What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You’ve most likely already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure the system is running right. But what if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioner is on the fritz, and you want to call someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t sure if this is considered an AC emergency that that is going to cost more. You might have heard that Fras-Air/General Service Experts is available all day every day for emergency AC repair, but what is actually considered a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And what will it cost?

Please know that you can always call Fras-Air/General Service Experts, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, 24/7 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 evaluate the severity by yourself, here are a couple issues where you should go ahead and call us.

Strange Sounds

There are several reasons that your air conditioner might be making weird, screeching noises. One common situation 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 air conditioning unit 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 sound seems excessive, turn off your AC system immediately and call Fras-Air/General Service Experts for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Strange Smells

A burning smell coming from your air conditioner is usually an indication of an electrical complication or a piece has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is a definite emergency AC repair. Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts immediately for 24/7 AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your AC system doesn’t seem to be kicking on, or you can’t feel any air coming out, this could be a symptom that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The culprit could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, an issue with the blower, or your A/C system could have finally kicked the bucket. If the AC isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is not cool, go ahead and call Fras-Air/General Service Experts, especially if there is extreme heat, so we can get a technician out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having a functioning A/C in severe weather for sure constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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