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The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22

November 1, 2019
puffy blue sky.

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage here in the United…

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 6

August 29, 2019
energy saving tip 6 open the windows at night

Cool your home by opening the windows at night and save on your energy bill. The outdoor breeze will keep your home feeling cool.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 14, 2019
woman waking up feeling refreshed after sleeping with her ac on

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

July 2, 2019
woman trying to stay cool after not following the 4 signs that she needs a new ac

West Mechanical understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Custer, WA. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years.

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

June 13, 2019

At West Mechanical, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from growing.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

May 20, 2019
Girl not able to sleep due to loud air conditioner making noise

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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Four Things You Should Know About Your AC Unit

April 16, 2019
Air conditioner in back yard of home

Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at West Mechanical, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC).

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Get Your Spring AC Maintenance Inspection

March 22, 2019
Technician Explaining AC Maintenance To Customer

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At West Mechanical, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months.

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Why is My AC Quickly Turning On and Off?

July 25, 2018

When an air conditioner (AC) starts and stops in quick cycles, and doesn’t run for long periods, this is known as short cycling. While this is a relatively common issue, it should not go unchecked. It is indicative of something being wrong with your air conditioner. If you don’t do anything about it, you’ll end…

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Do Air Conditioners Get Rid of Mold?

July 24, 2018

At West Mechanical, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from growing. This is…

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