Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • How do You Know Who to Trust?

    || 29-May-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ How do You Know Who to Trust? Posted by Tom's Mechanical Truth is, inviting any stranger into your home to make a repair is a pretty daunting thought. Unless you have a friend in the maintenance business, how do you go about choosing a trustworthy contractor? Here are three recommendations to help you make an informed decision. Start with the Better Business Bureau and look ...
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  • 5 of the Best Smart Thermostats

    || 20-May-2014

    Using a well-placed, properly installed, and up-to-date thermostat is an important step for any homeowner in search of energy savings. Even upgrading from an antiquated analog thermostat to a newer digital model can improve efficiency and lower your bills. But stepping up to a cutting edge "smart thermostat" can take your energy savings to a whole new level. Although these new smart ...
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  • Preventive Maintenance: Should I Leave Well Enough Alone?

    || 20-May-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Preventive Maintenance: Should I Leave Well Enough Alone? Posted by Tom's Mechanical When it comes to preventive maintenance, many homeowners operate according to the old slogan "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Sounds pretty logical on the surface, but does it really make sense? Your air conditioner is a complex, highly engineered piece of equipment. Like ...
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  • 5 of Arlington's Best Restaurants

    || 16-May-2014

    The Arlington-Fort Worth metroplex is packed to the gills with restaurants of all shapes and sizes, each one vying for the business of visitors and natives. Like most cities, a handful of local favorites beat out the rest. But, if you're passing through, finding those local favorites isn't always easy, meaning you often are forced to take a gamble when choosing a spot to eat. That's ...
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  • Condensate Leaks – Big Problems Easily Solved

    || 16-May-2014

    ⁄ ⁄ Condensate Leaks – Big Problems Easily Solved Posted by Tom's Mechanical Maybe you have noticed the beginning of a strain on your dining room ceiling. Or, maybe you hear a "drip, drip, drip" above your bedroom ceiling during the night. These are the warning signs of a condensate leak in your attic air conditioning system. This is one of those situations which ...
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  • 2 Easy Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home Air Supply

    || 13-May-2014

    The spring season is here. And while you're surely enjoying the temperate weather and flourishing blossoms, your eyes, nose, and throat are likely feeling less than spectacular. Just like you, millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies every year. As most are already aware, air contaminants from plants, animals, and other critters like dust mites cause localized inflammation as a result ...
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