Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Why Your AC May Blow Warm Air

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Upgrading Your Thermostat: Simple and Effective

Monday, March 20th, 2017

hand-adjusting-thermostatJust last week the Northeast was being pummeled by a late season snowstorm. When something like that happens, it can be a bit difficult to believe that spring is already here today. It’s certainly still chilly enough to feel like winter, but it won’t be too much longer before the days begin to warm up. Very soon, we’ll be reminding you to get your air conditioning system tuned up for the summer season. Today, though, we want to recommend a very simple HVAC upgrade that can prove seriously beneficial.

Replacing your thermostat in Westport, CT may not sound like much of a priority. After all, your existing thermostat regulated your heater just fine throughout the winter. Do you really want to settle for “just fine,” though? You don’t have to replace your entire HVAC system to start enjoying a better overall heating and cooling performance. You may just need to change the way in which you control your current setup.

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Are You Ready for a New AC?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

In our last blog post,AC-service-technician we discussed the replacement of your heating system. Today, we are going to talk about replacing your air conditioner. Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s still way too chilly to be running your AC in this area, and will be for some time. That’s precisely the point, though. Replacing your air conditioner before you really need it is preferable to waiting until the last minute, and for a number of reasons.

Obviously you aren’t going to want to replace a relatively new air conditioner that is working just fine, but there are plenty of instances in which even an AC functioning reliably may be replaced with good reason. Keep the following in mind, and remember to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Fairfield, CT with us. We’ll make sure that you are 100% satisfied with the results.

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Air Conditioner Size Matters. Here’s Why

Monday, April 11th, 2016

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a new air conditioning system. Some of them are obvious, like fuel type or cost. Others are a bit more subtle, like size. Now, of course you’re not going to install a air conditioner that physically cannot fit in the space you have. However, physically fitting the system into the space is not the only size consideration that matters. Read on to find out what can happen if the air conditioner is too large or too small for your home.

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How to Set Your Thermostat for Very Hot Days: the 20 Degree Rule

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

We are in the dog days of summer, where temperatures are over 90 and the humidity matches. These are the days when your whole home air conditioning system works its hardest, which is also the time when it is most likely to breakdown if it has been experiencing problems. Keeping the stress off of your AC system can be a challenge when it is very hot out, but there is a simple rule that can help: the 20 degree spread.

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The Dynamic Duo of Your AC Coils

Monday, May 4th, 2015

“Coil” can be such a generalized word that using it in relation to your air conditioner can be vague at best. But the simple fact is that the coils in your air conditioning system play important roles, and without them, your home wouldn’t stay cool. So what are these coils and why are they so important? Let’s take a look.

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What Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Air conditioning maintenance sessions are an invaluable way for you to extend the life of your AC unit: lowering monthly costs, reducing the risks of damage and stopping big problems while they’re still relatively small. In towns like Fairfield, CT, where heat and humidity are part and parcel of summertime, an annual maintenance session each spring can help you rest a little easier when the temperature starts to climb. But unless you’re an air conditioning professional, you might not know exactly what’s involved in the process. What happens during air conditioning maintenance? We’ve provided a brief rundown below.

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