“GREEN” Tips To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

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Are you taking the initiative to go green in your home? For some, going green sounds like an intimidating task, but in reality, it’s actually quite simple! Throughout the summer, it can be easy to get caught up in using your air conditioner to keep cool, but there are a variety of other eco-friendly approaches to beating the heat. Thanks to WebMD, we’ve collected a few ways that you can go green in your home for the rest of the summer:

  • When you’re not home, close your windows and blinds to keep your home cool without using your air conditioner. 
  • On cool nights, open your windows to help air circulate throughout your home.
  • Use heavy appliances such as irons and washing machines late at night or early in the morning. Since these items give off heat, it’s best to avoid using them during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs; not only do they generate less heat, but they’re also good for the environment!
  • Keep air conditioner filters clean! Dirty filters will limit airflow and cause your system to work harder and run longer.
  • Set your thermostat as high as possible without sacrificing comfort. When you’re home, we suggest keeping your thermostat at around 78 degrees!

By following these simple tips, you can create a more energy efficient home that still keeps you cool!

At Airtech of Stamford, we offer indoor air comfort solutions for residential, industrial and commercial customers. It is our goal to ensure that you feel completely comfortable in your home all throughout the year, so we will work to provide you with the best heating and cooling system possible. For more information on how we can help, visit our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today!

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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What comes to mind when you think of “air quality” and “pollution?” When prompted with these terms, most people tend to relate them to something outdoors. Truth be told, however, the air inside our homes and buildings is also susceptible to pollution, and it often proves to more polluted then the air outside. Since we spend a lot of our time in our homes, schools and office buildings, it’s extremely important to make sure we’re breathing clean air that is free of pollutants. The following are a few tipsthat you can use to help improve your indoor air quality to ensure that you’re not exposed to any harmful allergens or pollutants:

  1. Keep Floors Clean: By cleaning your floors routinely, you can help prevent a dust build up from forming throughout your home. According to WebMD, chemicals and allergens can accumulate in household dust, so by keeping your floors clean, you help reduce the amount of pollutants you are exposed to.
  2. Monitor Humidity: Homes and buildings that are humid are more likely to develop mold or dust mites. By maintaining a humidity level of 30 to 50%, you can keep such pollutants under control. Consider using a dehumidifier to help reduce the amount of moisture in your home.
  3. Choose Fragrance-Free Products: Although cleaning products are often purchased because of their fresh scent, synthetic fragrances actually emit several chemicals into the air during use. To keep your air clean, look for fragrance free or naturally scented products instead.

Are you struggling with your indoor air quality? At Airtech of Stamford, we can help! We are available to assist those in both the commercial and residential markets with their indoor air quality by providing top of the line air quality and filtration systems. For more information on how we can help, contact us today at (203) 323-3959!

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BTU Guide For Choosing a New Air Conditioner

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In the midst of summer, one might do just about anything to lower the temperature in their home when the heat becomes overbearing. In fact, many people often consider purchasing an additional air conditioner or seek to replace their current one with a larger model since they believe it will do a better job at cooling down a room. However, the truth is, bigger isn’t always better, and purchasing an air conditioner that is not properly sized for your room actually proves to be less effective and ends up costing you more money in the long run.

Before you make a decision on which unit you will purchase, you must first determine the square footage of the area that must be cooled. This will ensure that you select a unit with the proper BTU measurement, which is the ultimate factor in keeping a room cool. To help you figure out what size A/C you need for your home, look for the square footage of your space below and take note of the BTUs needed:
  • 100 – 150 square feet: 5,000 BTUs
  • 150 – 250 square feet: 6,000 BTUs
  • 250 – 300 square feet: 7,000 BTUs
  • 300 – 350 square feet: 8,000 BTUs
  • 350 – 400 square feet: 9,000 BTUs
  • 400 – 450 square feet: 10,000 BTUs
  • 450 – 550 square feet: 12,000 BTUs
  • 550 – 700 square feet: 14,000 BTUs
  • 700 – 1,000 square feet: 18,000 BTUs
 For more helpful hints on how to choose a new air conditioner, click here.
Do you think it’s time to replace your air conditioner? Call Airtech of Stamford for help! We specialize in air conditioning repair and replacement and are available 24 hours a day to assist you with all of your heating and cooling needs. For more information on how we can help, visit our website or contact one of our HVAC experts at (203) 323-3959 today!

Look Out! Warning Signs That Mean You Need a New Air Conditioner

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Though they’re only used for a few months out of the year (depending on where you live, of course), air conditioners are one of the top appliances needed for your home. Without them, your home may be lacking the comfort quality it could possess, leaving you searching for alternative ways to keep cool on the hottest of days.

Since air conditioners are so important, it’s essential that you perform scheduled maintenance on yours to keep it functioning properly. Further, if you notice that your system isn’t performing the way it should, it’s important to replace it in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. The following are a few warning signs that let you know it might be time to replace your cooling system:

  • Your system is more than 10 years old.
  • Your equipment consistently needs small repairs or exhibits behavior that would result in a costly repair.
  • You notice that your energy bills are increasing.
  • Your home has difficultly maintaining a steady temperature, leaving some rooms hotter or colder than others.
  • You begin to notice that your home exhibits humidity or dust problems.

If you begin to notice any of these signs in your home, then it’s time to seriously consider replacing your cooling unit. Choose Airtech of Stamford to help! We are a heating and air conditioning contractor that has over 50 years of experience in the HVAC industry. When it comes to installing a new air conditioner, we offer only the highest quality and most technologically advanced solutions that are sure to exceed your comfort expectations.

For more information, visit our website our contact us at (203) 323-3959 and speak with one of our HVAC experts today!

Reduce Cooling Costs This Summer

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

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As the temperature outside rises, it’s only natural to lower the temperature on your air conditioner to keep your rooms as cool as possible. Further, it’s not unusual to keep your air conditioner on for a long period of time in order to keep your home comfortable all day long. But did you know that by keeping your system running longer you increase your cooling bill at the end of every month? Unfortunately, sometimes keeping cool can come at a high cost, so follow these tips to keep cool during the summer while lowering your cooling costs:

Use Fans: Instead of lowering your thermostat, use a ceiling fan or circulating fan to keep cool air flowing throughout your home. If you turn on fans while the A/C is running, you can actually raise your thermostat by 4 degrees and you won’t feel any hotter!

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Keep Blinds and Shades Shut: While it’s nice to have the summer sun shine through your windows, by keeping your blinds and shades open, your air conditioner must work harder to keep the room cool.

Raise the Thermostat: While it might sound crazy, be sure to set your A/C as high as comfortably possible throughout the day. To be even more energy efficient, set your thermostat to increase in temperature when you’re not home or asleep; this could cause your cooling bill to decrease by at least 10%!

Check Filters: Check your air conditioner’s filters at least once a month. In doing so, clean out any debris or dirt that might have built up over time in order to keep your A/C running as efficiently as possible.

For more tips on how to keep cool this summer without breaking the bank, click here.

At Airtech of Stamford, we strive to keep our customers as comfortable as possible while keeping their budget in mind. We will work with each of our customers individually to meet their needs while informing them of any new technological breakthroughs in our industry that might be pertinent to their situation. Let us help you keep cool this summer! Call us today at (203) 323-3959.