What NOT To Do When Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down

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When your AC breaks down, the first thing you should do is stay calm. The heat may be rising in your home, but there are plenty of things you can do to keep things comfortable and relatively temperate. First things first: if you are in Stockton, reach out to Rod Johnson Air to get an AC technician on-site pronto. We’ll be able to quickly and accurately assess what caused your AC to break down and either repair or replace it quickly, so your home will be comfortably cool, no matter how warm it is outside. Don’t wait — call now!

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Your AC Breaks Down

People can act a bit unpredictably when their AC breaks. Some people want to go out and fix it on their own (which is generally not a good idea, unless you really know what you’re doing), while others try to cool the house down by doing things like opening the refrigerator or other ineffective, expensive solutions. Avoid these mistakes while you wait for your AC technician to come by and fix your HVAC system!

#1: Don’t Stay Home The Whole Time

If your home is a sweat-box and you are waiting for the HVAC technician to fix your air conditioning system, during the peak times of heat during the day, don’t stay home; take a trip to the pool, a restaurant, a cafe, or go visit friends or family!

#2: Don’t Open the Freezer

You may be surprised by this one, but people actually do this! People can get a little desperate when their air conditioner breaks down… definitely don’t do this. Leaving your freezer door open is a big waste of energy and can leave your frozen goods melted. What is more, it’s not going to cool your house down all that much. If you really can’t wait for the technician to come by to cool down your home and you are desperate, there are many better things you can do to stay cool than this. 

#3: Don’t Use Heat-Generating Appliances

When your air conditioner is broken, avoid using appliances like the oven and dishwasher that generate a lot of heat. You will just end up making your home even hotter. If you want to do your laundry, do it at night instead of during the day, to avoid generating extra heat in your home during the hotter hours. 

Get Your AC Fixed Pronto!

Instead of doing the things we listed above, or even worse, beating on your unit or trying to fix it yourself (which could easily break it and require you to get an entirely new one installed), be patient and hire an AC technician to come by, diagnose the problem, and get it fixed quickly for you. Rod Johnson Air Conditioning offers 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair services in Stockton, and, as we have been in this business since 1968, we are confident we can get your home comfortably cool quickly and as affordably as possible. If you are looking for high-quality, affordable air conditioning repair in Stockton, give us a call to schedule your service today!