Tell-Tale Signs That You Need A New Furnace

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-3959 

If your furnace is completely on the fritz and no longer produces the heat you need to keep your home warm, then it is safe to say that it’s clear you need a new one. However, at other times, the need for a new furnace won’t always be so obvious.

Since chances are you will want to know when it’s time to replace your furnace before it becomes an emergency, here are a few tell-tale signs that will let you know:
Lifespan: Has your furnace been in your home since you moved in? If you have been living in the same place for 15 years or more and have yet to replace your current furnace with a new model, it’s time to start looking for one.
Utility Costs: While utility costs can vary depending on how heavily appliances around your home are used, if they are consistently climbing with no change in your usage behavior, there is a good chance your furnace is to blame.
Noise: Although it isn’t uncommon for furnaces to make noise every so often, when they start to become uncontrollably noisy, something somewhere in your system is performing poorly. When the noise starts to become too much to bear, it’s time to replace your furnace.
For more signs that suggest it’s time to have a new furnace installed, please click here.
Airtech of Stamford is a heating and air conditioning contractor doing business in Connecticut and lower New York state counties. As HVAC industry experts, we are well versed in warning signs that suggest it is time to replace your furnace and can inform our residential and commercial customers when replacement is the best choice. For more information, please visit us at www.airtech-hvac.com or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today.

Three Reasons To Change Your Air Filter In Winter

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-3959 


Winter – love it or hate it, it comes once each year. And since it often brings us lower than normal temperatures matched with weather conditions such as snow and ice, we tend to rely on our heating systems more than any other appliance for the duration of the season. 

Being that our furnace or other home heating system is essential during this time of year, it is absolutely necessary to keep up with routine maintenance; just imagine being stuck in the cold over night due to a simple malfunction that could have been prevented! That being said, one of the most important things you can be doing is changing your air filters regularly. Why? We’ll tell you –
  1. Functionality: As we have said so many times before, furnaces often fail because the filter is dirty or clogged. In order to give your system life this winter (and next winter for that matter), you must change your air filters at least every 3 months, if not sooner.
  2. Energy costs: Since your furnace is used quite extensively throughout the winter months, it’s not unusual to see a spike in your energy costs. However, when your filters are dirty, your furnace will have to work even harder, causing costs to rise more. To keep energy costs at a manageable level, you’ll want to change your air filters often!
  3. Air quality: Chances are you won’t be opening your windows during the winter to receive fresh air. The good news, though, is that you don’t need to in order to keep your indoor air quality fresh and clean! By cleaning your filters often, your furnace can aid in this process.
For more information on why you should change your air filters in winter, please click here.
As one of Connecticut’s HVAC experts, we know how important it is to properly maintain your HVAC system at all times of the year. Furthermore, we also know what can happen when you don’t! If your system starts to fail this winter due to a dirty air filter, our team will be ready for help! For more information on our residential and commercial HVAC services, please visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today.

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

As an appliance that is supposed to keep your home warm, it would be quite a shock to discover that your furnace is blowing cold air. After all, if cool temperatures were what you were aiming for, chances are you would have turned the heat off all together. But like all else, furnaces aren’t perfect, and the opportunity for mishaps to occur is lingering at all times.

Here at Airtech of Stamford, we know how uncomfortable it can be when your furnace stops serving its purpose. However, before you pick up the phone in distress, it doesn’t hurt to try and figure out what might have caused the problem. If your furnace starts to emit air at less than desired temperatures this winter, you might have the following issues on your hand:
Insufficient Fuel – In order to produce heat, all furnaces need some type of fuel. If there isn’t any available (or if there is but it is being blocked), your furnace will only blow cold air since there is nothing to trigger its sense of heat.
Dirty Filter – Dirty and/or clogged filters are often the cause of many furnace malfunctions. Depending on the type and condition of your furnace, your cold air could be a result of your filter disrupting air flow.
Damaged Ducts – If your duct work is compromised in any sense, cold air can make its way into your system. Even if warm air is being produced, when it mixes with cold air it could emit an unfavorable temperature.
Have you started to notice that your home doesn’t feel as warm as the thermostat says it should be? If you suspect that your furnace is not performing properly, it’s time to give the experts at Airtech of Stamford a call. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day to assist you with all of your heating needs. To schedule an appointment for service, please give us a call at (203) 323-3959 at any time.

My Furnace Stopped Working, Now What?

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 
During the height of the winter, the last thing homeowners want is for their furnace to malfunction unexpectedly. However, though they may take every measure necessary to keep heat flowing throughout their home, emergency situations like this arise time and time again each year.

So what should you do first when your furnace stops working? Before you pick up the phone in a frenzy, look into the following:
1. Your Thermostat’s Setting: Although it sounds obvious that your thermostat should be set to “heat,” many times an improperly set thermostat is the reason why furnaces stop unexpectedly. Even when you know it has been set to heat since the beginning of the season, it isn’t uncommon for the switch to be flipped accidentally when performing household chores or simply just by walking by.
2. Your Furnace’s Filter: When your furnace stops without warning, filter related incidents are extremely common. If your filter hasn’t been cleaned or changed in the last month or so, it’s possible that too much dirt or debris has been trapped, which limits airflow and hurts your furnace’s ability to perform.
3. The Batteries: If your thermostat is powered by batteries, there is a good possibility that they need to be changed. Although your thermostat should give you some warning when the batteries are running low, it’s not unusual to miss this signal before it’s too late.
For additional furnace troubleshooting tips, click here.
If quick DIY fixes aren’t enough to get your furnace back on its feet, then it’s time to get in touch with a professional. That’s where we come in! Here at Airtech of Stamford, we are HVAC experts that specialize in residential heating. From furnace repairs to replacement, maintenance and more, our technicians can do it all! And the best part is, we offer 24 hour emergency service so that you’re not left without heat for too long. For more information on how we can help or to schedule an appointment for service, please visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959.

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!