Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC’

You Don’t “Top Off” Refrigerant

Monday, 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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Follow These Tips for a Great AC Installation

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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AC Problems Demand Immediate Action

Monday, April 30th, 2018

hello-summerAfter the rather unrelenting winter that we just went through—and boy did that guest overstay its welcome at the party—warmer conditions are starting to develop throughout New England. For most of us, this is definitely a very welcome change of pace. Well, we don’t want to be the wet blanket here, but we do feel the need to broach a topic that you may not be quite ready to dive into: air conditioning repairs. More specifically, why you need to address problems with your AC promptly.

AC repair in Bristol, CT is something that you are going to need eventually. No air conditioner is perfect, and no amount of maintenance will ward off occasional issues entirely. They will develop eventually, and when they do, immediate action is always going to be in your best interest. Trust us when we tell you that we’ve repaired fairly serious problems with many air conditioners over the years—problems that could have been mitigated with a more timely response.

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Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

Monday, April 16th, 2018

temperature-gauge-just-rightHere in Connecticut, the winter season can be pretty brutal—and this past one is really resistant to resigning its reign, right? While winters and New England often overshadow the summer weather, the fact is that your air conditioner is no less important than your heating system. If you don’t prepare your air conditioner for the coming summer season—and it is coming, even if it decides to take its time—then you are probably going to find yourself living uncomfortably or requiring air conditioning repair in Wethersfield, CT when the heat returns.

That is why we’ve put together some simple tips for helping your air conditioner get ready for the summer season. You’ll be thanking us when temperatures spike but your home is cool and comfortable within. You don’t just want a decent performance from your AC, and you certainly don’t want to be draining your budget just to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer. Heed these tips, and enjoy the efficient, effective, and reliable cooling that you deserve.

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AC FAQ: Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

woman-with-hand-on-headOf all of the problems that can develop with your air conditioning system, a refrigerant leak is definitely among the most serious. You see, refrigerant leaks can do extensive damage in the long run if they go unresolved.  They can also be tough for the average homeowner to spot,  meaning that they often go longer than they should without repairs. This is a really bad combination, and could eventually result in the complete failure of your system.

Now the good news — inasmuch as we can use that term when discussing this type of problem — is that a refrigerant leak is going to make manifest various warning signs that you can recognize, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for. That is the purpose of today’s post. Keep the following information in mind, and be sure to contact us if you think that you may have a refrigerant leak or any other air conditioning issues in New Britain, CT.

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What Does Ice on My AC Mean?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Man-with-fanWhile our cold winter seasons may be a bit more extreme than our summer weather, that is no reason to overlook any problems with your air conditioning system. We’re creeping up on August now, and that means that very hot temperatures are here to stay for a good while longer. By ignoring any signs of trouble with your home cooling system, you are only leaving yourself vulnerable to potentially serious AC problems that could have been otherwise avoided.

One sign of trouble is ice building up on your air conditioning system, though you may at first think that it simply means your air conditioner is working too effectively. Remember that your air conditioner is not a freezer, though. Not only does ice developing on the system not mean that it is cooling too well, but it actually means that there is something wrong with the system. Count on our Farmington, CT AC repair experts to diagnose the problem accurately and resolve it completely.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

outdoor-AC-unitYou’re walking around in your home, pass by the indoor AC unit, and suddenly realize that you’re standing in a puddle of water. That’s weird, you think, I didn’t realize that my air conditioner has water connection. Who do I call — a plumber or an AC technician? Well, when you dial our number you can have both, but that’s not exactly the point of this little anecdote. The point is that your air conditioner does not have a water connection. So where is the water coming from?

It may well be coming from your air conditioner, we’re not suggesting that you’re seeing things. However, it is not going to be a “leak” the way you are likely thinking of one. As is the case with just about any problem that your air conditioning system may encounter, there are multiple reasons as to why your AC may spring a leak. Some are pretty benign, while others could spell serious trouble for your air conditioner in Bristol, CT.

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