As many people know, HVAC systems are not wildly used in New York. Often, the use of window unit air conditioners are used in the place of an HVAC. In the summer months, when the air unit is used the most often, people often Google for “air conditioner repair NYC” for any issue that needs to be looked at with air unit repair.
One of the most common reasons a repairman is called for an air unit is for low refrigerant. If you notice that the air coming out of your system isn’t as cool as it should be, then the refrigerant might be the cause. It is an easy fix, you just add more refrigerant. However, many people don’t realize how simple this is and will call for a repair person and be charged for it. Being low on refrigerant can also cause leaks in the system, which many people will think is due to a pipe being broke or busted.
Another common issue is a frozen evaporator coil. This happens when the coil is covered in debris and water. Usually the fix is to unthaw the coil and then either clean the coil to see if it still works or to replace the coil. Both are easy to do, but most of the time it is best to have a professional do it. A small issue with replacement of the coil and it could cause more issues than it should. A do-it-yourself fix is possible, however.
One last common issues is water leaks. These leaks can happen inside or outside the home. They could be due to a number of problems, including a refrigerant issue. Many people are not comfortable doing at home work on an electrical device when the issue with it is water related, I personally do not recommend that either. If you notice water leaking in or out of the home, it is best to call a professional and have them take a look at it first.