Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

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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Here’s Why You Need Professional AC Repairs

June 25th, 2018

ac-unit-toolsWe do not live in a perfect world, as evidenced by the fact that our air conditioners may require repairs just when the heat of summer is at its highest. When that happens, you may be tempted to grab your toolbox and crack into your system on your own. Fight that urge! We understand that there are a lot of very capable homeowners out there, but AC repair in Bristol, CT is always a job for the pros.

Why is that? Well, that’s precisely the question that we aim to answer in today’s blog post! There are a lot of different ways in which attempting to complete your own air conditioning repairs can negatively affect your system and yourself. By the time that you reach the bottom of this page, we’re sure that you’ll see things the same way that we do. If you have any further questions, of course, just give us a call. We’re happy to give you any answers that you need.

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How to Fix an AC Water Leak

June 11th, 2018

AC-manifoldYou come home and notice that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home all that effectively. You head over to the AC unit, figuring that you may have to replace the air filter or something. That’s when you spot it. A puddle of water surrounds the system. Great, you think, now I’ve got to call someone to fix an AC water leak? What next? What’s next is taking a minute to step back and consider the way in which your air conditioning system operates.

Aside from evaporative coolers, which are not really used in this area, air conditioning systems don’t actually utilize water in the cooling process. Great, you’re thinking, now I’ve got an AC blog telling me that I’m hallucinating? What next? What’s next is stepping back, trusting that we don’t think you’re losing it, and reading the following information closely. You’ll learn what may be causing this leak, and when to call for air conditioning services in Bristol, CT.

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Should I Replace My AC or What?

May 28th, 2018

replacing-ACChances are that, if you are seriously considering replacing your air conditioner, you have some good reasons for doubting its continued performance. What you may not realize, however, is that there are actually a whole lot of reasons why you may choose to replace your AC. Some will be obvious, such as a complete breakdown of your system. You really should not wait for such a drastic event to take place, though. Doing so opens you up to a potential period of discomfort.

So, if you’re not supposed to run the system right into the ground, how the heck do you decide when to replace your air conditioner? After all, you really don’t want to replace the system before its time is up, right? You want the best return possible on the investment that you made in your AC, and part of that means keeping that system up and running as long as possible. Right? Well, not always. Here are some tips to help you decide if it is time for an AC replacement in Wethersfield, CT.

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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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