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All About Humidity and How to Control Mold

September 12, 2016

High indoor humidity can be hard to control. Often people use their air conditioners to remove moisture from their home since this happens as a by-product of cooling. However dehumidification is not the primary purpose of and air conditioner. An air conditioner runs off of a thermostat which only senses temperature not humidity levels. When…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

August 25, 2016

Summer is starting to wind down in Washington, and if you are like us that means your AC has been running pretty regularly for a month or more. What happens after a day at the pool and back home you turn on your air conditioning unit and suddenly it blows hot air? There are many…

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HVAC Glossary

August 9, 2016

Part of our job here at West Mechanical is to make sure you are educated and can make the right decisions! Here are the definitions to some of the most commonly used terms and phrases in the HVAC world. Air Handler The indoor component of your air conditioner or heating system that moves air through…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 21, 2016

One of the more frustrating things that can happen is your air conditioning freezing up. This is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same.…

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5 Mistakes People Make When Purchasing AC

July 8, 2016

West Mechanical is always here to assist you in the purchase of a new HVAC system, don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you have and avoid these 5 mistakes when purchasing new AC. The wrong-sized unit. It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger…

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Allergies and Duct Cleaning

June 6, 2016

Allergy season is upon us! Combat the causes and symptoms of allergies this year by getting your air ducts cleaned. Allergens are all around us and in the spring as the trees pollinate often we consider remaining indoors to avoid the cause, but in some cases this is like getting out of the frying pan…

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Use Smart Technology to Save Money

May 27, 2016

At West Mechanical we are featuring the XV20i and the XV18 quiet air conditioners and the TAM8/Hyperion XL communicating air handler. The Trane XV20i is one of the industry’s most efficient variable speed air conditioners. The XV20i an d the XV18 both use Trane TruComfort, a system that delivers precise comfort. It adjusts the speed…

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The Importance of AC Maintenance

May 12, 2016

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All About Your Air Conditioner

April 30, 2016

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in home comfort. The Energy Information Administrations reports that 87% of homes have and AC unit and it accounts for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At West Mechanical we believe the knowledge is power, the more you know about the appliances you are using…

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Transition Your Heat Pump from Hot to Cold

March 22, 2016

As warm temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from a heating source to a cooling source. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures get too high! Get it all figured out before it gets too warm and the spring sunshine changes to summer heat! Here are some things that you…

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