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What Does SEER Mean?

April 30, 2018

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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Video – What is A Heat Pump?

April 23, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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Video – Replace Your Air Filter!

March 27, 2018

Change your Bellingham HVAC filters regularly, as recommended which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference. We are proud to offer…

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Troubleshooting your Bellingham Thermostat

March 20, 2018

If you have a furnace in your Bellingham home, more than likely you also have a thermostat that help control the temperature in your home. There are many things that can go wrong with your HVAC system over the years. Right now we are going to look at a few ways to troubleshoot your thermostat…

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All About Air Scrubbers

February 28, 2018

If you have a mind to pay attention while you’re visiting Aunt Minnie in the hospital or your friend Tom at his workplace, you’ll most likely find a hard-at-work air scrubber. They do an amazing job improving indoor air quality (IAQ). However, these air-filtration systems are not just for the workplace and can be found…

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When Should I Schedule My HVAC Maintenance?

February 18, 2018

The best time to schedule your system maintenance call is BEFORE something fails. Your air conditioner is too important to neglect, service yourself or wait until something breaks. Call the experts at West Mechanical to come to your Bellingham home at least once a year to do a routine HVAC maintenance visit. If you don’t…

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Should I Turn My Furnace to "On" or "Auto"?

January 25, 2018

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for…

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?


January 25, 2018

Out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may even cause your furnace to fail. What kind? There are…

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Happy New Year from West Mechanial

December 31, 2017

With locations in Bellingham, WA and Friday Harbor, WA, West Mechanical Inc. proudly serves Blaine, Lynden, Ferndale, Burlington, Mt. Vernon, Everson, Sumas and the surrounding communities. Request service online today or call us at 360-734-7599.

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Dual Fuel Systems in Washington

December 22, 2017

A dual fuel system sounds more Batman-like than it really is. It can solve a lot of issues for homeowners, but it’s really nothing more than a combined HVAC system comprised of a heat pump and a gas or oil furnace (or boiler). It’s got the best of both types of heating, allowing more homeowners––especially…

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West Mechanical proudly provides HVAC service to Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Orcas Island and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 360-734-7599, or request service online today.