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When to Call for Emergency AC Repair in Morrow, OH? - Rick's Heating and Cooling

When to Call for Emergency AC Repair in Morrow, OH?

July 13, 2017

When the air conditioner in your Morrow home malfunctions on the weekend or in the middle of the night, you have two choices: call for an emergency repair or wait until regular business hours. Your decision depends on what’s wrong with your air conditioner and how long you think you can last without it.

If you decide an emergency AC repair is best for your situation, call Rick’s Heating & Cooling right away! We’ll get your ailing air conditioner working again day or night, weekend or holiday.

Signs You Need Emergency Air Conditioner Repair

You can always wait until regular business hours, but we recommend calling us for emergency air conditioning services if you experience any of these problems.

Unusual Sounds

You’ve had your air conditioner for a few years, so you know what it should sound like. If you hear any strange noises, call Rick’s Heating & Cooling right away.

  • Squealing sounds might mean the fan belt is loose or the compressor is building up pressure. Both situations are dangerous, so turn off the system and call for an emergency AC repair.
  • Popping, buzzing, or snapping sounds could indicate an unsafe electrical problem. To prevent a fire hazard or electrocution, shut off the unit and leave the repair to a professional.

Strange Odors

The air coming from the supply registers should smell like the rest of your house. Strange scents could warrant an emergency AC repair, but it depends on the smell. Here are two common hazardous odors to watch out for:

  • Burning or gunpowder smells could point to a mechanical problem. You’ll need to have the air conditioner repaired before you run it again.
  • A rotten egg smell is a sign of a natural gas leak. If this odor comes from your air vents, exit the house immediately. Call your gas company first, followed by Rick’s Heating & Cooling.

No Cold Air

Sometimes, the air conditioner seems to be running just fine, but the air coming from supply registers feels lukewarm. First, check that the thermostat is set to “auto,” not “on.” Replace the air filter to see if that helps. If not, something could be wrong with the condenser, or the evaporator coil might be frozen. Both problems require a professional repair. If you don’t want to be left without air conditioning for awhile, call us to request emergency services.

Weak Airflow

If you hear the AC running, but little to no air exits the supply vents, try replacing the air filter. If it’s clogged, it could be restricting airflow. Also, make sure the registers are open.

Other possibilities for weak airflow include a dirty blower fan, leaky ductwork, or faulty zoning dampers. If basic troubleshooting doesn’t get your air conditioner working like normal again, call Rick’s Heating & Cooling.

No Function at All

Perhaps the most obvious reason to call for emergency AC repair is if the cooling equipment refuses to operate at all. To troubleshoot this problem, first make sure the air conditioner is plugged in, and no circuit breakers are tripped. If adjusting the thermostat has no effect, it could be calibrated incorrectly, or an air conditioner component may be broken. Regardless of the problem, we can fix it!

Schedule Emergency AC Repair in the Cincinnati Area

The hours at Rick’s Heating & Cooling are weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but we understand that breakdowns don’t always occur during business hours. When a repair just can’t wait, our team is always here for you! Call us anytime at 513-899-6005 to request emergency AC repair in Morrow, and we’ll send a licensed and certified technician to your door as soon as possible.