What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You have probably already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure the system is running right. But what do you do if it’s not? It’s hot, 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 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 will is cost?

Please know that you can always call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, around the clock 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 on your own, here are a couple issues where you should go ahead and call an expert.

Strange Sounds

There are multiple reasons that your air conditioner might be making weird, shrieking noises. One common situation may be that the fan belt became loose. Seasonal maintenance can help avoid this situation, but sometimes things happen 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 functioning 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 Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Strange Smells

A burning smell coming from your AC system is usually a sign of an electrical malfunction or a component 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 Heating & Air Conditioning immediately for 24 hour AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your AC system doesn’t seem to be turning 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, an issue with the blower, or your air conditioning unit could have finally bit the dust. If the system isn’t generating air flow, or the air that’s blowing is warm instead of cool, go ahead and call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there are extreme temperatures, so we can get a technician out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having a functioning A/C in severe temperatures for sure constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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