February 18th, 2019
There are many different types of heating and air conditioning systems on the market today. Despite the variety of options that you have to choose from, there is some overlap in system design and operation. All forced air HVAC systems, for instance, use ductwork in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout homes. Such systems include central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps. Considering how important ductwork is to the operation of these systems, it’s surprising how often overlooked air ducts are.
If your air ducts are not performing at peak capacity, then you are setting your comfort, your budget, and your HVAC systems themselves back! What’s the solution, you may be wondering? Professional duct sealing in Farmington, CT. Getting those air ducts sealed up, or replaced/repaired as needed, is going to benefit you in a number of ways. But why continue to speculate? Read the following post for some examples of what you can do, why, and when!
February 4th, 2019
It’s been a cold winter so far, and things aren’t likely to warm up in a substantial way for a while yet. You may think that your heater operating reliably means that you’ll at least ride out the season in comfort, but think again. Sure, a great heater that you can count on for consistent output is important. However, you also need to keep the need for great indoor air quality in mind. Good indoor air quality means more than air that is clean and free of pollutants.
It also means air that is sufficiently humidified, and that can be a tougher goal to hit than you may think in the winter. Winter air is always drier than the air that surrounds you in the hot summer season. Add to this initial dryness the fact that you’ve probably got your home sealed up tight to protect energy efficiency, and you start to see where problems can develop. What types of problems are we talking about?
January 21st, 2019
If there were a way to make your home heating system 100% reliable, we’d be the first ones to tell you about it. Sure, it wouldn’t be good for our business, but it’d be great for customers! As things stand currently, however, we don’t have to worry about losing all of our heating repair calls. We install heaters the right way, and our Residential Loyalty Program is designed to guarantee that your heater functions as reliably as possible. That being said, even the best heaters are still going to run into trouble from time to time.
Boilers are among the most reliable of all heaters, which is a major reason why they’re still so popular despite being a relatively older technology. They have fewer moving parts than the forced air heating options out there, which means that there are fewer items to break down, but repairs will still be necessary eventually. When you need boiler repairs in West Hartford, you need to give a member of our team a call right away.
January 7th, 2019
If you are investing in a brand new heating system, or if you’re planning on upgrading your system once this winter season has passed, then one of the first questions that you’ll be asking yourself is which type of fuel source you should use to heat your home. If you already have an oil-burning heater in place, such as an oil burner, then the logical step may seem to be replacing an old model with a newer oil-fired boiler.
We’re here to tell you that you may want to reconsider.
Boilers are great heating systems, but any heater that uses oil in order to generate heat is one that you may want to consider upgrading. One of the services that we have to offer is an oil-to-gas conversion. To put it simply, oil has a few drawbacks that natural gas can resolve. Is natural gas right for you? Are you ready to make the conversion? Read on, and contact us to speak with qualified heating professionals in Bristol, CT.
December 24th, 2018
My boiler isn’t broken down or leaking all over the place, so no need to replace it just yet. Right? Right?
Well, not exactly.
Sure, a major issue like a big rupture or a boiler that won’t cycle on at all is obviously potential grounds for replacement. That does not mean, however, that you need to wait for such a catastrophic event to take place before scheduling your boiler replacement in Bristol, CT. In fact, we strongly advise you against waiting for such a situation to develop before you schedule your replacement.
Getting out ahead of such problems is going to benefit you in a number of ways. So too is leaving your boiler replacement to the qualified professionals on our team. When you work with us, you can count on the job being done right. A boiler replacement is a major undertaking, and you cannot afford to take chances when hiring the team taking on the challenge.
December 10th, 2018
You should not have to dread the arrival of your utility bills in the winter season. Would it be nice to heat your home for free? Well, yes—of course it would. There are a lot of theoretical situations that would be nice, but they are just that: theoretical. The fact of the matter is that, regardless of what type of heater you use in your home, you are going to pay to heat your living space. Just keep in mind that this does not mean you should be content to overpay for heating your living space!
If you’ve noticed that your heating costs are really unwieldy, then let a member of our team know right away. Our winters are too long and too cold to just bite the bullet on this one. You deserve to heat your home in an affordable manner, and we’re here to help you do just that. Read on to learn more about some common causes of inefficient heating in Avon, CT. Some issues may even be resolved on your own!
November 26th, 2018
There is a lot to keep yourself busy with during the holiday season. Hosting your family, for instance. Making it through the experience of hosting your family, perhaps. While we totally understand the fact that this is a very busy and potentially stressful time of the year, and we really don’t want to heap anything else onto your plate, the fact remains that you do need to take some precautions when it comes to your plumbing at this time of the year.
There are a few factors at play here. First of all, you are going to be cooking and cleaning more than you probably do during the regular times of the year. Secondly, your plumbing system is simply going to be under a heavier amount of use than usual. Those factors don’t have to spell disaster or anything, but trouble certainly can arise if you fail to use your system responsibly. Here are some tips from the plumbers in Hartford, CT, that you can trust.
November 12th, 2018
We 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.
October 29th, 2018
Winter 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.
October 15th, 2018
We 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.