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

HVAC Tips: When to Replace Your Heater

Monday, December 11th, 2017

chilly-manConsidering the cold temperatures that we are already dealing with at this point, we sincerely hope that your heater is firing on all cylinders. If you do encounter any problems with your home heating system this winter, remember that the technicians on our team are here to help with our outstanding heating repair services. In some cases, though, heating repairs are really not going to be the best option. Sometimes, a complete heating replacement is really the way to go.

It may be tempting at this time of the year to just force your heater through another heating season, but this is definitely not advice that we’d give to any of our clients. Sure, December may not be the ideal time to replace a heater, but it does beat gambling on an ailing system and then winding up with a complete breakdown on one’s hands.

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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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Furnace FAQ: Gas or Electric?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

furnace-wiringWith temperatures hovering in the mid — and even high — 70’s over the course of the next couple of weeks, it’s safe to say that you are probably not quite ready to pull the plug on your air conditioning system quite yet for the season. That being said, with nighttime temperatures dipping into the 50’s, it won’t be too much longer before the days start to cool off, too. If you are serious about making it through the heating season comfortably, then you may need to replace your heater this year.

If you need a heater for a new home, or if you are replacing one in your existing residence, then you should definitely consider the use of a furnace in Stamford, CT. Furnaces have a lot to offer homeowners, but it is important to remember that you are going to have to narrow your choices down a bit more than just landing on a furnace. There are gas and electric models to consider, with both offering some pros and cons. Here is some information to keep in mind when choosing your new furnace. 

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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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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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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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Now Is the Time for Routine AC Maintenance

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

ac-condenser-unitHere in Connecticut, hot weather is still a ways off. Don’t let our relatively chilly spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t have to prepare for the summer season yet, though. When summer does arrive, it just may sneak up on you a bit earlier than you expected. The heat of summer may be a welcome change of pace after our long, hard winter season has passed, but you are not really going to be able to enjoy summer to the fullest if you fail to get your air conditioner ready for the season.

Now, there are definitely some very basic maintenance tasks that you can and should handle for yourself. For instance, it is important that you change the air filter in your air conditioning system as needed. Generally, that is going to be every 1-3 months. It is also a good idea to remove snow and other debris from your condenser unit outside, and to keep the area surrounding the unit clear. There is a lot more to AC maintenance than this, though, and most of it requires the skill and expertise of a trained professional.

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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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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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Why Your Heat Pump Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

Monday, June 6th, 2016

It’s well-known how beneficial preventive maintenance is for climate control systems. What too many people don’t know, however, is how heat pumps differ from other climate control systems in terms of maintenance needs. You may think that you don’t need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump system this summer, especially if you’ve had it checked less than a year ago. However, that isn’t the case. Let’s take a look at why your heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance.

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