Using a Qualified Central Air Conditioning Technician

Written on: May 6, 2024

It’s important to call an HVAC pro for your cooling installation, repairs and maintenance.

central air Queens, NY With summer right upon us in Queens, Nassau and western Suffolk counties, it’s about to become glaringly obvious how important an efficient, dependable central air conditioning is. Losing your house’s cooling equipment in the midst of a steamy New York afternoon will be incredibly uncomfortable and could be downright unsafe.

At OSI Comfort Specialists, we have a team of trained and experienced HVAC technicians that can install a central A/C system in your home, repair systems that break down and provide routine maintenance to keep your equipment running at peak efficiency.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing a qualified A/C technician for your cooling needs.

Air Conditioning Installation Requires Special Training.

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Today’s central air conditioning equipment is incredibly complex, with special features to ensure top efficiency, which lowers your electric bills without lowering your summer comfort. If you attempt a DIY air conditioning installation, you could hurt yourself, severely damage your home and compromise the performance of your energy-efficient system.

There is a strong chance that you will end up spending money on a professional technician to fix these issues and incur more costs in the end.

Central A/C Repairs Require an Experienced Hand.

If your cooling equipment won’t come on or is delivering warm or weak air, there are a few troubleshooting tips that could get it started:

  1. Check that your home’s thermostat is set to “air conditioning,” “cool” or “fan” mode.
  2. Ensure that you’ve set the thermostat at least 5 degrees lower than the current room temperature.
  3. Look at your equipment’s power switches and confirm they’re on.
  4. Make sure no fuses have blown or breakers have tripped.
  5. Take a look around your home and make sure your vents are open and unobstructed by rugs, furniture, houseplants or other items.
  6. Confirm your system’s air filters aren’t clogged.

If the system is still not working after you’ve completed these checks, the issue could be more significant. There could be a broken mechanism, electrical issue or refrigerant leak. In all these cases, you’ll need a trained technician to fix the problem safely. At OSI Comfort Specialists, we have HVAC techs and electricians on hand to help with your cooling system.

Keep Your Central A/C Running with Annual Maintenance.

There are several things you can do yourself to bolster the performance of your home’s cooling equipment. We recommend you check your air filters each month and change them if they’re dirty or clogged. We also suggest you keep an eye on your outdoor A/C unit and ensure it’s clear of grass clippings, plant life and debris.

However, the best way to prevent A/C breakdowns, keep your equipment running efficiently, and extend its service life is by arranging a professional tune-up each year. The OSI Comfort Specialists team has additional availability in spring to service central A/C systems and get them running at peak performance before the first sweltering summer day.

Trust the seasoned pros at OSI Comfort Specialists. Reach out to us to arrange A/C service.