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Reasons to Consider a Whole Home Generator

Monday, October 26th, 2015

There have been a number of storms heading up the coast since August, and we have been lucky that they’ve missed us. But we won’t be lucky every time, and as we have seen, a lot of our weather has been extreme enough to shut down the power for several days at a time. One of the best ways to protect your family and your home during prolonged power outages is by installing a whole home generator. The electrical pros at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning have years of experience with whole home generators, but first, let’s take a look at some reasons why they are important.

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Repairs Your Generator May Need

Monday, September 8th, 2014

With the colder weather season approaching, you will probably start thinking more about your whole-house generator and if it is ready for the possibilities of power outages during stormy weather or other emergencies. A generator that needs repairs and is in danger of failing the moment it’s first needed is no better than no generator at all, so make sure that you have all necessary repairs for the system done before winter arrives.

The best way to discover if your generator needs repair work is to arrange for regular maintenance. You should always have an inspection and tune-up for the system during the fall so a technician can find out if there are any repairs the generator needs done.

To schedule maintenance for your generator, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We specialize in maintenance, repair, and generator installation for Norwalk, CT.

What sort of repairs might a generator require before the winter? Here are few of the more common ones:

Sealing leaks

If your generator uses stored heating fuel (propane, oil, gasoline), it might develop leaks if left without attention for too long or if it sustains damage due to the weather. Technicians will locate any places where leaking is occurring during a maintenance check and handle the repairs to seal them up.

Repairing natural gas fuel line

If a connection to a municipal natural gas line is available, most homes rely on gas-powered generators because of their convenience and dependability. However, it’s possible for low-flow in the gas line to impair performance, or for the line to become blocked. Technicians can safely resolve this problem. (It is very important that you do not try to tamper with a natural gas line on your own.)

Replacing corroded spark plugs

Spark plugs can suffer from corrosion, causing them to fail. Usually, repair technician will simply replace the corroded plugs for new ones.

Lubricating motors

The motors inside the generator need to have occasional lubrication to keep them from suffering from mechanical stress and possibly burning out.

Fixing electrical components

Like spark plugs, the wiring in a generator can start to corrode over time, and this will affect the proper flow of voltage. Wiring can also fray, severing connections. Technicians will replace and tighten wiring where necessary.

Keep in mind that if your generator received poor, amateur installation in the first place, it will either encounter problems with overloading your home’s circuit breaker panel or fail to provide you with adequate power when you need it. There is usually little that can be done to repair a generator that is the wrong size for a home, and often the best route is to have professionals replace it with a new unit. If you think the only way to solve the repair problems is with new generator installation in Norwalk, CT, contact Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer full service for generators and have 24-emergency service so your back-up generator is ready whenever you need it.

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Why Get Professional Generator Installation

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Have you ever had a computer crash on you, felt that sudden terror about lost data, and then let out a huge sigh of relief because you had an automatic back-up installed on an external hard drive? We hope so—at least about that last part. There’s nothing that can bring you peace of mind like having a back-up system to support you.

Now, take that computer crash problem and apply it to the power in your house during extreme weather conditions. Your power goes out, and then… an emergency generator automatically turns on and you once again have your lights, your heating system, your refrigerator… everything working you need to get by until the power company can restore your electricity. A solid whole-home generator will more than pay for itself during those brief times when you need it, and all those times when it keeps you from worrying.

However, you need to have professionals perform a generator installation in Westport, CT—like the staff at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. Don’t go to amateurs, and don’t buy a unit and try to install it yourself.

The most important reason that you need professionals to handle installing your whole-home generator is that the best and most reliable units run on natural gas power coming from a municipal source. You do not want to attempt to connect anything to a natural gas line unless you are trained and licensed to handle the task. You risk exposure to poisonous carbon monoxide as well as possible explosions. Local codes may even prohibit you from doing any work on a line connected to a gas main.

Another reason to stick with professional installers is that you need their experience to properly match the generator size with the power needs of your house. You don’t want a generator that will short out your electrical system because it is too powerful, nor do you want a generator that will struggle to supply enough power to even run a toaster.

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning specializes in installing whole-home generators, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for our work with upfront pricing so you always know what the job will cost. Call us today to schedule generator installation in Westport, CT so you can have the back-up you need to keep you safe, comfortable, and free from worry.

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