Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • Should You Wait to Replace Your Cooling and Heating System?

    || 22-Aug-2013

    Sooner or later every homeowner is faced with the decision of whether or not to replace a cooling or heating system. The question is never "if", but "when" since all mechanical devices eventually wear out. Generally, an HVAC system will last 11 to 14 years. So, how do you know when the time is right? Here are several factors to consider before pulling the trigger on such a ...
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  • Not All Awards are Created Equal

    || 14-Aug-2013

    ⁄ ⁄ Not All Awards are Created Equal Posted by Tom's Mechanical Over the years Tom's Mechanical has received numerous awards for sales achievements, overall management and customer service. We love to receive awards – they make us feel good and we get to add cool plaques to our lobby wall. Last month we won another award and it reminded us that some awards are simply more ...
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  • Why Your Second Story Bedroom is Too Hot

    || 8-Aug-2013

    It's August in Texas and that means that many afternoons our temperatures reach past 100 degrees. The sound of air conditioners humming along can be heard on every residential street. This time of year air conditioners seem to run all day and most of the night. But, with all that run time, is your home getting cool – especially the rooms upstairs? Maybe not. Homes in hot climates like ...
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  • What is That Dripping Sound in My Attic?

    || 1-Aug-2013

    In Texas it is common for HVAC equipment to be located in the attic. The evaporator coil and air handler or furnace are installed above the ceiling while the condensing unit is located outside the home. This is done to free up floor space within the home. There is only one drawback to HVAC equipment being located in your attic: condensate leaks can create havoc if not caught and corrected. In the ...
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