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

How Can I Increase My Air Conditioning Efficiency This Summer?

Friday, August 30th, 2013

An effective performance from your air conditioning during the summer months is very important. Considering how much you are going to use your air conditioning system, though, keeping your home cool throughout the season can be a very costly endeavor. For some, sufficient air conditioning may become cost prohibitive. At Celco Heating and Air Conditioning, we believe that everyone deserves to keep their home cool and comfortable throughout the air conditioning season. That is why we have compiled some tips to help you achieve more efficient air conditioning in Westport, CT.

Contact our air conditioning experts today for more information about keeping your cooling costs in check.

One great way to take some of the strain off of your air conditioning system this summer is to supplement the performance of your AC with any fans you may have. Ceiling and floor fans may not actively cool the air the way that your air conditioner does, but they do help to circulate conditioned air throughout your home. This means that more cooling will reach more areas of your house, increasing comfort and allow you to scale back a bit at the thermostat.

You can also take advantage of the natural temperature drop that nighttime brings to the area in an effort to cool your home more efficiently. By giving your AC a rest and opening up your windows before bed, you can cut down on electricity use and ventilate your home at the same time. While you obviously do not want the windows open when operating your air conditioning system, trying to keep your home airtight can have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Keep your air from going stale by ventilating it at night. When you wake up, close the windows and block out the sun with blinds to trap the cool, fresh air in and cut down on radiant heating from the sun’s rays.

For more tips on how to boost AC efficiency this summer, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today. We also offer exceptional air conditioning maintenance services, the best way to ensure that your AC is kept in great working condition.

Let our Westport, CT air conditioning professionals help you enjoy efficient, reliable cooling this summer.

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My AC Is Rattling: What Should I Do?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

A reliable, consistent performance from your air conditioning system is necessary to make it through the dog days of summer comfortably. Unfortunately, no air conditioning system is able to operate without problems indefinitely. At some point your air conditioner will need to be repaired, and it is always best to schedule professional AC repair in New Haven, CT at the first sign of trouble. It is never worth it to wait until your air conditioner fails. Any irregularity with the performance or operation of your air conditioner, no matter how minor it may seem, should be evaluated by a professional air conditioning technician immediately. Call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today to learn more.

A common indicator that air conditioning repair is necessary is a rattling sound coming from the AC during operation. As is the case with most air conditioning problems, there are many potential causes of this problem. Not all of them are terribly serious, but all require the AC repair services that only a professional can provide. One possible cause of the rattling coming from your air conditioner is debris caught in the outside unit. It is important to occasionally give your outdoor cooling equipment a quick visual inspection. If leaves, branches or other materials find their way into the housing of this equipment, they can do some real damage.

Your fan blade may have been bent due to such foreign bodies, which could account for this rattling by throwing it off kilter. It is also possible that you have a loose ball bearing. If you hear rattling coming from somewhere in your home when using your air conditioner, the ductwork your AC uses to distribute cooled air throughout your home may be to blame. It may be damaged in some way, or the fittings used to hold it in place may have worked loose. Whatever the problem is, you want it repaired as soon as possible.

To learn more about potential causes of air conditioning rattling noises, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today. We are always happy to help you get the best performance that your air conditioner has to offer. Contact us to schedule quality AC repair in New Haven, CT.

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2 Ways to Upgrade Your Air Conditioning System

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

This summer you’re likely cranking on your air conditioning system to keep your home nice and cool. Here at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning we love it when our customers get the best possible performance from their air conditioning systems. That’s why we’ve put together a quick explanation of a couple things that you can add to your AC system to help improve it. Give us a call if you have any questions or if you need any Stamford, CT air conditioning services.

Stamford, CT Air Conditioning Tips: 2 AC Upgrades

Check out a couple upgrades that you may want to consider for your air conditioning system.

Zone Control

Not many homeowners are aware of what zone control systems are or how they could benefit their home. Here’s a brief explanation. With central AC systems you have to cool your entire home all the time. If you want to adjust the temperature, you have to adjust it for the whole house. Zone control systems allow you to break up your home into designated zones that can be cooled (and heated) at different temperatures independently of each other. Zone control systems can be retrofitted into your existing ductwork easily by the Stamford, CT air conditioning experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. Give us a call to learn more.

Duct Sealing

Another awesome upgrade for your air conditioning system is duct sealing. The ducts for your HVAC system are like the veins of your AC and heater. If they are clogged, pinched or leaking it can cause huge problems for your home’s comfort and efficiency. Energy Star estimates that up to 20% of the air moving through the typical duct system is lost due to leaks and cracked seals. When you get your ducts sealed you will likely be able to greatly increase the efficiency of your home and also increase your comfort as well.

No matter what kind of air conditioning system you have, call the Stamford, CT air conditioning specialists at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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I Just Got My Air Conditioning System Installed But It Isn’t Working Well: What Should I Do?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

There is no better way to protect your home and your comfort from the harsh heat of summer than with the installation of a great new air conditioning system. It is so exciting flipping it on for the first time and enjoying an outstanding cooling performance. Of course, it is also extremely frustrating to turn on your air conditioning system shortly after its installation to discover that it works, but nowhere near as well as you would have expected it to. If this is the case with your air conditioner, call the New Haven air conditioning installation professionals at Celco Heating & Air Conditioning. We have all of the training and experience necessary to determine what went wrong with your air conditioning system.

When you work with our team, you can be sure that your air conditioning installation will be a resounding success. Not all technicians have the same level of skill and expertise that ours do, though. It is possible that your air conditioning system was not properly sized for your home prior to your AC installation. This can be a very troublesome predicament, as an undersized air conditioning system will fail to adequately cool your home. An oversized system, on the other hand, will bring temperatures down too quickly, resulting in decreased efficiency and a greater risk of damage to your system.

It is also very possible that the air ducts used by your central air conditioning system were poorly installed or designed at the time of your air conditioning installation. Because all of the air that your air conditioner cools must travel through this distribution system, poor duct design or installation can have a seriously negative impact on the operation of your system. Air leaks, unnecessary twists and turn or other design and install problems will lead to a costly, yet ineffective, AC performance.

To learn more about why your air conditioning system is operating poorly following its installation, as well as what can be done to resolve the problem, just give us a call. Our New Haven air conditioning installation specialists are always happy to help you get the quality performance you deserve from your air conditioning system. Contact Celco Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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