Air Conditioning FAQ

Expert air conditioning installation, repair and servicing in WestchesterPutnam & Fairfield Counties

Very few of Taconic Heating and Cooling Corp’s customers understand the nuances of how their HVAC system works. However, there are plenty of signs that suggest it might be time for AC repair. servicing Westchester County, Putnam County and Fairfield County residents who understand some of the finer details of their HVAC system will be more educated homeowners and can recognize trouble before it requires a massive repair or installation bill. Air conditioning installation comes with a hefty price tag.  

What Type of Air Conditioners Can You Repair?

All of them! While we are an authorized Carrier dealer and install their air conditioners, our team repairs other manufacturers and models. We have the experience needed to effectively discover problems and repair the damage, regardless of who made the unit.

What Kind of Air Conditioner Problems Do You Fix?  

While there are numerous things that can go wrong with an AC unit, our most common repairs cover a broad range of areas. For instance, some problems are caused by faulty wiring. In this case, it is vital you have this repaired, as wiring problems pose a fire risk. It is more likely the system will not receive enough power. Sometimes it trips the circuit breaker. Another issue we face is low refrigerant levels. This chemical is what causes the air within the AC unit to cool down. If you aren’t getting much cool air, a refrigerant issue could be at fault. Sometimes the outside fan stops working. When this happens, the unit can no longer transfer heat, resulting in overheating problems. Lastly, we frequently encounter frozen coils, which indicates a wide array of underlying problems that need replacing.  

Can The Air Inside My House Be Polluted? 

It certainly can. In fact, polluted air is a common byproduct of ductless and central air conditioners that are no longer operating at peak efficiency. Believe it or not, indoor air can be up to 100 times more contaminated than outdoor air. Why? Because a variety of irritants and pollutants lie in the carpeting, furniture, drapes, and upholstery in your home. Those particles eventually make their way into the air and are sucked into the ductwork in the house. From there, it is easily dispersed through the rest of the house. Several health issues are linked to polluted HVAC systems, including increased asthma attacks, strong allergic reactions, and even flu-like symptoms. It is worth giving us a call if you have noticed increased medical problems in your residence. 

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?  

Every six weeks. The air filter is the most straightforward maintenance task for non-trained individuals to perform, and it is absolutely vital to keeping your air conditioner running. Both central and ductless air conditioners require clean air filters to circulate air through your house. The air filter is one of the first things our professionals check when performing a tune-up.  

Why Should I Get An AC Tune-Up? 

Because our experts perform a thorough examination of every facet of your system. This allows them to discover and repair any problems keeping your HVAC from operating at its highest potential. We’ll clean and lubricate all relevant parts, as well.  

How Often is Air Conditioning Service Necessary?  

Your ductless or central air conditioner is just like an automobile; it demands regular maintenance and inspection to function. We recommend you contact us once at the beginning of the heating season (late summer or early fall) and again during the spring. This allows us a closer look at the entire system. 

My AC Unit is Loud. Does It Need AC Repair? 

Not necessarily. There will always be some noise associated with air conditioners, but the noisiness doesn’t always equal AC repair. However, excessive noise does indicate several problems, including a compressor that isn’t able to keep up with your thermostat’s temperature. That’s why it’s worth asking our experienced air conditioning contractor technicians to come to your residence to take a look. 

How Long Will My Air Conditioner Last? 

An air conditioning unit will last ten to 20 years. As it ages, you will begin to notice more problems. This is why regular maintenance is so critical. Taking care of your air conditioner and being proactive with AC repair is the best way to lengthen the life of the unit. 

When Is It Time To Buy a New Central Air Conditioner? 

To put it simply, when the price of repairs exceeds the cost of a new unit or when the air conditioner is well past its expiration date.