Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Why You Need Heat Pumps and Solar Energy in Your Home This Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

As we look for ways to become more energy-efficient and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, heat pumps and solar energy are two technologies that show a lot of promise. Not many people know about these eco-friendly solutions and how they can benefit their household.

So, if you’re considering installing a heat pump in Fairfield, CT, this is the article for you.

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The Science Behind a Heat Pump

Monday, July 8th, 2019

heat-pumpOne great way to keep homes comfortable in an environmentally way is to use heat pump technology. A heat pump is a system that transports thermal energy from one location to another—hence, pumping heat.

This is the fundamental characteristic of how heat pumps function. An air conditioner in Fairfield operates on the heat transfer principle. It “extracts” heat from the interior and pumps it outward. With a heat pump, though, you’re able to do the exact opposite. And pumping heat in both directions has some major benefits to offer.

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Heat Pump Repairs: Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, February 5th, 2018

service-timeModern HVAC systems are generally well-designed and you can count on trusted manufacturers to build them to last. There’s been plenty of time over the decades to innovate and to work kinks out of the systems. This applies to everything from the boiler to the heat pump. No mechanical system is going to function at a level of 100% reliability, though. Even the best systems fall prey to operational issues from time to time. Some of them are fairly simple fixes.

If you do use a heat pump, however, you really need to report any signs of trouble right away. Heat pumps, like central air conditioners, are reliant upon the refrigerant cycle in their operation. If you encounter a refrigerant leak in your system, then it is possible for that system to suffer serious damages when the problem is ignored or, as is often the case, simply unnoticed. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing what refrigerant does in the system, signs of refrigerant leaks, and how low refrigerant can affect your heat pump in Norwalk, CT.

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Why You Need to Keep Your Heat Pump Clear of Snow

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Right now, it may seem like snow on your heat pump won’t be a problem you’ll need to deal with, but don’t be lulled into thinking that winter isn’t coming – it is. And we know as well as you do that we can get just as much snow as any other state in New England. If you use a heat pump system, it’s very important to keep your outdoor cabinet free of ice and snow. Otherwise, you may see some problems develop with your heat pump. Wondering why? We’ll explain more below.

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Reasons Why a Heat Pump Can Be a Great Whole Home Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It may sound odd that a device called a “heat pump” can cool your home, but it can, and it can do it very well. The key to a heat pump system being able to both cool and heat your home in Westport, CT, is the reversing valve. This component allows your heat pump to change the direction in which the refrigerant is flowing; in turn, the heat pump can change between heating and cooling. So why should you consider the installation and use of a heat pump system to cool your home? Here are some reasons to ponder:

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