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What Counts as an Air Conditioning Emergency?

There’s a clear problem with your air conditioner, but is it an emergency? Normally, when you call for air conditioner repair in Eugene, OR, you schedule an appointment. But if it’s an emergency, that goes to the top of the priority list.

So how do you know what it’s an emergency and when it’s just a standard repair call? Let’s help you find out.

Electrical Hazards

If you spot any visible electrical hazards, such as exposed wiring, any components that cause sparks, or you hear a loud buzzing that wasn’t there before, that counts as an emergency. Something is wrong with the electrical aspects of your AC, and it may result in an increased risk of electrocution.

Water Leaks in the Home

Your air conditioner deals with humidity in the air and condensation, but that’s filtered through a drip pan and condensate drain line. It’s supposed to lead away from your home with the help of a tube; not drip into your home.

If your air conditioner leaks into your home, it means it’s not draining properly. Your air conditioner could be flooded due to a clogged drain line, but it’s difficult to say. There are so many other reasons water would leak in your home, so it’s best to locate the source before calling for emergency repair.

High Humidity Out of Nowhere

Your air conditioner pulls air from the inside of your home, through the air intake filter, then releases cool air from your vents. Did you know that it’s also pulling humidity out of the air at the same time? That’s important because the higher the relative humidity (RH) level is, the harder it is to keep the air cool.

If your home feels muggy today when it didn’t yesterday, that could be a sign that your air conditioner isn’t doing what it’s supposed to. When your home reaches an RH level of around 60%, the possibility of mold growth becomes a problem. At an RH of 70%, it’s all but guaranteed.

Bad or Completely Disrupted Airflow

When you put your hand over the vents in your home, you should feel a good gust of air coming out. That is, if your air conditioner is currently on. If you can’t feel much air coming out, that’s a big problem.

If your airflow is weak, it could be a bad blower motor, which is a pretty big concern. It could also be a problem with your air ducts, like air leaks or bad air pressure. It’ll take an HVAC technician to know for sure, but either way, airflow problems aren’t normally small problems.

Time to Rush to the Rescue

Have an AC emergency? We offer 24/7 emergency services to give you a lifeline so you’re never alone when your AC gives you trouble. We all know these things rarely happen at convenient times–but we’ll make it feel as convenient as possible for you.

Contact us today to schedule your air conditioning repair or call our 24/7 line if your AC issue is an emergency.

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