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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.

 

Jun

7

2014

Water heaters – tank vs tankless

“My water is dead, what are my options?”  This is a questions we receive often since the average lifespan of a standard water heater is generally 8-10 years.  Soft water and regular tank draining can extend that life several years but, they don’t last forever. So, what are the options. In most cases, if you don’t have natural gas or propane, the replacement is generally…

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May

31

2014

Equipment lifespan: Repair or Replace

I am often asked how long a furnace or water heater should last. This usually follows a conversation about a major repair and whether the homeowner should repair or replace.  So what are the factors behind the decision so you’re not throwing money away on unnecessary repairs. Let’s start with how long things should last.  I have some rules of thumb I like to use…

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May

24

2014

Why is regular maintenance important?

We receive dozens of calls this time of year from homeowners whose air conditioning won’t cool the house. Our first question usually is “have you checked the air filter in your unit?” The answers vary from “I’m not sure” to “We have an air filter?” Our second question usually is “When did you last have a maintenance inspection on your HVAC system?” Your heating and…

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May

17

2014

Heating & Cooling Options For Older Homes – Ductless Heat Pumps

They’re loud, inefficient and quite honestly, heavy as hell. I actually found an old one in our shop and verified that it, indeed, was heavy as hell.  These are most often used in older homes that were not outfitted with ductwork.  Up until recently, there were not a whole lot of options when it came to cooling a house without central air ductwork.  Over the past…

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May

10

2014

Hello and thanks for joining me.

Hello! For my inaugural post I thought I’d share two things: a snippet of how I got started in my business and one of the things that motivates me daily to keep doing it. I had a dream of owning my own business since shortly after college, and after having the good fortune of working for some large and reputable mechanical contracting companies in the…

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