Emergency Air Conditioning Repair
Zone Home Solutions offers 24/7 emergency air conditioning repairs for your air conditioning system. With our staff of NATE-certified HVAC professionals – we can meet any need when it comes to taking care of your HVAC system. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we specialize in Carrier units and parts, but can service any brand. Our team is skilled at diagnosing and repairing problems in cooling components that include:
- Condenser coils
- Refrigerant pressures
One of our technicians is on call to service emergency requests after hours and on the weekends. Please call our office to request emergency air conditioning repair and service.
From our years of experience, typically emergency ac problems are caused by one of seven primary issues:
- Clogged Drains: as your HVAC system cools your home, the moisture that your system removes from the air has to go somewhere. It’s removed via a drain line into a pan and down a drain that is typically run outside the home. If that drain gets clogged, the pan gets full, or the drain somehow gets twisted, the water can back up either into your home (if you’re home has a basement) or damage your system. If your system uses a pan, pans typically have alarms that will automatically turn your system off in the event of a water backup if it is working appropriately but these sensors can also malfunction.
- Leaking Ductwork: If you notice that your system isn’t cooling or heating effectively, it can also be caused by leaking ductwork. Ducts are initially run throughout the home to carry cool or warm air through your heated and cooled space. But, rodents (or a poor installation) can also leave holes or breaks in the ducts. Older homes may have even used older techniques to seal ductwork that can eventually loosen and cause system leakage. When those things occur, the air circulating from your home can end up in crawlspaces or inside walls where it’s not appropriately heating or cooling your home – driving energy costs and causing your HVAC system to malfunction.
- Low Refrigerant: This is one of the most common causes of emergency hvac calls. Just like your automobile or refrigerator, a refrigerant circulates through your HVAC system to remove heat and humidity from the air in your home. Sometimes, these systems develop small leaks over time and can cause your system to ineffectively cool the air in your home. Fixing this problem typically requires a professional to repair holes in your lines as well as replace any leaked refrigerant. Unfortunately, these problems are not simple fixes and are usually costly due to the time needed to find any and all leaks and repair them.
- Dirty Coils: The outdoor unit of your HVAC system contains condenser coils that help remove heat from the air in your home. However, these systems won’t work well if packed with leaves, debris or dirt. Dirty condenser coils can led to wear and tear on your system – and eventual failure – driving a need for emergency air conditioning repair.
- Fan Malfunction: Fans, like the ceiling fans in your home, help circulate air. Your HVAC unit comes equipped with multiple fans that blow air over your evaporator and condenser coils. As systems age, fan motors, ball bearings, belts, and other items may break or wear causing your HVAC system fans to work improperly or to even begin making sounds that are unappealing. If ignored, these problems can worsen and even lead to full system or compressor failure forcing a full HVAC replacement.
- Broken Thermostat: Both older dial thermostats and newer programmable thermostats can break or have issues. These problems can usually be corrected by looking through the owner’s manual – but if not, we’re more than happy to help.
- Frozen Evaporator Coils: Remember those air filters you’re supposed to change every 1-3 months? The air conditioning unit in your home utilizes evaporator coils to help absorb heat and remove it from your home. However, in order to work properly, your system needs air circulating around them. When airflow isn’t present, from things like a clogged filter, clogged intake vent, or even a broken duct, ice can build up in your system and will prevent air from being supplied to your home.
If you experience any of these emergency HVAC problems, contact us and we’ll be glad to help solve the issue!