Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for May, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Memorial Day, which is observed on the final Monday of May every year, is an opportunity to honor and commemorate those military personnel who have fallen while serving their country. The day began in the aftermath of the American Civil War, when the country was damaged and in need of remembrance. Originally called Decoration Day, owing to the flowers that would decorate gravesites, its principal purpose has been to mourn those who have died during service; but it’s also a time to come together as a country and take stock of the way that our soldiers have shaped this country.

There is a national moment of silence and various events throughout the day. You may see volunteers putting flags up at your local cemetery or flowers decorating war memorials. It’s also a reprieve from our work schedule that should be enjoyed in tandem with remembrance. We wish you all the best this Memorial Day.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

No matter what type of water heater you have in your home one thing is certain: we all need hot water in our homes. No matter what type of water heater you have make sure that you call the Fairfield, CT water heater experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We have years of experience working on all different types and brands of systems. We thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick list of the differences between tank and tankless water heaters.

Fairfield, CT Hot Water Heaters

Traditional tank hot water heaters are one of the most popular water heating systems in the country. They are relatively inexpensive to purchase and install. They provide plentiful hot water for homes with large families. Over the last few years they have become increasingly more efficient which is very attractive to homeowners. However, one of their main weaknesses is that they have to constantly heat a large tank of water. Call the Fairfield, CT water heater experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning if you’re interested in having any issues with your tank water or if you need to have a new one installed.

Fairfield, CT Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are a terrific option for many homeowners. They can potentially reduce the energy that you use to heat water because they don’t have to heat a large tank of water. They heat water on demand which means that when you don’t need hot water, they don’t use any energy. However, for homes with large families, tankless water heaters may not be able to keep up with the demand. In these cases, you may not get enough hot water. The Fairfield, CT water heater professionals at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning have years of experience working with tankless water heaters of all different types and brands.

For all your Fairfield, CT water heater services make sure that your call the friendly specialists at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Benefits of a Heat Pump

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Heat pumps are one of the most popular heating and cooling systems available. They provide homeowners with efficient and comfortable heating and cooling. If you’re interested in Fairfield, CT heat pump installation just call the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We thought it would be helpful if we put together some of the benefits of heat pumps so that our customers can be more informed when they make a decision about their new heating and AC system. If you have any questions just give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk with you.

How Heat Pumps Work

In order to be able to understand the benefits of heat pumps, you will need to understand how heat pumps work. As their name suggests, heat pumps pump heat. Heat pumps move heat from one place to another in order to keep your home either heated or cooled. In cooling mode, your heat pump moves heat from inside your home to the outside air. In heating mode, they do just the opposite: they move heat from the outside air into your home. One of the best ways to make sure that you’re able to take advantage of your heat pump is to call the Fairfield, CT heat pump installation professionals.

Benefits of Fairfield, CT Heat Pump Installation

There are huge benefits of getting Fairfield, CT heat pump installation. One of the main benefits of having a heat pump is that they are incredibly efficient—especially in heating mode. Heat pumps can heat your home without burning a fuel source. No matter what kind of heat pump you need make sure you call Celco. We’ll work with you make sure that your new heat pump is the right size and that it is installed properly.

For all your Fairfield, CT heat pump installation call the friendly professionals at Celco.

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Common Fairfield, CT Heating Repair Services

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

With professional installation and routine maintenance, your heating system can often undergo significant wear and tear until it needs professional repair. Whether you have a furnace, boiler, fireplace, geothermal or hybrid heating system, you need to ensure that it’s in good shape year-round. Your heating system will need professional attention at some point, and so we’d like to share with you some common Fairfield, CT heating repair services. Call Celco Heating & Air Conditioning today for comprehensive and exceptional services.

  • Furnace turns on and off. This is what’s known as “short cycling.” There are numerous potential causes for its occurrence. One common one is blocked airflow. Your air filter has an important purpose—it prevents the accumulation of dust and debris on sensitive mechanical components. But when it becomes clogged, it actually becomes counter-productive, and cause your furnace to turn on and off, among other things. Clean it regularly (about once a month) during the heating season.
  • Inadequate heating. There is a variety of potential reasons for inadequate heating, but one is related to your thermostat. As your primary user interface, your thermostat is critical to the operation of your heating system. Without it, there is no way to control or adjust your heater. Though it is often understood as a box with buttons, it is essential, and you need to make sure that yours is working properly. It needs to be calibrated to sense the indoor temperature of your home accurately, so that it can communicate it to the control board on the furnace. If there is a connectivity issue, then your furnace may stop heating before your home is truly warm.
  • Fireplace cracks. If you enjoy the warmth and comfort of a New England fireplace, then you’re not alone. Unfortunately, many of our clients’ homes have fireplaces that are fairly old. If the bricks of your chimney are starting to crack, then your fireplace is likely not working as well as it should. Moisture also enters through cracks, and its expansion during cold temperatures can lead to further damage.

For comprehensive Fairfield, CT heating repairs, call Celco Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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