The Modern Mechanical Blog
Welcome to the Modern Mechanical Blog! Here, you’ll find home maintenance tips and guides. Our tips can improve the efficiency and longevity of your home’s mechanical systems and improve your family’s comfort. Thanks for stopping by!
When is the last time you scheduled routine maintenance on your home’s air conditioning system? If the answer is more than a year ago, or you can’t remember, it’s probably time to schedule a preventative maintenance visit.
You may not know it, but you already have important mold-control technology installed in your home: your air conditioning unit. Mold doesn’t need much to survive. A food supply, the right temperatures, and sufficient moisture are the only ingredients necessary for fungi to thrive.
Winter is here! Our Northern Virginia winters bring temperatures in the 30s, sometimes lower, and usually a big batch or two of snow. Winter in Loudoun County means plenty of time spent indoors in the company of family, some favorite electronic devices and your trusty HVAC heating system.
Warm in one room… cold in another! It is a frustrating reality of winter. Hot air rises, cold air sinks so how can you maintain a nice, even, constant, reliable temperature – and enjoy consistent temps throughout your home, throughout the winter?
Come winter, it gets cold here in Northern Virginia. When temperatures fall, it’s understandably tempting to simply plug in, turn on and crank up an electric radiator or space heater to keep toasty warm.
Are you starting to get sticker shock when looking at your utility bills? You’re not alone. All across the country utility rates are going up. Many homes also have aging HVAC systems that are not as efficient as modern systems. But, still, many homeowners are reluctant to invest in a new HVAC system. The truth is, if you want to save as much as money as possible, it may be best to replace your home’s aging HVAC system sooner rather than later.
We get the question all the time. “You’re charging me $300 for a part that I can get for half of that price on Amazon. Why shouldn’t I just buy the part online and pay the lower price?” The easy answer is because we are in the “service industry”.
We all dread the same thing during the summer months-opening our energy bill. Let’s make opening that envelope something we do with confidence! We have everything you need to know about saving money and reducing your energy use this summer! Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to have a few extra bucks to spend on a family vacation instead?
Before the late summer heat hits, it’s worth giving a good long do-it-yourself look at that vitally important indoor air conditioning and ventilation system – including every component from the evaporator, blower and air handler to the ducts, wall intake, drainage hoses and floor registers.
Homeowners know that we’re in a crucial period of the year. These beautiful, comfortable spring months of May and June only mean that the dog days of summer are on the horizon… So your home’s air conditioning and ventilation systems need to be up to the job!