What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You have probably already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure everything is functioning right. But what happens if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your AC system is acting up, and you want to contact someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t sure if this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You have probably heard that McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available all day every day for emergency air conditioner repair, but what actually counts as a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost?

Please know that you can always call McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, at all times to help decide if a technician needs to come out immediately or if it’s something you could wait out until morning.

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

Suspicious Sounds

There are multiple reasons that your air conditioning equipment might be making unusual, shrieking noises. One common issue may be that the fan belt became loose. Standard maintenance can help avoid this problem, but sometimes things happen and you need to call for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your AC system could be making a loud, shrieking noise is that the compressor is running at a high level of pressure, which can be hazardous. If a noise seems excessive, turn off your air conditioning unit immediately and call McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Unusual Smells

A burning stench coming from your AC system is usually an indication of an electrical problem or a piece has become so overheated that it’s actually burning. If your air conditioner smells like it’s burning, that is a definite emergency AC repair. Call McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible for 24 hour AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be kicking on, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be an indication that the cooling system has crashed. The culprit could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a complication with the blower, or your A/C system could have finally bit the dust. If the air conditioner isn’t generating air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call McElroy 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 absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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