Dear Warwick Shareholders
One last reminder our Annual Meeting and Elections is tomorrow evening.
We are hoping for a great turnout - especially to see the lobby and common area plans from our hard working Lobby Committee.
If you will not be able to attend or unsure please, please drop off your proxy with a neighbor attending or under Orlando's door. Proxies have been emailed and mailed.
We encourage you to bring the mailed annual meeting package sent early April to follow along with the agenda and with Ms. Clinco when she reviews our audited 2017 financial statements.
Any last minute questions - please email Eugene Gardner.
See you tomorrow night!
Warwick Board of Directors
John B. Lovett & Associates
Dear Warwick Residents
As the heat starts up this week we would like to remind all residents that all window unit air conditioners must follow guidelines available from the city, which you can read here. In short, the city requires that all units are secured with “supporting metal brackets” that “should be structurally fastened to the building and must be strong enough for the size and weight of the A/C unit.” This is included as part of our engineer FISP filing with the city that our building is SAFE. Individual shareholders are responsible for A/C brackets and the maintenance of their A/C units. The Super is not permitted to install air conditioners or brackets.
We strongly recommend planning ahead if you are planning to purchase a new air conditioner or require repairs. CON ED has many incentives if you are looking intoenergy saving options. If you are having an air conditioner delivered please review the delivery application online. To ensure correct installation of your bracket or A/C we recommend hiring a professional. You can find the required alteration application online prior to installation or commencement of repairs. If you have a question about what is required, please contact Eugene Gardner.
Several companies at this time of year have "early bird specials" until mid May when they are less busy.
Two companies that have worked at the Warwick and have necessary qualifications:
Butler Inc., Jamaica Queens
Weston Brothers, Forest Hills
Al or Joan
Weston Brothers also sells and maintains air conditioners and their store is easy to get to on the train.
Their staff are very knowledgeable on choosing air conditioners/sizes for rooms.
These two companies are only suggestions. Average installation cost with a professional is $175-$225 per air conditioner.
Below are some maintenance tips for your window A/C.
How to care for your window air conditioner
Window air Conditioner Frequently Asked Questions
How does a window air conditioner work?
Window air conditioners work on exactly the same principles as a refrigerator or dehumidifier. They have a cooling system that refrigerates the air entering the unit and then expels the heat from the back of the air conditioner.
What size air conditioner do I need for my home?
If you're in the market for a new air conditioner, make sure you purchase the correct size for your home's needs. An undersized air conditioner will have to work harder, waste energy and cost you more money. Conversely, an oversized unit will cycle too quickly and may not run long enough to remove humidity in the air.
A little homework will go a long way in ensuring you find the right size air conditioner to maximum efficiency and save money.
Here's an easy way to determine what size air conditioner is best for your space and needs:
Square footage of area to be cooled/capacity needed (Btus /HR)
100 to 150 = 5,000 150 to 250 = 6,000 250 to 300 = 7,000 300 to 350 = 8,000 350 to 400 = 9,000 400 to 450 = 10,000 450 to 550 = 12,000 550 to 700 = 14,000 700 to 1,000 = 18,000 1,200 to 1,400 = 23,000 1,400 to 1,500 = 24,000 Source: www.EnergyStar.gov
The moisture in the air condenses on the refrigerated coils and drips into the bottom pan of the air conditioner where it is picked up by the condenser fan blade and used to help cool the condenser coils. The heat which is removed from the home through the evaporator coils is conducted into a refrigerant gas and then travels through a radiator-like set of coils on the back of the unit. The condenser fan circulates outside air across the coils to cool them.
Is it normal for my unit to run continuously?No, if your unit is running continuously, it's struggling to meet the set temperature. You can troubleshoot this using the following steps:
If the temperature difference is at least 15 degrees and yet the room is still not cooling enough, check to be sure the unit has enough Btus for the space to be cooled.
Do window air conditioners affect a room's humidity level?Yes, window air conditioners remove humidity in the air. The evaporator coils located in the front of the air conditioner grow cold during normal operation. As the warm, moist air in the room comes in contact with the cold evaporator, the air's moisture condenses and attaches to the evaporator coil. As more moisture condenses, moisture on the coil drips into the base of the air conditioner where it is evaporated to the outside of the home.
How can I improve the efficiency of my window air conditioner?