What is Considered an HVAC Emergency?

What is Considered an HVAC Emergency?

Experiencing issues with your HVAC system can really throw a wrench into your day. While some HVAC issues are nothing more than just a minor inconvenience, others may require an emergency service call. But how do you know if you’re experiencing an actual HVAC emergency? Here are some things to be on the lookout for if you’re trying to decide what is considered an HVAC emergency.

Burning odor

A burning smell from anything that has an electrical component is not something to take lightly and needs to be addressed immediately. You should immediately shut your system off and contact an HVAC professional. 

Popping, zapping, or screeching sounds

Your unit should never make these sounds. If it’s emitting popping or zapping noises, just like the burning smell – it could mean an electrical problem or a loose connection. Screeching noises could be a problem with your compressor or fan belt. And while a fan belt may not be all that serious, there’s no way for you to know without a professional assessment. In any of the above cases, you should turn off the system and make that call for emergency service. 

Lack of airflow

If your system is simply not blowing air at all, you could have a serious problem. But whether or not it requires a true emergency service call depends on the time of year and your climate. If the weather is frigid or unbearable hot, you are going to want to fix the problem right away. And in some cases, it would be dangerous not to. 

Nobody wants to spend more than necessary for an emergency, well – anything. But some things really do call for immediate action and keeping you and your loved ones safe and comfortable is the most important thing to consider. The best way to prevent the need for emergency service on your HVAC system is to keep up with routine maintenance. Schedule yours today with the professionals at Advent Air. We’re committed to the quality of the air you and your family breathe every single day.