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Nelson Mechanical Rescues Malfunctioning Geo System – Contractor Magazine October 2017

A Nelson Mechanical tech begins disassembling the failed heat pump. The project was complicated by difficult access to the mechanical room – through a finished hallway and set of stairs. Extra care had to be taken with demolition and with the transport of the new heat pumps through the finished spaces. Nelson Mechanical rescues malfunctioning geo system Martha’s Vineyard has a reputation…

NMD Water Treatment Promotion – 10% OFF

We are excited to offer 10% off the installation and/or service of a water filtration system for all new customers! Offer valid through November 30, 2017. Act now by filling out the form below. We also offer Flat Rate pricing on Preventative Maintenance for all of your systems.  To learn more,  click here!

The Musical Mechanic – Brian Nelson of NMD

The Musical Mechanic, An Interview with Brian Nelson By Paula Lyons Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 2:07pm Name: Brian Nelson Nickname or alias: King (“Because that is my middle name!”) Profession: Engineer/musician/plumber, creator with David Sprague of Nelson Mechanical Design Washed ashore from: D.C. by way of Boston Years ago: 23 Job in a former life: Jazz and blues musician Favorite spot on the Island: The stage at the Ritz…

NMD named 2015 Contractor of the Month by Contractor Magazine

Nelson Mechanical Design was honored by Contractor Magazine with their prestigious Contractor of the Month award for September 2015: What makes Nelson Mechanical Design unique when compared to other contractors? Nelson Mechanical Design is a one-stop shop:  We design, install, and service residential and commercial HVAC, plumbing, and water treatment systems and we offer both conventional (propane and electric) and green (solar…

The Heat Pump – What It Is, What it Does, and What it May Do Someday

SINCE DECEMBER 1852, when Lord Kelvin presented before the Glasgow Philosophical Society a modest little paper, “On the Economy of the Heating or Cooling of Buildings by Means of Currents of Air,” the Heat Pump has been a prime target for technical writers. In fact, for most of the 96 years since Kelvin’s article, there have been more papers on the subject…

Mansion Hotel Uses Displaced Heat to Warm Swimming Pool

Contractor Magazine, April 3, 2013 BY JOHN MESENBRINK VINEYARD HAVEN, MASS. — Old can be perceived many different ways. For example, calling another person old, not so much a compliment. But when you take a hotel, for example, “old” suddenly becomes more interesting — it exudes character, charm, quaintness, stories and experiences. It could be the single reason you choose to stay at…

We’re Likin’ Daikin! Our Sales are up 100%!

Owners Brian Nelson and David Sprague have doubled their sales since becoming a Daikin AC dealer. The partners started out as a heating and plumbing contractor, but today 75% of their business is Daikin Altherma and Ductless split heat pumps from Daikin AC. “Daikin AC has allowed us to set our dealership apart as the ‘Green Experts’,” says Brian. To live up…

Nelson Mechanical Design’s 7 Secrets of Success

Dave Sprague and Brian Nelson have seven great ideas to help other dealers accelerate their businesses. “Set Your Dealership Apart.” Find a way to distinguish your dealership from your competitors. Think about the needs of homeowners and businesses in your area and then position yourself as the leader in that area. Or, identify a trend, like we did with the “green” approach,…

Presentation features new heat pump technology – Daikin Altherma

An innovative heat pump project that reduces fossil fuel use will be featured in a presentation hosted by Nelson Mechanical Design (NMD) and the Vineyard Energy Project (VEP) on June 29.  The event at 59 Hidden Valley Road in West Tisbury kicks off with a reception from 4-4:30 pm. The focus of the presentation is a new Daikin AC Altherma air-to-water heat…

Daikin AC Blueprint – How to Integrate Daikin Altherma with boiler – West Tisbury

Retrofit Challenge: How to integrate Daikin Altherma with an existing fossil fuel boiler / radiant heating system while ensuring winter comfort with minimum operating cost. Ted Bayne and Lea Delacour live on Martha’s Vineyard in a 3,000 square foot home heated by radiant floors and a Viessmann propane boiler. Their goal was threefold – to find a heating source that would make…