Is It an Air Conditioner Emergency?
The hot Las Vegas summers can take their toll on your home’s air conditioning unit affecting how it works or even causing it to break down. With routine AC maintenance, you can prevent a variety of common problems before they become a costly issue. However, even with regular tune-ups, air conditioners are mechanical units that can break down and require you to call for emergency repair.
If your AC isn’t working as well as it should, you may just need to schedule thorough maintenance service from our team of Las Vegas HVAC experts at Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing. If you notice one of the following emergency repair situations, our team is available to perform the repair you need whenever you need it and help you avoid a hot day at home.
Frozen Air Conditioner Unit
Even on the hottest Las Vegas day, your AC unit can freeze over. If you notice a build up of ice or frost on your AC, you have an air conditioner emergency that should be addressed immediately before permanent damage is done. An air conditioner can freeze for two main reasons:
- Lack Of Air Flow: There are many things that can restrict the air flow in your AC such as clogged or dirty air filters, obstructed air ducts, damaged blower motor, low refrigerant levels, damaged condenser, or a dirt build-up on the evaporator and condenser coils. Without sufficient airflow, the temperature of the evaporator coil will drop very low causing any humidity in the unit to freeze and accumulate ice build up.
- Low Refrigerant or Refrigerant Leaks: Refrigerant is used to actively cool the air flowing through your air conditioner as it passes through the coils. Low levels of refrigerant whether from a leak or a simple need for more can create a drop in pressure within the evaporator coil and cause moisture from to freeze.
Clogged Condensate Lines
Condensate drain lines are used to channel water and moisture throughout the unit helping your air conditioner to effectively produce cold air. If this drain line becomes clogged or obstructed, your AC unit’s ability to control humidity levels can be affected leading to leaks, water overflow, and poor air quality. If you notice standing or pooled water, a full condensate pan, moldy smells, or water damage around the unit, you likely have a clogged condensate lines that should be cleaned before more damage occurs.
An electrical problem can create a serious need for emergency repair not only to keep your air conditioner running, but more importantly to keep your home safe. Electrical AC problems can be cause by a failing or overloaded circuit breaker, thermostat malfunction, faulty capacitors, damaged wires or cables, or even loose electrical connections. Common signs of electrical issues can include a unit that continuously runs even after its been shut off, a unit that doesn’t turn on, unusually high electric bills, tripped circuit breakers, or a burning smell coming from the unit. In order to avoid a dangerous safety risk from electrical problems, make sure that you do not attempt electrical work on your own, but instead call for emergency AC repair from experienced professionals.
A gas leak can be extremely dangerous and should be addressed immediately. A gas leak can cause a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. If you can smell natural gas, don’t hesitate and call for emergency service as soon as possible.
If your air conditioner isn’t keeping your home cool and comfortable, call for emergency AC repair from Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC, & Plumbing at (702) 623-8365. Our technicians are available any time day or night any day of the week to fix any emergent problems before your safety is at risk or your AC unit is permanently damage.