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Total Comfort Mechanical Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

BURLINGTON, Mass.  February 1, 2019 – Total Comfort Mechanical Inc. is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

Angie's List 2018 Super Service Award

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

“We are so very proud to receive this honor again this year,” said Wendell DePaiva, General Manager. “To meet increasing customer volume and demand, we made the move to a more centralized location in 2018 to better serve our customers. Receiving the Super Service Award once again confirms our commitment to them.”

Total Comfort Mechanical has been listed on Angie’s List since 2011. This is the sixth year Total Comfort Mechanical received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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About Total Comfort Mechanical:

Founded by DePaiva in 2009, Total Comfort Mechanical has provided outstanding customer service for a decade through their team of highly experienced and committed professionals.

Total Comfort Mechanical offers a wide range of heating and cooling services and specializes in energy-efficient indoor climate options, with a focus on ductless heat pump and air conditioning installation.

The company serves Burlington, Massachusetts and the surrounding cities of Arlington, Bedford, Billerica, Lexington, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn. Visit their website at www.totalcomfortmech.com.

 

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This entry was tagged Heating contractor, AC, Burlington MA, Energy, Heating, MA, Air Conditioning, Massachusetts, Heat Pumps, MiniSplit, Ductless AC, Angie;s List, Award, HVAC, Furnace, Reviews and posted on February 04, 2019

Ductless Mini Splits Have a Cool History

After World War II, air conditioning manufacturers in the U.S. were excited to cash in on Japan’s sweltering summers. That’s when air conditioners were first introduced to Japan.

The Japanese absolutely loved the idea of Air Conditioning, but...

Home and building owners in Japan were deeply disappointed. Mitsubishi’s early A/C systems could not be used in Japan for a few interesting reasons.

Japanese homes were famously small, thin walled and tightly clustered together. Not a good match for loud, droning AC’s and their massive, bulky duct work.

Also, Japan’s energy costs were sky high then. That alone meant doom for the earlier, energy hogging AC’s.

Japan’s response? Revolutionize the Air Conditioner

Again, the Japanese adored the idea of AC’s, so their manufacturing engineers quietly went to work.

In 1959, Mitsubishi finally succeeded in reinventing air conditioning. They introduced the Ductless Mini Split Heating and Cooling System.

Mitusbushi 5-zone ductless hyperheat installtion, Burlington, M

(Almost) All the world loved it

Mitsubishi’s “split” technology enabled each room to have its own temperature zone, eliminated bulky duct work, ran quieter and was much more energy efficient.

In time, the popularity of these unique systems spread across Europe and other parts of the world...but not here in the United States. Distributors said no.

Mitsubishi mini splits finally make it in America

Decades later, Mitsubishi’s AC marketers became savvier at directly educating U.S. consumers. The response was dramatic. Now, hundreds of thousands of ductless mini splits are sold in the U.S. every year.

Continuous improvement

Manufacturers continuously advanced their ductless technologies - with Mitsubishi leading the pack. The latest systems are far more energy efficient. They’re quieter still, run cleaner and they meticulously filter out allergens.

When reviewed, HVAC contractors and homeowners consistently give high marks to Mitsubishi’s ductless systems.

Total Comfort Mechanical has installed over 1,000 Mitsubishi mini splits

...and requests continue to surge because Mitsubishi systems

  • Run quietly
  • Conserve space
  • Use less energy
  • Save money
  • Are highly reliable

Mitsubishi ductless mini split installation, Burlington MA

Best uses for ductless mini splits

  • Older homes without space for duct systems
  • New additions
  • Underutilized rooms
  • Garages, basements and attics

Picture your home with quiet, ductless, zoned heating and cooling

If that looks good to you, we’ll pass along financing and tax credit information to help you save money. We’ll expertly plan and affordably price custom solutions for your home or business.

Our expertise increases with every installation. You’ll love experiencing our team’s expert workmanship, but not as much as you’ll love the quiet and air quality of your state-of-art system. 

Contact us at totalcomfort@live.com or call (781) 697-9016 

 

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This entry was tagged Energy Efficiency, AC, Ductless, Air Conditioning, Air Conditioner, Mitsubishi AC, MiniSplit, Ductless AC, Mitsubishi and posted on January 10, 2019

For Fifth Year in a Row, Burlington HVAC Specialists Earn Angie's List Super Service Award

Another commendable year of service provided to Burlington residents and businesses

2018 marks the beginning of another celebratory year for Total Comfort Mechanical, starting off in January with the news that they are now a five-time winner of the highly prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

2017 Angie's List Super Service Award “The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

“I am thrilled and so very proud that we have been again honored with this award,” said Wendell DePaiva, General Manager. “Angie’s List is a very reputable and trusted source of customer reviews and honest feedback. This award confirms our commitment to total customer satisfaction, and we truly thank our customers for making it possible.”

Total Comfort Mechanical has been listed on Angie’s List since 2011. This is the fifth year Total Comfort Mechanical has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

Total Comfort Mechanical ranks among the best in the HVAC industry. Their excellence is established by the fact they also achieved the esteemed status as an Elite Diamond Contractor by Mitsubishi Electric.

These awards establish the company as among the best Heating, Air Conditioning Repair and Installation experts operating in the Burlington Area.

Founded by DePaiva in 2009, Total Comfort Mechanical has provided outstanding customer service for nearly a decade, through their team of highly experienced and committed professionals.

The company serves the Massachusetts cities of Burlington, Arlington, Bedford, Lexington, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn. Total Comfort Mechanical offers a wide range of heating and cooling services and specializes in energy-efficient indoor climate options, with a focus on ductless heat pump and air conditioning installation. 

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This entry was tagged Heating contractor, Burlington MA, MA, Air Conditioning, Massachusetts, HVAC, Reviews and posted on January 19, 2018

Is Your Furnace Seeing its Last Massachusetts Winter?

Is Your Furnace Seeing its Last Massachusetts Winter?

Is your furnace seeing its last Massachusetts winter?

Regular maintenance of your heating and air conditioning system allows minor repairs to be caught before they become major, costly replacements. However, even the best-maintained furnace cannot and will not last forever. 

 

The average furnace life span is approximately 15 years. While the equipment may last that long or even longer, it's likely that your heating bills are higher than they need to be. Components break down and all furnaces lose their efficiency over time.

Factors to consider

  • Age of the system – If it’s over 12 years old, it's most likely time to replace
  • Extent of existing problems – whether recent repairs have been minor or extensive and costly
  • Size of unit – Is the current system over or under-sized for your home? This can lead to premature failure.
  • Frequency of repairs
  • Efficiency Rating

Investing in a new furnace in this year could be one of the best decisions you make! Here’s why: Efficiency standards for all heating and cooling units sold in the United States are regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every heater, air conditioner and heat pump is assigned one of these efficiency ratings.

For gas or oil-fired furnaces, the Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating (AFUE) is the standard measure of seasonal efficiency. The AFUE rating is given as a percentage, indicating how much fuel is used to heat your home and how much fuel is wasted.

High-efficiency furnaces, like those that are ENERGY STAR certified, have AFUE ratings of 95% or above. This means that the furnace converts 95% of the fuel that you supply to heat your home -  the remaining 5% is lost out of the chimney.  Furnaces that are over 10 years old could have an AFUE somewhere around 60%, meaning you could save up to 40% on your gas or oil heating bill by replacing it with a new, high -fficiency furnace!

Save even more with Furnace Rebates

Massachusetts residents have an opportunity for additional savings when replacing their heating and cooling system. Mass Save offers rebates on the purchase and installation of residential heating and cooling equipment that meets certain energy-efficiency specifications.

In addition to lower energy use and improved comfort for your Burlington area home, you may be eligible to receive rebates on the following equipment types:

  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps
  • Furnaces
  • Mini-Split Heat Pumps
  • Thermostats

If you purchased an ENERGY STAR certified gas furnace in 2016, it will meet the requirements for the Federal Furnace Tax Credit.  All other ENERGY STAR Federal tax credits expired at the end of 2016.

Don't Ignore the Warning Signs

Are you noticing odd sounds coming from the furnace? Does it seem colder in the house than last winter? Maybe the pilot keeps going out. Don't wait - call for a check-up now.

Winter will be over in a couple of months, you say. You’ll be shutting the furnace down for a long stretch, so why deal with calling for repairs, right? WRONG. Repairs should always be done at the earliest possible time so the problem will not have the opportunity to worsen.

When you decide to get a new furnace, the best course of action is to call in a certified professional to calculate the correct type of furnace you need, and the one that will keep your home heated effectively and efficiently all season long.

All Total Comfort Mechanical systems, accessories and products are installed with a dedication to quality and reliability. Whether you choose to make repairs or replace your system, you can expect to receive Total Comfort for your home and family. 

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This entry was tagged Energy Efficiency, Energy Rebates, Heating, Energy Star, Heat Pumps, Heat, Energy bill, Replacement, Furnace and posted on January 30, 2017

Total Comfort Mechanical Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Total Comfort Mechanical Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Total Comfort Mechanical has received the annual Angie's List Super Service Award consecutively since 2013

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Dec. 20, 2016PRLog--Total Comfort Mechanical has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting another exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

 

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Heating and Air Conditioning companies in Massachusetts were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

“This is the fourth consecutive year that Total Comfort Mechanical has been honored with this award,” said Wendell DePaiva, General Manager. “It is a testament to our commitment to total customer satisfaction, and we truly thank our customers for making it possible.”

Founded by DePaiva in 2009, Total Comfort Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning serves the MA cities of Burlington, Bedford, Lexington, Winchester and surroundings

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

Founded by DePaiva in 2009, Total Comfort Mechanical serves the Massachusetts cities of Burlington, Bedford, Lexington, Winchester and surrounding MA locations. The company offers a wide range of heating and cooling services and specializes in energy-efficient indoor climate options, with a focus on ductless heat pump and air conditioning installation.  For more information, visit the company website at www.totalcomfortmech.com.

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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This entry was tagged Heating contractor, Air Conditioning, Heat, Award, HVAC and posted on December 20, 2016

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