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

A furnace in the basement with the words, single vs, two stage furnace.

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

A hvac technician working on a air conditioning unit with the words, AFUE vs. thermal efficiency.

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?

An HVAC specialist checking an air duct for leaks with the words, testing for air duct leaks.

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 Is my Air Conditioner Being Noisy?

Man fixing an air conditioning unit with a screwdriver, with the words, why is my A/C noisy.

The intense heat from the hot summer months has many people keeping a closer eye out for their air conditioning unit. A broken unit in the middle of a hot summer day can leave your house feeling like an oven, so it seems natural that you would do everything in your power to prevent that […]

Do Attic Fans Really Work?

A view of an empty attic with light coming in through the built in skylights. On the bottom center it reads, do attic fans really work?

Creating a more energy-efficient home helps the environment while also reducing your utility bills. One suggestion that HVAC technicians have for reducing energy usage is adding an attic fan. But do attic fans really work? Read on to learn more about the different types of attic fans and how they can benefit your home. Whole House Attic […]

How to Maintain an Air Conditioner

It is miserable to come home from a long day out in the scorching summer sun to find out that your air conditioning isn’t working. Without cool air, you and your family will feel like you are swimming in a pool of your own sweat. Fortunately, by performing a few maintenance tasks, such as cleaning the air […]