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Has the Time Come for Heating Repairs?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Winter in Connecticut is a very, very cold season. It can also really overstay its welcome. Your heater is going to be doing a lot of hard work over the course the winter, and it is possible that your system will encounter operational problems from time to time.

When that happens, you really cannot afford to waste time. You need to schedule prompt heating repairs in Stamford, CT. That way, you can limit any period of discomfort and reduce the risk of serious damages to your system. 

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How to Keep Your Heater Working Well This Winter

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

It’s about time to bundle up for another Connecticut winter. “Bundling up” can be a cozy feeling, especially if you can come in from the outdoors to a warm home whenever you need to. The heater in your house is an important part of enjoying the winter season all the way to the first thaw of spring (and a bit beyond, since we all know April can throw occasional snowballs at us).

We want you to have a toasty warm winter—and that means having a heater in good condition. Here are some tips from our experts on how to help ensure your heater works well all season long.

However, should you need heating repair in Hamden, CT, you can contact Celco Heating and Air Conditioning for 24-hour emergency service that will give you back your cozy home in no time at all.

Tips for a healthy heating system this winter

Change the air filter regularly: This applies to heat pumps and furnaces, both of which use forced-air to distribute heat through your home. The filter traps debris and dust and other contaminants that might cause trouble to the heater’s interior—and if it becomes too clogged because it hasn’t been changed for a long stretch, it will restrict air flow, forcing the heater to work harder to reach its target temperature. If the filter becomes extremely clogged, it could lead to damage inside the heater’s cabinet. Change the filter once a month during the heating season and you should have few problems.

Make sure heat isn’t finding ways to escape your house: Your heater faces a major enemy lurking inside your home: insulation leaks. Heat will escape to the outdoors through cracks around doors and windows, through the attic, up the fireplace chimney, and in any spot with deteriorating insulation. As this happens, your heater will have to work harder to compensate, and this will make it wear down faster (it will also cause a spike in your bills). Make sure you properly winterize your home to seal up heat leaks: caulk windows, put weather stripping around doors, replace old insulation, etc.

Schedule regular maintenance for your heater: If your heater doesn’t receive regular professional inspections and tune-ups, it risks aging faster and eventually breaking down. In this way, your heating system is not much different from your car, and you should give it the same level of maintenance. Schedule a maintenance visit from an HVAC professional during the fall, and have it done every year.

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning offers an excellent maintenance program to help get you care for your heater. If you enroll in our maintenance program, aside from regular tune-ups and inspections, you will also receive a 15% discount on our services and priority scheduling.

Contact us today for maintenance or any heating repairs you may need.

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Your Heater Doesn’t Blow Heat? This Is Probably Why

Friday, October 11th, 2013

One of the most common methods of heating a home is through “forced air.” Furnaces and different types of heat pumps provide warmth by heating up air and then circulating it throughout your home, usually by means of a system of ducts. You can always tell if a forced air heater is doing its job by holding your hand up to a vent to feel the temperature of the air flowing out of it.

However, what happens if you have the heater turned on but no hot air comes from the vents? There are a few reasons this may happen, and we’ll go through the three most common.

Whatever the cause for the hot air reduction, make sure you get it remedied before your comfort level suffers. For your Stamford, CT heating repairs, contact our NATE-certified technicians at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.

Why Your Heater Isn’t Blowing Heat

Duct problems: A common problem for forced air heaters is with the ducts they use to distribute warmth. Although a dirt build-up can cause a heating power reduction, the more likely culprit is breaks along the metal of the vent. Corrosion or amateur repair work can cause this debilitating damage. Since ducts should be sealed their entire length, breaks will lower the air pressure and allow the hot air to bleed away. Duct sealing requires professional work—not duct tape—if you want to make sure the job gets done right.

A malfunctioning thermostat: The thermostat is how you communicate with your heater, no matter what type it is. A simple mistake, like setting the thermostat to “cool” or “fan only” might be responsible for losing heat from your vents. However, thermostats can malfunction like any electronic device, and if a thermostat can no longer properly sense the temperature in your house, it might tell the heater to stop raising the temperature of the air it blows through the ducts.

The system is too old: You can’t expect a heating system to attain immortality, no matter how much care you’ve given it. If you find that you are no longer getting heated air, and no repairs seem able to fix the problem, then perhaps your heater is too aged to work effectively. Consult with an HVAC expert to see if you should get a replacement.

With our multiple decades of heating installation, repair, and maintenance experience, Celco Heating and Air Conditioning is the company to contact if your heater stops churning out heat. In Stamford, CT, heating repairs should be left in our capable hands.

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