How To Keep The Air From Your A/C Inside This Summer

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

Have you ever had your A/C running for hours on end only to realize that the air wasn’t keeping your room cool? If so, we know just how frustrating and even alarming this can be. However, just because your home hasn’t reached desired temps doesn’t mean that your system is on the fritz – it could simply just be a sign that there are cracks that need to be sealed.


To ensure that the air coming out of your air conditioner doesn’t escape before it has the chance to cool you down this summer, be sure to do the following:
  1. Inspect all windows and doors for signs of cracks where air may be leaking from. If any are present, add caulk or weatherstripping where necessary.
  2. Check any visible insulation for dirty spots – this could be a sign of air leaks and mold. Should leaks have formed, seal them by using a low-expansion spray or install house flashing if needed.
  3. Similar to the way you looked for dirty spots in your insulation, check for dirty spots on your ceiling paint and carpet too. When this is evident, there may be air leaks where your walls meet your ceilings and floors. Once again, this requires caulking!
  4. If your kitchen has an exhaust fan, cover it when it isn’t needed to prevent cool air from slipping through the cracks.
  5. Install foam gaskets behind your home’s outlets and switch plates. Though these are a small feature of the home, they can cause leaks in a big way!
For more tips on how to seal air leaks and keep the cool air in this summer, check out this article from Energy.gov.

Since your air conditioner works hard to produce cool air, it’s important to make sure that all of its efforts don’t go to waste! If after sealing off all possible leaks you are still concerned about your air conditioner’s performance, give the expert technicians here at Airtech of Stamford a call! For over five decades we have been serving the communities of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan, Connecticut, and we would be happy to serve you next!

For more information about our commercial and residential cooling services, please give us a call at (203) 323-3959 or visit www.airtech-hvac.com.

Tips For Cleaning Your Condenser Coils

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

Just like your air filters need changing, your air conditioner’s condenser coils need cleaning. As part of an intricate system that works to maintain the temperature of your home, it’s important to pay just as much attention to this component in order to keep everything running smoothly.


Today, we’re taking the time to outline the steps it takes to clean condenser coils so that you can be prepared for the start of the summer season:

How to clean your condenser coils
Step 1: Before you do anything, turn off the A/C. And we don’t just mean the power button, we mean disconnect it completely so that power is no longer running to it.

Step 2: If plant life has gotten in the way of your system, you’ll need to trim it back so that it doesn’t wind up inside of the unit during the cleaning process. Not to mention, it will make getting close to the unit easier for you!

Step 3: Using a screwdriver or a nut driver (depending on the type of system you have and how it is put together), remove the outer case so that you can begin to access the interior.

Step 4: Take off the top of the air conditioner. If your air conditioner is set up in a way that the fan assembly is located on the top, be cautious of how you are handling it so that you don’t wind up damaging it.

Step 5: Begin to clean off the fan blades, the fan motor and the shaft. Then, move onto the condenser coils and remove any dirt that you see – a whisk broom can aid with this process.

Step 6: Using a coil cleaner, remove the additional dirt that has been trapped between the coils and then rinse. But be careful about how you do so – not only should you be gentle, but you should also definitely cover anything related to the system’s wiring.

Step 7: Last but not least, check the coils for any damage and make sure that none have been bent. If they have, you can straighten them out using a “fin comb.” Once you’re sure everything is in the right place, you can reassemble the unit back to its original state.

Still have questions about how to get the job done? Call Airtech of Stamford! We are a team of HVAC experts that is ready to help you with all of your cooling needs. For more information about what we can do for your air conditioner this summer, including maintenance programs, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959.

Air Conditioning Mistakes To Avoid

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

At this point, you are probably well aware of what you should be doing in order to feel confident that your A/C can keep you cool this summer. But what about all of the things that you shouldn’t be doing – such as the actions (or lack thereof) that could damage your system before you even have the chance to truly enjoy its benefits? Since what you shouldn’t do is just as important as what you should do, we put together the following list of mistakes to avoid for you to follow during the upcoming season:

    Mistakes to avoid with your Connecticut air conditioner

  1. No Maintenance: It is so important for property owners to be aware of the role that maintenance plays in an air conditioner’s success. When the unit is not properly cleaned and the air filters are not changed, for example, it becomes increasingly difficult for the system to work properly. If you’re still in need of your pre-summer A/C maintenance, the team here at Airtech of Stamford is ready to help!
  2. Constant Adjustments: Although it’s only natural to feel warmer or colder at certain points of the day, constantly changing the temperature is a no-no when it comes to your A/C. By making adjustments regularly, the system is then required to constantly jump between settings and has to work even harder.
  3. Poor Placement: Placement is key for both your comfort and even your utility bills. When choosing where the system is located (regardless of the type) it’s important to consider the weather it will be subjected to as well as any obstacles that could present a problem. For example, you definitely don’t want to place an A/C near vegetation, since the debris can clog the coils!
For an additional list of air conditioning mistakes to avoid this summer, please click here.

If this summer you find yourself in need of air conditioning repair or replacement services in Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan or Darien CT, be sure to contact Airtech of Stamford for help! We are experts in all things HVAC and can solve any A/C concern in no time. For more information about our services, please visit www.airtech-hvac.com or give us a all at (203) 323-3959 today.

Things To Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Airtech of Stamford
21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

As we start to approach the summer months, many homeowners can be found inspecting their A/C to determine whether or not it will be able to hold on for another season. And when it can’t, the good news is that it is still early enough to replace it with enough time to spare before it becomes an essential. 


However, being that an air conditioner is a large expense that you most likely only hope to have a few times in your life, it’s important to feel confident in all decisions pertaining to the project. 

If replacing your air conditioner is an endeavor that you will need to take on this spring, here are a few things you should consider first:

Things to consider before replacing your air conditioner in Stamford, Connecticut
Size Requirements: Not all air conditioners are equipped to handle the same amount of space. Therefore, before settling on a model, it’s important to measure the rooms you are looking to cool! Depending on the size of your home or the specific rooms you are focusing on, the possible units will vary greatly.

Projected Lifespan: As you do your research about the possible models you can have installed, keep an eye out for any information related to how long it is expected to last. So long as you properly maintain the system and have it inspected on a regular basis, you should expect to have it for at least 10 years, but likely more.

The Contractor: Although it is the make and model of the air conditioner that you should be most concerned about, you must also carefully consider the contractor that you hire to install it too. If you’re located in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or New Canaan, CT, you can rest assured knowing that your A/C is in good hands when you choose to work with Airtech of Stamford!

By knowing how much space you need to cool, how long a system will work and choosing a reputable contractor, the process of replacing your air conditioner can be a piece of cake!

For more information about air conditioning in Stamford and how Airtech of Stamford can help you prepare your home for the warmer months that lie ahead, please visit www.airtech-hvac.com or call (203) 323-3959.

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!