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When Is It an Air Conditioning Emergency?

Some repairs can be DIY, but others are an air conditioning emergency that needs professional assistance.
Some repairs can be DIY, but others are an air conditioning emergency that needs professional assistance.

Most air conditioning units are negatively impacted by the summer, and it is to be expected that your unit could possibly break down during this period. You can limit the chance of a breakdown by scheduling regular maintenance. However there are instances where your unit’s efficiency may be limited as a result of unexpected faults. While some issues are easy DIY fixes, emergency help will be required for others. Let’s have a look at some situations when you should call for emergency assistance.

A Frozen HVAC System

A frozen unit may be caused by insufficient or no airflow. Changing or cleaning the air filters could possibly solve the problem. Keeping the area around your unit clear of debris and dirt and replacing the air filters as recommended, is the best way to prevent this problem. You need to get a professional to tackle replacement of major system components, such as a faulty fan motor. Call Kings Heating and Air Conditioning immediately to prevent the situation from worsening and causing damage to your system.

Clogged Condensate Lines

Leaks are the reason for most HVAC emergency calls. Leaks can cause extensive water damage if not taken care of from the start. Clogged condensate lines are the cause of most leaks. The responsibility of these lines is to collect excess moisture and expel it so that the system won’t be damaged. The lines could have an accumulation of dirt, rust and algae preventing the runoff of excess water resulting in leaks. If you do notice any leaks, it is time to call a professional.

Gas Leaks

The most dangerous of all the HVAC system problems are gas leaks. If your system is running on natural gas it is susceptible to gas leaks. A disengaged or a cracked gas line is the cause of leaks. If not taken care of immediately, unattended gas could result in fires or even carbon monoxide poisoning. An unexplained odor could be a sign of a gas leak.

Electrical Faults

If your system runs continuously even though you have shut it off, or it won’t start when you switch it on, it could mean that you possibly have an electrical problem. A failed system breaker could be the cause, or the thermostat has been incorrectly set. Or else you could have faulty cables or damaged wires.

You could expose yourself to electrically related hazards such as electrical shocks by trying to diagnose the problem yourself. Besides, tampering with your system could cause your warranty to become invalid or make the problem worse. Small issues can be identified and repaired before they become bigger problems just by having your HVAC system inspected at least once a year. A good time to fix ventilation problems is when the system is not in use. This will allow you to do the necessary upgrades without interrupting your climate control.

Kings Heating and Air Conditioning are backed by an ethical, dependable team that knows what they are doing, so give us a call and we will help you whether it’s routine maintenance or an air conditioning emergency.