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Identifying AC Emergencies: What You Need To Know

Technician's hands testing airflow from an HVAC system.

A safe and efficient air conditioning system is essential for North Shore residents. That's why homeowners need to recognize AC emergencies and get immediate attention to protect their safety.

In this article, the HVAC experts at Cranney Home Services discuss what's considered an AC emergency so you can be prepared to call for the fast repairs you need to keep your home and family safe. 

Refrigerant Leaks

If you notice pooling around your AC, you likely have a refrigerant leak. This leak causes damage to your home, makes your system inefficient, and can lead to malfunctioning. Without sufficient refrigerant, your AC can't provide cool air to your home and will leave you stranded in the heat until emergency repairs can arrive. 

Electrical Malfunctions

Electrical malfunctions with your HVAC are always an emergency. From tripped breakers to burning smells, even the smallest electrical issue could be cause a shock or fire hazard.

These issues will also prevent your AC from operating properly. To keep your home and family safe, shut off your system immediately and call Cranney Home Service for emergency repairs. 

Unusual Noises or Odors

Strange smells or noises can often go unnoticed, but they often indicate something wrong with your system. Grinding, rattling, or screeching sounds all point to a broken or malfunctioning component that could lead to extensive repairs if ignored. Similarly, a mildew smell could indicate dangerous mold growth that can impact your health.

Breakdowns on Hot Days

Any AC breakdown that happens on a day with temperatures above 90 degrees is considered an emergency. This is especially true if you have vulnerable residents in your home, such as young children, older folks, and those who are medically compromised. Excessive heat can lead to heat stroke or other health issues. 

What To Do During an AC Emergency

If your AC is malfunctioning, the best thing to do is turn off the system to avoid any further damage and ensure your safety. Then, call our team for emergency repairs.

Until our professionals arrive to handle the issue, try to keep cool by turning on fans, wearing thin clothing, and staying hydrated. 

How To Prevent AC Emergencies

To avoid AC emergencies, our professionals recommend these simple steps:

  • Schedule routine maintenance appointments in the spring to prepare for the summer heat.
  • Take care of repairs as soon as you notice issues, and never ignore them.
  • Change your air filters every one to three months.
  • Vacuum out your air ducts or schedule ductwork cleaning.

Schedule AC Repairs With Cranney Home Services

When you need superior AC repairs in an emergency, call Cranney Home Services. Our team of HVAC experts offers a five-star experience day in and day out. We're committed to honesty and integrity, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all services.

Plus, with free estimates on replacement quotes and flexible financing, we make AC services more convenient and affordable.

One call does it all. If you have urgent HVAC issues, contact the professionals at Cranney Home Services for emergency AC repairs in the North Shore area.

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