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Are you noticing that your air conditioning unit it making strange sounds? Maybe it seems to be running properly, but doesn't seem to be cooling the building. Before you suspect the worst, we've gathered a list of common air conditioner issues, their probable causes and fixes. All air conditioner units run into problems at one point or another. Fortunately, many problems have such simple and inexpensive fixes that you’ll kick yourself for not looking into them sooner.
Manhattan Air Conditioning Repair & Troubleshooting
Problem: Air conditioner is not turning on.
Most often, this occurs when the thermostat is either not set up correctly or the power supply is not connected (ie: a tripped fuse). Before you check anything else, ensure that the thermostat is set to AC or "cool". If your thermostat required batteries to function, check that the battery is fresh and full of power. If everything looks fine thus far, check the fuse box to see if the unit has tripped a fuse.
Problem: The Air conditioner isn't cooling as well as it used to.
Are you noticing that your air conditioner is leaving you feeling much warmer than it previously did? This frequently happens due to an obstruction of the airflow. Changing the air filter should solve this problem. Depending on the size and air quality of the building, The air filter should be changed every 1-3 months for optimum air flow and most efficient cooling.
Problem: Unit makes loud noises.
Are you hearing strange sounds coming from your air conditioner like grinding, thwapping, thumping or clanging? The good news is that it might be a loose screw or some leaves caught in the fan outside. The bad news is that it could be a burnt out motor or a bent fan blade. Inspect the unit to see if you can spot any loose screws or excess debris. If everything looks fine, you should call a professional.
Problem: Utility bills are too high.
One of the first signs that your air conditioner is's working at maximum efficiency is a large spike in utility bills. Other than a dirty air filter, the most likely cause is a choked condensing coil within the outdoor unit. Over time, the coil gets covered with dust and debris causing it to work much harder to cool the air. This can be fixed with a simple spring tune-up. CoolWorks provides a maintenance service to completely inspect, evaluate and tune up your unit.
CoolWorks NY has been providing Manhattan air conditioning repair service for over 25 years. By choosing Cool Works Air Conditioning and Heating for your cooling and heating needs, you’re choosing a full-service (service, repair, installation) air conditioning contractor. We’ll do everything necessary to keep you as comfortable as possible, and offer a complete range of air conditioning and heating products and services to meet your needs. Manhattan service area includes: Tribeca, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Lenox Hill, and more.
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