What Constitutes as an AC Emergency Published on May 13, 2016 Heat has arrived. You have probably already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure everything is working right. But what if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioning system is not cooling, and you want to contact someone but it’s late and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that you’ll be charged more for. You might have heard that Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7/365 for emergency air conditioning repair, but what actually counts as a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost? First of all, you can always call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service representatives are available live, at all times to help decide if a technician needs to come check it out right away or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning. When trying to check the severity on your own, here are a few situations where you should go ahead and call an expert. Suspicious SoundsThere are many reasons that your AC system might be making weird, screeching noises. One common issue might be that the fan belt got loose. Proper maintenance can help avoid this situation, 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, shrieking noise is that the compressor is functioning at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the sound seems excessive, shut down your air conditioning unit immediately and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair appointment. Unusual SmellsA burning smell coming from your AC system is usually a sign of an electrical complication or a part has become so overheated that it’s literally burning. If your air conditioning system smells like it’s burning, that is a definite emergency AC repair. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately for round the clock AC repair.No Air FlowIf your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be a symptom that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The reason could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a complication with the blower, or your A/C system could have finally met its maker. If the air conditioner isn’t providing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there is extreme heat, so we can get an expert out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having a functioning A/C in severe weather absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.