As we’re sure you’ve probably already heard, maintenance is a necessary process that must be completed on a regular basis for all of your home’s major appliances. But why? Well, without it, there is a good chance that you will have to replace some of your most expensive purchases sooner than typically expected.
Specifically focusing on your HVAC unit, it is generally recommended that you have your system inspected by a professional in the fall and of course, the spring, so that the proper maintenance can be completed. But until you are able to make an appointment, here are a few things you can do on your own in the meantime:
Walk around the exterior of your unit and make sure that there is nothing within its path for at least two feet on all sides. That means clearing vegetation and any other debris and even outdoor furniture.
Make sure that the ground around your unit still stands solid and firm. Especially if your unit is resting on something other than just the ground, you’ll want to make sure everything is still in its place and holding up properly.
Look into a better filter for your system. If you are unsure of what type of filter you should be looking for, a professional like Airtech of Stamford can assist you when visiting your home. Regardless, though, it is a good idea to at least put together a schedule for changing or cleaning the filter so that you never go too long without doing so.
Have you made an appointment for your spring maintenance check-up yet? If not, give Airtech of Stamford a call today! Our expert technicians can perform top of the line maintenance to ensure that your system is ready for the start of the new season. For more information, please visit us at www.airtech-hvac.com or give us a call at (203) 323-3959; we’re waiting to hear from you!
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.
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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.
When your furnace starts to fail, one of the most common suggestions is to check to see if your pilot light is performing up to par. But what exactly is the pilot light? What should you be looking for? In essence, your pilot light is the small blue flame that lights the gas when your furnace turns on. Since it’s one of the main triggers that gets your heat flowing, chances are you would find yourself awfully cold if it happened to go out. The good news, however, is that there are several simple DIY approaches that you can take to try and relight the flame yourself before entering into panic mode. To make things easier for you, we’ve outlined three of these troubleshooting tips below:
Clean the tip of the pilot light. Over time, it isn’t unusual for the tip to become covered with residue from the gas that is lit when passing through. However, when it is blocked, it can prevent gas from passing through in the future.
Make sure your thermocouple is in direct line of the pilot light. Since the thermocouple’s purpose is to detect the heat that your pilot light produces, if it ever shifts out of place, it will fail to register that your system is up and running and cause the pilot light to continue to stay out.
Check to see if you have enough gas. When your system starts to run low, your pilot light may have trouble staying lit since it doesn’t have that much gas to work with. Since pilot lights and gas work hand in hand, it’s important to make sure you have enough in your tank at all times.
However, if your pilot light has trouble staying lit and you can’t seem to detect the source of the problem, it’s time to call in a professional. If you’re located in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan or elsewhere in lower Fairfield County, CT, make Airtech of Stamford the professional you call! Our team of residential and commercial HVAC experts have the heating solutions you need in order to revive your system. For more information on how we can help or to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our technicians, please give us a call at (203) 323-3959.
Now that things are finally cooling off and the temperatures are starting to drop, it’s likely that you’re checking out your heating system to make sure it’s ready to keep you warm. Although quite simple, changing the air filters on your system regularly at the height of any season is one of the most important forms of maintenance needed to keep your system running efficiently. And while it is such an easy thing to do, it is often one of the most overlooked tasks by homeowners when it comes to performing routine maintenance – but it shouldn’t be! The following are 5 reasons why it’s so important to change your air filters on a regular basis:
It extends the life of your HVAC system.
It keeps energy costs down by reducing the amount of energy your system needs to use.
It helps to maintain your indoor air quality by lessening the amount of allergens that build up in your system.
It keeps your heating system clean, therefore reducing the likelihood that you’ll need major repairs in the future.
It’s an easy, inexpensive fix that can prevent your system from breaking down all together.
At Airtech of Stamford, we recommend changing your air filters at least once a month in order to make sure your heating system is able to do its job – and we want to help! For more information or to schedule an appointment to have a technician service your system, please visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!