Emergency HVAC Services
South Bend's Best Emergency HVAC Service
We offer 24/7 Emergency HVAC Services at No Extra Cost!
HVAC systems don’t just keep you comfortable, they keep you safe! Safe temperatures range from 68ºF to 74ºF, especially for babies, small children, and people above the age of 65 years. That being said, emergency services rely on many factors including but not limited to residents’ age, outdoor temperatures, and the problem at hand.
So what constitutes an emergency?
The most serious HVAC emergency is a carbon monoxide leak, which can be fatal! If there has been an ongoing carbon monoxide leak and your carbon monoxide detector goes off or you start to notice signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, everyone should evacuate the building and 911 should be called immediately. If you catch the problem early, you may notice sooty, brown, or yellow staining around your furnace or the pilot light keeps blowing out. You should shut off your gas, open your windows to air out your home, and call an HVAC technician to come out right away.
If your furnace goes out in the winter, you may be able to keep yourself warm with space heaters, heated blankets, and plenty of layers until your system can be fixed. But if outside temperatures drop to 20ºF or lower your pipes may begin to freeze. To prevent any serious damage to your home, you should call an HVAC technician right away.
If your water heater is leaking or air conditioner is not draining properly, water may pool around the system causing the electronic components to short-circuit. Because of the potentially fatal risks this poses, you should not get near the system. Flip the breaker to cut power to your water heater or AC unit and call an HVAC technician.
In most cases, AC issues are not emergencies. However, if your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant, it can cause your compressor to overheat or even burn out. Before this happens, your system should be triggered to shut down. If you notice your AC is running continuously you should turn it off and call an HVAC technician.
Who is the service for?
Anyone experiencing an HVAC issue that you believe is an emergency! If the issue meets the criteria for emergency service, we will send a technician out ASAP, whether that be within 1-2 hours or first thing the next morning. We always return emergency calls in a timely manner and if the issue is not an emergency, we will still help schedule the earliest available time for a technician to come help.
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer 24/7 emergency HVAC services year-round! Give us a call if you need our help and we will get back to you right away to let you know our earliest availability. An HVAC technician will be sent out as soon as possible, wether that be within the hour or first thing the next morning depends on our availability.
In the winter bundle up and hangout in the warmest room in your house. If you have any space heaters, place them nearby, out of reach of children and pets, and turn them on high. You can help insulate your home by hanging thick blankets over the doors and windows. You should NEVER use your stovetop or oven to heat your home.
In the summer it’s important to drink plenty of water. You should turn on your ceiling fans and any floor fans you own. If it feels warmer inside than outside, open your windows and doors to create a cross breeze. You can also use ice packs and cold compresses especially on the back of your neck to stay cool.
Most companies charge additional fees for after-hours, urgent services. Because HVAC systems are critical to your comfort and safety, our 24/7 emergency HVAC services come at No Extra Cost. However, without seeing and/or knowing the severity of the issue we can’t give an exact estimate. Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help.
In most emergency cases your system should be triggered to turn itself off. If it has not turned off, you should manually shut it down by flipping the switch or, if it is not safe to get near your HVAC system, flip the breaker to cut power to the system Then, create a clear path to the HVAC system so we can easily perform the diagnostic checks and maintenance. We will also need some space for our tools.
A trained technician will arrive and once shown the system, will begin diagnostic procedures. We will do our best to get your system up and running again at least temporarily. If your system requires further repairs or requires replacement we will let you know our recommendations for moving forward and will help you schedule a time for more time consuming repairs or a replacement installation.