What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You’ve most likely already switched over to your air conditioning system to make sure the system is functioning properly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioning system 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 comes with an upcharge. You might have heard that Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is available 24/7/365 for emergency AC repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And what will it cost?

Please know that you can always call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, anytime of day, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, at all times to help decide if an expert needs to come check it out right away or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

When trying to determine the severity by yourself, here are a few situations where you should go ahead and give us a call.

Strange Sounds

There are a few reasons that your AC system might be making unusual, shrieking noises. One common situation could 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 working at a high level of pressure, which can be dangerous. If the sound seems excessive, shut down your air conditioner immediately and call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air for an emergency AC repair job.

Strange Smells

A burning smell coming from your AC system is normally an indication of an electrical malfunction or a component has become so overheated that it’s literally burning. If your air conditioning system smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air as soon as possible for 24 hour AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your AC system doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air flowing, this could be an indication that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The culprit could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a complication with the blower, or your air conditioner 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 Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, especially if there are extreme temperatures, so we can get someone out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe heat absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.