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Reviews

  • 5 star review  Ty and Oz from Blume Mechanical, were extremely helpful and understanding in the repair of my sister’s air conditioning unit. She’s is a recovering cancer survivor and their understanding and... read more

    thumb John Cueva
    10/05/2020

    5 star review  Blume Mechanical Service has always been fast, honest and reliable. They've installed two systems for me and both are working strong many years later. Thanks for the great work fellas!

    thumb Mike Lazanis
    10/02/2020

    5 star review  I highly recommend Blume Mechanical Services. They do an incredible job of being there when needed and provide outstanding knowledge and service. I trust them thoroughly in their... read more

    thumb Casey Sanders
    10/02/2020
  • 5 star review  Our unit was not putting out cold air so i put a call in for service. They came out that afternoon. I was so pleased with the speedy turn... read more

    thumb Maryann Condon
    8/28/2020

    5 star review  Blume Mechanical Service was very responsive to my service request. They were able to come out very shortly after my call. Their service tech, Oz, was very capable and knowledgeable.... read more

    thumb Brett Braciak
    6/30/2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Residential Gas Heaters

Gas heating systems offer energy-efficient, reliable, consistent warmth for homes and businesses across the United States. Gas heating is cost-effective, costing half the price of electric heating, depending on utility costs and heating unit efficiency. 

Gas Heat is Affordable

Gas heating is typically less expensive than electric heating – actual savings depend on fuel costs in your area and the efficiency of your gas heater. Natural gas heating costs less than electricity in most areas of the country. Purchasing a new, high-efficiency gas heating system may qualify you to receive rebates from your local gas utility provider.

Gas Offers Warmer Air

Compared to electric heating, a gas furnace can produce air temperatures up to 25 degrees warmer.

Gas Heat is Reliable

Using natural gas to heat your home or business offers reliability unmatched by electricity. Natural gas supply pipelines are installed underground, protecting them from the weather and accidents above ground that leads to electrical outages. If you utilize gas heating, your heating system will still be able to heat your home in the event of an electrical outage – this reliable heating fuel can keep your family safe and business operations in the event of severe winter weather.

Natural gas heat is also more reliable because the pipeline supplies gas directly to your home – if you use oil or propane, you must wait for a truck to deliver fuel, which may not always be convenient or possible when you are out of fuel. With natural gas, your home or business has constant access to a heating fuel source.

Not only is gas fuel reliable, but gas furnaces are, too! With proper maintenance, a natural gas furnace can be expected to serve your home or business for around 20 years. Gas boilers boast a longer expected service life compared to their electric counterparts – gas boilers have a service life expectancy of around 15 years, compared to 8 to 10 years for an electric boiler.

Gas Heat is Environmentally Friendly ?

Natural gas is more efficient than electricity production. Electrical production consumes a great amount of energy, with only about 30 percent of the energy used to produce electricity reaching your home – that’s a 70 percent loss of energy just in electricity’s production. Alternatively, 90 percent of the natural gas entering the utility system reaches your home, limiting the loss to only 10 percent. Natural gas homes produce less negative impacts on the environment – natural gas homes produce up to 50 percent less than homes operating on electricity only.

Of fossil fuels, natural gas is the cleanest option. The use of natural gas lowers the number of greenhouse gases and carbon emitted by your household. Natural gas generates less carbon dioxide than these commonly-used heating fuels:

  • 45 percent less than coal
  • 30 percent less compared to oil
  • 15 percent less versus wood
What do MERV 16 Air Filters do?

MERV 16 filters will remove such contaminants as most tobacco smoke, paint pigments, sneeze particles and bacteria, cooking oil, and powders such as face powder and insecticides, as well as larger particulates including pollen, sanding and spray paint dust, cement dust, pudding mix, pet dander, dust and dust mites, mold spores, insect debris, textile and carpet fibers, fabric protectants, hairspray, dusting aids, welding fumes, nebulizer droplets, legionella, auto emissions, flour, and dust produced by humidifiers and lead.

  • Removes contaminant particles as small as 0.3 microns
  • Ideal for use in environments where contaminant control is critical, such as hospitals and surgical suites
  • Change or clean every 9-12 months, or according to the manufacturer’s specifications
What do MERV 15 Air Filters do?

A MERV 15 filter will eliminate contaminants including sneeze particles, bacteria, most tobacco smoke, cooking oil, pigments from paint, and fine powders such as face powder and insecticides in addition to larger contaminant particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust, and dust mites, mold spores, sanding and spray paint dust, cement dust, pudding mix, fabric protectants, insect debris, textile and carpet fibers, hairspray, dusting aids, welding fumes, nebulizer droplets, flour, legionella, auto emissions, and dust produced by humidifiers and lead.

  • Removes contaminant particles as small as 0.3 microns
  • Ideal for those with multiple pets; those suffering from allergies, asthma, and respiratory illnesses or have compromised immune systems.
  • Change or clean every 9-12 months, or according to the manufacturer’s specifications
What Do MERV 11 Air Filters Do?

Use MERV 11 filters to eliminate contaminants such as a humidifier and lead dust, automobile emissions, welding fumes, legionella, milled flour, and nebulizer drops in addition to larger particles like pollen, mold, pet dander, dust and dust mites, carpet and textile fibers, insect debris, sanding and spray paint dust, cement dust, pudding mixes, fabric protector, dusting aids, and hair spray.

  • Removes contaminant particles as small as 1 micron
  • Ideal for those with multiple pets; those suffering from allergies, asthma, and respiratory illnesses or have compromised immune systems; and sterile healthcare environments
  • Change or clean every 6-9 months, or according to the manufacturer’s specifications
Replacing Humidifier Filters?

Whole-house humidifiers utilize a water panel, commonly referred to as a humidifier filter. Humidifier water panels should be replaced at least once per year and sometimes more than once per year depending on how much the humidifier runs and the mineral content, or hardness, of the water in your area. Higher calcium and other mineral content in your water will cause the humidifier filter to clog and deteriorate more quickly, calling for the replacement of the water panel more often.

Portable room humidifiers typically utilize wicks or other small filters to capture or minimize mineral build-up. The humidifier should come with an owner’s manual from the manufacturer to give instructions on filter replacement.

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