Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SPRING is in the air , time to get your AC and Water System Ready!


  • What debris is in my water ? 
  • Could it taste better ? 
  • Phew, it doesn't smell to good !
  • How much does it cost to run the sprinkler !!
We have you covered! Not only can we help to make your water better for you, we can help to reduce costs to run the sprinkler too! Some towns allow separate water meters on your outgoing water, check with your town and then call DMS for and estimate! Separating the water meters and cut down on your water bill!
Addition of a separate meter for a sprinkler  
system in a residential setting. 
Addition of a whole house water filtration system with bypass. 
The filter in the system is a dirt rust taste and odor, this is a charcoal activated cartridge.

Don't forget to call too, for an AC maintenance!

Here are a few items we will do to insure your system is ready;
  • Check refrigerant pressures
  • Check batteries and program thermostat
  • Inspect and clean blower cabinet
  • Inspect condensate drainage and pump, don't want to have it all clogged up!
  • Inspect and test motors
  • Inspect, clean and service air cleaner, need to have fresh air to breath!
  • Inspect and adjust drive pulleys/belts
  • Inspect all electrical connections, rodents like to chew and make nests in the outside unit!
  • Lubricate parts as needed, need to keep those parts running smoothly!
  • Check expansion valve coil temperature, need to stay cool during those hot months!
  • Check pressure switch, cut-out setting
  • Test operating pressures
  • Inspect start capacitor and potential relay
  • Visually inspect compressor and ductwork
  • Cycle and check overall operation
Douglas Mechanical Services, Inc.
860 357 4952 Office 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Change is in the air;  the trees and flowers are budding and the air is getting warmer! Why not take advantage of this upcoming warmer weather and change-out that old, inefficient HVAC system or water heater! Even better if you don't have central ac, now is the time to add one. 

1st Day of Spring begins April 20, 2019

Here are some links that you should consider for low interest loans and rebates;
Keep your HVAC system running efficiently by having an annual check-up twice a year; once if you have central ac and once for your heating system!

Call or email now now to schedule your upcoming Spring AC check-up!!
860 357 4952 office

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Time for a change.....  
Spring Ahead March 10, 2019

Why not consider taking advantage of the upcoming warmer weather and change out that old, inefficient furnace, air conditioner and boiler too!! Here are some links that you should consider;

Keep your HVAC system running efficiently by having an annual check twice a year; once if you have central AC and once for your heating system!

Call or email now now to schedule your upcoming Spring AC check-up!!
860 357 4952 office

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sensors, Guages and Filter oh my!

Sensors, Gauges and Filters, oh my!

REMOTE OIL TANK MONITORING: Check your heating oil tank from your smartphone - anytime, anywhere!  Don’t worry about running to the basement to check your tank. Check your tank from work, vacation, or wherever you have internet access. Great for rental properties and hard to reach tanks.

  • Low level alerts- No more middle-of-the-night run-outs. Smart Oil Gauge will send you text and e-mail       
  • Energy efficiency-Track your heating oil usage by the hour. Watch how much oil you burn throughout the day, and adjust the thermostat to conserve fuel. Save money on heating oil by optimizing the thermostat settings.       
  • Works with most tanks-Compatible with standard steel 138, 220, 240, 275, 330 (vertical or horizontal), 500-gallon tanks, and more.

Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector-

        o Works with the Honeywell Home app,
        o Battery operated – Lasting up to three years (Batteries included)
        o Connects to standard Home Wi-Fi directly – no need for an extra hub
        o Status LED lights and an industry leading 100 dB buzzer helps notify a leak detection
        o Temperature, Humidity and Water Leak measurement
        o 4 ft cable sensor (included) can be used to extend sensor capability
        o The entire length of cable sensor detects water
        o Additional cables can be added to extend the sensor length to 500ft. (sold separately). Ideal for looping in an entire area


Don’t forget, we have filters, any size and can be available for pick-up or delivery! 
(nominal delivery fee applies). 

*Please email  , or call, 860 357 4952, our office for more information on any of these product 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Douglas Mechanical would like to wish you..

We will be closed the following times;
v  Monday 12/24/2018 All day
v  Tuesday 12/25/2018 All day
v  Monday 12/31/2018 From 12 to 4:30
v  Tuesday 01/01/2019 All Day

If you should have an emergency, please call 860 357 4952 to leave a message with our answering service, we always have a technician and office member on call 24/7.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

How to Decide - REPAIR   vs.   REPLACE ?? 

Life expectancy of an HVAC system depends largely on your system maintenance. If you've serviced the system for many years, you'll know when that "end of life" decision has come.

  Depending on the nature of the problem, repairs to your current equipment could be relatively cheap or very expensive. Although the effective lifespan varies somewhat between makes and models and depends on ongoing maintenance, most HVAC systems are designed to last about 10-15 years before needing replacement. Thus, if your existing equipment is almost a decade old, having it fixed serves little purpose; it will just need to be replaced soon anyway.   As a rule, if the repairs will cost more than half as much as a new system, you should opt for replacement.  

Of course, the up-front cost of fixing or replacing your current HVAC system is just one part of your decision. New equipment tends to use power or fuel more efficiently than older machines, and in time, those monthly utility savings can offset the cost of replacement. For instance, installing a new machine that projects to save you $25 monthly may cost $600 more than repairing your existing machine. The new device will offset that cost over the course of two years.

Here are some links to check out when considering a replacement;

         You can also call the following numbers for more information:

  • 1.800.842.1132 - Connecticut Energy Assistance Program(CEAP) & Contingency Heating Assistance Program(CHAP)
  • 1.800.388.9727 - The Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership(WRAP)
  • 1.860.357.4952 - Douglas Mechanical Services