What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You may have already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure it is running properly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s getting warm, your air conditioner is on the fritz, and you want to contact someone but it’s nighttime and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You may have heard that McKinley Heating Service Experts is available 24/7/365 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 team is available live, 24/7 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 by yourself, here are a few situations where you should go ahead and call us.

Suspicious Sounds

There are many reasons that your AC system might be making unusual, shrieking noises. One common issue may be that the fan belt is 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, screeching noise is that the compressor is running at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the sound seems excessive, turn off your AC system immediately and call McKinley Heating Service Experts for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Strange Smells

A burning stench coming from your air conditioning unit is usually a symptom of an electrical complication or a part has become so overheated that it’s actually 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 air conditioner doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air coming out, this could be a sign that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The reason could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem 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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