What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Summer weather on its way. You have probably already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure the system is functioning properly. But what do you do if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioner is not cooling, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s late and you aren’t sure if this is considered an AC emergency that you’ll be charged more for. You have probably heard that Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock for emergency air conditioning repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost?

Please know that you can always call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 out ASAP or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

When trying to check the severity by yourself, here are a few cases where you should go ahead and call a professional.

Strange Sounds

There are multiple reasons that your air conditioning equipment might be making unusual, screaming noises. One common issue could be that the fan belt became loose. Seasonal maintenance can help avoid this problem, but sometimes things happen and you need to call for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your air conditioning unit could be making a loud, screeching noise is that the compressor is running at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the noise seems excessive, shut off your AC system immediately and call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Unusual Smells

A burning stench coming from your AC system is usually an indication of an electrical problem or a part has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is certainly an emergency AC repair. Call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible for round the clock AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be an indication that the cooling system has crashed. The reason could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, an issue with the blower, or your air conditioner could have finally bit the dust. If the AC isn’t providing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is not cool, go ahead and call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there are extreme temperatures, so we can get someone out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having air conditioning in severe heat definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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