It’s been a long day at work, you had to sit in traffic during your commute and you had to make a stop off at the grocery store on your way. You are excited to get home to enjoy your comforting and cool home—and then you come to find that your air conditioning has broken down.
This is definitely an inconvenient time for your home HVAC system to break down, and you’ll probably want to get in touch with an AC repair person to get your system up and running again. But would you classify this as an emergency? Well, it depends. Here are some circumstances and factors to think about when trying to determine whether to call an HVAC contractor in St. George, UT for emergency repairs.
Keep comfort and safety in mind
Simply put, an HVAC emergency can be defined as a situation in which you are truly not able to wait for repairs. The first factor to consider before you call for an emergency fix is your comfort. What is the weather like? Is it in the middle of July, with temperatures in the 90s or higher? Is it especially humid? Here in Utah, we live in the desert and the hot weather creeps up slowly during the day and sticks around for the afternoon and evening. This is also a good thought to keep in mind during the winter when your home’s heating goes out—no one wants to have their home feel like an igloo.
If your air conditioning goes out in the middle of a hot day or right before bedtime, this can create a very uncomfortable situation. Your home can easily overheat, which not only leads to feeling very hot and bothered and demands that you bust out a pair of shorts—in fact, in the worst case scenario, the increased heat in your home can lead to health problems on a smaller scale, like a sleepless night or even an increased risk of heat stroke. Both of these symptoms can affect you, and they can be even worse for older relatives or young children.
These consequential health problems that can arise from a broken HVAC system are the second key factor to think about when determining whether you need emergency repairs: safety. Excessive heat and humidity, poor air circulation and other factors can all make your home not just uncomfortable, but truly unsafe. When safety is at risk, a call to an HVAC contractor in St. George, UT is a must.
Depending on when you call your contractor, you may find yourself paying higher rates for the repairs you need, particularly if it is an after-hours or weekend call. If it happens that the system breaks down outside of regular business hours, you’ll have to decide whether it’s safe and reasonable to wait until they resume to make the call, or if you need help right away. Ultimately, when to call is up to you, but don’t take any unnecessary risks. Get in touch with Calaway Heating & Air Conditioning today to get your system up and running!
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