Heat Won’t Turn on? Take These Steps Now

Snow out window

Your home’s heating system can be one of the most important appliances in your house, especially in the winter months. It can be really frustrating to figure out your heating system may not be working as you want it to. Some might immediately think it’s just a problem with your thermostat or the temperature is…

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Replacing Inefficient Existing HVAC Systems

The Department of Energy recommends replacing your HVAC system every 10 to 15 years. Companies like Highwood Mechanical Contractors, Inc. can make sure that your HVAC issues are being solved. Below will explain the importance of maintaining your HVAC systems, especially before the winter months hit.   Why should I replace my heating systems before…

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Your Guide to Samsung Split Mini Ductless Units

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Having proper heating and cooling in your home is essential for comfort. Sometimes when moving or adding an addition to your house it may be challenging to expand your current HVAC system to reach that additional space. Samsung’s split mini ductless HVAC units are great options for adding additional heating and cooling to any space…

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Cost Associated With An HVAC System For New Construction

When buying a new house or building, you have the opportunity to install an effective HVAC system that will benefit the specific needs of your home or business. HVAC systems are essential as they maintain the temperature and climate in any house or building while removing harmful allergens from the air around you. HVAC systems…

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How Often Do My Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned?

Air Duct Cleaning, When Should You Clean? Air ducts are the passageways that run throughout your house that transport heated and cooled air. Keeping these passageways clean is necessary to ensure efficiency and quality. It is often recommended that air duct cleaning is done every 3 to 5 years to guarantee effectiveness but with regular…

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Complete Guide to Mitsubishi Ductless HVAC

Mitsubishi Wall Mounted FH06NA Unit

Are you looking for the best ductless HVAC systems on the market? You can find a wide variety of mini split ductless systems that are available from many different brands. The consumer is faced with the tall task of comparing all available units before selecting which is the best for your home. This process can…

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Applications and Benefits of Geothermal HVAC Systems

Geothermal Heating Diagram

We get many questions regarding geothermal systems for homes. Most frequently, I am asked if Geothermal is right for my home. And the big answer is YES. In all applications, be it hot water or hot air existing systems, geothermal can be retro fitted to your home. How are Geothermal systems installed? Geothermal requires vertical bores (depth…

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How to Change Air Filters on Your HVAC System

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Highwood Mechanical Contractors, Inc. serves all of CT and specializes in Fairfield County, New Haven County, and Middlesex County. You know that you should change your HVAC filters on a regular basis, but how often do you really need to go through that process? And, how easy is it to change your HVAC filter? Regular home maintenance involves…

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