When Should I Call for Emergency Service?

If you’re a homeowner, you know that problems with your heater and air conditioner don’t always choose a 9-to-5 schedule for when they happen. That’s why most quality HVAC repair and installation services offer 24-hour emergency technicians who can come to your house anytime, day or night. But it can be difficult sometimes to know what truly constitutes an emergency and what can wait for regular business hours. Here in La Habra, CA, our recent high temperatures have reminded us that we never know when a cooling emergency will hit, and while you need to make that decision for yourself based on the circumstances, here’s a few tips to guide you along:

How Long Will You Have to Wait?

If a situation develops, say, on a Friday night, you may need to wait days before regular business hours. In such a case, you should probably call for an emergency repair technician. On the other hand, if it takes place just a few hours before the business opens, it may be worth it to sit tight and hold on until you can schedule a regular repair.

How Uncomfortable will You and Your Family Be?

Going without air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave can be unbearable, even in the middle of the night. And with the hot weather we’ve been having, a broken system can make things extremely unpleasant. The same goes for heater in the middle of a cold spell. On the other hand, if the weather cooperates and your home isn’t unbearably uncomfortable, it might benefit you to wait.

Is Everyone Safe?

You might not think that safety plays a role in your HVAC system, but heat waves and cold fronts can present a threat to infirm family members such as infants or the elderly. A malfunctioning HVAC system could lead to a crisis, in which case you need to summon an emergency repair technician immediately.

Contact JC Mechanical today for emergency service when you need it!

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