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Scott's Thoughts

Hot News & Cool Tips

Hello world! My name is Scott Good, the owner of Goodco Mechanical. I am excited about the opportunity to share thoughts with you that I hope will provide some helpful information as well as keep you entertained.  Since Goodco is a heating, air conditioning and plumbing company, much of what I will discuss in this blog will pertain to those topics. However, I realize that I will struggle to hold even my own attention if that’s all I write about so be prepared for other items of interest that I feel are relevant and worth discussing.  I hope you’ll share your thoughts with me on the topics as well. I’ll be posting often so check back regularly.

 
Is Preventive Maintenance a Sham?
Dec

26

2018

Is Preventive Maintenance a Sham?

I don’t think I’ve ever been asked this specific question about preventive maintenance but, I know plenty of people who believe that preventive maintenance is a waste of time and/or money.  So, how do I answer that question? I usually compare our HVAC industry to the car industry because people understand their vehicles far better than they do their comfort system.  It amazes me how…

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Piece of Mind Service
Nov

27

2018

Piece of Mind Service

We want our customers to have piece of mind when they call us.  At Goodco, we have always provided our residential customers with the unique proposition that “they know the price before we start the work”. This only makes sense.  You wouldn’t put a new roof on your house or install new brakes on your car without knowing the price. Watch the attached video for…

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Enough Rain Already!!
Sep

25

2018

Enough Rain Already!!

I don’t know about you but I’ve about had it with this rain in Central Pa.  The hill behind my house which backs onto Pine Grove Mountain looks and sounds like a perpetual waterfall and my backyard is a swampy mess.  Normally by this time of the year, we’ve gone through the August drought and my lawnmower would have had a breather. What most people…

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8 Items to Check Before Calling the Good Guys!
Feb

7

2018

8 Items to Check Before Calling the Good Guys!

Customers contact us all the time with no heat or no AC in their home or business.  We’re happy to help them out, heck, that’s what we do.  However, there are several things you can do to reduce the number of nuisance calls you have to make over something, quite frankly, you could fix yourself.  While we hate to take away some of our work,…

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Winter Humidification
Jan

3

2018

Winter Humidification

  Every year about this time, we start to see the effects of the bitter cold air on our homes and our health.  It reminds me of the importance of humidity in our homes.  I have provided a link to an excellent blog by Aprilaire on the costs of NOT having a humidifier in your home.  This makes some great points on many fronts including…

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Why do I have Hot and Cold spots in my house?
Sep

13

2017

Why do I have Hot and Cold spots in my house?

Why can I not keep a constant temperature in my house? We hear that question a lot. The answers are plentiful but not always easy to determine. Among the many reasons for hot and cold spots are improperly sized equipment and/or ductwork. Depending on the size and configuration of the home, there can be varying heat loads due to: – passive heat caused by a…

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Kish Bank Lewistown Uses the Good Guys
Sep

6

2017

Kish Bank Lewistown Uses the Good Guys

Goodco Mechanical recently completed work on the Kish Bank Building in Lewistown, Pa.  The project consisted of several Mitsubishi Electric City-Multi VRF Heat Pumps as well as a RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilators.  Mark Hoffman was Goodco’s foreman on this project along with assistance from Toby Hoffman and Brian Price. The advantage of using the Mitsubishi VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems are the opportunity to take…

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First Goodco Mechanical Scholarship Awarded at State College High School
Jun

9

2017

First Goodco Mechanical Scholarship Awarded at State College High School

We were proud to honor Donovan Paley with the first Goodco Mechanical Scholarship at the State College Area High School awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 7th.  The scholarship is designated for a graduating senior pursuing additional education in the area of HVAC, Plumbing or General Building Construction.  Donovan’s plans include plumbing training through the reserve unit in Lock Haven then entering the Construction Management program…

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Goodco acquires Bovard
Jun

6

2017

Goodco acquires Bovard

  After several months of “due diligence”, Goodco Mechanical has officially acquired the assets of Bovard, Inc. of Altoona.  This deal had started with a phone conversation with Jim Bovard in early January, an initial sit-down in mid-January, an offer in early March and a closing on May 31st.  What a whirlwind for everyone involved.  The staff at Goodco, the employees at Bovard who were…

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Air conditioning in February?
Feb

23

2017

Air conditioning in February?

Who would have guessed it? Today is the 23rd of February and it’s 65 degrees in State College, Pa. Tomorrow they’re calling for temps approaching 70. Even though the crazy rodent in Punxsutawney said 6 more weeks of winter, Mother Nature seems to be giving him the raspberries. As a heating and air conditioning contractor, this kind of weather can wreak havoc on our business….

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