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Now Is the Time for Routine AC Maintenance

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

ac-condenser-unitHere in Connecticut, hot weather is still a ways off. Don’t let our relatively chilly spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t have to prepare for the summer season yet, though. When summer does arrive, it just may sneak up on you a bit earlier than you expected. The heat of summer may be a welcome change of pace after our long, hard winter season has passed, but you are not really going to be able to enjoy summer to the fullest if you fail to get your air conditioner ready for the season.

Now, there are definitely some very basic maintenance tasks that you can and should handle for yourself. For instance, it is important that you change the air filter in your air conditioning system as needed. Generally, that is going to be every 1-3 months. It is also a good idea to remove snow and other debris from your condenser unit outside, and to keep the area surrounding the unit clear. There is a lot more to AC maintenance than this, though, and most of it requires the skill and expertise of a trained professional.

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3 Ways that Homeowners in Fairfield Save On Air Conditioning Costs

Monday, June 27th, 2016

As a leading HVAC service provider in the Fairfield, CT area, believe us when we tell you that we’re as interested in reducing cooling costs as much as you are. Whether you want to put more money into the savings account this summer, or you’re planning to take a vacation later this year, saving on cooling costs can help. After all, every little bit counts. And over the course of several years, such savings can really add up. Here are some common ways to reduce the cost of running your air conditioner without sacrificing your comfort. 

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Get Your Air Conditioner Checked Before Summer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Summer is not far off, and the days are already starting to heat up. You’re going to want to make sure that your home is in good shape before the hottest days of the year hit. Part of getting ready for summer is making sure that your air conditioner is ready for the added stress of daily usage. Let’s take a look at air conditioner maintenance, and why it’s so important for the health of the system.

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What Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Air conditioning maintenance sessions are an invaluable way for you to extend the life of your AC unit: lowering monthly costs, reducing the risks of damage and stopping big problems while they’re still relatively small. In towns like Fairfield, CT, where heat and humidity are part and parcel of summertime, an annual maintenance session each spring can help you rest a little easier when the temperature starts to climb. But unless you’re an air conditioning professional, you might not know exactly what’s involved in the process. What happens during air conditioning maintenance? We’ve provided a brief rundown below.

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3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Maintenance This Spring

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Spring… time to prepare for the summer heat. The best protection you have against the highs of summer is an effective air conditioner working in your home. An AC that’s in danger of malfunctions, break downs, or uneven cooling needs attention right away so summer won’t sneak up on you unprepared. Here are some signs your air conditioner needs a maintenance visit this spring from a trained HVAC technician.

Call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today and speak to one of our staff about arranging air conditioning maintenance in Westport, CT.

3 warnings you need to schedule AC maintenance

  1. An increase in electricity bills: If you’ve already started running your air conditioner this spring, take a look at you electrical bill to see if it shows a significant increase compared to what you paid at the same time last year. An air conditioner overdue for cleanings and adjustments will start overworking and drain power, raising your bills. The longer the system goes without maintenance, the higher the bills will rise. An AC without regular maintenance works on average 20% less efficiently than one that does.
  2. A decrease in cooling power: If the temperature from your air conditioner feels warmer than usual, and you keep setting the thermostat lower and lower to make the system run long enough to keep you cool, then the AC needs a check up to see if anything is wrong and if fine-tuning will help it run better.
  3. Short-cycling: This is a term that refers to an air conditioner that keeps turning off after running for only a short time, stopping before it can complete its full cooling cycle. This can happen because of a number of problems, from dirty coils to leaking refrigerant. Have this looked into right away before the short-cycling causes a large drain in energy.

To be honest, you don’t actually need signs to tell you to schedule maintenance. If your air conditioner received maintenance last spring, then you should have it done again this spring. Annual maintenance is mandatory for your AC to run its best and to reach its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan. Even if you notice nothing wrong with your air conditioner, if a year has passed since its last inspection and tune-up, then it’s time for maintenance.

Call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning for the air conditioning maintenance in Westport, CT that will keep you cool all through summer. Our maintenance program also includes a 15% discount on services and priority scheduling. Call today to enroll.

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