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

Heat Pump Repairs: Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, February 5th, 2018

service-timeModern HVAC systems are generally well-designed and you can count on trusted manufacturers to build them to last. There’s been plenty of time over the decades to innovate and to work kinks out of the systems. This applies to everything from the boiler to the heat pump. No mechanical system is going to function at a level of 100% reliability, though. Even the best systems fall prey to operational issues from time to time. Some of them are fairly simple fixes.

If you do use a heat pump, however, you really need to report any signs of trouble right away. Heat pumps, like central air conditioners, are reliant upon the refrigerant cycle in their operation. If you encounter a refrigerant leak in your system, then it is possible for that system to suffer serious damages when the problem is ignored or, as is often the case, simply unnoticed. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing what refrigerant does in the system, signs of refrigerant leaks, and how low refrigerant can affect your heat pump in Norwalk, CT.

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Why You Need to Keep Your Heat Pump Clear of Snow

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Right now, it may seem like snow on your heat pump won’t be a problem you’ll need to deal with, but don’t be lulled into thinking that winter isn’t coming – it is. And we know as well as you do that we can get just as much snow as any other state in New England. If you use a heat pump system, it’s very important to keep your outdoor cabinet free of ice and snow. Otherwise, you may see some problems develop with your heat pump. Wondering why? We’ll explain more below.

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Reasons Why a Heat Pump Can Be a Great Whole Home Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It may sound odd that a device called a “heat pump” can cool your home, but it can, and it can do it very well. The key to a heat pump system being able to both cool and heat your home in Westport, CT, is the reversing valve. This component allows your heat pump to change the direction in which the refrigerant is flowing; in turn, the heat pump can change between heating and cooling. So why should you consider the installation and use of a heat pump system to cool your home? Here are some reasons to ponder:

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