certified technicians perform new installations, replacements, and conversions per manufacturer specifications.

    We offer seasonal tune-ups to keep your warranties valid and reduce your month-to-month costs. Our company also has repair technicians on call 24/7, even on weekends and holidays.

    Heating and Cooling Repair Services

    HVAC and IAQ systems often show signs of a problem long before a major fault or failure occurs. A common mistake we encounter is customers ignoring those signs and waiting too long to call us. The earlier we can diagnose and fix an issue, the cheaper the repair costs will usually be. Plus, a malfunctioning heater or air conditioner will likely use more energy than usual, raising your monthly bills.

    A common problem people ignore is circuit breakers tripping. While an isolated trip isn’t typically cause for concern, even a trip every couple of weeks is too much. If it’s happening in the summer, it could point to an issue with your AC or heat pump condenser. This is known as hard starting and is often a precursor to a bigger issue, including condenser failure.

    Other warning signs to watch for include:
    • Warm or cold spots
    • Long or short cycling
    • Unusual noises or smells
    • Excessive dust accumulation
    • Increased energy consumption

    Newburgh Customized HVAC Installations

    In 2023, the Department of Energy (DOE) updated its standards for energy efficiency to reflect technological innovations. When shopping for a new climate control system, there are three main rating systems to consider.

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) applies to furnaces and boilers. An AFUE 85 system only wastes 15% of the fuel it burns. The minimum is AFUE 81, but high-efficiency systems provide an AFUE of 95 and even higher.

    The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) indicates the cooling efficiency of ACs and heat pumps. The heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) indicates the efficiency of heat pumps. There are also SEER2 and HSPF2 ratings, which are more accurate when shopping ducted systems. The DOE minimums in our region are 14.0 SEER, 13.4 SEER2, 8.0 HSPF and 6.7 HSPF2.

    Tune-Ups for Improved HVAC Efficiency

    Most homeowners don’t schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance, opting for a break-fix approach. This is a mistake because a tune-up can actually save you money. The DOE estimates that spring maintenance can reduce your cooling costs by up to 15%. It estimates that fall maintenance can lower your heating costs by up to 8%.

    Spring and fall are also excellent times to focus on your IAQ. You should schedule a duct inspection once a year and can do so alongside either tune-up. Have us clean and reseal your ducts as needed. Our technicians can also check your IAQ equipment, including air purifiers, dehumidifiers and humidifiers.

    Are you looking for an HVAC company you can trust and rely on? Call WK Mechanical, Inc. today or use our website to schedule an appointment for your heating or cooling system in Newburgh.