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Whether it’s in the heat of summer or the middle of a brisk winter, Rhode Island and Massachusetts homeowners need reliable heating and cooling to get through the year. When your HVAC unit is malfunctioning, you need to have it inspected by a professional immediately. Failure to do so can lead to an uncomfortable and even unsafe situation.

GEM Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical offers dependable emergency HVAC services to get your system back up and running quickly. Since 1949, we’ve worked hard to ensure our community has adequate heating and cooling to combat the weather. Our licensed and insured technicians have the right tools to get each job done right the first time.

5 Signs You Need Emergency HVAC Services

Nobody should have to go without heating or cooling throughout the year. To ensure you don’t, it’s important to watch for signs you need to schedule emergency repairs.

When you notice any of the below symptoms of a system malfunction, contact us for prompt emergency HVAC services:

  • No heating or cooling
  • Short-cycling
  • Faulty electrical components
  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Inadequate airflow
  • Clogs

5 Common Causes of Emergency HVAC Issues

Unfortunately, things can go wrong with your electrical system, resulting in issues with your HVAC unit. It may not always be easy to determine what’s causing HVAC problems, but it’s important to know what to look out for.

If any of the below are true for you, schedule an immediate repair or replacement with our team:

  • Faulty or loose wiring: If your home’s wiring is loose or worn out, it can damage your HVAC system or lead to an electrical fire, so have your home rewired ASAP.
  • Broken thermostat: Your thermostat is responsible for maintaining your desired temperature. If it’s not working as intended, your HVAC system won’t be able to meet your heating or cooling needs.
  • Dirty air filters: If your air filters are dirty or clogged, your system won’t be able to circulate airflow adequately, so clean off or replace your air filters routinely. 
  • Clogged lines: The drain lines drain water from the evaporator coil as your unit runs; if the line is clogged or blocked, it can result in a backup that can cause water damage or another issue.
  • Leaks: If your unit’s refrigerant leaks, there may be ice buildup on the evaporator coils that should be addressed immediately.

Our HVAC Services

GEM is a proud leader in the HVAC industry. We know how important it is to have a reliable company there when you need them. We offer these emergency HVAC services:

  • Emergency HVAC maintenance: Preventative maintenance is key to keeping your heating and cooling systems working well. 
  • Emergency HVAC repair: Don’t risk going without heating or air conditioning. Schedule HVAC repair with us as soon as you notice an issue.
  • Emergency HVAC replacement: If your unit is beyond its lifespan, upgrade your system with our replacement services immediately. 
  • Emergency HVAC installation: We’ll promptly and carefully install a unit to meet your heating and cooling needs.

Why Choose Us?

GEM Plumbing & Heating has delivered top-notch HVAC services to our clients for over 70 years. We provide upfront pricing, financing options, military/veteran/senior discounts, and free estimates on replacement quotes.

Our technicians are background-checked and thoroughly trained, and we proudly offer same-day service to make working with us as simple as possible.

Schedule emergency HVAC repair by calling GEM today.


Why did my breaker trip? 

A blown fuse can occur if your HVAC unit’s blower is overworked. This sometimes leads to a tripped breaker.

How do I know if I need an HVAC repair or replacement?

If you have to schedule frequent repairs that are over half the cost of a replacement price or your unit is over 15 to 20 years old, it’s time to upgrade to a new unit. 

Why are my HVAC coils frozen?

Evaporator coils can freeze if refrigerant leaks, the unit’s airflow becomes blocked, or you’re running your AC in below-60-degree weather.