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December 21, 2016
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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

December 16, 2016

Replacing your furnace can be a big decision. There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay…

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Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

November 29, 2016

One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your Washington home, is the minimal maintenance it requires. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that require regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more durable and does not require the same frequency of attention. There five things…

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Types of Furnaces

October 28, 2016

There are three different types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at West Mechanical Inc. can assist you…

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

October 13, 2016

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner. It can be hard to make the decision replace your current furnace, every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say good bye to…

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Transitioning a Heat Pump from Cool to Heat

September 27, 2016

As cooler Washington temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a cooling source to supplying heat. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures drop and you need the heating system to function properly. Tasks for the homeowner: Replace the air filter. Remove any growth from a two to three…

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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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