Spring Maintenance Checklist For Your HVAC Unit

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

 

Spring HVAC Maintenance, Airtech of Stamford

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

True or False? Common HVAC Myths

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959
 

As you get ready to switch from summer mode to fall mode, you’re probably making some adjustments to your HVAC system. Since weather conditions are changing and your system is about to perform different functions, we believe that the time between seasons is the perfect time to perform routine maintenance. But don’t act too quickly! There are many HVAC myths floating around that could alter the actions you take and prevent you from doing something that you should.

Before you make any decisions about your HVAC system, check out the truth behind some of the most common HVAC myths below:

Myth: “I don’t need to change my air filters regularly.”
Truth: Dirty filters are one of the leading causes of improper HVAC performance. The dirtier your filters get, the less efficiently your system will run, so it’s crucial that you change your air filters on a regular basis, whether it be weekly or monthly.

Myth: “The higher or lower I set my thermostat, the faster it will work.”
Truth: The purpose of your thermostat is to instruct your system when to turn on and off based on the temperature in the room. It will not work any harder or faster if you raise or lower the temperature depending on the season.

Myth: “It doesn’t matter where my thermostat is located.”
Truth: Thermostats read the temperature of where they are installed, so if there is a heat source near by, such as a lamp or other electronic device, it may assume an inaccurate temperature.

Myth: “Routine maintenance is not necessary, I’ll fix it when it breaks.”
Truth: HVAC units must be maintained on a regular basis to lengthen their lifespan and ensure quality performance. Checking up on it regularly can also help you avoid any serious repairs in the future.

Do you need to schedule an appointment to have your HVAC system serviced before fall? Call Airtech of Stamford today! We are available to perform preventative maintenance checks and service your existing units to guarantee your comfort all throughout the year. For more information, contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!