What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You have probably already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure the system is functioning correctly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s getting 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 Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare is available 24/7/365 for emergency air conditioner repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And what will it cost?

First of all, you can always call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, 24/7 to help decide if someone needs to come out right away or if it’s something that can wait until morning.

When trying to check the severity without an expert, here are a couple situations where you should go ahead and call a professional.

Squeeling Sounds

There are several reasons that your air conditioning equipment might be making weird, shrieking noises. One common situation could be that the fan belt got loose. Regular 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 noise seems excessive, shut down your air conditioner immediately and call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Unusual Smells

A burning odor coming from your AC system is generally an indication of an electrical problem or a piece has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your air conditioning system smells like it’s burning, that is absolutely an emergency AC repair. Call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare as soon as possible for 24 hour 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 sign that the cooling system has crashed. The cause could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem with the blower, or your air conditioning unit could have finally kicked the bucket. If the air conditioner isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is not cool, go ahead and call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare, especially if there are extreme temperatures, so we can get an expert out to make sure your home is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe weather absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.