What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You may have already switched over to your air conditioning system to make sure everything is working properly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s getting warm, your AC system is not cooling, and you want to call someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You might have heard that Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available all day every day for emergency AC 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, around the clock to help decide if someone needs to come to your home ASAP or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

When trying to decide the severity by yourself, here are a few issues where you should go ahead and call a professional.

Strange Sounds

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

Stinky Smells

A burning smell coming from your air conditioning unit is usually an indication of an electrical issue or a component has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is absolutely an emergency AC repair. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible for round the clock AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be turning on, or you can’t feel any air flowing, this could be an indication that the cooling system has crashed. The source could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, an issue with the blower, or your air conditioner could have finally met its maker. If the air conditioner isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there is extreme weather, so we can get someone out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe weather absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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