highwood Mechanical co-founder Ben Uscilla

Highwood Mechanical co-founder, Ben Uscilla, Talks with ACHR News.

Ben Uscilla started Highwood Mechanical Contractors with his brother John in March of 1994. The firm operates in Hamden, Connecticut, a suburb of New Haven. The area features several major medical facilities and educational institutions, including Yale University. Highwood offers a full-line of HVAC products to residential and light commercial clients, with a focus on…

HVAC Refrigerants

What is Refrigerant and Why Has it Gotten So Expensive?

Table of Contents: Refrigerant, what does it mean for HVAC? The Price of the Refrigerant Keeps Increasing Convert Your HVAC System to the New One Refrigerant, what does it mean for HVAC? Refrigerant is an important substance or mixture that can be used in the refrigeration cycle or heat pump. This substance usually comes in…

Rooftop Unit HVAC Highwood Mechanical

All About Rooftop Units (RTUs)

Table of Contents: Benefits of Installing Rooftop Units Parts of the Rooftop HVAC Units How Rooftop Units Work There are a lot of buildings that are using rooftop units these days. Rooftop units (RTUs) are commonly used for commercial HVAC systems. They consist of several parts that will be installed on the roof. In this…

Central Air Outdoor Unit

Should I Choose Central or Ductless Air?

Table of Contents: Central Air Conditioning System Ductless Air Conditioning When you are planning to install the best air conditioning system in your home, you are going to have two main choices. They are central air or ductless air conditioning systems. Each system has its benefits and disadvantages for all users. Because of this reason,…

Fiberglass Filters

Selecting Air Filters for Your HVAC Unit

Table of Contents: Types of Air Conditioner Filter There are some important parts of your air conditioners that need to be maintained properly. If you want to take good care of your AC, you should take a look at the filters inside this unit. This filter needs to be cleaned regularly, to function normally. These…

Geothermal Heating Diagram

What is Geothermal HVAC?

Table of Contents: What is geothermal HVAC? How does the geothermal heating system work? Benefits of using geothermal energy What is geothermal HVAC? Many people are interested in using geothermal HVAC when they hear all of the benefits it offers. This term refers to the geothermal heating, cooling, and ventilation system in your home using…

Boiler Buderus GC144

Why We Choose Buderus Boilers

Table of Contents: Buderus Boilers Benefits of Using any Boilers from Buderus Buderus Boilers Most residential properties in the United States are commonly heated with a boiler. It is an important device that you need to have in any modern home. When you look at the market, you can find a lot of different types…

Ameristar Family of Furnaces

Ameristar Furnaces, Our Choice

Table of Contents: Ameristar-Furnaces Reasons Why We Choose Ameristar Furnaces Ameristar Furnaces Ameristar is one of the most popular brands in the heating and cooling space for residential properties. Ameristar Furnaces is very well-known among industry professionals because they focus on providing the best solution for all homes and homeowners. If you are looking for…

Bock Water Heaters and Highwood Mechanical Logo

Are Bock Water Heaters Right for Your Home?

Table of Contents: Bock Water Heater Pros Bock Water Heater Cons Today we take a look at Bock Water Heaters. This brand is very popular among many homeowners and HVAC contractor is in the United States because it can offer high-quality water heaters for all customers at an affordable price. All products from this company…

Highwood HVAC Contractors and Modine

A Look at the Modine Water Heaters

Table of Contents: Ideal Applications Benefits of Using Modine Water Heaters Hire the Experts to Install Your Next Water Heater Modine is one of the most popular HVAC providers in the United States today. you will be able to find a lot of applications for Modnie products that are suitable for any of your HVAC…