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

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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Common Causes of Poor Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 10th, 2018

efficient-homeYou should not have to dread the arrival of your utility bills in the winter season. Would it be nice to heat your home for free? Well, yes—of course it would. There are a lot of theoretical situations that would be nice, but they are just that: theoretical. The fact of the matter is that, regardless of what type of heater you use in your home, you are going to pay to heat your living space. Just keep in mind that this does not mean you should be content to overpay for heating your living space!

If you’ve noticed that your heating costs are really unwieldy, then let a member of our team know right away. Our winters are too long and too cold to just bite the bullet on this one. You deserve to heat your home in an affordable manner, and we’re here to help you do just that. Read on to learn more about some common causes of inefficient heating in Avon, CT. Some issues may even be resolved on your own!

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Is Your Anode Rod Still Effective?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

water-heater-serviceThe short answer to the question asked in the title of this post is—hopefully, yes. A better answer is—if you have to ask this question, then it is probably time to check in on it! If you use a tank water heater, then you owe a huge debt of gratitude to the anode rod in that water heater, regardless of whether or not you are aware of its presence and what it does for your system. Of course, we think that it is always best to have some understanding of such matters, so we’ll be taking a closer look at the anode rod today.

Before we begin, let us just say that a tank water heater is a great option for many homeowners. It is certainly no fluke that the system consistently ranks as the most popular type of water heater throughout the country! That being said, and as is the case with any appliance, tank water heaters do have a few cons to go along with their many pros. The best way to mitigate any issues stemming from these cons is to work with a trustworthy, professional plumber in Avon,  CT.

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What Are Some Warning Signs to Look Out for with My Heater?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Heating in Avon CT is more than a luxury, especially in the winter months. Cold weather is a constant, and without a reliable heating system your comfy home is apt to turn into an icebox in the space of a few short hours. A reliable heating service can make repairs quickly, but the sooner you can spot signs of trouble, the better off you (and your checkbook) will be. “What are some warning signs to look out for with my heater?” you ask. We’ve outlined four of the most obvious below.

  • Heating system not turning on. Obviously, a heating system that won’t turn on is a huge problem. Components such as the fan motor often come with automatic shut-off switches that turn off the heater in the event of an overload; this reduces the risk of damaging other parts. You might have your heating system not turn on if the electrical system is experiencing problems or if the pilot light or thermocouple are faulty.
  • Low air flow. Low air flow can result from a damaged fan or fan motor, or else a blockage in the system somewhere. It might also stem from a leak in the ducts: pulling air out of the system.
  • Lack of hot air. A lack of hot air – either insufficiently warm or not warm at all – likely stems from a problem with the combustion chamber, or perhaps the burners themselves (which might not ignite if they are dirty or damaged). There may also be a blockage in the gas lines, limiting the heat that a burner can produce.
  • Higher energy bills. A subtle but very telling sign of trouble is a monthly heating bill that’s higher than expected, despite not using the heater any more than you normally do. That could suggest a faulty or malfunctioning component, adding strain to the system even if it continues to provide heat.

 If you notice a problem with your heating system, the next step is to contact the Avon, CT heating professionals at Dynamic Mechanical today. We offer 24 hour emergency service, so don’t hesitate!

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