Do I Need To Replace My Furnace?

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959  
 

Has the chill in the air inspired you to turn up the heat in your home? As the weather continues to cool down, it’s likely that you’ll start to depend on your heating system within the next few weeks. But is your heating system ready and able to perform up to your expectations? If this winter season is to be anything like the last, we recommend inspecting your furnace now so that you can perform repairs or even replace your system well before the cold takes over. Check out the following warning signs that signal it might be time for a furnace replacement:

  • Your furnace has passed or is approaching the 20 year mark.
  • Your gas and electric bills are increasing at a steady rate.
  • You constantly have to adjust your thermostat to keep your home warm.
  • Your burner’s flame is yellow instead of blue.
  • You’re beginning to hear banging, popping or squealing noises coming from your furnace.

Do you suspect that your furnace is on its last legs? If any of these warning signs are evident in your home, contact Airtech of Stamford for help today! We have a staff of fully trained specialists at the ready to help you with all of your heating needs. Whether you need a simple repair or complete replacement, we’re available 24/7 to help you with your HVAC system at any time!

For more information, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!

DIY Tips for Replacing Your Heating Vent’s Cover

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

As you prepare for the change in weather, it’s likely that you’re starting to take a look at your furnace and other heating accessories to guarantee your warmth as the days and nights get cooler. In doing so, have you had a chance to take a look at your heating vent’s covers yet? If your cover is missing, damaged, or simply not pleasing to look at it, you can easily replace it on your own! See below for a few DIY tips to help you get started:

  1.  If a vent cover is still there, start by removing it by taking out any screws that are currently holding it in place.
  2. Carefully measure the opening in your floor or ceiling, then cross check your measurements with the vent cover you had prior (if available).
  3. Look for any items that seem to be tangled within the duct work. If nothing substantial has fallen in, take a few minutes to vacuum and dust the vent to keep it clean of all other small debris!
  4. Install your new vent cover by placing it into the open vent space. If the cover doesn’t sit well at first, don’t panic! A simple adjustment such as widening the hole may be all it takes to complete the project.

At Airtech of Stamford, we recommend looking at your heating system now so that you can be sure all repairs are complete before the cold weather really sets in. If you still need to perform your fall maintenance or suspect that repair or replacement is necessary, contact us at (203) 323-2959 today for help!

HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959

Have you ever experienced trouble with your HVAC system? Since an HVAC system is crucial to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout a home, the first sign of trouble often causes panic and upset in the homeowner. Most of the time, homeowners assume that they’ll need to perform costly repairs or replace their system the moment that it begins to perform poorly. However, repair or replacement isn’t always necessary!

Before calling in a professional, we recommend troubleshooting your system using the following steps:

  1. Check to make sure your filters aren’t clogged.
  2. Clear away any debris from the outside unit.
  3. Make sure that your thermostat is in the proper mode and at the desired temperature.

If you still seem to be having difficulties after troubleshooting your HVAC system, then it’s time to contact a professional for help! For those of you in the Stamford, CT area, call Airtech of Stamford! We are a heating and air conditioner contractor with over 50 years of experience in the HVAC industry and are prepared to help you overcome any challenges you face with your system. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!

Dehumidifiers vs. Humidifiers: Which One Do I Need?

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959

The level of moisture inside your home plays an important role in determining how comfortable you are on a daily basis. In order to effectively manage the amount of moisture you have or don’t have, many homeowners often turn to a dehumidifier or a humidifier for help. Functionally speaking, a humidifier is designed to increase the amount of moisture in the air, while a dehumidifier is designed to bring the levels down.

Since having humidity levels that are too high or too low can seriously affect both your health and your overall comfort, it’s important to be prepared with the right tools to help adjust the levels you are working with. But which piece of equipment is right for you? The following are a few signs that can help you determine whether your situation calls for a humidifier or a dehumidifier:

Humidifier:

  • You are experiencing dry skin or cracked lips.
  • You are being shocked as you walk throughout your home due to static electricity.
  • You notice that there are cracks in your walls/ceilings or your wood floor is beginning to creak more-so than before.

Dehumidifer:

  • The air in your home begins to feel dry and stuffy.
  • Wet spots are beginning to show through your walls.
  • The humidity level of your home measures in at more than 50%.

Is your home’s moisture level causing you discomfort? Contact Airtech of Stamford today! Our technicians are available to help you with your indoor air quality and will provide you with only the best solutions to help keep your home comfortable. For more information about how we can help, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!

How to Winterize Your A/C

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959
 

With fall’s official start date right around the corner, you’re probably starting to use your air conditioner less frequently – and you know what that means! In just a couple of weeks, your air conditioner will no longer be needed and, instead, you’ll be looking for heat to keep you comfortable as the days and nights get colder.

Have you been relying on a window air conditioner to keep cool this summer? Then it’s time to prepare it to withstand the temperatures that are about to roll in. See below for 3 tips that you can use to winterize your window air conditioner:

  1. Remove it: Always remove your unit from the window for the winter if possible. Although covering it will protect it from the winter weather, removing it is the only way to ensure that it will not be exposed to freezing cold temperatures.
  2. Check the filter: Especially if you haven’t done it lately, now is the perfect time to clean or replace your air conditioner’s filter. By getting this done now, you’ll be well prepared when it comes time to start using your air conditioner again next summer.
  3. Put it away: As you pack away your a/c for the winter, make sure that you store it in a cool, dry place that doesn’t generate a lot of traffic; for example, a crawl space, garage, or unused portion of your basement or attic. Wherever you choose to store it, make sure that it’s covered tightly and take the proper precautions if the chosen area of your home is susceptible to moisture, water or other damaging circumstances.

Are you getting ready to shut down your air conditioner for the season? As you say goodbye to summer, we suggest checking up on your furnace as soon as possible to make sure that it’s ready to perform in the upcoming months. At Airtech of Stamford, we want to help! Our technicians are available to perform maintenance checks and repair or replace your gas furnace and electric heat pump systems to make sure that you’re kept comfortable as the seasons start to change.

For more information, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 to speak with one of our experts today!