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…
1. Watch out for mold and algae!
You may not realize this, but condensation is collected in a pan beneath your air conditioning unit, which then gets drained externally. During the sunny seasons, this pan will almost always certainly be full of water, which overtime, will lead to the development of mold and algae. Needless to say, if you do not get your unit regularly maintained by a professional AC contractor in New York, the pipe can becomes blocked with slime. If this occurs, the water is likely to overflow and cause damage to your home.
2. Age affects everything…
As joints age, seals can deteriorate, holes can appear and connections can be lost. As this can mean reduced cooling of rooms, your energy bills are likely to increase as you try to make up for the decreased amount of cool air. To prevent this from happening, we recommend that you get your ducts professionally inspected every three to five years.
3. It works just like a fridge!
Your air conditioning unit works pretty much in the same way as your refrigerator. Just like a refrigerator, your home will contain cool air for longer if your unit is properly sealed and insulated. Remember to get your AC system regularly maintained and serviced to ensure maximum performance and efficiency!