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

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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Why Is My Heat Pump Frozen?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

iceAccording to the calendar, we really should be looking to warmer temperatures before long. Before long may not seem soon enough after another long, cold winter, though, and the fact is that we live in New England. That means that you can never be too comfortable regarding what the weather should have in store for you. That is also why any problems with your heating system, even this late into the season, are of such serious concern to homeowners.

If you use a heat pump to heat your home, then one issue that you may encounter is an iced up outdoor unit. There is good and bad news as pertains to this situation. The good news is that some icing up of the heat pump’s outdoor unit is not only normal, but expected. The bad news? It may not necessarily be indicative of the type of icing that is to be expected. As always,  it is best to schedule prompt heating repairs in Bristol, CT if you suspect a problem with your system.

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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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Radiant vs. Forced Air Heating: Pros and Cons

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

radiant-in-floor-heatingThere are obviously some areas in this country where winter weather is very mild, and homeowners in those areas may be forgiven for giving their heating systems less thought than their air conditioners. This is definitely not the case here in Connecticut, though. Our winters are way too cold and way too long to take any chances when it comes to choosing our home heating systems. If you are thinking about replacing your heater, or if you are going to need one installed in a new construction project, we have some information for you.

Chances are that you are going to be narrowing down your heating options between forced air heaters and radiant heating systems. Like any type of system, both forced air and radiant heaters have their pros and cons. To guarantee your overall satisfaction with your heating in Hartford, CT, you’re going to need to weigh the pros and cons of both and make your decision carefully. We’re always here to help, so give us a call with any further questions that you may have.

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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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Exploring Your Heating Replacement Options

Monday, December 25th, 2017

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Okay, quick: what is the most exciting way that you can think of to spend your money? If you said “buying a new heating system,” then—well, actually, that’s pretty surprising. Look, we know that a new heater may not be the most exciting investment that you can make, but it is one of the most important investments that you can make. That is why you should really take the time to explore all of your options when the need for a heating replacement arises.

Heating in Hartford, CT is serious business. If you’ve lived here through even one winter season, then you know that already. All heaters have their pros and cons, and there is no single heater that is right for every home and every homeowner. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be so many options to choose from! Read on to explore your heating replacement options, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.  

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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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Is a Heat Pump the Heater for Me?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

efficient-homeThat depends. Are you interested in improved energy efficiency? How about convenience? If so, then sure, a heat pump may be for you. There are a lot of factors to consider, of course, and the fact is that not every heater is right for every homeowner. After all, if that were the case then we would only need one type of heating system! So how do you know if the heat pump is the right option for your home? You turn to the experts for guidance.

In today’s post, we are going to help you better understand the benefits of using a heat pump to heat your home. We’ll also talk about some of the concerns surrounding heat pumps. Ultimately, the type of HVAC system you use in your home is entirely up to you. Should you require any additional information in order to make an informed decision that you are comfortable with, be sure to dial our number for further assistance. 

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