Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog

Does a Tankless Water Heater Need Maintenance?

December 5th, 2022
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There are many differences between tank and tankless water heaters. The tankless options are smaller, quieter, and more efficient. But they do have some things in common. The most important thing to remember is that, just like the tank models, your tankless water heater does need regular maintenance. 

Why is the maintenance necessary? What is done during maintenance? How often should it be done? And how can you keep your tankless system running for as long as possible before you have to replace it? We’re so glad you asked.

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Heed These Signs Your Heater Needs Help

November 21st, 2022
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As autumn trickles away and we get closer and closer to winter—and have our heat on more and more of the time—it’s the perfect time to review the signs of a heater that needs repair. Most of us only pay attention to the heater when it’s broken. But if we can be aware of small symptoms and catch problems early, it can make the difference between a quick repair now and a total breakdown later in the season. And you definitely want to avoid having no heat in the middle of a January night in Connecticut!

Here are several symptoms you can watch and listen for. If you experience any of these, schedule heating repair right away to avoid a bigger problem developing.

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Water Heater Installation: Should You Get a Tank or Tankless System?

November 7th, 2022
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Congratulations! You’ve decided it’s time for a new water heater! Perhaps your old one broke down, was unreliable, cost too much in frequent repairs, or was inefficient. Maybe you’re fitting out a newly-built home for the first time. Whatever your water heater situation, the most important thing to know is that you have options, and tank or tankless is the first thing to consider. 

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Oh No! My Furnace Is Making a Burning Smell!

October 24th, 2022

technician-repairing-furnaceAh, autumn! It’s time for putting pumpkins on your doorstep, curling up with a mug of spiced cider, and turning on your furnace for the first time—wait, why does it smell like something’s burning?

A sudden worry about your heating system in the midst of your cozy fall routine is no fun. We’re here to help you sort out the problem, so you can determine whether everything’s fine or whether you actually need furnace repair.

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Heed These Signs You May Need Heating Repair

October 10th, 2022

technician-repairing-boilerWhile you’re enjoying the beautiful weather and foliage of autumn in Connecticut, keep in mind that the heating season is just about here. If you haven’t had to turn your heat on for a cold night just yet, you will soon. And when you do, you want that heat to be reliable. We hope you heeded our advice and scheduled your heater maintenance so you can be aware of any concerns before you require heat. But even if you did, it’s important to be aware of the signs that indicate your heater needs repair. 

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Heating Maintenance: It’s Not Too Early

September 26th, 2022

old-furnaceWhat’s that you say? You’re still using your air conditioner, so it’s not really fall yet? Well, perhaps there will still be some hot days, and then there will certainly be some mild ones, but we all know that the days are getting shorter, and winter is creeping closer. It’s time to schedule heating maintenance because you don’t want to be caught by surprise when the first truly cold weather arrives.

There are several reasons to schedule your maintenance sooner than you think you need to, and they all involve avoiding inconvenience, saving money, or both.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner is Struggling

September 12th, 2022

technicians-working-on-AC-unitYou may have encountered this scenario in many aspects of your life: something has gone wrong, and instead of having it addressed promptly, you delayed repairing an item or system. You kept using it. Then, when you finally got around to seeking repairs, you found that ignoring a small problem had caused a much larger problem to occur. This can happen with many things—a bicycle, a car, a gutter on your house. And it can definitely happen with your air conditioner. 

But what if you want to get repairs done as soon as a problem occurs, to avoid having this unpleasant scenario play out… and you simply don’t know how to tell when there is a problem with your air conditioner? Here are some basic signs you can keep an eye (or an ear) out for so that you’ll know when it’s time to call a professional.

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Here’s How You Can Change Your Air Filter

August 15th, 2022

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An air conditioning unit is a complex system with many components. Although regular maintenance and any necessary repairs should be done by professionals, there is one thing you can–and should!–do yourself to keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible and decrease the likelihood of costly repairs down the line. Changing the air filter is a simple process and will only take a moment. If you’re unsure what to do, we’ve got you covered. Follow these directions, and your air conditioner will thank you.

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How Refrigerant Works

August 1st, 2022

Your air conditioner’s refrigerant is one of the most important parts of your cooling system. You’ve likely heard of “Freon”, or R22, which was recently phased out in favor of the more eco-friendly Puron, or R410A.

One of the common reasons homeowners call for AC repair in Fairfield, CT, is an issue with their refrigerant. They may have a leak, which can cause trouble for their evaporator, or a problem receiving cool air in their home.

By learning more about how refrigerant works and what it does for your AC, you’ll be better prepared to identify signs of trouble. If you ever suspect there’s an issue with your AC refrigerant, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

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The Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split

July 18th, 2022

ductless-ACMost homeowners are willing to spend lots of money to keep the internal temperature in their homes comfortable. In the past, homeowners had to rely solely on central air conditioner systems. As the HVAC industry has advanced, many other air conditioning options have been released for homeowners around the world to use.

One of the most popular heating and cooling options on the current market is the ductless mini-split. Exploring what is offered by ductless air conditioning in Fairfield, CT is a great way to decide if this system is the best option for your home. Read below for more information about the benefits of ductless mini-split systems.

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