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Do You Need AC Repair This Week?

What’s the point of asking about when you need AC repairs? From a homeowner’s perspective, doesn’t it not matter as long as you get them done soon? Well, that might be true. But how soon will you be getting them done?

The fact of the matter is that we don’t have much time left in the cooling season for AC repairs. It can be incredibly easy to accidentally forget about a necessary repair need when you let your AC off the hook for a few months in winter, only to be frustrated when it breaks down in the next cooling cycle. Air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL doesn’t wait for you to be ready or remind you when it’s necessary. It’s up to you to understand the urgency of your air conditioner’s repair.

So, how urgent are your AC repairs? Well, let’s find out!

What Constitute Urgent Repair?

If your air conditioner needs urgent repair, the signs should be pretty clear. In case they’re not, we’re going to talk a little bit about what problems require urgent repairs and what can probably wait. Here’s a little hint: unless the problem is something extremely minor, you might lose money from waiting on repairs anyways. Getting things fixed and making sure your air conditioner works properly is usually both practically and financially in your best interest. Anyways, here are some reasons why you might need urgent repair:

  • Refrigerant leak. This one is pretty clear. The longer a refrigerant leak goes unaddressed the more problems you’ll encounter in multiple categories. Your system’s efficiency will dwindle, you’ll lose cooling power, and your air conditioner will struggle to function and eventually could risk breaking down. Get this one repaired this week if possible.
  • Constant breakdowns. Breakdowns are never a good sign. They’re not even a normal sign. If your air conditioner has broken down at all in the past few months, and it’s not too old to require a replacement, then you need to call us. Constant breakdowns are a sign that something is categorically wrong with your system and needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
  • Unpleasant noises. Noises are a good signal that something is wrong. The louder and more unpleasant the noise, the more urgent the repair need is. While sure, any noise warrants a visit from our team, it might help to know that a loud noise should never go ignored.
  • Bad smells. Smells that are akin to dirty socks can signify a condensate drain clog and the growth of mold or algae in your system. These are urgent repairs because mold can be unhealthy to breathe in and cause issues down the line.

When Should I Wait for Repairs

That’s a tough question. If you simply can’t afford a repair, or you’re sure it’s something that can wait until the next cooling season then we understand. However, that’s a gamble that we don’t want anyone to make if they don’t have to. If you’ve got the time to get your problems fixed, then we’d recommend you give us a call and get it done.

Call the team at Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. today. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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