What Constitutes an Air Conditioning Repair Emergency?

A cooling emergency requires fast action to restore the function of your home’s cooling system. Particularly during the hot months of summer, a total cooling breakdown can cause the temperature and humidity levels in your home to rise quickly, increasing discomfort and even risking damage to the materials in your home.

When a cooling issue arises in your home, knowing when you should call for emergency AC repair service can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with taking the right steps to rectify the situation.

Which AC Problems Should Be Considered Emergencies?

Certain circumstances indicate that you should contact a certified HVAC technician like Hauser Air for emergency AC services.

Your AC Simply Won’t Work

Complete air conditioner breakdowns occur when you simply can’t get your AC to activate or blow cooled air through your home as it should. If your air conditioner isn’t working, the first things you should check are your circuit breaker and your thermostat, which are often the culprits. However, if your AC system is receiving power and your thermostat is set to cool at a temperature lower than the current ambient temperature of your home, the system should activate.

When your air conditioner won’t cool under these conditions, it’s a situation for your emergency AC repair service to handle. The longer you let your home’s air conditioner remain inactive, the more uncomfortable your home will become in the summertime heat. Placing a call to have your AC fixed immediately is the best way to eliminate the stress and discomfort associated with a nonfunctional cooling system.

Your AC Is Causing Water Damage

Water damage can quickly spread to cause major property losses, while excess moisture can attract pests or promote mold growth within 24 hours. Air conditioning problems associated with water damage, such as a clogged condensate drain or ice formation on the coils, should be addressed by your emergency AC technician as soon as possible. These issues will not only cause damage to your home, but could also damage your air conditioner itself, leading to even more extensive and costly repairs. The worst case scenario would require you to replace the system altogether. The best way to prevent water from seriously damaging your home or your air conditioner is to call for AC service as soon as you discover a problem.

Your AC Is Experiencing Electrical Issues

Electrical problems are not issues that should wait for normal working hours. If your air conditioner is experiencing an electrical issue, such as constantly tripping your breaker, creating a burning electrical smell, or dimming the lights in your home when the system activates, it’s time to call for emergency AC repair service. Electrical issues are serious, and they are not DIY projects, either! Only an AC professional has the technical knowledge needed to identify the source of the problem and solve it quickly, to restore home cooling and reduce your risk of a serious home electrical issue, such as a blackout or a fire.

Call Hauser Air Right Away

Hauser Air technicians are available around-the-clock to deliver fast, professional service in the event of an AC unit breakdown. We know how quickly your home can become uncomfortable from summer heat, so we are pleased to offer emergency AC repair service at any time of day or night.

If you need emergency repair service, call us 24/7 or book an appointment with our HVAC technicians now.

The Basics of Biannual HVAC Maintenance Service

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Just like your car, your HVAC system needs regular servicing to maintain its performance level. Each year, scheduling biannual system maintenance, allows you and your trusted service partner to keep tabs on your heating and cooling system in terms of age and performance, as well as evaluate any changes in your home comfort needs. This biannual heating and cooling service appointment is the perfect time to take stock of your current system and determine whether repairs, upgrades, or replacements are needed, either today or in the near future.

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Difference Between a Heater, Furnace, and Boiler

In the middle of this frigid winter, you may wonder what device is causing your living room to maintain that comfortable 72 degree temperature. Most homes are equipped with a central heating system, though the parts that make up that heating system can be a bit confusing. What is my heating system, and how does it function?

Hauser Air will take you along for a look at the definitions of heaters, furnaces, and boilers, and how they actually work.

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Humidifying Your Home This Winter

Humidifying your home in the winter

It’s the middle of winter and if the dropping temperatures didn’t tip you off, maybe your insanely dry indoor air did. Dry indoor air can cause problems for your home and your health! Not only can it cause cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, and warped wood floors — it can lead to chapped skin, inflamed allergies and itchy eyes. Not to mention lots of static shock! Hauser Air is here to help combat the dry air!

When the moist air in your home escapes, it is replaced by dry air from outside, which can seriously compromise comfort. That’s why it’s important to amp up the humidity in your home during the coldest months of the year. How can you add moisture back into your indoor air? Read more below.

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Furnace Maintenance Recommendations

Here are few things we think you need to remember this heating season…

1. Keep your furnace filter cleaned
2. Have your furnace maintenance every year

Your filter is what is removing all the dust, dander and debris from your air in your home. Remember, there are TWO filters in your house – your furnace filter and your lungs! Let’s make sure the furnace filter is taking the brunt of the dust and allergens, not your body.

Since your furnace is what moves the air during heating AND cooling season throughout your home, a dirty air filter can stop that air from moving. What happens is the fan inside your furnace/air handler can’t pull the air it needs from your ductwork causing it to work harder than it should.

A good example of this is a clothes dryer! If you don’t clean the filter on your dryer it can’t get enough air to dry your clothes and may break. Can you imagine not changing that filter?
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6 Ways to Cut Energy Costs in Your Home

Winter solstice is here! During this season, most homes experience increased energy bill costs due to keeping it warm. There are many ways to keep those prices down. Check out five ways that Hauser Air is heading into the New Year with a new peace of mind and better understanding of how to save energy in your home.
  • 1. Fix air leaks around your home by using foam inserts, weather stripping, and caulk.
  • 2. Forming quick and easy habits can go a long way. Take shorter showers and turn off all electricity when leaving a room.
  • 3. Remember to change your furnace filter every 3 months; this could save you more money than you think!
  • 4. Unplug battery chargers, TVs, and other appliances when not in use. They use energy constantly. If unplugging your TV isn’t an option, adjust the energy saver setting when not in use.
  • 5. Insulation reduces heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. Save hundreds a year by insulating attics, exterior walls, under floors, heat ducts and hot water pipes.

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“The Heat” Newsletter: December 2020 Edition

This month’s newsletter is guaranteed to keep you cozy at home this holiday season! We also share important safety tips to protect your home from carbon monoxide. Our newsletter, The Heat, features coupons, helpful articles, delicious recipes, and fun photos of Hauser Air in the community. Subscribe here to get The Heat delivered to your inbox each month.

READ THE DECEMBER 2020 EDITION OF “THE HEAT”

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