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

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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Tips for More Efficient Heating This Winter

Monday, December 11th, 2017

cold-coupleWhen winter hits Connecticut, it can hit pretty hard—then it continues to hold the area in its icy grasp for the next few months. If you want to make it through this trying time of the year in New England comfortably,  then you are going to need to have a great heating system installed in your home. When the time comes to schedule any heating services in Bristol, CT,  you definitely want to schedule them with our team.

After all,  even a great heater won’t produce great results if it is properly installed and serviced. But just because your heater is generating heat does not mean that it is doing so at peak efficiency levels. There are a lot of reasons why you may run into high heating costs this winter, but there is also some good news.  We have some tips that can help you to enjoy a more efficient and affordable heating experience. Read on, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

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How to Improve Your Heating Efficiency

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

When it comes to heating, local Hartford CT residents know better than to take chances. Cold winters are our specialty here in New England, and a reliable heating system means more than just a comfortable home. It can keep you safe and warm while even the harshest winter storms howl outside. Naturally, heating bills tend to go up in the winter, as a result of the energy we use to maintain basic comfort levels. But they don’t always have to go quite as high as they do. Here’s how to improve your heating efficiency, both in the way you treat your heater and in the way you approach the home itself.

  • Schedule maintenance. Before winter begins (or even afterwards if you don’t have the time in the fall), schedule a routine maintenance session for your heater. A trained technician will come to your home, clean the heater’s internal components, remove build-up on the burners, tighten any loose fittings and run the heater to spot any potential problems. This reduces friction and helps the heater run more smoothly, which means it won’t need to expend so much energy.
  • Insulation and other home improvements. Improving your home’s ability to retain heat means that the heater won’t have to work as hard to do the job. That means sealing any openings around your doors and windows, and looking into energy efficient replacements like double-paned windows. In addition, see if you can add any insulation to your home, especially in the attic, where heat tends to rise.
  • Upgrades. If you have an older heater, you might consider replacing it with a new one, especially one with a higher AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. Alternately, you can consider upgrades such as zone control systems, which allow you to turn down the heat in parts of the home you aren’t using, while keeping the parts you are using nice and warm.

For these and other thoughts on how to improve your heating efficiency, call upon the experts at Dynamic Mechanical. We offer home heating services in Hartford, and we can advise you of your options and make any changes or upgrades with professionalism and care.

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