How to Avoid AC HVAC Emergencies

We’re in the middle of summer and it’s HOT outside. More than likely you’ve been running your AC HVAC nonstop – it hasn’t gotten a break. Your system could be suffering and you don’t even know it.

What Can Cause an AC HVAC Emergency?

At Lawes, we offer 24/7 residential and commercial emergency services for AC, HVAC and other heating equipment when you need it, but there are a few things you can do to avoid emergencies from happening in the first place.

Cause #1: Improper Maintenance

This is our number one reason for emergency calls. Get all of your appliances inspected, cleaned and maintained regularly to prevent an emergency later on. Plus, simple tasks such as changing your filter regularly are also essential to the safety, reliability and efficiency of your AC, HVAC or furnace.

Give us a call now at 732-741-6300 to schedule regular maintenance for your entire HVAC system, especially in older homes. There’s no better company to call than Lawes; our certified technicians are able to get your AC, HVAC and heating systems back up and running.

Cause #2: Outdated HVAC Units

Like most equipment, AC and HVAC units won’t last forever. Aging systems are more prone to breakdowns and emergencies than newer, more efficient models.

If you seem to be calling in for repeated repairs and emergency service more often than you’d like to admit, consider the 50% rule of thumb. When the cost of repairs gets close to 50% of the value of your unit, you’re better off financially in the long run upgrading your system.

Cause #3: DIY Gone Bad

We’ve seen more than a few do-it-yourselfers (gone bad) over the years. Don’t try to fix things if you’re not 100% familiar with… no matter how easy it looks on YouTube. Yes, you need to fix small problems before they become big problems, but it pays to have a professional AC technician handle things. And, besides, we love what we do! So, before you pick up that screw driver or call your cousin Eddie to help, give us a call to help. You’ll save more than just money in the long run.

Cause #4: Running the AC All Day and Night

It may seem easier to just let your AC run full blast all day and all night, but doing so not only wastes a fair amount of electricity, it can also stress out the unit. If the house is going to be empty for most of the day, turn the thermostat up before you leave and then just schedule it to turn it down again when you get home.

Emergency AC, HVAC, and Heating Service — Even in the Middle of the Night

An already stressful situation doesn’t have to take a turn for the worse; know that Lawes Home Comfort Specialists are here for you 24 hours a day with knowledgeable technicians on call. We’ve been servicing the Monmouth County, New Jersey, area since 1926 and you can have confidence that we’ll get your system up and running in no time. As a family owned business, we know there’s nothing more important than the safety and comfort of your family.