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HVAC Tips: Consider Ductless Heating

October 16th, 2017

We’re getting there, aren’t we? Slowly but surely, we’ve been shedding the warm summer weather and moving closer and closer to another freezing winter season. If you are thinking about replacing your heating system this year, you really should not wait too much longer before doing so. Before you know it, you’re going to be needing that heater to be working regularly. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should rush through the heating system selection process, either.

No, what you need to do is familiarize yourself with your home heating options, and make sure that you are choosing the heater that best suits your needs. One that we often find ourselves recommending is the ductless mini split. With a ductless mini split, you can enjoy many different benefits that other systems simply cannot match. Just remember that you’ll only enjoy those benefits to the fullest when you schedule your ductless mini split services with Milford, CT HVAC professionals. Look no further than those on our team.

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HVAC Tips: Improving Heating Efficiency

October 2nd, 2017

opening-furnaceWe live in Connecticut. It’s already October. You know where we’re going with this, right? Winter is going to be here before you know it. Is your heater ready? Even if it is ready for action, are you sure that it is going to function in the efficient manner that it needs to in order to keep your home not only comfortable, but to also do so in an affordable manner?

The fact of the matter is that every heating system has limits on just how efficiently it can work. If you have a system that is not particularly efficient, we cannot somehow convince it to suddenly boost its limits. What we can do, however, is help you to get the most efficient performance that it can muster, while also making a few simple changes to help boost overall efficiency when heating your home. Take these tips from our Stamford, CT HVAC pros in mind. 

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Furnace FAQ: Gas or Electric?

September 18th, 2017

furnace-wiringWith temperatures hovering in the mid — and even high — 70’s over the course of the next couple of weeks, it’s safe to say that you are probably not quite ready to pull the plug on your air conditioning system quite yet for the season. That being said, with nighttime temperatures dipping into the 50’s, it won’t be too much longer before the days start to cool off, too. If you are serious about making it through the heating season comfortably, then you may need to replace your heater this year.

If you need a heater for a new home, or if you are replacing one in your existing residence, then you should definitely consider the use of a furnace in Stamford, CT. Furnaces have a lot to offer homeowners, but it is important to remember that you are going to have to narrow your choices down a bit more than just landing on a furnace. There are gas and electric models to consider, with both offering some pros and cons. Here is some information to keep in mind when choosing your new furnace. 

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Don’t Forget About Your Heating Tune-Up

September 4th, 2017

winter-through-windowIt is hard to believe that we are already a few days into September, isn’t it? Time moves quickly, and the fact is that we are going to be in the midst of the winter season once more before you know it. Don’t let the cold march of time catch you and your heater off-guard this year! Schedule your annual heating tune-up today, so that you know your heater will be there for you when you need it most this year.

Even better, take us up on your outstanding residential maintenance program. When you let the professionals on our team tune up your HVAC systems in Westport, CT, you can count on your systems functioning at peak performance levels. We believe that you deserve nothing less. Read on to learn about how routine maintenance benefits you and your heater, and what our maintenance plan has to offer. Winters in New England can be tough, but they are a lot more manageable when you come prepared. 

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Need a New Heater? Consider a Heat Pump!

August 21st, 2017

AC-surrounded-by-moneyIt is hard to believe, but here we are more than halfway through August already! If you’re one of those people that loves the turning of the leaves and the cooler weather of the fall season, then this is a time of great anticipation indeed. That anticipation can quickly turn to trepidation for those dreading the onslaught of another cruel New England winter, though. All is not just because winter can be tough in this part of the country, however.

There are plenty of ways in which we can effectively heat our homes, after all. If you are ready to replace your existing heater, and you are interested in heating your home more efficiently throughout the coldest time of the year, there is one system in particular to consider. You may want to begin using a heat pump in Fairfield, CT. Thanks to their unique method of heat transfer, using a heat pump is one of the most affordable ways in which to heat your home.

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Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

August 7th, 2017

man-with-fanThe honest answer to this question is: hopefully not. Just because you have a refrigerant leak does not mean that your air conditioner needs to be replaced entirely — typically — but it does mean that you may actually damage your system seriously simply because you do not realize that there is a leak to begin with. It is for this exact reason that you must schedule air conditioning repairs in Stamford, CT the moment that you realize that there is a leak.

In order to do that, of course, you must first learn to recognize the signs that there is a leak in your system to begin with. This is not always as simple as it sounds. While a refrigerant leak is a big problem, it is one that won’t cause your system to break down entirely immediately. The longer that it goes undetected, though, the greater the risk of serious damage to your air conditioner. We encourage you to keep the following tips in mind so that you can get out ahead of any such problems.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Money?

July 24th, 2017

hands-under-faucetGenerally speaking, yes. Tankless water heaters are worth the upfront cost of investing in this type of system. This does not mean, however, that a tankless water heater is right for everyone. Many homeowners,  including those just looking for a smaller investment at the time of purchase, rightly choose to stick with a tank water heater. We do want to recommend that you not let the cost of a tankless water heater alone turn you off of these systems, though.

Yes, tankless water heaters do cost more than tank models. They are also able to provide some unique benefits that tank water heaters really cannot contend with, though. We’ve put together some information to help you to decide if a tankless water heater in Westport, CT is the right investment opportunity for you. Read on to learn more. You just may find that a tankless water heater is just what you’ve been looking for.

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Why, and How, Is My AC Leaking Water?

July 10th, 2017

question-markWarm air blowing from your air conditioner or loud sounds developing are problems that you don’t want to encounter. However, they are also the types of problems that you may expect to run into from time to time with your air conditioning system. One issue that you may be completely caught off guard by is an air conditioner that is leaking water. After all, there is no water used in the AC that should be able to leak out of the system, right?

This may be true, but it certainly does not suggest that you are seeing things. There very well could be water pooling around your indoor air conditioning unit, and it very well may be coming from the AC itself. However, it is not exactly a “leak” in the way that you’d typically think of one. Here are a few of the reasons why you may discover a leaky air conditioner in Fairfield, CT.

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Is Your Ductwork in Great Working Condition?

June 26th, 2017

sealing-ductsThe heat of summer is settling in, and hot days are becoming the norm once more. Are you completely satisfied with the performance of your air conditioning system thus far? If not, then you had better take the steps necessary for getting your system back on track before the remainder of the summer season takes its toll. While many homeowners think that having their AC tuned up will do the trick, they are overlooking a vital part of the system that doesn’t get tuned up: their ductwork.

If your air ducts in Stamford, CT are not in great working condition, then you are not going to be able to use your air conditioner with the results that we know you deserve. That is why you should learn to recognize the warning signs that your air ducts are compromised. Once you can do that, you can go about hiring qualified professionals to resolve the problems leading to the symptoms that you’ve noticed.

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How Important Is a Clean Air Filter?

June 12th, 2017

man-holding-air-filterVery! Keeping a clean air filter in your air conditioning system this summer — and in your forced air heater during the winter season — is one of the simplest ways in which you can keep that system in prime working condition. The benefits of this simple step would be difficult to overstate, yet some homeowners are still inexplicably lax when it comes to changing their air filters. We’re here to tell you why you cannot afford to overlook this vital task.

If you are thinking that you can just leave your filter changes to your AC maintenance technician during your yearly maintenance appointments, think again. Yes, your technician will change out your filter for you. However, this filter really ought to be changed anywhere from every 1-3 months. Once a year simply is not going to cut it. Keep the following information in mind, and make sure that you’re also keeping a clean air filter in your air conditioner in Westport, CT.

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