Your HVAC system plays a vital role in maintaining a cool and comfortable living space. Your system regulates cold and warm air, creating an optimal indoor temperature that’s comfortable enough for everyone. However, although your HVAC regulates your indoor air, certain scenarios may arise requiring immediate assistance from your HVAC company. In this post, we will discuss twelve incidents that may arise that warrant an emergency call to your HVAC service provider, ranging from heating and cooling problems to electrical issues and gas leaks.
12 Incidents That May Warrant an Emergency Call to Your HVAC Company:
1. Gas leaks
If you suspect any gas leaks, call your HVAC company immediately. Evacuate the premises as you wait for professional assistance. Gas leaks are dangerous and can pose a significant life-changing threat to you and your loved ones.
2. Burning smell
If you detect a burning smell or smoke coming from your HVAC system, it’s important to call your HVAC service provider immediately. Smoke or burning smell could indicate a possible electrical problem or fire hazard that warrants immediate assistance.
3. No heating or cooling
If your HVAC system fails to cool your house during those summer months or fails to heat during winter, it’s a clear indication of an emergency. Extreme weather and climatic conditions can be dangerous and life-threatening, especially for sensitive individuals such as infants, the elderly, and those suffering from chronic conditions.
4. Water leaks
Significant water leaks from your HVAC system could indicate a malfunctioning condensate drain or a burst pipe. Do not hesitate to contact your HVAC company in case of water leaks. Excess water leaks can lead to mold growth, property damage, and other costly implications if not addressed promptly.
5. System failure
If your HVAC system shuts down and refuses to turn on, it’s an emergency that warrants you to call your HVAC company. Failure to function could be due to an electrical problem, a thermostat malfunctioning problem, or a failed compressor.
6. Loud noises
Do not ignore unusually loud voices from your HVAC system. Noises such as banging, screeching, or grinding could indicate mechanical failure and loose components. These sounds could indicate other issues that may cause further damage if left unattended.
7. Strong odors
Faulty HVAC systems emit strong orders and pungent smells. If the smell coming off your HVAC system resembles rotten eggs, there could be potential gas leaks. Burning rubber indicates an electrical problem and musty odors suggest that your system needs repair. Failure to address unusual odors leads to health and safety concerns.
8. Carbon monoxide alarm activation
If your carbon monoxide (CO) alarm goes off, immediately evaluate the room and ask for professional assistance and help. Carbon monoxide is a silent, odorless, deadly gas emitted by a faulty HVAC system or any other fuel-burning appliance. The alarm activation helps you to detect failures in the HVAC’s normal functioning, allowing you to take remediation steps to prevent health and safety concerns.
9. Erratic behavior
If your HVAC system constantly cycles on and off, shows erratic behavior, and runs excessively, it’s time to call your HVAC service provider. Erratic or unusual behavior indicates an underlying problem or system malfunctioning. Contact your HVAC company to rectify these issues.
10. Electrical issues
Treat any electrical problems related to your HVAC system as emergencies. Exposed wires, socket breaker tipping issues, and sparks must all be treated with the emergency that they deserve. If you notice electrical sparks or electrical arcing in your HVAC system, it’s time to call your HVAC company. Electrical sparks can cause shocks and potential fires.
11. Ice casing
If your HVAC system components become engraved with ice, it could indicate a potentially significant problem that warrants immediate attention. If the refrigerant pipes and evaporator coils become encased in frost or ice, it’s an indication of potential system problems such as airflow, malfunctioning components, and refrigerant levels.
12. Intermittent gas supply
If you have a gas-powered HVAC system and notice a problem with the ignition, you should call your HVAC company immediately. Intermittent gas supply problems indicate problems with the gas supply line, pilot light, and similar components. And given the potential safety risks associated with gas, it’s crucial that you call your HVAC service provider to diagnose the issue for you.
Briggs HVAC – Bringing Safety in HVAC Installations, Repairs and Maintenance.
At Briggs HVAC, we have one principle in safety and security. When encountering any emergency with your HVAC system, it’s important that you prioritize your safety and that of others. And if you’re unsure whether an emergency warrants a call, it’s best to err on caution and contact your HVAC company immediately.
Your HVAC company can provide technical assistance to malfunctioning systems, mitigating threats and ensuring continuous system operation.
Contact Briggs HVAC for superior heating, ventilation, and air conditioning solutions.