Save Energy, Save Money: Geothermal Installation

March 21, 2012 2:25 pm

Arizona is no stranger to warm temperatures, and with the recent arrival of spring, the summer heat is just around the corner. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in cooling costs as your Peoria air conditioning system is kicked into overdrive. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 45% of monthly electricity expenses come from heating and cooling1. With the average household spending nearly $2,200 each year on energy bills2, this can be a hefty expense. Did you know that there are technologies allowing you to tap into Earth’s renewable energies to heat and cool your home for less? Better known as a geothermal heat pump, this system uses an underground loop of pipes to transfer heated (or cooled) air to the heat exchanger, where it is pumped into the home and circulated through the air ducts. This system works because the air below the ground remains at a near constant temperature of 54 degrees3, making it easy to heat or cool to the desired temperature set on your thermostat. There are various types of geothermal systems, such as the open loop, pond loop, horizontal loop, and vertical loop. An HVAC specialist can help you determine which system is the...

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Allergy Relief from an Arizona Heating and Cooling Company?

March 1, 2012 3:28 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that there are more than 30 million pollutant and dust particles in each cubic feet of air1. Unfortunately, this unusually warm winter we are experiencing has allowed for tree pollination to begin earlier thus resulting in allergy symptoms for many across the Phoenix Valley. Pharmaceuticals may relieve your symptoms, but your Glendale HVAC company can provide you with an even better solution to help you completely remove the allergens from the air in your home. Mason Mechanical offers indoor air quality services to help you find the relief you deserve from your home. When you open windows or doors, air from outside rushed in. While the insulation in your home helps to keep outside air out of your home, it also traps polluted air inside, which is then recirculated and breathed by your family. A heating and cooling technician can come to your Peoria home and help you determine the best course of action for improving your indoor air quality. This may include the installation of a whole home air cleaner or air purifier. These systems work by receiving airflow from the home, filtering out pollutants and allergens, and recirculating clean air back into the...

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Pre-Season AC Maintenance Scottsdale

February 9, 2012 5:34 pm

With spring just around the corner, it won’t be long before your Phoenix air conditioning units are put into overdrive. While you may not currently be using your AC units due to mild winter temperatures, now is an ideal time to call Mesa Mechanical and schedule preseason maintenance on your air conditioning system. This maintenance is a great way to prevent problems in the future, when the proper functionality of your system is a necessity. After all, having problems with your unit in the middle of summer is not only inconvenient, but AC repair can be rather costly. Before you have a problem, take the opportunity to get a tune up on your Phoenix heating and cooling unit. When one of our certified technicians arrives at your home or place of business, your unit will be properly inspected and tested for any operational issues to ensure your Scottsdale air conditioning system will function optimally throughout the upcoming season. Outdoor units will be cleaned to clear away dirt and debris that may have accumulated on the components and inspected for any damage. The electrical control unit will also be checked to ensure that it is functioning properly. In addition, the technician...

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Have you been in your attic recently?

July 3, 2011 12:44 am

Don’t let costly conditioned air escape your home.  A quick way to see if you need more insulation is to look across your uncovered attic floor. If your insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you probably need to add more insulation. The recommended insulation level for most attics is R-38 (or about 12–15 inches). Mason Mechanical can help you with your insulation needs. We use blown in cellulose to increase your attic insulation.

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Hail Damage?

June 3, 2011 12:17 am

Yes, it’s been 9 months since the big hail storm in the Valley of the Sun. Have you had your A/C system checked for hail damage? It’s hard to believe that hail can have an effect on your A/C equipment but it can.  Damage can range from dented coils needing combing to coils needing to be replaced. Depending upon the age of your system possibly even system replacement. Dented coils prevent your systems from operating normally and can have a long term effect on the internal components. So if you had hail during the storm in October take a look at your outside component, hail damage can be seen visually.  Or better yet, call Mason Mechanical for your annual Spring Check and we’ll check for hail damage at the same time. We can work with your insurance company if you do have hail damage.

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