Air Conditioner Repair in Levittown, NY 11756
Keep Your Levittown, NY Home Cool and Comfortable With These Essential AC Maintenance Tips
When the residents of Nassau County are in need of AC maintenance, repair, or installation services, Excellent Air Conditioning and Heating is the first company they call. The professionally trained, fully licensed and insured HVAC contractors at our locally owned and operated company has been keeping the homes of New York cool and comfortable for more than 30 years. From central air conditioning systems to ductless air conditioners, we specialize in all types of home cooling systems from the leading manufacturers in the industry, and we offer all types of services, including new AC installations, general AC maintenance, and emergency AC repairs. When you choose Excellent Air Conditioning and Heating for your residential cooling needs, you can feel confident knowing that the most trusted Levittown, NY air conditioner repair, maintenance, and installation specialists will be on the job.
Essential AC Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Tip-Top Conditions
Air conditioning is vital for keeping your Nassau County home cool and comfortable; without it, things can get pretty uncomfortable and even downright dangerous rather quickly. Like any other appliance or system, however, an air conditioner needs to be maintained. Without proper maintenance, the system can become strained, it will need to work harder and consume more energy, and your utility bills can suffer. Even worse, a neglected HVAC system is more prone to breaking down, and when that happens, you and your family can suffer.
To ensure your air conditioning system continues to function properly, operate efficiently, and deliver reliably cool air, here’s a look at some essential AC maintenance tips from a leading Levittown, NY air conditioner repair, maintenance, and installation company.
Change the Filters
The most crucial AC maintenance tip to ensure the system provides optimal cooling is cleaning and changing the filters. When the filters are dirty and clogged, airflow is obstructed and the efficiency of the system will be compromised. Furthermore, when airflow is blocked, air can bypass the filter, and dirt and debris can be deposited directly into the evaporator coils, which can reduce the heat absorption capacity of the coils. Just by exchanging dirty filters for clean ones will improve cooling capacity and reduce energy consumption by as much as 15%.
Clean the Condenser and Evaporator Coils
Dirt collects on both the condenser and evaporator coils of an HVAC system. Eventually, the dirt buildup can become so dense that airflow will be reduced, and in turn, heat absorption is reduced. While a clean filter will help to reduce the speed at which dirt accumulates on these coils, both should be checked and cleaned as needed.
Check the Coil Fins
The evaporator and condenser coils are covered with aluminum fins, and while durable, they can easily bend. If the fins are bent, airflow through the coils can be blocked. To avoid this problem and maintain the efficiency of your system, checking the coil fins is a vital part of AC maintenance. If they're bent, a simple tool called a fin comb, which most Levittown, NY air conditioner repair, maintenance, and installation companies sell, can be used to literally comb and straighten and almost completely restore the coil fins on your Nassau County HVAC system.
Check the Condensate Drain Lines
A central air conditioning system does more than just cool your Nassau County home; it also reduces the humidity by drawing moisture from the air. The moisture turns into condensation. A condensate drain line directs that moisture out of your home. Dirt and debris can accumulate in the drain line, and when that happens, the unit’s ability to reduce humidity levels can become compromised. Additionally, excess moisture can result in discoloration on the walls, floors, and other surfaces inside your home. Periodically passing a stiff wire through the drain channels can help to reduce the risk of these issues.
Hire a Pro
Rather than doing all of the above AC maintenance tips yourself, hiring a professional Levittown, NY air conditioner repair company is highly recommended. Not only will a professional be able to deliver better results, but if any issues are spotted, they’ll be able to make the necessary repairs. Plus, leaving this all-important job to a licensed and experienced HVAC technician is a lot easier for you!
Contact Nassau County’s AC Maintenance and Repair Experts
For efficient, reliable, and affordable AC maintenance services in Nassau County, get in touch with Excellent Air Conditioning and Heating. Our full-service Levittown, NY air conditioner repair, maintenance, and installation company will ensure your HVAC system is working in tip-top condition. To schedule an appointment, call 516-248-2795 today!
Some information about Levittown, NY
Levittown is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. It is located halfway between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 51,881, making it the most populated CDP in Nassau County and the second most populated CDP on Long Island, behind only Brentwood.
The building firm, Levitt & Sons, headed by Abraham Levitt and his two sons, William and Alfred, built four planned communities called ‘Levittown’, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico; the Levittown in New York was the first. Additionally, Levitt & Sons’ designs are featured prominently in the older portion of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Vernon Hills, Illinois; Willingboro Township, New Jersey; the Belair section of Bowie, Maryland; and the Greenbriar section of Fairfax, Virginia.
The Levitt firm began before World War II, as a builder of custom homes in upper middle-class communities on Long Island. During the war, however, the home building industry languished under a general embargo on private use of scarce raw materials. William ‘Bill’ Levitt served in the Navy in the Seabees – the service’s construction battalions – and developed expertise in the mass-produced building of military housing using uniform and interchangeable parts. He was insistent that a postwar building boom would require similar mass-produced housing, and was able to purchase options on large swaths of onion and potato fields in undeveloped sections of Long Island.
Returning to the firm after war’s end, Bill Levitt persuaded his father and brother to embrace the utilitarian system of construction he had learned in the Navy. With his brother, Alfred, who was an architect, he designed a small one-floor house with an unfinished ‘expansion attic’ that could be rapidly constructed and as rapidly rented to returning GIs and their young families. Levitt & Sons built the community with an eye towards speed, efficiency, and cost-effective construction; these methods led to a production rate of 30 houses a day by July 1948.They used pre-cut lumber and nails shipped from their own factories in Blue Lake, California, and built on concrete slabs, as they had done in a previous planned community in Norfolk, Virginia. This necessitated negotiating a change in the building code, which prior to the building of this community, did not permit concrete slabs. Given the urgent need for housing in the region, the town agreed. Levitt & Sons also controversially utilized non-union contractors in the project, a move which provoked picket lines. On the other hand, they paid their workers very well and offered all kinds of incentives that allowed them to earn extra money, so that they often could earn twice as much a week as elsewhere. The company also cut out middlemen and purchased many items, including lumber and televisions, directly from manufacturers. The building of every house was reduced to 26 steps, with sub-contractors responsible for each step. His mass production of thousands of houses at virtually the same time allowed Levitt to sell them, with kitchens fully stocked with modern appliances, and a television in the living room, for as little as $8,000 each (equal to $92,721 today), which, with the G.I. Bill and federal housing subsidies, reduced the up-front cost of a house to many buyers to around $400 (equal to $4,636 today).
Useful links for Levittown, NY
Directions from Levittown, NY to Excellent Air Conditioning and Heating
Here are some HVAC-related links:
- American Society Of Heating, Refrigerating And Air-Conditioning Engineers
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America
- Air Movement and Control Association
- Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
- Refrigeration Service Engineers Society