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AC FAQ: Is It Time for Repairs?

April 17th, 2017

ac-topviewChances are that you are really starting to get antsy waiting for the warm, sunny days of summer to arrive. Our winters are long and cold here in Connecticut, and we had some late season snowfall that really put a damper on things this year. At least we expect this from winter, though. Spring can be even tougher because, as we’ve seen, we can never really know what to expect in terms of winter. Fortunately, it won’t be long before things finally do really start to warm up.

Of course, summer can be pretty tough to enjoy fully if your air conditioner is not functioning properly. We’d love to set you up with an AC that is guaranteed to function perfectly at all times, but this is just not a possibility here in the real world. All air conditioners are subject to occasional operational problems. Keep an eye — and an ear — out for these common warning signs, and remember to schedule your AC repairs in Fairfield, CT at the first sign of trouble.

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Now Is the Time for Routine AC Maintenance

April 3rd, 2017

ac-condenser-unitHere in Connecticut, hot weather is still a ways off. Don’t let our relatively chilly spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t have to prepare for the summer season yet, though. When summer does arrive, it just may sneak up on you a bit earlier than you expected. The heat of summer may be a welcome change of pace after our long, hard winter season has passed, but you are not really going to be able to enjoy summer to the fullest if you fail to get your air conditioner ready for the season.

Now, there are definitely some very basic maintenance tasks that you can and should handle for yourself. For instance, it is important that you change the air filter in your air conditioning system as needed. Generally, that is going to be every 1-3 months. It is also a good idea to remove snow and other debris from your condenser unit outside, and to keep the area surrounding the unit clear. There is a lot more to AC maintenance than this, though, and most of it requires the skill and expertise of a trained professional.

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Upgrading Your Thermostat: Simple and Effective

March 20th, 2017

hand-adjusting-thermostatJust last week the Northeast was being pummeled by a late season snowstorm. When something like that happens, it can be a bit difficult to believe that spring is already here today. It’s certainly still chilly enough to feel like winter, but it won’t be too much longer before the days begin to warm up. Very soon, we’ll be reminding you to get your air conditioning system tuned up for the summer season. Today, though, we want to recommend a very simple HVAC upgrade that can prove seriously beneficial.

Replacing your thermostat in Westport, CT may not sound like much of a priority. After all, your existing thermostat regulated your heater just fine throughout the winter. Do you really want to settle for “just fine,” though? You don’t have to replace your entire HVAC system to start enjoying a better overall heating and cooling performance. You may just need to change the way in which you control your current setup.

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Are You Ready for a New AC?

March 6th, 2017

In our last blog post,AC-service-technician we discussed the replacement of your heating system. Today, we are going to talk about replacing your air conditioner. Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s still way too chilly to be running your AC in this area, and will be for some time. That’s precisely the point, though. Replacing your air conditioner before you really need it is preferable to waiting until the last minute, and for a number of reasons.

Obviously you aren’t going to want to replace a relatively new air conditioner that is working just fine, but there are plenty of instances in which even an AC functioning reliably may be replaced with good reason. Keep the following in mind, and remember to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Fairfield, CT with us. We’ll make sure that you are 100% satisfied with the results.

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Has the Time Come for a Heating Replacement?

February 17th, 2017

boiler-pressure-guagesConsidering the cold, snowy weather that we have in this area during the winter season, it is difficult to overstate just how important it is that you have a great heating system in place. If you want to get the most from any heating system, a professional installation and regular maintenance are key. Even the best heating systems from top manufacturers, however, will not last forever. You don’t want to wait for your heater to break down entirely before replacing it.

That being said, we also understand that you don’t want to waste your money by replacing your heater prematurely. It can be a difficult line to walk, deciding when the time is right for a new heater in Stamford, CT. Fortunately, there are a number of factors to consider that can help you to make the right decision for your particular situation.

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Why Choose a Hybrid Heating System?

February 6th, 2017

warm-and-cozyWinter weather here in the Northeast can be pretty extreme. It is no surprise that homeowners in this part of the country take their heating systems very carefully. While we are definitely not out of the woods quite yet, we are getting closer and closer to the end of the year’s heating season. If you are thinking about replacing your heater once the winter has passed, then you should give some thought to using a hybrid heating system in Fairfield, CT.

With a hybrid heating system, you reap the benefits of using a heat pump while also enjoying the peace of mind in knowing that you have a gas furnace on deck. Combining heating systems may sound like an odd decision at first, but it can help you out greatly. Let us know if you decide that a hybrid heating system is the way to go.

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Switch from Oil to Gas

January 23rd, 2017

gas-furnace-burnersHeating oil used to be the standard fuel source for keeping one’s home warm and cozy throughout the coldest time of the year. Times and practices change, though. Today, many homeowners far prefer the use of natural gas when heating their homes. Just because you currently have an oil heating system set up in your home does not mean that you cannot make the switch over to natural gas.

We offer oil to gas conversions in Westport, CT that can help you to take advantage of the many benefits that natural gas has to offer. Whenever you take on a project of this scope — not only replacing your heating equipment, but outfitting your home for the use of a completely fuel — you need to know that you are working with professionals that will do the job right. When you hire us, you need have no doubt about it.

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Has the Time Come for Heating Repairs?

January 16th, 2017

Winter in Connecticut is a very, very cold season. It can also really overstay its welcome. Your heater is going to be doing a lot of hard work over the course the winter, and it is possible that your system will encounter operational problems from time to time.

When that happens, you really cannot afford to waste time. You need to schedule prompt heating repairs in Stamford, CT. That way, you can limit any period of discomfort and reduce the risk of serious damages to your system. 

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Dry Air Is a Serious Problem in the Winter Season

January 9th, 2017

During the winter season, which can obviously be quite harsh in this part of the country, your heater may demand most of your attention. There is no denying just how important it is that you are able to heat your home effectively when the temperature outside plummets, obviously. However, the effect of your heating system on your comfort is only one factor to consider.

Another important one is the quality of the air in your home. There may not be allergens from blooming plants to worry about in the winter season. There is, however, the issue of very dry air to keep in mind. Fortunately, you can keep the problems caused by very dry air at bay with the use of a whole-house humidifier in Fairfield, CT.

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3 Ways that Homeowners in Fairfield Save On Air Conditioning Costs

June 27th, 2016

As a leading HVAC service provider in the Fairfield, CT area, believe us when we tell you that we’re as interested in reducing cooling costs as much as you are. Whether you want to put more money into the savings account this summer, or you’re planning to take a vacation later this year, saving on cooling costs can help. After all, every little bit counts. And over the course of several years, such savings can really add up. Here are some common ways to reduce the cost of running your air conditioner without sacrificing your comfort. 

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