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My AC Broke Down! What Do I Do?

So, imagine you’re sitting comfortably in your home on one of the hottest days of the year, and all of a sudden something happens. This is the event that every HVAC technician warns you about, the occurrence of a sudden breakdown. Your air conditioner stops working and you’re left with silence and the knowledge that your home is about to get a lot hotter.


What do you do? While we understand the urge to panic and start kicking the machinery trying to get it back on, but we’re going to be honest. The only solution that will keep you comfortable and won’t cost you more than it should is professional AC repair in Raleigh, NC.

Do you need help with your AC breakdown? Call the pros on our team and follow our guide ahead. We promise we can help alleviate the stress and make your bad experience a little bit better.

Don’t Panic!

Air conditioners do break down from time to time and although it’s an unfortunate thing to happen, it’s not the end of the world. Take a deep breath and remember that it could be a lot worse. Once that’s been done, it’s time to be proactive! Take a look at our guide below to see where you can help mitigate the problems of a sudden breakdown.

Step 1: Leave the System Alone

We empathize with the feeling of wanting to smash all the buttons and pull all the levers. In this case, that kind of action will just make things much, much worse. Leave all of the equipment for the professionals. Only a well-trained professional has the right tools and experience for the job. They can get to the root of your AC’s issue and perform quick and thorough repairs.

Step 2: Stay Cool and Keep Hydrated

You’ve got more than just your broken down AC to worry about—you need to take care of yourself! AC systems often break down on some of the hottest days of the year, and you need to be ready for that. Make sure you’ve got a lot of water or iced tea on hand to remain hydrated and happy, and take out those box fans to cool down. It might be a good idea to keep a kiddy pool full of water for your furry pets to hang out in while you wait for your cooling system to be repaired.

Step 3: Explore Your Options

What if your AC is too far gone to be repaired properly? That might not be such a bad thing. Think of a silver lining—perhaps it’s time for you to make an upgrade to an air conditioning system that will keep you more comfortable for a more affordable price! Every AC replacement is an opportunity to upgrade your comfort.

Step 4: Stop This from Happening in the Future

Take this breakdown as a lesson. These kinds of things are going to happen more often in your life if you don’t sign up for routine maintenance every year. Without maintenance and quick, reliable repairs, your AC will break down much faster than it should.

Our professional technicians at Raleigh Heating & Air have your back. Give us a call to get your AC up and running again!

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