When the AC Goes Out at Night…
A couple of weeks ago, I was sound asleep when I suddenly woke up feeling exceptionally hot. At first, I thought that perhaps I had too many blankets on. I kicked off the blankets, rolled over and tried to get back to sleep.
That didn’t happen. I was still really hot. Thinking that somebody must have bumped into the thermostat, I got up to check. No, it was still set at 70 degrees. Next, I did what I thought was the logical thing. I turned the thermostat down to 60 degrees thinking that the HVAC unit would magically turn on and start to cool the house again. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
By this time, both my 3 year old and my 6 month old woke up my wife because they were hot and uncomfortable. Just imagine being in a brutally hot home with screaming kids, a cranky wife (I hope she doesn’t read this) and an overtired husband. Believe me; it wasn’t a pretty site. Considering the fact that my wife and I had to go to work the morning, and the kids had to go to day care, we needed to get some sleep. My wife suggested that I go up in the attic to get the fans that we put up there after we painted the baby’s room last year. That was a bad move. Do you have any idea how hot the attic gets when the AC is no longer working? It was like crawling into a 450 degree oven. OK, so I exaggerated a little, but it was really, really hot. I plugged the fans in and after about 20 minutes, we realized that this was certainly not the solution to the problem. Knowing that making it through the night would be nearly impossible, I contemplated putting everyone in the car and going to the nearest hotel, when my wife grabbed her laptop. She started searching for companies that offer 24 hour emergency AC repairs in Pembroke Pines. An AC repairs company called Polar Air Conditioner Corp. popped up on the screen. My wife got the phone and immediately called them. She explained the problem and let them know that we had two very young kids at home. We were told that they would send someone right over! The technician from Polar Air Conditioner Corp. showed up and immediately checked out the HVAC unit. It turned out that the circuit breaker on the unit’s surge protector flipped, and caused it to shut down. The technician didn’t need any true AC repairs at all. He explained that this can happen after a storm like we had that afternoon. I’m sure that there are some AC repairs companies in Pembroke Pines that would have made something up and charged us a whole lot of money. I will always call Polar Air Conditioner Corp. for AC repairs because they are completely honest, and will come out for 24 hours emergency calls.