Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Why Is My Heater Starting and Stopping Frequently?

October 16th, 2017

furnace-technicianWouldn’t it be great if you could invest in a heater, schedule routine maintenance, and then never have to worry about needing heating repair in Hartford, CT? We sure think so. Unfortunately for all of us, this is simply not the reality of the situation. The truth of the matter is that even the best heaters, and even those that are the most well-maintained, are going to encounter operational problems from time to time. Preventative tune-ups limit the risk of problems, but eventually one will strike!

When it does, it is very important that you schedule professional heating repairs as soon as you possibly can. Putting any repair needs on the backburner will only give those problems the time necessary for doing more serious damage to your system. One fairly obvious sign of trouble is a heater that is starting up, but running only very briefly before cycling back down again. If this is happening in your home, be sure to give us a call and to schedule prompt heating repairs!

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Signs That Your Heater Is in Trouble

October 2nd, 2017

opening-up-furnaceWhen temperatures really start to drop — and make no mistake, that is going to start happening very, very soon — you need your heater to jump into action and to keep your home warm and comfortable in an efficient and effective manner. Unfortunately, there is no way that you can hope for your heater to function completely reliably. Routine maintenance will keep it as reliable as possible, but the fact of the matter is that all heating systems are subject to occasional operational problems.

When you do encounter problems with your home heating system, the best thing to do is to schedule prompt heating repairs — and by prompt, we mean as soon as possible. Waiting it out is only going to give any problems with your heater the time that they need to cause more serious damage than they otherwise would. With that in mind, we want to give you a few tips to help you spot the need for heating repair in Hartford, CT.

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Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

September 18th, 2017

water-flowing-through-drainThere are so many problems that can develop with a plumbing system that certain issues are always going to be put on the backburner. While a properly installed, well-maintained system is not going to give you problems very frequently, the fact is that you are much more likely to make something like a toilet that won’t stop overflowing a priority than you are, say, a toilet that seems to run for too long a time. The way we see it, however, there is not really any such thing as a “minor” plumbing problem.

No, not everything is an emergency, but ignoring more common issues like clogged drains can leave you dealing with more serious issues down the road. As is usually the case with any system in your home, your plumbing system will benefit greatly from some simple preventative measures. Protect your plumbing in Bristol, CT by avoiding clogged drains with these simple tips. You’ll be protecting your convenience, as well. 

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Preventing Frozen Pipes This Winter

September 4th, 2017

pipe-wrench-and-hammerThere are a lot of challenges that come with the winter season here in Connecticut. Not the least of these challenges is that of protecting your plumbing in Bristol, CT from the ravages of freezing temperatures. All too often we are called out to homes by panicked homeowners in the winter season, only to find damaged pipes that really could have been avoided with some proper measures taken. Now, there is no way to really guarantee that you won’t run into trouble with your pipes, but you can certainly limit the risks.

Following you’ll find some tips to help you do just that. Keep them in mind, remember to plan ahead if you are going to be gone for any stretch of time during the winter season, and contact us with any questions that you may have. Burst pipes in the winter are a major headache, and an ounce of prevention sure beats a whole lot of headache any day of the week. 

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AC FAQ: Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

August 21st, 2017

woman-with-hand-on-headOf all of the problems that can develop with your air conditioning system, a refrigerant leak is definitely among the most serious. You see, refrigerant leaks can do extensive damage in the long run if they go unresolved.  They can also be tough for the average homeowner to spot,  meaning that they often go longer than they should without repairs. This is a really bad combination, and could eventually result in the complete failure of your system.

Now the good news — inasmuch as we can use that term when discussing this type of problem — is that a refrigerant leak is going to make manifest various warning signs that you can recognize, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for. That is the purpose of today’s post. Keep the following information in mind, and be sure to contact us if you think that you may have a refrigerant leak or any other air conditioning issues in New Britain, CT.

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Plumbing Emergencies: Leaking Toilet Edition

August 7th, 2017

toiletWhat springs to the front of your mind when you hear the word “plumbing”? For a lot of people, the obvious answer is the bathroom. For many others, the toilet specifically is the first thing that they think of. There is no denying that the toilet in your bathroom plays a huge — and a hugely important — role in your day to day life. If you are serious about protecting your comfort, convenience, and hygiene in your home, then you need to have any problems with your toilet resolved as soon as possible.

The West Hartford, CT bathroom plumbing professionals on our team are the ones to call when you run into trouble of any kind with your toilet. We get a lot of calls about clogged toilets or toilets that just won’t stop running. Sometimes, though, we get calls of a more urgent variety — those concerning toilets that are actively leaking. Here are few tips to help you get through such a stressful situation. 

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What Does Ice on My AC Mean?

July 24th, 2017

Man-with-fanWhile our cold winter seasons may be a bit more extreme than our summer weather, that is no reason to overlook any problems with your air conditioning system. We’re creeping up on August now, and that means that very hot temperatures are here to stay for a good while longer. By ignoring any signs of trouble with your home cooling system, you are only leaving yourself vulnerable to potentially serious AC problems that could have been otherwise avoided.

One sign of trouble is ice building up on your air conditioning system, though you may at first think that it simply means your air conditioner is working too effectively. Remember that your air conditioner is not a freezer, though. Not only does ice developing on the system not mean that it is cooling too well, but it actually means that there is something wrong with the system. Count on our Farmington, CT AC repair experts to diagnose the problem accurately and resolve it completely.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

July 10th, 2017

outdoor-AC-unitYou’re walking around in your home, pass by the indoor AC unit, and suddenly realize that you’re standing in a puddle of water. That’s weird, you think, I didn’t realize that my air conditioner has water connection. Who do I call — a plumber or an AC technician? Well, when you dial our number you can have both, but that’s not exactly the point of this little anecdote. The point is that your air conditioner does not have a water connection. So where is the water coming from?

It may well be coming from your air conditioner, we’re not suggesting that you’re seeing things. However, it is not going to be a “leak” the way you are likely thinking of one. As is the case with just about any problem that your air conditioning system may encounter, there are multiple reasons as to why your AC may spring a leak. Some are pretty benign, while others could spell serious trouble for your air conditioner in Bristol, CT.

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Protecting Your Property with Backflow Prevention

June 26th, 2017

backflow-preventerWhat do you think of when you think of serious plumbing problems? A leaky faucet wasting water in your home? Perhaps a drainage system that always seems to slow down and clog up, no matter what you do? These are very common problems, and they are indeed serious hassles that could potentially signify even worse problems with your system. Another potential issue that you probably don’t give very much though, though, is backflow.

In fact, we’re willing to be that there is a good chance that you’ve never even heard of backflow before. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a potential issue on your property, though, or even that there are not already fail-safes in place to help protect you from the dangers that backflow can present. Today we want to talk a bit about backflow, the problems that it can cause, and who can stand to benefit from backflow prevention in Southington, CT.

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AC Tip: Keep Your Filter Fresh!

June 12th, 2017

changing-air-filterQuick, what’s the best way in which to keep your air conditioner working at peak performance and efficiency levels? That’s right: routine air conditioning maintenance. We’re going to assume that was your answer, because the fact that you are reading this blog means that you’ve undoubtedly heard us extol the virtues of regular maintenance previously. While annual maintenance is indeed important, there is one maintenance task that you can handle on your own and which cannot wait for yearly completion. That is changing the air filter in your AC.

Only with a fresh air filter in place will your air conditioner in New Britain, CT operate just the way it should. You deserve nothing less than the best that your air conditioner has to offer, and failing to change your air filter as needed — typically every 1-3 months — is a surefire way to ensure that you don’t get it. Keep the following information in mind, and contact us if you have any questions about what air filters to use or how to get them in and out of your system. 

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