When Should You Call for Emergency AC Service?
With the warm weather finally upon us, we hope your AC system has been working the way it should — providing you and your family with comfort during these hot spells.
But what if it is not?
Imagine for a moment: it’s hot, humid, and late at night — and your air conditioning system is just not working the way it should. You want to contact someone, but you’re not sure if this constitutes a need to call for emergency AC service.
Calling an HVAC company who offers 24-hour emergency service is a great place to start, as they will help evaluate the severity of the situation.
Below are some situations that would most certainly constitute a need for emergency AC service. If you experience any of these, you should call a trusted HVAC contractor immediately:
- Strange sounds: There are a few reasons your air conditioning system may be making strange, shrieking noises. This is usually due to an ill fitting or worn out fan belt. Another reason for shrieking noises could be that your compressor is operating at an elevated pressure level. If this is the case, shut off your AC system immediately and call an expert.
- Burning odor: Sometimes an electrical problem even or a part overheating can cause a burning smell to emanate from your air conditioning system. Shut down your system immediately and call a professional.
- No airflow: If your AC system doesn’t seem to be “kicking in” or you don’t feel any air flowing, this could be a signal that your cooling system has failed. There could be any number of reasons for this, such as a poorly calibrated thermostat, a complication with the air handler, or worse, your AC compressor has finally expired.
There may be other situations not listed here, but a professional HVAC company with 24-hour emergency service will help you evaluate your specific case and make sure you’re taken care of.