North Wind Mechanical Blog

Avoid Issues with Carbon Monoxide This Winter

December 26th, 2016

When you think about heating your home for the winter season, mild as it may be in this part of the country, you probably think about scheduling routine heating maintenance and ensuring that you are able to heat your home efficiently. These are important considerations, of course. The most important consideration, however, is guaranteeing that you are heating your home safely.

When you combust fuel in order to heat your home, you run the risk of exposing those in your home to carbon monoxide. For reasons that we’ll discuss below, it is vital that you have a good carbon monoxide detector in Mesa, AZ. Schedule service with us to ensure that this is the case.

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Heating Pro Tip: Change the Air Filter

December 19th, 2016

We’ve already seen nighttime temperatures drop into the thirties, and that is going to be happening more and more regularly over the course of the next couple of months. Those that believe heating is not a priority in Arizona had best reevaluate that position. You are going to need your heater in Mesa, and you are going to want that heater to function as effectively, efficiently, and reliably as possible.

The best way in which to ensure that this is the case, of course, is to schedule routine heating maintenance. There is one task that you should handle on your own, though. That is to make sure that there is always a clean, fresh filter in your forced air heater.

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How Can Dry Air Affect Me?

December 12th, 2016

Living in an arid climate has its benefits. For instance, we don’t have to deal with oppressive, uncomfortable humidity during the summer season. It definitely gets very hot, but the dry heat is certainly preferable to most. There are many ways, however, in which very low humidity levels can negatively affect you, your home, and your health.

We are definitely moving into the cooler time of the year, with nighttime temperatures already falling into the forties and, occasionally, the thirties. As temperatures fall, humidity tends to as well. As you run your heater during the coming chilly night, make sure that you are not reheating and circulating air throughout your home that is excessively dry. Consider using a whole-house humidifier in Mesa, AZ.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like It’s Burning?

December 5th, 2016

It’s December, and while the winter season doesn’t bring subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall in this part of the country, things have definitely started cooling off. Looking at upcoming temperatures, there are a lot more 60’s than 70’s in the forecast, and plenty of 30’s on the low side of things. No doubt about it now. It’s your heater’s turn to step up to the plate.

Some homeowners underestimate just how important their heating  systems are around here, due to the fact that winter is pretty mild. We’re here to tell you that you cannot afford to ignore signs of trouble with your heater. Not only do you put your comfort at risk in doing so, but potentially your safety as well.

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Choosing the Right Air Purifier for Your Home

November 28th, 2016

For many homeowners, keeping their homes comfortable around here just means cooling it effectively in the summer and, when necessary, heating it reliably during our mild winters. This attitude overlooks another very important fact of one’s comfort: indoor air quality. Not only can subpar indoor air quality negatively affect your comfort, but your health as well.

In a lot of cases, basic air filtration is enough to maintain adequate indoor air quality. Certain situations require a more active resolution to the problem, though. That is when you may find yourself in need of an air purifier in Mesa, AZ. But which to choose?

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Why Heat Your Home without Ductwork?

November 21st, 2016

Temperatures drop surprisingly low in this part of the country, which is generally known for its intense summer heat. With nighttime temperatures dropping into the 40’s and 30’s before long, and daytime highs hovering in the 60’s, it’s clear that a good heater is just as important as a quality air conditioner. Still, our winters are relatively mild, so many homeowners look for unique heating methods well-suited to our climate.

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Do Not Overlook Your Heating Maintenance

November 14th, 2016

Yes, we live in a very warm climate, and yes, daytime temperatures are still pretty warm. Your house is not going to retain enough heat from the daytime hours to remain comfortable during the increasingly chilly nights, though. When temperatures dipping into the 40’s already and, before long, the 30’s, our nights are definitely getting colder. Is your heater ready to spring into action?

If you fail to schedule routine heating maintenance in Mesa, AZ, there is no way to be sure. Protect your comfort, your budget, and your heating system itself. Give us a call today to have your heater tuned up before you need it the most.

Enroll in Our Maintenance Program!

If you want to make thing really easy, just contact us to enroll in our maintenance program. That way, you won’t have to worry about overlooking your heating maintenance again. We offer our maintenance program for various popular heating systems.

Heat Pumps

  • Lubricate as needed
  • Check defrost cycle and reversing valve operation
  • Adjust air volume for maximum efficiency, and more!

Electric Furnaces

  • Clean and check automatic controls
  • Check all wiring for loose connections and condition of insulation
  • Check supply voltage, and more!

Gas Furnaces

  • Clean/adjust automatic controls
  • Clean burners
  • Adjust combustion for optimum fuel efficiency, and more!

In addition to these system specific benefits, members of our maintenance program are entitled to service discounts, priority scheduling, and other great perks. Only a system that is well-maintained will function at peak performance and efficiency levels. If getting a better performance from your furnace or heat pump while paying less for that level of comfort sounds like a good deal to you, contact us today. The coldest weather of the year is just around the corner, and you need to be prepared.

Call North Wind Mechanical, LLC for quality heating maintenance service.


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Why Choose an Evaporative Cooler?

November 7th, 2016

Living in a desert climate means that dry, hot weather is a given for most of the year. While average temperatures in the short winter season can be quite chilly, the air conditioner is definitely the star of the show when it comes to your comfort. Now is a good time to start thinking about replacing your air conditioner, as we move into the cooler time of the year.

If you are in need of a new AC, we recommend that you explore your options before deciding to replace your system with a very similar model. There are various air conditioners out there that could benefit you more than the system type that you are used to. One option that is very popular in Mesa, AZ is the evaporative cooler

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What Causes Uneven Temperatures in a Home?

October 31st, 2016

It does not matter if you are cooling your home throughout a brutally hot summer, or if you are running your heater to keep your home warm during our brief and relatively mild winters. You want to maintain even temperatures throughout the house. There are a number of different problems that can inhibit your ability to do so, though.

The good news is that any problem has a solution. If you are having trouble with your heating and/or air conditioning systems in Mesa, AZ, schedule service with the professionals on our team. Read on to learn a bit more about what may cause uneven temperatures in your home.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

October 24th, 2016

Some folks new to this area may not understand just how important a good heating system is around here. Yes, our summer season is incredibly hot, and the heat sticks around for much of the year. Even during the winter season, daytime temperatures are often pretty warm. Despite this, though, nights get chilly, and you are going to need to use your heater to keep your home comfortable during the cooling periods.

Because of our mild winters, the use of a heat pump in Mesa, AZ is very common. Heat pumps differ greatly from other home heating systems. Read on to learn more about how the heat pump works, and why heat pumps are so well-suited to our climate.

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