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  • Stay Connected with Tom's Mechanical, Inc.

    || 5-Apr-2016

    Tom’s Mechanical, Inc. has been delivering quality and dependable service since 1960. We stand above the rest when comparing dedication and customer service. With our wide range of residential and commercial services, our team is prepared to handle any situation you might be facing—from minor repairs to full system installations. Our company earned an A+ Rating with the Better Business ...
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  • AC Problems to Look Out for in the Heat

    || 18-Jun-2015

    The sweltering Arlington heat will start rising even more in the next few months, which means your air conditioning system will be working extra hard to keep you and your family cool. Even with proper maintenance and up-keep, your AC unit won’t be immune to typical problems and issues. So what’s the solution? Keep an eye on your unit during the summer and take fast action if you notice ...
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  • What is HVAC Zoning?

    || 18-May-2015

    As with many homes, you’ve probably noticed the issue of fluctuating temperatures depending on the room you are in or the floor you are on within your house. This can be very frustrating, especially when you are unable to achieve the ideal comfort and energy savings you would like. There are many factors that can contribute to this issue, including sunlight, room usage, and even structural ...
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  • Is Your AC Ready for the Summer?

    || 30-Apr-2015

    The humidity is beginning to thicken and the cicadas are getting ready to fill the air with their unmistakable sounds. As summer in Texas quickly approaches, you need to ask yourself one very important question: is your air conditioning system ready to handle the heat? Many home and business owners put offer AC maintenance or service until they notice a problem. While they may think this is saving ...
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  • How to Get Rid of the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    || 8-Jan-2015

    How to Get Rid of the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants Posted by Tom's Mechanical Have you ever wondered just how clean your home’s air is? It seems clean enough, but there’s always that thought in the back of your mind that makes you wonder what you might be breathing. Well, your suspicions aren’t necessarily misplaced, and what you can’t see can hurt you. Indoor air ...
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  • Integrity Matters

    || 17-Dec-2014

    Integrity Matters Posted by Tom's Mechanical I am often asked what sets Tom's Mechanical apart from our competitors in the heating and air conditioning business. It is a fair question and one which is easy to answer. At Tom's Mechanical we believe that integrity should govern everything we do and every decision we make. That is what makes us different. When things are going well, the ...
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  • You'd Never Treat Your Car This Way!

    || 5-Dec-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ You'd Never Treat Your Car This Way! Posted by Tom's Mechanical What do you think would happen to your car if you decided not to change the oil regularly? Sooner or later the engine would quit running, that's what! And those consequences are severe enough to cause almost all of us to pay attention to oil change intervals. But are you as diligent about preventive ...
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  • Responding to Mistakes

    || 4-Nov-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Responding to Mistakes Posted by Tom's Mechanical Many of our new customers call us the first time after reading positive reviews and ratings from Angie's List or the Better Business Bureau. What surprised us recently was learning that one of our newest customers hired Tom's after reading a negative review! We certainly don't brag about getting negative reviews, and ...
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  • 5 of the Best Breweries in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex

    || 16-Oct-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ 5 of the Best Breweries in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex Posted by Tom's Mechanical Over the past several years, northern Texas has exploded with new breweries turning out delicious craft beers. In a place where the law used to actually prohibit breweries from serving directly to consumers, dozens of fantastic breweries – offering tours, events, and food – ...
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  • Price vs. Value

    || 16-Oct-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Price vs. Value Posted by Tom's Mechanical We often receive calls from prospective customers who want to know the price of a new system. On the surface, there is nothing wrong with a call like that. After all, price is a major consideration for most customers. But at Tom's Mechanical we don't often provide "phone quotes,” not because we don't want to ...
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  • Don't Choose Cheap Air Conditioning Filters!

    || 9-Oct-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Don't Choose Cheap Air Conditioning Filters! Posted by Tom's Mechanical Air conditioning filters seem so simple. After all, how tricky can it be to stop airborne particles from entering your heating and cooling system? Actually, nearly all contaminants found in the air are smaller than 1 micron in size and that makes trapping them in a filter very difficult! Just because ...
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  • The Best Value in the Business

    || 1-Oct-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ The Best Value in the Business Posted by Tom's Mechanical Business is a balancing act. If you don't charge enough for your services you won't be in business for long. But if you charge too much, you won't have any customers! As a consumer you want to save money, but not at the expense of poor workmanship. How do you strike a comfortable balance? At Tom's ...
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  • How Tom's Mechanical has Stayed in Business for 54 Years

    || 24-Sep-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ How Tom's Mechanical has Stayed in Business for 54 Years Posted by Tom's Mechanical Tom's Mechanical happens to be in the HVAC business, but our philosophy would have kept us in business for more than half a century in lots of other businesses, too! "Take care of the customer and the money will take care of itself." That business philosophy works wherever ...
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  • Avoiding Unplanned Repair Expenses

    || 17-Sep-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Avoiding Unplanned Repair Expenses Posted by Tom's Mechanical It’s a sad fact of life that stuff breaks. Most of the time, we never see it coming. There also seems to be a natural law that the less prepared we are for repair expenses, the more likely something expensive will break down. Your A/C system is certainly no exception. Many years ago there was a famous ...
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  • You Let That Guy in Your Home?

    || 9-Sep-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ You Let That Guy in Your Home? Posted by Tom's Mechanical The world is a harsher place than it used to be. Like it or not we all must be more careful about routine things, like who we let in our home to make repairs. So, how do you know which repairmen are safe? Reputable service companies take great care to investigate backgrounds of all prospective employees. At Tom's ...
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  • Your Furnace Gets No Respect!

    || 3-Sep-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Your Furnace Gets No Respect! Posted by Tom's Mechanical Hot summer temperatures are still with us in north Texas, so it’s natural for homeowners to be focused on their central air conditioning system. After all, when the outside temperature is 100 degrees, not much is more important than cold air blowing inside your home. Don’t focus on your A/C to a fault, though ...
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  • How to Choose and Install a Geothermal Heat Pump System

    || 18-Aug-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ How to Choose and Install a Geothermal Heat Pump System Posted by Tom's Mechanical When it comes to efficiency, it doesn't get much better than a geothermal heat pump (GHP). We've already discussed the efficiency benefits of heat pumps in a previous post, as well as the added benefits of geothermal systems. If you're interested in installing a geothermal heat pump ...
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  • What Should You Expect From an A/C Service Technician?

    || 12-Aug-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ What Should You Expect From an A/C Service Technician? Posted by Tom's Mechanical Are you gripped with fear every time you need to call an air conditioning company for service? Are you concerned about high prices or about "technical talk" you don't really understand? It doesn't need to be that way. You should expect more from your experience with an a/c repair ...
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  • You Just Found an Exceptional AC Service Company!

    || 5-Aug-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ You Just Found an Exceptional AC Service Company! Posted by Tom's Mechanical Most homeowners have plenty of stories about poor experiences with service companies. Unfortunately, some of the worst stories are told about ac repair companies. Is there an ac repair company out there which is truly different? Good news! The answer is yes! Tom's Mechanical has been successfully ...
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  • Four Keys to Home Comfort

    || 30-Jul-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Four Keys to Home Comfort Posted by Tom's Mechanical When asked if their home is really comfortable most homeowners mention hot and cold spots or excessive dust. But there are other factors which affect home comfort such as safety and efficiency. To be really comfortable your home must be well insulated and sealed against air leakage. These two factors account for nearly all ...
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  • A Cure for High Utility Bills

    || 9-Jul-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ A Cure for High Utility Bills Posted by Tom's Mechanical It seemed like the really hot weather Texas is known for might never arrive this summer. I'm sorry to inform you but the wait is over! Triple digit temperatures will arrive late this week and high utility bills will follow about a month later. Instead of suffering with the high temperatures and bill, if you could make ...
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  • The Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Pumps

    || 30-Jun-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ The Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Pumps Posted by Tom's Mechanical As consumers have become more concerned with energy efficiency, heat pumps have soared in popularity due to their money-saving efficiency. However, most consumers are still in the dark when it comes to the details behind heat pumps. Although they are highly efficient, there are several details to take into ...
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  • Don't Ignore That Little Drip, Drip, Drip!

    || 26-Jun-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Don’t Ignore That Little Drip, Drip, Drip! Posted by Tom's Mechanical When the outside weather is hot and/or humid your air conditioning system runs a lot of the time. When your system is doing its job properly it creates large quantities of moisture called condensation or condensate. Under normal conditions this moisture exits through your drainage system. Like all ...
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  • One A/C Gimmick You Should Avoid!

    || 23-Jun-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ One A/C Gimmick You Should Avoid! Posted by Tom's Mechanical Now that the hot summer has arrived it seems that you can't listen to radio or television for more than ten minutes without hearing an advertisement for an inexpensive "A/C Tune-up Special." Sounds tempting, but you should run like the wind in the other direction! Here is a quick economics lesson: Air ...
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  • 5 Secrets to Staying Cool Without AC

    || 23-Jun-2014

    Whether you're forgoing air conditioning altogether or simply trying to get the most AC-mileage from your buck, there are plenty of home hacks to keep you cool without running your AC unit full blast 24/7. Photo by Peter Morgan Cool Down Bedding With Ice Packs Night time is one of the most difficult times to endure hot indoor temperatures. Most people prefer to turn their thermostats down in ...
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