Even well-maintained HVAC systems can run into issues, some of which are easy fixes. However, when your unit won’t come on or turn off, it’s considered an emergency. But not everyone knows the difference between a regular service call and when to call for emergency help.
Here’s when you need to call an emergency HVAC service.
You Start Hearing Strange Sounds
Hearing a noise from your HVAC unit is normal. It’s reminiscent of a humming sound. However, that should be the only sound you hear. If you start hearing another sound come from your HVAC unit, you might have a problem on your hands. Strange noises are one of the most common signs of a malfunctioning HVAC system.
Occasional clanking and rattling might not be too serious. But if you hear a bang that’s louder than usual or an explosion, you need emergency HVAC service right away.
It Becomes a Danger to Your Health
Whether it’s refrigerant or gas, what a leaking HVAC unit requires is an emergency fix. If your unit is leaking gas, you and your family can get sick, if not worse. Since you can’t smell carbon monoxide, you might not even know there’s an issue until someone if your home becomes ill.
If it’s leaking oil, it becomes a massive fire hazard as one tiny spark can cause a fire. Finally, a refrigerant leak can cause your HVAC system to malfunction, and it can also cause you to lose oxygen if exposed to it.
The System Isn’t Working Properly
Regardless of the season, a malfunctioning HVAC unit is the last thing you want to deal with. There are many reasons as to why your unit could malfunction.
Here is a list of issues you should keep an eye out for:
- The unit blows hot air instead of cold and vice versa
- The airflow isn’t as powerful
- The unit won’t start
- A fuse blew out
- It has too much wear and tear
The Bottom Line
While most HVAC repairs aren’t emergencies, know that you can count on Action Cooling & Heating 24/7 when the need arises.
If you experience regular issues with your HVAC, don’t hesitate to call us during business hours for help. Our experienced HVAC technicians can diagnose and repair even the most complex HVAC issues.