The harsh winter is no time to have your heating system quit on you. Your heating system needs the right attention and care to help protect its value and keep it working efficiently. Our team of technicians offer reliable heating repair and installation services for homes in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
We provide budget-friendly options when your heating system fails you including expertise in oil-to-gas conversions and financing assistance. Our technicians offer furnace repairs and annual maintenance inspections, as well as the installation of new furnaces and boilers.
- Heat pumps
- Ductless air systems
- Smart Thermostat Installation
- Baseboard heating
- Radiant heating
- Hydro-air systems
- Electric & Oil systems
- Natural and LP gas systems
- and much more
Heating Tune-Up & Maintenance Services
To keep your family warm and safe throughout the winter season, it is important to hire a professional to perform heating maintenance on your HVAC system. According to equipment manufacturers, an annual tune-up is something your system requires at least once a year to deliver peak performance and maintain manufacturer warranties.
Our team of certified technicians provide exceptional heating services for homeowners in areas such as Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Hamden, Danbury, New Haven, and Hardford. To help you save money on your energy bills, our staff will perform an inspection of your heating system to ensure it is operating efficiently.
Heating Tune-Up Process
- Camera inspection of furnace and heat exchanger for cracks
- Inspect for natural gas leaks
- Test ignition system for safe and proper operation
- Test safety and control circuits
- Inspect exhaust system for proper venting
- Test thermostat for proper operation and accuracy
- Brush, clean and vacuum burner and heat exchanger
- Clean or replace air filter
- Measure and adjust gas pressure for peak efficiency
- Provide fuel system efficiency test
- Lubricate all moving parts per manufacturer
- Tighten and inspect all electrical wiring
Yearly Protection Plan
At SolvIt, we offer one time heating system maintenance and tune-ups, or we offer the SolvIt Home Protection Plan (HPP) for one low yearly fee, providing you with annual tune-ups to keep all of your home comfort systems operating at peak efficiency, saving you hassle and money. Our HPP membership also includes extra benefits and deep discounts.
When Repairing a Heating System Makes Sense
For relatively new systems, a repair typically makes the most financial sense. A new heating system is typically no more than 5 years old.
Once you know the value of your system, if the cost to repair over replacing your heating system is less than half of its value and you have not had significant costs in repairing or maintaining it in the past, a repair might be easier on your bank account.
Performing annual heating maintenance or tune-up can always help increase the lifespan of your system. Many simple maintenance techniques may help increase the run time of your existing system.
Our contractors provide innovative heating repair services for families in your local area. Our team provides a Home Protection Plan which offers annual maintenance for all of your home comfort systems including plumbing, HVAC, electrical and more!
If you are planning a move in the near future and your current system is still working, consult with a local real estate agent to determine if repairing or replacing would be in your best resale interest.
Benefits Of Replacing a Heating System
If your heating and ventilation system is more than 10 years old and repair costs are approaching or are more than 50 percent of the value of the system, a large amount of energy can be saved by upgrading to a new more energy efficient system. When our team installs a new high-efficiency unit, you can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
Our professionals offer innovative heating services for homeowners in areas such as Danbury, Hartford, New Britain, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and New Haven. If you have a furnace or boiler the rule-of-thumb is typically to replace it after 15 years. Do you want to know how you can save even more on your home energy bills? Book an appointment with our team to discuss the advantages of upgrading your heating system.
Comfort & Air Quality Improvement
A newer heating system will do a better job of controlling the temperature and humidity in your home. This will help prevent mold or mildew growth in areas of your living space such as your bathroom or kitchen. In addition
your home’s temperature, humidity, reduction of mold or mildew growth, and the improvement of comfort and home indoor air quality. With a new system an uncomfortable home is eliminated and you don’t have to worry about having repair services or finding parts for your old system.
Heating Repair Services
We have been providing superior heating services for families in your area for over 80 years. If you need help diagnosing an issue with your system, book an appointment with our team. Our staff will perform maintenance and clean your system to keep you and your family comfortable throughout the winter season.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
If you need assistance with a defective heating system in your home, give our team a call by phone at (860) 325-7836 to schedule an appointment.