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Our Step by Step Guide to an AC Breakdown

Has your air conditioner all of a sudden broken down? Before you get upset, we’d like to help you out. AC breakdowns might be some of the worst things you can experience as a homeowner, but they’re not the end of the world. There are plenty of good reasons for you to not panic and remain calm.

There are going to be two things you’ll want to do right out of the gate—call our team for help and keep reading this blog. As long as a professional is on the way to help repair or replace your system, you can follow along with our step-by-step guide to dealing with an AC breakdown. AC repair in Melbourne, FL is on its way, and we promise we’ll try as hard as we can to mitigate the damage.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at what to do in the immediate aftermath of a system breakdown.

What You Can Do

You’re probably tired of waiting for a professional to arrive. While we understand how that feels, we can’t stress enough that only a licensed professional should open your system up and perform repairs. But there are a few things you can do to mitigate damage and help make the job faster and easier. Let’s take a look.

Step 1: Leave the System Alone

If you were planning on trying to turn the system on again in hopes that you’ll be able to magically get it working again, we highly advise against that. Think of a professional HVAC technician as a detective showing up at the scene of a crime. The more you disturb the evidence, the harder it will be for them to know how your AC broke down in the first place.

Step 2: Clean the Air Filter

Air filters are components that are meant to be handled by a homeowner. That means you can replace one without harming other components of the system. A clogged air filter could have contributed to the breakdown of your air conditioner, but it’s always a good idea to have a professional look at the system anyways.

Step 3: Remain Cool and Hydrated

This step is important. When your air conditioner breaks down, it rarely breaks down at a convenient time. Sometimes it happens on the hottest day of the year when it’s really unbearable to be outside.

Make sure to keep you and your family safe by staying hydrated and cool. It might be time to pull out those box fans and make some iced tea so you can avoid the worst effects of hot weather. Our team is responsive and fast, so you don’t have to worry about having your repair need take too long.

Step 4: Think Long-Term

One of the hardest parts of an AC breakdown is the panic that comes with it. So many homeowners just want their system to be repaired so they can get back to feeling comfortable. The problem is that this might not be the most cost-effective solution.

Let’s say your furnace has broken down too. You might get the most bang for your buck by upgrading to a heat pump AC system that can act as both an air conditioner in the summer and a heater in the winter. Remember to think long-term and don’t spend more than you have to.

Our licensed AC specialists at Complete Air & Heat, Inc. know how to help mitigate the stress of a breakdown. Call us today! Making families happy on the Space Coast since 1975.

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