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 […]

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

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Nowadays, most people don’t really understand the mechanics of the machines they use every day. Part of the reason is that these machines have become increasingly specialized and complicated, but part of the reason is also that people no longer have the inclination to understand the intricacies of all the machines in their lives. Knowing […]

Single vs. Two-Stage Furnaces

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Considering buying a new furnace? There are many different brands and types on the market. Single-stage and two-stage furnaces are two options for homeowners to consider when choosing a new furnace. What are the differences between a single-stage and a two-stage furnace and how do you decide which one is right for you? This article […]

AFUE vs. Thermal Efficiency

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When you are investing in a brand new heater, you may hear the terms AFUE and Thermal Efficiency Rating being thrown around quite a bit. What does AFUE stand for? What is Thermal Efficiency Rating? Is one more important than the other? Why do they even matter?  Not to worry, when you have questions, the […]

Furnace Spotlight, Trane

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There are a lot of big brand furnace names out there! All of them claim to be the best, which makes shopping around for a new furnace extremely difficult. The experts at Cote’s Mechanical agree that a Trane furnace is one of your best bets. When it comes to saving you money and giving you […]

Gas Vs. Electric Heater

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As the temperature drops with the cold breath of winter, many people are gearing up to combat the cold with their heater. New homeowners or those getting a heater replacement may be intimidated by the prospect of trying to figure out which kind of heater installation is best for their home. Have no fear, the […]

How to Test for Air Duct Leaks?

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average duct system of a home loses about 20-30% of its airs due to holes and leaks in the ductwork. This loss of air isn’t only causing a rise in energy costs but it also does major damage to the environment. Higher energy costs mean higher […]

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Funny?

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Air conditioners are life-savers during the hot summer months. They help give us some much-needed relief from the hot Texas sun and temperatures as they cool down the rooms around us. However, sometimes they may omit a strange smell that makes you pause and raises your concern on whether you should turn the air conditioner […]