Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘New Haven’

Are You Looking to Repair Your Home’s AC?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

It’s been a pretty hot summer here in New Haven, right? Normally a hot summer is notable, but it comes and goes without much upset… maybe this summer has been a little different. If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner has been limping along for quite a while now, then it’s time for you to schedule an appointment with us.

We specialize in air conditioning repair in New Haven, CT. We can make sure that you have the best work available in our area. We know that summer is ending, but it isn’t over yet. Make sure that you spend the rest of the summer cool and comfortable with the help of our air conditioning work.

Continue Reading

Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

We know that sometimes you’re in a bind and you’re looking for fast air conditioning services. We know the stress that one of these situations can bring. If you’re struggling with finding the right services for your home, you’re going to need to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

If you need an HVAC contractor in New Haven, CT, just make sure that you schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re going to help you find the best HVAC contractor in our area. We know that it can be confusing. We’re here to help you do the work.

Continue Reading

Do You Need an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

AC-outdoor-unitWe’re already in the middle of the summer. Where has the time gone? We know that time has a way of slipping through your fingers unexpectedly, so if you had “schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment” on your to do list since early April and it just got away from you, then it’s definitely time for you to call up the professionals on our team.

We specialize in air conditioning tune ups in New Haven, CT. You can come to us for the work that you need every single time. We know what it takes to keep your home in amazing shape. We only want to set you up for success and keep you cool throughout the summer, so make sure you call us today. We value your time and we’ll never fall short of stellar work.

Continue Reading

Here’s Why You Need to ‘Go Ductless’ This Summer

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Temperatures are finally rising! Before you know it, you’ll be wearing your favorite summer shorts and basking in the hot sun. But before all of that happens, you want to make sure that your cooling system is prepped and ready.  For some of you, that might mean having to invest in a new system, which as you know, can be quite overwhelming. With so many great options on the market, how do you know what to choose?

Well, first off, you consult with your local HVAC technician. Secondly, you ask them about making the switch to a ductless system! Ductless air conditioning systems are great for keeping your home cool and comfortable without having to sacrifice efficiency. Plus, they’re quite versatile and highly effective! Below, we have listed just some of the many reasons to make the switch to a ductless system this summer. Keep reading to find out more! 

Continue Reading

Don’t Dodge Your Ductless Repairs

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Unlike other HVAC systems, your ductless system works year round to keep you and your family comfortable by cooling or heating your home accordingly. Of course, the last thing then that any homeowner would want to deal with is a faulty ductless system. However, the need for repairs is inevitable, so it is better to plan ahead and expect the unexpected.

A ductless system is going to require repairs from time to time, so it is important that you are aware of the signs that there is a problem. The sooner you schedule your heating repair in New Haven, CT with a professional, the better off your system will be. Holding off on repairs will only cause problems to grow worse, often leading to higher repair costs and expensive utility bills. So, below we have outlined some of the most common ductless heating repairs. Keep reading to learn more! 

Continue Reading

Is it Time for Furnace Repair?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Jack Frost isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and while he’s around, you need a reliable furnace to keep you warm and cozy inside your home. By now, you may have noticed some signs that suggest your furnace is in trouble, and if this is the case, it is important to schedule your repairs. Sure it may already be March, but ignoring a faulty furnace is certainly not the best option.

There are many signs that indicate your furnace is in trouble, so it is best to be aware of them. Scheduling your furnace repair in New Haven, CT as soon as possible is the best way to avoid costly repairs and sky-high heating bills. So below, we have listed some of the signs you’re dealing with a fussy furnace. Keep reading to learn more! 

Continue Reading

Always Work with Professional AC Contractors

Monday, August 6th, 2018

AC-ServiceThere are a lot of very capable homeowners out there, and they enjoy doing projects around the house on their own. There is a big difference between capable homeowners and responsible homeowners, though. Responsible homeowners are the ones that call in trained professionals when the job at hand requires doing so. Irresponsible homeowners are the ones that convince themselves that they are more capable than they actually are. We urge you to stay in the former camp.

Today, we are going to cover a few of the reasons why you should always hire professional AC contractors for any HVAC services in New Haven, CT that you may need. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, provided that you find a great contractor that you can count on to do the job right. Of course, since you are reading this right now, you’ve already found one! So keep the following tips in mind, and let us know what we can do to help you live in greater comfort.

Continue Reading

Getting Your AC Ready for the Season Ahead

Monday, May 14th, 2018

AC-manifoldThe light at the end of the icy winter tunnel is here. Days are longer, the snow is gone, and temperatures are even warming up—albeit not as quickly as many of us may prefer. It may not be next week, but soon you are going to be calling upon your air conditioning system to step up to the plate and, hopefully, hit another one out of the park. Unfortunately, you cannot guarantee that this will be the case.

There are always going to be problems that you will face with your air conditioner. It is a mechanical system, after all, and prone to malfunctions like any other. That doesn’t mean you just leave its operational quality to the fates, though. There are plenty of ways in which you can get your AC prepped for the coming season. Doing so is going to help you to enjoy the best performance that your air conditioning system can muster.

Continue Reading

What Is Kettling and How Does It Affect My Boiler?

Monday, January 5th, 2015

If you are someone who enjoys a good cup of tea, or live with someone who does, you have likely heard the sound of a tea kettle boiling. Coming from a tea kettle, this is a good thing; coming from your boiler, it isn’t. If you aren’t familiar with what a tea kettle sounds like when it reaches the boiling point, it’s a low rumble, and if you hear this sound coming from your boiler, it is likely that you have a kettling problem. Kettling can be fixed, but requires professional boiler repair. The experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can assist you with any boiler repair issue you may have in New Haven, CT, so call us today!

What Is Kettling?

Boilers are part of a hydronic heating system, meaning they use water to heat your home. Water often contains minerals in it, especially areas that have hard water (water that hasn’t been softened with chemicals). Over time, water can leave deposits of calcium salts (lime) in your boiler’s heat exchanger. These salts are insoluble, so if they are allowed to build, they will eventually restrict the water. The term “kettling” refers to the action that happens when too many deposits are inside the heat exchanger: the water flow is restricted and as such, becomes trapped in the heat exchanger; it then becomes too hot and starts to steam, boil and expand, which is when you’ll hear the low rumble of the water kettling.

How Does Kettling Affect a Boiler?

There are a few ways kettling can affect your boiler, but one thing it does not do is cause your boiler to explode. Boilers, like all other heating systems, are equipped with multiple safety devices and mechanisms to ensure the safety of you, your home, your family and your system. Some of the problems kettling can cause are:

  • Inadequate heating – kettling reduces the ability of your boiler to correctly distribute the hot water needed to heat your home.
  • Replacement of heat exchanger – the pressure created by the kettling may result in the replacement of your heat exchanger.
  • More stress on the system – kettling can put a great deal of stress on your entire heating system, resulting in further malfunction and possible breakdown.

If you suspect your boiler may have a kettling problem, don’t wait to call for repair in New Haven, CT – contact the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today!

Continue Reading

How Can I Tell if My Fireplace Is Venting Properly?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Fireplaces can add extra heat to your home during the winter, but if the fireplace isn’t venting properly, you may get a whole lot more than extra heat. Understanding how your fireplace vents can help you see the signs of poor fireplace ventilation more quickly, so we’ll explain this below. However, if you are seeing obvious signs of problems every time you use your fireplace, such as smoke blowing back into your living space, it’s time to call your Celco Heating and Air Conditioning technician and schedule fireplace repair in New Haven, CT.

How a Fireplace Drafts

Fireplaces and chimneys work on the principle that hot air rises. In a fireplace that works correctly, the hot air and toxic byproducts created by the fire will rise through the chimney and exit through the top; as this happens, the airspace that opens from this venting is filled with cool air. The cool air feeds the fire, warms up and then exits through the top of the chimney. Correct drafting creates a cyclical effect that will continue until the fire goes out.

Problems That Interfere with Venting

There are a few ways problems with your fireplace and chimney can affect venting:

  • Blockages in the chimney – when something is physically blocking your chimney, the drafting process is completely interrupted. Common blockages are insect and animal nests, an incorrectly-sized flue cap and faulty dampers.
  • Backdrafting – negative pressure is part of the drafting process in your chimney. However, if there is negative air pressure in the room where your fireplace is, the opposite can happen: instead of the hot gases and combustion byproducts being sucked up the chimney, they are sucked back into your room.
  • Firebox is too small – fireboxes and chimneys need to be in correct ratio to one another in order for proper venting to occur: for every 10 square inches of firebox, there should be one square inch of chimney flue. Additionally, the firebox should be no more than 1 inch from the back of the chimney. If the ration isn’t correct, the soot and gases from a fire could backup into your home.

If you have questions about your fireplace, or believe you may be experiencing a problem with your fireplace’s venting, contact Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today.

Continue Reading