If you live in a place where it gets pretty hot, your air conditioner plays an important role in keeping both your home and yourself cool. However, accidents happen, so if your AC breaks down then here are some steps to help you through this time of crisis.
The first thing that you should do is turn off the switch on your AC, because if it stays on then you could end up with a further problem.
The next thing that should be done is to contact a professional who can fix your air conditioner – preferably someone who has been recommended by someone whom you trust, for example, a friend or family member. Search online or in the yellow pages for one in your neighborhood, and if you can’t find a local company then try contacting one over the phone.
If your AC is set up so that it turns on when someone comes into the house or closes a door, then this will have probably been disabled once the problem started because it could have been part of what was causing the issue.
So, if this feature is turned on you should turn it off.
The next step to take is to get an estimate of the costs involved in repairing your AC unit – don’t wait until it’s too late and the company you choose has already started fixing the problem because then they’re likely not going to give you a refund. This should be done before the process of repairing your AC unit begins.
The final thing that can be done is to stay in an area where there is cool air, for example, go down into the basement or up into the attic. You don’t want to do this if it’s too hot in these places, so just be sensible about it.