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Without a quality and efficient furnace, it will be difficult and expensive to keep your home warm during the cold winter months. While a furnace is built to last for a long time, there are situations in which you will need repairs. There are several signs in particular that you need to you may be in need of a furnace repair.

Higher Energy Bills

The first indication that you are in need of furnace repair is if you notice that your energy bills are getting more expensive. While the cost of energy each month will vary based on a number of factors, if your gas or oil usage is higher than it was the prior year, it is a clear indication that your furnace is not working efficiently. There are several issues that could be causing this to occur and a technician will be able to determine the exact problem.

Odd Noises

Another sign that you are in need of furnace repair is if you notice odd noises coming from your furnace. If you notice that your furnace is constantly turning on and off or is making very clunky noises, it could be a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Having a technician inspect your furnace and have it fixed quickly could even prevent the need for more significant repairs in the future.

Strange Smells

One of the biggest concerns that can come with a furnace is if you notice a strange smell coming from it. If you smell gas around your furnace, it could be an indication of a gas leak. Another concern is if it smells as if something is burning. In either situation, it would be wise to turn off your furnace and contact your technician immediately.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions and/or service needs that you may have. The team here at M&M Mechanical, Inc. is happy to be at your service.

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One of the most important appliances that you have in your home is your furnace, as it is responsible for keeping your home warm and safe during the coldest times of the year. Since your furnace is so important and valuable, making sure that it stays in good condition is very important. Because of this, all people should have access to a heating contractor as they can provide a variety of different services to ensure your furnace stays in good condition.

Annual Service

One of the services that your heating contractor can provide to you is an annual furnace service. A heating contractor will be able to complete a routine service check that will ensure that your furnace is running efficiently and safely. If there are any issues with the furnace at this time, the contractor will be able to make the necessary repairs. Ideally, you should have this service completed before the winter season to ensure it is ready for use during the colder months.

Emergency Serivce

Another service that your heating contractor can provide is emergency services. If you notice that your furnace is making odd noises, has strange smells omitting from it, or has other concerns, you should turn off your furnace and contact your contractor immediately. The contractor will be able to come to your home to make any necessary repairs and ensure that your furnace is safe to use.

Installation Services

Your heating contractor can also help you in the event you need a new furnace. If it is determined that your furnace needs to be replaced, your contractor will be able to help you to find one that is the right size and model for your home. Once it is purchased, your contractor will be able to have it installed in your home and functioning for safe and efficient use.

Have questions? Please contact us here at M&M Mechanical, Inc. so that we can assist you.

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The summer months always seem to bring out the home remodeler in all of us. Maybe it is the longer days or the accumulation of vacation time but when summer hits, it is hard to resist the urge to begin a major home remodeling project. Before you start that addition, however, it is important to consider how it will impact your air conditioning system.

An Addition May Exceed the Load Capacity of your Current Air Conditioning System

Whenever you add square footage to your home, you add to the load capacity of the HVAC system. Very frequently, a current AC unit was fit to the home size at the time of installation without the intent of covering more area. When this happens, it is easy to exceed the system’s load capacity resulting in ineffective cooling.

The Current Configuration of Vents May Not Serve the Addition Effectively

It is important to remember that an HVAC system is precisely configured to serve the structure at the time of installation. When you add a room or reconfigure walls, the placement and direction of vents may not serve the newly designed space.

Dust and Debris can Damage the System

If you’ve ever been a part of a home renovation, you know that if there is an excess of anything its dust. Some of that dust is so fine that it infiltrates even the smallest cracks to seep into sensitive equipment. There are a lot of components in an HVAC system and many of them can suffer damage when exposed to excessive amounts of dust. This dust could take a toll on the system’s effectiveness or longevity.

Dust Infiltrates Vents and Filters

Another important consideration for your heating and air conditioning system during renovation is that dust can build up in the filters, vents, and registers. Once you turn on the system, the particles become airborne and cause poor indoor air quality.

According to the Census Bureau, nearly one-third of all remodels include major renovations or additions. Talk to a professional about how to protect your HVAC unit, and ensure that your system is adequate, efficient, and configured to your needs.

Need more information? Feel free to contact us! M&M Mechanical has proudly served thousands of clients with exceptional service.

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People push off getting an air conditioning tune-up for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s just laziness and other times it’s because people don’t view it as something worth spending money on. The truth is, however, that a tune-up will help you save money in the long run. Here are five ways getting a regular AC tune-up will save you money.

Avoid Costly Problems

If you don’t have a tune-up on a regular basis, any existing problems will fester and remain undiscovered until they grow into something big. At that point, when your air conditioning system is making weird noises or not working at all, you’ll be forced to have it repaired, and those repairs may be costly.

Extend Its Life

Similarly, a regular tune-up will extend the life of your air conditioning system. Everything decays and gets worse over time, and an AC system is no different. However, getting a regular tune-up will allow you to pinpoint any problems, replace any parts that need to be replaced, and repair any issues so that your AC lasts longer.

Extend Your Warranty

Many people are unaware that some warranties may be voided if they do not have their air conditioning system checked out and tuned regularly. Check with the manufacturer of your AC to find out if regular tune-ups are required.

Keep It Efficient

If you do not have your air conditioning system tuned on a regular basis, it will eventually wear down and become inefficient. It will use up more energy than necessary to cool down your home, resulting in a larger energy bill.

Keep Yourself Healthy

Not having your AC system tuned can also result in the air quality of your home worsening. In order to stay healthy and prevent the growth of any mold or mildew, you need to have good air quality in your home.

A properly maintained air conditioner is key to staying cool this summer. If you would like to schedule an A/C tune-up, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you.

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If you own a small business, and your air conditioning unit is acting unusual or not cooling like it should, then you need to find an air conditioner repair contractor sooner rather than later. Although it may be tempting to just wait it out when something starts to go wrong with your air conditioner, this is never a good idea. Here are a few reasons why.

Creates unhappy customers

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to satisfy your customers. It’s not only important to supply them with the best products and services, but you want to ensure they have a great experience when they come into your business too. That means a comfortable setting. Customers are used to being spoiled with nice cool air when they go into an establishment. If they find your place hot and muggy, then they’re likely to be miserable. This may put the brakes on purchasing anything from your business. They may even leave because of the stifling heat. That’s why maintaining your air conditioning unit is a top priority to keep customers happy.

Compound the problem

You don’t want to let a potential mechanical problem go unchecked. Any time you ignore a problem, there’s a good possibility it will get worse. What may have started out as a minor glitch or some dirt in the condenser can grow to be a real issue. However, if you nip it in the bud, you save yourself a headache. Plus, you’ll likely save money. However, if you delay and ignore the signs of needed repair, then the problem progresses as well as the expenditures.

Is your air conditioner showing signs of trouble? Contact M & M Mechanical today for more information.