Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Furnace FAQ: Gas or Electric?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

furnace-wiringWith temperatures hovering in the mid — and even high — 70’s over the course of the next couple of weeks, it’s safe to say that you are probably not quite ready to pull the plug on your air conditioning system quite yet for the season. That being said, with nighttime temperatures dipping into the 50’s, it won’t be too much longer before the days start to cool off, too. If you are serious about making it through the heating season comfortably, then you may need to replace your heater this year.

If you need a heater for a new home, or if you are replacing one in your existing residence, then you should definitely consider the use of a furnace in Stamford, CT. Furnaces have a lot to offer homeowners, but it is important to remember that you are going to have to narrow your choices down a bit more than just landing on a furnace. There are gas and electric models to consider, with both offering some pros and cons. Here is some information to keep in mind when choosing your new furnace. 

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Don’t Forget About Your Heating Tune-Up

Monday, September 4th, 2017

winter-through-windowIt is hard to believe that we are already a few days into September, isn’t it? Time moves quickly, and the fact is that we are going to be in the midst of the winter season once more before you know it. Don’t let the cold march of time catch you and your heater off-guard this year! Schedule your annual heating tune-up today, so that you know your heater will be there for you when you need it most this year.

Even better, take us up on your outstanding residential maintenance program. When you let the professionals on our team tune up your HVAC systems in Westport, CT, you can count on your systems functioning at peak performance levels. We believe that you deserve nothing less. Read on to learn about how routine maintenance benefits you and your heater, and what our maintenance plan has to offer. Winters in New England can be tough, but they are a lot more manageable when you come prepared. 

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Need a New Heater? Consider a Heat Pump!

Monday, August 21st, 2017

AC-surrounded-by-moneyIt is hard to believe, but here we are more than halfway through August already! If you’re one of those people that loves the turning of the leaves and the cooler weather of the fall season, then this is a time of great anticipation indeed. That anticipation can quickly turn to trepidation for those dreading the onslaught of another cruel New England winter, though. All is not just because winter can be tough in this part of the country, however.

There are plenty of ways in which we can effectively heat our homes, after all. If you are ready to replace your existing heater, and you are interested in heating your home more efficiently throughout the coldest time of the year, there is one system in particular to consider. You may want to begin using a heat pump in Fairfield, CT. Thanks to their unique method of heat transfer, using a heat pump is one of the most affordable ways in which to heat your home.

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Has the Time Come for a Heating Replacement?

Friday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Why You Should Seal Your Ducts This Winter

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Forced air heating systems have a lot to offer. They’re relatively affordable, effective, and can operate in a wide variety of different homes. However, they are not perfect. If you’re using a centralized forced air heating system, like a furnace or heat pump, then you should be aware of one of the biggest problems that can afflict those systems: duct leaks. Let’s take a look at why duct leaks are such a problem, and why you should have your ducts sealed this winter.

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Common Furnace Problems You Should Watch Out For

Monday, February 1st, 2016

As winter rolls on, the stress on heating systems across the country will continue to increase. The added wear and tear will make it much more likely for problems to develop and damage the system. Since furnace problems are largely progressive, it’s important that you be able to recognize when your furnace is having issues. The faster you can identify a problem with your furnace, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at the signs that your furnace needs repairs.

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If Your Boiler Starts Making This Noise, Call for Repairs Immediately

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Have you ever noticed your boiler making a deep rumbling sound? If so, you have a problem. That sound is called “kettling,” and it indicates a serious problem with the system.  If the problem is not properly repaired, it can threaten the health of not only the boiler, but the surrounding area as well.  Let’s take a look at what causes boiler kettling, and what it can do to the system.

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