Do You Have an HVAC Emergency?
It can be difficult to assess the severity of HVAC problems without seeking an expert opinion. Many issues can wait until regular business hours or even scheduled seasonal maintenance. The following problems are exceptions that call for emergency HVAC repair.
The most common indications of electrical malfunction include unusual buzzing or popping noises or a burning smell. If you trace these problems back to an HVAC unit, a property may have an increased risk of fire.
Electrical issues can originate with bad connections, worn wiring or shorting. Malfunctioning start or run capacitors affect motor operation. Compressor failure caused by electrical problems could lead to costly repairs or unit replacement.
HVAC systems draw enough power to require a dedicated breaker. This breaker may also be faulty or become overloaded due to drawing too much power. If you suspect that an electrical problem may be present, shut off power to the system and arrange for an emergency repair.
Maintenance or repairs may also be necessary to address a leaky AC unit. A clogged condensate drain pipe is the most common culprit. The blockage causes the drain pan to overflow and clearing the blockage usually solves the problem. This issue is a nuisance, but can usually be fixed by scheduling a standard service.
Condensate pump problems or a disconnected drain line may cause more extensive water damage and necessitate an emergency repair. Regular maintenance can usually prevent flooding due to either of these issues. Schedule a seasonal check of air filters, refrigerant levels and the condition of the condensate drain pan and drain line.
An HVAC unit emitting a loud screeching sound may have a loose belt. The system could also be experiencing dangerously high pressure levels. If a unit suddenly starts to make unusual noises, have emergency HVAC repair done sooner rather than later.
A complete lack of airflow from vents may be caused by a malfunctioning condenser or capacitor. Try to fix these problems as soon as possible. The weather and indoor temperature can make this repair more or less of an priority. Low airflow may be increased by replacing filters.
If the AC is on but the air coming out of the vents is not cool, the condenser might be malfunctioning or the unit could be low on freon. These repairs can usually be done during regular business hours.
A malfunctioning AC system during extremely hot weather may make any issue more of a priority. If a system is not functioning properly, interior temperatures may rise to a level that is uncomfortable or unsafe for residents and necessitate an emergency repair.
Emergency HVAC Repair
HVAC systems require regular upkeep to operate at top efficiency. A number of issues that reduce efficiency or lower air quality can be addressed during scheduled maintenance. An emergency repair can mitigate the severity of serious problems that could increase the risk of fire or flooding and result in property damage. If you are experiencing any of the issues described above, contact us as soon as possible.
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