As the blazing sun beats down on your home you head inside to enjoy the AC cooled air. What you don't need when it's over a hundred degrees outside is for that cooled air to stop flowing.
Like with heaters in winter, air conditioning repair in Long Island often happens during those hot months where you really need to have your home cooled.
It can be expensive when this happens because more often than not the call has to be placed when it's off-hours and therefore considered an emergency call. The following tips, however, will help you avoid that hot time of the year service call.
Before you start your system up for the first time clean it. That doesn't mean turn the water hose on it but you do need to get all the gunk and grass out of it.
If you are unsure of how to clean your unit without damaging the unit, which can happen if you just turn your sprayer on it, contact someone to come out and clean it for you. Air conditioning repair can be avoided by taking the time to clean it each year. While you're at it be sure to put in a clean air filter at the same time and routinely change the filter throughout the year.
Always inspect your unit before you turn it on. When you get ready to use your AC for the first time you need to check the unit out. Make sure that you don't see any exposed wires. Also check the entire unit for wear, tear, and rust.
If you see anything that causes you to pause, call an air conditioning repair technician out to look at the unit. This will give you ample time to address the problem and avoid those high bills from having to have an emergency service call.