As NYC prepares for Phase II of reopening (hopefully next week) the Board and Management are also preparing to move forward with alterations, deliveries, repairs, open houses etc. with our advisors in the safest way possible for residents and staff. We are being cautious and making sure we are prepared for all requirements before anyone sets foot on the property. There will be an official announcement shortly after Phase II starts.
As of right now everything remains ON PAUSE. We are including our annual air conditioner information below if you would like to start the process with management. However no approval will be provided until we are ready with our new normal. We have a few free standing air conditioner units and fans in storage. If your AC is in need of repair and you would like to borrow a unit temporarily, please let us know.
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 into energy saving options as well as billing options like "level pay" where you have a flat bill over 12 months instead of higher bills during summer months.
If you are having an air conditioner delivered in the future 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 Jessica Munoz.
Window Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips
You’ve probably turned on your window AC for summer season, but have you done a maintenance check?
Chances are you’re in for a pretty warm summer. It’s important to make sure your window air conditioner runs smoothly all summer.
Why You Need to Maintain Your ACThe last thing you need in the middle of a heat wave is a broken air conditioner. A little basic maintenance will keep your unit running smoothly.
Not only will it prevent breakdowns, it will also reduce energy consumption and make the unit more efficient. Always review your owner’s manual for any specific tips and suggestions from your manufacturer. Keeping basic maintenance will also extend the life of your window AC, so be sure to follow the tips below.
- Check the bracket: Check your bracket from the outside - is in good condition? rusted? They do not last forever.
- Check the Air Filter: Change or clean your air filter on a regular basis. It’s an important aspect of keeping your AC running efficiently.
- Look at the window guards: Check the accordion side panels and for gaps along any weather seal to reduce outside airflow and increase efficiency.
- Clean the Inside: Check the condenser coils and clean as needed.
- Remote Batteries: Replace your remote’s batteries.
- Take a Look at the Settings: Test the AC’s functions. Turn on different fan speeds and modes to ensure everything is running smoothly.
From installing a window air conditioner to maintaining it, you may require professional installation or repair.
Two professional companies who have provided service at are listed below. These are suggestions only, not an endorsement of either.
Air conditioner installation/brackets requires contacting management and having an alteration application approved.
Forest Hills, Queens
Al or Joan