What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You may have already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure everything is running properly. But what if it’s not? It’s hot, your air conditioner is acting up, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t convinced this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You may have heard that Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare is available all day every day for emergency air conditioner 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, 24/7 to help decide if someone needs to come out right away or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

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

Strange Sounds

There are a few reasons that your AC system might be making strange, screeching noises. One common issue might be that the fan belt got loose. Seasonal maintenance can help avoid this situation, but sometimes there’s an emergency 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 working at a high level of pressure, which can be dangerous. If a noise seems excessive, shut off your air conditioner immediately and call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare for an emergency AC repair job.

Unusual Smells

A burning odor coming from your air conditioning unit is usually a sign of an electrical malfunction or a part has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your air conditioning system smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare as soon as possible for 24/7 AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your AC system doesn’t seem to be turning on, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be a symptom that the cooling system has crashed. The culprit could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem with the blower, or your air conditioner could have finally bit the dust. If the air conditioner isn’t generating air flow, or the air that’s blowing is warm instead of cool, go ahead and call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare, especially if there is extreme heat, so we can get a technician out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe temperatures definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.