What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You have probably already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure it is functioning correctly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your AC system is not cooling, 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 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?

First of all, you can always call McElroy Service Experts, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, at all times to help decide if a technician needs to come to your home immediately or if it’s something you could wait out until morning.

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

Suspicious Sounds

There are several reasons that your AC system might be making strange, shrieking noises. One common problem may be that the fan belt became loose. Standard maintenance can help avoid this problem, but sometimes life happens and you need to have an expert come out 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, shut off your air conditioning unit immediately and call McElroy Service Experts for an emergency AC repair service.

Unusual Smells

A burning stench coming from your air conditioner is normally an indication of an electrical problem or a component has become so overheated that it’s actually burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is a definite emergency AC repair. Call McElroy Service Experts immediately 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 coming out, this could be a sign 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 producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call McElroy Service Experts, especially if there is extreme heat, so we can get an expert out to make sure your home is safe and comfortable. Not having air conditioning in severe heat definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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