March 31, 2012
Did you know that just a small amount of dirt on your air conditioner's coil could drastically reduce its efficiency and cost you more money to operate?
We all know that regular maintenance is crucial for equipment to function properly, but you may not know that most manufacturers of HVAC equipment require regular maintenance to maintain their warranties!
MTB has a Heating and Air Energy Savings Agreement program that provides this required maintenance at a low cost. For only $170, this program will provide you with 2 precision tune-ups each year. One tune up is on the heat cycle and one is on the cooling cycle. By inspecting your system, MTB can detect and fix little problems before they become costly breakdowns. Also, regular tune-ups guarantee that your system is running as efficiently as possible. This translates to savings each month on your utility bills!
In addition, program participants receive a 15% discount on repair parts, labor and a significant savings over our regular priced tune-ups. This 15% discount also applies to priority service, so you'll save money regardless of what day or time it is when you need a repair.
Don't find yourself in August, when the temperature is 96 degrees, with a broken air conditioner. Let MTB offer you an ounce of prevention with our money saving Energy Savings Agreement program. For more information, please call us at 704-321-9250 or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 28, 2012
Here in the Charlotte area there's still a bit of chill in the air. Often times though, we are left wondering what happened to our spring! One week you are using your heat in your home and the next the outdoor temperatures have you sweating. Now is the time you need to take action and schedule a maintenance visit with your MTB professionals! At minimum you need to have a technician come and check your system twice a year. Generally this is done in the spring in preparation for summer and in the fall in preparation for winter.
If you sign up for our maintenance package, you won't have to worry about any details! We will send you a reminder when it's time for your next scheduled maintenance visit. Think of it as your HVAC system's insurance policy. This policy will save you money in the long run because your system will run much more efficiently, which in return will save you money on your utility bills.
Our maintenance visit includes the following services:
- Clean outdoor coil
- Test compressor
- Check and test motor voltages, amp draw, windings and lubrication
- Test safety controls
- Check thermostat
- Check filters
- Clean condensate drain and pumps
- Check gass pressure
- Clean burners as needed
- Inspect heat exchanger
- Test defrost cycle
- Test auxiliary heat
- Check for adequate refrigerant charge and for possible leaks
- Check total performance and operating efficiency of system
To learn more call us at 704.321.9250 today. Also you can view specific Air Conditioning Maintenance plan pricing information here.
January 31, 2012
Some home owners may wonder if pulling a permit is necessary on every job. The answer is yes! Unlicensed contractors can't obtain permits, so this makes hiring a contractor with a license essential. It will ensure whatever work you are having done runs smoothly and there are no setbacks.
Below are just a few things that could happen to homeowners when permits aren't pulled on time or even at all.
Hard to sell your home -If you try to sell your house without proper permits, it's possible it won't pass inspection.
Insurance issues - homeowner insurance policy modifications or changing companies often require a Certificate of Occupancy. If the certificate doesn't show structural changes that have been made, the insurance company can decline coverage because it's not code compliant.
Safety considerations - especially when work is completed that could represent potential fire hazards.
Double the costs - any permits pulled after work has already been completed include a fine that doubles what would have been the initial costs of pulling a permit before work was done. First, they need to contact their local building and planning commission as they are now responsible for pulling the permits.
Homeowner accountability – permits pulled after work is completed is the responsibility of the homeowner. It requires the inspection of visible modifications and changes not visible, which need to be detailed by the contractor or a hired structural engineer.
Sometimes it may seem quicker and easier just to forgo the permits, but often you have to weigh the long term costs! Contact your licensed MTB Mechanical professionals today! We will do the proper legwork so you can relax!
December 29, 2011
**UPDATE- We have updated the below specials for 2012. See below or click here to view all of our specials.
Here at MTB Mechanical, we always like to help our customers reap the benefit of tax credits and other incentitives. We haven't revealed what we will offer for 2012, but before time runs out it would pay you to take advantage of specials that are expiring 12/31/11!
You only have a couple more days of 2011 so act fast!
In addition to our current special offers you can benefit from some significant Federal Tax Credits from updating your current HVAC or water heaters. Some of these credits also expire in 2011.
You can view all of our current specials here. Below is some current offerings expiring in 2011.
September 16, 2011
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
NEW YORK, NY, September 5, 2011 -- MTB Mechanical has been selected for the 2011 Best of Matthews Award in the Air Conditioning category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Four-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association
U.S. Commerce Association
May 16, 2011
More and more people are surfing the web on their phones and tablets these days. In fact, did you know that within a couple years more web content will be consumed on mobile devices than on desktop computers? It makes a lot of sense - when you are in need you want to contact someone right now...not when you make it back to a computer to look up the information you need to get help.
With all this in mind we have recently developed a mobile app for your convenience. With our app you will be able to request service, check local weather, watch great do it yourself videos, and lookup information on activities all around Charlotte!
Download the MTB App for Android
Download the MTB App for iPhone
If you aren't into mobile devices you can still contact us here or just call 704-321-9250 and we will take care of you!
If you do download our app and use it please leave a comment to let us know about your experience. We are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience and your feedback is very important to us!
March 6, 2011
When we work with builders and homeowners on HVAC systems for residential new construction in Charlotte, the most important thing we focus on is that we design and install exactly the right equipment with the optimal configuration to ensure that you are comfortable year round with the efficiency you expect.
MTB Mechanical Co-Founder, Britt Thomas, shown left looking over new construction plans with a customer. We are proud to be family owned and operated.
The Steps We Take:
- We run computerized Manual J loads -these tests take into account the sq. footage, layout and materials used in house construction to ensure the proper equipment is in place for your home and configured properly.
- All duct systems are custom designed for each home -this is the next logical step after properly setting up your equipment. Having adequate airflow around your home is crucial, without it even the most powerful mechanical system will not give you the comfort you deserve.
- Specialized teams work on different parts of the system -We do not believe in one crew that is just pretty good at everything in a mechanical system. At MTB we have specialized crews that are the absolute best at what they do. You can expect to work with a number of these specialized crews throughout the design and installation process.
- Quality control is extremely important to us. Our supervisors check on our projects daily to make sure we perform at the very high standards we have set for ourselves every single time.
Whether you are a homebuilder or homeowner our intention is to keep you as a customer for life - everything we do is with that in mind.