Heating and Cooling From The Ground Up: Geothermal Systems

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959
 
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Since heating and cooling systems are necessary for total comfort in your home, it’s important to pick one that meets your expectations while also staying within your budget. In addition to your standard HVAC systems, geothermal systems are a great alternative that work to heat and cool your home by using energy that comes directly from the ground. And the best part is, your heating and cooling costs are likely to be reduced since you’re using a natural energy source! Thanks to HGTV Remodels, we’ve collected a few facts about geothermal systems that can help you make an educated decision when it comes to choosing a heating and cooling system:

  1. Geothermal systems are ground and water source heat pumps that move heat from one place to another.
  2. Home geothermal systems use the temperature of the ground to heat and cool your home.
  3. In the winter, the warmth from the ground is directed into a heat pump to warm the home, while in the summer the heat is removed from the home through the pumps.
  4. Starting roughly at $15,000, the majority of the cost is a result of needed to dig deep into the earth in order to install your system.
  5. Systems are available in open or closed loops. Open loop systems use water from an outside source for productivity, while closed loop systems keep water or antifreeze sealed within the system.

For more information on geothermal systems, click here.

At Airtech of Stamford, we pride ourselves on our ability to help our customers choose a heating and cooling system that best meets their needs. That’s why our technicians are fully educated in the HVAC field and are available to assist you in choosing a system that satisfies your preferences while also keeping your location and budget in mind. For information on how to have a geothermal system installed at your home, or for help with any heating or cooling problem, contact us at (203) 323-3959 and speak with one of our experts today!

Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959
 
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It’s officially summertime, and that means you probably have your windows shut tight and your air conditioners on full blast. But as the heat continues to rise and you start to leave your cooling units on longer, not only are you putting more wear and tear on your system, but your likely sending your cooling bills through the roof. This summer, make a conscious effort to take care of your A/C and lengthen its lifespan by following these few simple tips on how to keep cool:

  • Set your thermostat slightly higher when you’re not home. This will still keep your house cool but without using as much energy as it would when you’re home. 
  • Don’t turn your unit on and off every time you enter or leave the house. Turning it on several times a day can actually increase your bill since it takes more energy to cool the house back down once the temperature has risen.
  • Be sure to keep electric devices such as lamps, TVs and computers away from your thermostat. Your unit can actually sense the heat radiating from these appliances, and therefore will use more energy and stay on longer.
  • Try your best to place all units on a shaded side of your house. Units that operate in the shade tend to use less electricity than ones that are placed in direct sunlight.

At Airtech of Stamford, we understand how important it is to be able to keep your home cool during the summer. After all, no one likes to be uncomfortable, and that’s why we pride ourselves on our ability to supply systems that are sure to exceed your comfort expectations all throughout the year. Keep your cool this summer by contacting us today; (203) 323-3959.

Choose Airtech of Stamford!

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

With the official start of summer just two days away, it’s time to make sure your air conditioners are ready to keep you cool during those hot summer days and nights. If you notice that your air conditioner seems a little rusty, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a professional and get it tuned up, or, you may find yourself in the market to have a new one installed. Either way, choose Airtech of Stamford to get the job done!

Airtech of Stamford is a heating and air conditioning contractor serving the Connecticut and lower New York state counties.With over 50 years of experience in the HVAC industry, we are well versed on heating and cooling units and excel in our ability to repair, replace and maintain your HVAC systems!

Available for work in both the commercial and residential sectors, we provide 24 hour service, 7 days a week, to assist you with all of your HVAC needs. The following are just some of the services we offer to the residential and commercial sectors:

Residential:
– Replacements
Indoor air quality systems
Heat recovery systems
Ductless air conditioning systems
– Residential zone control systems
– Preventative maintenance programs

Commercial:
– Air quality and filtration systems
– Ductless air conditioning
– Ventilation and exhaust systems
– Humidification
– Computer controlled comfort systems
– Preventative maintenance programs

For a complete list of services or for more information on how we can help, contact us at (203) 323-3959 or visit us on our website at www.airtec-hvac.com.

Benefits of Ductless A/C Systems

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-3959
 
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If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner to keep you cool this summer, it’s important to consider all the possibilities before making a purchase. Aside from your standard cooling unit, ductless air conditioners have grown in popularity, providing a new way for property owners to cool their space. Essentially, ductless air conditioners are made just how they sound – with no duct work. Check out these benefits of ductless air conditioners to help you decide which kind of cooling system you’ll invest in next:

Energy Efficient: Since these units don’t use ducts, there is no place for air to be lost. Ultimately, the only place the air has to go is out of the unit and into the room, instead of traveling through ducts first. In addition to reducing the amount of energy lost and used, these systems also prove to be beneficial for your cooling bill, since they come with multiple thermostats allowing you to adjust where and for how long it is in use.

Safe: When compared to typical window or wall air conditioners, ductless systems are often considered to be safer. This is because they don’t use combustible fuels and don’t really require any ventilation.

Space Saver: Unlike bulky units, ductless systems are designed in a way that they can be suspended from ceilings or hung from the top of the walls. This means you’ll no longer lose your window space for the summer!

Quiet: Say goodbye to noisy air conditioners that keep you cool but also keep you up at night. Installation of ductless air conditioners means that compressors and condensers are now located outside the unit, keeping it quiet indoors.

For more benefits of ductless A/C systems, click here.

Are you ready to make the switch to ductless units? Here at Airtech of Stamford, we are available to install ductless systems to both the commercial and residential sectors. With over 50 years of experience, we understand the importance of being comfortable in your home or commercial building, which is why we offer services that can help! For more information on ductless A/Cs or to have one installed, contact us at (203) 323-3959 and speak with a representative today!

DIY Tips to Maintain your HVAC System in Summer

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-3959
An HVAC (or heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system, is a system designed to provide comfort to both commercial and residential buildings throughout all seasons. Since these systems are so important to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home or commercial building, it’s imperative that they are taken care of and properly maintained in order to ensure effective performance. Especially as the weather gets warmer and you crank up the A/C, you’ll want to be sure your system is ready to go. To keep your cool this summer, check out these DIY tips to maintain your HVAC system:
  • Remove any leaves or debris that may have built up around your outdoor unit during the winter and spring seasons.
  • Keep all plant life and vegetation at least 2 feet away from each side of your outdoor unit and make sure to trim any grass or plants that get too close.
  • Place your unit in a shady spot if at all possible. By shading your system, it can prove to be at least 10% more efficient during the summer season than if it were in the sun.
  • Check your filter at least once a month and replace if necessary. Dirty or clogged filters can be damaging to performance ability.
  • Clean your unit’s fan blades and coils at the start of each cooling season. Make sure to clean off all debris from the inside as well and brush off any dust or dirt that may have built up on the the blades or inside the unit itself.

For more DIY tips to help you with your HVAC system, visit the DIY Network

Last but not least, make an effort to schedule an appointment with a professional at the start of every summer to make sure your unit is ready to help you beat the heat. That’s where we come in! With over 50 years of experience, we understand how important preventative maintenance is in order to keep your systems running efficiently. That’s why at Airtech of Stamford, we are available to perform seasonal maintenance checks and offer annual preventive maintenance programs.

Start summer the right way by making an appointment with us to have your system serviced; call us at (203) 323-3959 today!