What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You may have already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure the system is working right. But what if it’s not? It’s hot, your air conditioner is not cooling, and you want to contact someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that you’ll be charged more for. You might have heard that Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock for emergency air conditioning repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost?

First of all, you can always call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service representatives are available live, at all times to help decide if an expert needs to come check it out immediately or if it’s something that can wait until morning.

When trying to evaluate the severity without an expert, here are a couple cases where you should go ahead and call us.

Strange Sounds

There are multiple reasons that your air conditioner might be making unusual, screeching noises. One common problem may be that the fan belt is loose. Standard maintenance can help avoid this issue, but sometimes life happens and you need to get in touch with a professional for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your air conditioning unit could be making a loud, screeching noise is that the compressor is working at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If a noise seems excessive, turn off your air conditioner immediately and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Stinky Smells

A burning odor coming from your AC system is generally a sign of an electrical malfunction or a part has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away for round the clock AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be kicking on, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be a symptom that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The culprit could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem with the blower, or your air conditioning unit could have finally bit the dust. If the system isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is warm instead of cool, go ahead and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there is extreme heat, so we can get someone out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe heat definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.