You’ve been looking forward to spending the summer weekend with your hot spouse, but all of a sudden, you discover that your HVAC system isn’t working. Now your home is hot — and not in the way you intended it to be. You have an HVAC emergency, and you’re desperate for a fix.
You’re not alone.
Unfortunately, HVAC emergencies oftentimes happen at the worst moments possible — like during the weekend or on a federal holiday. As the scorching heat of summer approaches quickly, do you know how to deal with an HVAC emergency at your home or business?
We’ve compiled a step-by-step guide on what to do when your HVAC system goes kaput.
Let’s get started!
Perform Basic Troubleshooting
In some cases, you can solve your home or business HVAC issue with some basic troubleshooting.
First, check to see if power is going to your system. If not, perhaps your circuit breaker has been tripped, or maybe you have a loose connection.
Next, look at your building’s thermostat to ensure that it is operational and that your control selector is operating properly.
In addition, check to make sure that no items are blocking your vents or your system’s outside condenser. This can easily hinder airflow.
Hire a Contractor
If the above steps don’t work, it’s time to enlist the help of a professional HVAC contractor as soon as possible.
The quality of the technician you hire is critical, so don’t be in such a hurry that you choose an inexperienced contractor. The wrong contractor may end up damaging your already struggling system even more.
Even if the technician doesn’t necessarily damage your system, he or she may not repair it properly, meaning it will fail again. And that, of course, means another repair appointment that costs you time, money and energy.
So, be sure to look for a contractor with a strong record of success in the HVAC field.
Arrange for Preventative Maintenance
Once you’ve been through an HVAC emergency, you naturally don’t want to experience one again. And you don’t have to — not if you arrange for preventative maintenance each year.
Some problems, of course, cannot be avoided. However, you can decrease your chances of needing emergency repair help by having your system serviced regularly.
Regular maintenance has the potential to extend your system’s life and help it to operate more efficiently. Overall, it can save you on costs long term by enhancing your energy consumption and making your HVAC system less likely to need costly repairs.
Plus, having a service contract in place may give you more priority over other customers during an HVAC emergency. That’s icing on the cake.
How We Can Help with an HVAC Emergency
We offer top-of-the-line HVAC services and are available to tackle your HVAC system during evenings and weekends at no extra cost.
We also guarantee our labor and parts up to one year. Furthermore, we offer a labor warranty on every repair we perform.
Contact us to find out more about how we can keep your home or business cool and comfortable this summer and during the many summers to come.