Three Reasons To Change Your Air Filter In Winter

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


Winter – love it or hate it, it comes once each year. And since it often brings us lower than normal temperatures matched with weather conditions such as snow and ice, we tend to rely on our heating systems more than any other appliance for the duration of the season. 

Being that our furnace or other home heating system is essential during this time of year, it is absolutely necessary to keep up with routine maintenance; just imagine being stuck in the cold over night due to a simple malfunction that could have been prevented! That being said, one of the most important things you can be doing is changing your air filters regularly. Why? We’ll tell you –
  1. Functionality: As we have said so many times before, furnaces often fail because the filter is dirty or clogged. In order to give your system life this winter (and next winter for that matter), you must change your air filters at least every 3 months, if not sooner.
  2. Energy costs: Since your furnace is used quite extensively throughout the winter months, it’s not unusual to see a spike in your energy costs. However, when your filters are dirty, your furnace will have to work even harder, causing costs to rise more. To keep energy costs at a manageable level, you’ll want to change your air filters often!
  3. Air quality: Chances are you won’t be opening your windows during the winter to receive fresh air. The good news, though, is that you don’t need to in order to keep your indoor air quality fresh and clean! By cleaning your filters often, your furnace can aid in this process.
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As one of Connecticut’s HVAC experts, we know how important it is to properly maintain your HVAC system at all times of the year. Furthermore, we also know what can happen when you don’t! If your system starts to fail this winter due to a dirty air filter, our team will be ready for help! For more information on our residential and commercial HVAC services, please visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 323-3959 today.

Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959 

When it comes to distributing heat throughout your home, there are several systems that can be installed; for example, a gas furnace, electric heat pump or geothermal heat pump. While you might be more familiar with one over another, it’s always better to research the available opportunities before selecting a system since a fear of the unknown could cause you to lose out on overall comfort and possibly even some savings.

Now ask yourself this – are you familiar with geothermal heat pumps? An alternative to traditional gas furnaces, geothermal heat pumps have pros and cons of their own that must be considered before you can say you’ve made an educated decision on your next home seating system. Not sure what they are? We’ve outlined a few of them for you below:

Pros

  • Operating costs for the system are generally lower and can save you 30 to 60 percent on your heating costs, according to The Family Handyman.
  • Since it relies on natural renewable resources to heat your home, you won’t subject you or your family members to undesirable gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
  • The amount of noise created by the system is lower than others due to its design.

Cons

  • Installation costs are much higher than other heating systems. Unlike gas furnaces, for example, the installation process for geothermal heat pumps includes drilling deep into the ground.
  • The opportunity for expansion or further construction around your home can be limited due to the extensive installation process and overall placement.
  • DIY troubleshooting and installation is unlikely due to the complexity of the system.
Now that you know some of the pros and cons of a geothermal heat pump, do you feel that the benefits outweigh the negatives for your situation? If you’re in the market for a new geothermal heating system, contact Airtech of Stamford for help! Our home heating experts are fully educated on the installation process and can offer you a solution that best meets the needs of your home. To schedule your FREE estimate for one, please give us a call at (203) 323-3959 today.

Reduce Cooling Costs This Summer

Airtech of Stamford

21 Anthony Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-3959
 

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.

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!