What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You have probably already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure it is working perfectly. But what if it’s not? It’s hot, your AC system 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 you’ll be charged more for. 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 agents are available live, 24/7 to help decide if a technician needs to come to your home right away or if it’s something that can wait until morning.

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

Strange Sounds

There are a few reasons that your air conditioner might be making unusual, screaming noises. One common issue may be that the fan belt got loose. Standard maintenance can help avoid this situation, but sometimes there’s an emergency and you need to have an expert come out for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your AC system could be making a loud, squeeling noise is that the compressor is working at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the 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 odor coming from your air conditioner is normally a symptom of an electrical problem or a piece has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating as soon as possible 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 coming out, 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 A/C system could have finally bit the dust. 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 an expert out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe weather for sure constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.