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

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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Switch from Oil to Gas

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

gas-furnace-burnersHeating oil used to be the standard fuel source for keeping one’s home warm and cozy throughout the coldest time of the year. Times and practices change, though. Today, many homeowners far prefer the use of natural gas when heating their homes. Just because you currently have an oil heating system set up in your home does not mean that you cannot make the switch over to natural gas.

We offer oil to gas conversions in Westport, CT that can help you to take advantage of the many benefits that natural gas has to offer. Whenever you take on a project of this scope — not only replacing your heating equipment, but outfitting your home for the use of a completely fuel — you need to know that you are working with professionals that will do the job right. When you hire us, you need have no doubt about it.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last quite a long time, especially if you take proper care of them. No matter how well you treat your water heater, though, there will come a point when you need to replace it. It’s important that you be able to identify the signs that you need water heater replacement as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might be in for a nasty surprise one day when you simply don’t have hot water available. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

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The Advantages of Geothermal Cooling

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is here, and you’re going to need a good air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable. There are a great many different types of air conditioning systems available on the market, one of which is geothermal cooling. Let’s take a look at geothermal cooling, and the many advantages it can offer you this summer.

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What Causes Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you ever hear your air conditioner turning on and off every couple of minutes, you have a pretty serious problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it dramatically increases the wear and tear on the system. A unit that is left to short cycle for a prolonged period of time will be far more likely to have parts break down in groups, and will have a shorter lifespan overall. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if you notice your air conditioner behaving this way. If you want to prevent the issue from happening in the first place, though, you should know what causes it. Let’s take a look at the causes of short cycling.

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What Is the Point of UV Air Purifiers?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Achieving good indoor air quality is more important than many homeowners realize, contributing not only to your comfort, but the health of your family as well. There are many options for air purifiers, each with its own method of air filtration and their own benefits.

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Air Purifiers That Can Help You This Winter

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Did you know that every time you inhale, you are breathing in millions of microscopic airborne contaminants? If you didn’t, don’t panic! Most of these contaminants are dispersed widely enough that your body can easily fight them off. Over a long enough period of time, though, there is a very real possibility that you will start to suffer some negative effects. Increased flu and cold virus infections, allergy attacks, asthma, and a host of other problems can arise from prolonged exposure to airborne contaminants. If you want to protect yourself against these issues, the best thing to do is to install an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at some common air purifier types that can help you this winter.

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Why You Should Seal Your Ducts This Winter

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Forced air heating systems have a lot to offer. They’re relatively affordable, effective, and can operate in a wide variety of different homes. However, they are not perfect. If you’re using a centralized forced air heating system, like a furnace or heat pump, then you should be aware of one of the biggest problems that can afflict those systems: duct leaks. Let’s take a look at why duct leaks are such a problem, and why you should have your ducts sealed this winter.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Icing Over

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter you may notice ice forming on the outside coil. If you do, don’t be alarmed. This isn’t necessarily a problem for the system. In fact, it’s to be expected if the weather is cold enough. Under certain circumstances, however, heat pump ice can actually become an issue. Read on to find out why your heat pump collects ice, and when to call for repairs.

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Is it Time to Replace My Furnace?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

No matter how well you take care of your furnace, there will eventually come a point when you have to replace it. The sooner you can recognize when your furnace is nearing the end of its life, the sooner you can have it replaced before it gives out completely. You wouldn’t want to be left without heat for a few days while searching for a new heating system, would you? With that in mind, take a look at some of the common signs that you need to replace your furnace.

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