Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC Blog

Protect Your Property with a Sump Pump

May 9th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

As a homeowner, you are hopefully aware of just how destructive water can prove to be to your property. If your house tends to take on water during times of rapid snowmelt or when the heavy rains of spring and summer hit, then you should seriously consider outfitting your home with a sump pump. Just remember that any sump pump absolutely must be installed and serviced by a skilled, trained professional. Yours certainly will be when you schedule your sump pump services in Watertown, CT with the experienced, professional plumbers on our staff. Read on, and dial our number if you decide that the time is right for a sump pump installation.  Continue Reading

Are Your Air Ducts Properly Sealed?

May 2nd, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

If you plan on using a heat pump or a central air conditioning system to cool your home throughout the summer season, you had better know for certain that your air ducts are in great operating condition. Heat pumps and central air conditioners are forced air cooling systems, which means that they use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout the entire house. For this reason, compromised ductwork can prove detrimental in a number of ways. Of course, you cannot really just look over your air ducts to pinpoint the source of trouble. Here are a few warning signs that can alert you to the need for professional duct sealing in Waterbury, CT. Continue Reading

Don’t Forget How Important it Is to Schedule Routine AC Maintenance

April 25th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

We are definitely still a few weeks shy of really warm temperatures arriving, but you’ve probably started to notice that we are already getting fairly warm days here and there. With that in mind, we would like to remind you of just how vital it is that you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance service with a qualified professional on an annual basis. This is truly the only way in which you can hope to keep your air conditioner in prime working condition. If you have any doubts about the merits of AC maintenance, read the following information, and then pick up the phone to schedule service with the pros on our staff. Continue Reading

A Friendly Reminder: Change Your Air Filter Regularly This Summer

April 18th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

During the hottest time of the summer season, you really need to know that your air conditioner is going to deliver on its promise of effective, efficient, and reliable cooling. Of course, it is going to need a fair amount of help in order to achieve these goals. You must schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Torrington, CT, for instance. However, there is one more maintenance task that you yourself must be diligent in completing as needed. We are speaking of changing your air filter. It may sound like a minor detail, but failing to change your air filter regularly can actually lead to serious disruption to your cooling system’s performance.  Continue Reading

What You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

April 11th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

There are a lot of ways in which our modern plumbing systems greatly benefit us, from distributing clean, potable water throughout the house to disposing of that water in a convenient, hygienic manner when we are done with it. There are other, more optional upgrades that we can add on to our plumbing systems to further enhance their performance quality, too, with the garbage disposal being among the most popular. If you own and operate a garbage disposal in Torrington, CT, keep the following tips in mind, and keep these items out of your disposal at all costs. Continue Reading

Why Consider an Air Conditioning Replacement This Year?

April 4th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

This past winter may not have been the most punishing on record, but you are no doubt thankful that temperatures are starting to warm up all the same. Before they warm up too much in the coming month or two, though, you should give some serious thought to your existing air conditioning system. More specifically, you should consider carefully whether or not you were pleased with its performance the last year or two, or whether or not you even think that it’s got another season of service left to give. If not, you may want to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Bristol, CT before things really start to heat up around here. Continue Reading

Should I Replace My Water Heater with a Tankless Model?

March 28th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

Many of us grew up with a tank water heater in our homes, and for many homeowners, water heater technology stops there. The truth of the matter, though, is that there are many different options to consider when it comes to the ways in which you may choose to heat water for use throughout your home. If you are interested in scheduling a water heater replacement for any reason, you may want to give some serious thought to using a tankless water heater in Waterbury, CT. Just dial our number today if you have any questions regarding these systems, or how it is that they operate. Continue Reading

Do I Have a Broken Water Pipe in My Home?

March 21st, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

You rely upon your plumbing system each and every day in order to distribute potable water throughout your home in an effective and reliable manner. Considering just how important your plumbing system is to your daily routine, it stands to reason that you should schedule any necessary plumbing repairs in Waterbury, CT at the very first sign of trouble with your system. Broken water lines are among the most common of issues that homeowners may encounter with their plumbing systems. However, these problems are not always immediately evident. Following are a few signs that you may have a broken water pipe in your home.  Continue Reading

How Can a Heat Pump Both Heat and Cool a Home?

March 14th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

Did you know that you can simplify your HVAC system greatly by investing in a heat pump? How so, you wonder? Well, a heat pump is actually able to provide year round comfort with the use of just one system, as this particular system is capable of reversing its operation! If it sounds too good to be true, this is one instance in which you can leave your skepticism behind. In the following post, we’ll give you a basic background knowledge of how a heat pump works, and how using a heat pump in Waterbury, CT can benefit you. Continue Reading

Heater Not Working? Check for These Possible Causes Before Scheduling Service

March 7th, 2016 by Gary Pelletier

When your heater is not working properly, it can be very annoying. When it is not working at all, though, it becomes very alarming. We may be in the midst of March at this point, but this doesn’t mean that warm spring temperatures are in the immediate future. You’re still going to need your heater for a while to come, and you need it to function properly when you do. While we would never suggest attempting to repair your heater on your own, there are a few things that you should check on if it suddenly just won’t run. This can help to save you scheduling heating repairs in Bristol, CT that you really don’t need. Continue Reading