If you’re looking for a trustworthy, professional, and locally owned and operated heating maintenance service company, you’ve found the right place. Since 1992, Link Mechanical Services, Inc. has been providing the best in residential heating system maintenance in New Britain CT, West Hartford CT, Farmington CT and the surrounding community. We promise to provide you with Fair, Up-Front Pricing backed by our No-Hassle, Service/Repair Money-Back Guarantee. For all of your heating maintenance needs, Just Call Link!
Manufacturers of heating and air conditioning equipment, the EPA, and industry professionals recommend annual maintenance for your heating system to keep it running safely (read more about your furnace and the dangers of Carbon Monoxide here), efficiently, and to promote longer equipment life. It is so important that most manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep warranties in force.
Not only is maintenance the key to efficiency, but it also reduces breakdowns by uncovering little problems before they become big ones. The most important benefit of proper maintenance is that it promotes longer equipment life! A properly maintained system may last 5-7 years longer than an unmaintained one.
Our Discount Comfort Club takes the headache out of heating system maintenance. We keep track of the maintenance you have performed and remind you when it is due. PLUS, our Members receive additional benefits such as Priority Service, Extended Warranties, Discounts, and more...
We provide heating system and furnace maintenance on almost every heating system regardless of the brand or manufacturer.
The most popular manufacturers of heating systems in New Britain CT, West Hartford CT, Farmington CT and the surrounding areas are:
If you don't see the manufacturer of your heating system listed here – don’t worry. Give us a call, more than likely we will be able to take care of you!
A central furnace or boiler's efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). AFUE is a measure of how efficient the appliance is in using electricity or fossil fuels (oil or gas) over the course of a typical year.
An all-electric furnace or boiler has no flue loss through a chimney. The AFUE rating for an all-electric furnace or boiler is between 95% and 100%. The lower values are for units installed outdoors because they have greater jacket heat loss. However, despite their high efficiency, the higher cost of electricity in most parts of the country makes all-electric furnaces or boilers an uneconomic choice. If you are interested in electric heating, you might consider installing a heat-pump system.
The minimum allowed AFUE rating for a noncondensing fossil-fueled, warm-air furnace is 78%; the minimum rating for a fossil-fueled boiler is 80%; and the minimum rating for a gas-fueled steam boiler is 75%. A condensing furnace or boiler condenses the water vapor produced in the combustion process and uses the heat from this condensation. The AFUE rating for a condensing unit can be much higher (by more than 10 percentage points) than a noncondensing furnace. Although a condensing unit costs more than a noncondensing unit, the condensing unit can save you money in fuel costs over the 15 to 20-year life of the unit.
No matter what kind of heating system you have in your home, you can expect a large chunk of your utility bill to go to your heating costs.
We have heating energy tips for every type of heating system, learn about them here!
Not keeping your heating system or furnace properly maintained is one of the top reasons systems break down or fail early.
Just like a car needs regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly, so does your heating system. This important service (often referred to as a heating system tune-up) will help keep newer systems running factory-fresh and will help improve the efficiency of older systems.
Annual tune-ups will help keep your system running at Peak Performance for improved comfort, reducing the chances of a breakdown, and when done consistently, can help add years to the system's life.
Check out how our Discount Comfort Club makes maintaining your systems super-easy and saves you money!
Dirty filters make your system work harder and longer to keep your home comfortable. The dirtier your filter is, the more resistance your system will have to work against. This causes extra strain on your system and can lead to a breakdown, or in some cases, system failure.
We service most cities in Hartford and Middlesex Counties including: