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
Kellam Mechanical opened April 1, 1995. For 21 years Scott Kellam has dedicated his time and energy into the business he loves because he loves the HVAC industry. As a teenager in 1977, he learned the trade from his father and grandfather in their family owned and operated Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical business and loved working there until he decided to start his own adventure. When you ask him what else he would do for a living if he were not
For the love of laundry! Kellam Mechanical promotes green household products, so If you are tired of spending so much money on laundry detergent here is your new solution: Laundry Pro. This revolutionary green product replaces the need for detergent, bleach, fabric softeners, sorting and front loading washing machine cleansers, such as Afresh. It reduces landfills. It eliminates odors, chemical use, pollution, static, and shrinking clothes. Laundry Pro pre
Do you have a favorite appliance? Your water heater has to be up there on the top of that list, right? A hot shower starts the day just right to wake you up, unless it is showering you with ice cold water. Then it really wakes you up with a startle. How old is your water heater? Conventional water heaters act as one of the largest household energy consumers, behind your heating and cooling systems. According to Consumer Reports, your water heater eats
April 2015 is very exciting for me because Kellam Mechanical entered our 20th year in business providing comfort, safety and healthy solutions to Tidewater residents and businesses. I have enjoyed the heating and air conditioning industry for about 40 years. The saying is so true: time flies when you are having fun. I am proud of how many people in our community that Kellam Mechanical has brought comfort to for the past 80 seasons. I have made so many
Did you know that lawn and landscaping maintenance can affect your indoor comfort? Proper airflow is essential for your heating and cooling equipment to operate correctly and safely. Restricted airflow can cause equipment to lose efficiency leading to higher monthly utility bills as well as failures which can result in expensive repairs. Keeping your comfort system annually maintained is a sound solution and smart investment. A skilled technician will
Tell ‘em Kellam is part of the Kellam Mechanical culture. It represents prideful customer service and technical workmanship. People who have a positive experience tend to share it with others in their lives…family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Referrals are the highest form of flattery and we welcome them. Testimonials are especially strong when they come from someone we know and trust. We place a large emphasis on delivering excellence to inspir
Start the new year thinking about saving on household expenses by upgrading to higher efficient heating and cooling equipment. Installing a new system can be the first step to improving your comfort and reducing your monthly energy bills by making a smart investment. Equipment manufactured today is considerably more efficient than in years past. If your heat pump, package unit or air conditioner is 10 years or older or your gas furnace, geothermal syste
November is the month to reflect on being thankful. One thing that comes to mind is being thankful for the green mindset that people in our community are adopting more and more every day to improve energy consesrvation. Educating Tidewater, Virginia residents is so important to improve our local environment. There are many ways to become a part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Everyday life can be enhanced so embrace simple changes s...
So, you love your gas appliances, because they are so efficient, but consider safety measures as we head into the heating season. If gas appliances are not properly maintained by a qualified technician, you could be at risk for carbon-monoxide poisoning through leaks or improper venting! Carbon monoxide can be found in combustion fumes, such as those produced from gas-burning stoves, dryers, furnaces, water heaters, boilers, fireplaces, lanterns, cars, as
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