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

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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3 Reasons to Consider Sealing Your Air Ducts

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Using air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout one’s home is a very common practice. It is also a very effective means of doing so, and can be quite efficient. However, it is really up to you as the homeowner to decide just how efficient and effective your air ducts will operate.

Whether due to a subpar installation or just years of accruing wear and tear, it is possible that your air ducts will wind up with weakened seals, tears, or holes due to corrosion or years of expanding and contracting. Whatever the precise nature of your air ducts issues, know that our team is here to handle any duct sealing that you may need in Hartford, CT. Let Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning seal your air ducts so that they function as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

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How Duct Repair Benefits Your Heating and Cooling

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

You don’t see most of the ductwork in your home, since it hides between walls and in the floors and ceilings, and you won’t know how well-sealed it is to prevent the leaking of air that can causes a huge drop in air pressure. This integrity of your ducts is vital for the performance of your air conditioning system and forced air heater.

Should your ducts require repairs due to breeches, loose connections, holes from corrosion, or other issues, you need to have the professional work done as soon as possible before it begins to affect your heating and cooling. This job requires specialists in indoor air quality services, like the team at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, to perform. You can’t rely on duct tape (which isn’t really for ducts, anyway) or on amateurs without training. Make sure you rely on professionals for duct repair service in Bristol, CT.

How Duct Repair Helps Your AC and Heater

The reason that maintaining an airtight seal along the length of your ductwork is so vital is that a drop in air pressure will lead to a loss in heating and cooling. As the air comes out slower from the vents, the comfort level you expect will begin to plunge.

This will also have a negative effect on the heating or cooling system itself: it will need to work harder to attempt to compensate for the temperature change. The additional strain will cause the system to wear out faster, leading to more repair work and possibly an early replacement. And more strain always means higher utility bills for you. With proper ductwork repairs, your AC or heater won’t need to work harder than it should.

Duct repairs also prevent contamination from entering the ductwork: dust, dirt, construction debris, and other particles. This contamination will create resistance to airflow along the ducts, which will also force the AC or heater to overwork. Worse, the pollutants could enter the cabinet of the system and cause damage, like clogging up the motors. So not only will you end up with lower quality air, but you may have a broken air conditioner or heater.

Duct repairs can range from small jobs like sealing holes with mastic, or extensive projects like replacing broken sections of a ventilation system. But whatever work you need done in Bristol, CT to help improve your indoor air quality, the duct repair experts at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of it—done fast and done right.

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