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Top 3 Reasons to Change Your Ductwork.

Posted May 16, 2018 By Brian Nagle

Brian Nagle   Wednesday May 16th 2018.   True Mechanical Corp. www.truemech.com

Top 3 Reasons to Change Your Ductwork when you replace your HVAC Mechanical System

Old Ductwork

The ductwork in most homes lasts between 15-20 years before significant leaks or air gaps occur.


Poor performance of the Existing System

Your system is getting older, tired, and with more gaps in the ductwork, diminishing performance. You might see increasing utility use month after month, resulting in higher utility bills. An HVAC professional can run a test to find any problems. If the leaks are small enough, you can have your ductwork sealed to save energy. Otherwise, you should have it replaced to keep your power bills affordable. If your ductwork is 10-15 years old, it may be an R4 insulation covering. In our area today’s standard’s are R8 in non-conditioned space (attic or crawl space)

Poor Indoor Air Quality IAQ

Leaky ducts suck in dust, pollen, and other pollutants from the environment and circulate them in the entire house. These allergens can cause several health problems. Moisture in ductwork can grow into mold, or leak water potentially causing further damage to your house.  True Mechanical Corp can help you with new installations, replacements and servicing of both your systems and ductwork. We were named as a nationwide Rheem Top 20 Pro Partner for 2017, We have over 45 years of industry experience with Rheem, Trane, Mitsubishi and other top brands. www.truemech.com brian@truemech.com 631-563-1298. Call us today   

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Two Amazing Weeks Highlight the Future of Our Industry

Posted May 1, 2018 By Brian Nagle

The past two weeks have been absolutely amazing.Last week, I was in Washington DC to accept Rheem Manufacturing's top Pro Partner Award as one of Rheem's top 20 businesses from across the United States. Rheem has been a leader of new technology in our industry for almost 100 years.  Rheem today is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating , pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America. This was an amazing two days with the Rheem management team and the top 20 US businesses.Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a Daikin meeting in Texas. Daikin has built an amazing plant in the US. They have no plants in Mexico. Daikin has introduced amazing technology lowering energy use and providing significant upgrades in comfort and indoor air quality, two terms you should be hearing frequently. By the end of 2019, Daikin will have close to 5000 employees at the Daikin Texas Technology Park, and within 3-5 years, another 12000 indirect area jobs will be created. Many of the Daikin equipment options come with 12 year warranties. This Technology Park is amazing in its scope and the commitment Daikin has made in the United States. The plant is a 4.3 Billion dollar investment, a 1/2 mile long, over 2 miles around, has over 315 loading bay doors, can produce over 15,000 pieces of equipment a day, and for the environment, this building is a zero net energy building. The entire industry is now technology driven, new regulations having a big part of that.True Mechanical seeks the latest industry products to offer to our customers. If you are on Long Island contact us today for the most efficient options in the HVAC industry, from central systems providing both cooling and high efficiency heating options, ductless units that blend in to your existing space. High efficiency systems don't cost, they pay in many ways, not the least being lower utility costs.Lower your electric use by 30-50% from your existing system. True Mechanical Corp. www.truemech.com 631-563-1298.

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5 Reasons to Change your HVAC system now.

Posted April 2, 2018 By Brian Nagle

Top 5 Reasons to Early Retire Your Homes Key System. With major advances in new technology, now is the time to take advantage. As demand continues to ramp up for new technology, its logical to see price increases matching that demand curve. There are many advantages to upgrading to a high efficiency system, central or Ductless. If you already have a central forced hot air or boiler system, lets use this to determine if it’s time to replace it. A few questions can help determine the answer if you should repair or replace. 1)    What is the system’s age? If your equipment is over even 10 years old, rapid advancements in technology means retirement of your equipment is looming. The prudent customer knows, the best time to replace your HVAC system is not when it fails suddenly either in the middle of winter or on the hottest weekend of the year, but when you have options about its replacement.  2)    The next question; are you spending more to heat and cool your home or business?As your system ages, it starts the downward spiral of more repairs and decreased efficiency. Does it run more frequently to maintain the temperature, and is it using more fuel or electric to provide the same comfort?  This is a sure sign a high efficiency alternative is wise to look at now.3) Does your equipment make unusual noises?If your heating system is making noises you haven’t heard before, it may be time to replace. Newer high efficiency systems tend to be much quieter than previous generations. 4) How is your homes indoor air quality?If you’re starting to have humidity problems, household dust and airborne particles, these are a warning sign. If you have a forced hot air furnace a cracked heat exchanger is nothing to take lightly. Cracks in heat exchangers can lead directly to CO Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Do not take these issues for granted. Call your trusted HVAC professional.    5) Rebates. Utilities and manufacturers are both looking for customers who want to go green. The newer systems are so much more efficient, utilities and manufacturers want to incentivize homeowners to bring their systems up to today's they come close By themselves, the answers to each of these questions may not tell you whether it’s time to replace your heating system or not, but when considered as a whole they can give you a sense of when your heating system is ready for replacement. Call us for a free estimate today. Our management team at True Mechanical has well over 100 years’ experience in all phases of heating and cooling. We offer affordable service contracts and no charge quotes on system replacements. True Mechanical is 40 years in business and with over 150,000 installations on Long Island. Visit our website at www.truemech.com or call us at 631-563-1298.We ask for your input and comments. 

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When your Child has asthma or other Respitary Challenges Its Life Critical

Posted March 28, 2018 By Brian Nagle

Sometimes the simple things are the most glaring omissions. This Saturday I had an appointment to discuss the installation of some revolutionary new HVAC equipment in a high end North Shore Long Island town home community. The owner is a very busy head of Finance for a sizable company in the New York area. He has a middle school age son who has suffered from severe asthma since infancy. They have owned this home for almost 3 years. 18 months ago they hired an old and established big box home services company to clean the ducts on both of their HVAC systems. You would think the big box store after cleaning the ducts would have installed air filters in the returns. My Saturday visit was the 3rd estimate in the past 3 weeks for a complete replacement of their 2 systems. Not one of the companies that did the duct cleaning or the representatives for the other 2 contractors, noticed the single most glaring deficiency in this Homeowners indoor air quality. There are no filters in the living area return grilles or the furnace returns. The homeowners son's asthma is so severe, any time he gets sick his throat completely closes up. As a homeowner you need to know what you need to know. In any climate you need proper indoor air filtration and in colder climates, you need the proper level of relative humidity. Given the number of children today with chronic respiratory diseases, indoor air quality is truly a life critical issue. There is no defense for being naive. Ask the contractors the right questions. If they don't know the answers change contractors. Its your family's life.

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6 Items to Consider This Month

Posted March 21, 2018 By Brian Nagle

6 Reasons to Replace your Central air with a Modern High efficiency Heat Pump.Are you changing out or completing a new installation of your HVAC system this year? You should look at Heat Pump options. Heat pumps now come in much higher efficiency offerings than previous generations. The number 5 reason may be the best justification of all. 1) Right now is still the off season. Most of the country is still in a shoulder season between fall and winter. Heat pumps can provide a nice indoor temperature without cranking up your boiler or furnace. 

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How prevalent is todays advanced technology in your home

Posted March 7, 2018 By Brian Nagle

What does your HVAC system have in common with your kitchen appliances? Your new kitchen appliances utilize some of the same technology of the newest advanced HVAC systems.  The new technology is showing up in appliances we are all familiar with; refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines just to name a few. Walk into any appliance store today and manufacturers have affixed labels on the front of their units promoting inverter motors.  These motors are variable speed and use significantly less electricity than previous generations.  Variable speed would be equivalent to 4 or 5 stages, starting up on the lowest speeds and ramping up only to the speed needed. The benefits for the customers are many and significant. The customer benefits from improved comfort, consistent indoor temperatures, reduced electric bills, and longer life from the units.

 

 

 

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Things Way too Hot at Home?

Posted February 22, 2018 By Brian Nagle

The adage is there is more than 1 way to solve a problem. On Long Island and many other locations, Cape Cod and farm ranch style homes were the prevalent style homes back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. These style homes have little or no attic space available to install the main component of an air distribution system, an air handler. Air handlers are typically half as wide as a refrigerator and ¾ as long. Occasionally there may be a closet available where the air handler can be installed vertically, but often not. In the past 5 years especially, improved technology and customer concerns have been taken seriously by manufacturers. The new standard in the industry is variable speed inverter technology, providing both cooling and heating, and literally using less than ½ the electric from previous  generations. For homes where central air cannot be installed and work as expected, variable speed ductless offerings are both improved in performance and appearance. Imagine indoor units under 25 decibels and visually not being able to tell that’s its ductless. With these units you can cool larger spaces and remove humidity very quickly, providing a high degree of comfort. There are several excellent manufacturers. One of our favorites is Daikin and specifically, their Emura designer series. This unit actually looks like a lighting fixture or audio speaker. If you have not been able to install central air, this may be a eye opener. Contact Brian Nagle us at www.truemech.com or 631-563-1298 for more information on this.  

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The Next generation of HVAC has arrived

Posted January 24, 2018 By Brian Nagle

The next generation of home automation for the HVAC application in your home has arrived.  That means superb comfort and continuing savings for today's home and business owners. Imagine maintaining the temp in your home within a single degree all year long, reducing your electric by 50-65% and controlling humidity like never before. Whether your application is right for a central or ductless system, the technology offered today is right for you.

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Stay Comfortable and Stylish all Winter Long

Posted January 19, 2018 By Brian Nagle

The world has evolved, and as technology can improve your world, we want you to know about it. Here is a great option for installing ductless in your home or office. If you have hot or cold spots in your home, check out the following You Tube link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiXLpdzLiKI.

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The Future of HVAC is here and its less than 50% of the electric use

Posted January 16, 2018 By Brian Nagle

The Future of HVAC just made a big leap forward.  The newest technology and most cost effective HVAC options have been introduced in just the past 6 months. These systems are equipped with true variable speed technology; also know as inverter technology, These systems provide far more efficiency than its single and two-stage compressor alternative. In terms of HVAC, variable speeds in its simplest terms, mean that a condenser is able to adjust its output speed depending on indoor humidity and temperatures. Hardly ever does a system need the equipment running at 100 percent capacity. Just like your car, the transmission works at a variable speed depending on need, variable speed technology provides extraordinary benefits, both in terms of comfort and in savings.

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What Indoor Air Quality Should Feel Like.

Posted December 13, 2017 By Brian Nagle

Say Goodbye to Dry Air, Rough Winter Skin and scratchy eyes this winter with a Whole House Humidifier.

Dry air is the culprit of a lot of struggles – cracked lips, dry skin, and itchy eyes to name a few. Many of us feel the effects of dry air, especially once the winter months hit. So instead of stashing lip balm in every corner of your home and office, think about the benefits of installing a whole house humidifier.
Benefits of Adding Moisturize to the Air in your Home
If you or members of your family deal with cracked skin, chapped lips, nose bleeds, or have trouble with dry contacts, installing a whole-house humidifier will drastically help resolve those issues. When we have the heat on, the indoor humidity levels can drop to 10 percent or less. Humidifiers add the right amount of moisture to the air and, thus our skin and eyes, making it much easier for everyone to go about their day-to-day feeling comfortable.

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The #1 way to stop colds and flu before they start

Posted November 20, 2017 By Brian Nagle

The #1 way to stop colds and flu before they start. 
As simple as this sounds, simply make sure your home environment has a relative humidity between 35-50% all winter long. Our immune system functions well with proper relative humidity, and doesn't  function well when our environment is too dry. The colder the winter air, the lower the humidity level, so you need to add moisture to your indoor environment. Aprilaire makes humidifiers, that when professionally installed, will provide the right level of humidity all winter long. Remember this, when your honey is just way too dry, it's time to call Brian. Contact me today at www.truemech.com 631-563-1298

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5 Reasons to Change your HVAC system now.

Posted November 15, 2017 By Brian Nagle

Changing out or installing a new HVAC system before the end of 2017 has a sound rationale. The top 5 reasons for making the change are outlined below. The number 5 reason may be the best justification of all. 
1) Right now is still the off season. Most of the country is still in a shoulder season between fall and winter. Once the temperatures drop, the demand for furnace installations minimizes reasons for contractors and manufacturers to offer incentives. 
2) Utility rebates. Most utility rebates expire this December and will change going into 2018. On Long Island, where we are, we are expecting a reduction in 2018 rebate amounts. 
3) 2018 Equipment and contractor costs. As manufacturers introduce new lines in 2018, expect price increases on the new equipment. Contractor costs will automatically increase as benefits, insurance, taxes, materials, and  overhead costs increase.  
4) The old R22 Freon is becoming  much too expensive, and manufacture of R22 beyond 2019 is now forbidden.   
5) The best reason of all is a quantum leap in technology to inverter driven units with multiple variable speeds. The results are many. These units maintain temperature and humidity better than anything in the past 20 years, and use only 30-40% of the electric use of a single stage 10 year or older unit. These units are so quiet and so efficient, many of the outdoor units you cannot hear running if you are more than 4 feet away. The electric savings alone can pay for this choice difference in just 2-3 seasons of use. 
 

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Get your System Ready for this Coming Winter

Posted October 30, 2017 By Brian Nagle

As winter moves in and temperatures are falling, pay attention to your utility usage due to higher heating use.  However, you can minimize the change. Performing maintenance on your system before winter, you will be in a better position to not only cut your electricity usage, but also to extend the overall life of the HVAC system.  If you are a homeowner it can be intimidating to take on the responsibility, but there are a few tips that can bring you up to speed on how to properly prepare your HVAC system for winter.

Examine the HVAC Unit HVAC systems last for about 20 years before they require replacement. However, it is advisable to examine the HVAC unit regularly to see if it’s functioning properly and to do routine maintenance like cleaning.  If you don’t want to go through this process yourself, you can contact a professional to check it out and to perform the proper maintenance.  Even though maintaining the HVAC system may require a small investment, it will save you a lot of money in the long run, as well as make your house safer and warmer. Therefore, be sure to check your HVAC system before winter even starts.

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Winter Colds and Flu Can be preventable

Posted October 16, 2017 By Brian Nagle

       A new customer had this issue: Our house was so dry this winter that I was having nosebleeds. I bought a humidifier and that helped, but now I have so much ice on my windows I cannot see out of them. This is a situation that happens all too often in cold climates. Research indicates that for health and comfort, a relative indoor humidity of 35 to 55 percent is optimal. But keeping the air that moist over the course of a winter is more than most Long Island residents want to deal with.

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Finishing a Basement? Don't leave this out.

Posted September 22, 2017 By Brian Nagle

http://www.truemech.com/Brian Nagle  September 22, 2017 12:25 PM 

To properly finish a basement, the a professionally installed HVAC system has to be part of the solution. Many homeowners don't properly calculate what the Heat and Cooling loads are for the finished basement. If you have a boiler installed on the basement level, you can often install an additional zone of baseboard heating for the finished basement. This is dependent on the size of the space as well as the feasibility of running piping. What if you heat with a warm air furnace? And what about air conditioning? 

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5 Reasons to Consider Early Retirement ..but not for you

Posted September 13, 2017 By Brian Nagle

I would love for this to be about that extended permanent retirement we have all thought about. But alas, this is all about your HVAC systems saving $$ to get you to retirement. Early retirement for your heating and air conditioning equipment now makes more sense than ever.

1) Aging Systems The majority of HVAC systems are 10 years or older. That means they use freon for the most part, aka R22. In 2020 there will be no more production of real R22. There are substitutes of varying effectiveness, but that's another story.. The quantity of propane that you pay $20.00 for, is now $989 a 30 lb propane tank and going up.

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Advances in technology increase your options for cooling your home

Posted September 11, 2017 By Brian Nagle

Please read this from our friends at HGTV on the latest in technology for air conditioning options Considering Central air for your Home. Please read this from our friends at HGTV

http://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/clean-and-organize/why-i-decided-not-to-get-central-ac

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The biggest advance in HVAC in 50 Years

Posted February 22, 2017 By Brian Nagle

The biggest change in HVAC in the past 50 years is the inverter and VRV series systems. R and D has been hard at work for more than 10 years. Ductless systems using inverter technology now offering air source heat pumps which operate down to below -10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Heat Pump system employed for central distribution systems are now providing heating down to the single digits. These are 3-4 times more effective than systems of 10 years ago. That translates into electric usage of 35-45 % of what was available 10 years. ago. If you are thinking about replacing or a 1st time installation of  a central air system, you may want to look at the option of a heat pump system. All the top manufacturers  offer systems greater than 20 Seer. Our friends at Amana have a great explanation on how a basic Heat Pump operates. This explanation is basic and pre inverter , so for the latest high efficency information, check your favorite manufacturer's website or contact us.   http://www.amana-hac.com/resources/hvac-facts/how-heat-pump-systems-

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The value of not being covered

Posted February 2, 2017 By Brian Nagle

Pennywise and Pound Foolish 

Brian Nagle  2:25PM February 2nd, 2017

A customer called looking for a quote on replacing their boiler. This particular boiler is a very high efficiency gas fired condensing boiler, and is only 8 years old. The story unfolded after being in the house for 15 minutes. 

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