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My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Problems That May Require Emergency AC Repairs

by Rita Richardson

For those that live in areas with warm climates, an AC failure is a serious problem that must be handled immediately. In particular, there are a handful of problems that can require you to immediately contact a 24/7 AC repair provider.

Major Refrigerant Leaks

A major refrigerant leak can cause your air conditioner to completely lose the ability to provide any cool air to your building. While a minor leak may be temporarily addressed by adding more refrigerant to the system, larger leaks will require professional repairs in order to patch. If you experience this type of problem during the overnight hours, waiting until the morning to schedule repairs can give the building enough time to reach potentially hazardous temperatures. Luckily, 24/7 repair services will provide you with an option for having these repairs started as soon as possible.

Failed Blower

The blower for the air conditioning system is essential for distributing the cool air from the system. Without a working blower, the interior of the building will fail to cool despite the AC system running at full capacity. Repairing the blower is one of the more complicated services that you can need for this system. In many cases, the blower may need to be replaced, which could require the AC system to have its housing removed so that the blower can be disconnected and pulled from the system. Additionally, connecting the new blower can be complicated, and mistakes can cause the blower to rapidly burn out.  

Flooded Unit

Flooding is a problem that individuals may not associate with air conditioning systems. Yet, it is a significant issue for these systems to experience, which can prevent you from being able to run it. Often, flooding is the result of the unit's drain becoming clogged. Depending on the design of the unit, it may be difficult to reach far enough into the drain to remove the clog that has formed. Unfortunately, the system may be unable to drain until this clog is removed, which can prevent you from using it while also increasing the chances of the system suffering major damage as a result of the water in it. In fact, failing to drain the system before attempting to run it can lead to the unit's electrical components becoming ruined or metal components starting to corrode. Sadly, all of this damage could potentially force you to replace the entire AC unit, which could be both expensive and highly disruptive to life in your home.

Contact a local 24/7 AC repair service to learn more.