Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Hybrid-Heating: Is It Worth It?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

As many of you know, heating your home during our long and cold Connecticut winters can come at quite an expense. The more the temperature drops outside, the more heat you desire inside, increasing the amount of money you’ll spend on energy and fuel bills. But, what if we told you that there is a way that you could cut back on spending all while maintaining your comfort? Switching to a hybrid-heating system will allow you to do just that!

Most homeowners tend to utilize the combination of a forced-air heating system (like a furnace) and a central air conditioner for year-round comfort. However, installing a heat-pump could work just the same, as they are versatile and have the ability to switch from “cooling mode” to “heating mode.” Heat pumps are often more efficient than traditional heaters, keeping heat costs low. But, if it gets too cold, the heat pump will not work as efficiently. That is where hybrid-heating comes into play. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Why Should I Switch to Natural Gas?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

gas-heaterMany homeowners are making the switch from oil to natural gas to fuel their heating systems… and for good reason! Today, natural gas is a popular fuel choice, as utilizing it is advantageous for homeowners all across Connecticut. We understand that switching from oil to gas can be a daunting task, which is why the conversion experts here at Celco Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help you with your Greenwich, CT heating services.

To learn more about natural gas, or about the conversion process, keep reading! 

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Is Radiant Heating the Way to Go?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

in-floor-heatAre you building a new home? Are you doing a remodel that gives you the opportunity for a heating system upgrade? Then radiant heating in Fairfield, CT is definitely worth your attention. While forced air heaters like furnaces are extremely common, those using radiant heating systems often cannot imagine opting for anything else! There are a lot of great benefits to be had when you choose radiant heating, especially when you allow the professionals on our team to handle your radiant heating services.

Today, we want to help you to better understand all that radiant heating has to offer, while also stressing that radiant heating is not the right option for every home or every homeowner. If it were, then there would not be so many different heating options to choose from. Review the following information, consider what you like and/or don’t like about your existing heating system, and reach out to a member of our team with any questions that you may have.

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Furnaces Need Fresh Filters (and Heat Pumps, too!)

Monday, October 15th, 2018

air-filterWe are huge proponents of HVAC maintenance around here, which you’re definitely aware of if you have read anything posted to this blog before. You also know that we always remind our readers of the fact that heating maintenance is something that only trained, experienced professionals can handle. That being said, there are still some ways in which you can help to keep your heater functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels on your own. Changing your air filter is chief among them.

If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. If it sounds too simple to really be that important, then think again. There is nothing better that you yourself can do to benefit your own heating system than simply changing out the air filter as needed. You don’t need to just take our word for it, though. We’ve got some great information to share with you about how changing your air filter, along with routine heating maintenance in Fairfield, CT, can keep your system working properly. 

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Why You Should Add Heater Maintenance to Your Fall to Do List

Monday, October 1st, 2018

fall-leavesYou know how important it is to have a reliable heater for our chilly temperatures here in Connecticut, but do you know how important it is to maintain your heater? A simple heating tune-up before temperatures plummet saves you time, money, and stress. We service furnaces, boilers, radiant heating systems, ductless mini splits, heat pumps, geothermal systems, and hybrid heating systems. If you need superb heater maintenance in Stamford, CT, you need our technicians here at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. Heater maintenance is a service that many homeowners neglect to do because they don’t see immediate results, but there are many significant benefits.

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Why Schedule Late Season Heating Repairs?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

dog-under-blanketThis winter really didn’t want to leave, but it is finally looking like it has taken the hint and is beginning its retreat. That doesn’t mean that your heater is necessarily done with its work for the season, of course. The nighttime temperatures are still pretty chilly, and you may need your heater to take the edge off just a bit for a while longer. Even if you are pretty much done with the system for the season, we suggest that you schedule repairs now rather than wait for the start of next winter.

We obviously deal with a lot of different calls pertaining to HVAC in Stamford, CT, but heating repairs are among the most common. Oftentimes, we wind up making fairly extensive repairs for systems that could have been largely avoided had the budding issues been dealt with in a more timely fashion. It may be late in the season to be thinking about heater repairs, but it really is in your best interest to deal with them right away.

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How Do Boilers Distribute Heat?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

hydronic-heatingFor many homeowners, the word “heater” immediately conjures up and image of the furnaces in their homes. Furnaces are forced air heaters, meaning that they heat air directly and then distribute that heat throughout the house via a system of ductwork. Like any heater, furnaces have their pros and their cons. Many of these cons are corrected by the way in which a boiler, on the other hand, distributes heat throughout a house. That’s what we are going to be looking at today.

Boilers have been around for a very long time, and it is really no surprise that they maintain such a level of popularity today. While the boiler may not be right for every home or every homeowner–no heater is, or else there wouldn’t be so many options available!–it is the right fit for many situations. Read on, and be sure to contact our Greenwich, CT HVAC professionals if you have any questions about using a boiler in your home.

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When Are Furnace Repairs Necessary?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

furnace-wiringImagine a word in which you know for certain that your heater is always going to be there for you, no matter what. You fire it up when the temperature drops, and you shut it back down once things warm up again. Wouldn’t that be something?  Of course, aside from living in an ongoing fantasy world, you just are not going to be able to enjoy this type of reliability from any heater, your furnace included.

The fact of the matter is that your furnace is a mechanical system, and that means that you will eventually need professional furnace repairs in Fairfield, CT.  When it comes to such repairs, there is one mantra to keep in mind: the sooner, the better. If you notice trouble at the start of the heating season, you may be quick to spring into action. Maybe not so much at the end of the season—but you should be.

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Why Does My Heater Keep Starting and Stopping?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

dog-under-blanketIf your heater is up and running and producing heat, then you may think that everything is just fine. This is not necessarily true, though, and that is a lesson that too many homeowners wind up learning the hard way. In fact, you should never wait for your heater to break down completely before scheduling repairs. There are plenty of other problems that will develop leading up to such an event, and they all deserve to be taken seriously. This is the case with short cycling.

Today, we are going to look at what short cycling really is, as well as the problems that may cause it—and the problems caused by it. While short cycling may not cause your system to break down immediately, it is going to take its toll over time, and it will produce a number of negative effects along the way. It gets too cold around here to take any such chances with your heater in Norwalk, CT.

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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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