If you’re a homeowner, you’re likely to be faced with emergency air conditioner repairs at some point in your life. Even keeping up with regular HVAC system maintenance can’t prevent problems with your unit 100% of the time. Emergency air conditioning unit problems are particularly troublesome during the summer when you depend on your air conditioning unit to keep you cool and comfortable. Emergency problems with your air conditioner (such as no cool air!) should be handled quickly. If you’ve got an emergency problem with your unit, follow these steps.
1. Try some basic troubleshooting. Even if you aren’t a professional HVAC technician, you can do some basic troubleshooting. Sometimes problems that are perceived as emergencies can be solved with some basic solutions. Sometimes the solution is as simple as flipping a switch or changing out a filter. Try looking at the manual for your HVAC unit to see if you can fix the problem with a simple solution yourself.
2. Turn off your system. If your system isn’t blowing cool air or is showing signs of another problem, go ahead and turn it off. Running your system with a problem could potentially cause further damage. Also, a malfunctioning system can rack up some serious energy bills if you continue to let it run. Signs that your system may be malfunctioning and needs to be turned off include a lack of cooling, no airflow, or unusual noises. Continuing to run a system with these problems could cause so much damage that your system will no longer be able to be repaired and will have to be totally replaced instead.
3. Call your local HVAC professional immediately! If some basic troubleshooting doesn’t fix the problem, call your local HVAC professional immediately. Fixing the problem quickly can help keep you and your family cool and comfortable. While an after-hours service call can sometimes be costly, rising summer temperatures may leave you with no choice.
Contact Custom Klimates for to request a service call or to learn more about our indoor climate solutions or Cor’ Home Automation. We offer the recommendations, services, and products you need to better protect your comfort, budget, and the air quality in your home. With over forty years of proven experience across Canton, Woodstock, Cartersville & Alpharetta, GA, the HVAC technicians at Custom Klimates are your trusted source for quality heating and Air Conditioning solutions.