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Why that AC issue needs to be addressed now

When your home’s New York Air Conditioning starts to fail, many homeowners think that they can wait and get the problem checked out later. However, what many homeowners do not realize is something that started as a slightly annoying noise has the potential to flare up into a major breakdown that will be expensive to fix.

A number of serious threats to your family’s comfort and happiness can arise from letting your New York air conditioning repair needs fall by the wayside. First and foremost, your unit could completely lose cooling power, even from an issue as small as a fan running slower than it normally should. Strange noises coming from your air conditioner could be the precursor of a major component’s failure. A gradual loss of your air conditioner’s cooling power could mean a refrigerant leak, which can be a danger to not only your air conditioner’s cooling system, but to the environment and your health as well. Therefore, even if a problem seems minor, there’s a chance that you’ll still feel its effects, now or in the near future.

Additionally, letting an air conditioning problem go unrepaired will almost increase the chance that your electric bills will increase. When one component of your system isn’t functioning properly, your entire unit has to work harder to cool your home, which decreases efficiency, which costs you money.

Finally, you could end up needing to replace your entire air conditioning unit if the problem is ignored for too long. The additional strain placed on other components of the system when one thing goes wrong means that they will wear out faster. Needless to say, this is not the route that you want to take if you are looking to save a bit of cash, since replacing your air conditioning unit will almost always be the most expensive option.

As a homeowner we understand that you would like to keep your home maintenance costs to a minimum. However, preventative maintenance on your home’s air conditioning system is actually quite affordable. Depending on your situation, it could be less than what a full tank of gas costs for your SUV! Additionally, your air conditioning unit may have an active manufacturer’s warranty on it. Not only does a warranty lower your out-of-pocket repair costs, but preventative maintenance may even be a requirement under the terms of your warranty. So that’s definitely something that you’ll want to look into if you are running into problems with your home’s air conditioning unit.

If you believe your New York air conditioning is in distress, don’t hesitate. Contact Cottam Heating & Air Conditioning today. We’ll help you sort out that little issue before it turns into a much bigger issue. We may even be able to save you some money along the way!

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