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Kohler Generators

When storms or disasters leave your family in the dark, having the right power generator can change the outcome of the situation. You and your family deserve the best, which is why we at Gregg Mechanical deliver to you Kohler Generators. The powerful Kohler generators can restore power to your home within 10 seconds after a power outage. Kohler uses a powerful commercial-grade engine into every generator, so that you can have a reliable energy source whenever you need it. Some electronics, such as computers, televisions, or cell phones require a certain quality of electricity, otherwise they will get damaged while plugged in. Kohler generators deliver that type of energy to your home. Everything from your central air system to your security system can be run off of a single Kohler generator. There is also no need to worry about refueling it, because it runs off of your home’s natural gas. These generators also come with a 5 year-2000 hour warranty.
Contact us today for more information on heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, or installation by calling 718-761-2300.

Professional Tune-Ups and Maintenance During the Off-Season

The harsh winter is dying out, which will eventually lead to a harsh summer. In the spring, your heating and air conditioning systems get a rest from constant use. This is the perfect time to get your systems tuned-up and maintained by our licensed professionals. Tune-ups make sure that your system is up and running for when you need them, and it is best to have them done when you are not relying on them to keep your home comfortable. Before making the switch from the heater to the A/C, have both checked and get a tune-up from our professional service staff. Keep your home, and your family comfortable all year long with properly working and maintenanced heaters and air conditioners.
Contact us today for more information on heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, or installation by calling 718-761-2300.

Change Your Furnace Air Filters

With the recent cold fronts, your furnace may be running more often than not. Now is a great time to change your air filters, which will keep your furnace running more efficiently, while keeping the air that blows through the vents cleaner. A dirty air filter can cause congestion, asthma attacks, and more dust in the house. If you don’t change your filter, the quality of your furnace can decrease overtime. Dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and mold spores are trapped by a furnace air filter, but can pass through a dirty one. Replace your filter every month or two.
Contact us today for more information on heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, or installation by calling 718-761-2300

Winter Air Conditioning Maintenance

Your Air Conditioner may not see use in the cold winter, but you should make sure it is up and running. Air Conditioners should be checked and maintenanced during the winter while you and your family are not relying on it to keep your home cool. While the heat runs strong in your home, the proper care and maintenance on your air conditioner can keep you home cool in the summer without issues.
Filters in an A/C unit should be cleaned or replaced regularly, to keep it running efficiently. A dirty filter can make your air conditioner use up more energy than necessary. The evaporator coil and condenser coils in an A/C can become dirty over time, even with clean filters. Dirty coils can become insulated, which prevents them from absorbing heat and producing cold air. Covering your outdoor central air unit during the winter can keep it from harmful weather or debris.
If your air conditioner requires more than regular maintenance, hire a licensed professional for your service work. Contact us today for more information on air conditioning maintenance, repair, or installation by calling 718-761-2300

Tankless Water Heaters

Today’s modern household uses a large amount of hot water; from cleaning, showers, the dishwasher, the laundry room, and more. When using a water heater with a tank, it can take a while for the water to get warm. Waiting for the shower to warm up everyday can run up the water bill. Tankless water heaters can deliver hot water on demand to each system in your home that uses hot water individually.
How do they work? As the hot water faucet is turned on, cold water moves along the pipes into the heating unit. Electric or gas heating units warm the water quickly as it rushes through the system, giving you constant hot water. The process is extremely quick, and you don’t have to wait for the water tank to heat up. Tankless water heaters avoid the heat loss from not using all the water in the tank. You can add more tankless water heaters to each system using hot water in your home. On demand water heaters are also great for bathrooms that are far away from a heating system, outdoor hot tubs, or as a booster for a solar water heating system.
Most tankless water heaters last around 20 years, whereas most water storage heaters have an expected lifespan of 10-15 years. Easily replaceable parts can extend life expectancy for many more. Based on the amount of hot water used in your home, tankless water heaters can make your home up to 50% more energy efficient.
Do discuss the installation and use of tankless water heaters in your home call us at 718-761-2300.

Whole-Home Humidifier

Homes without the proper humidity can be dangerous to the health of the residents and cause damage to the building. Proper whole-home humidification can help prevent the spread of diseases, lower the amount of allergens in the home, save you money on energy costs, and lower the amount of repairs to a home. A whole-home humidifier can keep the humidity of a house uniform and efficient.

Dry air can lead to a multitude of health problems. Cold and flu viruses spread faster in low humidity spaces. Drier air can cause sore throats, bloody noses, itchy eyes, dry mouth, and cracked skin. Air with less relative humidity can also aggravate allergies much easier, leading to more severe health risks. Asthma symptoms are more easily aggravated in dry air as well.

When the air in a home is dry, you will feel colder at higher temperatures. Homes with higher relative humidity require less heat to keep residents warm. For every degree you lower the thermostat, you save about 4% on your heating bill. Dry air can cause significant damage to a home. Woodwork and walls can crack in low humidity, and lead to repairs. Electronics in dry air can cause static shocks that can hurt you and the machines. The stronger the shock, the more damaging it can be to the electronics.

Portable humidifiers can not even compare to the power of a whole-home system. A home system checks the air outside for temperature in order to maintain the proper humidity throughout a home. A portable model only covers one room, and can over-humidify an area. A portable model also can lead to the spreading of hazardous microbes or bacteria that develop in the stagnant water inside the device.

Contact us today to get the details on how we can install a whole-home humidifier for you by calling 718-761-2300.

 

Winter Heating Safety Tips

Unsafe heating equipment, such as radiators, fireplaces, and space heaters may help warm the house; but can cause fires and burns to your family. In the event that you use one of these this winter in addition to your standard heating system, it is important to keep you and your family safe. Here is a list of safety tips for unsafe winter heating.

  • Never use ovens, stoves, ranges, or grills to heat your home. In addition to the noxious fumes produced by them, fires can be very easily caused by them
    Around any space heaters or radiators, set up a 3 foot area devoid of any flammable objects or children. Never hang laundry or curtains over a space heater. This can help prevent fires or burns.
  • Install fire and carbon monoxide alarms, and be sure to check them every 2 months to ensure your family’s safety.
  • Kerosene heaters should be turned off and moved outside before they are refilled. Overfilling a kerosene heater can cause fires or explosions, as the fuel may expand as it heats up. Always use the correct kind of fuel for space heaters that use it.
  • Never use an extension cord on a space heater of any kind. Also, never leave them unattended. Turn them off before going to bed or leaving the room.
    Keep candles at least 1 foot away from any and all things that are flammable, such as curtains, tablecloths, or papers.
  • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected each year before use. Never burn anything other than regular hard wood in a wood stove or fireplace. Do not burn garbage, plastic or processed wood (painted, finished, or treated with chemicals).
  • Fireplaces should be equipped with a sturdy screen to prevent fires around it. Ashes should be cooled before they are removed and/or dumped.
  • You and your family should make a plan in case of a fire, and discuss escape routes for multiple scenarios. Plan out a meeting place away from the house in the event of an emergency.
  • Finally, have a licenced professional install your home central heating equipment and water heaters according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

This holiday season, keep your family safe and warm; with a heating system you can trust. Call us at 718-761-2300 for repair or installation on your home heating system.

Generators to Protect Your Home During Hurricanes and Power Outages.

As Hurricane season approaches every homeowner needs to ask themselves if they are prepared. Staten Island has been hit hard over the last few years by hurricanes.  Sandy showed us that you can’t be to prepared. If you were affected by power outages in the last hurricane you probably looked into getting a generator. Right after Sandy there was a shortage of generators and qualified contractors to install them properly. Gregg Mechanical can install a generator that automatically starts and restores power in seconds, whether you’re home or away. These generators will keep your critical hard-wired systems going when you need them most.  AC, heat, sump pumps, security systems and large appliances are no problem for a properly installed Kohler generator. You won’t need to refuel it because it runs  on your home’s natural gas. It delivers high quality power that won’t harm your electronics.

Standby Home Generators can be used to keep your power on when there’s an outage. The right generator can keep your family safe by powering your home security system, heating and air conditioning, and it can keep you food from spoiling by powering your refrigerator and freezer along with your lights, television and PCs. It keeps our lines of communication open during an emergency.  It’s one of the best investments you can make for your home. Your generator is installed outside  your home like your air conditioning unit.

Contact us today to get the details on how we can install a generator for your home. 718-761-2300

 

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