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

Getting Your AC Ready for the Season Ahead

Monday, May 14th, 2018

AC-manifoldThe light at the end of the icy winter tunnel is here. Days are longer, the snow is gone, and temperatures are even warming up—albeit not as quickly as many of us may prefer. It may not be next week, but soon you are going to be calling upon your air conditioning system to step up to the plate and, hopefully, hit another one out of the park. Unfortunately, you cannot guarantee that this will be the case.

There are always going to be problems that you will face with your air conditioner. It is a mechanical system, after all, and prone to malfunctions like any other. That doesn’t mean you just leave its operational quality to the fates, though. There are plenty of ways in which you can get your AC prepped for the coming season. Doing so is going to help you to enjoy the best performance that your air conditioning system can muster.

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Beneficial HVAC Upgrades

Monday, April 16th, 2018

temperature-guage-just-rightIdeally, you would be able to invest in a great heating or air conditioning system, and then you’d never have to think about that system again. No ongoing maintenance needs, no emergency repairs, no eventual replacement—just a lifelong performance at peak efficiency and reliability levels. Of course, this is the stuff of fantasy—though you probably won’t see it adapted as a big-budget, small-screen series anytime soon.

Now, you may not be able to get a perfect performance from your HVAC system, but there are certainly some upgrades to consider that could help you to enjoy a better performance from your system. No, you don’t even need to upgrade your whole air conditioning system to enjoy some great benefits that include increased energy efficiency, and even improved comfort and convenience, either. Of course, if you do want to upgrade your entire system, we’re happy to do that for you as well.

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How to Avoid HVAC Problems

Monday, March 5th, 2018

technician-workingEvery homeowner is eventually going to require professional HVAC repairs at some point. We apologize if that sounds pessimistic to you,  but we have another word for it: realistic. The fact of the matter is that no heater or air conditioning system will ever be 100% reliable. Mechanical systems of all kinds fail from time to time, and there is nothing in the foreseeable future that is going to change that fact. Does that mean that you should just resign yourself to an unreliable HVAC performance, though?

Of course not! While there is no way to make your system 100% reliably, you can certainly take certain measures to ensure that you are able to get the most dependable performance possible from your HVAC systems. In fact, that is exactly what we’ll be talking about in today’s post. So strap in, and take some advice from the Greenwich, CT HVAC professionals on our team about how you can limit your experience with HVAC problems.

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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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Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, 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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Why, and How, Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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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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