ECM Home Warranty Difference

Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or you’ve owned your home for several years having a home warranty service contract is an important part of being a homeowner. At some point your appliances will need repairs or they will need to be replaced all together. When you have a home warranty contract you don’t have to worry about expensive repairs or replacement of the appliances and system components that are covered.

You may have heard about home warranties or know someone who has one but you aren’t quite sure what they are or what they cover. A home warranty service contract is an annual contract that covers unlimited service calls, unlimited labor and repairs of kitchen appliances as well as your washer, dryer and water heater. There are a few home service contracts to choose from. When you’re looking for the right home warranty provider it’s critical that you understand the difference between the companies you’re considering. Continue reading

Sell More Homes with a Home Warranty Service Contract

If you’re a realtor and you’re working with clients, sometimes it’s the little perks that go along with the purchase that can make the difference. When you’re selling a home, you sped time on staging, photos and marketing the property. However, did you ever consider offering a home warranty service contract with a home you were selling in South Florida as an additional perk? If you’re having trouble selling an older property, offering a full service contract will give the homebuyer peace of mind.

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The homebuyer will feel more comfortable about the purchase knowing they will have protection in case the appliances or cooling system is in need of replacement or repair. The last thing a homebuyer wants to think about is spending money on repairs in their new home.

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Common AC Mistakes that Can Lead to Higher Utility Bills

Has your utility bill gone up over the last few months? If so, you may want to consider a few AC mistakes many homeowners make that can cause higher electricity bills. Living in South Florida has a lot of benefits and one of them is that even during the winter months the temperature can reach 70 degrees or higher, which means most of us use our air conditioners all year long.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Have Your AC Maintained During the Florida Winter Months

When the weather gets a bit cooler not many people are thinking about having their AC checked. You may want to rethink this though. The winter months are an ideal time to have your AC maintained because you don’t have to worry as much about emergency AC breakdowns.

When you live in South Florida and the temperature starts to rise in March you want your AC unit to be in mint condition. The last thing you want is an AC emergency when the weather is uncomfortably warm.

If you do have an issue with your air conditioning unit and it needs repairing East Coast Mechanical (ECM) in Boynton Beach will be there within 60 minutes or less. Our certified AC technicians are always prepared for emergencies and only a phone call away, but rather than taking this risk it’s wise to have your AC maintained with an AC 21 Point Tune-Up today.     

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How an AC Tune-Up Can Save You Money and Energy

You get oil changes and periodic tune-ups for your car so that it will run properly over time, but have you ever considered getting a tune-up for your AC unit? Getting a 21 point AC tune-up once a year is important for the longevity of your air conditioner. AC tune-ups are preventive maintenance that could save you a lot of money in the long run.

East Coast Mechanical’s (ECM) AC technicians recommend getting an AC tune-up once a year to protect your investment. If you haven’t had your air conditioner checked in a while and its due for a tune-up call ECM today to set up an appointment with one of our certified AC technicians at 561-585-9850.

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4 Tips to Give You Peace of Mind While You Vacation

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to consider some basic tips to help ensure that you have peace of mind while on your next vacation.

Let’s face it, when you’re dining with friends and family or enjoying a cup of lemonade whilst basking in the rays just off the coastline, you shouldn’t have to worry about home security.

Here are some useful tips to help keep your home safe and secure while you’re away. Continue reading

Why is The Price of R-22 Phase-out Plan R-22 Freon/Refrigerant So High?

feat_newsalert Allocation Slashed by 5 Million Pounds in 2017 Since early January 2012 the price of R-22 Freon/Refrigerant which is used in most Air Conditioning systems, has risen over 800% — and we don’t know how high and how fast it will continue to rise. Currently the market price for R-22 Freon is right around $100 per pound. For Example: An Air Conditioner holds approximately (4 Ibs.) of Freon per ton. As an example: a 3 ton Air Conditioner holds approximately 12 lbs. of R-22 Freon or approximately $1,200 in R-22 Freon to fill it up. Continue reading

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Preparing Your Coral Springs Home for a Scorching Spring!

Our certified AC technicians at East Coast Mechanical Inc. (ECM) suggest that in the spring and fall of each calendar year, Coral Springs homeowners have preventative AC maintenance performed on their HVAC units. During this necessary session, the AC technician will look for things that could cause mechanical failures during the upcoming seasons.

Things like worn out belts, blower motors in bad repair and clogged filters are on the top of the list. Many people don’t realize that their units need to be serviced. Think of it like a car. A vehicle that is never maintained will eventually fail to run. What if you never changed the oil in your car? The same philosophy is used for the units and their need for maintenance.

When the heat is sweltering outside, you want your unit to keep your home and your family cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, when AC season is in full swing, ECM often receives calls that a unit has frozen, or developed ice on the outside. A frozen unit can cause a lot of problems, and there is a danger of messing up the condenser and other parts. If you see ice on the outside of your AC unit, turn it off and call ECM to schedule an appointment with one of our certified AC technicians at 561-585-9850 today.

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Coral Springs, FL Spring Home MaintenanceDirty Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coils are imperative for the operation of your HVAC unit. If you haven’t had a preventative maintenance session, the dirt will collect on these coils and cause major headaches. A dirty evaporator can happen for several reasons.
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Feeling Ill? Don’t Get Anyone Else Sick!

5 Ways to Combat the Spread of the Flu in Your Home

Every year the flu season impacts many homes by infecting members of the household with the flu. While the flu is a serious illness that people should seek medical attention for to ensure that the flu does not cause a medical emergency, many people avoid medical assistance. They tend to treat the flu like a common cold.

Deerfield Beach, FL | Sanitation StrategiesThis is a mistake that can result in people having to go to the emergency room or be admitted to the hospital. In particular, older people and children are at risk concerning the flu and extreme caution should be taken with these age groups.

In many homes, the flu spreads from person to person. The reason is because the flu spreads with germs. Therefore, actions such as sneezing and coughing can place flu germs in the air. This puts everyone in the home at risk related to catching the flu.

With the possibility of the flu spreading inside homes, the best defense is to improve the air quality within your Deerfield Beach homes. This will reduce the flu germs in the air, and this can reduce the possibility of the flu spreading from person to person in homes.

5 Ways To Reduce The Spread of The Flu Inside The Home

There are a variety of ways that people can improve air quality in the home and as a result reduce the spread of the flu inside the home. Some of the most popular ways include:

  1. Cleaning system air ducts
  2. Using an air purifier
  3. Using a dehumidifier
  4. Using quality air filters
  5. Opening a window at various times during the year to let in fresh air

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For people looking to improve the air quality inside their home, they should make sure that their HVAC system is operating properly. A professionally trained HVAC technician can inspect the system to ensure that everything is operating properly.

During this inspection, the technician can offer recommendations regarding the HVAC system along with additional ways to improve the air quality inside the home.

Flu Germs

The flu is contagious. It can spread quickly and cause serious health problems. One of the primary ways that the flu spreads is through airborne germs. While the germs are airborne, people inside the home can be exposed to the flu. One of the best ways that people can reduce their chance of catching the flu is to improve the air quality within their Deerfield Beach home.

For quality HVAC services in your Deerfield Beach, FL home, call East Coast Mechanical Services at (561) 586-3739.

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When it Comes to HVAC Technology, Updating Regularly is Key

The Latest HVAC Technologies

Technology has changed the business world. Also, technology has changed the way millions of people go about their daily lives. In many ways, the world has become a digital world. Many tasks done today, in your Boca Raton home and in other settings, are completed with the use of technology. From self-check out at the grocery store to ordering products on the Internet, technology has made an impact on almost every area in modern society.

An area that has been slower than many to embrace technology is the heating and air industry. While the industry as a whole has been slower to embrace technology, the industry has made major moves in recent years to utilize technology. Many of the newer heating and cooling systems have technology based at the core of system operations. This use of technology has allowed for different system designs and better operational performance.

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The equipment used by the heating and air industry has changed over the years. In recent years, the names for the equipment and the operations of the equipment have moved beyond the traditional equipment used for many decades. Today, the heating and air industry frequently refers to its heating and cooling equipment as HVAC systems. The systems have technology as a major aspect of system operations, which is very different than a few decades ago.

HVAC Technology

The technology utilized by current HVAC systems allow the systems to do tasks that were unthinkable a few decades ago. Some of the newest HVAC technology includes:

  1. HVAC software applications.
  2. Smart technology.
  3. Ultraviolet-light technology.
  4. Nonpolluting refrigerants.
  5. The ability to use computers to control heating and air features.
  6. Decrease in system noise.
  7. Multiple zones for personalized system control.

Embracing Technology

Technology has changed many aspects of modern society. As a result, many people are used to using technology to complete daily tasks. The heating and air industry has embraced technology in a manner that makes using HVAC systems more user friendly in any setting, whether it’s in your business or in your Boca Raton home. Numerous technology innovations concerning newer HVAC systems have a central focus on making the systems easier to operate.

In addition, newer HVAC systems perform better and are more efficient because the systems utilize technology to improve system features and functions.

For professional HVAC services in your Boca Raton, FL home, call East Coast Mechanical Services at (561) 586-3739.

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