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Tips for More Efficient Heating This Winter

December 11th, 2017

cold-coupleWhen winter hits Connecticut, it can hit pretty hard—then it continues to hold the area in its icy grasp for the next few months. If you want to make it through this trying time of the year in New England comfortably,  then you are going to need to have a great heating system installed in your home. When the time comes to schedule any heating services in Bristol, CT,  you definitely want to schedule them with our team.

After all,  even a great heater won’t produce great results if it is properly installed and serviced. But just because your heater is generating heat does not mean that it is doing so at peak efficiency levels. There are a lot of reasons why you may run into high heating costs this winter, but there is also some good news.  We have some tips that can help you to enjoy a more efficient and affordable heating experience. Read on, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Is a Heat Pump the Heater for Me?

November 27th, 2017

efficient-homeThat depends. Are you interested in improved energy efficiency? How about convenience? If so, then sure, a heat pump may be for you. There are a lot of factors to consider, of course, and the fact is that not every heater is right for every homeowner. After all, if that were the case then we would only need one type of heating system! So how do you know if the heat pump is the right option for your home? You turn to the experts for guidance.

In today’s post, we are going to help you better understand the benefits of using a heat pump to heat your home. We’ll also talk about some of the concerns surrounding heat pumps. Ultimately, the type of HVAC system you use in your home is entirely up to you. Should you require any additional information in order to make an informed decision that you are comfortable with, be sure to dial our number for further assistance. 

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Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

November 13th, 2017

Nobody wants to run into problems requiring professional heating repair in Hartford, CT, but hey — we don’t always get what we want. While investing in a good heater from a trusted manufacturer will certainly help to keep your heater repair needs to a minimum, fact is that no heating system can ever be 100% reliable. Eventually, you are going to need heating repairs, and it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule these services before your heater breaks down on you entirely.

chilly-manDoing so, obviously, means that you need to be able to recognize the signs of trouble in the first place. That’s what we’re here to help you with today. Now, some signs of trouble are going to be very subtle. Others, not so much. Then, there are problems that cannot be ignored, let alone overlooked. A heater that is blowing cool air falls into this latter category. Be sure to contact us right away if your heater is blowing lukewarm or downright cool air from its vents.

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Why Might My Sump Pump Fail?

October 30th, 2017

sump-pumpWater. It makes up more than half of one’s body. It covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface. It is, without a doubt, one of the most vital elements in our lives. It can also prove extremely destructive. We’ve seen more than enough evidence of that over the course of this past summer. While hurricanes and heavy winds can obviously be devastating, water damage is not only a concern in these extreme situations. Sometimes, even “minor” flooding in one’s home can cause very serious problems.

This is why it is such a good idea to have a sump pump installed in your home. The sump pump serves one purpose and one purpose only — protecting your home and possessions from the damages that water can do. Unfortunately, the fact is that no mechanical system will ever be 100% reliable. It is possible for a sump pump to fail, and that can cause problems. Knowing what can cause a sump pump to fail is a great step toward ensuring that your home is protected. Here are some tips from our plumbers in New Haven, CT.

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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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