Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog

Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

August 7th, 2017

man-with-fanThe honest answer to this question is: hopefully not. Just because you have a refrigerant leak does not mean that your air conditioner needs to be replaced entirely — typically — but it does mean that you may actually damage your system seriously simply because you do not realize that there is a leak to begin with. It is for this exact reason that you must schedule air conditioning repairs in Stamford, CT the moment that you realize that there is a leak.

In order to do that, of course, you must first learn to recognize the signs that there is a leak in your system to begin with. This is not always as simple as it sounds. While a refrigerant leak is a big problem, it is one that won’t cause your system to break down entirely immediately. The longer that it goes undetected, though, the greater the risk of serious damage to your air conditioner. We encourage you to keep the following tips in mind so that you can get out ahead of any such problems.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Money?

July 24th, 2017

hands-under-faucetGenerally speaking, yes. Tankless water heaters are worth the upfront cost of investing in this type of system. This does not mean, however, that a tankless water heater is right for everyone. Many homeowners,  including those just looking for a smaller investment at the time of purchase, rightly choose to stick with a tank water heater. We do want to recommend that you not let the cost of a tankless water heater alone turn you off of these systems, though.

Yes, tankless water heaters do cost more than tank models. They are also able to provide some unique benefits that tank water heaters really cannot contend with, though. We’ve put together some information to help you to decide if a tankless water heater in Westport, CT is the right investment opportunity for you. Read on to learn more. You just may find that a tankless water heater is just what you’ve been looking for.

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Why, and How, Is My AC Leaking Water?

July 10th, 2017

question-markWarm air blowing from your air conditioner or loud sounds developing are problems that you don’t want to encounter. However, they are also the types of problems that you may expect to run into from time to time with your air conditioning system. One issue that you may be completely caught off guard by is an air conditioner that is leaking water. After all, there is no water used in the AC that should be able to leak out of the system, right?

This may be true, but it certainly does not suggest that you are seeing things. There very well could be water pooling around your indoor air conditioning unit, and it very well may be coming from the AC itself. However, it is not exactly a “leak” in the way that you’d typically think of one. Here are a few of the reasons why you may discover a leaky air conditioner in Fairfield, CT.

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Is Your Ductwork in Great Working Condition?

June 26th, 2017

sealing-ductsThe heat of summer is settling in, and hot days are becoming the norm once more. Are you completely satisfied with the performance of your air conditioning system thus far? If not, then you had better take the steps necessary for getting your system back on track before the remainder of the summer season takes its toll. While many homeowners think that having their AC tuned up will do the trick, they are overlooking a vital part of the system that doesn’t get tuned up: their ductwork.

If your air ducts in Stamford, CT are not in great working condition, then you are not going to be able to use your air conditioner with the results that we know you deserve. That is why you should learn to recognize the warning signs that your air ducts are compromised. Once you can do that, you can go about hiring qualified professionals to resolve the problems leading to the symptoms that you’ve noticed.

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How Important Is a Clean Air Filter?

June 12th, 2017

man-holding-air-filterVery! Keeping a clean air filter in your air conditioning system this summer — and in your forced air heater during the winter season — is one of the simplest ways in which you can keep that system in prime working condition. The benefits of this simple step would be difficult to overstate, yet some homeowners are still inexplicably lax when it comes to changing their air filters. We’re here to tell you why you cannot afford to overlook this vital task.

If you are thinking that you can just leave your filter changes to your AC maintenance technician during your yearly maintenance appointments, think again. Yes, your technician will change out your filter for you. However, this filter really ought to be changed anywhere from every 1-3 months. Once a year simply is not going to cut it. Keep the following information in mind, and make sure that you’re also keeping a clean air filter in your air conditioner in Westport, CT.

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When Is a UV Air Purifier Necessary?

May 29th, 2017

UV-air-purifierEvery home needs an air conditioner to keep it cool and comfortable in the summer, and a dependable heater to get the homeowners through the long, cold winter season. There are other considerations to be made, though, such as those surrounding your overall indoor air quality. While not every home will use indoor air quality systems the way that they do their HVAC systems, it is definitely worth exploring your options if you’ve encounter problems with aggravated allergy symptoms or certain other issues in your home.

In many residences, airborne pollutants like dust and dirt are going to be the primary allergens of concern. Sometimes, though, biological pollutants are at the root of one’s IAQ problems. If this is the case, you cannot really hope to effectively resolve the problem by simply filtering the pollutants out of the air. They need to be destroyed, and a UV air purifier in Fairfield, CT is the perfect weapon for the job.

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Why Your AC May Blow Warm Air

May 15th, 2017

thermometer-in-the-redWhile Connecticut may not have famously hot summer weather the way that certain other areas in the country do, the temperatures can still get quite uncomfortable around here during the summer months. As much as well all look forward to shutting down our heaters for the final time at the close of each winter, we know that it is only a matter of time before we’re firing the ACs up. We also know that it gets hot enough around here for any air conditioning problems to be major points of concern.

One of the most alarming problems that homeowners may encounter with their air conditioners is a system that is blowing warm air. You don’t need to be a trained professional to realize that this means there is something wrong with your home cooling system. There is some good news here, though. The problem may not actually be as serious as it first seems. It could be, however, so diagnosing the problem accurately is very important.

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Can I Save Money with a Ductless Air Conditioner?

May 1st, 2017

ductless-AC-blowerThere is a very good chance that you could. If you are looking for a new air conditioner to replace your old system with, or if you have a new property going up and want to explore your AC options, the ductless mini split is definitely worth your consideration. While not necessarily ideal for every property or every homeowner — though what is? — the ductless mini split has a lot to offer in many situations.

Energy efficiency is certainly one of the major reasons why ductless mini splits in Westport, CT are as popular as they are today. When compared with a central air conditioner, the ductless AC offers a few benefits that help to set its efficiency capabilities apart. Read on, and remember to hire trained professionals to handle your ductless mini split services.

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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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