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Get Ready for Summer

Don’t wait until your AC breaks. Take advantage of our Spring Specials to help you keep cool this summer. We have specials on a new Lennox system, rebates, and more. Call us at 718-761-2300 to get a free quote or fill out our contact form.

Summer Checkups

The Summer heat has your Air Conditioning unit running constantly. In the middle of summer, it is important to make sure that your unit is running well. With the high amount of use this season, it is vital that you replace the filter in your Air conditioner. Replacing the filter allows the airflow in your home to become cleaner. A clean filter will trap more pollen, dust, dander, and other air particulates that can cause respiratory issues, especially in young children. A dirty filter prevents air from flowing as quickly, which can cause you to use more electricity before your home becomes cool. It is also a good idea to vacuum the return vent in your central air system to remove excess dust and debris before it enters the system.
The Summer is an excellent time to have your heater inspected, too. It is important to have a HVAC professional inspect your heating unit before the weather gets cold. Any repairs that your heater might need can be taken care of before the fall if the issue is found now.
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

Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance

When dealing with the heating and air conditioning systems for your home, the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can be risky. Your heating and air conditioning systems work to keep you and your family comfortable 24/7, so timely care is essential. The proper maintenance of these systems can keep the bills down and your home comfortable for many more years than a unit that is left untreated.
Why should you perform regular maintenance on your heating system? In addition to the units lasting longer, systems that are properly and regularly maintenance can provide a lot more for a house, and keep you from spending thousands fixing problems. Unchecked systems can cause a variety of issues in your home, such as Carbon Monoxide leaks, corrosion, soot buildup, heat loss, and more. The proper and regular maintenance, performed by a licensed professional 1 to 2 times a year, can lead to lower heating bills, less fire hazards, and can improve the overall efficiency of your heating unit.
Water heater maintenance is also vital in any home. Water heaters that are properly maintained can last longer and will keep extra costs down on the heating and water bills. Pipes are more prone to freezing during cold weather if the water heating system is not properly maintained.
Air conditioner systems should be serviced before the spring and fall, where you will need them to cool down your home. Air conditioners and central air systems should be regularly checked to maintain proper temperature control in a home.
Contact us today for more information on if a gas or electric furnace is right for your home or business, and how we can install it by calling 718-761-2300.

Winter Warning on Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide alarmWintertime is an important time to make sure your carbon monoxide detector is in working order. There is an increased risk of incidents due to the fact that during winter your windows and doors are usually closed to conserve energy. This doesn’t allow gases like  to escape from your home. Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer. It’s a colorless and odorless gas, but the use of a properly installed and maintained carbon monoxide detector along with a properly ventilated home and a properly maintained heating system can prevent most cases of carbon monoxide poisoning. Please perform regular checks on your carbon monoxide detector. Do a test and battery check according to manufacturers recommendations at proper intervals. This can save your life, and the life of your loved ones. Have your heating system checked annually and your fire and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. Keep a set of fresh batteries available at all times.  Make this winter a warm and safe one. If you have questions call us.If your Carbon Monoxide detector alerts you contact the Fire Department. If you have questions on maintenance call us at 718-761-2300.

Winterization Checklist

As we move through December and into the new year, the harsh cold of the Winter can leave an unprepared homeowner to deal with a lot of damage; and a lot of bills. Preparing your home for the coming snow and ice can save you money when it is time to pay the heating and electric bills. This is a list of important factors to keep in mind when it comes to winterizing your home:

Exterior

Rake away weeds and leaves from the foundation of the home. The rotting vegetation can loosen the foundation and cause drafts in a basement.

Make sure that the exterior wall insulation is well placed and that there is the correct amount of it.

Insulate water pipes. Drain and properly store all hoses. Drain and turn off any sprinkler systems.

Clean out the gutters. Leaf, snow, and ice buildup can lead to heavy gutters that can fall off and damage the house.

Remove tree branches that hang over electrical wires or your home.

Have a professional open your central air unit and turn off the disconnect switch first to prevent accidental use in winter. Clean the outside of the unit, removing dirt and leaves, and allow it to dry before covering it with a heavy material to prevent damage from snow and ice.

Doors and windows

Remove debris from around doors and windows. Be sure that all of your windows and doors have no breaks in the seams surrounding them. Weatherstripping should be installed around the windows and doors.

Ductwork, Fireplaces, and Furnaces

    Check the filter on your furnace. Based on the model you own, it may need to be changed every 1-6 months. Make sure the pilot light is lit and the blower is working. Hire a professional to inspect the furnace and see if it works safely and efficiently.

Clean out fireplaces often, so that there is less soot buildup. Keep the chimney clear of obstructions or debris, and keep the chimney flue closed unless it is in use.

Have your duct work inspected for mold, pests, dirt, or debris. Duct insulation should be installed, especially near exterior walls or regions of the house that are not used often.
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.

Take Care of Heating and Cooling Systems 365 Days a Year

Let Gregg Mechanical take care of your Heating and Cooling Systems 365 Days a Year with a Service or Maintenance Agreement.

Did You Know?

  • Some air conditioning and heating problems can DOUBLE operating costs without reducing comfort.
  • Up to 80% of all air conditioning compressor failures could be eliminated if the problems that lead to the failure were corrected in a timely manner.
  • A freon (refrigerant) undercharge of only 10% can increase operating costs by almost 20%
  • Freon should never be replaced. If it must be added every year, there is an expensive leak that should be repaired.
  • A dirty evaporator, condensor and blower could increase air conditioning or heat pump electrical usage by 50% or more.
  • Just a 100th of an inch of dirt or film on an evaporator coil can reduce it's efficiency
  • Un-repaired small problems can lead to very expensive repairs.

According to studies conducted by the utility companies, you can SAVE up to $30 a month on your utility bill by making sure that your air conditioning system is cleaned and serviced regularly. The average residential air conditioning unit tested was 3.3 tons.

The study concluded that air conditioning maintenance benefits the consumer by:

  • Increasing comfort
  • Lowering operating costs
  • Increasing system capacity
  • Insuring longer equipment life

 

Save Money on Utility and Repair Bills

Gregg Mechanical can save you money on Utility and Repair Bills

Our professional service technicians understand your air conditioning and heating system and can eliminate money wasting problems.

After serving our customers air conditioning and heating system for over 10 years, in Staten Island, we have developed a customized program that addresses the problems we see most often. The comprehensive service and maintenance agreement program we offer is designed to:

  • Maintain or enhance your current level of comfort.
  • Reduce the possibility of an air conditioning or heating breakdown.
  • Depending on the current condition of your equipment, it may pay for itself several times over in energy savings.
  • Provide preferential emergency service if the need ever arises.
  • Provide service by only trained and qualified professional service technicians
  • Automatic pre-season scheduling of preventive maintenance calls for heating and air conditioning.
  • Provide parts and labor depending on specific agreement.
  • Provide peace of mind not worrying about costly service calls.

We at Gregg Mechanical know that our satisfied customers have been and will continue to be the secret to our success. We also believe that our Preventive Maintenance Service Agreement Program is the best way for us to keep our customers satisfied.

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