What Should You Do When You Have an Air Conditioning Emergency?
The last thing most people living in the East Coast are thinking about is the efficiency of their air-conditioning system. In New York, we’re barely reaching the high 40s during the day. Air conditioning days feel so far away. In reality, warm weather is just around the corner. In a couple of months, you will be wiping sweat from off your brow.
Now is the perfect time to get your air-conditioning unit serviced and prepared for the heat and humidity to come. It is also important to know when it's time to call an HVAC technician when you have an A/C emergency. Especially, if you have young children or elderly adults living within your household.
The same thing applies if you have a business and your air conditioning system is not working. It is important that you have a well-functioning air conditioner, so your employees and customers are comfortable. Having a consistent flow of cool air in your air conditioning unit is not a luxury, it is a necessity, especially during the hot summer months.
Here are a few signs that it may be time to give us a call:
Is your AC unit plugged in? Believe it or not, some people forget the plug their air-conditioners into their wall unit. Some people will unplug the air conditioner during the fall and winter months and forget to plug it in during the air-conditioning season.
If your air-conditioning is plugged in and it still not working, check to make sure that the outlet is functioning properly. Then if your outlet is working and the air-conditioner is still not working, it’s time to call an HVAC technician.
The air conditioner makes a loud unusual sound.
There are one or two things that’s possibly going on with your unit. Your compressor is operating at a pressure level that’s excessively high. Secondly, your fan belt could be loose. Either way you would need a technician to check it out ASAP.
You noticed that the air is lukewarm, or the airflow has diminished or there’s no air pressure.
If you notice any of the signs you could have a clogged filter. Once the filters get unlogged you should be fine. But, the only way to tell is to contact a professional HVAC technician.
You notice a burning smell.
When you smell a burning scent, this is a strong indicator that an electrical component within the system has either disintegrated or it is overheated.
Have you notice any unusual problems with your air conditioner unit? We suggest turning it off and contacting HVAC Experts at: (917) 421-2266.