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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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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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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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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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Helping to Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce
Feb

8

2017

Helping to Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce

This week, I had the the opportunity to meet with students from Ken Hassinger’s HVAC class at Central Pa Institute of Science and Technology, better known as CPI. This annual pilgrimage to CPI has become an important chance for me to share and mentor the students on items they might not here everyday in the classroom.  The topics of discussion were interviewing, planning a career…

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2016 Small Business of the Year
Dec

20

2016

2016 Small Business of the Year

What an honor to receive this award from the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County and award sponsor First National Bank. I remember my first CBICC awards ceremony in 2009 thinking…”someday, we’ll win that award”. The following year, I was personally honored with the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award by the Chamber. I’m not sure I really understood the significance of what we had…

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Constantly Learning
Dec

15

2016

Constantly Learning

  I love this picture. It depicts a guy getting ready to dive into a lake after just finishing the book “How to Swim”.  In today’s hi-tech world of HVAC, things are changing so fast that just when we learn it, they upgrade or modify it.  I’m constantly amazed at my techs, installers and sales people and just how quickly they can educate themselves on…

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