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The Shifting Seasons??
Dec

12

2016

The Shifting Seasons??

OK, I wanted to write a blog related to the shift in seasons. What the heck does that even mean? My perception over the past 3-4 years is that our seasons have been starting later than I used to remember. Since I own a heating and air conditioning business, I tend to be a bit more perceptive about temperatures than the Average Joe. I seem to…

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Summer is coming…honest
Apr

10

2015

Summer is coming…honest

We’re finally into Spring and it won’t be very long until people will be cranking up their air conditioners as temperatures crack the 80’s and above.  Last Summer, most of us were spared the searing heat of previous years.  I’m no meteorologist, but I can’t imagine we will be that lucky again when it comes to the mild summer temps.     Fortunately, Goodco Mechanical…

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Water Heater changes that will affect your wallet
Feb

22

2015

Water Heater changes that will affect your wallet

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant updates to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These new requirements call for higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tank-less gas water heaters to help reduce energy usage. Unfortunately, this also means additional headaches for consumers and…

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Maintenance
Jan

26

2015

Maintenance

  OK, so this isn’t the first time I’ve written about this subject but it seems like it’s the gift that keeps on giving.  You’ve probably heard the advantages of regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning system; better energy efficiency, improved heating and cooling capacity, prolonged equipment life, less emergency repairs, etc.  All true.  But is it really worth the $200 or so…

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Reducing dependency on heating oil
Oct

7

2014

Reducing dependency on heating oil

Many people with oil boilers and oil furnaces feel they have few alternatives and are stuck with that smelly old beast in the basement forever.  There are options to reduce and even eliminate that the need for the oil truck in your driveway.  Goodco has two excellent solutions: one for the boiler and one for the furnace.  In a recent blog, I elaborated on the…

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Sep

3

2014

Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pump

http://www.bryant.com/products/heatpumps/extreme.shtml   Today’s post is regarding the Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump.  It is one of the most awesome products we’ve seen in years.  I’ve attached a link to their website but wanted to provide some preliminary information to get your attention.  The Extreme came out several years ago and we have found it to be one of our customer’s favorite products.  It is Bryant’s…

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Why regular maintenance? – Part 2 or Is that a cat in your filter?
Jun

21

2014

Why regular maintenance? – Part 2 or Is that a cat in your filter?

Something occurred this past week that made me want to embelish on a previous post  about regular maintenance I made about a month or so ago.  I have attached several pictures our technicians recently took.   You are looking at air filters that are completely clogged with dirt, dust, pollen, animal hair, etc.  When this occurs, major damage to your HVAC equipment can result.  When…

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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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