Upgrade Options for Your HVAC System

The Benefits of a Wi-Fi Thermostat

A wi-fi thermostat is not just another thermostat. Control the temperatures levels for your home from anywhere you may be. Typically, you'll also have a remote for when you are home. No more getting up to set the thermostat. Those are just a few reasons to consider a wi-fi thermostat.



With a wi-fi thermostat, you have complete control over how and when the system runs, what the temp it is set to, and even when it should be turned off.


Using an app from your cell phone, you'll be able to adjust the temperature and determine how long it should run with one swipe.


On average, consumers save 10-12% on heating, with up to 15% on cooling, by using a wi-fi thermostat. That's approximately $130-$145 per year in savings according to the Smart Thermostat Guide.

honeywell wifi thermostat

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Helping save you more money, by conserving energy, is the goal. A wi-fi thermostat can help you with that. Some wi-fi thermostats will provide maintenance reports and can even let you know of potential failures.




Believe it or not, outside weather can have a huge impact on how your HVAC system runs on the inside. With a wi-fi thermostat, it's easier to track outside conditions such as temps or humidity so you can adjust accordingly.




Your wi-fi thermostat will allow you to track conditions from anywhere you are and make adjustments as needed.



Learn how you can get a free wireless thermostat when you replace your system when working with G&S Mechanical.


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best ac filters


Keeping your filter changed every other month goes a long way in keeping your system running smoothly and effectively.

How Preventative Maintenance Helps


Your HVAC system is a large investment that you want to take care of so that it lasts a long time. Just like you maintain the oil in your car, clean the teeth in your mouth, and visit the doctor for that annual check-up, your HVAC system could use the same TLC.


Tune-up plans include changing your standard size filters, cleaning and adjusting burner assembly, clean ignition assembly, clean heat exchanger or elements, monitor flue draft, monitor refrigerant pressure, test starter capabilities, test safety controls, check air filter, clean & adjust blower components in place, measure current air flow, tighten electrical connections, measure volt/amps, lubricate all moving parts, adjust thermostat calibration, if necessary, rinse evaporator coil if accessible in place, if necessary rinse condenser coil, clean condensate drains, measure temperature difference. 

Maintaining your system at least twice a year will help reduce those emergency calls that your AC isn't cooling during the hot months and keeping you warm in the colder months.


Allergy Upgrades


Have #allergies? Good news! You can alleviate your allergies with simple upgrades to your HVAC system. Believe it or not, your HVAC system can be reeking havoc on your allergies. Your HVAC pro can help reduce that pain with media air cleaners and other allergy upgrades that will help alleviate that stuffy head and sneezy nose symptoms. 




The last type of filter is the electronic or large media filters. They are normally installed in the duct system. Just like the media filters if installed wrong or not sized correctly they will not work or cause harm to the furnace. Filters are labeled with size and ratings that tell the ability to remove dirt MERV.

allergy upgrades for AC

The main purposes of a Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system are to help maintain good indoor air quality through adequate ventilation with filtration and provide thermal comfort.

Before you change thermostat rules in your home or open another high energy bill, consider the benefits of choosing the right air filter for your HVAC system. 


Upgrading to a different filter can help you #beatallergies while enjoying the cool air.

Benefits of UV Lights in HVAC


Eliminate foreign particles in your HVAC system with UV Lights that are designed to reduce growth throughout your home.



Since the UV lighting used in HVAC systems prevents or eliminates the buildup of any type of organic material on the system's drain pipes, cooling coils, and interior ductwork, it not only improves airflow and reduces maintenance costs, but it also kills pathogens and other microorganisms that would normally thrive in such conditions.

A black light looks dark purple, but most of the light it emits is in the ultraviolet (UV) range of the spectrum, which is invisible to the human eye. Under a UV light, white clothes, our UV poster [link], glow in the dark and many fluorescent coloured items emit a bright glow.

UV lights for AC

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A black light looks dark purple, but most of the light it emits is in the ultraviolet (UV) range of the spectrum, which is invisible to the human eye. Under a UV light, white clothes, our UV poster [link], glow in the dark and many fluorescent colored items emit a bright glow.

Using a UV Light in your HVAC system will improve air flow, increase energy efficiency, is cost-effective, and helps to prevent diseases. Whether you’re just beginning to consider UV technology or you’ve already decided to go ahead with the installation, call G&S Mechanical to get started.


Differences in SEER Ratings


You've seen the yellow label on the side of your HVAC unit. You've always wondered what the SEER number is and what it means. To help you understand how the SEER rating relates to your air conditioning unit here's the scoop.

What Does SEER Stand For?

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.


The SEER Rating takes into account a number of factors such as the climate zones, part load efficiency, energy consumption, varying load requirement, and more.

SEER ratings

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Understanding a SEER Rating will help you determine the best size HVAC needed for your home.

What Does a SEER Rating Mean?

According to Trane, "the SEER measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame".


Where to find the SEER Rating

Looking at the EnergyGuide Label on your HVAC system, the Seasonal Energy Efficient Rate will be found almost directly in the middle of that label. The numeric digits should range from 13 to 22.


What SEER Rating is Best?

The higher the better. For AC units, the minimum SEER is 13 and go all the way up 22 SEER. Factor in the size of your home to determine the best SEER for your home.

Drip Pan Sensors


Have you ever had a leak from your overhead air conditioner? Save time, money, and headaches with a drain pan sensor. With leak detector technology, you can avoid costly repairs.

How to Know if You Have a Leaking Drip Pan


It's a hot summer day, your air conditioning system is running non-stop, and at the end of the day you return home only to find water leaking through a light fixture or your ceiling. A messy site to say the least.


Leak Detection Technology


Our technicians will install a drip pan sensor to help prevent flooding that can cause damage to carpets, walls, furniture and ceilings. When the drip pan begins to fill with water, the leak detection technology will notify you so that the issue may be resolved quickly. 

Note: Part of a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan is cleaning out your air conditioner’s drain line. Over time, the drain line gets dirty and can clog, resulting in leaks. It’s a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be. Have it cleaned out twice per year, and you’ll be set! Consider a preventative maintenance plan to get your system serviced at least twice a year! 


Extended Labor Warranties


Labor on AC or Heat Pump Systems begins 91 days from agreement purchase and cover Goodman and Trane AC and Heat Pumps Systems. 

AC Complete Split System or Package
Heat Pump Complete Split System

Protection Plus plans for Trane systems begin 91 days from agreement purchases and includes labor, refrigerant, reclaim allowance, and parts allowance. Units with 10 year Parts Factory Warranty/10 Year Compressor Factory Warranty.