24 Jul 2020

Help! It’s 110 Degrees and My AC is Dying!

It’s Murphy’s Law, right? As soon as the mercury soars into the triple digits, that’s when your AC starts making strange sounds or smells, acting weird–or just stops working altogether. And, as if putting your family in danger of heat-related illnesses isn’t panic-inducing enough, what do you do when this happens at night or on the weekend? Who do you call? 

First, you can rest easy knowing that the AZ Perfect Comfort has your back when this happens. 

Is There Anything I Can Do? 

We know it’s less than ideal when your AC stops working, and you may be inclined to try to fix it yourself before reaching out for help. Here are a few things you can check to help you quickly decide if it’s something you can fix, you need to schedule a maintenance check, or you need to call AZ Perfect Comfort right away. 

Weird Noises 

Loud screeching noises can signal a failing or off-balance motor or that the compressor is highly pressurized–a situation that can be unsafe. Call us. 

Funky Smells 

So, this is kind of weird, but your AC can actually smell like dirty socks or stinky feet. This can be caused by drainage pans that are full or a dirty filter. These are both things you can check on. If you empty the drainage pan and replace the filter and the odor hasn’t resolved, give us a call for a maintenance check. 

Burning odors, on the other hand, can mean something has become overheated. Call us right away. 

No Air Flow 

If there is no air flowing, it could mean that the cooling system has failed due to a thermostat that is not calibrated correctly, a problem with the blower, or your AC is dead. One thing you can do is check your air filter. If replacing the filter doesn’t change anything or if your AC is blowing hot air, give us a call. 

When In Doubt, Call AZ Perfect Comfort 

When your air conditioner stops working at the most inopportune times, there may be a perfectly good explanation–and one you may even be able to relate to. Your air conditioner is probably overworked. 

When the heat is unbearable, and the temps are consistently over 100 degrees, your air conditioner is doing some serious work. It is running non-stop to keep you and your family cool and safe from the heat. And while good quality air conditioning systems are built to keep up with these rigorous demands, even the best of the best can only take so much for so long. 

When this happens, and your air conditioner tells you it’s on its last legs, there is no need to try to figure out the problem yourself. That’s what we are here for. Our team of certified experts have installed and worked on all brands of air conditioners and are qualified to troubleshoot a variety of issues. If your AC is giving you trouble, Call AZ Perfect Comfort to schedule an air conditioning check-up. 

If it’s an urgent matter, call AZ Perfect Comfort and we will respond as quickly as possible. 

We Go the Extra Mile To Keep You Cool 

When you call AZ Perfect Comfort for an air conditioning repair service call or even an emergency call to get your AC back up and running in the sweltering heat, we will give your AC a full diagnostic check. We will make repair recommendations on the spot to ensure your AC continues to run like a champ and keep you and your family comfortable and safe all summer long. 

Change Your Air Conditioning Filters 

While many air conditioning repairs are best left to the professionals, one of the preventive maintenance duties you, as a homeowner, can do to keep your AC running is changing your air conditioning filters. 

Changing your AC filters is easy to do, but how do you know when it’s time? 

Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to change the filter in your air conditioning unit: 

  • Mildew or “dirty sock” smell 
  • Low airflow coming from the unit 
  • Each month, your electric bill is creeping higher and higher 
  • Your family is suffering more allergy attacks 
  • Dust is accumulating on surfaces near vents 

Luckily, changing the filter in your air conditioner is a simple fix–and something you should set your calendar to remind you to do regularly. Ideally, you will change it every month. Changing your air conditioner filter is especially important during the hottest months and if you have pets or suffer from allergies. 

Click HERE to purchase your air conditioning filters today!