Combat COVID-19 With Healthy Indoor Air

Combat COVID-19 With Healthy Indoor Air COVID-19 has put everyone on alert to protect their health. Social distancing, sheltering in place, quarantine and isolation orders have altered our normal routines. Spending more time indoors has created new personal and remote work lifestyles. Practicing healthy choices like selecting immune boosting foods and exercising is just as important as considering your home’s indoor air quality. According to the EPA, indo

COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 UPDATE Tell ‘em Kellam has compassion for all those trying to navigate lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and YES we will remain available to meet your heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical household needs.  Kellam Mechanical technicians will practice social distancing, clean, safe and healthy practices prior to arrival and while in your home.  Technicians have been supplied with masks, shoe booties, a red car

R-22 Supply and Demand Will Affect Your Comfort

What is R-22? R-22 is a type of refrigerant used in air conditioners and heat pumps. Refrigerant is also referred to as Freon. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations regarding R-22 may affect your wallet and comfort. If you are not sure what type of refrigerant your air conditioner uses, an EPA certified HVAC technician can determine that for you. Most air conditioning units and heat pumps that were manufactured and installed prior to 2010 were

AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING SYSTEM ONLINE SHOPPING

            Technology has launched the shopping experience into a new level of convenience. Household internet shopping can include stocking up on toilet paper, baby food, light bulbs, cereal, clothes, kitchen sinks and even air conditioners or furnaces; these items can be delivered to your home with the touch of a button.  Buying  household basics online makes sense and frees up your around town errand time, which is valuable.  However, purchasing HVAC e

Why won’t my air conditioner cool below 80?

It is so hot outside, why won't my air conditioner cool below 80 degrees when I need it to? Hot days drive home owners directly to the thermostat to punch that "cool me down" button from 75 degrees to 70 degrees.   After an hour or so, with no noticeable improvement, back to the thermostat, to discover the temperature has not changed comfort levels inside.  On hot days that reach close to 100 degrees, you may discover warmer indoor temperatures.  Generally...

Plumbing Drain Clog Resolve

Plumbing clogs are a nuisance. Imagine all of the things that can contribute to a clog.  Hair, food, dirt, paper, toothpaste clumps (kids love to squeeze the tube), floss, and grease are all potential items that can contribute to a clogged drain. Occasionally we experience a stubborn clog that needs more attention than just verbally begging your standing water to drain.  Then when you hear it gurgle back at you in response, it is time to take action.  P

Contractor Red Carpet Treatment

  Why choose Kellam Mechanical? To get the red carpet treatment!  Hiring a contractor is a necessity sooner or later.  There will always be a project.  As consumers, we expect to be treated with respect and fairness. It is important to feel secure with whom you invite into your home where your family calls their safe place.  Kellam Mechanical has expectations to deliver respect and quality services.  Upon arrival, our drug free, qualified servi...

Plumbing Leaks are Wasteful

BREAKING NEWS LEAKED! Ignoring the sound of the drip, drip, drip leaky faucet or pipe is costing you money and practicing wastefulness. Some plumbing leak locations are unnoticeable until damage is already setting in on ceiling plaster or seeping through your floors from a leaky sink, toilet or shower, for example.  Consider just 1 faucet leaking at the rate of 30 drips per minute. That equals 43,200 drips daily, 2.85 gallons daily and 1,041 gallons a...

AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSTE DRAIN LINE CLOGS

Air Conditioning condensate clogged drain lines are common in our humid Tidewater region and can cause costly water damage.  It is important to keep your air conditioner regularly maintained to avoid this inconvenience. Drain lines clog when dust, dirt, algae, insects, grime, rust or insulation settles in the drain pipe. This causes water to back up at your indoor air handler equipment which overflows the drip pan and potentially leak through your ceilings...

AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERANT LEAKS

As the summer heat progresses, homeowners discover their air conditioners are working longer and harder, which can lead to failures. The harder and longer their equipment runs, the more likely it will demand attention to be maintained.  A common cause of failure is refrigerant leakage.  Temperatures higher in your home incapable of satisfying the thermostat setting is a probable symptom related to refrigerant leaking. Properly trained and certified technic
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