AC Maintenance Tips for the Summer Heat

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The wait until the true heat of summer arrives continues to get shorter, which means that an air conditioner will become one of the more valued home appliances around. Keeping the cool air humming all summer long is the goal, yet circumstances can develop that require some Arlington TX AC repair.

Cool Tech Mechanical is a local air conditioner company that can handle these types of issues. Yet we know that by following the series of simple maintenance tips below when it comes to your AC unit, any Arlington TX AC repair we undertake won’t end up costing you a huge chunk of change.

These include:

Schedule Regular Inspections and seasonal tune up

Most homeowners don’t have the time nor do they know exactly what to look for when inspecting an AC unit. Choosing an air conditioner company that has the experience and know-how to handle this type of job is always the smart move, with Cool Tech Mechanical fitting the description.Becoming a member of Cool Tech’s  “Cool Comfort Priority Service” program is no upfront cost to you and gives you not only priority service status and reduced cost tune ups ( currently $59.00 per system) but also 15% discount on repairs and a 2-year parts and labor warranty on all repairs. And there is no long term obligation as you can cancel at any time.  This type of move can often detect problems at their earliest stages, while also making sure that everything is properly tuned for the long summer ahead.

The Value of Air Filters

You don’t even need to schedule an inspection when it comes to your air filter. By checking on it once a month, you can determine when enough dirt and debris has collected in that area. When that time comes, simply replace it and you’ll be able to save on energy costs as you stay cool. This process has been likened to checking your car’s oil since both aspects are necessary to keep things running for a long time.

Install a New AC

Some people keep their unit running through proper maintenance, yet even the most attentive homeowners know that a new air conditioning installation inevitably has to take place. A unit that was put in a decade ago doesn’t have the latest energy-efficient aspects connected to it, or uses R-22 refrigerant which is in it’s last years of a government mandated phase out making it obsolete and very expensive to add in the event of a leak, so should be considered for replacement. Scheduling an air conditioning installation will help take advantage of AC units with new technology and the new R-410a refrigerant  that now routinely save 40 percent or more on energy costs. Those savings can effectively pay for the unit in the years ahead while improving your comfort level.

Obtain a Programmable Thermostat

One way to save on energy costs and also avoid changing the temperature on a thermostat is to get one that’s programmable or one of the smart learning thermostat like the Nest Pro or Ecobee that will learn and adjust to your lifestyle and give you Wi-Fi connectivity so you can control it with your smart phone. You don’t need cooler temperatures when no one’s around, so why pay extra energy costs? In addition, you may want it cooler or warmer at night while sleeping which can be programed to adjust automatically.

Insulation is Your Friend

Poor insulation in the attic or leaks around windows and the AC ducts can send a healthy supply of cool air outside, or allow heat to more easily transfer to the living space which doesn’t do you any good. By adding insulation and weatherizing the cracks and openings that exist through the use of things like weatherstripping and caulk, the cool air remains sealed inside and the warm air outside as much as possible and improve your energy usage and comfort.

Choosing Right

Cool Tech Mechanical is the air conditioner company you want to handle your AC-related concerns, primarily because of their commitment to customer service. Cool Tech Mechanical is A+ rated by the BBB, has over 300 reviews with an overall A rating and winner 4 years in a row of the “Super Service Provider” on Angie’s list, Is a “Top Pro” on Thumbtack and is a member of “The Good Contractors List” that backs our work with third party arbitration and a $10,000 do it right guarantee. So when you’re considering an air conditioning installation or need some Arlington TX AC Repair, make sure to call the professionals at Cool Tech.

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling in the New Year!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Having trouble coming up with a helpful but achievable goal as part of your 2016 New Year’s resolutions? Deciding to save money in the new year can be tough if you’re not expecting a raise any time soon. But there are some small steps you can take to reduce your monthly spending.

So wake up a little earlier to make a cup of coffee at home rather than stopping by a store before work. Cancel any memberships or subscriptions you no longer take advantage of. And take some steps this year to reduce your heating and cooling costs!

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Cool Tech Mechanical Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award and Now Good Contractor’s List recommended!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Cool Tech Mechanical has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

“Cool Tech’s mission from its inception has been to provide home owners with an alternative to the high pressure “bait and switch” tactics of the larger Mega Contractors. We also strive to provide a reliable and overall better value HVAC experience for our customers compared to the one man “Chuck in a Truck” company that will basically shut down when the owner and only tech goes on vacation.” said Cool Tech Mechanical co-owner Jon Kalp.

“We don’t pressure our customers into high cost repairs or system replacements that are not needed.” Jon said. “When you see ridiculously low service call prices, like $29.00, or claims of saving 50% off or more on new systems, this should send up a red flag.” “You are about to be high pressured into high cost, maybe unnecessary, repairs or replacement.” Jon said. “Everyone knows you can’t send a trained and qualified service tech that is earning $35 an hour or more out for $29.00 and stay in business.” “That tech is expected to turn that $29 call in to a repair for hundreds or a replacement for thousands if it is needed or not, or lose his job.” “Our basic $69.00 service call will at least let us break even so we can walk away doing minor or even no repairs if they are not needed at the time.” “It allows us to give an honest assessment and build customer loyalty, so they will call us for their future needs because they know they can trust us.”

“Only about 5 percent of the Air Conditioning companies in the DFW area have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Cool Tech Mechanical has also been chosen as one of the recommended, $10,000 satisfaction guaranteed contractors on The Good Contractors List (TGCL). The “Good Contractor Guarantee” is designed to provide the ultimate protection for the homeowners that use the list. It is TGCL mission to ensure that every person that trusts in TGCL to provide them a safe place to hire home service contractors and will be 100% satisfied with the contractor they find and use on the list. Contractor’s that have been included in TGCL have gone through back ground checks and a vetting process that is designed to ensure the honesty and integrity of the individual contractors. “We are honored to be included on the Good Contractors List” said Jon, “I can assure you they will never have to pay out anything to our customers as we stand behind what we do 100%. But it can still be nice piece of mind for our customers to know our work is also backed by TGCL $10,000 guarantee.”

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Be sure to bookmark the Cool Tech Mechanical blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call Cool Tech Mechanical for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, home performance, and commercial HVAC needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

iMarket Solutions has launched Cool Tech Mechanical a new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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