What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You may have already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure everything is functioning properly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s getting warm, your AC system is on the fritz, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s nighttime and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You might have heard that McKinley Heating Service Experts is available around the clock for emergency air conditioner repair, but what is actually considered a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much will is cost?

Please know that you can always call McKinley Heating Service Experts, day or night, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, around the clock to help decide if a technician needs to come check it out ASAP 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 us.

Strange Sounds

There are many reasons that your AC system might be making unusual, shrieking noises. One common issue may be that the fan belt became loose. Proper maintenance can help avoid this issue, but sometimes there’s an emergency 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, squeeling noise is that the compressor is running at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If a sound seems excessive, turn off your AC system immediately and call McKinley Heating Service Experts for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Stinky Smells

A burning odor coming from your air conditioning unit is normally a symptom 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 certainly an emergency AC repair. Call McKinley Heating Service Experts right away for 24/7 AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your AC system doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air coming out, this could be an indication that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The source could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, an issue with the blower, or your A/C system could have finally kicked the bucket. If the air conditioner isn’t generating air flow, or the air that’s blowing is warm instead of cool, go ahead and call McKinley Heating Service Experts, particularly if there is extreme heat, so we can get someone out to make sure your home is safe and comfortable. Not having a functioning A/C in severe weather for sure constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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