What is Considered an HVAC Emergency?

When your heating and cooling system gives you problems, you'll need to determine whether or not the situation needs to be immediately attended to by a professional. HVAC systems can break down at any time of the day or night. When an actual emergency occurs, it is important to get an HVAC professional to come out as soon as possible to repair your heating and cooling system.

An Air Conditioning Failure

If your HVAC unit stops cooling during the scorching summer months, the temperature inside of your home can soar drastically. This is considered an emergency, especially if it is sweltering in the house and you have young children, elderly family members, or pets. You will want to contact an HVAC professional for immediate air conditioning services.

Furnace Failure

During the winter months, your furnace works hard to keep you nice and toasty. However, if it fails, your home can get cold very quickly. Not only does it put your family and yourself at risk for being too cold, but it also can hurt things in your house, like your plumbing system, if they get too cold and freeze. If you notice your heating system not working, this is an HVAC emergency that should be dealt with immediately.

Safety Issues

You should never wait to contact an HVAC technician if you see, hear, or smell something like refrigerant leaking, sparks, or smoke. These are significant HVAC signs that can pose a risk to the safety of yourself, your family, and even pets in the home.

Non-Emergency Issues

Several non-emergency issues will not warrant an emergency service call. These include:

  • Routine maintenance
  • Failure due to power outages
  • Installations
  • Air filter cleaning
  • Ductwork cleaning

What To Do When Your HVAC System Goes Out

When your HVAC service goes out, the following tips will help you to determine whether or not you need emergency service:

  • Inspect your thermostat to ensure that the system has not been turned off.
  • Inspect the circuit breaker. If it has been tripped, reset, and see if the HVAC system resumes. If it trips again, you may want to call for HAVC services.
  • If you see any ice build-up on your air conditioner, shut it off and operate the fan to remove the ice. Once the ice has melted, your unit should start working again.

Contact Us Today

If you troubleshoot your unit and it still does not work, or you see something that needs immediate attention, please call us at Romano Bros. Heating & Air today. Our team of professionals will come out to get your HVAC system back up and running again.

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