Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Why Is My Furnace Doing (Blank)?

November 12th, 2018

furnaceWe would hate to disappoint our customers, and we absolutely never do in terms of the quality of the service that we provide. That being said, there are some rather disappointing facts out there that we, as consumers, have to face. One of them is the fact that there is simply no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. At some point, for instance, you’ll find yourself in need of professional furnace repair in Bristol, CT.

When you do find yourself in such a position, it is important that you schedule any necessary repairs ASAP. The longer that you put those repairs off, the more serious any problems with your furnace are likely to become. Fortunately for you, we’ve put together this post! In it, you’ll learn about some of the red flags that your furnace is in trouble. Not every problem is serious, but every problem does deserve your immediate attention and, in some cases, that of a trained professional.

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Don’t Suffer from Frozen Pipes!

October 29th, 2018

froze-pipeWinter brings a lot to think about when you live in this part of the country. Shoveling yourself out early enough to make it into work on time, for instance. Planning ahead to ensure that you get home safely. Snow days for the kids, and so on. That’s without mentioning the stress that winter can put on your home. We are going to mention it, though, because you don’t want it to catch you off-guard! Certainly not when it affects your plumbing system.

How might winter affect your plumbing system? First and foremost, it can lead to your pipes freezing up. You may think that the fact that there is no snow in the driveway means that winter isn’t taking its toll on any particular day. That feeling will disappear when you go to take a shower and water cannot pass through your pipes, though. Here are some tips from our plumbers in Hartford about how you can avoid frozen pipes this winter.

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No, Your Heater Isn’t “Fine”

October 15th, 2018

hello-winterWe may have the occasional warm outlier here and there for a while longer, but chilly days are now the norm here in New England. If you need heating repair in Bristol, CT, you need to schedule that service promptly. The longer that you wait to do so, the more likely it becomes that you’ll encounter serious problems that come with serious pricetags down the road. This is precisely why you need to know some warning signs that trouble is brewing.

Well, I’ve had my system tuned up, so I should be all set, right? 

Oh, how we wish this were the case. We’d like nothing more than to tell you all about how our routine maintenance will keep your system completely problem-free throughout the coldest time of the year. Unfortunately, even the best systems, and even those that are the most well-maintained, are going to run into trouble at some point. Contact our team when yours does.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

October 1st, 2018

Tankless-Water-HeaterWater heaters are built to last, but they don’t last forever. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, sooner or later you’re going to need to replace it. It’s important that you be able to realize when your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, so that you can have it replaced as quickly as possible. You don’t want to suddenly find yourself without hot water in the middle of a shower or something. There are a number of different signs that your water heater is on its last legs. Read on to find out more about some of the most common ones, so that you know when to call for replacement services.

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Get That Heating Tune-Up Out of the Way

September 17th, 2018

warming-handsWe know, we know. We are all still reeling from the heat of the summer season that we are just not moving out of. And we want you to start thinking about the biting chill of the winter season already? “Give us a break,” you say!

Look, we’d love to give you a break. And we want you to enjoy the beautiful fall season. That being said, we also really want to ensure that our customers are prepared for the coldest temperatures that the winter months can throw their way.

And that is simply not going to be possible if they, and you, don’t have their heating systems tuned up before winter arrives.

All heating services in Bristol are important. However, maintenance is the one that homeowners can skip over, much more easily than they could repairs. Just because your system is operational does not mean that it is operating properly, though. Here are a few tips about why heating maintenance is so important, and a few regarding what you can do for your system yourself!

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You Don’t “Top Off” Refrigerant

September 3rd, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWhen you’re just a bit low on gas and you’re passing a refueling station with a reasonable price, you may pull over to the top off the tank so you don’t have to stop at a less convenient time a bit later. When your air conditioner is running low on refrigerant, you can also just top it off so that you don’t run out of cooling power while temperatures are still uncomfortable, right?

Absolutely not.

Refrigerant is not something that your air conditioner c0nsumes the way a car consumes gas to get you where you need to be. In fact, your AC should not and does not consume refrigerant at all. That heat transfer fluid is contained and works within a closed loop, so a low charge means that you’ve got a problem on your hands. How serious of a problem? Well, let’s just say that a refrigerant leak, even a “minor” one, will demand prompt AC repairs in Bristol, CT.

It’s that serious! 

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Prepare for Bathroom Plumbing Problems

August 20th, 2018

Plumbing-IconsDo you know why it is that you’re more likely to break a bone in your foot than, say, a bone in your leg? Well, because there are a whole lot more bones in your feet than there are in your legs. The bones are also smaller, and you are supporting your weight on your feet and balancing your entire body on top of them. Your legs do a lot work, of course, but they are bearing down on your feet as you go about your day.

The same concept can be applied to your plumbing system. Sure, there are plenty of instances in which your main water line may rupture. You’re still much more likely to encounter problems with the plumbing in your bathroom, though, because there are more pieces to fail and there is more direct interaction with those pieces than with the single big pipe bringing water into your home. When you run into bathroom plumbing problems, you need to schedule professional bathroom plumbing service in Bristol fast.

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Is Your Anode Rod Still Effective?

August 6th, 2018

water-heater-serviceThe short answer to the question asked in the title of this post is—hopefully, yes. A better answer is—if you have to ask this question, then it is probably time to check in on it! If you use a tank water heater, then you owe a huge debt of gratitude to the anode rod in that water heater, regardless of whether or not you are aware of its presence and what it does for your system. Of course, we think that it is always best to have some understanding of such matters, so we’ll be taking a closer look at the anode rod today.

Before we begin, let us just say that a tank water heater is a great option for many homeowners. It is certainly no fluke that the system consistently ranks as the most popular type of water heater throughout the country! That being said, and as is the case with any appliance, tank water heaters do have a few cons to go along with their many pros. The best way to mitigate any issues stemming from these cons is to work with a trustworthy, professional plumber in Avon,  CT.

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What to Do About Toilet Leaks

July 23rd, 2018

fancy-bathroomWe don’t purport to be psychologists, and you should probably reconsider working with any plumbers that do so. That being said, let’s play a quick word association game, shall we? What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “bathroom”? Was it toilet? We bet it was toilet. In fact, for many people, “toilet” is the first thing that they’ll think of when they hear the word “plumbing” in general! This makes sense to us.

After all, the toilet is an incredibly important part of any plumbing system. Its job may not be the most glamorous, but it is crucial if you want to live in a comfortable and convenient way. That is why any problems with your toilet are of such concern. Fortunately for you, you’ve already found the right plumber in New Britain for handling your toilet plumbing services in the right way—we’re talking about us. Read on to learn more about what to do when your toilet starts leaking.

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Follow These Tips for a Great AC Installation

July 9th, 2018

service-quoteEveryone in this area needs a great air conditioning system. While our winter weather and its unpredictable extremes may make the news more often than the heat of summer does, our summers still get very, very hot. Having a great air conditioner in your home is your best defenses against the serious discomfort that that heat of summer can cause.  Just keep in mind that investing in a great air conditioning system is only the start.

Even the best air conditioning system will fail to impress if you don’t have that air conditioning system installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals.  The best way in which to ensure that you receive a great AC system installation in Bristol is to schedule your air conditioning installation with us. We do it right every step of the way, from the sizing of your AC to the nitty-gritty of the installation itself.  Read on for some tips that will help to make your AC installation a success.

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