Emergency AC Repair
24/7 Air Conditioning Repair
At Polar Bear, We Care!
Polar Bear Mechanical provides emergency AC repairs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Although Colorado Springs has some of the most beautiful winters in the country, the summers here can be surprisingly hot and uncomfortable. The last thing you want to do is wait for an HVAC technician to come and repair your AC unit on a day when the sun is blazing hot. Plus, a malfunctioning air conditioning unit can be dangerous, and if it’s not fixed quickly, it can lead to expensive repairs.
Whether your commercial AC unit has begun to malfunction or you’re experiencing sudden problems with your residential air conditioning, the team at Polar Bear Mechanical will come to you and fix your AC as quickly as possible. With help from Polar Bear Mechanical, we’ll have your residential or commercial AC unit back up and running in no time. If you suspect that you need an emergency AC repair, contact our team, and we’ll be in touch with you soon!
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What Is An AC Emergency?
If your air conditioning unit is acting up, it can be challenging to determine if it’s an emergency. First and foremost, if it’s scorching hot outside and your AC is malfunctioning and won’t turn on, it’s an emergency. If you can’t be comfortable indoors without turning on your AC, call our HVAC technicians immediately!
Other signs of AC emergencies include if you notice strange smells or unusual sounds coming from your unit. A burning odor usually signifies an electrical complication, which can be extremely dangerous if left unattended. It can even lead to a fire. If strange sounds are coming from your AC, a dangerous complication may need to be fixed, such as a faulty compressor operating at high pressure. If you notice any weird smells or sounds, turn off your air conditioning and call the Polar Bear Mechanical team.
COMMON AC PROBLEMS
Regularly maintaining your air conditioning system is crucial for having a reliable air conditioner. Schedule your annual AC maintenance appointments to avoid damage and costly repairs. Below we’ve listed some of the most common problems of neglected AC systems.
A clogged and dirty air filter negatively affects your AC unit and causes it to work harder. When an AC unit works harder than usual, it causes your utility bills to spike and shortens your air conditioner’s lifespan. At a minimum, you should replace your air filters once every three months. If you have pets in your home or someone in your workspace has allergies, you might need to replace them more frequently.
Your air conditioner uses refrigerant to cool the air expelled into your space. If there’s a leak, your air conditioner cannot work efficiently and has a more challenging time cooling your home or business. During your AC maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will check your refrigerant, replace any lost coolant, and repair any refrigerant leaks to ensure your system is in good working condition.
Your thermostat is an integral part of your air conditioning system. If it’s not working correctly, the air conditioner can’t cool down your space effectively. First, check if it needs new batteries. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly with fresh batteries, a wiring problem may be preventing it from operating properly, which requires the help of an HVAC technician.
When air conditioners operate, they form condensation. The unit’s condensate pump removes this condensation. If you notice that your air conditioning unit is leaking water, you likely have a clogged drain pipe or a faulty condensate pump. The HVAC experts at Polar Bear Mechanical will thoroughly examine both of these parts and replace any broken mechanisms.
It’s normal for an AC unit to make certain noises while operating, but if you hear noises that resemble banging or popping, you need to call us immediately! Unusual noises could be a sign of belt issues, AC motor complications, or clogged ductwork. If you hear anything unusual, turn off your air conditioning unit and schedule an emergency appointment right away to prevent further damage.
When your air conditioner doesn’t turn on, the first thing to do is to check your thermostat and make sure it’s set to “cool” mode. If it’s set to the correct mode, has new batteries, and still won’t turn on, you may have blown a fuse. Next, check your circuit breaker if you suspect you blew a fuse or tripped the electricity. Finally, if you’ve tried these solutions and it still won’t turn on, it’s time to call in the professionals.
Your thermostat signals to your air conditioner when it should turn on and when it should turn off. If your AC is operating at all hours, check to ensure there are no issues with your thermostat. If your thermostat is set to the correct mode and has new batteries, there may be a complication with your outdoor unit that prevents your air conditioner from turning off that requires the help of HVAC experts.
Short cycling is when your air conditioning unit bounces back and forth between on and off. When this happens, it usually means a few things. Some possibilities include a dirty condenser coil, a refrigerant leak, and a dirty air filter. Your AC unit can also short cycle when your outdoor unit is surrounded by debris, causing your air conditioning system to overheat constantly.
The main difference between various types of air conditioners is the compressor. In a single-stage air conditioner, the compressor can only run at full blast. This means the AC is either 100 percent on or 100 percent off. On the other hand, variable-speed air conditioners operate at different speeds depending on your desired indoor temperatures. This allows the unit to cool your home for a longer period of time at a lower speed. If your AC is not cooling your space properly, it may be time to install a new unit.
A tell-tale sign of a malfunctioning air conditioning system is unusually high utility bills. If your utility bill spikes for no reason, it may mean your air conditioner is working harder than it should. It’s always good to compare your utility bill to the previous year’s bill to make sure it’s in the same range. A high utility bill could mean clogged air ducts, dirty air filters, or blocked exterior units.
24/7, EMERGENCY AC REPAIR YOU CAN DEPEND ON FROM THE POLAR BEAR MECHANICAL TEAM
Working AC is a necessity in Colorado Springs. Without it, your home or business can get extremely hot and uncomfortable. Not to mention, a malfunctioning air conditioner is a safety risk. That is why Polar Bear Mechanical is here to help. We have dedicated years to investing in our HVAC knowledge to provide around-the-clock emergency AC repair to the southern Colorado community. Plus, we have the equipment and expertise necessary to diagnose and repair AC problems on the spot. We’ll walk you through our findings and recommendations and give you the resources you need to extend the life of your air conditioner. From fixing refrigerant leaks to upgrading your thermostat, we do it all! So call our team today to learn more about our emergency AC repair services!