Why Call Airtech of Stamford For Your Heating Needs?

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

 

Why choose Airtech of Stamford for heating in Connecticut?

With the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting colder, it’s that time of year where most Connecticut residents are probably getting ready to turn their heat on full blast. But, even when you’ve taken every precautionary measure and performed maintenance on your heating system from top to bottom, we know that situations come up where a professional is required – if you’re located in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or New Canaan, Connecticut, that professional is us.

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Things To Do Before You Turn Your Furnace On

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

Although it may seem rather simple, heating up your home requires more work than just flipping on the switch for your furnace. However, many property owners are often unaware of even the simplest of tasks that must be completed first, which can unfortunately be the reason that their system doesn’t work as it should when the temperatures drop. But since you’ve come across this post, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t be one of them! Let’s take a look at some of the things you must do before turning your furnace on for good:


Things To Do Before You Turn Your Furnace On
Replace the air filter: If your filter hasn’t been touched since last winter, chances are that much dirt and debris has built up during the spring and summer seasons. If you have a disposable filter in your system currently, start fresh in the fall by replacing it entirely. Doing so will ensure that your furnace operates properly from the start of the season!

Rearrange furniture: Believe it or not, your furniture has a major impact on your furnace’s ability to heat things up. If the area surrounding your furnace has become storage space, you may have unknowingly placed a box or bin in front of your system, blocking something that needs to be kept open. Additionally, if you have couches, beds or tables directly in front of radiators, it makes it rather difficult for the heat to circulate throughout the room. Therefore, you’ll need to do a bit of rearranging before your system kicks in!

Inspect equipment: Starting with the furnace’s blower belt if your system is so equipped, make sure that it hasn’t been damaged since the last time you used it. If it has, you’ll need to contact an HVAC expert like ourselves to repair the part – something you’ll want to do way before days and nights become unbearably cold. And aside from the furnace itself, you’ll want to check your breaker to guarantee that power is even making its way to the system.

Test your alarms: Okay, this one isn’t directly related to your furnace’s success, but it is related to safety! Considering that furnaces may produce carbon monoxide, it is essential that you have carbon monoxide detectors strategically placed throughout your home or commercial building. Before your system kicks in, make sure that they are still able to alert you in the event of an emergency, and if not, replace the batteries or the alarm itself right away.

Get an inspection: When it all comes down to it, the best thing you can do before you turn your furnace on is have it inspected by a professional. For those of you located in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or New Canaan, Connecticut, we at Airtech of Stamford are available to help commercial and residential customers with all furnace needs. Not only can we inspect your equipment, but we can also provide you with solutions where needed if any problems should arise!

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Fall Furnace Maintenance Tips

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

Fall furnace maintenance tips


Well, tomorrow is officially the first day of fall, and that means the day when we turn our furnace on is drawing near. Since you’ve been relying on your air conditioner for the past few months rather than your heater, it’s important to pay attention to your furnace well before you really need it to double check that it is still in good working order. Here are a few fall furnace maintenance tips we encourage you to use when you get started:

Turn it off: Most importantly, don’t begin any work until you turn off your furnace completely. If you aren’t sure where the switch to do so is located, check by the top of your basement stairs; if it isn’t there, start looking on the walls near the system. Then, head on over to your oil tank or gas pipe and turn off the fuel shutoff as well to ensure that your furnace isn’t being supplied with either of these products as you work.

Clean out the combustion chamber: Once you’re sure that your system is turned off, remove the door leading to your combustion chamber so that you have full access to it. Then, using a vacuum, suck up any dirt that has built up over time. As soon as you’re done, make sure to check for any holes that may have formed due to corrosion and seal if needed.

Change the air filter: We simply can’t say it enough – one of the most important parts of furnace maintenance is changing the air filter. Even though your furnace has been dormant for the past few months, it’s still a good idea to put in a fresh filter at the start of fall – you want your system to work as efficiently as it should, right?

Wipe down the pilot: Since the pilot is the part of your system that encourages heat to start flowing, you’ll want to make sure it isn’t covered with any dirt that could get in the way. Cleaning it is simple – just wipe off the dust until it is as good as new! If you need to get into tight spaces, the Family Handyman suggests using a straw to help.

Contact a professional: After you’ve completed the easier tasks, contact your local HVAC specialist to have professional maintenance performed. Though you may feel confident that you’ve done it all, only an expert can guarantee that your system is ready to go.

When you get to tip number 5, contact a professional, be sure to consider Airtech of Stamford if you’re located in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or New Canaan, Connecticut. We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to help and would be more than willing to assist with your fall maintenance. To make an appointment with us, please call (203) 323-3959 today.

Spring Tips For Your Air Conditioner

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

Air conditioning tips for the spring

Despite the recent snowy forecast, spring is finally here! And although we aren’t ready to use our air conditioners quite yet, now is the perfect time to start checking up on your system to ensure that it’s ready for when the warm weather really sets in – spring cleaning to do list anyone? As you get ready to clean out around your home, be sure to add the following to your tasks:

  1. Change your air filters so that all dust and debris from winter weather is out of your system.
  2. Check your outdoor unit’s panels to make sure that all are in tact and have not been blown off due to wind or other winter conditions.
  3. Clear away any vegetation that has grown around or blown near your outdoor unit.
  4. Remove any covers that were placed on your air conditioner’s coils to protect it from cold winter temps.
  5. Clean supply vents and return grills so that no debris prevents air from flowing properly.
Last but not least, you’ll want to turn on your air conditioning unit to make sure that everything is working properly. While you likely won’t need it to cool you down yet, it’s better to find out if it doesn’t work prior to the summer season so that you can have any repairs completed at your leisure rather than be pressed for time. 
Here at Airtech of Stamford, we want the change in season to be as seamless as possible for you without disrupting the comfort levels of your home. If you’re in need of assistance getting your air conditioner ready for the warmer part of the year, contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!

Furnace Maintenance Tips For Winter

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

If you are located in Fairfield County or one of the surrounding areas, then you are no stranger to the arctic blasts that have recently made their way through town. That being said (and with similar conditions likely to follow) we bet that you want your furnace to continue to run as it should. After all, we know we do! The following are a few tips that you can use to avoid any bumps in the road with your heating system over the next few weeks –

  1. It’s all about the air filter! An easy task to complete (and one of the most important), air filters must be cleaned or replaced regularly. Since your filter houses the dirt and debris that would otherwise wind up in your furnace, it has the potential to become clogged and limit air flow. 
  2. After you’re done working on the air filter, the next step would be to give your system the once-over. Although your filter will trap most of the dirt passing through, some will naturally find its way into your system. To keep the mechanics of your furnace working, be sure to clean the belt, pulleys and other vital pieces too.
  3. Have your furnace inspected by a professional. If you know that your furnace is on its last legs, the best thing to do would be to have a professional assess the likelihood that it will crash; the sooner you catch potential problems, the better!
Does the thought of a malfunctioning furnace send shivers down your spine? With these simple maintenance tips, you can avoid a heating emergency that would have otherwise left you bundled in blankets. However, if your system should break down during one of the coldest nights of the year, Airtech of Stamford will be ready to help! Our technicians are available 24 hours a day to assist you with all of your heating needs. For more information on our residential and commercial heating services or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (203) 323-3959 today.