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  • How UV Air Scrubbers Prevent Mold in Your Ducts

    || 22-Jul-2019

    The air you breathe inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And considering we spend the majority of our time indoors, you want to be sure you’re breathing healthy air. Air scrubbers are one of the most effective ways of eradicating organic compounds, including mold spores. How UV Air Scrubbers Work This ...
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  • Why You Absolutely Need a Home Performance Evaluation

    || 19-Jul-2019

    If you’re finding it nearly impossible to keep your home cool this summer, the problem might not be with your air conditioner. It could be your home. There are multiple areas throughout the house where costly conditioned air could be escaping. A home performance evaluation, also known as a home energy audit, is conducted by trained professionals who can identify areas of energy loss through ...
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  • 5 Things to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioner

    || 1-May-2019

    Are you looking to buy an A/C unit ? If yes, you need to ensure that you get the right one because it is a significant investment. Here is how to choose the right A/C unit. 1. Energy efficiency Any air conditioner you purchase to replace an ancient unit will result in more energy efficiency. When replacing a central A/C system, be sure both the air handler and the condenser are replaced ...
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  • Spring Cleaning Tips

    || 29-Mar-2019

    Another winter has already gone by. The people at Tom's Mechanical have certainly been busy. What that means for you is it's time for spring cleaning! While most people don't look forward to this time of year, spring cleaning tasks can go by a lot quicker if you follow the tips in this article. While you're cleaning your house, you can call on Tom's Mechanical for a yearly checkup of your heating ...
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  • Easy Ways to Revamp Your Home's Curb Appeal

    || 12-Mar-2019

    Before we know it, spring will be here putting an end to being cooped up indoors. With spring, comes much welcome warmer weather, perfect for spending a day outdoors with friends and family. Make sure the outside of your home is ready for spring get-togethers by revamping the curb appeal of your home. You want friends and family to get a warm and welcoming vibe when they approach your home. Below ...
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  • Which Mold Types Hang Out In Your Air Ducts?

    || 22-Feb-2019

    Regardless of the climate you live in, your air ducts can be the perfect host to a wide variety of mold strains, with some of them able to cause moderate to severe health problems. Never neglect regular maintenance on your air ducts, as your health and the health of your family could be affected by a mold outbreak in your vents. Air duct mold is particularly dangerous for infants, small children, ...
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  • 5 Energy Efficient Ways to Keep Warm This Winter

    || 5-Feb-2019

    It doesn't take a Polar Vortex to cause a pricy winter! Even average winter temperatures can make your energy costs skyrocket. Rather than accept higher-than-usual gas and electric bills with a frown and a sigh, make an effort to save energy and money. Here are five easy and energy efficient ways to keep warm this winter. 1. Dress in Layers to Help Stay Warm. You wouldn't go outdoors ...
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  • Why Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

    || 25-Jan-2019

    Your air ducts need to be cleaned on occasion because they have air blown through them year-round in many areas. With that amount of air, the vents and ducts can become dusty. Your furnace takes air from the outside, then it heats or cools the air. And if you didn't already know, the air outside has things that can make some people feel unwell. Here are a few reasons that you should clean out ...
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  • Checking for Air Leaks

    || 9-Jan-2019

    Old repairs and improper weatherproofing or insulating jobs can leave your home or business drafty and cold. One way to keep your structure warm in the winter is to check for air leaks before the winter turns bitter cold. The wind will howl sooner rather than later, so now is the time to button everything up. Outside Chimneys, vents, and junctions between materials and the foundation are the most ...
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  • How to Tell You Need a New Furnace

    || 20-Dec-2018

    How to Tell You Need a New Furnace With winter weather bringing cold nights and the occasional bout of snow, it’s no time for a furnace disaster. Fortunately, there are signs that will let you know when it’s breaking down before it quits completely. So, how can you tell you need a new furnace? Furnace Age A typical furnace lasts approximately 15-20 years. If your furnace is in that ...
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  • Why Choose Tom's Mechanical Inc.?

    || 1-Dec-2018

    Need HVAC Services? The next time you're in need of an HVAC service, you should consider us at Tom's Mechanical. No one should be sitting around with a broken furnace or air conditioning unit. From our quality service to our affordable rates, there's a reason we've received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To make sure you receive the best service at the best price, ...
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  • Why Is Duct Cleaning Important?

    || 18-Sep-2017

    Nobody does duct cleaning like Tom’s Mechanical ! We offer three different levels of air duct cleaning to choose from depending on system needs and your budget. We also offer and install whole house air cleaners including the world’s top-selling air cleaner the Reme Halo. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is ...
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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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  • 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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  • 5 of the Best Breweries in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

    || 16-Oct-2014

    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 – now dot the landscape. If you're a craft beer enthusiast passing through Dallas – Fort Worth area, ...
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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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