How to Handle (And Avoid) Emergency HVAC Repairs

Bounds Heating & Air technicians fixing HVAC unit

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

This old saying is just as true with regard to your HVAC system as with anything else. Keeping your heating and cooling units in excellent condition will not only help improve their energy efficiency, saving you money on utilities, but it can also extend the service life of your system. It’s best to have a regular maintenance program that includes all necessary inspections of your HVAC units.

Unfortunately, problems can sometimes still occur despite your best efforts to the contrary. When this happens, you have little choice but to call for an emergency HVAC repair. Our specialists at Bounds Heating & Air understand how incredibly inconvenient it is to have your heating or cooling system break down at the worst possible time, so to help you out, here are our best tips on how to handle these issues with as little trouble as possible.

Power Struggles

In a well-maintained HVAC system, the problem usually isn’t with the unit itself.  Sometimes power plugs can get dislodged, entirely cutting off the power to your home’s furnace or air conditioner. Survey the outlets to see if any of the power cables have become detached, then check to make sure everything is connected and all cords are in their proper place.

Thermostat Troubles

Many heating and air conditioning problems can be traced back to a faulty thermostat. Ensure your thermostat is operating correctly and in full battery mode. A low-power battery can affect the way your thermostat detects air temperature and cause your furnace to perform far less efficiently.

Free-Flowing Filters

When your air filters are clogged with dust and dirt, the flow of air is interrupted. This will eventually cause your heat exchanger to overheat, which will then trigger an automatic shutdown of your furnace as a safety measure. This issue is known as short cycling and is one of the most common reasons homeowners call for emergency air conditioning repair.

Check your furnace filters regularly every few weeks. Our experts recommend cleaning or replacing the filters at least once every 90 days, or sooner if necessary, to keep your system running smoothly and efficiently.

At Bounds Heating & Air, we’re the number one provider of HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation services. Give us a call at 352-290-3370 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your heating or air conditioning repair or installation service today. We serve clients in Newberry, FL, and nearby areas.