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What to Do in an HVAC Emergency

Air Conditioning Service in Cape Coral & Port CharlotteWhat constitutes an HVAC emergency? If you experience an HVAC system that fails to cool or heat, you’ve got an HVAC emergency on your hands, especially in unusually hot or cold temperatures. You may notice unwanted sounds or strange odors. This is also a problem that should be addressed immediately.

Unfortunately, HVAC problems can occur at all hours of the day or night. When your air conditioning system breaks or malfunctions, you should know what to do to ensure the well being of yourself and your family. Here are some tips to follow when you need emergency HVAC repair.

Troubleshoot the Problem

Before calling for a professional service company, it’s best to understand the problem. Check for any small problems you can fix on your own.

Your first step should be to check the breakers and make sure that your power hasn’t been cut off. If it has, all you have to do is to restore the power and see if that fixes the problem. Some other common problems that could be causing your HVAC issues include:

  • Improperly programmed thermostat
  • Dirty filter reducing the airflow
  • Outdoor debris congesting your condenser

Make Yourself as Comfortable as Possible

If troubleshooting has not fixed the problem, it’s time to call in the professionals. Do not attempt to fix your HVAC unit by yourself. Trying to fix the problem yourself can lead to much bigger problems – and what begins as a small repair bill can turn into a much higher cost.

If it is extremely hot or cold outside, you will want to fix the problem as soon as possible. Call for a professional HVAC technician – and if it’s after hours, make sure they have 24/7 emergency service. While you wait for the technician to arrive, make yourself as comfortable as possible. In hot weather, use fans to help cool the area and wear light clothing. In cold weather, use layering to keep heat in and use blankets to stay warm. If available, a space heater will help to keep a small area warm.

24/7 Emergency Services

At ASAP Heating and Cooling, we are happy to provide emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’ve got an HVAC emergency, our helpful technicians will have your system up and running again in no time.

Call the experts at ASAP Heating and Cooling for more information or to schedule an appointment. ASAP Heating and Cooling provides quality heating and cooling services to homes and businesses in Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, Naples, Southwest Florida and surrounding service areas.

Written by Direct Heating and Cooling