Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner

Buying an air conditioner is essential for parts of the world where heat and humidity is high and unbearable. Air conditioner comes in various shapes and sizes, and their efficiency is determined by the ability to cool an area. Here are tips for buying a new air conditioner.

  1. Decide on the air conditioner unit size and shape. Choose between wall mounted or window mounted as per the requirement and purpose.
  2. Take into account the area the air conditioner would cover. The greater the BTU (British Thermal Units), the greater the cooling capacity.
  3. Pick an air conditioner that does not overcool the room. On the other hand, it should not be an air conditioner that barely cools the house.
  4. Check the noise level of the air conditioner. Window mounted air conditioners are a bit noisy compared to wall mounted air conditioners.
  5. Check for proper grill design in an air conditioner to direct the cool air up and down, right and left.
  6. Look for a model which has inbuilt filters to purify air allergens and dust particles.
  7. Choose a model which has a dehumidifier. This will help reduce moisture in the room.
  8. Look for a model that has a built-in timer to switch the unit on or off on schedule.

Call Bruni & Campisi – Air Conditioning Repair Contractor

For air conditioning maintenance, call Bruni & Campisi. They have licensed service technicians who are knowledgeable and experienced to perform maintenance.

If you need the air conditioning repair, then feel free to call Bruni & Campisi at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT). You can also email at info@brucaminc.com.

Services provided in Westchester County and Yonkers in New York, and Connecticut including Greenwich and Stamford.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioning System

The average household spends more than $2,500 a year on energy bills; $1,100 of that goes to heating and $1,400 goes toward keeping the home cool. This is a good amount of money, and if you are spending so much it is worth taking measures to get the most out of the air conditioning system.

Get the most out of your air conditioning system:

  1. Get a programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat can save up to 15 percent on your cooling costs because the system activates only when needed. Every degree below 78 degrees raises your energy bill by 3 to 4 percent.
  2. Regular maintenance: Check your HVAC filter regularly. During summer, the filter will likely need to be washed or replaced at-least once a month. Clean the evaporator coils annually, straightening any bent ones.
  3. Shut some vents: Shut the vents in rarely used rooms so you’re not cooling them unnecessarily.
  4. Maintain your furnace: Central air uses the same blower and air ducts, so have annual service checks to make sure it’s running at its finest efficiency.
  5. Get air conditioner service every year: Air conditioners lose about 5 percent of their efficiency every year if you don’t have them serviced.
  6. Keep cool air in, hot air out: Prevent leakage of cool air by sealing around the HVAC unit and ducts, seams and connections. Wrap the ducts in insulation. If the ducts pass through an attic space, consider insulating that too.
  7. Close your windows and drapes during the day to exclude the hot air: Avoid opening windows and drapes during the day. Install interior or exterior blinds, shutters, shades or awnings, particularly on south-facing or west-facing windows.

Best Home Air Conditioning Service and Repair

Westchester County and Yonkers NY

Bruni & Campisi Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is a licensed and certified air conditioning service and repair company. We have more than 35 years of experiences. We provide all kinds of air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance services for both residential and commercial purposes. Our professionals are available 24 hours a day. Call us today for air conditioning repair or maintenance at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT).
We also provide our service in Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut.

When to Replace Your Air Conditioner

When an air conditioner does not function properly, we tend to think of repairing it.Repairing may seem to be the most affordable solution, but it might not be the best choice because eventually repairing costs can be more than replacing it. You need to replace your air conditioner when you see one or more of the signs mentioned below:

  • Repairing cost nearing 50% of the air conditioner value: When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of your heating or cooling system, it is generally time to replace the system.
  • 12 years running: Many tend to think that air conditioning can run for decades and the manufacturer promises so. However, most air conditioners are not designed to last more than roughly 10 years. So, if your air conditioner is aging,better replace it.Replacing an aging and worn out air conditioner can actually have a number of benefits including increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and reduced carbon emissions.
  • Need for frequent repairs: If an air conditioner is showing need for frequent repair especially when those repairs get progressively more expensive, it is a sign that it is time for a replacement. Though it may cost more money for new air conditioning installation upfront, it saves money by eliminating the need for continuously costly repair.
  • Temperature inconsistencies:An air conditioner with temperature inconsistencies even after repaircan beanother sign for replacement.

Air Conditioner Repair and Installation Services in Connecticut

If your air conditioner is not responding to repairs or is aging, then contact Bruni & Campisi Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We have been providing air conditioning repair and installation services for more than 35 years throughout Westchester County and Yonkers in New York, Stamford and Greenwich in Connecticut. Call us at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT). We are available 24 hours at your service.

Flush a Radiator

A radiator is the part that keeps the heater cool. Once sludge and rust build up inside the radiator it becomes less effective and the performance of the heater becomes less efficient. A regular radiator flush can help maintain the heater and increase its lifespan.

A clean heater doesn’t just look nice it also works well. And if it works more efficiently, then it’s using less fuel. There are easy steps to flushing a radiator.

  • Make sure the power line is off.
  • Use an air compressor or a hair dryer to blow out dust.
  • Once the dust has been loosened, vacuum it out using a narrow nozzle or radiator brush.
  • Clean the radiator with warm soapy water.
  • Turn the radiator back on.

 

For Heater Maintenance Services Call Bruni & Campisi

Our fully stocked fleet of radio dispatched service trucks are ready 24/7 for heating, plumbing and air conditioning repair. We can also provide an annual maintenance plan. Regular maintenance can help you to take corrective measures for any problem that may arise.

If you live in Westchester County, NY, Greenwich or Stamford in CT, and you need the assistance of a heating contractor, call Bruni & Campisi at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT).

What to do When a Hot Water Heater is Not Working

When a hot water heater doesn’t work, especially during winter, it is frustrating. There can be many things wrong, including:

  1. Needs repairing.
  2. Needs to replace certain elements.
  3. Require changing of controls.

The traditional line voltage control water heater with 120, 208 and 240 volts of electricity can be repaired or parts replaced. However, the new microprocessor types might be difficult to repair and require a complete new unit.

Some things to keep in mind while performing any kind of self-servicing:

  • Use the wiring diagram supplied with or affixed to your water heater. If you are unable to locate a wiring diagram or are unaware of the wiring system, then contact your water heater’s manufacturer.
  • Become familiar with the operation of your multi-meter before undertaking any servicing project. Different meters allow measurement of voltage and resistance differently.
  • Switch off power before you start checking the control system.
  • Do not hesitate to call a professional contractor.

Call Bruni & Campisi for Water Heater Repair

If your hot water heater is not working, then contact Bruni & Campisi. We are at your service. Our fully stocked fleet of radio dispatched service trucks are ready 24/7 for heating, plumbing and air conditioning repair.

If you live in Westchester County, NY, Greenwich or Stamford in CT, and you need the assistance of a heating contractor, call Bruni & Campisi at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT).

In order to maintain your heater we can provide an annual maintenance plan. Regular maintenance can help you take corrective measures for any problem that may arise.

Baseboard Heaters

The primary function of a baseboard heater is to provide heat to enclosed spaces such as basements and living rooms. Its performance depends on the ability to generate heat under minimal usage of electricity, and the durability of the material for long term usage. Baseboard heaters can be divided into two categories:

  1. Electric Convection: These heaters contain an electric coil. It has a thermostat wrapped in the inner wall of the body for heat generation. Electric convection heaters are affordable and come in various watts. One of the advantages of convection heaters is there is less chance of leakage since no liquid is used and the ability to last long.
  2. Hydronic and Oil-Filled: These heaters use hydronic systems, which are in-built or fed from a central boiler system to generate heat. Oil or water is heated by the heating element instead of heating the air directly. The advantage of this kind of heater is after the thermostat is turned off, the liquid inside remains warm and continues to provide heat. However, the heater is more costly.

Contact Bruni and Campisi

To know more about baseboard heaters, contact Bruni and Campisi today. If you live in Westchester County, NY or in Greenwich or Stamford in CT, and you need the assistance of a heating contractor, call Bruni and Campisi at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT). To know more, visit https://www.bruniandcampisi.com/

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