In Florida, you really can’t get through the heat of summer without your whole home air conditioner. This is one of the reasons why the experts at Downtown Air & Heat offer 24-hour emergency service every day of the year. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to identify what qualifies as a true emergency. To help you, our experts have put together some examples of situations that would classify as “emergencies”:
You have no cooling at all.
There can be myriad reasons your air conditioner won’t cool, and it’s important to allow a trained expert to determine the problem and repair it. While it may be tempting to see what’s happening yourself, this isn’t advised, as you may put yourself and your system at risk.
You smell a burning odor.
A burning odor coming from your air conditioning system is never a good thing. Typically, it means there is a serious electrical issue. Why is it serious? Because the problem has gotten far enough that an electrical component has become hot enough to burn through material. If you smell a burning odor, turn your system off immediately and call for help.
You hear a loud screeching noise coming from your outdoor unit.
There are typically two reasons for a screeching noise emanating from your air conditioning system: a fan belt is going bad or the compressor is overwhelmed with high pressure. The latter problem with a compressor is a very serious and potentially dangerous issue. Your compressor resides in the outdoor unit, so if you hear a loud screeching noise coming from that part of your system, shut the system down immediately and call for help.
We know how important it is to have reliable service when you need it most, and our NATE-certified experts are here to help. Call us today with any issues you may have with your air conditioner in Orlando, FL.