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When Are Furnace Repairs Necessary?

March 19th, 2018

furnace-wiringImagine a word in which you know for certain that your heater is always going to be there for you, no matter what. You fire it up when the temperature drops, and you shut it back down once things warm up again. Wouldn’t that be something?  Of course, aside from living in an ongoing fantasy world, you just are not going to be able to enjoy this type of reliability from any heater, your furnace included.

The fact of the matter is that your furnace is a mechanical system, and that means that you will eventually need professional furnace repairs in Fairfield, CT.  When it comes to such repairs, there is one mantra to keep in mind: the sooner, the better. If you notice trouble at the start of the heating season, you may be quick to spring into action. Maybe not so much at the end of the season—but you should be.

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How to Avoid HVAC Problems

March 5th, 2018

technician-workingEvery homeowner is eventually going to require professional HVAC repairs at some point. We apologize if that sounds pessimistic to you,  but we have another word for it: realistic. The fact of the matter is that no heater or air conditioning system will ever be 100% reliable. Mechanical systems of all kinds fail from time to time, and there is nothing in the foreseeable future that is going to change that fact. Does that mean that you should just resign yourself to an unreliable HVAC performance, though?

Of course not! While there is no way to make your system 100% reliably, you can certainly take certain measures to ensure that you are able to get the most dependable performance possible from your HVAC systems. In fact, that is exactly what we’ll be talking about in today’s post. So strap in, and take some advice from the Greenwich, CT HVAC professionals on our team about how you can limit your experience with HVAC problems.

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Why HVAC Tune-Ups Are So Important

February 19th, 2018

Furnace-technicianWhether in the dead of winter or at the height of summer heat, you want to live comfortably in your home. That doesn’t sound like too much to ask to us. So why are so many homeowners putting their HVAC systems at risk? No, we’re talking about willfully tossing a wrench into the gears. But truth be told, taking too lax an attitude toward your HVAC maintenance needs is not much better. If you don’t schedule annual tune-ups with Fairfield, CT HVAC professionals, you’re looking for trouble.

We offer both residential and commercial maintenance plans, so there is really no reason as to why you should be missing out on all of the benefits of routine HVAC tune-ups—not to mention the additional benefits that come along with our maintenance services! Contact a member of our team today to enroll. It’s simple and the rewards are too great to overlook. Now let’s take a look at why you do indeed need routine HVAC maintenance.

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Heat Pump Repairs: Refrigerant Leaks

February 5th, 2018

service-timeModern HVAC systems are generally well-designed and you can count on trusted manufacturers to build them to last. There’s been plenty of time over the decades to innovate and to work kinks out of the systems. This applies to everything from the boiler to the heat pump. No mechanical system is going to function at a level of 100% reliability, though. Even the best systems fall prey to operational issues from time to time. Some of them are fairly simple fixes.

If you do use a heat pump, however, you really need to report any signs of trouble right away. Heat pumps, like central air conditioners, are reliant upon the refrigerant cycle in their operation. If you encounter a refrigerant leak in your system, then it is possible for that system to suffer serious damages when the problem is ignored or, as is often the case, simply unnoticed. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing what refrigerant does in the system, signs of refrigerant leaks, and how low refrigerant can affect your heat pump in Norwalk, CT.

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Is the Air in Your Home too Dry?

January 17th, 2018

woman-relaxingHopefully not, because it is much more than a “minor” issue, despite what some homeowners may seem to think. What many homeowners don’t seem to realize is the fact that very dry air can strike your home at any time of the year—even when the weather is hot and muggy outdoors! Today, we’re going to discuss the effects that dry air can have on your property, as well as the greatest solution to the problem that is currently available to homeowners.

That is the whole-house humidifier. It is true that there are portable, standalone humidifiers that you may place throughout your home. That is fine if you’re just trying to humidify, say, a child’s nursery. However, for a whole-house solution, a whole-house system is without a doubt the best way to go. Give us a call if you are ready to start using a whole-house humidifier in Westport, CT.

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Why Does My Heater Keep Starting and Stopping?

January 8th, 2018

dog-under-blanketIf your heater is up and running and producing heat, then you may think that everything is just fine. This is not necessarily true, though, and that is a lesson that too many homeowners wind up learning the hard way. In fact, you should never wait for your heater to break down completely before scheduling repairs. There are plenty of other problems that will develop leading up to such an event, and they all deserve to be taken seriously. This is the case with short cycling.

Today, we are going to look at what short cycling really is, as well as the problems that may cause it—and the problems caused by it. While short cycling may not cause your system to break down immediately, it is going to take its toll over time, and it will produce a number of negative effects along the way. It gets too cold around here to take any such chances with your heater in Norwalk, CT.

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How Does Geothermal Heating Work?

December 25th, 2017

geothermal-systemThere are a lot of ways in which homeowners may choose to keep their homes warm and cozy throughout even the coldest days and nights of the year. While most people are familiar with traditional heating systems like boilers and furnaces, there are other options out there to consider. The fact that you may not yet be familiar with geothermal heating, for instance, does not mean that it is not worth your attention. In fact, geothermal heating has many unique benefits to offer homeowners.

It is important to note that a geothermal heating system, like any other heater, is not going to be ideal for every home or homeowner.  For those that can and do take advantage of geothermal systems, however, the rewards are many. Read on to learn a bit more about how geothermal heating works, and why you may want to consider using a geothermal system in Norwalk, CT. As you’ll see, it is vital that you work with trained professionals when having your system installed and serviced, so be sure to keep us in mind.

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HVAC Tips: When to Replace Your Heater

December 11th, 2017

chilly-manConsidering the cold temperatures that we are already dealing with at this point, we sincerely hope that your heater is firing on all cylinders. If you do encounter any problems with your home heating system this winter, remember that the technicians on our team are here to help with our outstanding heating repair services. In some cases, though, heating repairs are really not going to be the best option. Sometimes, a complete heating replacement is really the way to go.

It may be tempting at this time of the year to just force your heater through another heating season, but this is definitely not advice that we’d give to any of our clients. Sure, December may not be the ideal time to replace a heater, but it does beat gambling on an ailing system and then winding up with a complete breakdown on one’s hands.

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HVAC Tips: Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

November 27th, 2017

cold-manWinters in New England really can bring a picturesque image to mind, and it is an image that the reality of snow-covered hills can often fulfill. As beautiful as winter in this part of the country may be, however, your overall enjoyment of it is going to depend upon a number of factors. Your commute, a good pair of boots, and, of course, the overall performance quality of your home heating system. If your heater is not functioning properly, no amount of idyllic scenery is going to make winter enjoyable.

The key to avoiding discomfort during the winter season is not to guarantee that your heater cannot and will not encounter operational problems.  That level of reliability is simply impossible for any mechanical system. Rather, it is to recognize the signs of trouble with your heater early on, so that you can schedule prompt heating repairs. The sooner that you do so with the Norwalk, CT HVAC professionals on our team, the better off your heater and your comfort will be.

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HVAC FAQ: Why Choose a Radiant Heating System?

November 13th, 2017

in-floor-heatingWhen you live in Connecticut, you know to expect cold and snowy weather throughout the winter season. That means that you also know how important it is to have a great heating system installed in your home. If you have a home under construction or are ready to replace your existing heating system, though, you may be wondering what type of heater to move forward with. One that is well-worth your consideration is the radiant heating system. Today, our Norwalk, CT HVAC pros will help you to understand why.

We should also note before we go any further that the installation of a radiant heating system is a pretty big undertaking. The ideal time for the installation of a system like hydronic in-floor heating is at the time of construction or during renovations. You’ll see why just below. That being said, you can count on our professional heating technicians to guarantee that your new heating system is expertly installed and functioning at peak performance levels.

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