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Tips for Troubleshooting Your Window AC Unit

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the number of American homes with air conditioning systems has nearly reached 100 million. While central air conditioning systems outnumber window AC units in most areas of the country, in New York, that trend is reversed. No New Yorker want to experience an AC breakdown during the heat of summer. Fortunately, air conditioning units typically send signals before they completely fail. These troubleshooting tips from HUB Plumbing & Mechanical NYC can help you determine if fixing your window AC unit is in order.

Poor performance is often the first indication that an air conditioning window unit needs attention. If the unit turns on and off frequently, doesn’t sufficiently cool the air or continues to operate after the room has reach the desired temperature, the AC unit likely needs the services of a qualified HUB Plumbing & Mechanical NYC technician. It’s wise to pay attention to the sound that your air conditioning unit makes as well. Excessive noise or unexpected sounds like clanging demand immediate attention. Dripping water or ice forming on the unit also indicate that service is required.

Excess dust in the home can be a sign that an AC filter needs cleaning or replacing. Clogged filters can reduce an AC unit’s efficiency by as much as 15 percent. Some models of filters trap smaller particles of dust than others. HUB Plumbing & Mechanical NYC can recommend the most effective filter for your AC unit.

Less than 50 percent of people who own AC units regularly maintain them, according to the EIA, yet regular maintenance is the most affordable way to avoid costly AC repairs. A thorough inspection can not only spot defects and problems but can extend the life of the system with routine tune-ups.

Air conditioning repair in New York City requires a unique skill set, an extensive knowledge of the mechanics of an air conditioning unit combined with a commitment to deliver prompt and effective service. Should your air conditioning unit require repair, you can rely on us for prompt, courteous and professional service. Call HUB Plumbing & Mechanical NYC today at 646-862-7059 to schedule service from our skilled HVAC technicians and ensure that your New York home stays comfortably cool this summer and for many seasons to come.