When your HVAC system is acting funky, it can be hard to know whether it requires an emergency HVAC service call. Can it wait until normal business hours, or should you make the call now? Here’s a quick guide to what is an HVAC emergency.
No Heat in the Winter or No Cool in the Summer = An Emergency
Is your system blowing air but not cool air in the summer or warm air in the winter, or is your system not blowing any air at all? It might not seem like an emergency, but if the temperatures are frigid and you don’t have heat, that can be a risk to your health and well-being, especially if you have young children or elderly adults in the house or individuals with medical issues. The same goes for no air conditioning in the middle of the heat of summer. Some people are okay and can push through, but for most, it’s an emergency if you don’t have heat or AC.
Smoke or Sparks = An Emergency
Do you see or smell smoke coming from any part of your HVAC system? If yes, that is absolutely an HVAC emergency. What about sparks? Sparks, like smoke, also justify a call for emergency HVAC service. Both issues indicate a serious problem with your system and require immediate attention from a heating and cooling professional.
If you have any doubts about whether a problem with your furnace or AC is an emergency, don’t wait to find out. Call the team at G+S Heating and Air for guidance and possibly to schedule an emergency HVAC service.