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

Oil vs. Natural Gas: Which Has the Upper Hand?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

question-markIf you are investing in a brand new heating system, or if you’re planning on upgrading your system once this winter season has passed, then one of the first questions that you’ll be asking yourself is which type of fuel source you should use to heat your home. If you already have an oil-burning heater in place, such as an oil burner, then the logical step may seem to be replacing an old model with a newer oil-fired boiler.

We’re here to tell you that you may want to reconsider.

Boilers are great heating systems, but any heater that uses oil in order to generate heat is one that you may want to consider upgrading. One of the services that we have to offer is an oil-to-gas conversion. To put it simply, oil has a few drawbacks that natural gas can resolve. Is natural gas right for you? Are you ready to make the conversion? Read on, and contact us to speak with qualified heating professionals in Bristol, CT.

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Why Replace My Boiler?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

radiant-in-floor-heatingMy boiler isn’t broken down or leaking all over the place, so no need to replace it just yet.  Right? Right?

Well, not exactly.

Sure, a major issue like a big rupture or a boiler that won’t cycle on at all is obviously potential grounds for replacement. That does not mean, however, that you need to wait for such a catastrophic event to take place before scheduling your boiler replacement in Bristol, CT. In fact, we strongly advise you against waiting for such a situation to develop before you schedule your replacement.

Getting out ahead of such problems is going to benefit you in a number of ways. So too is leaving your boiler replacement to the qualified professionals on our team. When you work with us, you can count on the job being done right. A boiler replacement is a major undertaking, and you cannot afford to take chances when hiring the team taking on the challenge. 

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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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Why Is My Furnace Doing (Blank)?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

furnaceWe would hate to disappoint our customers, and we absolutely never do in terms of the quality of the service that we provide. That being said, there are some rather disappointing facts out there that we, as consumers, have to face. One of them is the fact that there is simply no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. At some point, for instance, you’ll find yourself in need of professional furnace repair in Bristol, CT.

When you do find yourself in such a position, it is important that you schedule any necessary repairs ASAP. The longer that you put those repairs off, the more serious any problems with your furnace are likely to become. Fortunately for you, we’ve put together this post! In it, you’ll learn about some of the red flags that your furnace is in trouble. Not every problem is serious, but every problem does deserve your immediate attention and, in some cases, that of a trained professional.

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No, Your Heater Isn’t “Fine”

Monday, October 15th, 2018

hello-winterWe may have the occasional warm outlier here and there for a while longer, but chilly days are now the norm here in New England. If you need heating repair in Bristol, CT, you need to schedule that service promptly. The longer that you wait to do so, the more likely it becomes that you’ll encounter serious problems that come with serious pricetags down the road. This is precisely why you need to know some warning signs that trouble is brewing.

Well, I’ve had my system tuned up, so I should be all set, right? 

Oh, how we wish this were the case. We’d like nothing more than to tell you all about how our routine maintenance will keep your system completely problem-free throughout the coldest time of the year. Unfortunately, even the best systems, and even those that are the most well-maintained, are going to run into trouble at some point. Contact our team when yours does.

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Get That Heating Tune-Up Out of the Way

Monday, September 17th, 2018

warming-handsWe know, we know. We are all still reeling from the heat of the summer season that we are just not moving out of. And we want you to start thinking about the biting chill of the winter season already? “Give us a break,” you say!

Look, we’d love to give you a break. And we want you to enjoy the beautiful fall season. That being said, we also really want to ensure that our customers are prepared for the coldest temperatures that the winter months can throw their way.

And that is simply not going to be possible if they, and you, don’t have their heating systems tuned up before winter arrives.

All heating services in Bristol are important. However, maintenance is the one that homeowners can skip over, much more easily than they could repairs. Just because your system is operational does not mean that it is operating properly, though. Here are a few tips about why heating maintenance is so important, and a few regarding what you can do for your system yourself!

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Can My Heating Repairs Wait Until Next Winter?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

technician-workingIf this is a question that you find yourself asking, then it may be time to rethink your approach to this situation. There is, after all, a big difference between “can” and “should” in this context. Is it possible that your ailing heater can limp its way through the remainder of the season? Sure, depending upon just how severe the trouble may be. Should you let it do so, though? We’d say absolutely not. Prompt repairs are always best.

We understand that the end of the heating season is on the horizon. We also know that many of our clients are more than happy to bid farewell to winter and its weather for the coming months of the calendar year. Unfortunately, we also know that, in their excitement, homeowners often wind up doing themselves and their heaters a disservice. Today, we’ll focus on why you should not put off necessary heating repairs in Newington, CT.

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How Ignoring Heating Repairs Causes Further Problems

Monday, February 19th, 2018

hugging-radiatorWinter in Connecticut is a  long, cold season, and it is one that is really going to test the integrity and stamina of your home heating system. With a professional installation and routine heating maintenance, your heater should be able to pass that test—most of the time. The fact of the matter, however, is that every heating system is susceptible to the occasional operational problem. If and when you notice that your heater is in trouble, be sure to give a member of our team a call right away.

The sooner that you have your heater repaired,  regardless of how “minor” you may think that the problem is, the better. Prompt heating repairs in Newington can really save you a lot of trouble down the line. We understand that scheduling heating repairs, especially when the system has not broken down entirely, is not convenient. However, it is going to pay off for you when do it at the first sign of trouble.

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Avoiding Trouble with Your Heating System

Monday, February 5th, 2018

sick-coupleNew England is one of those areas where the frigid grip of winter can squeeze hard and long. If you want to make it through the coldest time of the year comfortably, you really need a heater that is going to step up to the plate and knock the ball right out of the park. That doesn’t mean that you can hope for your heater to bat a thousand,  though.

All heaters, even those that are manufactured by the best names in the industry and which are expertly installed by qualified professionals,  will encounter operational problems of one kind or another eventually. When your system starts to act up, you need to schedule professional heating repair in Newington right away. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you avoid trouble with your heater to begin with.

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What Does Heating Maintenance Do for Me?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

cold-manWouldn’t it be great to invest in a home heating system, fire it up on the first cold day of the season, and then know that you’ll be able to continue doing so indefinitely? Unfortunately, this just isn’t the way that things work in the real world. When you use a mechanical system of any kind, including even the best heaters on the market, you are going to run into trouble from time to time. That’s the reality of the situation.

That being said, there is a way in which you can help your system to function as successfully and reliably as possible. That is by scheduling routine heating maintenance with skilled, trained professionals. No, this won’t eliminate the risk of you running into trouble with your system on occasion. It will, however, help you to minimize the risk of encountering problems. Read on to learn a bit more about the ways in which professional, routine maintenance can benefit you.

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