Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

What Are Copper Pinhole Leaks?

May 14th, 2018

copper-pipesCopper pipes have earned quite a reputation in the plumbing world. Copper is a very durable material for pipes, while still remaining very easy to cut, shape, and work with in general. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not—but that doesn’t mean that copper pipes are 100% without issue. That is too good to be true. Every plumbing material has its pros and cons and, for copper pipes, pinhole leaks are definitely in the latter category.

If you suspect that you have pinhole leaks in your copper pipes, there is no quick fix that you can complete yourself. You’ll need to contact a professional plumber in Bristol, CT to deal with the problem. Of course, you’re already reading this, which means you’ve already found the plumbers you can trust with the job. Before you can let us know about the problem, however, you must first understand a bit more about copper pinhole leaks and some warning signs to look out for.

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AC Problems Demand Immediate Action

April 30th, 2018

hello-summerAfter the rather unrelenting winter that we just went through—and boy did that guest overstay its welcome at the party—warmer conditions are starting to develop throughout New England. For most of us, this is definitely a very welcome change of pace. Well, we don’t want to be the wet blanket here, but we do feel the need to broach a topic that you may not be quite ready to dive into: air conditioning repairs. More specifically, why you need to address problems with your AC promptly.

AC repair in Bristol, CT is something that you are going to need eventually. No air conditioner is perfect, and no amount of maintenance will ward off occasional issues entirely. They will develop eventually, and when they do, immediate action is always going to be in your best interest. Trust us when we tell you that we’ve repaired fairly serious problems with many air conditioners over the years—problems that could have been mitigated with a more timely response.

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Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

April 16th, 2018

temperature-gauge-just-rightHere in Connecticut, the winter season can be pretty brutal—and this past one is really resistant to resigning its reign, right? While winters and New England often overshadow the summer weather, the fact is that your air conditioner is no less important than your heating system. If you don’t prepare your air conditioner for the coming summer season—and it is coming, even if it decides to take its time—then you are probably going to find yourself living uncomfortably or requiring air conditioning repair in Wethersfield, CT when the heat returns.

That is why we’ve put together some simple tips for helping your air conditioner get ready for the summer season. You’ll be thanking us when temperatures spike but your home is cool and comfortable within. You don’t just want a decent performance from your AC, and you certainly don’t want to be draining your budget just to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer. Heed these tips, and enjoy the efficient, effective, and reliable cooling that you deserve.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Frozen?

April 2nd, 2018

iceAccording to the calendar, we really should be looking to warmer temperatures before long. Before long may not seem soon enough after another long, cold winter, though, and the fact is that we live in New England. That means that you can never be too comfortable regarding what the weather should have in store for you. That is also why any problems with your heating system, even this late into the season, are of such serious concern to homeowners.

If you use a heat pump to heat your home, then one issue that you may encounter is an iced up outdoor unit. There is good and bad news as pertains to this situation. The good news is that some icing up of the heat pump’s outdoor unit is not only normal, but expected. The bad news? It may not necessarily be indicative of the type of icing that is to be expected. As always,  it is best to schedule prompt heating repairs in Bristol, CT if you suspect a problem with your system.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

March 19th, 2018

water-heater-technicianThere are some people out there in every industry that are constantly going to try and sell you upgrades, more expensive equipment, warranties that amount to very little, and so on. We certainly want to make sure that you have the best equipment for your personal needs and that you enjoy the best performance that that equipment has to offer, but the decision about what types of appliances you use in your home is ultimately up to you as the homeowner.

You may have heard about tankless water heaters, and the many benefits that they have to offer. We agree with much of what you probably know. These systems last a long time, they’re very efficient, they save space, etc. However, they are not the replacement for tank water heaters. They are an alternative to tank water heaters. There is no single water heater that is going to fit everyone’s needs, and that is why it is so important to consider all available options.

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Can My Heating Repairs Wait Until Next Winter?

March 5th, 2018

technician-workingIf this is a question that you find yourself asking, then it may be time to rethink your approach to this situation. There is, after all, a big difference between “can” and “should” in this context. Is it possible that your ailing heater can limp its way through the remainder of the season? Sure, depending upon just how severe the trouble may be. Should you let it do so, though? We’d say absolutely not. Prompt repairs are always best.

We understand that the end of the heating season is on the horizon. We also know that many of our clients are more than happy to bid farewell to winter and its weather for the coming months of the calendar year. Unfortunately, we also know that, in their excitement, homeowners often wind up doing themselves and their heaters a disservice. Today, we’ll focus on why you should not put off necessary heating repairs in Newington, CT.

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How Ignoring Heating Repairs Causes Further Problems

February 19th, 2018

hugging-radiatorWinter in Connecticut is a  long, cold season, and it is one that is really going to test the integrity and stamina of your home heating system. With a professional installation and routine heating maintenance, your heater should be able to pass that test—most of the time. The fact of the matter, however, is that every heating system is susceptible to the occasional operational problem. If and when you notice that your heater is in trouble, be sure to give a member of our team a call right away.

The sooner that you have your heater repaired,  regardless of how “minor” you may think that the problem is, the better. Prompt heating repairs in Newington can really save you a lot of trouble down the line. We understand that scheduling heating repairs, especially when the system has not broken down entirely, is not convenient. However, it is going to pay off for you when do it at the first sign of trouble.

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Avoiding Trouble with Your Heating System

February 5th, 2018

sick-coupleNew England is one of those areas where the frigid grip of winter can squeeze hard and long. If you want to make it through the coldest time of the year comfortably, you really need a heater that is going to step up to the plate and knock the ball right out of the park. That doesn’t mean that you can hope for your heater to bat a thousand,  though.

All heaters, even those that are manufactured by the best names in the industry and which are expertly installed by qualified professionals,  will encounter operational problems of one kind or another eventually. When your system starts to act up, you need to schedule professional heating repair in Newington right away. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you avoid trouble with your heater to begin with.

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Radiant vs. Forced Air Heating: Pros and Cons

January 22nd, 2018

radiant-in-floor-heatingThere are obviously some areas in this country where winter weather is very mild, and homeowners in those areas may be forgiven for giving their heating systems less thought than their air conditioners. This is definitely not the case here in Connecticut, though. Our winters are way too cold and way too long to take any chances when it comes to choosing our home heating systems. If you are thinking about replacing your heater, or if you are going to need one installed in a new construction project, we have some information for you.

Chances are that you are going to be narrowing down your heating options between forced air heaters and radiant heating systems. Like any type of system, both forced air and radiant heaters have their pros and cons. To guarantee your overall satisfaction with your heating in Hartford, CT, you’re going to need to weigh the pros and cons of both and make your decision carefully. We’re always here to help, so give us a call with any further questions that you may have.

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What Does Heating Maintenance Do for Me?

January 8th, 2018

cold-manWouldn’t it be great to invest in a home heating system, fire it up on the first cold day of the season, and then know that you’ll be able to continue doing so indefinitely? Unfortunately, this just isn’t the way that things work in the real world. When you use a mechanical system of any kind, including even the best heaters on the market, you are going to run into trouble from time to time. That’s the reality of the situation.

That being said, there is a way in which you can help your system to function as successfully and reliably as possible. That is by scheduling routine heating maintenance with skilled, trained professionals. No, this won’t eliminate the risk of you running into trouble with your system on occasion. It will, however, help you to minimize the risk of encountering problems. Read on to learn a bit more about the ways in which professional, routine maintenance can benefit you.

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