Facing a problem with your air conditioner on a scorching summer afternoon is never a fun situation. Homeowners or commercial owners are often unsure of what’s happening to their HVAC system.

Are they facing an HVAC emergency? But how do you know that you are facing an HVAC emergency? Are there some signs that indicate the emergency? Should you call the AC repair technicians? Should you do it on our own? Is it expensive to call the AC repair professionals? Should you wait for the normal working hours of the company or opt for emergency services? Is it worth the time and money invested?

You may have plenty of questions going on in your mind. Today, we will help you define what constitutes an HVAC emergency and when is it important to reach out to HVAC professionals.

Look out for the following signs and sounds to know when your HVAC system is acting up.

  • Screeching Sound

    Any sound coming out of your HVAC system can indicate some problems with your equipment. However, there are some serious issues with the equipment that can result in unpleasant screeching sounds. If you hear a screeching sound coming out of the system, it may be time to call AC repair experts.

    Screeching sounds can result from a high level of pressure in the compressor. It is important to shut down the system immediately to minimize further damage to the system. Sometimes, less serious issues such as loose fan belts can also cause the screeching sound. Thus, it is vital to diagnose the underlying cause to make sure your system is running to its maximum efficiency.

    So if you hear a screeching sound coming out of your system, switch it off and call the HVAC experts immediately.

  • Burning smell

    Did you smell a burning smell when you switched on the AC? If you can smell burning, it is never a good sign. It is possible for appliances to emit a burning smell when something is not right with the equipment and your HVAC system is no exception.

    A burning smell coming out of your HVAC system often indicates a problem with the electrical. It can result from a part of the equipment that has melted. Don’t ignore the burning smell and reach out to HVAC professionals to get your system repaired at the earliest.

  • Inadequate Airflow

    Is your HVAC system unable to keep your home at a comfortable temperature? If there is no air or an inadequate airflow from the equipment, it can be a sign of multitude problems with the equipment.

    While you may be tempted to look into the problem yourself and do a little DIY to save a few bucks, it is not profitable in the long run. Who knows, you may need to hire experts eventually to take care of the damage you did to your HVAC system?

    Let the professionals do what they are best in doing. Locating a problem within the equipment can be a lengthy process. All you need to do is to switch off the HVAC system and call the experts. They will take care of the problem in no time.

  • Popping Noises

    Similar to the burning smell, popping or buzzing noise can indicate a problem with the electrical parts of the equipment. While buzzing noise can be a result of a loose component, it can also indicate a serious electrical problem.  Make sure to reach out to expert professionals instead of doing it yourself to make sure the problem is caught in time and repairs are made.

  • Thwapping

    Thwapping sounds often indicates that something is stuck to the blower’s fan blade. While this is not considered an emergency as the problem may come and go with the airflow. However, the obstructing object can lead to unnecessary wear and tear of the unit which can reduce its life expectancy.

  • Clicking Sound

    If you hear a frequent clicking sound from your HVAC system, it is either in the inside air handler or the outside compressor. There are several possibilities why you are hearing this noise and hiring an HVAC expert will help diagnose the problem with ease.

    If the clicking sound is coming from your air conditioner when you first turn on the air conditioner in a while it tells you that your system is working fine. However, if the sound continues and is coming directly from the air conditioner, it may be a sign of some internal problems with the air conditioner.

  • Frozen Coils in Summer

    Did you just come across frozen coils in summer? If so, make sure to turn off the system immediately and don’t use it while it is frozen. This can cause damage to the equipment. Frozen coils can occur even in summer because the refrigerant temperature is below the freezing point. This causes the air to condense and freeze.

    There are several reasons why the refrigerant temperature become low. The air conditioner may be running when the outside temp is below 60 degrees. The air conditioner may be running too low. Remember to always set your air conditioner above 70 degrees to avoid this problem. However, if the problem still persists, make sure to reach out to HVAC experts.

    So what’s the best way to determine if an emergency repair service is necessary? Get in touch with HVAC experts.

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