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4 Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Furnace Make

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Furnaces have a big job to do. During the winters in Fairfield County, they are running every day for months, trying to make your home cozy despite the harsh weather outdoors. So it’s understandable that they make some noise. But sometimes, noises can be the result of your furnace having trouble or needing repair. What sounds are the natural result of your furnace doing its job, and what sounds should cause you concern?

The first thing to understand is that your furnace’s sounds should be consistent. You should hear it humming along during the heating cycle, and if you have a ducted or forced-air system, you will also hear the gentle whoosh of the fan pushing the heated air into your home. Any unexpected, different, sudden, or loud sounds are worth paying attention to. Here are some sounds that may occur when your furnace encounters a problem. 

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How Much Your AC Repair Should Cost

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

AC-UnitsAC repair costs differs based on a multitude of factors. These include where you live, the type of AC that you have, and the type of repairs required. Simple filter issues can be fixed in a couple of hundred dollars while major problems with coils, duct or refrigerant could cost more.

One thing that you should never do is to delay air conditioning repair in Bridgeport, CT. Neglecting repairs can make the problem worse and end up costing you more down the road.

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What Is Hybrid Heating?

Monday, October 6th, 2014

For many homeowners, the most important consideration in choosing a new heating system is performance. And for homes already set up for furnace installation, this can be the best option for whole-home heating. However, another important consideration is your energy bills. If you use your furnace night and day, you may notice your energy bills go up and up as the months go on. So when you need a new heating unit, you may consider the energy-saving benefits of hybrid heating systems. We’ll describe the basics of this type of unit below, but for more information on hybrid heating systems in Bridgeport, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.

Hybrid heating combines the efficiency of heat pumps with the performance of a furnace. Heat pumps are combination heating and air conditioning systems that use refrigerant, a compressor unit, and an indoor evaporator unit to operate. In the summer, a heat pump works just like an air conditioner. Refrigerant moves throughout the indoor and outdoor units, absorbing heat from the air in your home and releasing it outside. In the heating season, however, a heat pump allows refrigerant to reverse, pulling heat from the outdoor air and distributing it to your home.

A heat pump is one of the most efficient heating systems available because it moves heat from place to place rather than generating heat. But if temperatures drop too low, a heat pump can no longer function, and you may need another source of heat.

With a hybrid heating system, a furnace kicks in as soon as the heat pump can no longer do its job. The hybrid system has temperature gauges that allow it to sense when the heat pump can no longer run efficiently. This means your heat pump will be less prone to repairs during the heating season, and you will have maximum efficiency from both your heat pump and furnace.

Hybrid heating systems must be sized precisely for your home. That’s why it’s important to choose NATE-certified technicians who know the proper installation guidelines to make your system as efficient as possible, like the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.

To learn more about hybrid heating systems and what they can do for your home in Bridgeport, give Celco Heating and Air Conditioning a call today!

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3 Advantages of Ductless Cooling

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

While there are many different types of air conditioning systems available today, you may be most familiar with the traditional two-part home air conditioners that blow cool air through the ducts in a home. However, if you have an older home that was built without ductwork, or if you’re adding a room onto your home, a ducted system may be difficult or impossible to install. Ductless cooling systems, often known as ductless mini splits, can cool or heat your entire home efficiently without the hassle of ductwork installation. If you’re looking for a high-performance ductless cooling solution, read on to learn about the many advantages of ductless mini splits.

Efficient Whole-House Cooling

Many homeowners without any ductwork may choose to install small room or window air conditioners throughout the house. But these are often too small to cool an entire room, and the noise may be unbearable for some homeowners. Window air conditioners are also inefficient, while ductless air conditioners may have a much higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), a measurement of a unit’s energy consumption.

Increased Comfort

Another benefit of ductless cooling is zone control. Zone control allows you to choose to adjust the temperature in a room or zone differently from other areas of the house. Because ductless cooling involves the installation of multiple indoor air handlers controlled by separate thermostats, your family members may choose to set the temperature to their own preferences in their own rooms.

Energy Savings

Zone control also offers you the opportunity to save money on your energy bills. For example, if no one uses the upstairs rooms in the daytime, you can choose to raise the temperature or shut off the air upstairs only. The absence of ducts is another way you can save energy with ductless cooling. Often, cool air leaks from the ductwork of central air conditioning systems, costing homeowners extra to cool an unused space such as an attic or crawlspace. Ductless cooling eliminates the energy loss associated with ducts.

If you want to benefit from installing ductless cooling in Bridgeport, let the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning size and install your new energy-efficient system for you. Give us a call today!

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3 Advantages of Zone Control Systems

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Energy efficiency is good all around: it’s good for your air conditioning system, your home, your monthly energy bills, and the environment.  There have been some great tools developed to help property owners with energy efficiency, and a zone control system is the epitome of this kind of tool. By using independent thermostats wired into a single control panel that controls a series of dampers, a zone control system in your Bridgeport home gives you tremendous control over how you cool individual spaces throughout your property. The best way to gain full advantage of a zone control system is to have it professionally installed, as Celco Heating and Air Conditioning has done for Bridgeport customers for over 35 years. Interested in knowing what a zone control system can do for you? Let’s take a look:

  • Better energy efficiency – a zone control system allows you to cool only what you need, when you need it, and at the temperature you desire. If there are rooms or zones that don’t need cooling, you can shut it off – something you can’t do with
  • Customized comfort – it can be very hard to accommodate everyone’s cooling needs inside your home, but with a zone control system, you can program different temperatures for different areas, customizing your cooling as needed
  • Less wear-and-tear on your system –  with a zone control system, you cool only what you want; this can mean less cycling for your air conditioner, helping to reduce normal wear-and-tear
  • Reduces cooling challenges with special architecture – vaulted ceilings, loft space and wall-to-ceiling windows can pose challenges when it comes to evenly cooling your home. With a zone control system, you can separate these spaces from other areas of the house in order to cool them effectively without impacting your whole home

Get the Ultimate Control with a Zone Control System

Zone control systems give you a level of control over your air conditioning in Bridgeport that you just can’t get with a  single home thermostat. Since these systems require understanding ductwork, electrical circuitry and motorized dampers, it is always best to have a professionally-trained technician conduct the installation.

Call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment to discuss how a zone control system can work for you.

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