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Cooling Emergency! What to Do When Your AC Dies

    Our winter in Georgia is short, and it doesn’t take long for the hot weather to arrive and air conditioners to get back to work. Right now is an excellent time to plan for running your AC. It’s not too early to arrange for air conditioning maintenance, which is the best way to see that a cooling system will work at its best all the way through the summer.

    There’s another bit of planning for the upcoming warm weather, which is to consider what to do if your air conditioning system should abruptly break down during a hot day. (And yes, even with regular maintenance, there’s still a chance the AC will fail.) A broken air conditioner can be a serious emergency if there are elderly people or infants in your home. You’ll need the system working fast—and it won’t just fix itself.

    In most cases, you will need to have HVAC experts handle fixing the air conditioner. Call us for air conditioning repair in Roswell, GA any time of the day or night and we’ll dispatch a trained service professional to your home to have the problem solved as soon as possible.

    Steps to Taken When the Air Conditioner Breaks Down

    • Check for a tripped circuit breaker in the electrical panel. If an AC becomes overstressed—something that can happen due to a clogged filter or simple wear and tear—it can lead to placing too much demand on the circuit. If the AC immediately trips the circuit breaker after you reset it, then you’ll need repairs.
    • Look over the thermostat to see that there isn’t an issue with a mistaken setting. You might need to replace the thermostat batteries.
    • Look up the model and serial number for both the interior and exterior units of the system. You’ll locate this on a sticker on the back of the unit.
    • Call our technicians. We have 24-hour emergency service, so don’t worry about what time you call us.
    • Check on the system warranty. We can help you find your warranty information.

    Here’s What You Can Do to Stay Cool in the Meantime

    One of our technicians is now on the way to help you out. But you’ve still got a hot house until then, so what can you do to stay cool? Here are some tips to help you chill.

    • Shutter or draw the shades over the windows if it’s daylight. Radiant heat coming through windows is a huge contributor to elevating indoor temperatures.
    • Use a combination of fans and ice cubes. Place a bowl of ice cubes in front of a fan, and the power of evaporative cooling will create chilled air. Gather people in one space with these fans to keep them cool.
    • Turn off as many heat-generating appliances as necessary. This includes the lights. Don’t run the dishwasher or the laundry machine, which will add both heat and moisture to the air.
    • If the AC is supplying cool air, but its fan is still working, keep the fan on to help circulate air and create breezes that will make people feel cooler.

    Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling serves Cumming, GA and the surrounding areas. We have 24-hour emergency service available.