If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, it could be something that needs to be serviced right away! There are simple repairs and maintenance, and then there are situations that constitute an emergency. Some emergency situations with air conditioners are easier to spot than others. If your air conditioner is overheating and burning or smells like burning wires, this is an obvious emergency.
- If your air conditioner isn’t running at all, or if it is running, but you don’t feel any cool air, have this fixed right away. There are many reasons that an air conditioner can just stop working. It could be the thermostat, the blower, or the air conditioner is just on its last leg and finally stopped for good.
- If you hear sounds coming from your air conditioner that isn’t normal, you probably need to have a maintenance call. The reason that this is serious is that unusual noises usually mean that something is broken or about to break. You should stop using your air conditioner until it is fixed, so the situation doesn’t get worse. If it is a balmy day, you will be without cool air. This can have a big effect on your household if you have young children, elderly residents, or people who have respiratory problems.
- Leaks are not a good sign. Some air conditioners will have a little condensation, which could even drip. If your air conditioner leaks into your home, it can cause mold or other structural damage. You may also leak coolant, which is dangerous and needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
- If your air conditioner keeps cycling, but you still have cool air, you will need to have it serviced. It may not be an emergency yet, but it could become one if you don’t have it looked at as soon as you can.
If you have any problems with your A/C, D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC is available to service your air conditioner in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. Give us a call right away if you have an emergency!