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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your Air Conditioner

July 14, 2022
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The experts at West Mechanical wants to help increase your awareness of some of these environmental factors that affect your air conditioner.

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What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

June 15, 2022
Blog Title: What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs? Photo: AC Fan

At West Mechanical, our professionals want to help with all your HVAC needs. Keeping your air conditioner operating at peak efficiency helps control the energy expenses in your Washington home, maintain your IAQ, & reduce your carbon footprint.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 13, 2022
Blog Title: 3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping Photo: person getting a good night sleep

At West Mechanical, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 14, 2021
Air heat pump and house

Aside from the professionals, like ours at West Mechanical, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Friday Harbor, WA, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right?

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

April 16, 2021
thermostat adjustment

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 16, 2020
person caulking the base of a sliding glass door | Heat Gain Prevention Tips | Keep Your Home Cooler | Bellingham, WA

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Bellingham home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at West Mechanical wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that…

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Video – Summer AC Check Up

June 30, 2020
hot summer dog.

Make sure your system is running in tip top shape for summer. Get your maintenance and service done early so that your family can stay cool and comfortable all summer long.

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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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