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

How Do Boilers Distribute Heat?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

hydronic-heatingFor many homeowners, the word “heater” immediately conjures up and image of the furnaces in their homes. Furnaces are forced air heaters, meaning that they heat air directly and then distribute that heat throughout the house via a system of ductwork. Like any heater, furnaces have their pros and their cons. Many of these cons are corrected by the way in which a boiler, on the other hand, distributes heat throughout a house. That’s what we are going to be looking at today.

Boilers have been around for a very long time, and it is really no surprise that they maintain such a level of popularity today. While the boiler may not be right for every home or every homeowner–no heater is, or else there wouldn’t be so many options available!–it is the right fit for many situations. Read on, and be sure to contact our Greenwich, CT HVAC professionals if you have any questions about using a boiler in your home.

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When Are Furnace Repairs Necessary?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

furnace-wiringImagine a word in which you know for certain that your heater is always going to be there for you, no matter what. You fire it up when the temperature drops, and you shut it back down once things warm up again. Wouldn’t that be something?  Of course, aside from living in an ongoing fantasy world, you just are not going to be able to enjoy this type of reliability from any heater, your furnace included.

The fact of the matter is that your furnace is a mechanical system, and that means that you will eventually need professional furnace repairs in Fairfield, CT.  When it comes to such repairs, there is one mantra to keep in mind: the sooner, the better. If you notice trouble at the start of the heating season, you may be quick to spring into action. Maybe not so much at the end of the season—but you should be.

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Why Does My Heater Keep Starting and Stopping?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

dog-under-blanketIf your heater is up and running and producing heat, then you may think that everything is just fine. This is not necessarily true, though, and that is a lesson that too many homeowners wind up learning the hard way. In fact, you should never wait for your heater to break down completely before scheduling repairs. There are plenty of other problems that will develop leading up to such an event, and they all deserve to be taken seriously. This is the case with short cycling.

Today, we are going to look at what short cycling really is, as well as the problems that may cause it—and the problems caused by it. While short cycling may not cause your system to break down immediately, it is going to take its toll over time, and it will produce a number of negative effects along the way. It gets too cold around here to take any such chances with your heater in Norwalk, CT.

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HVAC Tips: When to Replace Your Heater

Monday, December 11th, 2017

chilly-manConsidering the cold temperatures that we are already dealing with at this point, we sincerely hope that your heater is firing on all cylinders. If you do encounter any problems with your home heating system this winter, remember that the technicians on our team are here to help with our outstanding heating repair services. In some cases, though, heating repairs are really not going to be the best option. Sometimes, a complete heating replacement is really the way to go.

It may be tempting at this time of the year to just force your heater through another heating season, but this is definitely not advice that we’d give to any of our clients. Sure, December may not be the ideal time to replace a heater, but it does beat gambling on an ailing system and then winding up with a complete breakdown on one’s hands.

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HVAC Tips: Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, November 27th, 2017

cold-manWinters in New England really can bring a picturesque image to mind, and it is an image that the reality of snow-covered hills can often fulfill. As beautiful as winter in this part of the country may be, however, your overall enjoyment of it is going to depend upon a number of factors. Your commute, a good pair of boots, and, of course, the overall performance quality of your home heating system. If your heater is not functioning properly, no amount of idyllic scenery is going to make winter enjoyable.

The key to avoiding discomfort during the winter season is not to guarantee that your heater cannot and will not encounter operational problems.  That level of reliability is simply impossible for any mechanical system. Rather, it is to recognize the signs of trouble with your heater early on, so that you can schedule prompt heating repairs. The sooner that you do so with the Norwalk, CT HVAC professionals on our team, the better off your heater and your comfort will be.

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HVAC FAQ: Why Choose a Radiant Heating System?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

in-floor-heatingWhen you live in Connecticut, you know to expect cold and snowy weather throughout the winter season. That means that you also know how important it is to have a great heating system installed in your home. If you have a home under construction or are ready to replace your existing heating system, though, you may be wondering what type of heater to move forward with. One that is well-worth your consideration is the radiant heating system. Today, our Norwalk, CT HVAC pros will help you to understand why.

We should also note before we go any further that the installation of a radiant heating system is a pretty big undertaking. The ideal time for the installation of a system like hydronic in-floor heating is at the time of construction or during renovations. You’ll see why just below. That being said, you can count on our professional heating technicians to guarantee that your new heating system is expertly installed and functioning at peak performance levels.

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How Does Hybrid Heating Work?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

house-in-snowAnswering the question posed in the title of this blog with a simple “very well” obviously would not make for much of a post, would it? While that would be a true answer, we would like to take this chance to talk a bit more in-depth about hybrid heating systems, how they work, and the benefits that they have to offer. Something tells us that many homeowners in our service areas will like what we have to say.

That being said, of course, we also want to remind you that no heating system is going to function as effectively and reliably as possible — or even safely — if it not expertly designed and installed in your home. That is another reason why you want to work with the pros on our staff. We possess the skill and expertise necessary for ensuring that you get the most from your hybrid heating system. Our Milford, CT HVAC technicians are some of the finest in the industry.

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HVAC Tips: Consider Ductless Heating

Monday, October 16th, 2017

We’re getting there, aren’t we? Slowly but surely, we’ve been shedding the warm summer weather and moving closer and closer to another freezing winter season. If you are thinking about replacing your heating system this year, you really should not wait too much longer before doing so. Before you know it, you’re going to be needing that heater to be working regularly. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should rush through the heating system selection process, either.

No, what you need to do is familiarize yourself with your home heating options, and make sure that you are choosing the heater that best suits your needs. One that we often find ourselves recommending is the ductless mini split. With a ductless mini split, you can enjoy many different benefits that other systems simply cannot match. Just remember that you’ll only enjoy those benefits to the fullest when you schedule your ductless mini split services with Milford, CT HVAC professionals. Look no further than those on our team.

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HVAC Tips: Improving Heating Efficiency

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

opening-furnaceWe live in Connecticut. It’s already October. You know where we’re going with this, right? Winter is going to be here before you know it. Is your heater ready? Even if it is ready for action, are you sure that it is going to function in the efficient manner that it needs to in order to keep your home not only comfortable, but to also do so in an affordable manner?

The fact of the matter is that every heating system has limits on just how efficiently it can work. If you have a system that is not particularly efficient, we cannot somehow convince it to suddenly boost its limits. What we can do, however, is help you to get the most efficient performance that it can muster, while also making a few simple changes to help boost overall efficiency when heating your home. Take these tips from our Stamford, CT HVAC pros in mind. 

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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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