Upgrading Your A/C? Get Familiar With These Cooling Terms

December 28, 2020

Air conditioning is essential in Phoenix, and it helps to know what the terms mean when you’re upgrading your unit to make better choices. Since we use our air conditioners for more than half the year, knowing what you’re choosing has a big impact on your comfort and your energy budget. These terms describe A/C essentials:     SEER and EER: Both of these terms indicate the energy efficiency of the air conditioner. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, while EER stands for

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Ductless Mini Splits: Why Annual Maintenance Is Critical To Ensuring Peak Performance

December 28, 2020

In central Arizona, many homeowners are choosing ductless mini splits as the best choice for cooling and heating room additions and retrofits. To get the most out of your system, or if you’re considering purchasing a ductless mini split, remember that annual maintenance is important for optimal home comfort and maximum energy efficiency.     Ductless mini splits are split-system heat pumps, which accounts for their excellent efficiency. Their compact design make them suitable for almost any location, and their unobtrusive installation is a breath of fresh air compared to renovating

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How do I know if I am dealing with a reputable AC company? – Just Look at Wolff Mechanical

December 28, 2020

Choose a Phoenix HVAC company that is NATE certified, employs experienced technicians, and carries all of the necessary tools. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Wolff Mechanical, Inc. is a full service residential and commercial contractor that performs AC and heating repairs and installations throughout the valley. Because there are so many AC companies in the valley, it may seem hard to know if you are dealing with a reputable company or not. Wolff Mechanical has been servicing the entire Phoenix valley area since the year 1990. With over twenty-one years of experience under their belt, valley-wide customers know they

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Top 9 Indoor Air Quality Questions

May 8, 2020

1. What are the 7 major indoor air pollutants? Carbon Monoxide – an odorless, colorless, toxic gas. Because it’s impossible to see, taste or smell, Carbon monoxide can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. Biological Pollutants – this is a broad category that includes bacteria, viruses, animal dander, house dust, mites and pollen. Asbestos – a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. It’s been used in a wide variety of manufactured goods and elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after materials

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R-22 Refrigerant Phase-Out: What You Need to Know

February 17, 2020

If you have an air conditioning system that was manufactured before 2010, chances are it runs on a specific type of refrigerant called R-22. Refrigerant, commonly referred to as Freon®, is a mixture that undergoes phase transitions between liquid and gas as it travels through your cooling system, removing heat from the air to cool your space. Beginning in 2010, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and various other similar agencies around the world began phasing out 2010 because R-22 contains chlorine, an ozone-depleting substance. When the ozone layer is depleted, more ultra-violet radiation reaches the earth and

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Projects That Add Value to Your Home

January 26, 2017

Updated infrastructure (HVAC, roof, plumbing, electrical systems) add a great deal more value to your home, your largest investment! You’ll be surprised by how much these updates increase the comfort of your home…and make it more desirable to potential buyers if you choose to sell. No one wants to buy a home with luxurious spa-like bathrooms and a gourmet chef’s kitchen but a clunky old air conditioner, cracking roof, or leaky water heater. Call Wolff Mechanical today to schedule a no-charge estimate to replace your HVAC and water heater! Let Wolff handle the complicated mechanical stuff, leaving

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AC Service Contractor Mesa AZ

December 18, 2016

Reasons for Outsourcing Competent AC Service Contractor Mesa AZ When hiring an AC Service Contractor Mesa AZ, you need to put various aspects into considerations. Make sure you get to know: The kind of services the contractor normally provides, the best way in which you can get good prospects, what to look for when interviewing the contractor, the fee charged by the contractor, and above all, how to ensure that the AC Service was done in the right manner. By so doing, you can be able to select a competent expert to handle your AC needs. Why

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Arizona Winter Gardening Maintenance

November 30, 2016

Arizona plants are hearty, but can still be damaged by winter frost. Check the weather daily and if frost is predicted then cover bougainvillea, hibiscus, lantana, fall annuals (geraniums and petunias), natal plum, plumbago, pigmy dates, ficus trees, orchids, and citrus. Always use sheets, blankets, or frost cloth (available at a nursery) to cover plants. No plastic! Protect tender cactus by placing styrofoam cups on the tips. If you are unsure of the hardiness of any particular plant call a nursery (or ask Google). To maintain annual flowers, feed them with “superbloom” fertilizer. Make sure to deadhead

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Time Is Running Out To Claim Your 2016 Tax Credit!

November 3, 2016

Now that we are in that “in-between” time where the temperature is just right where you hardly run your air conditioner or heater, it is a great time to consider upgrading that old unit for a new high-efficiency system. As HVAC units age they get less efficient costing you much more money to run. Not to mention the fact that you could be spending much more money on repairs. Your friends over here at Wolff Mechanical, Inc. have some great information on how you could claim one or more federal tax credits as well as local utility

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Air Duct Design Service Cave Creek AZ

March 17, 2016

Wolff Mechanical: Air Duct Design Service Cave Creek AZ It takes more than a suitable cooling unit to create a good HVAC system. The duct network must be designed in a logical manner as well to complete the package. There are a number of factors to consider when making the plans which only trained engineers have truly mastered. Wolff Mechanical offers top-notch air duct design service Cave Creek AZ residents can count on. A separate department specializes in this type of work for a laser-like focus on excellent results. Proper Air Distribution

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