What’s Considered an AC Emergency?
Knowing when to call for emergency service versus when to wait for an appointment during standard business hours is an important distinction. If you wait around too long on emergency issues, you risk endangering your family’s health and further damaging your air conditioner. On the other hand, issues such as high utility bills or reduced cooling output on a mild day don’t need to be addressed immediately. As a good rule of thumb, if someone’s well-being is at risk due to intense heat, call for emergency services.
Signs Your AC Needs Repairs ASAP
If you’re experiencing any of the following, don’t hesitate to give our team a call for emergency AC repairs:
- No cool air on an extremely hot day
- Electrical issues, i.e., breaker tripping when AC is running
- Your household consists of children, elderly, or others that may be extra sensitive to high temperatures
Contact Aladdin AC right away when you need emergency air conditioning repairs in Ventura County or West San Fernando Valley.
Why Choose Aladdin AC?
With over 20 years of experience serving Southern California, Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating understands the unique air conditioning needs of residents in this area. Our team of NATE-certified technicians strives to always deliver the best quality workmanship and customer service.
Call us today to schedule emergency air conditioning repairs in Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, or surrounding areas.
Emergency Air Conditioner Repair FAQs
Is it an emergency if my AC isn’t working?
An air conditioner that has stopped working may be considered an emergency in any of the following situations:
- Your AC has broken down on an extremely hot day (above 90 degrees)
- You have young children, elderly adults, or anyone that could be harmed by excessive heat
- Your AC is actively leaking and causing water damage to your home
- Your AC is experiencing electrical issues such as tripping your breaker, dimming the lights when it turns on, or creating a burning electrical smell
What should I do when my AC goes out?
If your air conditioner stops working, first inspect your thermostat to make sure the system hasn’t been turned off. Check to make sure all the settings are correct and the unit should otherwise be working normally. You can then inspect the circuit breaker to see if it has been tripped. If it has, the breaker can be reset to see if the system resumes normal operation. If it trips the breaker again, it’s time to call a professional. You can also inspect the outside unit for ice build up. If there is ice buildup, allow the ice to melt or otherwise be removed, and see if the system resumes normal operation.
How long does HVAC equipment typically last?
In general, HVAC systems last around 10 to 15 years. However, a system becomes less efficient and performs worse as it gets older. Therefore, after about 10 years, it’s a good idea to start looking around for a replacement, even if you aren’t having any specific or major problems. Modern air conditioning systems will save you money on your energy bills because they are more efficient. Plus, new HVAC systems usually come with a 10-year warranty, so you won’t need to worry about replacing them for quite a while.