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3 Big Indicators That You Need Emergency AC Service


With the summer finally here, most of us have put our air conditioning systems into full gear, with some of them running almost nonstop. With your air conditioning system getting so much use after such a long time of doing nothing, the chances of something going wrong with your system increase dramatically, especially if you haven’t taken the proper steps to keep it maintained like it should be. While all repairs can be a hassle, having your system stop working entirely can be truly disastrous. No one wants to have to suffer through the long summer months without a working air conditioning system. One of the best things that you can do for you and your family is to familiarize yourself with the signs that your air conditioning system is in need of this emergency air conditioning service before it actually stops working entirely. That can be easier said than done at times, however. If you are unfamiliar with the signs that your AC system is in desperate need of emergency services, this is your lucky day. At Lyons Air Conditioning & Heating, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list detailing just a few of the biggest indicators to be on the lookout for that will let you know when your air conditioning system is in dire need of emergency air conditioning service.

Unusual Noises

This one ranks at the top of our list as it is also one of the easiest to notice. If you notice that your air conditioning system is starting to make strange noises while it is running, it might be time to call in a professional and have them take a look before things stop working entirely. Strange sounds coming from your unit usually indicate that there is a mechanical failure inside the unit itself, whether something has broken or just come loose. Either way, damaged components in your unit can easily lead to more significant damage if they aren’t addressed in a timely manner, even resulting in complete system failure eventually. Listen out for any sounds emanating from your home’s air conditioning system that don’t sound normal. If you hear any such noises, make the call to an HVAC professional right away while repairs are still an option. If you wait too long to have the issue addressed, you could easily be looking at replacement costs as opposed to repair costs.

Warm Or Hot Air From Your Vents

If you notice that you have warm or hot air coming from the vents throughout your home, it could be an indication that you have a blockage somewhere in your system, and it is in your best interest to make sure that you have a professional come out and identify where the blockage is and how it can be cleared. These blockages can be anywhere in between your filters and your air ducts, and no matter where they are, it means that something is going seriously wrong with your system. Ignoring this issue can lead to a number of other issues in your system, including its complete breakdown over time if you aren’t careful. If your home doesn’t feel like it is cooling properly, it is a good idea to put a hand in front of your vents and take note of the air temperature coming from your ducts. If you notice warm or hot air, give your local air conditioning contractors a call immediately.

Foul, Burning Odors

While it isn’t uncommon to smell the faint smell of burning dust the first time you switch your system from cooling to heating in the winter, burning isn’t something you should be smelling when you are running your air conditioning unit. If you notice the smell of burning anything when your system is running, you should switch it off immediately and call in a professional. Burning or melting wiring or electrical components aren’t something you should ever take lightly, and ignoring them or hoping that they will just go away on their own is a recipe for disaster.

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