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

HVAC Tips: Consider Ductless Heating

Monday, October 16th, 2017

We’re getting there, aren’t we? Slowly but surely, we’ve been shedding the warm summer weather and moving closer and closer to another freezing winter season. If you are thinking about replacing your heating system this year, you really should not wait too much longer before doing so. Before you know it, you’re going to be needing that heater to be working regularly. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should rush through the heating system selection process, either.

No, what you need to do is familiarize yourself with your home heating options, and make sure that you are choosing the heater that best suits your needs. One that we often find ourselves recommending is the ductless mini split. With a ductless mini split, you can enjoy many different benefits that other systems simply cannot match. Just remember that you’ll only enjoy those benefits to the fullest when you schedule your ductless mini split services with Milford, CT HVAC professionals. Look no further than those on our team.

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HVAC Tips: Improving Heating Efficiency

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

opening-furnaceWe live in Connecticut. It’s already October. You know where we’re going with this, right? Winter is going to be here before you know it. Is your heater ready? Even if it is ready for action, are you sure that it is going to function in the efficient manner that it needs to in order to keep your home not only comfortable, but to also do so in an affordable manner?

The fact of the matter is that every heating system has limits on just how efficiently it can work. If you have a system that is not particularly efficient, we cannot somehow convince it to suddenly boost its limits. What we can do, however, is help you to get the most efficient performance that it can muster, while also making a few simple changes to help boost overall efficiency when heating your home. Take these tips from our Stamford, CT HVAC pros in mind. 

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Don’t Forget About Your Heating Tune-Up

Monday, September 4th, 2017

winter-through-windowIt is hard to believe that we are already a few days into September, isn’t it? Time moves quickly, and the fact is that we are going to be in the midst of the winter season once more before you know it. Don’t let the cold march of time catch you and your heater off-guard this year! Schedule your annual heating tune-up today, so that you know your heater will be there for you when you need it most this year.

Even better, take us up on your outstanding residential maintenance program. When you let the professionals on our team tune up your HVAC systems in Westport, CT, you can count on your systems functioning at peak performance levels. We believe that you deserve nothing less. Read on to learn about how routine maintenance benefits you and your heater, and what our maintenance plan has to offer. Winters in New England can be tough, but they are a lot more manageable when you come prepared. 

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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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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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Has the Time Come for a Heating Replacement?

Friday, February 17th, 2017

boiler-pressure-guagesConsidering the cold, snowy weather that we have in this area during the winter season, it is difficult to overstate just how important it is that you have a great heating system in place. If you want to get the most from any heating system, a professional installation and regular maintenance are key. Even the best heating systems from top manufacturers, however, will not last forever. You don’t want to wait for your heater to break down entirely before replacing it.

That being said, we also understand that you don’t want to waste your money by replacing your heater prematurely. It can be a difficult line to walk, deciding when the time is right for a new heater in Stamford, CT. Fortunately, there are a number of factors to consider that can help you to make the right decision for your particular situation.

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Why Choose a Hybrid Heating System?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

warm-and-cozyWinter weather here in the Northeast can be pretty extreme. It is no surprise that homeowners in this part of the country take their heating systems very carefully. While we are definitely not out of the woods quite yet, we are getting closer and closer to the end of the year’s heating season. If you are thinking about replacing your heater once the winter has passed, then you should give some thought to using a hybrid heating system in Fairfield, CT.

With a hybrid heating system, you reap the benefits of using a heat pump while also enjoying the peace of mind in knowing that you have a gas furnace on deck. Combining heating systems may sound like an odd decision at first, but it can help you out greatly. Let us know if you decide that a hybrid heating system is the way to go.

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How Can I Benefit from Duct Replacement?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The ventilation system connected to an air conditioner and forced-air heater is essential for proper comfort inside a home. The ductwork must retain an airtight seal so that the air inside won’t lose pressure and won’t either gain or lose heat. Should the integrity of the ducts decline because of holes, gaps, or lose connections, it will jeopardize the entire HVAC system.

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning offers services to care for residential ductwork, such as duct sealing. But sometimes sealing holes along ducts is insufficient for restoring the HVAC system; in these cases, replacing the ducts is the better option. Ductwork replacement is also helpful for upgrading to a new heating and cooling system, where the older ducts are not suited to the replacement system, or in situations where the ducts were poorly installed in the first place. Our ductwork specialist will provide you with the duct replacement in Hamden, CT that you need. Call us today to set up an appointment.

How ductwork replacement will benefit you

  • Energy savings: When ducts sustain enough damage that they require replacement, they will have a devastating effect on energy efficiency. Air leaks and drops in air pressure will press the heating and cooling system to work harder than they should, and you will see energy bills skyrocket. Fully replacing the faulty ducts will shore up your HVAC system against large energy losses.
  • Indoor air quality improvement: When you consider that most of the ductwork runs through closed-in, dusty areas of a house (between the walls, through ceilings, crawlspaces), you’ll understand why a broken duct can allow in so many harmful contaminants. You don’t want such pollutants, many of which are toxic, to end up blown into the house. New ducts will help you protect your indoor air from a steep decline.
  • Better comfort: Along with reduction in airflow and temperature changes that will reduce the level of heating or cooling that you receive, damaged ducts can also lead to changes in the humidity inside the ducts and consequently inside the house. New ducts will keep your comfort levels stable. They will also help with upgrades to your heating and cooling system so you will get the most out of a new installation.

Make sure you watch for warning signs that you may need new ducts put in: loss of airflow from the vents, rumbling and rattling sounds, odd odors, and massive leaps in heating and cooling costs. At the first indication that your home’s ducts are losing integrity, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We will determine if you need ductwork replacement in Hamden, CT, and can supply whatever work necessary to secure your ventilation system.

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Will My Furnace Make It Through Another Winter?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

It’s a question we hear in a lot of forms, but what it boils down to is this: is it time to replace your existing furnace? Sometimes the answer can be obvious, such as when you have an old furnace that breaks down for that final time. But other times it may not be as clear, and to arrive at the answer that works for you, you’ll need to consider a few factors. No matter what your decision, whether it’s to repair your existing furnace or replace it, know that the trained technicians at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can meet all your heating needs in Stamford.

Factors to Consider Before Replacing

When your situation isn’t cut-and-dry, review these factors:

Age of Your System

The average lifespan of a combustion heating system is 15-20 years. Once a heating system reaches this age bracket, things like needing repair, corrosion and overall poor performance can accelerate. Age is one of the top reasons to replace a system, but when you combine the age of your system with other issues, it may be time to consider replacement.

Number and Types of Repairs

Every electro-mechanical device will need repair during its lifetime. But if you are making many repairs to your heating system, or making costly repairs to your heating system, you may want to review how much these repairs have cost. Repairs add up, and at some point you may spend an amount equal to a new system. If this is the case, you need to decide if your money is better spent on your existing system or on a new one.

Energy Efficiency

One of the telltale signs of a fading heater is higher energy bills. This is because an aging or older system has to work harder to achieve your set temperature than it used to, and when it works harder, it uses more energy. Today’s furnaces are much more energy efficient than ones from just 10 years ago, so if you are losing money each month in high energy costs, you may want to explore what a more efficient system can do for you.

If you are still having trouble trying to decide whether or not it’s time to replace your, contact Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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Reasons to Switch from Oil to Natural Gas for Heating Your Stamford Home

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Running a boiler or a furnace from a supply of oil was a popular choice for home heating for many years. Today, using oil has subsided considerably as more people use natural gas to fuel their heaters, and for many good reasons, as we’ll consider here.

If you are still using an oil furnace or boiler for your heating in Stamford, CT, we strongly urge you to consider a conversion over to natural gas. This can be an involved and difficult process, but with the assistance of Celco Heating and Air Conditioning it will go much smoother for you. We specialize in helping homeowners make the switch to natural gas, so please call us when you’re ready to take advantage of the many benefits of an oil-to-gas conversion.

Why you should convert from oil to natural gas:

  • Natural gas is much less expensive: Natural gas burns more fully than oil, so it is a much more efficient type of heater. The U.S. Department of Energy did a study to find out how much less natural gas cost as a heating fuel than oil. The results showed that an average family using oil paid approximately $2500 per year on heating, while a family using natural gas paid approximately $800. Over the lifetime of a heater, this will add up to tremendous savings.
  • Natural gas is more convenient: A pipeline brings natural gas straight into your home. But oil requires a ready supply that you have to have delivered to you. If you forget to schedule delivery, you might be stuck without any heating at all.
  • Natural gas is better for the environment: Because natural gas burns more completely than oil, it creates fewer emissions and has a much smaller impact on the environment.
  • Natural gas is domestically produced: If you are concerned about U.S. dependence on foreign oil, a conversion to natural gas is a good way to foster energy independence, since it is produced domestically.

Schedule oil-to-gas natural conversion today

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can help you make the transition from oil to natural gas and guide you through all the necessary steps to bring you the benefits of this improved heating source. Call us today and talk to one of our oil-to-gas conversion specialists to see how we can help you; our offered heating services in Stamford will help ensure you’ll have many more comfortable and affordable tomorrows.

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