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

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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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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AC Tip: Keep Your Filter Fresh!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

changing-air-filterQuick, what’s the best way in which to keep your air conditioner working at peak performance and efficiency levels? That’s right: routine air conditioning maintenance. We’re going to assume that was your answer, because the fact that you are reading this blog means that you’ve undoubtedly heard us extol the virtues of regular maintenance previously. While annual maintenance is indeed important, there is one maintenance task that you can handle on your own and which cannot wait for yearly completion. That is changing the air filter in your AC.

Only with a fresh air filter in place will your air conditioner in New Britain, CT operate just the way it should. You deserve nothing less than the best that your air conditioner has to offer, and failing to change your air filter as needed — typically every 1-3 months — is a surefire way to ensure that you don’t get it. Keep the following information in mind, and contact us if you have any questions about what air filters to use or how to get them in and out of your system. 

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AC Blowing Warm Air? Potential Causes

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Even after a long, cold, and snowy winter season, homeowners around here will admit that, sometimes, the heat of summer is just too much for comfort. Sure, there are plenty of nice days where you can get outside and enjoy the sunshine. When you’re in your own home, though, you want to be cool and comfortable. That is why our air conditioners are so important to us, and why any problems with our home cooling systems are of such serious concern.

The worst case scenario with an air conditioning system is that it will break down entirely and fail to cool one’s home at all. Not much better — or so it would seem — is an air conditioner that is blowing warm air. You are right in recognizing this as an alarming problem. However, it is not necessarily a serious problem. In fact, there are some potential causes of an AC blowing warm air that can be easily resolved by the homeowner his or herself. Keep this information in mind if you encounter this problem with your air conditioner in Farmington, CT.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner This Year?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

question-markSummer does not come rushing in on us here in Connecticut the way that it does in some other parts of the country. After our long, cold, and snowy winters, you may wish that this were the case. There is one bright side to easing into the summer season, though. It gives you the time that you need to get your air conditioning system in order before the heat arrives. If this entails replacing your air conditioner in Bristol, CT this year, then give us a call to get started.

Now, we know that purchasing a new air conditioner is not the most exciting way in which to spend your money, and we understand that you want to get the greatest possible return on your initial investment. Waiting for an air conditioner to break down just so that you get the most for your money, however, is not the right way to go about the AC replacement process. Ideally, you’ll have your new system in place before the old one ever gives out on you entirely.

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