Gas vs. Oil Heating For Homes

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

Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or are thinking of ways to make the most of your current one, a popular topic of discussion is the the type of heating system a home is equipped with. In other words, does it run on oil or gas? Considering that both options have their own set of pros and cons, it’s often difficult for homeowners to decide which one is the better choice for them. But that’s why we’re here to help! As one of Connecticut’s expert HVAC contractors, we have all of the information you need to know about oil and gas heating.

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Residential Heating by Airtech of Stamford

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

Ever find yourself struggling with a heating system that just can’t seem to warm up your home when temperatures start to drop? Or, has your heating system ever given out on one of the coldest nights of the year? As a top-notch heating contractor in Stamford, Connecticut, we at Airtech of Stamford know that emergencies (and non-emergencies, of course) can happen at any time, and we also know how important it is to have them addressed right away! That’s why our team is available around the clock to help with various heating needs.

Below, we outline some of what we specialize in when it comes to residential heating in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan, Connecticut:

Gas furnace systems
Electric heat pump systems
Heat recovery systems
Air distribution systems
Geothermal heating systems
Residential zone control systems

Furthermore, we also offer preventative maintenance programs to help with the upkeep of HVAC units around the state – there’s nothing we can’t do!

For more information about our residential heating services, check out the following YouTube video, then mark our number down in your contact list in case you need assistance this fall or winter!

Residential Heating Courtesy of Airtech of Stamford

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

The trusted HVAC team at Airtech of Stamford has been assisting residential property owners with their heating equipment for over 50 years. When it comes to home heating systems, we are available to handle it all – from full installations to routine maintenance, service checks, repair and more, our team of trained specialists are prepared for any heating problem or emergency that you may need assistance with.

In the below video, we offer an additional overview of the residential heating services we offer to those in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and the rest of Lower Fairfield County:


Interested in learning more? Although spring is right around the corner, you never know when you might be in need of a heating contractor; we certainly haven’t reached those high outdoor temps yet! For more information about our residential heating services or to learn how we can help you with your air conditioning unit once the time comes, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today. 

And don’t forget to connect with us on social media! When you add us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel, you’ll have all of the important information you need to have a successful (and by successful, we mean comfortable) experience in your home.

Furnace Filter Choices

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

Airtech of Stamford, Stamford CT, Furnace Filters
Although we have entered the month where Spring is scheduled to arrive, the recent winter weather suggests that we may be relying on our heating systems for longer than desired. Therefore, it’s time to once again revisit the topic of cleaning and/or changing your furnace’s filter.

Now we know what you’re thinking – a filter is just a filter, right? Not necessarily! Before you officially swap out your current filter for a new one, there are a few factors you should consider to ensure you’re choosing one that will help keep your home warm for the rest of the season; cost and efficiency, for example. But if the variety of filter options continues to overwhelm you after you’ve narrowed down what you’re looking to spend, we’ve outlined a few of the possibilities to provide more insight into what each entails:
Disposable FiberglassAn inexpensive model, these air filters are enough to get the job done in terms of protecting your heating system so that it can continue to run. However, they are known to have little effect on indoor air quality.
Disposable PleatedComposed of polyester or cotton paper, disposable pleated air filters do a good job of removing smaller particles and are also typically cost effective. But, keep in mind that these absolutely need to be changed regularly, so your maintenance schedule must be on point to utilize these filters to their fullest potential.
Permanent ElectrostaticWith an approximate MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values) rating of 8, these products come with removable, machine washable filters that can be reused for an extended period of time – so long as you keep up with them that is!
Of course, the best way to determine which filter is most efficient for your system is to speak with a professional who is well educated in the make and model. Are you not sure which filters you should be using? If you’re in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or New Canaan, Connecticut and have questions and your heating system, contact us at (203) 323-3959 for help today!

Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

When it comes to distributing heat throughout your home, there are several systems that can be installed; for example, a gas furnace, electric heat pump or geothermal heat pump. While you might be more familiar with one over another, it’s always better to research the available opportunities before selecting a system since a fear of the unknown could cause you to lose out on overall comfort and possibly even some savings.

Now ask yourself this – are you familiar with geothermal heat pumps? An alternative to traditional gas furnaces, geothermal heat pumps have pros and cons of their own that must be considered before you can say you’ve made an educated decision on your next home seating system. Not sure what they are? We’ve outlined a few of them for you below:

Pros

  • Operating costs for the system are generally lower and can save you 30 to 60 percent on your heating costs, according to The Family Handyman.
  • Since it relies on natural renewable resources to heat your home, you won’t subject you or your family members to undesirable gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
  • The amount of noise created by the system is lower than others due to its design.

Cons

  • Installation costs are much higher than other heating systems. Unlike gas furnaces, for example, the installation process for geothermal heat pumps includes drilling deep into the ground.
  • The opportunity for expansion or further construction around your home can be limited due to the extensive installation process and overall placement.
  • DIY troubleshooting and installation is unlikely due to the complexity of the system.
Now that you know some of the pros and cons of a geothermal heat pump, do you feel that the benefits outweigh the negatives for your situation? If you’re in the market for a new geothermal heating system, contact Airtech of Stamford for help! Our home heating experts are fully educated on the installation process and can offer you a solution that best meets the needs of your home. To schedule your FREE estimate for one, please give us a call at (203) 323-3959 today.