What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You’ve most likely already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure it is working perfectly. But what if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioner is on the fritz, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t convinced this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You have probably heard that Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is available around the clock for emergency AC repair, but what actually counts as a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost?

Keep in mind, you can always call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating, anytime of day, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, around the clock 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 few issues where you should go ahead and call an expert.

Suspicious Sounds

There are a few reasons that your air conditioner might be making unusual, screaming noises. One common problem may be that the fan belt got loose. Standard maintenance can help avoid this problem, but sometimes there’s an emergency and you need to call for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your air conditioner could be making a loud, squeeling noise is that the compressor is working at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If a sound seems excessive, shut down your AC system immediately and call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating for an emergency AC repair service.

Unusual Smells

A burning stench coming from your air conditioner is normally a symptom of an electrical problem or a component has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your air conditioner smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating immediately for 24/7 AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be turning on, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be a sign that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The culprit could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem with the blower, or your air conditioning unit could have finally kicked the bucket. If the AC isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating, particularly if there are extreme temperatures, so we can get someone out to make sure your home is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe weather for sure constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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