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…

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Finding a good furnace is very important to keep your home convenient and comfortable. The right furnace can keep you and your family comfortable, even throughout the winter seasons in Connecticut. There are a lot of furnace brands that are available on the market in 2020. Different brands may have their own unique features, benefits,…

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The mini-split ductless air conditioner is one of the most popular HVAC units on the market in recent years and will continue this trend into 2021. These units are popular for their easy use and low cost. If you are interested in installing this unit in your home by yourself, you may want to continue…

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Today is the second day of summer! It is also a good time for you to prepare yourself before the heat and humidity hit Connecticut hard. You need to ensure that all systems and devices in your home are good to go. The air conditioning (AC) unit is one of the most important devices for…

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Navien Boilers One of the most popular brands that we carry and install here at Highwood Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is Navien. Navien is famous for tankless water heaters, wall-hung boilers, and combi-boilers. This company can be considered as one of the best boiler and water heater providers in North America. Since 2006, Navien has already…

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An HVAC system is very important for your home. It is going to manage the heating, ventilation, and also air conditioning units in your property. Therefore, you need to take good care of this system, so you can have an efficient unit in your home. HVAC is a closed system that you need to have…

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You may come across the term SEER when reading up on HVAC equipment and wonder what it means. This rating stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This ratio will reflect the cooling output of the air conditioner during the typical cooling season which will be divided by the energy in watt-hours. This ratio is calculated…

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HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is an important system that you probably have in your home. When you have these systems installed on your property, you can improve the overall air quality inside your home. The main goal of using modern HVAC in your property is to offer temperature control and also optimal indoor…

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During the cold days in the winter season here in CT, you may be inclined to spend a lot of your time in your home. Winters in Connecticut are commonly considered very cold and with COVID still in full swing you may be interested in learning how to lower your heating bill. It snows pretty…

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The demand for ductless air systems is predicted to grow very rapidly in the next couple of years. The industry of mini-split ductless air conditioners and heat pumps will continue to grow with at least a double-digit growth rate every year. Many people love using these systems because the equipment is cost-effective, efficient, and also…

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