Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for March, 2016

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are ground source heat pumps that transfer heat to or from the ground, which remains at a constant temperature. Geothermal systems are reliable and highly efficient, allowing you to harness the power of the earth to cool your home. They use the naturally renewable temperature of the earth’s crust as a heat source in the winter, but as a heat sink in the summer. How does this all work though?

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What Types of Sump Pumps Are Available?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Most homeowners are surprised to find that their sump pump is one of the most important appliances in their home. Without a properly functioning sump pump, your basement can become severely flooded, resulting in damage to other appliances and items in storage. Even if you were to avoid a flooding situation, your sump pump reduces dampness that could lead to mold and mildew.

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Replacing Your AC? Consider a High-Velocity System

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Are you considering an air conditioner replacement soon? As spring draws nearer in Bristol, CT, now is the time to think about what type of system will work best for you and your needs. If you own a smaller or older home without existing ductwork, you may think your options are very limited. This is not true! One excellent option for you may be a high-velocity air conditioning system.

High-velocity systems rely on small, flexible tubing snaked through and around existing construction, rather than the standard bulky ductwork required for a traditional central air conditioner. They can be pulled through crawlspaces, closets, and even above ceilings, requiring little to no remodeling to accommodate for them. Is it right for you though? Read on to discover the benefits of high-velocity systems.

Why Should I Consider a High-Velocity System?

  • Easier Installation: The ducts used for high-velocity systems are just about 2 inches wide, making them much easier to retrofit into older homes than the standards eight-inch-deep HVAC ducts. These miniature ducts can run inside walls, below floors, and through other tight spaces.
  • Ideal If You Already Have Radiant Heating: If you have radiant floor heating throughout your home, then you do not have a need for big, bulky ductwork. But you do need cooling, which makes a high-velocity system a great choice. Don’t forget that high-velocity systems provide heat as well!
  • Highly Efficient: High-velocity systems typically make a room colder faster than a traditional central AC unit. They also remove moisture more effectively than standard systems, which is particularly helpful when it’s humid out.

It’s important to remember that just like any other AC system, a high-velocity system requires regular maintenance in order to maintain their performance quality. The longer you put off maintenance and repairs, the greater the risk of damaging your system.

Live more comfortably, choose Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us today for more information about our high-velocity systems.

 

 

 

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Common Causes of Garbage Disposal Failure

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Your garbage disposal is an essential component of a functioning kitchen. Disposal problems are inconvenient and at times just plain messy. A malfunctioning system could lead to unwanted kitchen odors and poor hygiene.

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