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Typical HVAC Emergencies

An HVAC emergency is identified in the most basic terms as a situation that absolutely cannot wait: something taking place after normal work hours in most cases and of a sort that can put off the entire household if it’s allowed to linger. Ideally, every heating and air conditioning problem would take place during the work day, when you’re at home to spot it, or else be of a sort where you can let it sit for a few days until you can schedule a session. Unfortunately, real life doesn’t work like that.

The good news is that we provide 24/7 emergency services and can be on call whenever you may need us. But how can you tell if a situation is an emergency or not? Every situation is different, and it’s up to you the homeowner to determine whether the situation constitutes an emergency or not. Here are a few quick tips to help you out:

General Conditions

Generally speaking, there are two specific questions you should ask to determine whether the situation is an emergency or not:

  1. Can you mitigate the damage yourself? For instance, will turning off the HVAC system stop the problem from affecting your home and/or causing more damage to the system itself? If you can stop the leaks, the clanks, or whatever else the problem is, you might do better to schedule repairs during normal business hours. Otherwise, consider calling an emergency repair service.
  2. Can you do without the HVAC system until you can schedule repairs? Luckily, this is easier during our mild winters than our blazing hot summers, but your specific circumstances may vary. If you can wait a few days with the system turned off, that’s probably your best call. If you can’t, then it’s probably best to summon an emergency service.

For quality HVAC emergency service in Springfield, LA, call the pros at A Professional Heating & Air!

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