How to Ventilate Your Home

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During the winter, excess moisture and trapped pollutants can negatively affect the quality of your air. Excess moisture can cause your walls and ceilings to develop mildew, while trapped pollutants can worsen allergies and even cause minor illnesses. If you’re wondering how to effectively ventilate your home during the winter to avoid these issues, while […]

How Does a Furnace Work?

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The most common type of furnace is a gas-powered central air system. With this type of system, air is heated in one area of the home and then distributed throughout the house using ductwork and vents. The main parts of the furnace that allow it to work are the thermostat, gas valve, burners, heat exchangers, […]

Why Does My Furnace Have a Burnt Smell When I Turn It On?

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With chilly weather around the corner, many are getting ready to turn on their furnace for the first time. But, if you switch it on and smell something burning, don’t be alarmed — it’s normal and dissipates within an hour or two. Curious as to what is causing this smell and when you should be […]

How Long Can I Expect My Furnace to Last?

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Furnaces are often out of sight and out of mind until they malfunction. To avoid an unexpected huddle under a pile of blankets, conduct routine maintenance on your furnace during its 15- to 30-year lifespan. What Affects the Lifespan of the Furnace? Make and Model You can’t expect older models to keep up with all […]

Does Your Thermostat Need to Be Replaced?

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Having trouble with your HVAC unit? Does the correct temperature always seem out of reach? You might want to take a look at your thermostat. The thermostat is the communication center between you and your HVAC unit. When your thermostat fails, your HVAC unit will not know when to come on and the air in […]

Signs You Have an Air Duct Leak

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We rely on our HVAC system to keep our homes cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Air ducts were designed to ensure that our conditioned air gets to where it needs to go. When a leak occurs, your air ducts start working against your HVAC unit, causing it to work harder to […]

Signs That You Need Emergency HVAC Repair

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It is no secret that HVAC companies all have services that provide emergency HVAC repairs. However, you may be wondering, what exactly constitutes emergency repairs? Surely every malfunction with your AC or heating unit would call for fast and efficient repairs? While your experts at Cote’s Mechanical feel the same way, we also know that […]

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

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Do you remember the last time you had your air ducts professionally cleaned? If the answer is no, then it may be time to schedule a cleaning. Your ductwork is responsible for the conditioned air that runs around your home, and when your air duct hasn’t been cleaned in a few years, it can be […]

Update on Current Operations

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Cote’s Mechanical is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation facing our country and community concerning the current pandemic. We wanted to reassure our clients that we are continuing to operate at full capacity while taking extra cautionary measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. As classified by the “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” […]

Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

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Sometimes you know something is wrong, but you’re just not quite sure what, which means you don’t know what steps you should be taking. Below, you’ll find some common HVAC issues and their solutions so that you can figure out what’s not quite right and fix it quickly. What to Do When Your Air Filter is Dirty […]