When you live in New York or Manhattan, portable air conditioning units can make for a perfect purchase. Small, mobile and requiring no installation, portable AC units can make great alternatives to traditional systems. But many people in New York purchase the wrong kind of portable AC unit for their requirements; so to prevent you from doing the same we give you the low-down on the top three mistakes that are commonly made: Continue reading
If you have an air conditioning system installed in your NYC home, you probably know the basics such as it provides a welcome relief during those sweltering New York summers, and it can protect against certain allergies, but here are three handy-to-know facts that you may not have come across before… Continue reading
If you live in New York or Manhattan, by now you will be feeling the real sizzle of the soaring summer temperatures! And what does that mean? Running your air conditioning unit nonstop, of course! It goes without saying that air conditioning systems in NYC are used more frequently in during summertime, but that doesn’t have to mean higher energy bills. Take a look at our top tips on helping your AC system run more efficiently during the sunny season… Continue reading
When it comes to problems with air conditioning systems in New York, water leaks are usually the most common issue. But what causes this problem and what can you do yourself to minimize damage? Continue reading
Living in New York in summertime, your air conditioning unit can make a massive difference to your overall comfort. Of course, getting your AC system regularly and properly maintained is vitally important, but in the meantime, did you know that there are some issues that you can resolve yourself?
Don’t panic; we’re not talking about any heavy DIY; just basic checks that can potentially save you hassle and money. Check out some examples of typical AC problems below and use our advice to see if your issue is one you can fix yourself. Remember, these points are just a guide, and if you are in any doubt at all, you should always contact an air conditioning professional. Continue reading
You may have noticed that air conditioning units in New York have been subject to some bad press over the years. From being accused of causing dry skin to respiratory problems, it seems that everyone has an opinion on the apparent negative impact of AC units. Despite these indictments, more and more New York City residents are installing cooling systems in their homes and offices. So it begs the question; if air conditioning systems are so damaging to our health, why is it that their popularity is on the increase? Could it possibly be that they aren’t as risky as the rumors suggest? Continue reading
Well, we never thought we’d be blogging about this particular air conditioning topic but, unfortunately, it seems to be an on-going theme these past few summers: Copper Theft.
In case you’re wondering where a thief would even find copper in an air conditioner, we’ll give you a little background about copper evaporator coils. All window, central air and industrial-sized air conditioning units use cooper evaporator coils to remove and evaporate humidity from the air, thereby cooling homes and offices.
Many people don’t realize just how important air conditioning maintenance is – especially in a crowded city like NYC. In fact, the demand is even higher because of the sheer amount of people living, working, and driving in such close quarters. This all increases the amount of dirt and impurities in the air – which are caught by your air conditioner’s filter.
With the hot New York City weather, I am sure most of you had your air conditioning company come by to either repair or maintain your equipment. A popular part that your air conditioning unit needs is what we call a hard start capacitor. I bet most of you folks reading your paperwork from your air conditioning companies all have the same question…..
You always hear about the importance of changing your filter, but are you wondering just how often this has to be done? Well wonder no more!
1. Do You Always Use Your Unit?
You’re not going to have to Continue reading