Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Are Your Air Ducts Working for You, or Against You?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

sealing-ductworkThere 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!

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Don’t Let Dry Air Set Back Your Health and Comfort

Monday, February 4th, 2019

family-with-dogIt’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?

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Don’t Let Dry Air Stifle Your Comfort This Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Low humidity levels can be of serious concern during the winter season. While using your heater won’t dry out your air in the way that running an air conditioner around the clock during the summer season will, you must remember that you are starting off with dryer air to begin with in the winter. That is why you may want to take advantage of a whole-house humidifier in Bristol, CT.

Using a whole-house humidifier is far preferable to relying on portable models to add a sufficient amount of humidity to the air throughout your home. Just remember that whole-house humidifiers must be professionally installed and serviced. By scheduling your humidifier installation and services with us, you guarantee that the job will be completed properly.

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Protect Your Indoor Air Quality with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We understand that most homeowners will think primarily of the temperature in their homes when considering their overall comfort. Understandable as this may be, though, the fact remains that it is equally important that you keep your indoor air quality in mind. If the quality of the air in your home is subpar, there is just no way in which you can hope to live in a comfortable, or even healthful, environment.

That is precisely why you may want to consider the use of a heat recovery ventilator in Bristol, CT. When you use an HRV, you can enjoy outstanding indoor air quality without putting the energy efficiency with which you heat and cool your home at risk. Contact us today to learn more.

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How Can Professional Duct Sealing Benefit Me?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Forced air heating and air conditioning systems, including furnaces, heat pumps, and central air conditioning systems, all use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout the house. While this can be a very effective and efficient means of doing so, it can also be very problematic if the air ducts in your home are not in great working condition. Should your ductwork have tears or other compromises, then your air ducts are going to fail to function at peak performance levels. That is why you may need to schedule professional duct sealing services in Bristol, CT. With your ductwork expertly sealed by the trained professionals here at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, you can enjoy the great heating and cooling performances that we know you deserve.

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Why Use an HRV?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Now that the winter weather is starting to take hold, despite a relatively mild start to the season, you need to be thinking about the challenges that you may face in heating your home throughout the coldest time of the year. You want to live comfortably, of course, which is why you have a good heating system installed in your home in the first place. However, there is more to your comfort than just the temperature in your home. You must also maintain great indoor air quality throughout your living space if you hope to live in a comfortable and healthful environment. Using a heat recovery ventilator in Glastonbury, CT can help you to do so. Contact Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule service.

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Why Use UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

We all want to live comfortably in our homes throughout the year. However, many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that all they have to do to make this the case is to keep their heating and air conditioning systems in fine working order. This is not true, though, as the quality of the air in your home is every bit as important to the overall comfort level therein as its temperature is. That is why you may want to consider using some indoor air quality products in order to boost the quality of the air that you breathe in your living space. If you have issues with biological pollutants, for instance, using UV lights in Hartford, CT can be hugely beneficial.

Contact Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for any indoor air quality services that you may require. 

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Make Your Home More Efficient with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Sacrificing your own comfort or that of your family is not something that you should have to do just to keep your heating and cooling costs down. Living in Connecticut means that you are able to enjoy all four seasons of the year, every year. However, those seasons, particularly winter and summer, are a lot more difficult to fully enjoy if you cannot afford to heat and cool your home to your hearts content. There are a number of issues which can impact your comfort, and the quality of the air within your home is one of the big ones. The problem is, you may hesitate to sufficiently ventilate your home, as doing so can drag down efficiency levels. By using a heat recovery ventilator in Glastonbury, CT, though, you get the best of both worlds. Call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule service.

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Common Indicators That Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

If you walked into your home and went to adjust the temperature at your thermostat, you’d probably notice if that thermostat had a big crack running through it. Much of your air conditioning system is just not as visible as your thermostat, though, ductwork included. Because of this, it can be more difficult to recognize when there are problems with these hidden components. In the case of ductwork, after all, your system will still be up and running regardless of their condition, generally speaking. That being said, there are plenty of signs that can indicate that your air  ducts are leaking. If you notice them in your home, schedule prompt duct sealing services in SouthingtonDynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure that your air ducts are properly sealed.

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What is an HRV?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

There are certain struggles that all homeowners face which can seem, at times, impossible to overcome. The quest for great energy efficiency while also maintaining high indoor air quality is one which many homeowners are tempted to write off as unachievable. We here at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning know better, though, and we encourage any homeowners considering giving up this pursuit to reconsider. With the use of an HRV (heat recovery ventilator), you can sufficiently ventilate your home and maintain great indoor air quality, without having to sacrifice energy efficiency in doing so. Give a member of our team a call today to learn more about our ERV services in Hartford, CT.

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